Golf

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.