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What kind of golf clubs are you playing with?

Are they the golf clubs that you should have chosen? Really? Do you even know? There are many different kinds of golf clubs out there and if you didn’t talk to your favorite pro to check them all out before you made your final decision you have no way of knowing if you choose correctly, unless it’s too late.

Purchasing golf clubs is one of the most important things, if not the most important thing that you will ever have to do when it comes to playing golf. Your golf game is going to depend on them. Your swing is everything to your game and without the right golf clubs, you aren’t going to be able to swing correctly.

The Shaft

When choosing the right golf clubs you need to take a good long look at the shaft. The flexibility of the shaft of any golf club is going to tell you a lot about the club. Not everyone is comfortable with the same amount of flexibility and you need to find the golf clubs that you are the most comfortable with. For example at 68 years old, I now use a senior flex. It really makes a difference, but I wouldn’t have known had I not played with them. You’ll need to try out many different flexibility levels to see what suits you the best. The pro shop at your club or a golf store will let you do this. Make sure that you’re shopping at a store that has salespeople who not only know the products but actually play the game. By the way, even if you plan to buy them for less online you can still visit a golf store to see how the golf clubs feel in your hands. I recommend everyone do this before they commit to any particular golf clubs.

Get your swing measured

While you are in the golf store get your swing measured. This will also help you to find the best possible golf clubs for your golf game.

Different golf clubs have different lengths and not all lengths suit all golfers. You should try out the different lengths to see which will suit your body and your game the best. In most cases, a standard length might be perfect for most, but I’m 6’1″ and need a longer length to my club than someone who’s 5’6″. You do not want to have to bend in order to hit the ball (I just wrote an article about back pain in golfers…and THIS is one of the important pieces to staying pain-free), the length of your golf clubs is another essential aspect to a good golf game and we all know how frustrating the game can be anyway.

What’s your handicap?

You will also want to take into consideration your handicap in golf. Yes, your ability in golf will have a direct bearing on your choice of golf clubs as well. There are golf clubs that are made for those just beginning to play golf and golf clubs made for pros. If you are just starting to play the game and you are not even sure that you are going to like it yet then you do not want to go out and spend hundreds or even thousands of dollars on your golf clubs do you? That would be crazy. What if you end up hating it? It is a far better idea to start out in a more affordable price range with your first golf clubs.

What clubs do you play with?

I just bought a Callaway Rogue Fairway Wood and am really enjoying playing with them. What are YOUR favorites?