It’s no secret that Australians love to play golf. It’s easily the most popular club-based sport in the country, not to mention of the most popular outdoor sports in general, with Australians taking advantage of the sheer number of golf courses in all the major cities. And, since we here Down Under are afforded plenty of sunshine all year round, there’s always time to fit 9 or 18 holes in with mates.
But, while it may be said that a bad workman never blames his tools, you shouldn’t have anything to blame if you have the right golf equipment by your side. A pristine set of clubs, a grip-tastic leather glove or golf shoes that fit just right, if you have all the gear you’ll definitely have some idea of the competitive levels of play you’ll be able to reach.
Melbourne has, without doubt, some of the best golf courses not just in Australia, but in the world – indeed, a few of them are actually ranked as some of the world’s best. With such a high-level of playable greens then, you’re going to want to make sure you have the best kit to take advantage of them as you smack, chip and putt your way to under par glory. Alternatively, if you just want to de-stress or you’re not exactly destined to be the next Tiger Woods, you can head to any of Melbourne’s driving ranges to simply smash away.
Fortunately for Melburnians (and visitors to the southern state) the city of Melbourne and its surrounding suburbs are home to a number of golf shops stocking a wide range of brands and covering everything from clubs to shoes to smaller accessories, and even pieces of tech such as rangefinders to help you make the perfect shot (in theory).
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The golf retailer has 13 stores in and around Melbourne, so you'll never be too far from one, and staff at all stores know their stuff so will be more than happy to help you with any questions.
Address: 126-130 Franklin Street, Melbourne, 3000
Phone: 03 9329 9989
Address: 325 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3000
Phone: 03 9620 5900
Address: 603/611 Whitehorse Road, Mitcham, 3132
Phone: 03 9872 3277
Once all the data has been analysed, PureForm will set to work building you your own set of clubs that are sure to lower the final number on your scorecard.
Address: 18 Wangara Road, Sandringham, 3191
Phone: 03 9583 8108
With several years-long loyal customers that stand by Jon's advice and service, you can rest assured your club swinging hands will safe in his.
Address: 5/20-22 Old Dandenong Road, Oakleigh South, 3167
Phone: 03 9570 9792
Far from it , in fact, as GCO stocks all the major brands across all the categories you could think of, for use both on and off the court. In-store services also include club fitting, meaning it can easily become your new one-stop-shop for all things golf.
Address: 1666 Dandenong Road, Oakleigh East, 3166
Phone: 03 9544 9650
The pro shop at the Royal Melbourne offers just that, as well as having its own team of professionals on hand to assist you with your needs (they'll likely know you by first name too). Not only can you pick up club merchandise and have clubs fitted to your specific requirements, but you can also sign yourself up to professional lessons and even a golf-specific fitness program.
Address: 26 Cheltenham Road, Black Rock, 3193
Phone: 03 9598 2600