Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Golf Beginner's Introduction to Proper Golf Attire and Fashion

Greetings golf beginner! I was perusing Golf for
Women the other day and
wondered where are the women who wear the golf attire
modeled in women’s golf magazines? I’ve never seen
women, professionals included, who would dress in such
expensive and outrageous clothes!

It’s easy to spend money outfitting yourself for golf.
Hats, sunglasses, gloves, shirts, shorts, socks,
windbreakers and shoes all add up quickly, even if you
shop the sales. Add in equipment, bag and cart and you
have to play quite often to keep down the "CPU" - cost
per use.

One glossy advertisement showed a model in short
shorts (like that’s allowed on courses!) that cost
$275, the Tse golf shirt ($595), jacket by Ralph
Lauren ($185) and two-toned Utuser shoes ($425).

That comes up to $1480; I could never hope to get the
CPU on that outfit anywhere near a normal level in my
lifetime! Don’t get me wrong; I love clothes. I really
love shoes, but could never afford, or want, golf
shoes that cost more than the national budget of some
small countries.

Granted, you want comfortable shoes that don’t look
like something your grandmother would wear, but you
can easily find less expensive and fashionable shoes.

I have several really stylish golf outfits, none of
them brand name. If I totaled the cost of all of them
up it would not come up to the price of the Tse golf
shirt. Personally, I’d rather have several stylish
outfits and one outrageously priced one.

If I were to wear a $1480 outfit to play golf, I would
simply be too worried about getting dirty or
perspiring to play a decent round.

Come back soon for more on Golf Beginner Guide.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Choosing Your Golf Beginner Shoes

As a golf beginner, you should know, that even as
your swing will change, your accuracy and distance
will improve with practice, and you’ll become deadly
with a putter, but you will always do these things
while standing on your feet.

Your feet need to be comfortable! Have you ever
developed a blister while walking or running? It’s all
you can think about and it ruins the experience. Don’t
let uncomfortable shoes ruin your golf game.

This is one area where you shouldn’t let your
frugality make the decision for you. You will be
wearing these shoes many times and they should be
considered an investment.

Comfort should be your biggest concern when buying
shoes. Your foot should not move at all on your heel
when you walk, yet your toes shouldn’t feel cramped.
Have you shoes professional fit to your feet and walk
around in them before you buy them.

Proper golf shoes should be waterproof so that your
feet remain dry in damp conditions. Good socks are
important too; they will wick perspiration away from
you feet, keeping your feet dry and comfortable.

All golf courses prohibit metal spiked shoes in the
effort to protect their delicate greens. Purchase
shoes that allow you to change the rubber spikes
easily, and while you’re there, purchase some extras.
You never know when you might lose one. Replace the
spikes when they become worn.

With all the things you have to worry about as a golf beginner,
your feet shouldn’t be one of them. When
it comes to golf footwear, quality counts.