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Which Golf Clubs Are Best For You?
By: Lee MacRae
Are you looking to buy new golf clubs
? Finding it difficult to determine what will work the best for you? Newcomers especially can become bewildered by the large variety of golf clubs you see when you are looking to buy.
Read along as we discuss the types available and what they each can do for your game of golf.
First, take note of your height. Standard golf clubs are designed for individuals bewteen five and six feet. That principle applies to both men and women. Taller or shorter? Then I suggest you take a look at custom made clubs. It will help your game considerably.
Cast or forged iron clubs. Which?
Generally, you will find that cast iron clubs are the way to go.
What makes cast iron the right choice for most? The answer centers on a particular feature of the cast iron club - a larger "sweet spot". The trem refers to the best area on the club face that will give you the maximum range and accuracy on a shot. The larger the "sweet spot" on a club face, the more area you have to strike the ball well. Being a little off center will not affect your shot to any great degree. It is for that main reason the beginners are steered towards cast iron clubs. Their swing is not as consistant as a seasoned golfer or a pro and so they have an easier time driving the ball well with a larger sweet spot at their disposal. That is why clubs like "Big Bertha" came on the market. The large oversized head obviously gives a much larger sweet spot than a normal driver. Average golfers get longer and straighter drives on a more consistant basis.
Forged iron clubs are generally the opposite. Harder to hit with because of a smaller sweet spot on the club face.
Why, you ask, are forged iron clubs even made then?
This is due to the fact that forged iron offers a better "feel" on your shot because it is a softer metal than cast iron. The better players, on the other hand, will give up that larger sweet spot [and even some distance] to get that better feel of each and every shot they take. With a more consistant swing, they usually strike the ball dead center on most shots anyway. With the better feel of the forged iron club, they can draw, fade, hook or slice the ball deliberately when circumstances on the golf course require it.
Next question, will you use steel or a composite material for the shaft of your new club?
The major criteria here is club speed. An average golfer will have a club head speed of 80-94 mph. Lower speeds usually means you should look at a composite shaft. The problem with lower speed is you get less distance on your shots. You need to generate more speed [and more power] or find some way to compensate until you can. And that is where the composite golf club shaft enters the picture. It gives you a lot more distance than you would get with your normal swing and a steel shaft.
For those of you with faster swing speeds, and subsequenlty good distances, steel shafted clubs will give you a lot more control on your shots. This is very similar to the advantages of iron over cast clubs.
Determining your own swing speed is not difficult. If you don't have a local pro shop with the right equipment, you can find small microwave Doppler radar devices that are run by AAA batterieson the market. You simply set it near your tee and swing away.
With only these few starting tips, it is typically best if you rent a few different sets of clubs as you play and take note of how each club serves or handicaps your game. You are looking to ascertain your own strengths as well as weaknesses. Check out the assorted types and varieties of golf clubs you may find in a rental shop, for example, and discover what works best for you.
These simple golf driving tips have proved effective in helping many golfers around the world improve their drives off the tee. Simply apply what you have read here to your own circumstances. Here's to your own improvement!
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