Purchasing golf equipment is not a walk in the park for many. It requires precision that is designed to help you enjoy the beautiful game. You may be yearning for a new driver, but frankly that is not what you need. You need a swing change. The process of selecting what to buy from a host of variety can be rather confusing but worry no more By going through the following simple rules, you could be rolling your eyes on exactly what you need.
1. Know Your Level of Expertise In golf, you are either an amateur, an intermediate player or a pro. A player at each level needs something different. Amateur: This level needs less equipment as you can’t swing yet. Clubs that suit your general posture and strength will be essential. A core set including at most three woods, a few irons and putter will be helpful.
If you bought a full set, don’t hesitate to put the rest in store for now. The clubs should be forgiving i.e. have a greater inertia moment. Intermediate: At this level you may pick any clubs according to your taste. While comparing clubs from different manufacturers, you will find some to be better than others. Choose what will work best for you Advanced/Pro: At this level you have all golf equipment at your disposal for choice. However, it is important that you too choose clubs that are more forgiving. You may want to switch to irons mixing perimeter weighting with a traditional-like blade design. Make this switch only after you are sure your current equipment is holding you back.
2. Sometimes Bigger is Better A big size often implies a greater inertia moment (forgiveness). It also implies the driver will have a spring-like effect that improves momentum transfer from the head of the club to the ball thus resulting in increased distance. This, however, applies up 10 400 cubic centimeters beyond which the head gets pretty cumbersome, and the law of diminishing returns applies.
3. Choose Clubs with Good Lie Angle On reaching the Intermediate level, it is important to get irons fitted for you. Otherwise when you hit shots well, they may miss the green. The club sole should be at the same level as the playground as it touches the ball.
4. Fill Your Wedge Game Gap The loft on a typical sand wedge is at 56 degrees. This could probably create some space in the wedge game. You should always focus on the upward inclination on your pitching wedge or 9-iron. You need a loft difference of at most 5 degrees between your wedges, beyond which you’ll have a distance that no single-swing club will cover.
All the best as you make more informed golf choices.