The minefield that is golf equipment

golf-equipment-shoppingSo I have recently started playing golf! When I saying playing, I mean more hacking around the driving range and golf course. But I don’t care, I’m totally hooked on the sport. The feeling of striking a golf ball out the screws just once a day, beats all the duff and shank shots.

I’m actually not that bad. According to my mate, he thinks I’m a solid 18 handicapped. Essentially that means that if I were to play an 18 hole round of golf (still haven’t done this!), then I would score on average a bogey every hole.

I recently played nine holes with him and managed to get two pars, which was awesome. Okay, I blew out 4 times, but that’s not the point. I’m making good progress and have a solid goal to break 90 the first time I play 18 holes. I have a game booked on a big 18 hole course next month so lots of work to do between now and then.

The main thing I need to do is invest in some golf equipment. Yes, i’m still using rental clubs.

So yesterday I went to the pro shop to get fitted for some irons and drivers. Let’s just say it’s a minefield out there (thankfully I found this golf gear review website which is proving very helpful).

Apparently I can expect to spend nearly £2k on kitting myself out. I need to get a decent driver, I think I’m going to go with the Taylormade M1 Driver – this review makes me think it’s for me! I am also going to get some Wilson irons that were custom-fitted for me yesterday and I struck absolutely pure on the range.

In terms of a putter I have an old relic that my dad used to use and I have been having some success with it so I’m going to keep using it for now.

Bar a few accessories – like a bag and some balls – I’m basically there. Can’t wait to get out on the course again. Too bad it’s raining today!


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