How do I buy Golf Clubs?

Golf Clubs can be bought from many different places. You can buy them at your local golf club, or there are plenty of specialist golf shops dotted around the place. There are now some golf supermarkets that offer great value as they buy in bulk to take advantages of better prices. You can also buy golf clubs from general sports stores and the sports departments of department stores.

The important thing is to buy the right golf clubs for your level of play. Golf clubs may look the same to you, but in fact they differ greatly. If a beginner uses clubs for experienced people (low-handicap players) then they could find the game very difficult. If an experienced player used clubs for beginners, then they could find they can't hit the ball so far, and it tends to pop up in the air a lot! But that can be complicated, so instead we'll look at the types of clubs that need to be in the bags of people of differing skills.

Low-handicap golfers are those who generally score lower than 10 strokes more than par in a round. They should be carrying a driver and also one or two fairway woods. Being a lower handicap players, they would also benefit from carrying a 1 iron and other low irons. They are difficult to hit, but tend to be a lot straighter in the air. As far as wedges go, they should have at least 3 of them, a pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a specialist lob wedge. The clubs will have stiffer shafts, making them more accurate (less whippy) but more difficult to play with.

The mid-handicap golfer will normally be aiming to be 1 over par at each hole or better - so they will score between 11 and 20 more than par for a round. Since woods are easier to hit, it is likely they should buy a driver as well as at least 2 fairway woods but maybe even one more. As far as irons are concerned, they should have 3 iron to wedge and also 2 other wedges.

The high-handicap golfer, who shoots closer to 100, shouldn't have a driver as a 3 wood is easier off the tee. They should also have other fairway woods, such as a 5, 7 and maybe a 9. As well as the normal selection of irons, low handicap golfers should have 3 wedges.

Low handicap golfers should ensure that the shafts that they use in their clubs are regular flex. This makes them more "whippy" and theoretically more difficult to control, but also makes them easier to get the ball up in the air with.

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