Lynx Golf FAQs

Getting Set Up

How do I keep my golf clubs in good condition? Maintaining your golf clubs ensures they last longer and perform better. Regularly clean your clubs with a soft brush and soapy water, especially the grooves on your irons and wedges. Rinse and leave them to dry thoroughly after cleaning in room temperature. Check your grips for wear and replace them if they become slick or hard.

Do you offer custom fitting? Yes, we offer custom fitting to ensure your golf clubs are tailored to your unique swing characteristics, height, and ability. Custom fitting can significantly improve your accuracy, distance, and overall performance on the course. Additionally, our experts can help you choose club designs and colours that match your personality and style. Visit our fitting centre or contact us to schedule a session and create clubs that are as unique as you are.

What are the differences between steel and graphite shafts? Steel shafts are generally heavier and provide more control, making them ideal for stronger players or those with faster swing speeds. Graphite shafts are lighter and can help increase swing speed, making them suitable for players seeking more distance or those with slower swing speeds. Each type offers different benefits depending on your playing style and physical capabilities.

How often should I replace my golf clubs? Replacing golf clubs depends on how often you play and the condition of your current clubs. For regular players, updating drivers and fairway woods every 3-5 years is common, while irons and wedges might last 5-7 years. Look for signs of wear such as worn grooves or a decline in performance to determine when it’s time to upgrade.

What to wear on a golf course? Appropriate golf attire typically includes a collared shirt, golf trousers or shorts, and golf shoes. Some courses have stricter dress codes, so it's best to check in advance. Proper golf shoes with spikes or spikeless soles provide stability and grip. Additionally, wearing a hat or visor and sunscreen is advisable to protect yourself from the elements.

What type of golf ball should I use? Choosing the right golf ball depends on your playing style and skill level. Beginners might benefit from soft balls that offer more distance and forgiveness. Advanced players often prefer balls with better control and spin around the greens. Testing different types of balls to see which suits your game best can be beneficial.

Do I need accessories? Yes, several accessories can enhance your golfing experience. Essentials include a glove for better grip, a golf towel for cleaning clubs, a divot repair tool, ball markers, and tees. Optional extras that help on the course are course guides, ranger finders or GPS golf watches/apps.

Why do I need a glove? Wearing a glove is not mandatory but highly recommended. A golf glove provides a better grip on the club, especially in hot or wet conditions, preventing the club from slipping during your swing. It can also help reduce blisters and improve comfort during play. Most golfers wear a glove on their lead hand (the hand closest to the target). So if you are right-handed, you will need a left-handed glove, and if you are left-handed, you will need a right-handed glove.

What equipment do I need for playing in different weather conditions? Playing in various weather conditions requires appropriate gear. In rain, waterproof clothing and an umbrella are essential. For cold weather, layering with thermal clothing and wearing gloves designed for cold conditions can keep you warm. In hot weather, lightweight, breathable fabrics, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen help keep you cool and protect you from the sun. Additionally, carrying plenty of refreshments is crucial to stay energized and hydrated throughout your game.

Is there a limit on how many clubs I am allowed? According to the rules of golf, you are allowed to carry a maximum of 14 clubs in your bag during a round. This can include any combination of woods, irons, wedges, hybrids, and a putter. It's important to choose a mix that suits your game and adheres to this limit to avoid any penalties.

Do I need to carry my bag? You don't necessarily need to carry your bag. Many golfers use a pushcart or electric cart to transport their bags around the course, which can make the game less physically demanding. If you prefer to carry your bag, consider a lightweight stand bag with comfortable straps.

Getting Playing

Should I invest in lessons before I play on a golf course? Investing in golf lessons is a great idea, especially for beginners. Lessons from a professional can help you learn the fundamentals of the game, improve your technique, and avoid developing bad habits. This can make your time on the course more enjoyable and help you improve more quickly.

Where can I play? Golf can be played on various types of courses, including public, private, and semi-private clubs. Public courses are open to everyone, while private courses require membership. Research courses in your area to find one that suits your preferences and budget. Or book via this helpful site Golf Now

What are the benefits of joining a golf club? Joining a golf club offers numerous benefits, including access to quality courses, practice facilities, and social events. Membership often includes tournaments and competitions, which can improve your game and provide opportunities to meet and play with other golfers.

Where can I practice? You can practice at driving ranges, practice greens, or short game areas available at most golf courses. Some public parks and specialised practice facilities also offer areas for practicing different aspects of your game.

How can I practice my long game effectively? To practice your long game, spend time at the driving range working on your swing with drivers, fairway woods, and long irons. Focus on consistency and accuracy rather than just distance. Use alignment sticks or clubs to ensure proper setup and aim. Regular practice with these clubs will improve your distance and accuracy.

How can I practice my short game effectively? To practice your short game effectively, focus on achieving consistent distances from 100 yards and closer. Spend time on structured sessions for chipping, pitching, and bunker shots. Also, make sure to practice putting from various distances to improve your distance control and consistency. Lastly, work on holing out putts from 8 feet and in, as this will help lower your scores on the course.

What are the rules? Golf has a comprehensive set of rules that cover everything from how to play a hole to how to handle different situations on the course. The rules are maintained by the R&A and the USGA. It’s important to familiarize yourself with basic rules such as keeping score, playing order, and etiquette.