wedges-golfAll right so you finally made a decision to get a wedge besides the PW you already have but then you discover… Whoa! There is more than one type?

Well at least that was my expression the first time I wanted to get a sand wedge. I then got confused between the different types, loft angles, and the letters (P, A, G, S, L) in them. Not to mention deciding what wedge brand to pick.

In the middle of my confusion I asked my self “Do I really need all of those wedges? I thought I only needed the sand wedge”. Some time after I found out a quick answer.

Quick Answer! = Just carry a Sand Wedge (SW)

If you’re a beginner and the only wedge you have in your bag is a pitching wedge (PW as this is not really a wedge) then just add a Sand Wedge (SW) to your bag. Or a 54º to 58º wedge would be the same thing. Most major golf brands like to tag their wedges with the loft angle rather than to include the wedge type letter, and this makes it harder for newbies to identify what kind of wedge it is. But once again, just be sure a SW (54º to 58º) is part of your set.

I’m not saying the other wedge types are not important, but only if you really dig golf after a while and really want to hone your short game, should you consider getting more than one wedge.

As a golf beginner, you really just need a SW and your PW to learn all the needed shots in the short game. So if you want to get just one wedge besides the PW, it’s okay just make sure it’s a SW.Continue reading

Boost your golf bag in 10 steps minding your budget

7931713960_364ff0b387_z-300x300Let’s face it, it is likely at the beginning that your swing will be horrible and your game may suck for a while. That is unless of course you’re following the advice on the How To Learn Golf Properly guidelines, in that case you may stink a little less and will become a decent golf player in a shorter period of time.

Nevertheless, keep in mind that if you care about the money in your wallet the best option is to invest either on a used golf set from a garage sale or something, or to get an inexpensive new set for beginners, trust me you won’t notice the difference for sometime, maybe never if you turn out to be a casual golfer playing no more than once a month.

Anyway, after you get your first golf set and you play for some time with it, if you find yourself really diggin’ the sport but not actually convinced to spend a lot of money on a new golf set, then you can just upgrade it little by little until you get the set you want.

Upgrading a starter golf set for a few more hundred bucks more instead of going all the way to the top-of-the-line equipment spending anywhere from $1000 to $3000 is a good alternative when keeping your budget low is a priority.

So here are a few pointers on how to upgrade your starter golf set in the future. You don’t have to upgrade all equipment all at once of course, but be sure to take care of items 1 thru 4 in the very short term:Continue reading