Golfing equipment isn’t cheap, we all know that, and it is one reason that many golfers put off buying new equipment for a lot longer than they really should. Another reason golfers might put of replacing equipment could be because they feel a string sense of connection to those items they currently own; they have been through thick and thin together, played some good rounds, some not so good rounds and some truly memorable rounds. The problem is that ultimately putting off buying new equipment can have a detrimental effect on your game leading to a lot more of those not so great rounds.
Here are four signs that you might need to think about replacing some items of your golf equipment for the good of your game.
There are quite a few signs that you might need to replace your golf clubs but if your game is starting to suffer then it really is time. The saying goes “A bad workman always blames his tools”, but if your game isn’t what it was then quite frankly your clubs may very well be to blame. Perhaps you purchased them over three years ago in which case it probably is a good time to at least start looking around for something new. However, the biggest sign that you need to consider replacing your golf clubs is simply that they are probably showing considerable signs of wear and tear. Over time, and no matter how well you take care of your golf clubs, you put them through a lot. The grooves in your club face can as time goes on become too smooth which can cause the ball to slip and even curve when hit. Perhaps the shafts of the clubs have cracked.
You spend a long time on your feet whilst you are playing golf, when was the last time that you took a good look at your golfing shoes? As soon as you notice those first signs of wear it is time to consider buying a replacement pair. Keeping your golfing shoes clean and dry will prolong their life. Good shoes will not only be comfortable but will also provide you with great grip that will help you to maximise that power when you take a swing.
If your favourite golfing sweater and trousers have holes or other damage to them then they won’t keep you as warm as they might need to and this could influence your game. Don’t forget those waterproofs, if you play in the UK then the chances are that they have had plenty of use, and probably been put away wet more than you would care to admit. If not looked after properly waterproofs can become less effective and this mean they could start letting the water in which won’t help you game at all. Why not invest in some really good quality Galvin Green Waterproofs that will really stand up to the Great British weather.
You put your golf balls through a lot so it’s only right that they will need replacing on a regular basis. It’s true that you might stumble across the odd good quality golf ball whilst you are on the green but as a rule of thumb these balls will not really do your game any good. You know that if your golf clubs get covered with dents and scratches that your game won’t be at it’s best so why would you expect the best from your golf balls under the same circumstances. Speak to a golf pro if you are not sure what to replace them with and they will be able to help you narrow it down to a model that fits both your game and your budget.