Getting into the game of golf? Whether it’s for fun and exercise or out of necessity for work purposes, you might be wondering what you really need for getting started. Yes, you can rent clubs and you don’t need to own a golf cart but what about golf clothes?
Some golf clubs require specific golf clothing. Wearing the right attire looks good, yes, but it also helps you with your game, too. If you’re playing golf with boss, a client, or potential client, you’ll want to dress to impress and to be sure you know what’s expected for a dress code at the club you are playing at.
It’s not necessary to spend a fortune buying golf clothing and accessories when you are new to the game. It’s best to see if you fall in love with the sport before spending a lot of money. But a few basics will help you ensure you aren’t shunned from the golf course due to lack of proper attire and will help you with comfort on the course, as well.
Many golf clubs require a collared shirt. A polo t-shirt, commonly called a golf shirt, is wise and doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. It’s also wise to have some sort of sweater or sweater jacket to help you in case of cool weather or rain. (There are a variety of golf rain jackets that let you stay drier).
In terms of trousers, you don’t have to wear tartan golf pants (unless you want to). A pair of khaki trousers or golfing shorts can work well (just be sure they’re close to your knees in length).
Many players find golf gloves to be helpful for gripping.
If you have golf shoes, that’s great. But if you don’t, most courses don’t make them a requirement. If you do begin to play more regularly, you’ll likely want to invest as many golfers say they make a great difference.
There is a wide array of golf accessories available. Some are great for beginners and others are fine to wait to purchase for later. You don’t need a golf watch or special golf GPS straight away but be sure to wear a hat in case it’s a sunny day.
Get Some Help Perfecting Your Game
If you are new to the sport, you might want a few lessons to help you out. They can give you a good idea of proper form and techniques plus some of the basics including the best clubs in your golf bag for certain scenarios. A golf trainer may also recommend specific golf clothing or accessories to help you with your game, too.
Most of all, when starting to dig into the sport, have fun; that’s really what it’s all about!