Essential Things You Need to Play Golf
Golf is one of the oldest and most prestigious games on the planet. It has traditionally been the game of the rich and powerful since the time of kings in Ancient Europe.
Golf is simply like no other game. A single round can take an entire day out on the golf course. You also cannot simply slap on a short t-shirt and some shoes to play golf.
You need the right set of tools and gear to play the game of golf. Otherwise, you will not even be allowed onto the golf course. It is difficult to know what you need as a beginner:
The following are six things every golf player must have:
1. Golf Balls
The first item is golf balls which there can be no game without. You will lose plenty of golf balls as a beginner so they should be first on your list.
You need to purchase and bring your own golf balls to the course. You cannot rent them as you can other golf equipment. You will rarely find someone willing to share their golf balls out on the course.
If you are a beginner, you should buy a second hand or used golf balls. You don’t want to spend too much money on balls you will lose and you will lose a lot.
2. Golf Clubs
The second essential item to acquire before you can step out onto the golf course is a golf club. You are going to need a few of them but you are allowed to carry up to fourteen golf clubs to the course.
Golf clubs will be the hardest thing to acquire on this list simply due to the sheer variety available. The common types of golf clubs include cavity-backed irons, sand wedges, putters, drivers, and fairway clubs. The clubs also have different sizes.
Golf clubs can be quite expensive so only buy cheaper ones for starters. Better yet, find a beginner golf club starter kit and you will be golden.
3. Golf Stand Bags
Once you have your golf clubs, you will need a bag in which to put them. These bags are referred to as golf stand bags because they act as a stand for your clubs but you can also carry them.
There are also many varieties of golf stand bags. You can choose one from these golf stand bags. You only need one golf stand bag so make careful consideration of the one you purchase.
The price will obviously be a crucial factor as there are very expensive golf stand bags. On the other hand, go for quality, light stand bags that you will be able to carry easily.
4. Golf Shoes
Though golf shoes can be considered to be part of golf clothes, they deserve a special mention due to their unique nature. Golf shoes are unlike any other type of shoes you will wear.
Of course, you should ensure that they are comfortable and fit well but there is more to consider. The spikes of the shoes are vital as they help grip the ground making you steady while you hit the ball.
You should learn as much as you can about how to buy golf shoes. The more you know, the easier it will be to get good shoes.
5. Golf Clothes
There are few other games in which you have to look the part as you do in golf. If you do not, you will end up looking severely out of place on the course or even simply uncomfortable.
The good thing about golf clothes is that you can choose whatever you like. If you have a personal style, it can be apparent in your clothing. All you need is a golfing shirt, trousers or shorts and socks to play in.
You can also accessorize your look with golfing gloves and a hat. The gloves will help improve your grip on the club if you have sweaty hands.
6. Pen and Paper
The last thing you will need to begin your golfing life is a small pad on which to write and a pen or pencil. You will need them to record your golfing scores for each game.
Golf is a game that is scored like no other since there is a standard (par) and your score is how well you are below the standard. It is also embarrassing to keep asking other players for pen and paper.
Now that you know what you need to play a game of golf, all that remains is to get started. The game is so varied and vast, you can spend your whole life playing it.
The key is to enjoy being out there and slowly work on your game.
JR Dominguez is the technology, finance and music editor for MiLLENNiAL. When he's not writing, you can find him day-trading stocks, playing video games, or composing commercial scores.