Do You Really Need Every Piece Of Golf Equipment
by Dane Stanton
There are many different types of golf equipment
and all have the ability to improve your game tenfold as long as
you use them to their fullest extent. If you go into the local golf
shop, you will notice a large variety of equipment ranging from
golf clubs, to putting machines. In fact golf is one of the only
sports where the equipment you buy will shape the way you play out
there on the course.
Golfer's normally carry around 14 golf clubs in
a set. They are made up of five different types and are named; woods,
irons, putters, hybrid and wedges. Each different type of golf club
has a different purpose altogether.
Woods are used for a few purposes. One, the driver
is used to normally tee off on a par four or par five hole. Two
fairway woods such as the three and five wood can be used to hit
from fairways where the distance away from the pin is too great
to use an iron. Lastly, many golfers use woods when chipping out
of rough. This enables them to hit a ball that will run or roll
for an extended period of time, usually when the green a larger
The hybrid is a combination of the irons and woods,
which is mostly used for long shots from hard grounds and the rough.
Wedges are used to play shorter shots from rough and hard ground
such as sand or the rough.
Irons are of course used for mid ranged shots where
players are looking to land their ball on the green, however many
golfers opt for irons when choosing to lay up, when a hole is just
a little too long.
There are many manufacturers of good golf clubs,
but the most famous ones are Nike, Callaway, and Mizuno Golf.
This golf equipment is another important feature
to a player. Golf balls nowadays come in two-piece, three-piece
and even four-piece forms. These are much different from those used
in the old days of golf matches, these balls are very much more
responsive and durable, as well as last longer compared to the former
There are many good and famous makers of golf balls.
Just to name a few; Maxfli, Ben Hogan, Precept, Nike, Callaway,
Mizuno, and many more. These makers have a vast range of balls with
competitive level of quality. Most of the balls nowadays come with
super-features such as having thermoplastic urethane as covers and
having titanium, nickel or cobalt cores.
One semi important piece of equipment are golf shoes.
Many golfers who play often will opt to buy a pair of golf shoes.
Generally these shoes are made specifically for golf and usually
have spikes on the soles that help to give players extra grip which
then intern increases stability. One of the biggest yet unspoken
reasons why many golfers choose to buy golf shoes is that they want
to look professional. As golf a mostly a psychological game, many
people believe that looking like a golfer helps them to feel like
one as well and therefore they will notice an improvement in their
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