What you should know when buying golf equipment?

Question by Angel: What you should know when buying golf equipment?

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Answer by brad
1 – how much money you are going to be willing to shell out…….

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5 Responses to “What you should know when buying golf equipment?”

  • EmperorFlea:

    You need to know what level of player you are. This will directly affect the price you will want to pay for a set of clubs. I would say don’t pay more than 300 dollars for a set unless you are an avid player or like to show off. You can actually get them for less and good quality at Big 5 Sporting Goods.

  • Scratch The Caveman:

    Budget – once you know how much you’re willing to spend, you can work to maximize what you get while staying under your limit.

    Skill level – a beginner may be in over their heads if they buy blades or “Tour” equipment, while a low handicapper probably should stay away from game improvement/cavity back irons because they won’t offer the feedback and shot-shaping a more advance player wants.

    Swing speed – will determine shaft flex and material, both of which can make a large difference in performance.

    Personal preferences – especially for your driver & putter, but true for all clubs: if you don’t like what you’re lookin’ at when you’re setting up or what you hear after you swing, it’s going to affect your game.

  • green_lantern66:

    Do NOT assume that buying “off the rack” will be good enough, regardless what your handicap is. Getting fit by a professional will put you in a good starting position to make a decent swing. Make sure you have these things checked:

    1. flex for all your shafts
    2. lie angles for your irons and wedges (maybe even putter)
    3. length of all your clubs (including putter)
    4. loft of your driver
    5. what type of ball to play
    6. set composition- how many FWs, hybrids, wedges, lofts of all clubs, etc… that way, there aren’t any major distance gaps in your set.

    It sounds like a lot of work, and it can be if it’s done right, but the rewards are well worth it.

  • Kev:

    how much you want to spend, how good you are, the better the nicer clubs, if you want gorgiving clubs, and how often you’ll actually use them, why pay more if you wont use them.

  • reporter:

    that new clubs cost 300% more then if they were used.