Golf Clubs and Balls
Golf clubs and balls can really make a difference in how well you play. Understanding the basics of how to choose the right clubs and ball will go a long way in not only helping you play better but also how much you enjoy it.
New advancements in golf club technology are making lighter, bigger, and better golf clubs available to the experienced (as well as the inexperienced) golf enthusiast.
So, what do you need to know before you go hunting down that perfect set of golf clubs?
For the beginner golfer, a basic set of golf clubs consists of a driver, hybrids, irons, wedges and a putter. When you play regularly you quickly learn that using the proper type of golf club will help you achieve better results.
Each golf club you use is designed differently with a specific purpose in mind to help
you improve your game and your score. When shopping for new clubs take into consideration the style, size, and type of material used to make the club shaft.
A steel shaft is one of the less expensive clubs you can purchase. On the down side, steel shafts weigh more and on the up-side they can be longer-lasting than other clubs. The steel shaft may also give you more control over those fast swings.
A graphite shaft is lighter than steel and it will also be more costly. This type of club is used for long distance shots or for slower swingers. Another thing to keep in mind is that graphite shafts are not only lighter they are easier to handle, absorb vibration and they can also be more forgiving if you should happen to have a bad shot.
When it comes to selecting a driver, especially if you’re a beginner, you’ll probably want one with a head made out of titanium. Titanium is stronger, denser, and lighter than steel so the club head can be made larger without being heavier. The advantage to having a large head driver is that it gives you more area to hit the ball with.
With this type of golf club head, the club will be much more forgiving if you miss hit the ball.
Most golf clubs are available with both steel and graphite shafts.The main thing to focus on when buying golf clubs should be to own the best set of clubs that you can afford, whether they are name brands, used, or a reproduction
Now let's address the question, how important is a golf ball to how you play your game?
Having the right golf ball can actually do a lot more to improve your game than you may think. It can help you gain you distance in your drives, make it easier to hit a perfect shot, and so much more!
Golf ball construction these days is made with a cover of Surlyn. It’s a durable material to enable more use of a golf ball before needing to be replaced due to damage to the outer cover.
The main construction difference in golf ball technology is the number of layers that are built within the inner part of the golf ball.
A two piece golf ball is designed to have minimal spin imparted on the golf ball which allows for more distance on shots. This distance comes at a price around the greens as it is harder to control a two piece golf ball to have it stop quickly on landing. They are a good golf ball design for people that are new to golf and also looking for extra distance on their golf shots from tee to green.
Golf ball layering can be made up of two, three, four or even five layers. Each additional layer (or piece) that is added into the core of the golf ball will allow for more control with additional spin created with each golf swing. Having more spin will also mean that distance is affected the ball travels so it’s best to try each of the different design golf balls to find the one that suits your game the best.
Choosing the right golf ball really depends on what you are hoping to achieve in your game. If you are a low handicap player looking for great spin and control then choose a four or five piece golf ball. It allows for more spin. This is the ball that most professionals choose and also makes it more expensive than other balls.
If you have a higher handicap and are looking for more distance a good three or two-piece ball will be best. It creates less backspin allowing you to hit it further.
If you're looking to gain more distance than you may want to choose a two piece golf ball. They are designed for slower swing speeds with a lightweight construction that catches air.
They are also more durable so they’ll last longer.
Often these balls are marketed for women or seniors, but men - don't let that stop you! They will definitely help you get the distance you are striving for.
Solid core golf balls will offer less trajectory and can spin for better accuracy.
Even the dimples on the ball can have an effect on your game. Smaller dimples lessen trajectory while larger dimples increase it.
Now you know choosing the right club and ball really does play an important part of achieving a good score on the course. There are so many options available on the market, take your time to explore which ones you may want to use and then try them out.
After a while, you’ll find the perfect clubs and ball for your game. Most importantly, have fun trying them all out!