Purchasing golf equipment today is not cheap. First you have to wade through all of the golf training aids and gimmicks that people have developed to "shoot low scores today." It seems that everybody and their brother thinks they know a way or have developed something that can help you to improve your golf game.
If you are like most players who simply enjoy playing the game of golf in your free time after work or on the weekends, you do not need a lot of fancy equipment to enjoy the game and gain some exercise and fellowship from the game. All you really need to play the game are golf clubs, golf balls and a golf bag of course to carry your clubs around the golf course.
The rules of golf state that you can carry up to 14 clubs. Notice that this reads up to 14 clubs. If you are a beginner or a higher handicapper and you are purchasing new golf equipment you may not need to carry all 14 clubs. Most manufacturers will now price their clubs individually. This allows you to pick and choose the clubs that you currently need and can add other clubs as you improve.
No matter your skill level, you really do need to focus on your putter and wedges. You will want to find golf equipment that you like to look at when you are addressing the golf ball. If you do not like what you are looking at, it will be more difficult for you to hit a good shot.
A golf bag is a piece of golf equipment that you simply cannot do without. Think about having to tow around your golf balls and your clubs on the golf course without one. It would take some of the fun out of the game.
Golf bags are made from a variety of materials such as nylon or leather. When choosing a bag consider how you get around while playing your game. Do you ride in a golf cart or do you walk the course? If you are someone who rides a golf cart, you will likely want to have a large enough golf bag to contain not only your clubs, but towels, balls, tees, and other accessories.
Now if you are the type that walks the course, you will definitely want to invest in a light weight stand bag that comes with a dual shoulder strap in order to be more comfortable.
In addition, there are many golf accessories you could consider when shopping for golf equipment such as golf shoes, golf glove, an umbrella, a club brush, ball markers, and golf tees. The decision is yours in regards to which type of golf clubs, golf balls, golf bags, and accessories you get. You have to decide based on your budget, what type of golf equipment you need, as well as how it helps your golf game. Just remember, the more you spend does not equate to more fun on the course.