So you’ve watched Tiger Woods win the latest major and you say, that was awesome! And so it begins, you’re now ready to jump in and finally start playing golf, or you’ve already been playing for awhile and now you’re looking to take it to the next level. Either way, selecting the right golf clubs is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make.
Golf club selection for a beginner can be an overwhelming experience. What brand? How much to spend? What kind of shaft? Should you be measured for length? The list of questions can literally be as long as well, one of your golf clubs. For novice golfers, it’s important to be realistic about how invested you are in pursuing the game before you go out and spend a lot of time and money selecting golf clubs. For veterans, you’re probably already obsessed with the game, so club selection is an expected task that you take in stride.
But if you’re just getting your feet wet and have no idea what you’re doing, it’s a good idea to take beginner’s lessons at a golf course or school. Usually they provide clubs for you to use during the lessons. Taking lessons will also give you a chance to meet knowledgeable golf instructors that can provide valuable information on golf club selection.
Next, if you decide you really want your own set, consider investing in a starter set designed specifically for beginners. The starter sets usually come with a putter, wedges, and irons which are the easiest clubs for beginners to use. Once you’re comfortable with those clubs, you’re ready to move up to the next level of golf club selection.
That’s where time, patience, and lots of research come in handy. Ask friends about the clubs they use, and make time to try out clubs at a golf store. Many stores now have indoor driving ranges specifically designed to help people with their golf club selection. You also may want to conduct research online and read, read, read. Then absolutely make sure that you try out the clubs BEFORE you make the investment.
Many of these golf club selection tips apply to beginner golfers, but they can also be helpful when a seasoned veteran is ready to upgrade. Just remember that extensive research followed by taking the clubs on a test drive before you buy is an important key to a happy golf experience.