A Guide to Buying a Golf
When looking to purchase a new golf set there are many to choose from,
just remember though that you don’t have to always have the larger named brands
for them to be high quality clubs. Many people will go for brands like Callaway,
Mizuno Ping and Wilson but there are many smaller named brands on the market
that can deliver the same performance and quality, names such as Forgan and
Using the correct golf club will greatly improve your game, there are
many important factors to remember when choosing a golf club set such as:
You should always look at the flex of the shaft when
choosing golf clubs. The more flexible the shaft, the more forgiveness you get
with your accuracy. Graphite shafts will be more flexible than steel. The more
beginner you are the more flex you will probably need with your clubs.
When you first start golfing, you will need a
basic set of clubs. This will include:
Each different type of club is designed
to improve the speed of the swing and should help to correct ant faults in your
game. Using the right club is vital and will speed up the learning process. When
choosing a set always consider your ability first and what handicap you are.
Low-handicap (Generally score less than 10 stroked over par)
Low handicap golfers would be wise to carry a fairway wood, a
driver and lower irons. They should carry at least three wedges as well, such as
the pitching wedge, sand wedge and lob wedge.
Mid-handicap (11-20 over par)
Should have most of
the above clubs but should think about adding a 7 wood or even a 9 wood to their
bag. The woods will provide more consistency and accuracy than the long irons
would. Mid-handicap golfers should stick to the 3 and 9 irons.
High-handicap golfers are usually
players that are very new to the game or just haven’t managed to master the
woods yet, they will tend to have scores over 100. The best clubs they should
use are the 3-wood for the tee off and use the 7 and 9 woods, as well as the
other wedges as mentioned above.
A lot of the newer golf
sets are coming with Hybrid golf clubs. These are a mixture between irons and
fairway woods. Many golfers use these to replace their 3 irons. They provide
added accuracy and forgiveness. They have a larger sweetspot and have a low
centre of gravity to ensure that the ball gains more altitude. Hybrids vastly
improve a golfers game and are especially useful for beginners.
The newer clubs tend to
have graphite shafts, these are lighter and more flexible than steel meaning
that there is more flexibility, forgiveness and power. Graphite clubs will be
more expensive but will allow you to increase your swing speed.
Players can choose
from wither steel or titanium club heads. Steel heads are cheaper and heavier
and will offer more control. They are more suited to more experienced players
who have more accuracy, the heads are usually smaller too so the sweetspot will
be smaller. Titanium heads are very expensive but as they are a lot lighter
material the heads will be bigger and so the sweetspot is bigger for added
forgiveness in the swing. It will also mean that as the heads are lighter you
will be able to have a faster swing speed for more power and longer
Golfers can either
have bags that will fit on to trolleys which can either be pull along trolleys
or motorised trolleys, or players can have stand bags which are lightweight and
can be carried around. It is personal preference as to which one to get, it all
depends on your physical fitness and how much you play. Professionals will have
a caddy or a trolley to save the strength in their arms to ensure they have more
energy for their swings.
Hopefully all of this information will help you with your choice when
choosing a new golf set. A great place to start for a new golf set is here on
the Voit website.
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our package sets