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How to Select a Golf Glove

How to Select a Golf Glove

Not all golfers wear gloves, but generally the better players do. Fred Couples, the 1992 U.S. Masters Champion is the exception to the rule. But if you have trouble holding the club or feel you are checking it to maintain control, you need a glove. You will have a better grip of the club when [...]

How to Maintain Your Golf Club

How to Maintain Your Golf Club

Looking after your playing equipment is necessary to extend the life and resale value of your clubs and to improve their playability. The basics to good club maintenance are neither time consuming nor difficult. Heads Keeping the grooves on the clubface free of dirt is important. The grooves are designed to grip the ball at [...]

How to Choose Utility Golf Clubs

How to Choose Utility Golf Clubs

The elegant, matched set of clubs with three woods and ten irons has long been the popular choice of golfers, but today more and more of them are customizing their basic set by adding new clubs and replacing old ones until they get the set that best matches their playing abilities and course conditions. Utility [...]

How to Choose the Right Wood Clubheads

How to Choose the Right Wood Clubheads

Choosing the right clubheads is becoming increasingly difficult because of the vast range of models available. Classic shapes slowly disappear and make room for carefully engineered forms with specific functions. A couple of years ago, it appeared that clubhead materials dictated the shape they were to take, as not all functions could be incorporated into [...]

How to Choose the Right Amount of Flex for Your Needs

How to Choose the Right Amount of Flex for Your Needs

The most important characteristic of the shaft is flex; you must choose the right amount of flex for your needs. Here are a few rules to consider. The suffer the shaft, the straighter the ball flies. The more flexible the shaft, the farther it flies. However, if you are not strong enough to generate a [...]

How to Choose Test Equipment in Golf Shops

How to Choose Test Equipment in Golf Shops

Many club professionals and specialist golf shops now have test equipment available. Try them. Playing with a club is the best way of knowing if you really like it. Where possible, obtain a full set of clubs to take to the practice range and to play a round. Keep in mind, however, that not even [...]

How to Choose Second-Hand Golf Clubs

How to Choose Second-Hand Golf Clubs

Is second-hand second best? While shiny, new clubs are certainly an attraction, all you really want is equipment that gets the job done on the course. If you are not going to spend a lot of money, fbeware of cheap new clubs which may be of poor quality or workmanship. But you could buy a [...]

How to Choose Offset Golf Clubheads

How to Choose Offset Golf Clubheads

Offset Most perimeter-weighted clubs feature an offset clubhead. You will easily recognize the difference when you compare a blade and a game-improvement club. With a blade iron, the shaft is just about in line with the leading edge which lies between clubface and sole. With an offset, the leading edge of the clubhead is set [...]

How to Choose Golf Shoes

How to Choose Golf Shoes

The right footwear is as important as the clubs you use for if you do not have a good grip on the ground, then neither the right playing equipment nor a good swing can help. The weight distribution and thus the pressure points on feet and shoes vary from player to player, from professional to [...]

How to Choose Blade Golf Irons

How to Choose Blade Golf Irons

Until the 1960s, these were the only irons available. The blade is a clean-lined club with a short head, a slender sole and a small sweet spot. Any ball not struck from the middle of the clubface will not fly as it is supposed to. That is why today blades are designed for and played [...]

How to Choose a Shaft for Your Golf Club

How to Choose a Shaft for Your Golf Club

The greatest misgiving I have when golfers select equipment is that they will look at what type of clubhead they prefer, but rarely do they look at the shaft as the most important component. I doubt more than one or two percent of the world’s golfing population is playing with the right shafts. You can [...]

How to Choose a Golf Putter

How to Choose a Golf Putter

Whether simple in design or weird and wonderful, the putter is the club which engenders more feeling than any other in the golfer’s bag. The putter can drive you to distraction or be your best friend. Some golfers may use the same putter for thirty years, others may have tried hundreds. You will have to [...]

How to Choose a Golf Ball

How to Choose a Golf Ball

Few golfers are creatures of habit when it comes to selecting the right golf ball. Many will have their preferred choice but if they think a new ball will provide even the smallest advantage, they’ll try it. About one billion golf balls are produced each year in hundreds of different dimple patterns and materials, although [...]

How to Change the Swing Weight of a Golf Club

How to Change the Swing Weight of a Golf Club

After the golfer has considered material, flex, kick point and torque, he or she must then look at the weight of the shaft for this has a bearing on the club’s overall playing characteristics. For instance an average, regular Apollo steel shaft with mid kick point weighs about 5.19 ounces, while its exact match in [...]