Thinking about buying new clubs? I think I can help.
For better or worse, I’ve spent the last year systematically replacing every club in my bag. Along the way, I’ve read equipment reviews, talked to club pros, hit hundreds of balls with dozens of clubs, bought clubs, sold clubs, traded clubs, gotten fitted for clubs, watched other people get fitted for clubs, spent too much time in Golf Galaxy, experienced buyer’s remorse, and finally ended up with some sticks I’m happy with. If I had to do it all again, I’d do it much differently.
In this new series of blog posts, “Your Golf Equipment Buying Guide,” I’ll share my lessons learned. I’ll assume you’re like me – uninterested in the technical jargon, very interested in finding a club that feels good and hits it straight. Here’s what you can expect over the next number of weeks:
Part I: Myths Debunked
There’s a lot of misinformation out there, much of it generated by people who have an interest in selling you clubs. We’ll need to clarify a few things from the start.
Part II: The Driver
Want an extra 10 yards? The right driver can impact your game more than any other club in the bag, but only if you know what to look for.
Part III: Irons Demystified
Cast vs. forged? Muscle-back vs. cavity-back? Player’s club vs. Game improvement? It’s not as complicated as it seems. This post will give you the basic information you’ll need to find an iron to match your game.
Part IV: The Rest of Your Bag
Putters, wedges, hybrids, balls… everything but the ball retriever.
Part VI: Resources
Information at your fingertips. With this list in hand, you’ll have all the information you need to get it done.
So it’s finally time to say goodbye to the persimmon driver with the ball-of-yarn head-cover. This is the year to take the plunge – you’ll be glad you did when you start cleaning up on Saturday mornings.
Stay tuned for Part I: Myths Debunked…