Once mastered, golf provides endless hours of fun on the green, allowing you to enjoy beautiful surroundings as you burn calories. Whether learning to play the famous “gentleman’s game” has been a goal for years or is a recent inclination, as with any sport, you must be prepared. Here, review what equipment and gear you’ll need for successful outings.
While seasoned golfers carry up to 14 clubs in their bags, you won’t require as many to start. Avoid making serious club investments, and instead, look for inexpensive options or rent the equipment until you feel comfortable.
You’ll need to have at least a driver, or the club used to hit the ball down the fairway, as well as sand and pitching wedges for dealing with different terrains. Also, buy a putter to make short shots into the hole, and consider 6- and 8-irons for crafting shots less than 200 yards away.
Irons offer varying degrees of loft, with 6-irons ideal for shots 150 to 170 yards from the hole and 8-irons perfect for shots high in the air. You should also have cheaper balls and tees, as you’ll likely lose some of both as you hone your skills.
Apparel & Footwear
Increase your club grip and protect your hands from blisters with golf gloves, and purchase golf spikes to provide your feet with traction on different shots. Spiked shoes also help you walk up and down those rolling hills with ease.
Buy golf clothing as per your club’s dress code, such as the classic polo shirt and khakis. You don’t have to spend a lot on these items when you’re in the beginner phase. Save your money and make investments as your game improves, and you spend more and more time on the green.
Any beginner golfer also needs lessons, so schedule yours at Etter's Custom Golf Center. Serving Cincinnati, OH, and the Tri-State area since 1941, this center and driving range accommodates beginners and seasoned golfers alike. Call (513) 563-8661 today to schedule a lesson or learn more about their products and services online.