What You Need To Play
When you are just starting out, chances are you don’t have your own golf equipment yet.
Although some people run out to the store to get completely outfitted for every new hobby they try, there are other options available. You can borrow, rent or buy golf clubs and each option has its own pros and cons.
Biggest advantage of getting golf gear by borrowing it? It’s free! If you decide golf is not for you, you simply give the clubs back. No loss, no expense.
Unfortunately, the drawbacks are substantial as well. Golfers are hesitant to hand their “own” clubs to a newbie so you’ll end up with grandpa’s old set that’s been laying in the garage for years. Worst case scenario: you end up with old fashioned, hard to hit clubs that are light years behind the new technology.
Borrowing clubs is an OK option while testing the waters, as long as you allow for the fact that they actually making things harder on you. Don’t let how you hit the ball be sole determining factor on whether or not you want to continue playing golf.
Many golf courses these days offer golf clubs for rent. Depending on the nature of the course, your choice of clubs can be limited. At smaller or public courses you may face the same problems as when borrowing clubs.
Larger or more upscale courses usually offer more up to date golf equipment that’s more appropriate for you. By visiting different courses, you can get the added benefit of trying out various clubs before you decide to buy.
When buying golf clubs, your choices are almost endless.
- New or used
- In stores or online
- Right or left handed
- Men’s or women’s
- Full or half set
Golf equipment has grown into a massive industry! From cheap sets that come complete with bag and head covers in mega stores, to custom fitted top-of-the-line clubs costing several $100’s each, the market is flooded.
When you know what to look for, there is suitable equipment for every budget. You can start with a “budget friendly” set and - as your game develops and your swing becomes more consistent – upgrade to custom fitted clubs.
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