Hence You Like New Golf Clubs, Scan This First

Before you embark on your journey to purchase new golf clubs, read this article it may just help you make the right choice of clubs to match your game present and future.

What Do You Really Need?

Your first port of call is your wallet. New Golf Clubs are going to make a dent in your finances so you want to get your choice right from the start. Set your self a budget and stick to it. You need to be honest with yourself as to how good your game is and your level of dedication.

Do You Need To Up Your Game?

If you are replacing your set of old faithful’s then you need to consider whether its time to change club types to match that the way your play has developed, it may be, for example, that your handicap has improved because you don’t have time to play as often or it may be that you just want to pension off your old muscle-backs and get some nice new cavity-backs. Or it could be that your game has improved to a degree that you need to move up a gear into a class of clubs that are used by more advanced players. It will assist in your choice if you can honestly relate your level of prowess and allegiance to your potential purchase.

What About Your Shafts, Should You Change?

Again this is about being honest with your self, particularly about your swing. As we get older the necessity of requiring a golf club with a softer flex is more likely. You will find that many professional instructors say that almost all men are using sticks that had shafts that are too rigid. If you are a player that has a sloppy or weaker swing then perhaps a graphite shaft may be beneficial. If you have been used to using steel and are finding that your swing is getting weaker then consider graphite shafts as your replacement.

Ever Thought About A Club fitting?

A club fitting can be a simple affair just by taking a few basic measurements and answer a few questions, don’t worry you wont have to go to night school to answer these questions. Any pro golf shop should be able to do this for you, it can even be done online. If you want to be really serious about it you can have personal, and more accurate, club fitting calculation performed by a teaching professional or club fitting pro this can take 35 minutes or so, however, doing this will ensure a club that compliments your body and swing style.

How Deep Is Your Pocket?

By now you should know your play level and aspirations so the next thing to consider is your budget. If money is no object then you can skip this section, however, if you have a spend limit in place then all is not lost as there is a growing choice of good quality Golf Clubs with a lower price tag. Do not spend more than you can afford.

Check Out The Reviews:

You can easily go into information overload when it comes to reading golf club reviews and you will find that a review of one club can be different from one “expert” to the next, having said that, it will give you an idea of the choice and price ranges available of golf clubs that suit your game. Reviews may not give you unbiased information, however, they will help you target what is best for you.

Opinions Please!

Chatting to as many people, in the know, as possible will also assist you in making your choice of golf club. Talk to club members and professionals. You could even talk to sales staff although remember that their opinion may be biased towards a stick that pays them the most commission. Ask around and you are sure to find a store that is renown for is honesty and that strives to be helpful.

Take Your Time:

When all is said and done it boils down to what you want and can afford and you must feel happy in the choice that you make. Spend time checking out the shops, search the Internet you will be astonished at what is available. See what online stores have to offer. The Internet is an easy resource for price comparisons and information. The important thing is to set your budget and stick to it and armed with the information we have discussed here you will find a set of golf clubs that suits your game both present and future.

How To Solve A Shank

Even top golfers run into “the shanks”. It’s one of the most dreaded inflictions in golf, and often difficult to resolve. A shank is caused by a swing path that delivers the hosel portion of the clubhead into the golf ball first, sending your shot extremely off-course. Shanks can often happen in bunches, causing a mental stress for the golfer and their swing.

There have been many articles written on the problem of shanks, with all its various causes and corrections. Although shanking is technically a swing path issue, the biggest component (and solution) is actually tied to the golfer’s mental state, and loss of trust in the particular clubs. Golfers think about the last time their club shanked, so it happens again, and again.

By far, the most important step to solve the shanks, is to use a club design in which you have confidence. Ultimately, confidence and mental trust in your clubs is what will enable you to take a full proper swing through the ball, freeing you from thought and fear of shanks; resulting in long, straight, accurate shots.

While most swing path problems can not be solved with new equipment, shanking is actually an exception to the rule. Here’s how club type directly relates to shanking:

1. Standard irons are the most common producers of shanks, because the hosel is ahead of (or sometimes even with) the club face. This makes ball contact with the hosel much more likely.

2. Hybrid irons can greatly reduce the possibility of shanks because the hosel is mostly up and out of the way. (Hybrid hosel design is half iron, half wood)

3. Fairway woods (which are available from the 3 to the 25 wood, to replace irons or wedges) offer the best solution. Their design puts the entire face forward of the shaft and hosel, for shank proof golf shots.

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