Teeing off for 18 holes is a great adventure and whether you’re a seasoned golfer or heading out on the course for the first time, you’re going to need some equipment. Clubs are probably the obvious number one necessity but what other potentially vital items might you need in your bag? At The Insurance Emporium, we don’t want you getting caught short on the course. Here’s our guide to the three essential pieces of gear that we think you’ll need!
Get some balls!
To be fair, this is probably about as obvious as clubs! Making sure that you’ve got a decent supply of balls could be an essential part of enjoying a good round of golf. There are two things that you might want to think about when you’re preparing your golf balls, making sure that you have some to knock about in practice and also ensuring you’ve got some new ones to help give you the edge on the course. Using an old, scuffed up set for those practice drives, or even for those ‘rough’ days where your shots seem to be going awry could be the best option. Taking out some fresh balls to maximise your performance when it comes to those rounds where everything is going right could also be key.
Falling in glove!
Some players choose not to use them but having a set of gloves in your golf bag can be really important. There are many potential benefits to using gloves, they could help to protect you from blisters and, perhaps most importantly, stop the club from turning or slipping your hands thanks to their tacky material. Due to the British weather having a tendency to turn a little wet from time to time, investing in a pair of rain gloves could also be a game changer! These might help you keep your purchase on the club when the rain starts falling and things get slippery. This could help you avoid your score going up as the rain comes down!
Don’t be a divot!
When it comes to golf etiquette, this could be one of the most important things that you’ll take onto the course! Whether you’ve scuffed a shot and taken a chunk of turf out or found a ball mark on the green, getting out your divot repair tool to fix it is generally considered very good etiquette. Whether you’re Rory McIlroy or a weekend amateur, you will make marks on the pitch as you play, so it’s best to be prepared for it and make sure that it doesn’t affect everyone else’s game. Just be considerate and patch up those divots!
Making sure that your golf bag has everything that you need to enjoy a round of golf could help to guarantee that you’re not caught short on the course. It might also be important to get some Golf Equipment Insurance in place to help cover you if anything unforeseen occurs, just be aware that some of the items we’ve mentioned in this blog might not be covered on a policy! At The Insurance Emporium, our Golf Insurance policies include a 20% Introductory Discount* and cover Golf Equipment up to £5,000^. Head to The Insurance Emporium today to see if you can get a hole-in-one on your cover!
*20% Introductory Discount only applies for the first year of new policies.
^Golf Equipment cover up to £5,000 only available on Lunar Monthly Portrush policies.
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