With all the different types of golf clubs out there, how are you supposed to know which ones to buy? There are a few things you should consider before plunking down major money on a set of new clubs.
Your first step before purchasing new golf clubs is to ask around. Your friends who golf or other golfers in your league may have very strong opinions about particular brands of clubs. Listen to what they have to say and gather as many opinions as you can. Ask them what they like or dislike about their golf clubs and ask how they decided to purchase that particular brand of clubs.
Watch the other golfers on the golf course and see what golf clubs are in their carts. Take a peek at passing carts. This will give you a rough idea of what clubs others on the course are using. It also may tell you that a certain brand may be better suited for the course or may be available for a discounted price in the area. Also, while you are at the golf course, ask the local pro what he recommends. However, keep in mind that many pros have ties to manufacturers of particular golf clubs.
Next do a little research on golf clubs. Read the reviews of any clubs you are interested in. Also, read golf magazines. These publications frequently review new golf clubs or have feature articles on manufacturers of clubs.
Once you have a few brands of golf clubs selected that you are interested in, do some comparison shopping. Often, you may find that one manufacturer is much cheaper than another, which helps you make your decision. Or, maybe the local sporting goods store is having a sale on a particular brand of golf club.
Finally, keep your eyes open for demo days in your area. These are days when you can try out golf clubs from various different makers. This can give you a good idea of which clubs feel good to you and work well with your golf style or complement your strengths and weaknesses in the game. It is always a good idea to try out a set of golf clubs before you invest in them.
By taking the time to ask around and research golf clubs, you can end up with a set that you not only love playing with, but also got a great price on. The key is to gather as much information as you can before purchasing your golf clubs. Then you can rest assured you’ve gotten the best golf clubs for you.