Time to buy your first set of golf clubs? Because you are just starting it probably won’t be the best set of clubs that money can buy, but here are some hints to help you. Your first set should contain individual clubs that can help you develop your game. You should also carefully look at the length of the club as well as the material from which it is made. This will help you choose a set of clubs for this stage of your game. .
Let’s first take a look at the length of the club as it will vary from person to person. Extra long, standard, and junior are what most of your golfing stores tend to carry. If your clubs are too short you may strain your back reaching down for the ball when you swing. By the same token, you can also hurt your back if the clubs are too long as you would have to twist or bend backward to avoid digging up the turf. You can get custom built clubs to fit, however they may cost a bit more.
Then comes the material of the golf clubs you may be considering. Years ago golf clubs were made of solid wood and other types of heavy material. Today the best clubs of choice are lighter and made of alloys such as titanium – but this can get very expensive. This being your first set of new clubs, you should consider more traditional, less expensive materials such as a graphite composite. You can always use less expensive wood club heads but this could make your game more difficult to play.
You don’t necessarily have to buy your clubs all at the same time. You may go out and purchase each club individually and then put a set together. The basic clubs you should start with are your irons, three through nine, and a pitching wedge. The next clubs you will want to put in your bag will be your driver and the three and five fairway woods. Then comes the all important putter. You will want to take your time to pick the right size, weight and feel, for the putter may be the most important club in your bag.
When it is time to go out and make this purchase it is important that you consult with a sales associate who is knowledgeable on the subject. You should ask if they have a set of demo clubs. Then you could take some practice swings before you actually buy anything.
When all is said and done it will be time to grab your bag and hit the links.