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5 Essential Items for Golfing in the Summer

 

With summer well on its way for many parts of the country, golfers are preparing to hit the course and enjoy some much needed sunshine. Although there are always some items that golfers should have on them, the hot weather means that we can add or change a few of them to accommodate the temperature change. Here are some of our top items to bring with you on the golf course in the summer. 

 

Moisture Wicking clothing- This material type is ideal for the golf course and is available in all different styles, colors, and even sleeve lengths. The right clothes can make a big difference in your comfort when you hit the course, especially if you are going when the sun is high. The cloth itself is what absorbs the sweat yet avoids making the material wet and sweaty. 

 

Hydrate- Yes this is important year round, but in the heat it is even more important. COVID19 restrictions have made it so more courses are allowing you to bring your own beverages and if you are using a golf cart, take advantage of the space. Water, Gatorade, or another sports drink can be put in a cooler with a few ice packs to keep you safe on the course. 

 

Sunscreen- Another year round essential but during the summer months, it is even more important to be reapplying sunscreen, especially on the arms, back of the neck, and face. If you don’t want to constantly be reapplying, consider using sun sleeves as another alternative. 

 

Cooling towel- A great solution to hot days, this towel can even be kept in your drink cooler and then brought out when you need it. For the best relief, apply it to the back of the neck while you walk to your next shot. 

 

Breathable socks- Sweaty socks can cause a lot of problems on your feet so make sure to protect them with the right pair of socks. Many golfers use wool socks and others even change socks while on the course. Whatever it takes to keep your feet dry is ideal. 


Spending time on the golf course is a great way to pass the time during summer. We sell driving range equipment as well as golf ball barrier netting to keep you safe while on the range and course.

Essential Golf Clubs for Beginners

When you think of golf, one of the first images that comes to mind is a golf bag overflowing with different clubs. While tournaments you are allowed to carry 14 clubs, beginners should in no way carry around that many clubs. In addition to the weight, having too many clubs to practice with can be overwhelming. Starting with a few essential clubs allows you to build your skills. Here are the clubs that we believe a beginner should carry with them, 

 

  • 3-Wood/Driver- Known originally as the the 3-wood due to the material it was made out of, the now known driver is the most commonly used club at the driving range and is used for finding the fairway. Essential for hitting off the tee, this is perhaps the first club you should add to your bag.  

  • A hybrid: One of the most versatile clubs is the hybrid. This club  can get you out of tricky situations and are easier to maneuver and use than a long iron.  While many golfers exclusively practice with the driver on the practice field it is also worth getting comfortable with this club. 

  • Irons: There are many different irons but in a beginners bag, you should not have very many. Working with the 5-iron, 7-iron and 9-iron will allow you to get used to the clubs while also being able to take into account their differences and how to use them. Once you are comfortable with these, consider adding another into the mix. 

  • A Wedge: Assuming you start with the irons listed above, the only wedge you might need is a sand wedge to get you out of sand traps and back on course. 

  • A Putter: This is the club that can make the biggest difference in your score. Understanding how to use your putter and practicing with it should not be something you skip over. 

Golf, like many things in life, is all about practice. Take the time to get experience using these clubs and enjoy being on the golf course. We carry a variety of driving range equipment as well as golf course accessories to make your course efficient and professional. 

 

 

Top Golf Club Accessories

The life of a golf club is very difficult if you stop to think about it. They are mercilessly tossed around in the back of golf carts, toted around with little thought as to their well-being, then brutally used to smack balls around for a couple of hours. After a few years of this, they are thrown to the side and discarded for the newer models with better swinging power and all of the new features. With this much mistreatment of golf clubs, it only seems fitting that you at least accessorize them a bit and help them live better lives. And while you’re at it, your efforts might just make things a little bit better for you and your golf game. Read on to find out about some of the things you can buy in order to treat your golf clubs better and prolong their life spans.

If you don’t already have a proper golf club bag, you should be embarrassed. This is the main thing (besides skill and clubs) that makes or breaks a golfer. If you have all of your clubs in one organized location that is easy to access whenever you need to, you can be sure to always have the correct golf club on hand when you need it. A well organized bag can almost be handier than a caddy, since you will be familiar with it and able to quickly access the clubs yourself. You can also find bags with other pockets that come in very handy for storing the rest of your golf accessories.

Additionally, a proper cleaning kit will work wonders in prolonging the lives of your golf clubs. While you are out golfing, your clubs will get grass stains on them; they will get dirty from hitting the ground and probably get scuffed up from the occasional sand trap. If you have the proper cleaning supplies, you will be able to restore your golf clubs to the condition they were in before they got dirty. This could either be simply a rag and a cleansing solvent, or a miniature washing machine that is sold by some large golf accessory dealers.

If you aren’t feeling satisfied with the grips on your golf clubs, you can always replace them. Maybe they slipped out of your hands when you were swinging and they fell into a lake, or maybe they just made your hands sore with prolonged use. Either way, it’s possible to strip your golf clubs of their previous grips, and replace them with entirely new ones. You can find the new ones in almost any golf club store or on the internet where you can order very specific items. Better grips can improve a lot about your game, including the power of your stroke.

While golf clubs are an important purchase, items to extend the lives of your golf clubs are equally important. You have made an investment by buying your golf clubs, and you want to do the best you can to make sure that your money does not go to waste. Whether this is something to make your playing experience better or something to protect your clubs from the elements, it will certainly be worth the money.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of golf club accessories and that we have caused you to think differently about your golf game. Please feel free to check out the driving range equipment and golf course accessories on our site. We have everything the experienced or novice golfer could ever need. 

Low End vs High End Golf Balls

Every level of golfer has come to ask the same seemingly unknown question; is there really a difference between different golf balls? While some golfers find a ball they like and use it for their entire golf careers, changing up the type of ball you use may actually be worth it. Here we are going to cover features of low and high end golf balls tohelp you get an idea on what you might do. 

Higher end golf balls can range from $50 dollars per dozen and higher. Professionals all have their favorites and that is easy enough to look up online but there are some key features that will give you an idea about these higher end balls. 

They often have a urethane cover which feels like rubber which means that they can easily take on damage because of the softer exterior. More damage means more replacement which can increase overall cost. However, these balls generate more spin because of the often multi layered construction that maximizes control. 

Lower end golf balls can be as cheap as $10- $15 per dozen and are much more durable because of a harder exterior material. This material is often Surlyn lonomer, resulting in a sharp yet short clicking sound when hit. These balls almost always are mde of two pieces, an inner core and outer later which means the ball will go far, but there is a complete lack of control. 

For beginners who are just learning the sport, focus should be on hitting the ball straight and getting used to the swinging motion. Lower end balls are great for this because of their lack of spin and easy replaceability. 

Serious golfers who already have the control needed, investing in more expensive balls could up their game, allowing for practice with curves etc. 

Whichever level of ball you go with, practicing and consistency are key to figuring out which type of ball works best for you. See more about our driving range supplies or even miniature golf supplies on our website.

 

 

Basic Golf Etiquette

As with many sports, there are certain unspoken rules that players should follow and golf is no exception. We have highlighted several important rules that you should be following on the course to make your day, and those you play with more enjoyable. 

 

First on the list is a classic, do not show up late. Golf is often an all day affair and requires planning and booking. Not only are the members on your roster expecting you to show up on time, but the course and other groups who are playing expect you to arrive on time. If anything, be at least 10 minutes early giving you time to stretch and hang out before hitting the course. 

 

Cursing, throwing your clubs aside and giving out unwanted golf advice are ways to not only make your group uncomfortable but also the other players on the course. Take a breath and move on, golf is supposed to be a fun activity and your sourness can permeate the whole group.

 

A violation of golf course decorum that can also be dangerous is hitting the golf ball into the group ahead of you. A more simple matter of etiquette is not stepping on someone else’s line. Avoiding crossing the line between a player and the hole is just good manners. 

 

Playing from the championship tee box when you do not compete professionally or consistently average under 85 only delays the game for others. You know your skill level, own it and try to get better by properly playing, not by showing off. 

 

Golf is a fun way to exercise and get outside so make sure that it is enjoyable for everyone and yourself. Having the right golf course equipment and driving range equipment can make all the difference along with following these basic rules of etiquette.

 

 

Parts of a Golf Course

Every golf course has a different layout, features, and challenges. However, understanding the basic parts of a golf course will help you adapt to each course. We will be breaking down the 5 major parts of any golf course to give you a basic understanding of what to expect. 

 

Tee- Each hole begins on a close cut area of grass, known as the tee. The majority of courses have several tee boxes that allow players to choose their starting point depending on their skill level. 

 

Fairway- Finding the fairway is essential to becoming a great golfer. Identifiable based on the short cut grass, the fairway is located between the tee box and the green. Don’t forget to pay attention to the different types of grass, different shots may prove to be more useful. 

 

Rough- The longer cut area of grass that surrounds the fairway and green should be avoided. The grass on this part of the course is usually longer, requiring you to use more club. 

 

Green- Players putt once they reach the green where the hole is located. The grass dictates a lot of what level of power to use while putting so make sure to check if it is wet or dry. The conditions largely depend on the conditions of the overall course. 

 

Hazards- Lakes, creeks, ponds, or any place marked with yellow or red stakes are hazards. If the ball is found there and can be played, go for it. However, if it cannot, you take a one stroke penalty. A note on sand traps, they are also considered to be hazards but they can be hit out of with no penalty. 

 

Now that you understand a little more about what to look for on a golf course, make sure you have the right golf accessories and driving range equipment to set you up for success.

 

 

5 Great Snacks to Eat While Golfing

Keeping your energy up while playing golf is very important. Along with the amount of exercise you are getting by playing, the sun is also there, draining you of energy. Here is a list of 5 great snacks to eat while golfing that will keep you energized. 

  1. Energy Bars- With so many types of bars available now, there is something for everyone. Finding a bar that is made out of natural ingredients helps to keep you full while playing. They are easy to slip into the pocket of your golf bag or to keep on hand in the cart.

  2. Trail mix- Having a healthy mix of different nuts like almonds, walnuts, or cashews is easy to make at home or find in a store. Leave the sugary bits out though, you don’t want to crash while playing and mess up your score. 

  3. Beef Jerky- A classic choice due to being high in protein, beef jerky is a great snack to keep on you. Finding a low sodium option is another way to keep you from getting dehydrated and playing at your best. 

  4. Veggies- Best prepped at home and brought in a cooler, fresh vegetables are a crunchy snack that can be enjoyed by themselves or with a dip like hummus. Carrots, celery, and even broccoli are perfect choices. 

  5. Water- While it may not be as satisfying as the other snacks on this list, staying hydrated is the #1 best thing you can do for yourself while on the golf course, especially when playing during the late morning and afternoon when the sun is at its highest. 

Giving your body the best fuel is how to keep and maintain your spirits as you play. You might even cut a few strokes off, what could be better! For the quality golfing supplies and golf course accessories, we have a range of items for any level golfer.

 

 

Choosing the Right Golf Bag

A golf bag is one of the most important tools a golfer can have. They help the clubs not tangle, making the grips last longer, and extracting the right club is easier during play. We will be looking at several different types of golf bags to help you determine which bag might be right for you. 

 

Staff Bag- If you are lucky enough to have someone carry around your bag while on the course, this heavy duty bag offers a little more club protection but should only be used by professionals who regularly compete in high-level tournaments. 

 

Cart Bags- These bags were designed to be put on the back of a golf cart and feature a recognizable single strap that offers support as they are carried around. They are generally lightweight yet still have forward facing pockets and storage compartments for your clubs. 

 

Stand Bags- The name gives it away, these bags have a built in stand that can be pulled out providing security as you play. Stand bags can vary in style and weight but are generally no more than 7-8 pounds making them easy to take around the course. 

 

Carry Bags- Want to sneak away for a little morning golf? Carry bags are ideal for this because they are the most compact bags that are easy to carry. They are designed to have the bare minimum you need to play but still hold everything together. 


What is the most important regardless of the type of bag is pockets, pockets, pockets. All of these bags have a pocket somewhere and it is always a good idea to have extra space for your keys, wallet etc to keep everything with you on the course. Your golf bag is a representation of your personality as well so have fun with the colors and style as well. For driving range equipment and golf course accessories, we are ready to work with you.

Exercise Tips for Golfers

Many non-golfers tend to think of the sport as rather sedentary. Nothing can be further from the truth. Golfers, especially those who have not played in a while, know that it can be quite challenging to play an entire 18 hole round of golf. Thus, your entire golf game can be greatly determined by your level of fitness. Here are some tips that will you keep in good physical condition and help you to be a better golfer.
First, you will need to improve your flexibility while at the same time you will also need to improve your strength in order to be in the best condition for the sport. This means that you will want to emphasize exercises that build lean muscle over bulky muscles. You can do this by working with lower weights. This will allow you to improve your muscle strength in order to make those long driving shots. Our best advice: Resist the urge to lift weights that are heavier than 10 pounds. This will usually result in bulky muscles rather than lean ones.
Next, you should be sure that you are in good aerobic condition. Golf may be a rather slow moving sport, but it does typically involve great amounts of walking. The best way to do this is to add walking and/or jogging to your workout routine. If you do not, you may begin to experience back or leg pain while you are playing and become fatigued.
Stretching also helps when it comes to golfing. You should not only add stretching to your at-home (or gym) workout routine, you should also remember to stretch both before, while and after your golf game. This will help you prevent some common injuries related to the sport.
Finally, as you are playing golf it is very important to remember that you are often out in the very hot sun. For this reason, golfers should always keep an ample supply of water with them in order to remain well hydrated during the game. If you become overheated or dehydrated, it will start to hinder your game. This is important no matter what type of exercise you are doing or what kind of sport you are undertaking.
Ultimately, a bit of carefully planned and executed exercise can go a long way towards helping you to improve your golf game. So too can the right equipment. We have a complete line of quality golf course accessories and miniature golf supplies that will ensure you are always properly equipped while you are on the course.

5 Driving-range Rules you Should Always Follow

Practicing at a driving range is an excellent way to improve your game. It is also a lot of fun. However, one thing that can take away from the enjoyment of this activity is when people forget that there are others around who are trying to improve/enjoy themselves. To this end, everyone should always follow the rules and be courteous of the facility and others who will be using the range. Here are a few rules of thumb for the driving range that you should know and follow so that everyone can have fun.

  •          Respect the facility: Every driving range has a different set of rules set out for the people who will be using the facility. For example, some facilities will allow you to hit from the mat, while others will restrict this and allow you to only hit the ball off the grass. Learn and follow these rules in order to ensure that everyone has good time.
  •          Do not offer tips or advice to other golfers: There are few things more annoying than unsolicited advice when you are trying to improve your game. Therefore, even if you see someone using improper form, don’t say anything. Keep your eyes and mind on your own game. If someone asks you for advice and you can help them then that is another thing entirely. Above all else, always be courteous and respectful.
  •          Use caution when swinging your club: Be aware of your surroundings at all time. Try to maintain at least a two driver club-lengths distance away from other golfers. Moreover, look before you swing to make sure that no one is behind you or about to walk around you. Finally, never retrieve balls on the range while others are striking their balls. You may be hit by a ball and sustain a serious injury.
  •          Stay off the cell phone: Spare people your pointless conversation and stay off the cell phone while you are at the driving range. It is rude, distracting and can cause arguments. Besides, many people come to driving ranges to escape such distractions and you aren’t doing anyone a favor by talking on your mobile device.
  •          Don’t take what doesn’t belong to you: Some people abscond with golf balls while they are on the range. This is wrong. There is a cost to the owner of replacing pilfered driving range equipment and golf course accessories as this cost impacts everyone who uses the facility.

In short, it’s all about remembering why you and others are at the driving range in the first place. You and they there are to have a good time and to hopefully improve your game. You can do so by being courteous and respectful of others and the facility.