★ Golf Club Length
If you’re a really tall person you may find it difficult to find clubs that are long enough to allow you to make comfortable shots. Nobody wants to be struggling while trying to get that perfect hit. Certain clubs have been specifically designed for tall people and will have a massive impact on your game. Same applies to people that aren’t as tall either. Short people will need a Club with a shorter shaft and larger club faces in most cases. Not only does this make the club shorter but also ensures the weight balance is correct.
Size and Texture-Your grip is probably one of the most important things in the whole club. You will always be holding the grip and this will allow you to change up your swing technique. Some clubs simply don’t have comfortable grips, and after a couple of shots, your hands may start to feel sore. This could lead to blisters, dry skin, and many other problems. So make sure when you’re picking a set you keep Grips in mind. Most clubs will allow you to use a Grip Kit and personalize the grips to suit your style of play.
Weather conditions-Golfers often get affected by the weather. Make sure you pick a club which has an effective grip, one which is waterproof in case you get caught in a shower. One which is comfortable and one which won’t get too hot if it’s a sunny day. Nobody wants their hands to be burning whilst they’re going for that all important shot!
★ Shaft Material
Graphite-Recently Graphite shafts have massively improved in popularity and that is for one simple reason, they’re lighter. Many people find that their arms are aching when they come off of the course; with the help of a graphite shafted Club, this problem should be eliminated. Steel Shafts are much heavier and can cause certain players issues throughout the swing process, you should notice a difference in your play when using a club with a graphite shaft.
Steel- Although graphite is much lighter, Steel shafts are still used in many of the top end Clubs around the world. Obviously, Steel is heavier, but this isn’t a problem for all players and is even classed as a benefit by some. IF you’re used to using a heavy club and have never had an issue with it then you should be fine and you will be able to put more power into every shot.
★ Cast Iron vs Forged Irons Golf Clubs
Well, when picking a club you may take a look at the materials used in the construction of the head, 90% of all clubs are made with Cast Iron. This is where there is a mold that has been pre-made for the club and they pour molten metal into it. Much easier than trying to produce lots of forged Iron clubs. Although many people claim that former Iron clubs are nicer to play with they simply don’t last long enough for most Golfers, and need replacing far too often. It is a choice that you will have to make yourself although we would definitely recommend purchasing a Cast Iron Club as it will last longer and therefore save you a lot of money in buying replacements.
★ New v/s Used Clubs
This is a decision which in the end you will have to make yourself, although we can give you a couple of reasons why you should and shouldn’t buy either used or new clubs. If you’re on a small budget then used clubs will look very appealing; they are pretty much guaranteed to be cheaper than brand new ones. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t cost you more in the long run. The problem with used clubs is you will have to buy replacements a lot quicker than if you were to just buy the new. Within a matter of weeks/months, you may be forced into buying more clubs, so it might be a better idea to just buy brand new, durable clubs in the first place!