Golf is a great way to spend time in the great outdoors and get a workout. Plus, according to Golf Digest, in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, golf can improve your mental health. However, in order to enjoy this sport properly, selecting the right set of clubs and other golf equipment is crucial. If your clubs aren’t a good match for your needs, you’ll likely struggle on the fairways and greens. Here’s what you need to consider when choosing golf clubs.
What Is Your Skill Level?
Some golf clubs are very forgiving. This means if your swing isn’t perfect or very consistent, there is still a good chance that you’ll score a good hit on the golf ball. Other golf clubs, however, are very unforgiving. They have to be swung just right, or you’ll end up with a bad shot. Many golfers will benefit from more forgiving golf equipment, but if you’re highly skilled, you may enjoy better shots with less forgiving clubs.
What Type of Shaft Do You Need?
There are two common types of golf club shafts: steel and graphite. Graphite has become more popular in recent years, as it typically leads to longer distances. However, steel shafts can be more affordable and also more accurate. They may last longer and prove more durable as well. Ultimately, you should carefully weigh the pros and cons of each shaft type when selecting clubs.
How Flexible Should the Shaft Be?
You can get shafts of varying flexibility, from extra stiff to “senior,” “amateur” or “ladies.” A shaft with more flexibility can propel the ball more. Basically, the flexing itself will add momentum to the swing. This can result in the ball going further. However, if you have a strong, hard swing, you may want to use stiffer shafts to ensure better consistency and accuracy.
What Types of Clubs Do You Need?
Should you get a 3 iron or a 3 wood? Or both? Or maybe you should get a wood/iron hybrid? Do you need a sand wedge, or can you get by with a lob wedge? Often, the answer to these questions actually comes down to the courses you play on. If you’re playing on a course without sand traps, you might not need a sand wedge, for example.
Ultimately, selecting the right golf equipment will require patience and expertise. However, if you get the choices right, you could improve your game substantially. Once you’ve chosen your preferred clubs and are ready to start playing, be sure book a round at Deerfield!