Choosing the right golf club is an extremely important part of improving your playing. If you can find golf clubs that work very well for your style of golf, you will notice an immediate improvement in your game. Beginning golfers tend not to give much thought to the clubs they use.
Maybe he just used his grandfather’s old clubs that he pulled from the attic, or maybe he bought some cheap clubs at a clearance sale. If you want to become a true golfer, you will need to buy clubs for yourself and choose a few that suit your playing style. You can do this by changing the length of the shaft, the size of the head, and many other details. One of the choices you will have to make is between graphite and steel, the two most popular materials. What you choose can greatly affect your swing (or work with what you have already learned).
Steel is the cheaper option of the two. Due to its lower price, many consider it inferior to graphite. However, this is not true at all. If you have a style of golf that works well with steel clubs, there is no reason to go for the more expensive graphite. Steel is much stronger, so you can expect steel clubs to have a longer life than graphite clubs. Steel is heavier than graphite; some consider it a negative point, but others prefer to really feel the weight of the club while swinging it. Steel is also somewhat stiffer than graphite (which has greater flexibility). This is partly your personal preference, but your previously developed swing style might also tell you something you might not otherwise know. If you tend to shift fairly quickly, we recommend sticking with stiffer sticks. Steel offers it, but quick shifts combined with heavy sticks can be potentially dangerous, so make sure you always have a firm grip.
Graphite is the other option and is best known for being a lighter and more flexible material. Again, this doesn’t necessarily make it a better option, as it all depends on the type of golf you play. If your strokes are a little slower than average, a flexible graphite stick might be the best option. The flex of a suit can be classified into 4 different classifications: Ladies, Regular, Senior and Extra Stiff. Graphite clubs rarely fall into the Extra Stiff classification. If you feel like you need stiffer sticks, you’d probably be better off with a steel stick. The best thing to do is to simply give the club store some trial changes and find out what looks the most like what you have used in the past. Make sure it’s something that you can wear for an entire game and you won’t feel awkward.
You are likely to feel a bit overwhelmed when making these important decisions about your future clubs. This is normal for a beginner, especially since each of the materials has so much to offer. If you really want to make sure you are making the right decision, you can contact someone who has more experience choosing clubs. It could be an experienced golfer or just an employee of the club store. Either way, they can give you some good advice just by watching you swing the ball a couple of times. The speed of your swing and many other things about your method will give you suggestions on what to choose. But as long as you think carefully about your choice and then stick to it in the future, you should be able to choose sticks that are ideal for you and made from a material that feels natural when you swing it.