What should I wear?
As with most sports, it is recommended that you wear clothes that are suitable. In the past, golf facilities had lots of rules about what you should and shouldn’t wear. These days, the rules are more relaxed, especially for beginners. If you’re thinking of signing up for a coaching programme or joining a club, ask if there are any rules about clothing – if there are and you don't like them, it may not be the junior-friendly club you're looking for.
Golfers wear special shoes with plastic or metal spikes that stop them from slipping. Some courses only allow what are called ‘soft spikes’. More and more golf clubs let you wear trainers when you’re learning (as they know your feet are still growing!). Before buying golf shoes, check to see if the facility you're going to use has any rules about footwear, and speak to a PGA Professional.
Lots of golf clubs have rules about what you should wear. However, many Clubs are getting rid of these rules, particularly on the practice areas and in the clubhouse. You may be asked to think about what you wear on the course or when playing in competitions though.
You can play golf whatever the weather. If you know it’s going to rain, you’ll need a waterproof jacket and maybe some waterproof trousers. Your PGA Professional should be able to give you some good advice. (Oh, and don’t forget an umbrella.)
Golfers wear a glove on one hand to stop the club from slipping when they grip it and to prevent blisters. Those who play golf right-handed wear a glove on their left hand and it's the other way round for left-handed players.