Gear

What you need to know about golf equipment to play and enjoy your day on the golf course.

Is there really a big difference in golf balls?

| 15 golf professionals contributed.

There are so many options when it comes to golf balls - spin, distance, beginner, advanced. Should a beginner-to-average golfer be concerned with the type of golf ball they play? Is there really a difference or is it all marketing hype?

PGA Golf Professional
Moses Lake Golf Club
The Rookery At Marco
Stonebriar Country Club
The Country Club of Virginia
Flagler Golf Academy

Should I clean the grooves on my irons?

| 14 golf professionals contributed.

If you're just an occasional golfer, you may not realize the importance of keeping your gear in check. We asked our professionals just how important it is to keep your club's grooves clean.

Flagler Golf Academy
The Country Club of Virginia
John Hughes Golf
Canyon Springs Golf Course
Big Sticks Golf
Arsenal Island Golf Course
Fox Hollow Golf Club

When is the ideal time for amateurs to get fit for golf clubs? How much experience should they have?

| 22 golf professionals contributed.

If you're new to golf and avidly learning, then you probably have heard about having your clubs custom fit. No two golf swings, body types, and ability levels are the same so it makes sense to have golf clubs that are custom fit for your game. Here's what our professionals have to say about when to spend the money on getting custom fit clubs.

Director of Instruction GOLFTEC Westminster
Flagler Golf Academy
Senior Director, Academy Development U.S. Kids Golf, Longleaf Golf & Family Club
John Hughes Golf
Moses Lake Golf Club
The Golf Center at the Highlands

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