Clubs for golfing
A set of golf clubs is made up of a variety of clubs that can be used in a variety of situations, such as teeing off with a driver at the beginning of the round or trying to dig your ball out of a bunker with your sand wedge.
In most cases, a golf set will include: woods, irons (which may include wedges), and a putter.
Each club is assigned a number (woods and irons are both numbered one to nine), with lower-numbered clubs being used to propel the ball further away from the player.
Each club’s face is angled to a different degree from the vertical, with the face of a low-numbered club being angled to a lesser degree from the vertical than the face of a higher-numbered club. Example: A two iron has an 18-degree angle, while a nine-iron has 46-degree angle and the sand wedge has 58-degree angle of attack.
The greater the number of clubs used, the greater the amount of backspin applied to the ball, which means it will not travel as far when it lands. The putter is a flat-faced club that is used on the green in an attempt to finally get the ball into the hole, which is known as putting.
When competing, you are generally only permitted to have a total of 14 clubs in your bag (Golfer Ian Woosnam incurred a two shot penalty after having 15 clubs in his bag at the British Open in 2001).
Golf balls are a type of ball that is used for golfing.
Even if you believe that all golf balls are essentially the same, aside from the name on the front, you would be wrong in your assumption. Different types of balls are available to accommodate players with varying levels of ability.
Beginners should start with a two-piece ball that has a solid rubber centre and a surlyn cover to keep their hands safe. Despite the fact that they drive the furthest at the expense of controllability, these balls are significantly more durable than the easily damaged three-piece balls used by professionals. If you do this, you should avoid going through dozens of balls during a round of golf (aside from the ones that you may have lost!).
If you are losing balls at an alarming rate, you might want to consider purchasing second-hand balls, which are available at a fraction of the cost. It is common for course owners and sometimes even entrepreneurial children to reclaim these from the waters surrounding the course.
Bag for golfing
You might believe that the type of golf bag you purchase will have no direct impact on the quality of your game, but if it is an especially uncomfortable bag, lugging it around a course that is several miles long will leave you feeling exhausted by the time you reach the 18th green!
Make sure the straps are well-padded so that you can wear it comfortably. Also consider purchasing a golf trolley to transport your clubs around on, though keep in mind that you may not be able to use one on some courses or on specific days when there has been a significant amount of rain.
Clothing for the golf course
Certain articles of clothing can improve your performance by increasing your grip strength.
The use of a glove (which should be worn on your left hand if you are right handed) can improve your grip, though some people prefer to play without one. Shoes with spikes that are water resistant will provide you with a solid foundation as you complete your swing. We all know how unpredictable the weather can be, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared with some waterproof clothing, an umbrella, and maybe even a towel to wipe down your clubs.
Keep in mind that dress codes differ from one golf club to the next, so be sure to check before you go. So while your jeans and t-shirt might be fine on the driving range, some golf clubs will not let you onto the course unless you adhere to a strict dress code, let alone into the clubhouse later to enjoy the hospitality at the 19th hole unless you adhere to the dress code.