Looking for new golf clothing?

Look no further.  The online discount powerhouse, Rue La La, is having a sale.  For a limited time only, they have Adidas, Oakley, Puma, Page & Tuttle, and more.  From first glance, it looks like the prices are anywhere between $15-$45.  Not bad for golf clothing.  I personally spotted a long sleeve polo that I loved. The “Get Fit Spree” deal closes in 3 days.

 

Check it out:

https://www.ruelala.com

 

Buying Golf Clubs from “Newbies” to Experienced Golfers

Very often I receive some form of communication asking my advice on purchasing his/her own set of golf clubs.  The concerns are: will the clubs fit me, how much will they cost, and where do I buy them.  These are my rules below:

1. Set your budget

Buying a Complete Set of Golf Clubs:

  • $200-$300 Brand new, not name brand, starter set of golf clubs
  • $500-$900 Brand new, name brand starter set of golf clubs
  • $300-$800 Used, name brand, set of irons

Buying Individual Golf Clubs:

  • $400- $1000 Name brand set of irons (SW- 5 iron)
  • $100-$300 Brand new, name brand putter
  • $200-$500 Brand new, name brand driver
  • $125- $300 Brand new, name brand hybrid
  • $150- $300 Brand new, name brand fairway wood
  • $150-$400 Brand new golf bag (either a stand bag or a carry bag)
  • $1000 > Custom set of brand new golf clubs

2. Ask your golf professional for his/her recommendation on length and shaft requirements.

  • There are 6 different “flexes” of shafts.  The more flexible the shaft, the easier it is to get the ball airborne.  The stiffer the shaft, the better for faster swing speeds.
  • In order of weak to strong shaft flex: – junior flex, -ladies flex, -men’s senior flex, -men’s regular flex, -men’s stiff flex, – men’s extra stiff flex

3. Do a little internet research to be an informed consumer

  • Brand Names- Callaway, Ping, Adams, Taylor Made, Cobra
  • Look into pricing

4. Browse your local golf shop

  • The local golf shops can be very competitive with internet pricing, be sure to check if you can get the set you are interested in locally before you pay for shipping.

5. Custom club fitters are specialized to fit golf clubs to your specifications

  • These people will generally spend 1-4 hours with you on a driving range assessing your lie angles, length, launch angles, shaft flex requirements, grip sizing and more.
  • The initial fitting is an additional cost
  • Custom golf clubs will last you years longer than purchasing “off the rack” because they are fit specifically for you and not built for the masses.
  • If you are serious about your golf game, a custom set of golf clubs will last you much longer than purchasing a standard set off the shelf.  Think about it- do all golfers swing the same?  So why should all golfers buy the same equipment?  It is important for your golf club to fit the way you swing, not for you to adjust to the golf club.

6. What extras do you really need?

  • A golf bag- I always suggest for my students to purchase a stand bag rather than a cart bag.  The difference is size and weight.  A stand bag generally has a double strap that makes it easy to carry your bag like a backpack, whereas a cart bag generally only has a shoulder strap.
  • Golf balls and tees- Make sure you have plenty for your first round of golf
  • Golf towel- some people enjoy having one towel for cleaning the clubs and another towel for cleaning their sweat.
  • Small emergency kit- I send my students to CVS or Walgreens for the $2.50 white small kit.  I would make sure to have plenty of bandaids, Neosporin, and white sports tape handy for those days you hit too many golf balls on the range.
  • Golf glove or two to help prevent blisters from forming.

 

WHERE TO BUY YOUR CLUBS ?

  • Your local golf shop
  • Your local custom club fitter
  • Online

THESE ARE MY “GO-TO” RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ONLINE SHOPPING

  • www.budgetgolf.com
  • www.rockbottomgolf.com
  • www.tgw.com
  • www.callawaypreowned.com
  • www.3balls.com
  • www.amazon.com

 

Some of my favorite products are listed on my ‘SHOP’ page here on Trudeaugolf.com, be sure to check out where to find my favorite products.

 

Happy Shopping!

TRUE Linkswear Golf Shoes Review

Recently, the Biltmore Golf Course got in a shipment of TRUE Linkswear Golf Shoes. My Director of Golf was the first to try the TRUE linkswear and raved about the product.  I should preface any more of this review with, I am a teaching professional who spends all day, 6 days a week, standing on my feet at a golf course.  

I probably have 25 pairs of golf shoes at home, but I felt like it was time to purchase a new brand. Over the years of teaching I have had FootJoy, Ecco, Walter Genuin, Aero Golf Shoes, Callaway, Nike, etc. You name the brand and I have probably tried the product.  I find being fashionable a top priority, so any brand that exemplifies a ‘cute’ product is one that I will try.

Upon first glance, the TRUE Isis is not a very ‘cute’ shoe.  In fact looking down at the shoe, it looks very much like a ‘spaceship’ as I heard one customer put it.  The wide toe box of the TRUE is anything but slimming, but the purpose behind the toe box will make you a believer.   

The TRUEs are built on a barefoot platform which means they have a wide toe box to allow each toe to function individually and they also have maximum surface area contact with the ground which is proven to improve balance and traction. The TPU “ergo-traction” sole has been designed to work with your body during the swing and while walking between shots. Because they are closer to the ground than other golf shoes, TRUE linkswear ensured that the upper was built from 100% Full Grain Waterproof Leather paired with a seam sealed water proof membrane with Outlast lining. 

I chose the TRUE isis in White/Prosecco because of the neutral tones and the ability to pair with any outfit.  The other color options are Black/White, White/Pink, White/Electric Blue, and White/Charcoal.  The company has done a nice job of giving the fashionable female golfer options.  Looking at their website, http://www.truelinkswear.com/index.php/, the men have a lot more color options than women.  

I have now been wearing the shoes for a month and I have to admit, I don’t want to wear anything else.  Prior to the TRUE isis, I had recently acquired 2 pairs of beautiful FootJoy LoPro golf shoes.  I was guaranteed a complement every time I wore the shoes, but my feet were tired at the end of my lesson days.  With the TRUE isis, I am finally able to teach all day without any discomfort.  This is a TRUEly great product!  

If you live in the Miami area, the Biltmore Golf Course has a wide selection of the shoes in stock.  If you live anywhere else, go to the TRUE website link above and experience the most comfortable shoes in the market. 

 

Happy Shopping,

Renee

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