Tips & Guides
There may not be any other game like Golf with so many accessories attached to it ranging from golf clubs to golf carts on one side and golf balls, hats, shoes, sunglasses to pendants, key tag chains and stickers on the other. Some of them are absolute necessities; but there are also quite a lot that are no more than gimmicks or ornaments of hardly any utility value to you or the game. You could be easily charmed by the glimmer and novelty of some of the fancy stuff available at golf clubs stores; but the sooner you learn to discern between what are really useful and what are not, is better for your game, wallet and also for better time and space management in carrying the most essential accessories as outlined below to the golf course. They may be regarded as priorities before going for lesser important stuff.
There is a great sense of relaxation and confidence that comes to you by being equipped and attired with the right type of gear. Golf shoes is a must for walking on grass over long stretches and don’t compromise for normal shoes that could even result in getting blisters that would cause you much pain and discomfort for another couple of weeks. Equally important is the wearing of sunglasses not only to cut out the sun’s harmful rays bombarding your eyes over long periods of time, but also to make you see the golf course better by thinning out the glare from a bright sun. As far as golf hats, pants and shirts are concerned, they are only a matter of taste and have hardly any significant differences from what you use for normal wear.
You may be having a good spacious golf bag to carry all your equipment and accessories. However, it is important that you are able to locate even the smallest item like a golf ball without having to shove some other materials out of the bag to find it. What you can do is to have one or more smaller bags to accommodate the smaller items according to different sizes and categories. These smaller bags can then be stacked with their respective contents inside the main golf bag; which should enhance the overall efficiency of easy and quick retrieval and the functionality of all accessories that you may need on the course. In case your golf bag is not too roomy, another alternative is to carry the smaller bags in a backpack or leave them inside the golf cart for pickup when needed.
You may buy a deluxe golf bag to neatly stack your golf clubs in. Remember that you can customize most of the features of a golf club such as its grip, shaft length and material, the head size and material etc. to perfectly suit your preferences; since they all play a very big role in determining the quality of the game you play. Even a slippery grip could cause you no end of embarrassment apart from possible damage to the club or an inattentive bi-stander nearby.
As you become more proficient in the game, you would also become more discriminating as to the type and specs of the gear you use. Since all the specifications you are looking for in a golf club for example may not be readily obtainable from any and every golf store you visit, search the net for a much wider range of choice before you select one to give you maximum utility and satisfaction.