Minimalist golfers and people wanting to travel light will argue that a basic set of golf clubs should be sufficient for your trip to South Africa. It is always possible to hire more clubs from golf courses or shops once you reach your destination. However, some considerations about the weather conditions, itinerary, and your individual equipment needs should be planned before leaving.
The amount of time that you will be spending in South Africa will influence your choice of equipment. If you are staying for a short time, it may be best to pack everything. Minimalist golfers may find it more convenient to hire equipment. Bring your main set of clubs from home for longer stays in South Africa. You can then buy extra equipment and accessories to complement your existing golf clubs. The golfer has many options in South Africa.
Your own game will determine the type of clubs and equipment that is unique to you. For example, your selection of clubs should consider the flexibility of the shaft. Hard and long hitters should consider stiffer shafts and medium hitters should purchase clubs with medium shafts. Individuals with easier swings may require a more flexible shaft. The shaft should move a little but should not be too stiff. The club shouldn’t be too flexible so that it doesn’t bend back too far.
A careful consideration of weather conditions, fairways and your specific needs will prevent a poor playing experience. Choose the right equipment and you will have memorable times. South African golf is a unique experience, both on and off the fairway. Wildlife and incredible natural scenery are just a few benefits of visiting to play golf in the country. It is also a country of contrasts in its people, geography and not surprisingly, its golf courses. Planning is everything.