Choosing your Golf Clubs
Know which golf clubs you should have in your kit
You should understand clearly that you need to have a complete golf club set and this includes accessories too. The golf rules clearly state that you can have at most 14 clubs in your golf bag. Hence, you should plan accordingly. You should have all the different types of clubs required to play the game – driver, fairway wood, iron, wedge, putter and hybrid. Some of the clubs can be interchanged with the others – iron can be used for wood, for instance. But ensure that you have all the clubs, the total of which needs to be 14 at the most.
As far as the individual golf club types are concerned, you need to go through the details and make your selection. Remember that the buying criteria for each club type may differ from the other club types and this is something you need to consider.
The four main elements of golf clubs
The four major golf club types (fairway wood, iron, putter and wedge) have four components each and you should focus on these when you plan to buy your golf clubs.
Grip – The grip allows you to hold the club properly when playing. You can choose between standard, midsize and oversize grips depending on the size of your hands.
Shaft – The shaft is just below the grip and depending on the type of flex the shaft has, it can be stiffer or more flexible. The categories of flex are “A” (amateur), “M” (senior), “R” (regular), “S” (stiff), “X” (extra stiff) and “L” (ladies). “R” for gentlemen and “L” for ladies are most commonly sold because these are the safest bets. As you become better at the game, you should explore the other shaft types.
Hosel – The hosel is a connector between the shaft and the clubhead and these days, the golf clubs with adjustable hosels are most commonly used. The adjustable shaft allows you to remove or change the shaft and make adjustments to the golf club.
Clubhead – The clubhead is that part of a golf club which hits the ball. This is one part of any golf club that you need to consider when you decide to buy golf clubs. The clubhead differs depending upon the playing capability of a player and the specifications as laid down by the manufacturers. It is best to find out in detail about the clubhead before choosing one.
Standard or custom designed golf clubs?
Golf clubs can be standard in their design or custom manufactured depending on the need of a particular player. If you are already a pro at playing the game, you may want to look more at standard equipment. However, if you are a learner or even relatively new to the game, look for golf clubs with custom fit equipment. Consider all the accessories that can be used along the different parts of your golf club and purchase. You will develop faster as a player.
Compare golf clubs across online stores
Comparison always helps and this is something you should do before you purchase your golf clubs. First of all, find out about the buying criteria of all the different club types and then compare the prices across online stores. While you are doing this comparison job, also compare the different manufacturers and go through the reviews of their products.
Which golf clubs for which use?
The best used drivers in the Canadian market are Callaway XR Driver, Cobra Bio Cell S Driver, TaylorMade AeroBurner Ladies Driver, Nike VRS S8 Driver and TaylorMade R15 Driver. You can afford to choose from this list.
For fairway wood, you should again look at the top selling items in this section. Some models to consider are Callaway X2 Hot Fairway Wood, Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood, TaylorMade AeroBurner Fairway Wood and Cobra AMP CELL S Fairway Wood.
In the segment of golf irons, the bestselling products in Canada are Callaway X2 Hot Irons, Callaway X Hot N-14 Iron Combo Set Steel, New Wilson Staff D100 Golf Iron Set 4 and PING i25 Black Dot 9 Iron CFS Steel.
The best putters that you can find in the country could be any in the following list – Wilson Harmonized Mallet Putter, Odyssey Works 7VS Putter, Tommy Armour TA25 #2 Mallet Putter, Callaway Odyssey White Hot Pro #1 Ladies Blade Putter and NHL Calgary Flames Halo Putter.