When talking about essential golf gear, first thing that should definitely be mentioned is set of golf clubs. Golf clubs are what you actually use to play the game, so having good golf clubs is essential if you want to enjoy playing golf. Now, good golf clubs aren’t always the same as expensive golf clubs. In fact, i think that for beginners, spending too much at early stages of their golfing career can be hurtful. In my opinion, novice golfers shouldn’t make investments of thousands of dollars into golf gear until they’re sure that they like the game and want to keep playing it for years to come. Unless you have that kind of money just lying around and don’t care about wasting it, in which case, i guess it’s okay to spend lavishly on golf clubs, even if you’re unsure about prospects of playing golf.

Having good gloves is also very important. They are useful for multitude of reasons – for protecting your hands from damage caused by swinging golf clubs, to enhance your grip, and in case of rain gloves, to make sure that your hands and clubs won’t slip when you’re playing. Using golf gloves is especially useful when you’re left handed. All of these are very important goals to achieve when you’re on the golf course, so you can probably realize why you’ll absolutely to have pair of golf gloves in your bag, just in case. They don’t even cost that much – you can get solid pair for less than twenty dollars. So, considering the price and benefits that come with having good golf gloves, i think it’s clear that not having a pair would be a major mistake.

Another key element of every successful golfer’s gear is the footwear. Having golf shoes that you feel comfortable in can be a great relief if you’re used to walking on the golf course. Even if you prefer to drive, golf shoes will still benefit you, because they improve your stance and shoes with good traction will actually improve your swing. Some prefer to wear spiked golf shoes, but i personally like spikeless design more. They feel just like sneakers when i’m wearing them, and best of them are just as effective as spiked golf shoes, so i don’t see the reason to not wear them.

It’s probably not essential for beginners, but i also find rangefinders to be very useful gadgets for use on the course. They let you measure your results and allow you to see where you’ve failed or done well. I think feedback is important part of learning, so if beginners want to learn properly, they must utilize this tool. On the other hand, i also think that it’s important to not get hung up on getting the best results in terms of distance right away. It’s smarter to work on your swing and take golf lessons so that you can improve it. By taking golf lessons and experimenting on the course, you’ll inevitably get better and those astonishing results are going to come naturally.

I also think that having good golf bag is very important. Most golfers usually move around a lot on the golf course, so having good bag is critical if you want to avoid unnecessary pains. Those pains may be physical, like backaches, but also mental. Having every part of my golf gear neatly organized in conveniently designed golf bags really gives me peace of mind. If you decide to get golf club set, there is a good chance that it will come pre-packaged with decent bag, so you won’t have to spend upwards of two hundred dollars on buying it separately. These expensive bags are also much better, but still, i think spending more than hundred dollars on a bag is an overkill.