If you are keen on starting a hobby and you chose golf, then you must know what type of equipment and accessories you will need to purchase. There is several equipment that you will need and they may set you back a few thousand dollars. But the price that you will pay for all the Callaway golf equipment will all be worth it once you realize how fun it is to play golf. Playing golf does not only provide exercise and make you healthy, but you get to be social as well. You can play and compete against your friends, relatives and colleagues and just have a grand time on the golf course. Here is a list of the items that you will need or are used in golf.
Golf clubs. There are different types of Callaway golf clubs: wedges, irons, woods and putters. Each type has its own specification and purpose. The use of golf clubs is determined by their loft, or the angle by which the club face is oriented relative to the vertical shaft of the club. They are also numbered, where the numbers indicate the loft angle. The higher the number, the higher the loft. The numbers also indicate the length of the clubs’ handle, or shafts. The higher the number, the shorter the handle and vice versa.
Golf ball. A Callaway golf ball has dimples recessed onto the surface. These dimples are not just put onto the surface of the ball for aesthetic purposes. They actually help in the effective flight of the ball when it is hit by the club. Golf balls do not have a specific number of dimples or recesses. They vary depending on the type of ball and the manufacturer.
Ball marker. As the name implies, it is used to mark the placement of the ball when it is lifted. Lifting a golf ball is allowed in some circumstances, hence the use of the ball marker. It is made of a round piece of metal or plastic.
Tee. The tee is a short plastic peg that is pressed onto the ground to stable it. Once it has been pressed, the Callaway golf ball is then placed on top of it to be hit by the golfer. The tee is only used once in the game, during the tee shot, or the first stroke of the game. A tee is a funnel-like item that has a small cup-like recess on top where the ball is rested prior to teeing.
Gloves. A golfer must use gloves to protect his hands from blisters from gripping the clubs for the duration of the game. Wearing gloves also improves a player’s grip to avoid the club’s handle from slipping from his grasp.
Golf shoes. They are made with soft spikes on the soles. These spikes help the golfer with his stance. The spikes serve as balancers and traction to keep the golfer from slipping when he makes a strike.
Golf bag. It is where a player gathers all his golf clubs. A golf bag is usually made of leather. Since golf clubs can be heavy, the bag must be durable and strong enough to hold all the clubs without breaking. Caddies usually carry the bags of the golfers, along with carrying umbrellas to shield them from the sun’s rays while walking to the next point.
Now that you have learned of the essential equipment that you need for your chosen sport, you can now start shopping for them. It is wise to test drive clubs before purchasing them so you can get a feel on how they fit your hands and your stance.