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Golf Equipment Tips
Are you the type of golfer who blames every aspect of the game down to your swing, posture, balance, tempo etc? If you are then you may have probably missed one vital aspect out of this equation. You could very easily be spending hours upon hours practicing aspects of your game which in fact may not require practice at all, have you thought that maybe you are using equipment which is not suited to either yourself or your style of play.
Simple isn't it - the majority of golfers blame an aspect of the swing to a bad shot or a bad round of golf but if you are using unsuitable equipment then you might be onto a loser right from the word go.
It might be worthwhile you utilising the following tips to ensure that you are using the right tools for the job.
If you are a beginner/junior and have chosen to play this game using a set of pre-owned clubs then you must ensure that you fully check your new golf tools prior to purchase with a very keen eye. Every aspect of the clubs needs to be checks, the shafts, club heads, grips are the initial parts which must pass inspection. Grips can easily be changed but check the price first, If there is damage to the shaft or club head then this is a potential hazard and you should consider leaving them alone. Prior to purchasing a set of pre-owned golf clubs always check how much they are to buy new - you will be surprised that some pre-owned sets are not much cheaper than a new set - especially if you have to re grip them or have some aspects rectified prior to playing them.
If you choose to purchase a set of pre-owned clubs or have a set of golf clubs which require re-gripping then you need to be careful. The grip on a golf club is the only contact that you have with the club, therefore you need to be sure that they are gripped correctly.You can purchase sets whereby you can grip the kit yourself, you need to ensure that you align the grip correctly. If you are not comfortable with performing this yourself then your local golf store should be able to accommodate you. When choosing a grip ensure that your hand size is taken into consideration, having big grips with small hand or having small grips with big hands can be disastrous to your game.
Always, always clean and change your grips regularly. You will shave shots of your round with this one tip alone.
Using golf clubs which are not fitted can and will lead to wayward shots. Every golfer is different in many different aspects and when golf clubs are manufactured they are designed for the average person of average size and stature. Can you guarantee that you are that person. If not then get your golf clubs checked, measurements will be taken and the fitter should watch you take a few swings, normally with tape attached to the clubs and a swing plate on the floor. At impact the tape is marked by the club hitting the floor and the fitter is able to determine what lie angle is optimal for you. The shaft will also be checked to ensure that it is the correct length for you. Having a set of custom fit golf clubs is like having a brand new set of golf clubs and is probably one of the best investments you can make in this game, at the end of the process you will have a set of golf clubs which have been professionally modified for your individual requirements.
One thing that you need to look at is that the golf clubs you play with, no matter if these are irons, wedges, woods or putters - they must match your skill level as a golfer. There are various different models of golf clubs on the marketplace - some of these clubs are designed for low handicappers, some are designed for mi/high handicappers and some are designed for all skill levels. If you are a high handicapper then playing with a set of clubs which are designed for low handicapper probably wont help your game.
One big point is that you must feel comfortable with the clubs which you have chosen to use - if you feel comfortable with the club you will not think about it and will generally make a better swing - the better the swing the more enjoyable the game.
About the Author: Peter Cunningham manages the Golf Review Center. web-site. On this site you will be able to read and submit reviews in relation to all different types of equipment and services.