Sunday, March 18, 2012

Golf club brands: What's your favorite?

The world of golf has a wide variety of products and brands. You can get a basic set of golf clubs for a few bucks while you will find some very specific, taylor made clubs for several thousands of dollars. But the golf industry is not only about the clubs. If you want to start playing you will need shoes, a bag, a good set of balls, a package of tees, probably a pair of gloves as well as some other accessories.

The most important thing before buying anything is what you are looking for, how much knowledge of the game you have and how much money you are willing to spend. For example, Nike is a great brand around the world and it has become very popular (specially after sponsoring Tiger Woods for so many years). However, players who are really into golf know that Nike aims to the general audience rather than the elite, more sophisticated players.

There are other brands that have kept a place among players despite they are not top notch. Here we may find Wilson, Dunlop, Mizuno and Titleist (specialized in long distance balls).

You will find a great variety of golf brands
One of the most important brands since the 1980's is Callaway Golf. It has been a very specialized manufacturer and its products are always of great quality. When you hear this name, you automatically think of golf because they have always targeted this market.

It is very easy to be overwhelmed by the amount of products, websites and retail shops out there offering discounts over discounts, free shipping and gifts to buyers. My advice would be not to get confused. First you have to make a real evaluation of what you want to achieve when buying your golf equipment. Do you want to start taking lessons? Do you want to hit a few shots every once in a while? Are you thinking of doing this in a regular basis? Are you willing to invest in new or used equipment?

Once you answer all these questions, you may find out that you don't even need a whole set of clubs. You might only need a driving range or a couple of irons. But if you really want to get into this great sport, be ready to spend good money because golf is expensive. Enjoy!

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