PRLog - Jul. 8, 2011 - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- There are two sayings that are both very appropriate when discussing golf clubs. One is “to each, his own”. The other is “different strokes for different folks”.
Whether you’re just starting or an old pro, before you drop a few bucks on a new set of golf clubs we need to talk about your “feelings”
As much as I hate to say anything about “feelings”
The most important part of golf is to have a set that feel comfortable in your hands.
The more comfortable they feel in your hands the better your chances of enjoying the game and actually improving your scores over time.
There really is no scientific formula to help you choose the right set of clubs. There are a couple of things I can tell you to help you choose a nice set of golf clubs.
The grips have to feel good!
This is your only real connection with your clubs … so make sure they feel good!
There are round grips, ribbed grips, corded and non-corded and each has a different feel. There are also different materials from which grips are made. Whatever you choose, it has to feel “right” in your hands.
Which is the best grip for you?
You won’t know until you wrap your hands around a few and see how they feel for yourself. You have to try different grips and go full “hands on” to find what feels right to you. You’ll know the right grip for you when you have your hands wrapped comfortably around it!
The weight has to feel right!
You don’t want “too heavy” and you don’t want “too light”, you want “just right”!
Traditionally, on a matched set of golf clubs, club weight is the same from the 3 iron all the way to the 9 iron. And since this is 70% of your club set, it’s important to feel comfortable with your irons.
For beginners, it is generally best to choose clubs with a graphite shaft versus steel because of the lighter weight. Plus the flexibility of graphite gives you the potential to gain more power in your swing.
You don’t want flexibility in a pitching wedge, sand wedge or putter however, and therefore steel shafts are appropriate for these clubs.
Nothing ruins a good game faster than having a dipstick as a playing partner. The best advice I can offer on this is to tell you ... don't play with dicks!
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