When setting out to buy golfing gear, a beginner has many choices to make. If looking for top grade golf equipment San Jose players can find all they need in their own locality. Sports stores have lar…
When setting out to buy golfing gear, a beginner has many choices to make. If looking for top grade golf equipment San Jose players can find all they need in their own locality. Sports stores have large sections devoted to the sport. Those who play the game enjoy browsing through the paraphernalia and deciding on their next purchase.
The first purchase is usually a set of clubs. You don’t need to buy high quality expensive clubs for your first set. In fact a second-hand set will often be quite adequate. Or you can buy a new but basic set and add to it as your game improves. You will be able to buy clubs in any combination from full or part sets to individual clubs.
Every golfer has a different playing action and prefers some clubs over others. Once you’ve been playing for a while you will develop a preference for, and probably play better with, certain clubs. It makes little sense to buy a full set if you end up sticking with the three or four that suit your game. Most standard sets include various clubs known as woods (one of which is a driver), irons and wedges. A putter is also included and many golfers add a hybrid club.
Your golf bag will be quite heavy so you’ll need a push/pull buggy. You’ll be able to choose a lightweight model if you want. Older players who have trouble walking for eighteen holes may have a self-propelled cart. These run either on batteries or on gas and it is important to have them fully charged or, alternatively, filled with gas, before you start your round. These carts usually take two people and their equipment.
The simpler buggies come apart to fit in the trunk of a car. They often have a simple seat and a drink and/or umbrella holder. Some are strong and robust while others are lightweight and more easily managed. Another option which makes transporting a bag easy is the trolley. This takes all your equipment and runs on batteries, allowing easy walking round the course.
Golfers wear one glove depending on whether they are right- or left-handed. This improves the grip. Gloves may be made of a synthetic material or soft leather. Gloves need to fit well and often have extra padding at the palm and thumb. They are almost seamless and may be fitted with support over the knuckle areas with Velcro fastenings at the wrist.
Golfing shoes come in a range of types and prices. Comfortable shoes are important. Golf involves quite long periods of walking. If shoes don’t fit well, they will rub. Blisters and calluses will spoil a good day’s golf. Good shoes should improve traction and many are fitted with cleats for this purpose. They should be well-cushioned. Again shoes come in leather or synthetic fabrics. Waterproof shoes are a good idea.
Golf balls come with varying quality too. If you’re beginning your career, you won’t notice the difference between cheap and expensive balls. As you are probably going to lose a lot of balls at first, it might be best to buy cheaper ones. Among the more expensive balls, professionals can choose from those that are designed to making the ball travel further, and those with harder covers which develop more spin on shorter shots. It all depends on what you want. Whatever you need in the way of golf equipment San Jose sports stores will be able to help.