When it comes to golf, nothing is going to top perfecting your skills. However, there are some other small things that can definitely help add to your game, and having the perfect clubs is one of them. How, though, can you find the best clubs for you, especially when there are so many drivers, irons and putters to choose from? Follow these three steps to make choosing the perfect set a little easier, so that wherever you’re playing, from golf trips to Murray River or abroad, you’re able to focus on your swing.
1. The one-size theory is a lie — Some think that golf clubs are one-size-fits all, but this is not true at all. Because golfers come in all different shapes and sizes, you’ll need to find the right club that has the shapes and sizes that fit you. And it’s no secret either; why else would golf product manufacturers even make clubs of differing sizes if it made no difference? When it comes down to it, a wrong match could have you swinging in a way that is unnatural to you, negatively affecting your game. By going with the right set, you’ll be swinging more comfortably, resulting in better hits.
2. A short driver will do you well — Bigger isn’t always better, especially when it comes to picking the right driver. When looking around at drivers, you’ll see many offerings that are 45 inches or longer, yet the average driver length of a pro on tour is 44.5 inches. Why is that? Well, with a shorter driver, you should be more easily able to hit the ball at the right angle. Anything too long will through the angle off, giving you less control over the ball’s lift and distance, hurting your score.
3. Think about skipping the 3 and 4 irons — You might think that 3 and 4 irons will be able to give you some loft behind your ball for those short or mid-length shots, but if you’re looking for loft, you’ll want to look elsewhere. Although 3s and 4s are considered acceptable mid-range clubs, for the past two decades, manufacturers have been adjusting their offerings so that they hit farther, not loftier. The manufacturers do this so that they can market their clubs as more powerful. If you’re looking for something to give you more loft, consider getting a hybrid club instead.
You might find that choosing a good set of clubs is harder than you thought, and considering everything that’s out there, it could take a while to find the right match for you. But if you’re really serious about your game and improving your skill, you’re definitely want to consider spending the time to pick a set of clubs that fits your size and style of play. What shouldn’t be as difficult is finding a place to play, especially if you’re looking for golf packages in Victoria. Numurkah Golf and Bowls Club has golf packages in Melbourne available so that while you and your golfing partners are getting some play in on the best Murray River golf resorts, you’re able to practice perfecting your swing. You can find more information about Murray River golf tours at ngbc.com.au.