Whether you are a seasoned pro or a first-time golfer, the equipment and accessories you use are important. They can make or break your game and affect your swing. Here are a few top tips to help you make the right investments and bring down your handicap.
Protect Your Investments
The golf cart is one of the most important pieces of golf equipment and has its own range of accessories to think about adding to it. Your choice of cart will probably be determined by your budget. They are a wise investment, holding their value over time and requiring little to no maintenance. With the right accessories, you can make them more convenient, useful, and valuable.
Golf cart covers and enclosures should be high on your list of cart add-ons. Covers protect your cart when it is not in use, wrapping it up to keep the rain and frost off. Golf cart enclosures are used while operating your cart to protect you from the elements when you are golfing. This is what makes them the perfect addition to your cart; you have protection from sudden rains and storms when you are many holes away from the clubhouse.
When you are looking for a cover and enclosure, make sure they are made from a durable and waterproof material. Enclosures should have doors for easy access and plenty of visibility. These two simple purchases will protect your investment, and give you shelter if you get caught in a storm on the ninth green.
Customize Clubs One or Two at a Time
Your golf clubs can be an expensive investment, and crucial to the quality of your play. Not all clubs are the same, and as well as using different materials and weighting, they also vary in size. Buying ‘off-the-rack’ is fine for beginners, but if you want to hone your game and combat some of the deficiencies in your swing, you need custom clubs just for you. You can also start by upgrading all your golf wedges or woods, then slowly working new drivers and putters.
Do not go out and buy a complete set of new clubs. Start slowly. The two most important clubs in your bag are your driver and putter. If you are going to make an investment into some custom clubs, begin with one or both of these two. These should improve your overall game and will give you a better idea of what to look for in other custom clubs if you decide to build up your collection.
The best advice on clubs is professional advice. If you play at a golf club with a resident pro, it is worth speaking to them about it. Maybe play a game with them so they can assess what you need to improve your game and your swing.
Play with Lots of Balls
The golf ball often gets overlooked. It can have a huge impact on how you play, but most people stick to the balls they have always had, failing to think about how they can affect your play. Not all golf balls are equal. Many are made from different materials using different manufacturing techniques that can change how they spin, lift, and roll. You have to use the same ball all game, so you must find a balance between a ball that drives well, and one that behaves the way you expect on the green.
Do not waste tee time on testing out your balls. Spend some time with some different varieties on the driving range and practice greens. These are the two crucial areas where your ball choice will affect your game.
With the help of these top tips, your golf game will improve. The best golf equipment in the world will not instantly turn you into a pro, but the right equipment will help you make the small incremental improvements you need to hit birdies, eagles, and even a hole-in-one.