Can someone explain "spikeless" golf shoes to me...
I played golf for a brief time in my early 20's. Fast forward close to 30 years and I am getting back into the game in a big way. Thankfully, I'm in a good place financially. Having said that, I'm now "older/wiser", have a wife who wants to play (and needs gear), and two school age children (who also want to play and need clubs). In other words, I have plenty of other things to throw money at.
I have geared up enough for lessons and some casual play, but have yet to buy golf shoes. The spikeless ones seem like I'm just buying yet another pair of sneakers. I have a few friends with Country Club memberships, so I know that I will need some sort of golf shoe sooner rather than later. I guess my main questions are:
Does this new generation of spikeless shoes actually do anything to improve your game?
Beyond comfort, should I be looking for anything else other than not spending too much?
Is there any practical difference between the super expensive shoes and an $80 pair. Other than looking expensive? I long ago left caring about that sort of thing behind...
My best bet for buying just one pair that I can wear to a CC, but still be as casual/comfortable as possible?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated...