So, you’re ready to upgrade your golf equipment. But, there are some things you should consider before going out to the store. Buying new golf clubs off the rack can be a challenge. There are so many types and brands out there, it’s easy to get confused. So, now what?
Here are a few tips that can help you decide on what you should consider when buying new golf clubs. This may help you clear up some confusing that can occur when you’re in the process and it can help you choose the best clubs for your swing.
• Buying online? Be careful— You can get great deals on clubs when buying online, especially used clubs. But, if you’re looking for brand new clubs, it’s probably not the best option. You could end up spending way more online with the added fees that come along with it. So, shop around first before buying online because this can help you save some money.
• Watch out for knockoffs — You can easily get fooled into buying knockoffs. Many look like the real thing. So, beware of equipment that looks—and is labeled—like a brand name product.
• Find clubs that work for you — The only thing that matters when buying clubs is what works for you. Don’t worry about what other people are using for clubs. Clubs that work for them might not work for you. Everybody is different. If you think the set fits your game and your swing, you should buy it, regardless of the brand name.
• Shaft first — Many golfers have the tendency to base their decision of buying clubs by looking at the club head. However, you want to start with the shaft first. You want one that fits your swing speed and tempo.
• Switch it up — Yes, you can continue buying new clubs from the same brand you’ve been using for years, but keep an open mind. There are many options out there you can choose from, and there are a lot of great brands you might want to try. As stated before, keep an open mind.
• Choose the right golf ball — So here’s the deal – if you tend to lose a lot of balls (it happens with many weekend golfers), DONT buy the most expensive brand of golf balls. Sure, you’re going to love using them. That is, until you lose it. Stick with a less expensive ball until you know you won’t lose a whole sleeve of balls during one round. Many great mid-priced balls exist that will suit virtually any golfer.
I hope these tips can help you when you’re looking to upgrade your golf set.