Spend Wisely when Buying Golf Equipment
How do you know how much golf equipment you are intent to spend your money on? What kind and type should you purchase? To make it easier for you to know which is which, the following are some questions and tips you should ask yourself and could keep in mind as well when you are shopping for your first set of golf clubs, golf balls, etc.
Why are you playing golf?
Look deep inside you and find out.
Is it because you want to play at least twice a year with your business partners and you do not want to feel left out among their circle? Or is it because you are sincerely and devotedly interested enough to learn and play it for as long as you get the chance? Of all games that are available out there, why in the world did you decide to choose golf?
Only you know the answer to that.
It is impractical to buy a new set of golf clubs and to spend too much time and money selecting the best kind if you only will get to use it once or twice a year. Buying what suits you makes your shopping easier, plus you get to save money buying what applies most to your unique preferences. Be realistic about your wants and your needs. By being able to identify your goals before you actually go out there to shop, you make it easier for yourself to select the kind of equipment you should buy.
How dedicated are you to playing golf?
Just how much effort are you going to put in playing golf? Okay, so you are willing to spend for your golf equipment. The next question is how much do you plan to practice? For how long? Are you planning to take golf lessons?
Basically, the bottom line is: how dedicated are you? If your answer is an ambiguous “not much”, it is probably best that you buy the kind of clubs that are less costly. But if your answer is a resounding “yes”, and that you are so willing to spend the necessary time and effort to better your golf playing, it would not be a bad idea if you settle for the type of golf equipment that costs a bit higher than the regular ones.
New or used golf equipment?
If in the past you are used to engage in a new hobby and then a few weeks, months or years later decide to drop it like a bad habit, then the chances of your dedication to the game of golf may just as well be that – a passing fancy. It is best therefore to buy equipment that is slightly used. They are a lot cheap ones compared to the new ones but is probably just as effective. If in case you do decide to take up golf seriously, you could always have the equipment replaced with a new one, or if you are to drop the game altogether, you can always give them to others who may need it or sell it.
Recognize your options on golf shafts
To any one who is just beginning to play golf, it is important that he or she pay attention to golf shafts. The composition of the golf shaft – either it is steel or graphite – and the flex of the shaft – how much the shaft bends when swung.
Since graphite is easier on the swing and is a lot softer to flex, people who prefer to use these are women and senior citizens. However, men who are younger and a lot stronger tend to lean towards the regular and stiff shafts.
Compared to steel, graphite is a lot light and could help create a quicker swing speed. Meanwhile, steel is a lot more durable and a lot cheaper compared to graphite.
Know the club of your choice
Golfers who are just beginning to learn the tricks of the trade need to select golf clubs that lean towards those catered to higher-handicappers. A good golf swing is priceless. It is best that you choose irons that weighed in perimeter and backed by cavity.
Try looking at those sets of hybrid. This is where the irons are long (usually 4- or 3- or 5-) and are usually substituted by utility clubs.
Shop around the corner, ask around
It would not hurt if you ask any of your friends, co-workers, relatives who are into golf about the do’s and do not’s of purchasing golf equipment. It is best that you try asking their opinion and recommendations on the kinds of golf equipment you can buy.
Or you could casually walk into a sports shop and ask advice from there. You could also ask your neighbor who maybe into golf also. They may have ideas for a new golfer like you. It is a very efficient and practical way to gather ideas.