Golf Shoes - Your shoes
have got to be comfortable!
Good quality golf shoes are
essential to your golf game. I learned this lesson a couple of seasons
ago and will relay a short story about my golf shoes below.
I had always played a particular golf course when the weather was dry
and always played in my tennis shoes or running shoes (instead of golf
shoes). Most of the time they were just fine for getting around
the course and were very comfortable.
Then one fine day, a friend and I went out to play the same course, a
day or two after a rain storm. On the 12th tee (a
long par 5), I took a BIG swing at the ball and slipped on the
wet grass! I sure felt silly, because I ended up on the ground
and the ball only went about 100 yards down the course.
If that wasn't bad enough, on the next tee, I slipped again and ended
up with a twisted ankle. Good thing we were using a riding cart
or I may not have finished the game.
So what does this have to do with golf shoes? I still believe
(to this day) that if I had been wearing spiked shoes I would not have slipped
on either tee and not twisted my ankle. So the next week (when
my ankle was better) I went out and got some good quality golf shoes.
I haven't slipped on the wet grass since.
One other tip: You might want to visit a local shop to choose
the right size for a particular brand of golf shoe, but them order
them over the net. You will be pleasantly surprised with the
money you can save!