Joe From Montana

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Month: March 2019

Choosing golf clubs as a woman

When you’re a woman choosing golf clubs for yourself, there are few important things to keep in mind. In my opinion, most important of them all is knowing difference between men’s and women’s clubs. At first glance, golf clubs made for both genders look and feel the similar, but there are few ways in which they differ. These differences are inspired by actual differences between women and men golfers. For example, women, on average, tend to be shorter than men, so manufacturers usually make their clubs shorter, so that arm length and club length align well. Women are also usually less strong than their male opposites, so women’s golf club manufacturers also try to make golf clubs lighter and female-friendly in other ways as well. It’s important to keep these differences in mind when you’re choosing golf clubs as a woman. If you don’t keep them in mind, you’ll have unrealistic expectations and end up with poor golf clubs and poor overall results. Just like in everything else, by knowing your advantages and weaknesses as female golfer, you increase your odds of success significantly.

Another common mistake that women make is buying expensive golf clubs. They think that just because golf club set is expensive, it will solve all their problems. That’s simply not true. Most, if not all of beginner golfers’ problems can be fixed with lessons and practice, not fancy golf clubs. In my opinion, if you’re a lady and novice to golf, it’s better to stick with affordable club sets, like the ones offered by Callaway and other manufacturers. These club sets are cheap but decent in quality, so they will allow you to test the waters of golf without making too much investment into the sport that you aren’t even familiar with. Still, if you want best golf clubs of certain types, like for example putters, you can choose and buy putters separately and use those instead of the one that came with the club set.

I think it’s very important to not spend a lot of money on golf clubs. My opinion is based on many facts, but that’s neither here nor there for now. At this moment, i wanted to say few words on how to save on golf clubs. One way, as we’ve mentioned before, is buying golf clubs packaged as entire set, rather than buying them one by one. The second, and probably a little less obvious method, is by buying used golf clubs. If you look for them carefully, you can actually find “used” clubs that look and feel like new ones. They usually cost half the price, sometimes even less. Of course, it takes a lot of time to find those, but if you’re short on money but have some spare time, it’s very good solution to the problem of small budget.

Other than golf clubs, you’ll also likely need high quality golf bag to hold your clubs. I can’t stress the importance of choosing good golf club bag enough. Without a good bag, your life as a golfer can get pretty miserable pretty quickly.

How to collect golf club set

Because of how much time it takes to collect all the necessary golf clubs for entire set by buying them one by one, many people prefer to buy entire set all at once. They do this for multitude of reasons. Most common reasons are: to save time and money. Entire club sets, on average, cost much less than what it would cost you to buy those same clubs separately. On the other hand, they have their disadvantages too, and we’ll get to them soon enough.

The main benefit of choosing which golf clubs to buy to comprise your golf club set is individuality. Club sets usually are sold by one brand, and they contain only golf clubs from that brand. For some people, like for instance, beginners, that may not be a problem, but for professional golfers, who have strong preferences for individual clubs from this or that brand, that is big problem. That’s why, in my opinion, golf club sets are usually better for beginners, while pros should always make their own sets. While buying golf clubs one by one, you are free to buy the best hybrid, best woods, and best of each types of the club category. On the other hand, one brand rarely makes the best of all types of clubs. Some brands, like Callaway, do make all kinds of clubs, but others, like Ping, specialize in one certain type. Still, even in case of Callaway, their drivers, woods and hybrids are much better than, for example, their wedges and putters. At least that’s how i see it.

There are many disadvantages that come with buying golf clubs separately, but most of them probably boil down to one thing – expense. Buying the best driver, woods, irons/hybrids, putters and other clubs is super expensive. Having top notch golf clubs may help your performance on the golf course a little bit, but it will have bad effect on your bank account. High end clubs are very expensive, so if you’re on a tight budget, buying entire club set might be worth considering. Although there are other ways to reduce expenses. In theory, you could still stay within your budget and have the high end clubs that you want to have. All you have to do, is look for good bargains on used golf clubs. Second hand clubs might sound like a bad idea, but in practice, some listings are very attractive. If you look long enough, you’ll find used clubs that are in perfect condition, almost indistinguishable from the new ones. I must also add that beginners should be careful when buying used clubs. Picking good one takes a lot of knowledge of ins and outs of golf clubs. You must also know the rules of websites that you’re buying these clubs on.

This may not be true for everyone, but one thing i find problematic with golf club sets is that they are too standardized. Often, they don’t include golf clubs that i may like, but aren’t standard in the industry. One example that comes to mind is utility iron. I love using utility clubs on fairway greens, but most golf club sets don’t include them. That’s why i’m forced to turn away from them and towards collecting club set individually.

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