Thursday, May 11, 2006

Choosing The Right Golf Clubs

By John Sanderson

Generally, a set of golf clubs off the shelf isn’t likely to be
a perfect fit for you. Manufacturers create golf clubs for folks
of average build – whatever that is! Not only is everyone
different in their physical make-up, but no two players swing
exactly the same. So one golf club size definitely does not fit

If your clubs are too long or too short, you're likely to have
problems. To find the right size clubs for you, try swinging
with a few different lengths. Basically, you choose clubs that
are about as long as the distance from your navel to the floor.
You don't need to decide right away—lots of courses and driving
ranges have sample clubs that you can practice with until you
find the perfect fit!

You can rent different kinds of equipment, too. Before you
invest in a set of expensive clubs, try a variety of types at
your local golf course. Test the waters for a few months. See
what feels best for your game.

Now, if after you’ve tried out several brands of clubs, and
you’re getting serious about the game, it’s a good idea to get
custom fitted by a PGA professional at a golf range. Don’t do
this until you’re able to consistently repeat a swing. Bottom
line – if you can’t hit worth a nickel, you don’t need to be
fitted for clubs yet!

A golf pro can help you find which clubs are best for you. As
previously stated, everyone has a different physique. Some
clubs just aren’t going to feel right to you. This is no
reflection on your game and certainly no reason to quit
playing. By getting custom fitted for your clubs, you will
likely hit the ball more consistently and accurately.

First, the fitter will have you hit a few balls. This is no
time to try to impress. Just hit normally, and try to loosen
up. Your swing speed will be recorded to determine the right
flex of shaft.

Fitters will take into account the length of the club so that
it’s comfortable for you. They’ll look at your hands to
determine if you need special grip fitting. You may need longer
or shorter clubs.

The angle of the club may be adjusted for you as well. When
you’re done with the “fitting”, specific recommendations will
be made regarding

• Length of club
• Size and design of clubhead
• Lie angle
• Shaft type
• Grip type
• Set make-up

Then you can make a wise decision on exactly what clubs to
purchase. You will likely see an improvement in your game
overall when you have the right equipment, tailor-fitted for

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