After a winter of snowstorm after snowstorm, arctic blast after arctic blast, spring is finally here. That means it’s almost time for golf season. The first week or two of spring is a perfect time to start thinking about your game, and we’ve come up with 10 ways for you to do just that.
10 Ways To Love Golf Now That It’s Spring
1. Buy A New Set of Clubs
What better way to get ready for a new season then by getting fit for a new set of clubs? All the major brands have come out with incredible lineups of new clubs for this year. One set we’re particularly fond of is the new Cobra Fly-Z irons. Whether you’re a Titleist guy, TaylorMade, Callaway or Mizuno, there’s a brand spanking new set of sticks with your name on it.
2. Start Working On Your Game
Everyone’s a bit rusty the first time they get back out on the course. While course conditions at your current club might not be ready for play, that doesn’t mean it’s too early to start getting your game in shape. Head to a local driving range and start working on a few things. The earlier you shake off the rust, the better off you’ll be down the road.
3. Get Ready for the Masters
One way to get ready for golf is by watching the pros. The Masters, the biggest golf event of the year, is just around the corner. Start watching the pros on tour and follow who’s playing well to help get you in the golfing mood. The Arnold Palmer Invitational wraps up Sunday, followed by the Valero Texas Open and Shell Houston Open before heading to Augusta. Make sure your golf man cave is primed and ready.
4. Learn a New Format or Side Bet
Are you someone who likes to make it a little more interesting during your Sunday game? What kind of action do you like – Nassau, Chicago, Pinehurst? What ever format or ‘junk’ you like to play, why not learn a new one? This will give you something to look forward to the next time you play a match with your golfing buddies. Side bets and different playing formats (best ball, scramble, etc.) tend to spice things up a bit.
5. Plan a Golf Getaway
If you want something to really look forward to, plan a weekend golf trip. It could be to a place you’ve already visited, or a brand new golf getaway. Mark the trip on your calendar and you’ll have a fun trip that will be a highlight of your season.
6. Watch a Trick Shot Video
Golf trick shot videos are all the rage these days. Whether its Dude Perfect, the Bryan Bros or the San Diego State women’s golf team, everyone is staking their claim to trick shot supremacy. Watch a few and be entertained. Odds are you’ll be inspired to try your own trick shots. Remember to capture them on video and upload them to your Click On Golf channel!
7. Go Shopping for Golf Clothes/Accessories
Bought new clubs? Great. What to really get in the golf mood now that it’s spring – buy some new digs. Dicks, Sports Authority, Golf Warehouse and other retail outlets are all getting in their new golf attire for this year. Go this weekend and check out what’s on the racks. Even if you just buy a new glove, a new shirt, or a new pair of socks, you’ll feel more ready for the season.
8. Learn a Fun Fact About Golf
Did you know the chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million? Or that golf is the only sport to be played on the moon (on February 6, 1971 Alan Shepard hit a golf ball)? Take five minutes today and learn a few new fun facts about the greatest game.
9. Buy Tickets for a PGA Tour Event
Have you ever been to a PGA Tour event? If you haven’t, go take a look at the tour schedule and find the nearest tournament to where you live. Unless you’re planning on attending one of the major championships, tickets for these events aren’t as expensive as you might think. It could be a great opportunity to have some fun with family and friends. If you’re lucky, you’ll even get to meet a pro golfer and maybe get their phone number.
10. Set Goals for the Season
Do you want to lower your handicap? Trying to become a better bunker player? Or do you want to win your local club’s member guest? Whatever you wish to accomplish this golf season, it’s important to have goals and to keep track of them as you progress. The Click On Golf instruction section will help get you on the right track. The first day of spring is a perfect time to sit down and write out some of the things you want to achieve on the course. At the end of the year, go back and see how you did.