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Essential Gear For Golfers: What You Should Be Buying

Ben Hogan Equalizer
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Golf is a game which can come with some serious equipment, and professional players spend a fortune making sure they are correctly kitted out. From blogs and magazines screaming “the new Ben Hogan equalizer wedges are here!” to stores taking advantage of the fact that you need a whole new golfing wardrobe, it can be tempting to get caught up in the craze and spend money on things you don’t really need (GPS for your golf cart anyone?)

There are, however, certain essentials every golfer should have in their arsenal to have the best chance of playing a good game and emerging victorious. To pare down your golf bag to the absolute essentials, here is what you need:

Rain Gloves

Grip is one of the most crucial aspects of a game of golf, and so gloves can be useful elements to help preserve this, particularly when the weather turns wet. Your club will become slippery and difficult to handle, distracting you from your game and costing you a win. Investing in good quality gloves allows you to focus on the shot at hand, as well as offers a more comfortable playing experience!

Golf Pencil

Having a golf pencil will make you a god on the course and will instantly help you gain friends and acquaintances wherever you go. We have all been immersed in a game only to find ourselves distracted by the cry of, "Hey, does anyone have a pencil?" Don't be that guy. 

Peaked Cap

Be prepared for any change in the weather, and avoid being blinded by a sudden burst of sunlight with your very own stylish peaked cap. This will give you shade if the weather turns, and allow you to remain cool, calm, and collected with no unsavory squinting.

Distance Measuring Device

You may have thought it was possible to navigate and measure distances using only your eyes, but in the modern world, that isn't enough. In the same way that Google allows us to keep our memory banks blissfully empty, distance measuring devices have made us reliant on technology for this simple task. The two main types are laser and GPS. You are to impress your fellow players with this cool new toy. 

A Golfing Umbrella

A quality golfing umbrella is a must to help you play even through the most dramatic of deluges. Golf is a serious business and not one to be deterred by a little spot of rain. Make sure yours is the biggest and brightest on the course, and you will be easily spotted from the safety of the bar where the sensible people are riding out the storm.

A Towel

Keep your balls polished and your grip firm by adding a towel to your golf bag. This will help to preserve the longevity of your equipment, and help improve your game if you develop sweaty palms or bad weather during a round. Preparation is key!

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