Golf essentials for beginners

Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick June 14, 2022 11:05

Trying to get into the golf swing of things and see how you can handle an 18 hole course? Well firstly, excellent decision, in our eyes there’s no better sport. Also, before you start, make sure you’re well equipped with all the golf essentials. Don’t know what they are? No problem, we’ve got them all listed out for you in this article.

Our golf essentials will have you looking like a pro in no time, who knows, one day you might just find yourself competing in some of the best golf tournaments there are. One thing’s for certain, if the bookies don’t back you, we will. We will be expecting to see your name listed with the best golf betting odds.

Anyway, back to the essentials. Below, you can find the most important golf essentials that we recommend to any beginner looking to get into golf.

The Essentials


It really isn’t a surprise to anyone that the first thing on any golfer’s mind, and the most important piece of equipment is of course golf clubs. The clubs are going to determine how good, or bad, you hit the golf balls and you just can’t play golf without them.

There are many different golf club brands and types of clubs out there, it may all seem a bit confusing for a beginner. Let’s take a look at what we have, there are: drivers, woods, irons, wedges, hybrids, putters. Looks slightly overwhelming, we know, but each club has its own purpose. As you become more familiar with golf, you’ll start to understand what the purpose of each club type is and why they are so necessary for certain shots.

Here’s a bit of insight. Drivers are what you will use in the beginning to tee off with. They are going to help you get the most power and distance on your shots out of all the clubs. Irons are normally used to help you chip the ball onto the green and then once you’re there, a putter is used to put the ball into the hole. See, it’s not that difficult to understand.

Golf Bag

Well this one is quite self explanatory really. A golf bag carries all your equipment so you aren’t left hands full with all your gear. They are big and sturdy and hold everything you need them to hold.

For most people starting off, carry bags are the best option. They are a lot lighter than other types of bags.

Golf Shoes

Golf shoes offer traction. You don’t want to be slipping all over the place on the course so please invest in some decent golf shoes. Yes, you might think you look silly, but you’ll look even worse when you’re wet and full of mud after slipping.

Ensure the golf shoes you buy provide comfort, golfing can be a long process, especially when doing 18 holes.

Golf Attire

All golfers like to dress smart when on the course. The attire is loose and comforting. There is a dress code to most golf courses. Here is the appropriate attire you need to know about.

Men: Long pants or chino shorts, collared golf shirts (like a thin polo), belts, jackets in case of rain, golf shoes.

Women: Golf shirt, chino shorts or long pants, golf skirts, jacket for the rain and again golf shoes.

What not to wear: Jeans, t-shirts, hoodies, gym clothes, flip flops, trainers, offensive clothing, etc.

What Next?

This is an extremely basic intro for any beginner, there is more we could delve into, for example the golf balls, tees, and more, however for now, these are the essentials you should be aware of. 

Now you are ready to go, get your essentials purchased and go and enjoy your days on the golf course! See you on the course, Tiger Woods.


Seamus Rotherick
By Seamus Rotherick June 14, 2022 11:05
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