It’s not enough just to make a good swing to send the ball to the right spot. Indeed, all golf enthusiasts know it: every good golfer owes his performance to his golf clubs.
What is a golf club?
The golf club is the essential equipment for the golfer. It is the accessory that allows him to hit the ball to reach the hole in a golf course. The golf club is a type of club essentially composed of a grip on which it is held, a shaft which constitutes its body, and a head which is in direct contact with the ball.
And to each type of shot generally corresponds a club adapted to hit the ball well, which is why the golfer’s carriage is generally made up of 4 types of clubs, namely the wood, the iron, the hybrid and the putter. Each differs in material, size, weight and head shape. If you’re new to golf, you may want to start with second-hand clubs instead.
The material used to make each of your clubs will influence not only its price, but also the trajectory and impact of the shot on the ball. Therefore, for women and beginners, we suggest you choose a graphite or carbon shaft which, in addition to being very flexible, is also light.
This is the most comfortable type of material and is particularly suitable for slow and short swings. Players with a fast swing will be advised to choose a steel shaft which is both heavier and offers much more rigidity for power and precision. Please note, however, that with a shaft that is too flexible, you risk deflecting the ball’s trajectory upwards or to the left each time. And with too stiff a shaft, the ball may always be pushed to the right.
In addition, you can choose the grip you prefer. There are those made of rubber which provide maximum grip, others made of polymer which are very resistant, or those made of leather which are characterized by their anti-slip power, but are nevertheless quite fragile.
Shaft size, grip and club head
Each type of club generally has a size corresponding to the length of the shaft. Here, the size is expressed in inches or cm and the longest models are the wooden clubs that allow you to hit the ball from a great distance.
When choosing your equipment, always take your size into account, making sure to find the ideal length between your wrist and the ground when you have your arms outstretched. It is also advisable for beginners and intermediate golfers to choose a wide sole and a large clubface for maximum forgiveness. Experienced golfers should choose a thinner sole and clubhead for more feel when hitting the ball, while experienced golfers should choose a thinner sole and clubhead for more feel when hitting.
Why buy a golf club?
To play more comfortably
As you will have understood, a golf club is a piece of equipment which is chosen according to your morphology and your level of practice.
That’s why buying your own equipment is essential so that you can play golf with clubs that are made for you. All this with the aim of playing correctly and comfortably to improve your performance and gradually find your marks on a golf course.
To train and play wherever you want to play
Without golf clubs, you are forced to go to a place dedicated to the practice of golf every time you feel like having a few swings. This is not easy, however, if you live far from a golf course or if you simply want to play out of sight. That’s why it’s so important to buy your golf clubs so you can practice without having to travel or play alone or with friends when you’re out and about.