A Buyer's Guide To Golfing Accessories

Playing golf can be an exciting way to relax with family and loved ones. The early stages of gameplay may be cumbersome. There are golf skills to learn; putting, chipping, hitting a bunker shot and several golf rules to play by. But before that, you'd need golf equipment and a list of things to purchase before hitting a store. Choosing the ideal golf bag, shoes, drivers, iron, and other equipment may be challenging for a beginner. But never to worry, here's a practical guide to purchasing the ideal golfing accessories.


One of the first things to consider when buying your golf accessories is drivers because it determines how well you play. It is the biggest of the golf clubs and is crafted for hitting the ball to distant places from the tee, mostly on par-4 and par-5 holes. It consists of a head, shaft of about 43 – 47 inches and a loft between the two.

The drivers arrive in different head sizes, and the one that fits well into the lower back portion is best for hitting the ball with higher momentum and speed. As a starter, it's advisable to go for ones with larger head sizes because it is easier to push the ball. Smaller heads improve flexibility in the shooting but are well-suited for expert golf players.

There are also two types of driver head shapes; square and round ones. The rounded type is usually best for beginners due to the reduced chances of getting hooked with the ground before swinging. Squared ones also have their benefits- they reduce gameplay mistakes thanks to the larger surface area.


Irons are essential golfing equipment you use to shoot or play par 3s. They are crafted so you hit off the ground, creating an impact on the ball. Generally, an iron set contains 7 – 9 clubs and 4-iron. They're uniquely designed with different lofts to hit the ball far away.

If you want to buy irons, you should buy a set that has "hybrids". This kind is a new trend that combines irons and wood for efficient ball impact. Also, you should purchase ones with the basics (5-iron, 7-iron, and 9-iron) because you may not need the complete set.

There are also two styles of golf iron- muscle backed and cavity-backed. For expert players, the cavity type offers more feel and flexibility. Many amateur golfers use cavity-backed irons because they are easier to hit, have more control, and provide more distance.

When shopping for the best golf irons, it is essential that you keep the shaft material in mind. How about steel or graphite as a material choice? In other words, graphite irons are significantly lighter than their steel counterparts. To impact balls to farther distances, you'd need to swing fast in the air, and this is better with light graphite irons.  

Golf Shoes

Good golf footwear will make your feet comfortable and help your gameplay. To enjoy your game better, you should get FootJoy shoes with spikes to keep you solid even in wet conditions and a larger base to help with balance throughout your swing.

Grip, stability, comfort, the maximum range of motion, and a good fit are the most important aspects to look out for when purchasing a golf accessory. Fortunately, getting good golf shoes will give you all these. Because they are more durable, fit better, are waterproof, and look terrific, many golfers prefer natural leather shoes over synthetic alternatives. Synthetic solutions, on the other hand, are readily available.

Golf bags

There are several golf bags to choose from as a beginner. The cart bag is an easy place to start (aka tour bag). Tour bags are enormous and cumbersome, but they can hold a significant amount of golf gear. Golfers who travel in a cart or have a personal caddie should use this bag. A carry bag is an alternative. This more manageable option allows you to walk the entire course. Plenty of area for your clubs, but not too much that your back will hurt from carrying it about.

A Sunday bag is the final choice. This bag is designed to hold a small number of clubs (6-8) and your other golfing necessities.

Golf Balls

If you're just starting in golf, it's best to prioritize quantity over quality when purchasing balls. You'll pay for them, but they won't be yours for long. You'll undoubtedly encounter lakes, creeks, woodlands, and perhaps strangers' yards during your first few rounds of golf. There are a variety of categories of golf balls to pick from, so you can find the appropriate one for your game.

A good golf ball will have different core and mantle layers which help you control shots and add more spin on the green. Using a thinner cover design can improve spin control while still delivering the crisp feel that serious golfers seek.

Golf Rangefinder

Laser rangefinders are another essential piece of golfing accessory to purchase. This device is used to keep track of yardage and other club statistics. It is much easier to hit the fairway with precision while using a rangefinder. Rather than relying on your calculations, this handy device will tell you exactly where you need to aim your next golf swing.

Take note of the distances you hit with different clubs, and use this information to plan your strategy. Speed up your round by not needing to look for yardage signs on the course. This irritation can be alleviated if you have a rangefinder. Use a magnetic pocket or attach it to the top of the bag to keep the rangefinder close at hand. When you need it, just grab it, get your reading, and get back to golfing.

In Summary

Purchasing your collection of golf accessories is also a fun aspect of golfing. Purchasing your bags, balls, golf shoes, and other equipment isn't something you should rush. Take your time to select your accessories and begin to enjoy the fantastic game of golf!


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