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Buying golf clubs as a senior

In the game of golf, clubs are everything. Sure, if you don’t care about playing competitively, you can get by any decent set of clubs and have fun, but i and most of the people i know do care. Having good golf clubs is especially important when you’re a senior. Regular golf clubs made for average males don’t work well for seniors, because seniors have different physical capabilities. They need lighter and more forgiving clubs, because on average, seniors tend to make mistakes more often than young golfers. Because of all these reasons, need for senior golfers to have quality golf clubs is amplified even further.

Not all golf clubs are equally useful for seniors though. I think certain individual clubs, as well as certain types of clubs are better suited for their needs. There are many excellent club sets made for seniors, so i won’t get into those. Instead, i’ll overview few of the major golf club types and give my opinion on which one’s best for seniors.

Driver and woods don’t really have an alternative and they are hands down must have for any senior looking to play golf with his/her clubs. Except for, sometimes people replace woods with hybrids and even irons. There are some golf club sets that omit even the driver itself. I think that’s taking things to the extreme, but replacing all other clubs with hybrid is actually pretty smart. Majek club set, included in this GolfClubsGuru guide’s top seniors’ golf clubs list, is pretty good example of brilliant hybrid set for seniors. Hybrids are customizable, so they can be designed to be as accurate as irons or even putter. On top of that, they have all the advantages that hybrids are famous for, such as being versatile in terms of where you use them. Good irons with graphite shafts can also be super useful for seniors, but good irons are usually very expensive. That’s why i think irons can be entirely replaced with hybrids without any loss of quality in your game.

I’ve mentioned club sets before, and now i’m going to give few more details about them. There are many sets for seniors, with different price tags. There are some that are as cheap as few hundred dollars, and some that cost more than thousand. I don’t judge club sets based on their price, because it doesn’t mean anything. 200$ club set can be perfect for beginner who’s just getting started and wants to casually play golf, while thousand dollar one will be a waste of money, and vice versa. So it all depends on individual senior’s needs. As a rule of thumb, if you’re a beginner, you shouldn’t pay more than 500$ for a club set.

Golf gear that every woman golfer should have

Gear is important in every sport i know, but in my humble opinion, it is most important in golf. Success on the golf course largely depends on two things : your gear and your skills. For example in soccer, the ball doesn’t matter much, because it’s very simple and everyone uses the same one, so if it has flaws, everyone suffers because of them. On the other hand, in golf, even if you’re skilled, playing with bad clubs will significantly affect your end results. If you’re playing competitively, every yard of distance counts, which is why pros usually play with very best clubs which cost thousands. Of course they also have excellent training, and you can’t really be good at golf just by using fancy golf clubs. Taking few lessons when you’re beginner golfer is extremely important and so is having good golf clubs and other golf accessories. I can’t make recommendations when it comes to which women’s clubs to buy, but this article includes list of best women’s golf clubs in 2019, so reading it should be helpful.

When it comes to buying golf clubs, beginners usually have two options : buy affordable club sets, which are very good quality for the price, thus saving money and time. On the other hand, they can buy all of the clubs individually and collect the set they like the best. One advantage of the latter approach is that your golf clubs are personalized to meet your exact needs. You have more freedom to choose whichever club you feel like you need. If you look at it from different angle though, that advantage is also kind of disadvantage. You need to have proper knowledge of how golf clubs work and of choosing them properly. Without that, you’ll be making bunch of mistakes and it will turn out worse than had you bought just a club set. That’s why, at the end of the day, i always recommend club sets to beginners. They are a sure thing, and even if it turns out that you’re not that into golf, you can always sell them at minimal loss. Some people of course don’t care about saving money, but this advice refers to those golfers who are conscious about overspending their budgets.

Once you have golf clubs covered, now you’ll need some accessories for them. First and foremost, you’ll need golf bag. If you listen to my advice and stick with club sets, you’ll be in luck, because they usually come with golf bag included in the deal. Clubs are usually nothing extraordinary, yet they are good enough for a starter. Once you know more about golf and are comfortable around course, you can switch to any other bag that you like. You’ll also need headcovers to protect your clubs, if not all of them, then at least driver, fairway woods and hybrids.

Other essential accessories include, most importantly, gloves and umbrella. The main use case for umbrella is probably obvious, but people often don’t get why golf gloves are so essential. First of all, they protect your hands from bruises and other possible damage. Second of all, they improve your grip of the golf club, which results in you swinging golf club much more effectively.

 

How to buy golf clubs

Beginner golfers often see professionals use beautiful blades and all sorts of high end clubs, and want to use those themselves, but often, reality just doesn’t align with that expectation. First of all, those golf clubs are crazy expensive, and even if a beginner golfer were to afford them, they wouldn’t have the skills necessary to play with them, so it would go to waste. But beginners do have to buy some kind of clubs, otherwise, they can’t play. That’s exactly why i decided to write this post – to help beginners buy their first golf club set.

The biggest problem that beginners often face is very wide pool of options. Recently, so many manufacturers have started making golf clubs and furthermore, entire club sets for beginners. At first glance, all of them seem great, so it can be kind of hard for beginners to make a decision. The worst thing is that if they choose their golf clubs wrong, their life will be made much more difficult because of that mistake. So that fact adds further stress to the process of choosing golf clubs as a beginner.

First and foremost, when you’re shopping for golf clubs, you must make sure to try the golf club out in person before buying it. No matter what advertisements or reviews might tell you, you can’t know how well golf club will work for you unless you try it out yourself. There are too many things that can go wrong, and price is too high to risk anything going wrong. Generally, when it comes to golf clubs like driver, woods, irons and hybrids, you have to choose between power and accuracy of the club. Beginners usually opt for more powerful clubs while sacrificing a little bit of accuracy. The reason for that is usually to make up for their swing-related and other mistakes. That’s why best golf clubs for beginners are called forgiving clubs. They forgive certain mistakes and allow novice players to still get decent results. Certain type of forgiving clubs is called draw drivers. These are the drivers designed to fix slicing problems and they’re awesome. There are also offset drivers, but in my opinion, draw drivers are much better for variety of reasons. I don’t want to get into that here, so see this guide as a reference.

If you’re just a beginner, you don’t need any more than eight or at most, ten clubs. You don’t need them because you won’t know how to use fourteen clubs on the golf course anyway. Because of small number of clubs included in them, you are also likely to get a discount. In my opinion, the best club sets for beginners are made by Callaway, and they sell them under their Strata umbrella brand. I’ve heard good things about Wilson and other brands as well. These affordable beginners’ club sets are very good in quality and only include limited amount of clubs, which, as we’ve covered, is perfect for beginners. They usually include a driver, one wood, few irons and a putter. That’s more than enough for any beginner looking to get started on the course. Best of all, these sets also usually include stand bag, which is very convenient. First of all, you don’t have to buy it separately, and second of all, you don’t have to worry about whether your clubs will fit in your bag. Designer of the clubs and the bag will make sure of that.

Choosing a tent – how to do it right

On the off chance that you’ve never purchased a tent, or if it’s been some time, there is a wide range of highlights and advantages that you should think about. Find how to locate the best tent for you with this guide.

So you need a tent to make tracks in an opposite direction from everything. We don’t accuse you. For some, there’s no better method to withdraw from the everyday than returning to a less complex presence. Be that as it may, with regards to choosing the best tent for your requirements, “more straightforward” can rapidly get confused. On the off chance that you’ve never purchased a tent, or if it’s been some time, there is a wide range of highlights and advantages that you should think about. Such a great amount, truth be told, that data over-burden will undoubtedly set in. Our Pro Tips group needs to help speed you along to that less complex presence so you’re not left scratching your head endeavoring to pick.

Most tents state greatest inhabitance directly in the name. For instance, the Field and Stream 4-man Scout Tent is appraised to rest four individuals. That is the straightforward part. Presently how about we convolute things. A four-man tent holds four normal measured people exceptionally, in all respects cozily. It doesn’t consider gear stockpiling, size of individuals, pets, or the dozing propensities for individuals who thrash around a great deal. On the off chance that you need to store your rigging in the tent medium-term, or in case you’re enjoying the great outdoors with somebody nickname’s identity’s “Excessively Tall”, you should need to think about something greater. A decent rule is to think about apparatus as an additional individual. Additionally consider on the off chance that you need to remain in the tent, simply contrast your tallness with the pinnacle stature recorded on the bundle. At last, you need to be agreeable, so utilize the inhabitance as a manual for picture the floor space inside. At that point, thoroughly consider how you will really need to utilize the space.

Not all tents are intended to be excessively lightweight to convey. Nor are they all intended to hold a gathering of six with all their rigging. In case you’re going exploring, unmistakably you’re searching for the previous — a little, lightweight, constrained limit tent made with lightweight textures — while, if searching for the last mentioned, you’re going to get back home with a tent produced using heavier textures and materials that is altogether progressively roomy.

There are different contemplations, obviously. Yet, on the off chance that you need to convey a tent for any critical separation, such as exploring into the profound woods or for a couple of miles at a music celebration, you’ll need to keep it as lightweight and low-profile as could be allowed. When pitched, exploring tents are less roomy than their vehicle outdoors partners and normally give next to no top stature, yet these moderate styles are more worried about sparing your back than giving individual head room. Then again, in the event that you are heading off to a family campground where you leave a vehicle, convey the tent a couple of feet, and set up an extensive lodge portable shelter loaded with home-like extravagances, size and weight are substantially less of a factor.

Because tents aren’t really intended to be rich housing doesn’t mean they can’t be advantageous and agreeable. For instance, most tents incorporate accessible apparatus stockpiling pockets inside, which can be helpful for holding little things. Another normal differentiator is a halfway downpour fly or a full-inclusion downpour fly. Both make preparations for dampness from getting inside the tent, however the full-inclusion configuration makes preparations for dampness getting in while individuals enter or leave the tent. This is otherwise called a trickle free passage.

A few tents offer dividers to make separate “rooms” inside, which is incredible for families with children. There’s additionally the alternative of a screen yard region to make an indoor/open air space in one tent, keeping those annoying bugs under control. Try not to limit simplicity of setup as a key component to consider. That additional substantial tent with every one of the fancy odds and ends may appear as though an extraordinary decision until you need to attempt to set it up. Fortunately, the greater part of the present tents accompany stun rope shafts that make them a lot simpler to collect than their long stretches of-yesteryear partners. Some additionally shading code the gathering framework for shafts, stakes and even flys to help make the activity a snap. Additionally, while less normal, a few tents include flexibility by giving a lightweight pitching choice. For those looking for progressively specialized, ounce-cognizant types of outdoors.

There are many approaches to furnish your tent that include both usefulness and solace. The absolute most normal incorporate lighting, stockpiling arrangements and extra waterproofing measures. With regards to waterproofing, numerous campers increase their tent with another impression, which is a waterproof ground fabric sliced to the specs of your tent. This makes an extra obstruction among you and ground water, consequently expanding genuine feelings of serenity and solace while additionally broadening the life of your tent.

Numerous alternatives exist for lighting a tent past a customary handheld electric lamp, including lamp like lights, hanging lights and strings of light. All are incredible choices that add solace and brightening to your site.

Ultimately, in case you’re hoping to expand extra room in your tent, consider an apparatus space, which makes an extra room in the pinnacle zone of the tent. In addition to the fact that this keeps things off the beaten path, however they can help amplify tent floor space.

Acquiring a tent need not be an overwhelming assignment. By responding to these five inquiries you’ll be well on your way to the campground before you know it. Also, to wrap things up, remember your camping bed.