One of the first things to keep in mind is that golf is an incredibly popular sport. As such, everyone sees the potential for making a profit by offering advice or products guaranteed to make your golf game better. That means that many of the companies are going to be offering worthless information and gadgets. Remember to evaluate the company as well as the golf products before you buy. Guarantees are a good sign that a company is legitimate, but be sure the guarantee is iron-clad.
Start your quest for new golf products by evaluating the needs of your game. Where are you weakest? Dont simply listen to your golfing partners, but dont ignore their advice either. Take a realistic look at your game and try to figure out what areas could use the most work.
Focus on a small area at a time. If you say that your entire game needs work, youre setting yourself up for failure. Even as a beginning golfer, the game should be fun. If youre working hard at every step, youre quickly going to start thinking of golf as work and that wasnt meant to be.
Consider hiring a tutor for regular sessions. Make time to actually play golf after the lessons so that you start incorporating what youve learned into your game.
While gadgets are fun, consider their value before you make a financial investment. Some golf aids are simply ridiculous, but the companies producing them count on the fact that some golfers are anxious to improve their game without putting any effort into the process. A helmet that will perfectly line up your shots probably isnt going to work. On the other hand, some golfers find it useful to make a mark on the golf ball to help them line up the shot. Deciding what gadgets to invest in depends entirely on the individual what works to help correct problems.
In the end, the goals of the golfer are likely to be the most important part of deciding whether golf aids, gadgets and instruction is a wise investment. For the weekend golfer who simply wants to get some exercise and enjoy time with friends, a bad game of golf may be sufficient!