Advice by Sport
When exploring the world of golf for the first time, it’s easy to feel daunted by all of the jargon. And there’s certainly no shortage of it when it comes to golfing equipment! As a beginner, though, there are only certain pieces of kit that you really need to know about.
Golf | What Kit Do I Need to Start Golfing?
With the rainy seasons, it’s also a good idea to ensure your clothing is waterproof - including waterproof golf shoes, for which you can choose between spikeless and spikes.
We would also recommend clipping a towel on the outside of your bag, so that you can reach for it whenever you feel the need to wipe down your clubs or your own sweat. However, even if you forget to bring a towel, clubs do often provide them in changing rooms for after the round. An umbrella may also be well worth taking.
Also don’t forget to pack a pen or pencil so that you can regularly update your scorecard, as well as a pitch mark repairer, which could really save your bacon by fixing those unsightly pitchmarks left in the ground as you play. This helps to maintain the course for your fellow golfers!
Consider bringing some coins as well, and not just for spending on drinks in the clubhouse after the game. That’s because coins are great for marking your ball’s location on the green, although you should be careful to only use silver coins; as copper coins, from a distance, can be too easily mistaken for blemishes.
When it comes to golf for beginners, this equipment is pretty much all that is needed. As you chat to your fellow golfers on the course, you may find that they slowly introduce you to other, more advanced equipment that becomes increasingly suitable for you to take up as your golfing prowess grows. Good luck, and happy golfing!