Buying a set of golf clubs is not as simple as it may seem. There is a lot more that goes into it than a person might think. There are different types for different uses, there are different shaft flexes, there is a large price range, there are shafts that are made of different materials, different grips, and many people have their clubs tailored.
The first thing to determine when buying golf clubs is which type is right for you. There are three types, player’s irons, game-improvement irons, and super game-improvement irons. Player’s irons are for people that have the highest ability level. Game-improvement irons are fore people in the middle range of abilities. And then the super-game improvement irons are for the people that have the lowest ability level.
Then there is the shaft flex. The shaft flex is the amount of bend in the club. It ranges from “senior” which is the most flexible, to extra stiff. It is recommended that the faster your swing speed the stiffer your shaft. Having a slow swing and a stiff shaft is a bad combination, and vice versa.
And then there are the different grip materials that play a part, and the different club materials, a very large price range, and the overall feel of the whole shabang. The only thing that can really determine if clubs are right for you is getting out there and testing them on a range. Without actually physically using them, you will never know which kind of shaft is right for you.
For more guidance on buying the right golf clubs, head to our golf pro shop and speak with a professional who can help with a golf club fitting.