What Do I Need to Take Up a Golfing Hobby

If you are looking for a hobby that is classed as a sport but doesn’t involve too much cardio, or high levels of strength, you might want to give golfing your attention. However, while it may be possible for you to hire items for the odd golfing day, it can be quite nice to have your own tools and clothing. Not only can this make you feel more involved in the sport, but you may also find it easier to progress when you don’t have to attune yourself to new items every single time.

Once you have decided that golf is the hobby for you, you may want to think about getting your own wedge. There is a wide number available, allowing you to have your pick of colors and styles. For those who are relatively new to the game, although not brand new, it could be a good idea to look for a wedge for a mid handicapper to begin with. This can allow you to better get used to your swings, and then try to improve. By using the same wedge each time, you may then become comfortable with its weight and grip, which could help you gain confidence. This could be quite important as you try to progress and lower your handicap even further.

You might also want to think about the clothing that you wear when playing golf. While you may be tempted to go out and buy the brands or styles of clothing you see others wear, this is usually not a requirement, unless playing in tournaments or on teams where clothing is stated. It could instead be a good idea to save your money and simply dress for the weather. However, in saying this, there is one piece of clothing that might help you to improve your game. 

Some golfers wear a golf glove to help them maintain a proper grip on their wedge. When you consider that your hand might get clammy from sweat, or that the club itself could get damp in the rain, this could lead to problems with grip and, therefore, performance. The glove could aid with eliminating these issues, so could be a good piece of kit to own.

Some level of resilience to the changing weather conditions could also be required of those who want to partake in a golfing hobby. Golfing greens are often open in the rain and even snow, not just when the sun is out. Therefore, you might want to consider wrapping up warm or wearing waterproof clothing. Generally, unless conditions are incredibly severe, a little bit of water may not be an adequate reason to stop play. Likewise, in warmer weather, you might also want to think about the use of sunscreen and protective clothing.

Golf can be a wonderful hobby for the young and old alike. One of the benefits is that, while you could enjoy a leisurely time out on your own, it can also be enjoyed in the company of others.

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Author: Ben Burd

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