What equipment will i need?
Most Golf Roots Centres will have clubs that you can use.
You can have up to 14 clubs in your bag but at first you only need a wood, a putter and two or three irons. Before buying any kit, you should get some advice from a PGA Professional.
Each club has a grip, a shaft and a clubhead. Some clubs have a longer shaft than others and clubheads come in all shapes and sizes. The club you use to hit the ball will depend on where your ball is and the kind of shot you want to play.
You'll need a golf bag to carry your clubs, balls, tee pegs, drinks and anything you might need when you're playing. Find a lightweight bag that has a rucksack-style strap. Some players like to pull their bags on a trolley.
Golf balls are hard, white balls covered in dimples that help the balls fly through the air. Companies such as Dunlop make different types of golf ball and a PGA Professional could advise you on the right one for you.
Irons are generally used to hit the ball onto the green. They are also used to hit the ball out of the hazards or the rough.
Woods are used to hit the ball a long way. A 'driver' is used to hit the ball from the tee onto the fairway and 'fairway woods' are used when there is a long way to go to the green. These clubs used to be made of wood, hence the name, but they are now made of metal.
Putters are flat-faced clubs used to roll the ball on the green and into the hole. They come in all shapes and sizes. This is the most important club in the bag – if you can use it well you’ll be able to finish with a good score.