How not to completely embarrass myself – golf edition
May 5, 2014 9:24 AM Subscribe
I need to start participating in 2 annual golf events at work (believe these are best ball style). Save mini-putt, I have no golf experience. I need advice on a) equipment and b) developing enough skill to not totally embarrass myself. I have 2-3 months to prepare for the first event. Location: Toronto.
posted by walkinginsunshine to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (12 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Equipment – I am leaning heavily towards buying a used set of clubs off of Craigslist / Kijiji. At a minimum what clubs should this set include? What would be overkill? Are there brands to avoid, or a minimum I should expect to spend? I’m hoping to stay under $200 for clubs and bag. I don’t own any clothes that I think would be appropriate to golf in, so I was contemplating spending maybe $200 for shoes and an outfit . Do I need a ‘golf’ shirt and pants with fancy performance features? Or would it make sense to get a golf style shirt from Gap or similar, and just get the pants? Do you know of reasonable priced online golf clothing retailers?
Lessons – I live close to a city course (which I believe offers lessons, but I haven’t yet been able to talk to someone there), and within easy driving distance of a big box golf store which offers lessons taught by Pros at approx. $30 / half hour lesson. My plan at this point is to invest in 3-5 lessons at the store and maybe one or two at the course.
How does this sound?