Summer is prime golf season for many of us, with long days and warm temperatures providing plenty of opportunities to get out on the course. But those frequent, long days spent on the links may mean you’re due for a few updates. Here are six upgrades you can make to your golf gear right now:
- A New Grip
During the summertime, heat, sweat, oil, and dirt leave your hands and enter a grip’s pores, causing natural degradation. The traction that a fresh grip provides means increased traction and comfort and less tension in your hands, resulting in smoother swings. Ultimately, all of these benefits lead to lower scores and more enjoyable golf.
- New Golf Balls
While professional players replace their golf balls a half dozen times per round, a good rule of thumb when deciding if it’s time for you to invest in new golf balls is to look for any scuff marks. A golf ball with a scuff mark can vary offline by as much as 10 yards over a 100-yard distance. You should also consider investing in new golf balls if you don’t use the same model of ball every time you play. The more you play the same ball, the better feel you will have for how it performs.
- A New Pair of Golf Shoes
The loss of traction — you feel yourself slipping during your stroke or while walking the course — is the most glaring sign that you need to update your golf shoes. Other signs include worn-out insoles or uppers that have lost their waterproof or water-resistant qualities.
- A New Pair of Golf Gloves
If you spent a lot of time on the course this summer, you’re most likely due for an upgrade on golf gloves. On average, golf gloves last anywhere between five and 10 rounds. The most obvious sign that you need a new pair of gloves is when there is a hole in your pair, but also watch out for when the glove no longer fits properly or has lost its texture.
- A New Golf Bag
Your golf bag is like your loyal companion. It’s never out of sight. It also keeps your golf possessions safe, organized, and relatively clean. Today, there are so many options — golf bags are offered in every color and style (cart, walking, stand, staff, carry, etc.).
- A New Golf Towel
On a hot summer day, a towel serves to remove the sweat from your hands and face or to wipe down the grip of a club before taking a shot. You may also use a towel for cleaning a dirty club or drying a wet golf ball. Because of its versatility, you’re due for an upgrade.
The good news? The Golf Shop at the Club at Old Hawthorne has everything you need. From stocking the latest in equipment to featuring the highest golf fashion, we strive to provide the best merchandise with first-class customer service. Visit our website or stop in today.