How to pick new golf equipment
Golf brands are forever releasing new equipment to the public and with that comes lots of choice. How do you decide? Let's discuss.
For many there is nothing more exciting than going to your local golf shop and browsing the latest equipment, pondering what could be. The first question you should be asking yourself is, do I really need this club? Is the club bridging a gap in yardages or do you just like the look of the club? Purchasing a new piece of equipment should be purely based on the need of the club. Not on its appearance.
Have you actually tried the club and compared it to others? I’d advise trying out as many clubs as possible. Don’t like a particular brand? Try it anyway. You never know what results it may give. Eradicate any subconscious bias you may have and go into the trialling open-minded.
Make sure the club you’re adding to your bag fits in with the other yardages of your current clubs. You don’t want to purchase a club and then find out it flies the same as your current 5 iron. It just doesn’t make sense.
Performance should be the main contributing factor when purchasing new clubs. But, not the only factor. Obviously, don’t buy a club you hate the look of because you just won’t just playing with it. Try to find the perfect blend between looks and performance.
The best way to find the right clubs for you is to have a custom fitting. Let the professionals do the work for you. Why? Because they know what they’re doing. Many golf shops aren’t brand orientated and won’t try to fit you into a specific brand. They will analyse your swing and fit specifically to that. This ultimately will give you the best possible results and help you improve your game.