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10 Must-Have Essentials to Keep in your Golf Kit

 

Perhaps the most challenging aspect of golfing can be deciding on the golf kit. Often, golf enthusiasts end up arriving at the golf links without the right equipment and consequently compromise their experience.  It is essential to have a proper golf kit, whether you are a professional or a beginner. 

 

 

 

Apart from ancillary items such as a good set of clubs, tees, and the right number of balls, a golf kit needs to contain a ball dispenser, a meter gauge, and chipping wedges.    

 

If this sounds complicated to you, then consulting a salesperson at a reputed sporting goods store or a golf-specific retailer would certainly be a great idea. They have the right expertise to advise you on equipment best suited for your game, considering your skill level and physique.  


 

1. Clubs

 

The mix of golf clubs in your kit depends on whether you are a beginner, an intermediate or a seasoned golfer. Golf clubs are identified by type and number. 

 

The typical club types are Woods, Irons, Wedges, Hybrids and Putters. The number determines whether the club will make the ball go further or higher. A low number implies a low loft and a higher distance travelled by the golf ball. On the other hand, a high number suggests a high loft and consequently, a lower distance travelled by the golf ball. 


Woods are long-range clubs that are used for the longest shots. The woods are numbered 3 or 5. It’s typical to use a 3-Wood during the beginning of every hole at tee off.Irons, on the other hand, range from 3-Iron to 9-Iron. As you may have already guessed, with an increased number, the loft increases while bringing down the distance travelled.

 

Eventually, the mix of clubs that you carry depends on your personal strategy as a golfer. However, for beginners, the recommended set is as follows:  

 

  • Two hybrids or three wood
  • Three iron through nine iron
  • Gap wedge
  • Pitching wedge
  • Putter
  • Lob wedge
  • Driver 

 

2. Headcovers for Clubs

 

Good quality headcovers can extend the life of your clubs. They protect the clubs from changing weather conditions and damage from the sun.

 

Irons from a 3-iron to a 9-iron are used in a traditional set of golf clubs.  


 

3. Golf Bag

 

Get a bag that is easy to carry and has room for all your equipment and tees. Look out for offers on bags that come free along with golf equipment.  


 

4. Golf Bag Stand Kit

 

A Golf Bag Stand Kit fits into a golf cart easily. You can opt for this instead of a regular bag that requires more effort to lug around.


 

5. Golf Balls 

 

You may want to carry extra balls, even two dozen when you are a beginner. As you get practices at your game, you will be able to keep better track of your shots. 

 

Do make some identification mark on your golf balls to avoid confusion if it crosses over into another course. At least, try and be familiar with the make of your golf balls.

 

There are different varieties of balls available in the market. Some improve the driving distance and some aid accuracy. Get the right ones depending on your skill and handicap levels – consult with someone who knows your game.


 

6. Golf Tees  

 

Tees are important while playing golf. Par 4s and 5s require Tees that come in different materials and lengths. Weather and course conditions vary, so carry both long and short tees.


 

7. Golf Gloves

 

Golfing gloves should fit well to aid you in your game, so do try them on at the store before you buy them. Ideally, you should have three pairs of gloves with you - one for practice, one for play and one in reserve. It is good to know that right-handed golfers wear gloves on their left hand.    


 

8. Divot-Repair Tools

 

Divot-repair tools allow ball marks on the green to be fixed and are an essential item for your golf kit. You may be using it more than you expect.


 

9. Golf Shoes

 

Many golfers play barefoot. But if you are particular about wearing a pair of shoes, then choose for comfort rather than style. Most golf courses require soft spikes for the course to remain undamaged. Golfers have to be on their feet for long hours, and a well-fitting pair of shoes can improve the game and ensure one stays the course.  

 

A rubber-coated shoe for both beginners and seasoned players is ideal. It is readily available in retail sporting goods stores or shops which stock up on golfing equipment.  


 

10. Golf Cart Lift Kits

 

A Golf Cart Lift Kit is a tool that adds extra height to your golf cart and elevates it. Different kinds of Lift Kits come with varying heights and capabilities. One of the most popular ones is the Drop Spindle Lift Kit, which gives your cart a wider stance and more stability. 

 


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