Arnold Palmer once said that golf is deceptively simple and endlessly complicated. One of the aspects of golf that rings true to Mr. Palmer’s famous saying is selecting the correct golf club for your game. Year after year, many golfers are guilty of buying expensive irons that are wrong for their swing, and ultimately dreadful for their play. The alternative is that the right set will fit your swing and be that final piece to an enormous jigsaw puzzle. So what can you do to find the correct club for your game?
Use the Right Irons
No matter the era, all of the “King of Kings” of golf have spoken about the significance of having the precise irons. You’ll have to distinguish between player’s irons, game-improvement irons, and super game-improvement irons to determine what is right for your golf skill level. If you’re an experienced player, the player’s irons will be your best bet because of their optimal response when hit correctly. If you’re a golfer that isn’t quite experienced, yet significantly more advanced than a novice, you’ll want to look at the game-improvement. This particular type of iron helps with longer shots when the ball is inaccurately hit in the center of the clubface. For beginner golfers, super game-improvement irons will make up for all of those off-center swings that might be in your future.
Set a Budget
New golf clubs show up every year and and the marketing teams at each manufacturer rave about all the new specs and improvements that lead you to believe that new club is the one that will finally improve your rounds. But don’t get caught up in the hype of new fancy toys like the Nike Vapor Pro Combo that we’ve seen Tiger and Rors endorse, or a driver such as the G30 LS Tec. We’re not saying these golf clubs are bad, we just don’t recommend spending a lot of cash on golf equipment if it’s not ideal for your handicap and time commitment, especially if you are new to the sport. Try purchasing slightly used versions of the clubs that appeal to you.
Find Your Ideal Fit
The feel of your irons is essential for a successful round. Best practice is to test out several irons to find the correct club. If it feels good when you swing it, that means a lot. Similar to selecting the right iron, you’ll need to figure out which shafts are most comfortable for you. If you have any type of muscle problems with your hands or wrists, it might make more sense to consider the graphite shafts because of the way they combat vibration.
Take Advantage of Demo Days
Most golf courses will have demo days throughout the year and it can serve as a huge benefit to seek out advice for fitting, grip, and any other inquiries that might be going through your mind. Demo Days can also be a time where you can test out equipment you’ve had your eye on, but you haven’t had a chance to test. A list of courses in the American Golf network offer upcoming Demo Days in regions such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Atlanta, New York, and Dallas.
Now that you have some tips to find the correct club for your game, are you ready to play more comfortable & lower-scoring rounds? Let us know which of the four tips you liked best.