Types of Golf Shoes

There are many kinds of footwear that are appropriate for golfing, shoes with spikes and without. It’s important to find the best kind of shoes for your feet, especially if you’re playing a game of walking golf with your remote-controlled golf cart.

Spiked or Cleated Golf Shoes

These are classic shoes, that have been the predominantly popular style of shoe for years. The most important part of these shoes is the traction that they provide with the spikes. This shoe also is typically waterproof, which can prove to be useful in most situations. Spiked shoes bring you more stability as you go through your swing, often giving you a batter grip. The upper part of the shoe is more stable, which can also help with grip.

Spikeless Shoes

The most recent style of golf shoe to hit the golf market is the spikeless shoe. Some refer to it as the street shoe, as it can really be work anywhere and not just the golf course. This shoe was designed with more comfort and style in mind, than golf functionality. These shoes are more flat-soled, and some have smaller rubber studs that act as spikes. These shoes are better suited for flatter surfaces like the driving range.

These shoes are a great alternative to spiked golf shoes, as they’re more supportive for the foot. This can also help with back pain, which is why you’ll see a lot of pros wearing this style of golf shoe.

The con to wearing a more comfortable and stylish shoe is that you’ll get less stability and grip. These shoes are also far less waterproof than spiked shoes.

Golf boots

A newer design of golf shoe is the golf boot. This still hasn’t risen in popularity like the spikeless shoe has but it’s definitely more useful. This boot was designed to imitate a hiking boot. The boot is also waterproof like the spiked or cleated shoe. This shoe doesn’t allow as much flexibility while you’re taking your swing as other versions, but it’s great for using when hiking during cooler winter months.

Golf Sandals

Weird concept we know, but golfers that are constantly in warm climates inspired this golf shoe. It’s essentially a sandal, but with a golf shoe bottom. They offer slightly less support than other golf shoes, but keep your feet color in a warmer climate.

Why you should switch to Electric Golf Caddy Carts

Golf used to be a game of driving around the course in a golf cart. Nowadays, most players are converting over to walking the course in an effort to make golf a healthier game. The benefits of walking the course far outweigh driving, and it gives a healthier aspect to the game of golf. One downside to walking the course, is your run the risk of injuring your back if your golf bag is too heavy. Here’s where electric golf caddy carts come in. You can still walk the course but benefit from a remote controlled golf caddy to do the work of carrying your golf bag for you.

Electric Carts

Most electric golf caddy carts use lithium batteries which last much longer than other batteries do. They’re also lighter, making your walk on the course that much easier. Regular golf carts are actually harmful to golf greens. With the constant driving, and the potential for mud, the tires run the risk of ruining the grass. If you play a game of walking golf, you take that damage out of the equation.

Walking Golf

If you still prefer to take a golf cart, a great way to get more exercise out of the game is to keep your golf cart on the sidewalk. If you drive it to every hole, you’ll never get any work out in. So if you must drive one, try to limit it’s time on the green, and at least get in a little walk for yourself.

Studies have shown that a walking game of golf is so much better for your health and your heart that it’s better to invest in a remote control golf caddy so that you can more easily play a walking game of golf.

Something that most golfers don’t consider when riding in golf carts, is that it changes the position of the body so much between holes. It requires the body to completely reset, when you get in and out of the golf cart. So playing a walking game keeps your body at the same attitude for longer, therefore you won’t need as much time to adjust each hole. This is believed to improve your game. It keeps you looser and doesn’t require as much time to reset before each swing.

Take away

If you haven’t tried a game of walking golf, it’s time to get out there and try one. Some courses are switching to gas alternatives and not allowing gas powered golf carts onto their greens. Find a place to rent or borrow an electric golf trolley and give it a go. See how much you like walking the course. Perhaps you’ll find the pace more relaxing and you’ll be able to focus on your game more.

Golf Etiquette Refresher

If it’s been a while since you’ve golfed it’s important to remember a few do’s and don’t’s of the sport. What you’re expected to do, not talk about, and how to treat the course with your remote controlled golf cart can be important. If you need a few reminders of what is polite and appropriate for a game of golf, we have some pointers for you.

Game Talk

While it’s normal to talk golf while you’re playing a few rounds, people might not want to hear all about the game you played last weekend. Anecdotes of prior shots, at similar holes might be appropriate considering the crowd that you golf with, but giving them all a play-by-play of the game you played last weekend might not be the best idea for conversation. Try to keep this game conversation to a minimum.

Rough Day

Sometimes you have a rough day out on the course. It’s okay, it happens to everyone. The most important thing to note, is that if it’s not feeling good, there’s no shame in quitting for the day. Knowing when to quit can make the biggest difference to your game, and help your confidence the next time you hit the green. If you’re really struggling to play a good round, there’s no shame in giving up and going home.

Fore!

It’s a common line in movies, someone yelling “Fore!” on a golf course. It’s supposed to be something that all golfers do, but lately most golfers have stopped doing it. For whatever reason it’s stopped, but in true golf etiquette it needs to be done. Even if you think it isn’t needed, you’d rather warn someone than have anyone get injured.

Divots

Always replace your divots. If you’d be upset to come upon a portion of the course where people didn’t replace divots, don’t be that person. Always replace your divots. The best thing to remember is to try to leave the course just as you found it.

Practice Swings

While everyone you play with will respect a few practice swings, there is a thing as too many practice swings. If people are getting tired of waiting for you to finally take a real swing, chances are you’re taking way too many practice swings. In some cases there is such a thing as too much practice, and chances are, it could be hurting your game.

Enjoy the game

Golf comes with many rules, and it’s important to always remain polite. If you don’t know what’s best or what is proper course rules, try to remain as polite as possible. Remember to always have fun out on the course, and give it your all.