Too often do I walk on the course and see people playing golf in their Tennis and running shoes. It’s ironic, if you contemplate how much time and money they’ve invested in just getting to the greens and they haven’t settled in a good pair of golfing shoes. Unfortunately it’s more often that I see a female member of the group committing this common mistake.
Not only do golf shoes provide the support and balance you need to make the proper shot. Golf spikes offer better traction than offered by sneakers or shoes. The added traction protects you from slippery slopes and the often hilly terrain of golf courses. When trying to improve your game, consider the fact that proper golf footwear will aid in taking off those tricky shots you will encounter two or three times on the green. Factor that in with all the money you’ve invested in your clubs and don’t you owe it to yourself to invest a hundred dollars or less in some golf shoes?
What should you look for in a pair of good golf spikes?
Well, everyone has different needs but, there are a couple guidelines everyone should follow when choosing the right golf shoe. First, you should consider the course you play at most, this will help you determine how much traction you will need from your shoe. Second, your type of swing can factor in what pair you should look for. If you have a wide stance look for skinnier and more flat-footed pair Nike, is often known for their narrow golf spikes. Is your swing more open faced? Then, you’ll probably be interested in a set of FootJoy’s because of their well-known wide soles they will aid any open-faced swing. Finally, look for comfort and support in your pair – this is obviously one of the most important features any golf shoe can offer. Other things to consider is waterproofing and materials the shoe is made of.
So, do yourself a favor and get yourself a pair of golf shoes right away and improve your game. Don’t commit a major golf faux pas and show up in tennis shoes.