Careful planning needed
Playing the game of golf requires you to have the right equipment. Unlike other sports, golfing equipment is somewhat costlier. This means that you might not want to head out and buy a whole bag of golf clubs the minute you feel you have fallen in love with this game. Check around and start reading reviews before deciding on the brand. After that, visit the retail outlets or Pro Shops and have a swing before you buy anything.
Popular Names in Golf Equipment
The best place to go if you are looking for golf equipment is to look for specialized stores. The name MST Golf will surely resonate with most golfers. MST Golf is perhaps the most established retail store that sells everything you need to play golf. This includes specialized stores at major shopping centres like MidValley Megamall and Sunway Putra.
Apart from that, MST Golf operates several pro shops in golf courses like the KL Golf and Country Club and the Glenmarie Golf and Country Club, among others. This puts MST Golf among the top and most popular names in golf equipment retail which carries the likes of TaylorMade and others.
In Kelana Jaya, you will be able to find a store called RGT Technology. This shop is a corner lot which sells all types of equipment that include golf clubs, clothing, shoes, putter and others. It is one of the few shops which are fully focused in selling golf equipment in Selangor.
RSH is one of the largest sports retailer in Malaysia. You will find this name in most major shopping centres like 1 Utama Shopping Centre and Pavilion Shopping Centre in Kuala Lumpur. While it carries all types of sporting goods, RSH will have a dedicated section that sells only golf equipment where you can try and give the clubs a swing or two.
SportsDirect.com is one of the recent additions to the Malaysian sporting goods market. As it sells all types of sporting equipment, SportsDirect.com too has a dedicated section for golf enthusiasts where you will find a broad range of clubs, items and apparels.
Transview is another top pro shop you can visit if you would like more personalized services. It operates in Shah Alam as well as the Kota Permai Golf and Country Club and the Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Golf & Country Club. Besides that, Transview has a branch at Avenue K in Kuala Lumpur with branches in Perak, Pahang, Kelantan and over in East Malaysia in Sabah and Sarawak. This makes it one of the top pro shop with the widest network around.
Pro Shops in Golf Courses
You will most likely find a pro shop in the golf courses you are playing in. These shops are usually stationed in the golf course to provide basic services. You should be able to buy standard apparel like caps and tops at the pro shops.
In most cases, they carry a specific brand of golf clubs. You will find a pro shop in the top golf courses where there is one at the Palm Resort Golf & Country Club, the Damai Laut Golf & Country Club, the Saujana Golf and Country Club and at the A’Famosa Resort Malacca.
Take note that if you are buying anything at these pro shops, they are usually slightly more expensive as those you will find at the retail golf pro shops.