You're new to the sport of golf and thus, are clueless about golf equipment. Sure, you can tell the difference between the various drivers. But that is pretty much it.
You simply aren't sure whether or not the golf equipment you're looking at is a quality brand. Oh dear, there's that word again—"brand". No, we aren't discriminating against branded golf equipment. For there are in fact, a lot of branded golf equipment that deliver on their "pricey promises" of giving you top-notch quality. There are those however, that deliver nothing but marketing jargon. Their quality (or the lack thereof) leaves a lot to be desired.
We can understand your predicament. You're a novice. And of course, you want to get the most out of your hard-earned quid. Not to worry. We have a few tips to help you choose your golf equipment wisely:
We reckon you've got an idea of how much you're willing to spend for golf equipment. Or do you? Not having any budget is the worst mistake you can make—for any purchase. This can actually be very dangerous. You see, there is a lot of various golf equipment available out there. Some sports and hobby shops even carry a hundred or so brands under one roof. This can be very overwhelming to a novice such as you. It's like being a child in a toy store. All those "toys" can be very exciting. Let's not forget the ever-present salesperson (?) that will try and convince you to buy a certain brand. "Try this one sir. It maybe a bit pricey but you'll surely get your money's worth". Oh really? How? Knowing how much you are willing to spend (and sticking to it) helps you avoid the temptation to give in to such sales talk.
Why not start with the basics? You know, clubs, balls, tees, and so on. Then there are the basic training and exercise equipment. Just to get you started and keep you physically fit while you're at it.
Do your homework. That sports and hobby shop may have a lot of golf equipment on its shelves. It isn't however, the only sporting goods store in town. Shop around and compare brands. Take the golf equipment for a "test swing" before buying. This gives you a feel of that driver, for instance. And looking at several brands allows you to know which one "feels right" and feels like a quality piece of equipment.
So take your time when purchasing golf equipment. You've taken your time to learn the sport, right? So why not wait a bit longer and get the quality golf equipment and Ping golf clothing you deserve. Good luck