It is quite easy to go overboard when buying golf equipment. There seem to be as many gadgets and goodies as there are golf clubs in stores these days, and the array of equipment can be confusing – and tempting – especially for a beginner. There are two good reasons not to rush out with an open wallet. The first reason is that unless you have been playing for a long time, you don’t need to newest and greatest equipment. You may not know for sure if you’re going to stick with it. Buy only the basics that you need, not all the cool stuff you want.
To start with, you simply need the most basic set of golf clubs including: drivers, wedges, putters and irons. Make sure you know which club is which and what they are used for. You can consult local golf shops for assistance on what you will need as a beginner. Borrow clubs until you know for sure that you’re into golfing. A lot of golf shops will offer secondhand clubs, which is particularly good for beginners. Begin with a basic set until you get the feel of the game. You will also need to make sure your budget can handle it. Another consideration is a bag for your clubs. Consider whether you want a bag with a trolley – you may not always hire a cart or get a caddy, and lugging a golf bag around all day can put you off the game for life! You can find beginners sets and whatnot from your local golf store.
Whether or not they have cleats, you will need good shoes. Check with your local golf course, as some courses allow cleats and some do not. You are going to be walking miles in these shoes – especially in the beginning – so make sure they are comfortable and fit well. Dress codes are also usually enforced at golf courses. First consider how much course time you plan to spend. You may only need one pair of golf pants and two shirts to begin with.
A new rule book is a must because all of golf’s rules will confuse a novice. You must learn the essential rules and etiquette before playing.
You will, of course, also nee golf balls. Again, if you are a beginner, you should not buy the most expensive golf balls in the store. Not only will their technology be wasted on you until you have improved your game, you are likely to lose many of them in the first few months of playing – rather lose the cheap balls than the pricey ones. You will need tees, a towel, a pencil to write your scores down, and a green marker.
Any other gadgets aren’t necessary. Very few golf “gadgets” are necessary to play.
Great Time, Great Company, Great Golf 6-28-08
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Great Time, Great Company, Great Golf
PowerMax Golf Tournament
at the Country View Golf Club in Lancaster, Texas
Saturday, June 28, 2008
12:30pm – 6:00pm
immediatetly followed by an
Awards Ceremony in the clubhouse
located at 240 West Beltline Road, Lancaster, Texas 75146
Newbies or Pros or observers…come join the fun!
Each participant will walk away with prizes
We will be playing Florida Scramble, mulligans, tee buster, closest to the pin, longest drive, hole in one and prizes.
11:30 Check-in with a 12:30 start time
Country View Colf Club
240 West Beltline Road
Lancaster, Texas 75146
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