Golfing and Equipment

For golfing enthusiasts, preparation is key to success in the game. Of course, a few of us also have pens with logo in our bags to jot down scores and course difficulties for future events. Most of us have basic golfing equipment in our bags and we care for it to the best of our ability.

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After all, golfing equipment is expensive and we do want it to last for as long as possible. So if you are new to the game, here are a few things you should know about caring for your golfing goods the right way.

Mark Your Goods -- A permanent marker should be part of your golfing equipment and you should mark all your goods with a personal stamp. This is particularly important in the case of golf balls. Being able to identify your ball quickly is important to finishing a game on time.

Replace your grips -- All clubs come with custom grips that are designed to last anywhere from two years to ten years. However, moisture, heat, and salt can tend to erode the grips over time. You can refinish the grips by washing them in water and sanding off the cracks. If your grips start showing deep irreparable cracks, you should contact a clubfitter and get them recovered. 

Rust out -- Some wedges are designed to rust and this does not affect performance. However, other models tend to appear unsightly and this also seems to negatively affect performance. You can get rid of the rust by scrubbing the wedges with a solution of vinegar and salt. Use a old toothbrush to push the solution into grooves and scrub gently away to remove any rust. Professionals rust-removal solutions are also available but vinegar and salt works just as well.

Care for your balls -- It is tempting to buy an expensive multi-layer, urethane-covered ball but this is unnecessary. It's a far better idea to use a less-expensive model that is cheaper and far easier to hit. You should also consider keeping a towel handy to clean off your ball. Not only will your ball last longer but it will also ensure better performance.

Buy the best shoes -- Golfing shoes provide stability and support for your game. If you are still using bargain-bin spike, step up and invest in premium high-tech shoes from a major shoe company. Make sure you treat these shoes like gold. Good shoes can easily last anywhere from two to five years and they can really improve your game.

Invest in wedges with different bounce angles -- You may have a set of wedges but investing in wedges with a different bounce angle is a good idea. For example, if you are using high-bounce wedges, try a set with mid or low bounce wedges to change your game.

We hope our few tips help you maintain and preserve your valuable golfing equipment for as long as possible. If you have any tips that you want to share with us, do write in through the comment section below and we will be happy to share it with our readers.