Golf Equipment

Golf Equipment options

Golf with 450 million players  is the world’s 8th most popular sport followed in equal 9 th place by Basketball and American Football as designated by the number of fans and participants .  This is behind soccer (Number 1, at 3.5 Billion ), Cricket, Field Hockey, Tennis, Volley Ball, Table Tennis and Basketball. It is noteworthy that  there is more individual equipment required  to play golf than the sports that rate higher in popularity.  The capacity to play golf for the over 60s is greater than for more active sports such as cricket, tennis, but still requires at least an average level of fitness. The covid-19 pandemic has changed the way that golf is played with new rules in place to stop cross contamination of players. The most likely ways that infection can be transmitted is handling the flag and steel shaft of each hole during the course of a round. Each hole has a sponge rubber insert to stop the ball going into the hole to reduced the likelihood of infection. 

Golf clubs can be purchased as off-the-shelf items or tailor made to suit an individual.  They also can be purchased by brand name and in right handed or left handed configurations.  There are other essential items for golf such as golf balls and a variety of tees shapes, lengths and manufacture.  These are at the discretion of an individual golfer.

Accessories that are useful include golf gloves, caps or hats, ball markers and distance estimators (range finders) to assist golfers in decision making for which club to use in a given situation.  A review of the best options for the over 60s golfers is scheduled for inclusion on this page.

Golf Clubs


Right handed

Left handed



Golf balls


Golf Tees




Golf Gloves

Golf Bags


Golf Buggies

Motorised Buggies petrol driven

Motorised buggies electrical

Pull Buggies

Golf Shoes



Sporty Outdoors

Hiking, Rock climbing, Camping – Best Choices for Different Environments (THIS PAGE IS BEING REVISED)

Equipment for hiking, rock climbing and camping varies with a combination of terrain and climate. The cool to cold climates of the truly mountainous areas of Europe,  Americas and Asia require warm specialized clothing for the climate, specialized climbing gear and warm protective clothing and specialized sleeping  bags and tents.

In contrast, warm to hot areas including humid areas of Australia, Asia and Central and South America require cooler clothing and less specialized sleeping bags.  All areas require equipment suitable for the environment. Most areas suitable for outdoor camping are those with a natural world attraction and are remote from main towns and cities and thus require planning to ensure that the correct equipment is purchased for each trips. A list of required equipment and advice for different environments is given below.

Cold Region Camping

Mountain climbing in the snowRequirements of cold region camping are obvious from the picture that depicts rock climbers in a cold snow bound mountainous region.  The best warm clothing coupled with sturdy foot appropriate footwear, underwear,  gloves and protective head and eye wear and back pack.  There is a major difference between average and high quality gear for this activity. Here are some of the recommended brands available with a summary of reviews of their efficacy.




Hot Humid region camping


Geotourism, Educational Tourism

Four Wheel Driving

Sports Events global

Promotion and marketing of major global sporting events is linked to the the creation of branded sporty clothing and sports equipment.  In Soccer World Cup and cricket the passion for the team is an expression of national identity or an expression of local identity at a city or state level for intra-national events that may have a global reach in support.

The next major sporting event to be held in the southern hemisphere will be the women’s T20 world cup of cricket scheduled for this year 2020.