Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Clubs Must Suit to a Tee

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Clubs Must Suit to a Tee

Article excerpt

SO YOU'VE decided to take up golf. Do yourself a favour - put your grandfather's clubs back in the shed and resist the temptation to snaffle a set at the nearest garage sale.

The thing is, if you are serious about becoming a good player, or even an average one, then you will have to invest in a set of clubs that best suits your playing style and capabilities.

Before you go out to make your purchase you have to honestly assess your level of interest and your skill range.

Are you going to be an occasional player, a regular weekend player or do you intend to play three to four times a week with the intention of entering a competition league?

You don't want to fork out thousands of dollars if you only intend to have a round a few times a year.

Are you yet to swing a club, are you an average player looking to get better or are you well on your way to teeing off with Tiger Woods at Augusta?

The right golf clubs can enhance your play provided you choose a set best tailored to your level of play.

Set your budget.

Golfing equipment and the associated paraphernalia can be an expensive business.

If you are a beginner it is best to choose an inexpensive set just in case you decide the game is not for you and give it up after a handful of outings. Without a doubt it is best to visit a specialist golf store or one of those associated with a golf club when you are doing your research.

Staffed by professionals, these stores will help provide vital information about shaft flexibility, materials used and clubs to suit your handicap.

They have specialised equipment to measure your swing and can also help determine the length of the clubs you need.

In most cases a standard length will do but shorter or taller players will have to make adjustments accordingly.

For a price, golf shops and teaching pros usually also offer an in-depth clubfitting session that will ensure you are choosing the right set of clubs for your needs.

These are extremely beneficial, especially if you are starting out.

It is important to remember that while online stores are cheaper there is nothing like holding the club in your hand to check for weight and balance before you commit to a purchase. …

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