I am one of those people who firmly believe that having the skill is more important than owning the latest set of clubs, but, even so, I suggest you get a good and reliable golf club if you want to enjoy this great sport to the maximum. Here are some tips that I hope will help you purchase a golf club that will give you a nice edge next time you plan on hitting the golf course.
First of all, I need to tell you that everything depends on how good or bad you are at golfing. I will not sugarcoat the truth. If you are just a beginner, buying the same brand of golf clubs as Tiger Woods will not propel you to stardom the next day. If you are just beginning with this sport, you will do just fine with just a basic set of golf clubs; a driver, two kinds of wood, four irons and a putter are enough for practicing golf as a beginner.
So, determining your skill level plays a major role in what kind of golf clubs you will be purchasing. The more advanced you are, the more clubs you will need since your more refined golfing style will require you to switch more often between different golf clubs.
Next, I will have to ask you: how is your swing speed? Practically, how far do you send your shots? This is very important for selecting the right type of flex for the shaft of your golf clubs. In golfers’ language, shaft flex stands for how easily the shaft bends when you swing. If you like sending your golf balls very far, a stiffer flex is recommended. You can have your swing speed analyzed at any golf range, and this will play a major role in what kind of shaft flex you should choose.
The next aspect I recommend taking into account is shaft length. This is also responsible for landing better shots, and it depends on your swinging style. For instance, if your swing is consistent and smooth (like advanced golfers have), you can go for a longer shaft that will practically give your swing extra power, so that your shot land further away. However, for beginners, I recommend getting a shorter length for their club shaft because they need first to practice their swing in the best conditions possible.
A longer shaft will only cause troubles for you if you are struggling to land decent shots, and your swinging style is imprecise. Just make sure you practice your swing long enough to progress, and you will be able to choose from a larger variety of golf clubs later on.