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Beginner’s Guide to Golf’s Handicap System


When you’re playing golf with people you’ve never played with before, the question about a handicap is a common one. And because only 20 percent of all golfers have legitimate handicaps, the answers, whether the golfer is trying to be truthful or not, are often without merit.

Most golfers who don’t have a handicap just guess their average score and subtract 72 from it. That’s not a handicap.

And even those who have a real USGA or R&A handicap index, because of the way handicaps are reported nowadays, can fudge their way to being a sandbagger (but that’s a different discussion).

Fortunately, in many tournament settings there are certain safeguards to look out for with handicaps. For example, if you play in the Golf Channel Am Tour, your handicap will land you in a certain flight, but your tournament scores on the Am Tour carry far more weight. Shoot a few low scores or win a couple of times, and you’re likely to get bumped up to more skilled flight. In fact, the national champion in each flight, except at the championship level, automatically moves up to the next flight the following season.

In an ideal world, of course, everybody reports their actual scores and makes the proper adjustments and there’s little need to intercede.


How to Use the Golf Handicap System

The United States Golf Association constructed the handicap system to level the playing field for everyone. Golf handicap calculations use an esoteric system of “course rating” and something called “slope” to compute exactly how many strokes everyone should get. Few people understand or can explain how the course rating and slope are computed, so be like everyone else — accept both and go with the flow.


Getting a Handicap In Golf

If you’ve never played golf before, you won’t have a handicap yet. Don’t worry — you have plenty of time. When you’re ready, you want to test yourself on a real golf course and give your progress a number. Make that two numbers: your score and your handicap.

The first thing you need to do is keep score. Get a golfer friend to accompany you in a round of 18 holes. This person must keep score and sign your card at the end of the round. To be valid, a card needs two signatures — your own and that of the person you’re playing with. That way, all scores are clearly valid, and corruption is kept to a minimum.

At first, your handicap will probably drop quite quickly. Most new golfers improve by leaps and bounds at first. After that, improvement may continue, but at a much slower pace.

What You’ll Need for the Handicap Formula

What numbers do you have to have in order to perform the handicap index calculation? The formula requires the following:

  • Your scores (duh!) – a minimum of five and up to 20. And these are your adjusted gross scores (meaning they follow the equitable stroke control per-hole maximums).
  • The USGA course ratings of the golf courses you’ve played.
  • The USGA slope ratings of the courses you’ve played.

Have all that? OK, we’re ready to get into the math of the handicap formula.



Using your adjusted gross scores, the course ratings and slope ratings, Step 1 is calculating the handicap differential for each round entered using this formula:

(Score – Course Rating) x 113 / Slope Rating

For example, let’s say your score is 85, the course rating 72.2, the slope 131. The formula would be:

(85 – 72.2) x 113 / 131 = 11.04

The sum of that calculation is called your “handicap differential.” This differential is calculated for each round entered (minimum of five, maximum of 20).

(Note: The number 113 is a constant and represents the slope rating of a golf course of average difficulty.)


Step 2: Determine How Many Differentials to Use

Not every differential that results from Step 1 will be used in the next step.

If only five rounds are entered, only the lowest of your five differentials will be used in the following step. If 20 rounds are entered, only the 10 lowest differentials are used. Use this chart to determine how many differentials to use in your handicap calculation.


Step 3: Average Your Differentials

Get an average of the differentials used by adding them together and dividing by the number used (i.e., if five differentials are used, add them up and divide by five).


Step 4: Arriving At Your Handicap Index

And the final step is to take the number that results from Step 3 and multiply the result by 0.96 (96-percent). Drop all the digits after the tenths (do not round off) and the result is handicap index.


Or, to combine Steps 3 and 4 into a single formula:

(Sum of differentials / number of differentials) x 0.96

Let’s give an example using five differentials. Our differentials worked out to (just making up some numbers for this example) 11.04, 12.33, 9.87, 14.66 and 10.59. So we add those up, which produces the number 58.49. Since we used five differentials, we divide that number by five, which produces 11.698. And we multiple that number by 0.96, which equals 11.23, and 11.2 is our handicap index.


What Your Handicap Means

In golf, the lower your handicap is, the better you are. Thus, if your handicap is 6 and your friend’s is 10, you’re a better player than she is. On average, four strokes better, to be exact.

Assume that par for the 18-hole course we’re going to play is 72. You, as someone with a handicap of 6, would be expected to play 18 holes in a total of 78 strokes, 6 more than par. Your friend, on the other hand, being a 10-handicapper, would hit the ball 82 times on a normal day, 10 more than par. Thus, your handicap is the number of strokes over par you should take to play an 18-hole course.

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Compilation of the Best Golf Tips from Expert


Top-level golf can be watched and bet on almost every week of the year.

The PGA Tour, for example, has only a two-week off-season. But there are a few factors you need to grasp before shouting about your golf bets at the local boozer.

New to the game of golf? We have plenty of golf tips for beginners that will help you learn how to swing, correct shanks or slices, and improve your overall understanding of the difficulties one can have on the course.


Keep Your Hands Low

Limiting the height of the follow-through will effectively reduce the height of your shots. The lower the hands, the lower the ball flight. Moving the ball back in your stance or choosing a stronger club and trying to swing easy are other ways to accomplish the same thing, but they’re less reliable and more difficult to execute. Instead, keep your hands low in the finish (compare the two photos at right), and the trajectory of your shots will be lower.


Use Your Body For Power

Every good golfer knows that power comes from the body, not the arms. To learn to power the club with your body instead of your arms and hands, put the club behind the ball at address, with your body in a dead-stop position. Without taking a backswing, try to drag the ball into the air. If you’re a player who uses his or her hands to control the club, you’ll probably struggle at first. However, you’ll quickly find that once you start moving the club with your body, you’ll begin to get the ball in the air more consistently. This helps you turn fully through the ball on the downswing.


Give Your Slice The Elbow

Some players like John Daly swing with their elbow flying out, while others like Sergio Garcia keep it in, proving that it’s possible to hit great shots with either method. However, my biomechanical studies indicate that the flying right elbow position favors a fade ballflight while a tucked right elbow promotes a draw. If you struggle with slicing or have always wanted to develop a power-rich draw, then the right elbow may hold the answer. Plus, when you let the right elbow fly, it has the tendency to raise the right shoulder skyward, which almost always causes an over-the-top move during the downswing and an array of bad results.

The key for long-term success is to eliminate the faulty shoulder tilt and right elbow position at the top. The most efficient right elbow position for keeping slices at bay and promoting a draw is on or just inside the seam running down the right side of your shirt. When you place your right elbow in this general area, it allows the shoulders to turn level to the spine, making it much easier to drop the club inside on the downswing for maximum power and improved control.


Course Type

Golf courses come in all different shapes and sizes that lend themselves to different facets of a player’s game. Courses can be long or short. Fairways can be wide or narrow. Rough can be thick or thin. Nailing down the attributes of a course can really help when backing a player.

One particular type of course to pay attention to is links (courses situated on the coast). The Open is always played on a links track and requires a completely different skillset. You will often find PGA Tour regulars coming over to play the Scottish Open prior to the Open so they are accustomed to the conditions.


How to Practice More Effectively

1) Try to do something golf related every day

In this article we talked about a player who took a 30-day challenge with a great training aid called the Orange Whip. Sometimes it’s better to do something for 5-10 minutes each day, rather than one long session per week. It will keep your game fresh, and prevent more rust from building up.


2) Play games

It’s been proven that the brain can’t learn unless you are challenging it with random tasks. Showing up to the range and hitting your driver for 20 minutes won’t do much to improve your golf game. This is exactly why practice games are so effective. They simulate real pressure that you will feel on the course, and encourage you to practice like you play. We have a library of more than 20 drills available for our members.


3) Establish your feel first

Jack Nicklaus was a huge proponent of making sure he dialed in his feel on shorter shots before he moved into his full swings, and this is one of the greatest golf tips that has been making its way around for years. Establishing your feel on shots from 15-45 yards is a great way to warm up and get your swing in sync before you move on to your longer clubs. Try this in your next practice session, or before a round.


4) Figure out your impact location

One of our coaches, Adam Young, specializes in helping golfers figure out how to maximize their impact. When your club makes contact with the ball this is “the moment of truth,” and the ball gets its marching orders. Almost every golfer has no understanding of where they are making impact on their irons and woods, and it’s extremely important information. The next time you are on the range use a dry erase marker to figure out where you are making contact with your irons, or get a can of Dr. Scholls Odor X to see where your tendencies are with your driver and fairway woods.


5) Work on your tempo

The timing of your swing is massively important, and it’s why I wrote this feature article last year. Great golf is all about repetition, and the tempo of your golf swing is at the heart of it. Working with beats can be an extremely effective way for all golfers to find a rhythm that works for them, and allow them to repeat it from swing to swing. I consider this to be one of the most ignored golf tips in the whole industry.


6) Practice your putting…the right way

Strokes are waiting to come off your scores if you can spend more time on the practice green and become a more effective putter. Most golfers ignore this part of the game to their own detriment. The stats show that most golfers can improve by making more putts inside 10 feet, and eliminating three putts (read this article to find out why). There are two ways you can do this. The first is by working on your speed control, and the second is learning to square the putter face at impact.


7) Experiment with your swing

A round of golf will throw so many different scenarios at you. Your ball might be stuck behind a tree, on a steep sidehill lie, or catch an awkward lie in the rough. This is exactly why you need to make experimentation a part of every practice session. Try hitting low hooks with your 6-iron. Throw some balls in the deepest part of the rough around the practice green. Figuring out how to alter your technique in this process will prove invaluable during your rounds! Most golf tips don’t discuss what happens when things go wrong on the course, and all great golfers know how to deal with all kinds of adversity.

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Keep Cool and Comfortable in Golf Hats and Visors

golf hats for sale

Find a wide selection of golf hats and golf visors to perfectly complement your game at Golf Galaxy.

Choose from the classic ball cap or visor style, or consider a military, fashion dome or tie-back cap. A fedora is a fashionable option as well. Extend your season with a beanie. Made with performance fabrics, golf beanies keep your warm and dry – even when you sweat.

Look for golf hats made with moisture-wicking technology. The fabric wicks away sweat so you stay dry. Some products feature a built-in sweat band to keep moisture away from your eyes. Consider a ball cap with mesh back panels to increase ventilation.

Get men’s, women’s and kids’ headwear from popular brands like Callaway, Nike, Oakley, PUMA, TaylorMade, Titleist, Travis Mathew, Under Armour, Lady Hagen and Slazenger.


Golf Hats and Visors

Keep sun and sweat out of your eyes with men’s headwear from the PGA TOUR Superstore. We have a wide variety of golf hats for men, ranging from fitted caps, rain bucket hats, visors, beanies, and more from the game’s best brands. Browse our selection of headwear from Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, and more – you’ll look great and can focus on your game better than ever before. Enjoy the sun on the course in style and check out our golf caps online.

Check out our variety of golf snapbacks for a trendy summer look, such as our TravisMathew Trip L Hat that is prime for any occasion. Browse through our selection of golf bucket hats that provide optimal head coverage while still maintaining breathability. Browse our golf visors, such as the Adidas adizero II Tennis Visor featuring a moisture-wicking sweatband for those hot summer days. Also check out our men’s golf shirts on sale for awesome deals that will go perfectly with your new golf cap.

Men’s Golf Hats, Caps & Visors

Stay protected from the elements on each hole with Nike men’s golf hats, caps, and visors. Browse a variety of styles including adjustable, fitted and knit hats to keep you looking great. Many hats include Dri-FIT technology and ventilated panels for ultimate comfort and breathability. Complete your next golf outing look with men’s clothes including golf shirts, polos and pants. Shop golf hats available for women and kids.

Hats & Visors

If you’re looking for a comfortable hat or visor to wear on the golf course, you’ve come to the perfect place. Our selection of golf hats and visors is loaded with top brands; you will see the pros wearing one of our choices every time they hit the course. With a variety of styles and colors, we can easily find a personal favorite for anyone!

Whether you prefer golf visors, classic looking hats, or bucket hats, we’ve got it all here in our extensive selection. With fitted and adjustable styles, you can easily find your favorite styles to go along with your favorite golf brand or color. We’ve got top choices from Adidas, Callaway, Nike Golf, Oakley Golf, Ping, Puma, TaylorMade, Titleist, and Under Armour. These are some of the biggest names in the industry that professionals use on a daily basis. Our hats are engineered for performance by keeping you cool and dry on the course during a hot day. Made with performance fabrics that look and feel athletic, they’re perfect for any golfer.

We’ve got a wide range of colors that are available in every style you can think of. No matter what look you’re going for on the course, we can help you achieve it. Perfect your clubhouse outfit by selecting any of our performance golf hats to go along with it. With our incredible variety, we’ve got something that everyone will love.

Easily sort by brand, color, size, or style to find just what you need. Whether you love to wear golf visors or a classy looking hat, we will have you ready to hit the course in style. With our guaranteed lowest prices, you will receive the best values, even in our outstanding selections. Shop with us and see the difference for yourself today!

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Women’s Fashion Fabric Golf Bags


Smart. Organized. Stylish. We bet these traits describe you on the golf course, and they also describe these women’s golf bags.

CART BAGS: are made with pockets on the front and sides making them ideal for carts or trolly’s.

CLASSIC DESIGN BAGS: can also be used on carts, but do have pockets at the back.

STAND BAGS: have a convenient stand for easy club access and most often have carry straps.

SUNDAY BAGS: are made to carry just a few of your favorite clubs. Perfect for short games or range.

Whether you choose a golf cart bag, versatile stand bag, or a tour bag for maximum storage, you’ll have easy access to your equipment when you’re out on the green. Not to mention, women’s golf bags are a fashionable golf accessory, with colors and styles both sporty and sophisticated.


Women’s Golf Bags Buying Tips

Having a dependable, sturdy golf bag is a necessity for all women to have before hitting the golf course. With our outstanding selection of women’s golf bags, we can provide exactly what you need. We have a great variety that includes many of the top brands in golf today. They include spectacular features while providing the space you need to keep your clubs clean and protected. Organizing your clubs to your specifications is easy when you use any of our high-quality bags.

Whether you prefer a cart bag or a stand bag, we have tons of reliable choices for you here. Our women’s golf bags include full-length dividers that include tons of pockets, with stylish, detailed finishes. Not only will it be easy to carry your bag around the course, but you can also have the best-looking bag in town. Whether you prefer a bag with an umbrella holder or a towel ring, we have choices that include all of the features you’re looking for. We have several great choices from the biggest brands in the golf industry. Those include Callaway, Cobra, Nike Golf, Ping, Sun Mountain, and TaylorMade. Most bags also have a storage pouch to keep your water or other drinks cold throughout your round on the golf course. No matter what features you’re looking for, we guarantee we will have it here in our selection of women’s golf bags.

Our women’s golf bags are all easy to carry, wherever you plan on taking them. With comfortable shoulder straps and plenty of storage options, it can hold everything you need for your round of golf. We have a great variety of styles that are perfect for several generations. Our selection includes styles of the past and present, every woman can find something they like. Please let us know if you have any other questions that we can help you with!


Differences between a Men’s Golf Bag and a Women’s Golf Bag

There are a few subtle differences between women and men’s golf bags. Colour is the main difference, as ladies golf bags tend to be of more feminine colours such as pink, yellow and pastel shades, such as light greens and blues. It is even possible to find zebra and leopard print bags if you look hard enough. As well as the more well-known golfing brands like Titleist, TaylorMade and Nike, fashion labels like Burberry have also started to produce golfing attire for the female market.

Ladies golf bags are normally a lot smaller, but have more pockets and space for accessories. Looking good on the course can be extremely important for the female golfer, so it is essential to find a bag that is easy to match up with various golf clothing. You can filter any search for ladies golf bags by colour, making it easier to mix and match the colour of an outfit with that of a golf bag.


Types of Women’s Golf Bags

There are a number of women’s golf bag variations, and they all have different advantages and drawbacks. With ladies golf bags there is often a lot more to the design than one would think. Many bags have been specifically tailored to comfortably suit the different physical build of the female golfer. A significant amount of time on the golf course is spent carrying the golf bag around, so the importance of purchasing the right golf bag for your build and stature should not overlooked. eBay has a large range of golf bags for women in all the different types and styles below:


Women’s Carry Bags

These are the most popular type of golf bag for the female golfer. Carry bags have a simple design and can be quite lightweight, which is perfect for carrying a full set of golf clubs around with ease. The carry bags can come with a single strap which is carried over one shoulder, or a double strap which allows for the bag to be worn like a conventional rucksack, spreading the weight evenly across the back and shoulders, instead of just onside of the body. The double straps are very popular as they make for an easier workload, and help the golfer to concentrate on the round rather than the heavy lifting. Carry bags come at a reasonable price and are suitable for female golfers of all shapes and sizes.


Female Golf Trolley Bags

It may be the case that female golfers do not intend to carry the golf bag at all. With a full set of clubs and all the accessories needed for golf it can be a nuisance to carry around for 18 holes. As well as being bulky and heavy, golf bags can be very uncomfortable after a few holes. This may be great if you want a decent workout whilst walking around the course, but this isn’t the case most of the time. A lot of female golfers tend to use trolley or cart bags to get around the course, as this method is convenient and will take away a lot of the physicality of getting around.

Golf Trolley bags have the same brilliant design and easy club access as carry bags. With compact trolley designs, the clubs can be easily packed into the boot of the car. Using a trolley will also make sure the bag doesn’t get dirty as easily when in adverse weather conditions.


Women’s Golf Stand Bags

Like women’s golf carry bags, stand bags are a very popular choice among female golfers, because they are lightweight and very comfortable to carry.  Stand bags are armed with a pedal at the bottom of the bag, which releases two legs when pressure is applied, allowing the golf bag to stand. This simple feature also makes it easier to gain access to one’s golf clubs. Female stand bags are brilliant for practicality and comfort and can be equipped with single and double straps with extra thick padding, so arms and shoulders get less tired when carrying the bag.


Lightweight Ladies Pencil Bags

For a quick 9 holes or a casual round of golf, pencil golf bags are a brilliant option. These light and compact golf bags have lots of space for a full set of golf clubs. There are a minimum amount of pockets meaning there is less storage space for balls and accessories, but are great way to get around the course without getting a sore back or shoulders.

Pockets, accessories and carry options are all important to consider when choosing a bag as well as nice female style. Bags can come in a huge range of colours so your image doesn’t need to be compromised on the golf course. Pink is the obvious choice when it comes to female equipment, but many brands such as TaylorMade, Nike and Titleist all have ranges of ladies golf bags in an assortment of colours for all tastes.

Now that you have decided what type of bag you are looking for, it is easy to search in the various eBay stores. Go to the Sporting Goods section and search away now.

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Finding the Best Golf Bags – Golf Bags on Sale


Golf bags come in a variety of shapes, sizes, weights, colors, and storage features. There are staff bags, cart bags, stand bags, single strap bags, double strap bags, divider bags, camo bags, and pencil bags. Callaway Golf manufactures every type of golf bag for every kind of player. Having the right bag for your unique playing style is imperative to maximizing your round. Bags can also make a statement about type of player you are and what golf manufacturer you support most.

We carry a huge selection of colors and styles from all the most respected manufactures in the game. For avid walkers, our lineup of stand bags bring a wide variety of features designed to fit your needs, while riders can choose from many cart bags, loaded with cart specific design for convenient functionality. Carry bags and travel bags are available as well, covering all bases for golfers of all speeds. With so many golf bag options as far as model and style are concerned, you’re sure to find something that fits your exact preferences.


Clearance Golf Bags

You should look through our selection of clearance golf bags if you are in the market for a great golf and don’t want to break the bank. We have all kinds of items on this page on sale below our already affordable prices, so you can find bag you’ll love while saving a pile of cash.

Even though they are on sale, these items are top-quality. This page features items from brands that are respected and trusted by players all over the world. We have items on sale from Cobra, Calloway, SunMountain, TaylorMade, and many more. We carry all of these brands because we have a commitment to only bringing our customers high-quality items that they can depend on. We know that these brands have reputations for superior craftsmanship and durability.

We have clearance golf bags for men & women. We make it easy for you to outfit your whole family for that next trip to the green at a low price. We also offer clearance golf bags in a variety of colors, shapes, styles, and designs. We want everyone to be able to find an item that suits their personal style while it also meets their needs, which is why we have so many options available. You can choose a classic black or white option that will match any outfit and look great for years to come. If you want something with a little more personality, we have tons of options for you as well. Whether you want a bright pink, upbeat yellow, or calming blue item, we will have something perfect. We even offer items with patterns like plaid and camouflage.

If you have any questions about our sale golf bags please let us know. We are always happy to answer all of your questions and assist you with the purchase process. We offer quick shipping and easy returns so that you can make your order without any stress. Go ahead and look through our selection of clearance golf bags today and find the deal you have been searching for.


Golf Stand Bags On Sale

Carry your golf clubs in style and comfort with a wide selection of bags from leading brands such as Callaway and Taylormade. If you are after a lightweight dual strap stand bag or even a 14 way divider stand bag you will find them here.


Golf Cart Bags On Sale

Save your energy for the most important shots of your round, take the strain away with a cart bag and let your shoulders relax. We have a massive selection of bags from all the major golf brands so you have the best choice available.


Golf Pencil Bags On Sale

Looking for a lightweight bag to carry around the course, if you’re tired of carrying a full size bag when practising or going to range with a few clubs then a Pencil bag is the ideal choice for you. Also ideal for golfing trips at home or abroad.

In the world of golf, technology changes at an incredible rate and golf bags are no exception. Many years ago golf bags were very heavy cumbersome things that got even heavier if it happened to rain. Today things are very different, bags are manufactured with weight as a key ingredient but they can also be waterproof and just as important fashionable.

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Picking the Right Kids’ Golf Clubs


Find the best kids’ golf clubs to suit your child.

Select from complete junior golf club sets, drivers, kids’ golf irons and putters.

Take out the guesswork with a pre-packaged kids’ golf club set designed for children of certain ages and heights.

Choose from top brands like Callaway, Cobra, Nike and Top Flite.


One of the most important aspects of introducing a young player to the game of golf is providing them with proper fitting equipment. Poor fitting clubs can lead to swing problems that can be difficult to correct in later years, and even affect the desire to play.

Clubs that are too long will cause the junior to compensate with a swing that is too “flat”, and clubs that are too short will lead to a swing that is too upright. Both instances will make it difficult for the junior to make consistent contact with the ball, resulting in needless frustration and an understandable desire to give up and try something that is more fun!

The best choice is a club approximately 1.5” longer than an exact fit, which allows the junior to “choke down” during initial play, gradually moving his/her hands higher on the grip as they grow over the next two seasons.

You can find a pre-packaged set that matches your child best by comparing your junior’s measurements with those recommended by the manufacturer. Typically, if the height range for the set is 44 – 52 inches and your junior stands 48 inches tall you would have a great match. If your junior is at the lower end of the scale you may want to continue your search, as the clubs may be be too long. If your junior is at the very high end of the range you may want to select the next larger size, or search for a different junior golf set with a more appropriate height range.

Bottom line: if your child’s height is about in the middle of the manufacturer’s suggested height range, you’re safe. If not, search for a different brand with a different height range. Always strive to purchase clubs a little long for your junior – this ensures the junior will grow into the clubs and allows parents to maximize their investment.


Buying Tips

Beginners who aren’t ready for tournament play should choose aluminum drivers. Junior golfers with higher swing speeds who are ready for tournament play reap more benefits from all-titanium clubheads.

If your child is struggling to swing with a driver that’s too long, it’s OK to have your child choke down on the grip. However, never have your child choke down more than two or three inches. At that point, the driver is too long.


Expert Advice

Very young golfers begin with a wedge and a putter, and slowly add a few irons, hybrids and a driver.

Because you need swing speed to create distance gaps between clubs, distance gaps are small with kids. Therefore, comprising a perfect set includes a putter, a wedge, a 7-iron, a hybrid and a driver. It makes sense to have 12-14 clubs in your child’s bag when your kid can swing harder and sees a distance gap larger than five yards between clubs.

How To Buy Golf Clubs

Inspire their passion for the game with a pair of kids’ golf clubs and junior golf clubs at DICK’S Sporting Goods.

From complete sets to individual clubs, find the golf gear that matches your budding athlete. Kids’ golf clubs are lighter than traditional clubs, with grips designed to comfortably fit in small hands.

Playing with junior clubs is the best way for children to hone proper technique. Watch them learn the game with complete club sets that come with all the essentials—including two woods, a hybrid, three irons, a driver and putter—each specially crafted for the forgiveness a beginner needs.

Get them started with

  • Kids’ Drivers
  • Junior Golf Irons
  • Kids’ Wedges
  • Junior Golf Putters
  • Shop top golf brands for junior clubs or kids’ complete golf club sets from Top Flite®, Callaway®, Cobra® and PING®.


Consider your child’s age, size and skill level when picking out your set of kids’ golf clubs.

Hybrid golf clubs are new to the junior golf bag, but they are a big hit on the golf course. These clubs are ideal for young golfers who need a club to split the difference between the distance of a fairway wood and the control of an iron. These clubs ultimately replace hard-to-hit long irons by combining the accuracy of an iron with the forgiveness of a wood.

A kids’ golf putter has a mallet-shaped design with an oversized head for increased forgiveness. To help your young golfer visualize the putting line to the hole, choose a putter that features alignment lines and a matte, non-glare finish.

Don’t forget to outfit them for the course with kids’ golf clothing, like polos, jackets and pants.

Not all sets of kids’ golf clubs are the same: Youth sets are designed for various age groups, sizes and skill levels.

Junior golf clubs are crafted for a simplistic design. Because children have a lower center of gravity than adults, the junior driver comes with a lower-profile head, producing higher, longer and straighter shots. The junior driver has unique flex that maximizes clubhead speed.

In order for your child to get the most out of their clubs, it is important to make sure their shafts are the correct height for their body. As they grow, invest in longer clubs with different levels of flex – using incorrectly sized clubs often leads to bad habits on the greens.

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Women’s Golf Clubs to Enhance Her Game


The right clubs make all the difference on the course. At Golf Galaxy, you’ll find the women’s golf clubs you need to raise your game and lower your score.

Launch the ball off the tee with the latest women’s drivers—choose the loft you need based on your skill level and preferences. Get to the pin in fewer strokes with forgiving fairway woods, versatile hybrids and lightweight women’s iron sets. Escape bunkers and pitch perfectly with wedges from great brands like Cleveland® and TaylorMade®.

Don’t forget about gear for the greens. Sink more putts with Golf Galaxy’s great selection of women’s putters from top brands like PING® and Odyssey®.

If you’re new to the game, check out our complete women’s golf club sets—they have everything you need to start golfing now.

Buying Tips

Ladies’ golf clubs are generally shorter, lighter and more flexible, allowing women with a smaller stature and slower swing speeds to get the most out of their clubs.

Women’s clubs typically feature graphite shafts, which are lighter and make it easier to achieve faster swing speeds.

Grips on ladies’ clubs are smaller in diameter and shorter in length than on men’s clubs.

Find a minimum 12-degree loft on ladies’ drivers, versus the 9 to 11 degrees for men’s. The higher loft allows women to easily get the ball in the air off the tee.


Expert Advice

All women’s golf clubs have a ladies flex – made for golfers who typically hit their drives less than 200 yards. If the ladies flex isn’t stiff enough for your game, you may experience:

  • The ball may fly higher for any given loft.
  • The ball might tend to go left for a right-handed golfer.
  • Shots may tend to feel solid, even when they aren’t.

Many beginning golfers might benefit from a ladies flex. Choosing a softer flex often forces golfers who overswing to slow down.


Improve Your Play With New Women’s Golf Irons

Choose the women’s golf irons that match your swing characteristics and delivers the perfect feedback and forgiveness for your game.

Consider the shape of your iron’s club head. Cavity back irons are game improvement irons, and produce better results on off-center hits. The wider sole and increased perimeter weighting make cavity back designs much easier to hit.

Most women’s irons are made with graphite shafts. Graphite a lighter weight – ideal for women looking to achieve faster swing speeds. Heavier steel irons can generate better consistency.

If you have trouble launching the ball with your irons, consider replacing one or more of your long irons with hybrid golf clubs.

Find iron sets for right- and left-handed female golfers from top brands like TaylorMade, Titleist, PING, Callaway, Cleveland, ADAMS GOLF, Cobra, Tour Edge and Wilson.


Play Women’s Golf Clubs Designed with You in Mind

The best ladies’ golf clubs are designed for the specific needs of female golfers like you. With shaft selections, head weights, and specialized technologies that compliment your swing, Cleveland Golf Women’s Golf Clubs provide you with optimized performance.


Women’s Wedges

The Cleveland Golf Women’s RTX-3 CB Wedge in Tour Satin has all the spin generation features of a professional tour wedge with a cavity back and perimeter weighting that boosts forgiveness. Plus, our women’s wedge features pink paint-fill accents that standout on the course and express your style.

The face of the Women’s RTX-3 CB Wedge uses all three Rotex technologies to produce maximum spin on every short game shot. Tour Zip Grooves increase grip while channeling any water or debris away from the golf ball at impact. Laser Milling increases friction with a face roughness right at the conforming limit. Directionally enhanced 2-Pass Micro Milling optimizes spin generation by loft, helping you execute difficult short game shots with remarkable ease and finesse.

Feel Balancing Technology within the Women’s RTX-3 CB Wedge gives you incredible feel on every shot, boosting your confidence and control. By removing material from the hosel and redistributing that mass to more ideal locations, Cleveland Golf engineers moved the center of gravity closer to the impact location for a women’s wedge. That shifted center of gravity creates better feel and gives you more control on all your wedge shots.

The sole and sole grind on the Women’s RTX-3 CB Wedge were specially designed to complement the characteristics of a woman’s golf swing. Considering the attack angle and speed of most women golfers’ swings, the V-shaped sole and V-MG grind optimize turf interaction on your wedge shots for more control and crisp, clean contact.

Women’s Putters

The Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Collection 1 Women’s Putter helps you sink it with fewer putts thanks to its classic tour-proven shape and premium materials. Feel just like a pro on the LPGA as you pull this classic blade shape from your bag and setup for your birdie putt.

The traditional blade putter is a favorite of many PGA and LPGA players; its compact shape and sleek look help boost your confidence at address. The 345 gram head weight of the Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Collection 1 Women’s Putter is ideal for a lady’s putter stroke: enough mass to add stability without becoming uncomfortably heavy.

Ultra-soft 304 Stainless Steel produces exceptional feel and provides important feedback on long and short putts. Cleveland Golf tensile strength testing shows that 304 Stainless Steel is 51% softer than 17-4 Stainless Steel, a common putter material. The Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Collection 1 Women’s Putter gets you that premium soft feel that’s demanded by the best female golfers in the world.

Each Cleveland Golf Huntington Beach Collection 1 Women’s Putter features a Precision Milled Face that has a coarse, diamond-shaped milling pattern. The deeper milling pattern improves feel at impact while increasing friction for a truer, more consistent roll.

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Golf Equipment

Finding the Best Golf Club Sets – Golf Clubs Reviews and Buying Guide


Find the Best Golf Club Sets for Men

Discover men’s golf clubs that enhance your game.

Choose modern men’s golf drivers and fairway woods with technology to help you gain extra yardage off the tee. Find the hybrids, irons and wedges that get you to the green quicker. Add precision to your short game with the perfect putters. Consider golf club sets for men if you’re a beginner, recreational player or just want to get a new complete set of clubs.

Select the flex and shaft material that brings out your best performance.

Browse from top brands in golf like TaylorMade, Titleist, PING, Callaway, Cleveland, ADAMS, Cobra, Scotty Cameron, Odyssey, Mizuno, Nike, Nickent, Wilson and more.

Understand the flex you need. Choose the right flex for your speed swing, or it could cost you distance.

Extra Stiff: Fastest swing speeds

Stiff: Fast swing speeds

Regular: Average swing speeds

Senior: Slower swing speeds

Decide if you want a steel or graphite shaft. Graphite shafts are lighter and make it easier to achieve faster swings.

When selecting a driver, decide if you want the ability to adjust your loft, lie angle or center of gravity. For irons, choose between muscle back and cavity back styles.

You only get 14 clubs. Determine the right combination of metalwoods, hybrids, irons and wedges for your game.

Look into acquiring some versatile hybrids. Replace one or more of your long irons or fairway woods with easier-to-hit hybrids.

Add a gap wedge and lob wedge to your bag. A gap wedge helps you fill the space between a pitching wedge and a sand wedge so you can hit a full shot. A typical lob wedge has a 60-degree loft. Lob the ball high into the air and experience a steep drop onto the green with little or no roll.

Experience the joy of splitting a tree-lined fairway and the rush of watching a 20-foot putt disappear into the cup with the perfect set of golf clubs.

Attack every pin with confidence. Discover golf drivers, fairway woods and hybrids that will give you that extra yardage off the tee, and state-of-the-art putters to gain accuracy and consistency on the green. Add dependable irons and wedges to your bag so you have a club for every possible lie.

Find men’s golf clubs and women’s golf clubs from TaylorMade®, Callaway®, PING®, Titleist®, Mizuno®, Nike®, Cobra®, Cleveland®, ADAMS®, Wilson® and more.

Choose the correct shaft flex to improve your game. Select from extra stiff, stiff, regular, senior and ladies. Determine which shaft you need by looking at the distance you hit your driver. If you can carry your drive more than 250 years, go with stiff. A regular shaft is typically for the player hitting 230 to 250 yards. Consider a senior shaft if you hit your drive between 200 and 230 yards. A ladies shaft works with players hitting drives less than 200 yards. Extra stiff shafts are generally for players with very high swing speeds.

Consider a complete set of golf clubs if you’re a beginner, which includes everything from a driver to a putter – and even the golf bag. As you learn your game and better understand the performance features you need in a club, you can add and replace clubs in your set. Know that official rules state players cannot carry more than 14 clubs in their bag at one time.

Try booking a custom club fitting with certified experts at your local Golf Galaxy . The knowledgeable and highly trained staff can tell you the proper length, grip size, shaft flex, lie angle, sole radius and bounce angles you need in each club to give you optimal performance.

In order for your golf clubs to last and look new longer, take good care of them. Carry a towel so you can clean the club face after shots. Use a tee to clean out the grooves. Clean your clubs after the driving range. Consider wiping your grips down with warm water and mild soap to keep them from getting slick and aging.

Top Golf Clubs

Find the best golf clubs for your next round . Browse the biggest brands and top golf club collections, including:

Great Big Bertha Epic

Callaway Steelhead XR

TaylorMade New M1 & M2

Titleist 917 Drivers & Fairway Woods

Cobra KING F7 & F7+ Drivers, Fairways, Hybrids & Irons

Take a look at golf club reviews to help you decide which club is right for you and check back for the latest golf club deals at DICK’S Sporting Goods.


Get Ready for the Course with High-Quality Golf Clubs

Equip your game the right way with industry-leading golf clubs and club sets from DICK’S Sporting Goods.

Find golf equipment that matches your unique swing mechanics and playing style. Move from a fairway wood or iron to an easier-to-hit hybrid. Customize the lie and loft of your club to the unique mechanics of your game. New adjustability settings let you dial in your club for a more customized game.

With the right club, you can enjoy your time on the course. Outfit your bag with these essentials:

  • Golf drivers for launching it off the tee like never before
  • Golf irons and iron sets for maximum playability
  • Fairway woods for breakthrough distance and trajectory
  • Hybrid golf clubs for bridging the gap between your iron and fairway wood
  • Putters for pinpoint accuracy in your short game

Select from a variety of materials and features designed to enhance your performance. Shop top golf brands, including PING®, TaylorMade®, Callaway® and many more. If you’re searching for more affordable golf clubs, check out our clearance golf clubs and apparel or shop used golf clubs for pre-owned golf clubs and demo clubs.

Looking for more? Browse all golf equipment and apparel and golf training aids from DICK’S Sporting Goods.


Golf Club Buying Guide

Learn more about the clubs in your bag before making your selection.

Golf drivers help you achieve distance and flight off the tee. You can select from standard, midsize and oversized clubheads and a variety of materials, from innovative titanium to popular aluminum. Today’s larger clubfaces have larger sweet spots and promote greater stability and power on impact. In addition, drivers come in many lofts, typically between 8 and 15 degrees for men and 10 and 15 degrees for women.

Fairway woods are typically used for shots along the fairway. They have a higher loft than your driver and feature a smaller profile that can be used for directional control from tee or fairway. These clubs are typically made of graphite.

Irons are used for shots of less than 200 yards. Traditional iron sets include eight irons—three through nine irons and a pitching wedge. You can choose from game-improvement or player irons. A low profile, wide sole and lower center of gravity make them exceptionally playable.

Putters come in blade, mallet and alignment clubhead designs. Three to four degrees of loft provides smooth roll and limited skidding on the green.

Determine your ability level before selecting your clubs. Golfers fall into three general categories based on their ability level: low handicap, mid handicap and high handicap. Your handicap is your performance against the par on a course, usually in relation to a par 72 course.

Low-handicap golfers should opt for a driver and at least one fairway wood, most likely the 3-wood. These players can benefit from lower irons in their bag.

Mid-handicap golfers might try a driver, a 3-wood and a 5-wood for better control and consistency than harder-to-hit long irons. For irons, try a pitching wedge and irons 3 through 9.

High-handicap golfers may opt to play without the driver in their bag. Instead, try a 3-wood.

Featuring the latest in booming Driver technology, Fairway Woods with full custom adjustability, as well as versatile Hybrids that bring distance and forgiveness from every lie on the course. We also carry hundreds of Iron Sets in a wide variety of specifications, making it easier than ever to find the right lie angle, set composition, and performance characteristics to help you land greens and score lower. In the short game department, stocks Wedges of all lofts and bounce angles, including custom grinds and unique finishes to help you stay sharp around the green, while a vast array of Putters in all lengths and head shapes ensure you’ll find the right flat stick that suits your eye and rolls true. For beginning golfers, or one-stop shoppers, we also carry a large sampling of Complete Sets, Beginner Sets and Junior Clubs, providing players of all skill levels all they need to hit the course right out of the box.


Golf Clubs Complete Sets

Perfect for beginners or experienced golfers looking for a great value on a full on upgrade, complete sets from are available in a wide selection of prices, make-up, and skill level, ensuring no matter your needs you can find what you’re looking for. Casual golfers can choose from our many beginner sets, featuring a full set of clubs and all the bells and whistles you’ll need to get out on the course and start learning the game. More experienced golfers looking to save some money, or perhaps looking to upgrade an older set after some time away from golf, will be best suited with one of our more premium complete sets, loaded with high-end name brand equipment from driver to wedges, all in one simple and convenient purchase.

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Golf Equipment

Choosing the Best Golf Cart Covers That You Need


Golf is one of the most loved games in the world. Just like selecting any other golf equipment, you need to put some considerations for you to choose the best golf cart covers. The best golf cart covers will help you to keep all the equipment away from excess sunlight and water. This will ensure that they are in top condition while still enhancing their durability. Although there are plenty of golf cart roof covers on the market, not all of them live to deliver what they promise. To help you get the best, we have prepared a list of the best products available on the market.


Add Comfort with Golf Cart Accessories

Ride in style. Ride in comfort. Add golf cart accessories for added luxury on the course.

Consider the following golf cart accessories to bring for your next round:

Golf Cart Covers: Protect your cart from the weather damage and dirt. Look for water-repellent fabric that won’t shrink or stretch. Get covers with air vents to reduce wind lofting and moisture.

Golf Cart Enclosures: Four-sided enclosures fit over your golf cart roof. Roll down the sides when you need weather protection. Looks for clear, vinyl windows for the best visibility.

Portable Golf Cart Windshields: Protect you and your partner against the wind and rain while riding on the course.

Golf Seat Blankets: Gain protection from cold, wet and dirty golf cart seats.

Golf Push Cart Accessories: Add a seat, bottle holder or umbrella holder to your push cart.

Discover top-quality golf cart accessories from brands like Classic Accessories or ProActive Sports.


Golf cart covers are very useful to protect your investments. Golf carts don’t come cheap so it is important that it should be cared for just like other vehicles that you own by using golf cart covers to protect them during off-days. Here at, you will find a large variety of golf cart covers that can fit a wide range of golf vehicles. We carry EZ Go golf cart covers and Yamaha golf cart covers, among other brands. Additionally, our wide selection of golf cart covers is perfect for protection against rain, winter, and other weather changes.

Customers who have already purchased golf cart covers from us, such as EZ Go golf cart covers and Yamaha golf cart covers, found that our products are some of the toughest and most UV-resistant covers on the market. Not only can our golf cart covers protect your investments against the sun and rain, but our EZ Go golf cart covers and Yamaha golf cart covers also provide 24-hour defense against damage, dirt, and debris.

Browse through our vast array of golf cart covers to find which one fits your vehicle perfectly. Our entire selection of golf cart covers feature elasticized cords in the bottom hem to make sure that all types of vehicles can fit our covers. Two front and two back clamshell vents are also included so that condensation and lofting is prevented, while the bottom grommets of our golf cart covers allow the covers to be secured and locked to the carts themselves. This guarantees owners of golf cart covers that no one can steal the covers under your watch. When you buy EZ Go and Yamaha golf cart covers from us, you can be assured easy access to your vehicles because of the back zippers that let you inside the golf cart without removing the covers.

Whether you have a 2-seater, 4-seater, or even an 8-seater cart, we have the ideal golf cart covers for you. Now, if you really are outdoor- and nature-lover type who loves playing golf in the most challenging places, why not invest in golf cart covers that offer defense against mosquitoes and insects? We have golf cart covers manufactured with different materials such as mesh and camouflage. If you want to play around with a variety of shades for your carts, choose from our most affordable golf cart covers available in green, taupe, and gray, just to name a few.

For the holidays, it’s best to buy golf cart covers for winter and rain. With heavy-duty golf cart storage covers, you can breathe a sigh of relief as our selection of golf cart covers gives you the best defense against harmful and external elements.

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Golf Equipment

Choosing the Best Golf Push/Pull Carts for Convenience


Discover the ultimate in convenience with golf pull carts and golf push carts.

Give your back a break and find a push/pull cart to add ease during your next round.

Consider the following when choosing your next cart:

More features add bulk. Strike a balance between the number of features and the weight of your cart. Features include storage space for your scorecard, pencil, ball marker, golf balls, tees, GPS or beverages.

Not all push/pull carts collapse completely. Find a cart that is easy to get in and out of your trunk.

If you golf on hilly golf courses, consider a cart with a cable hand brake so you can slow the cart while walking down a steep incline.

Look for a cart with a quality handle to improve control and comfort.

Carts with larger wheels have an easier time on rough terrain.

Select golf push carts and golf pull carts from top brands like Bag Boy, Clicgear, Sun Mountain and Top Flite.


Why You Need A Best Golf Push Cart

Convenience: being able to move around on the green with all your golfing gear will have a significant impact on your game. When playing golf, you should never have to worry about locating a club, gloves or even a ball when playing and you should only concentrate on playing the game. The push-pull cart offers you convenience by ensuring that everything that you need is close to you, and you can easily retrieve it when you need it.

Speeds up Play: It can be annoying when playing with someone whom you have to wait for a couple of minutes as they try to locate their gear when it is their round. When the game is slowed down, it becomes very boring but with a push-pull cart, you will never have to delay your play as you will always have what you need close to you.

It Reduces Fatigue: If you do not have enough money, or you are not willing to spend an extra coin to hire a cart or pay a caddie then, you will have to carry your gear around the course. There are several clubs and other equipment that are involved in the game, and so they can be very heavy and hence leading to fatigue. The cart eliminates or reduces fatigue since you do not have to carry anything and hence you can save your energy for the game.

Eliminates the Need For Caddies: Caddies can be very helpful on the course, but it does not always feel good to have someone running behind you carrying your gear. Apart from this, they also have to be paid, and they are also known to misplace gear. With the push-pull cart, you do not have to hire a caddie since you can push or pull the cart yourself.

It is Stylish And Adds Some Professionalism: A push-pull cart is a stylish equipment, and it makes you look like a serious or professional golfer when on the course. If you chose a good design, you would stand out from the other golfers on the course.


Learn About Push Golf Carts For The Course

Effortlessly navigate the course ahead with the help of a golf push cart from DICK’S Sporting Goods.

The latest golf push carts are designed for secure storage and easy maneuverability—so you can make the most of your time on the links. The best golf push carts offer a variety of storage features, high-strength materials and ergonomic design.

Browse all golf bags or shop golf push carts from brands like Top Flite®, Spritzer®, Bag Boy® and more.

Golf push carts are manually pushed or pulled across the golf course, though some come equipped with a small motor for extra power. Golfers typically pair these bags with a golf cart bag. Consider these factors when selecting your new gear:

Think about the handle of your golf cart. Look for one that’s easy to grip and control on the course. Some come with extra padding for comfort.

Larger wheels help you handle the variety of terrains you may encounter on the course. Ultra-durable rubber-tread or ABS wheels provide added ruggedness.

Some pull carts have a battery-powered motor that help you handle heavier loads and difficult terrain.

A variety of frame materials is available. Aluminum frames are ultra-lightweight yet stable. Powder-coated metal is especially moisture-resistant for durability.

Lock braking systems ensure your cart stays in place on the course or while in storage.


Consult product information for details on your new push cart

Many come with features that provide much-needed utility on the course. In addition to secure bag straps, some models come with umbrella holders, storage nets and beverage holders, coolers and more. Keep in mind, however, that extra features can sometimes add weight to your cart.


There are two kinds of golfers in this world: those who use a cart and those who walk the course

If you’re a course walker, it isn’t uncommon to use a golf push cart. Instead of you lugging your bag full of clubs for a full 18 holes, attach them to a handy push cart and let that carry the weight. You’re still getting the exercise from walking, but just not the burden of all those extra pounds on your back. You won’t tire as quickly and you’re likely to shoot a better score. Today’s push carts are usually three- or four-wheel units complete with extra storage for some of your accessories like a scorecard, balls, tees, umbrella, and beverage.

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