1. Sea honesto y valore de manera realista su nivel.
Cada día nos bombardean con publicidad de los grandes jugadores y sus super modelos de palos de golf… a todos nos gustaría jugar como Rory McIlroy… pero realmente necesitamos unos palos adaptados a nuestro nivel!
2. A medida que mejore su juego, vaya a por hierros hechos a medida.
Comprar un set “clásico” con ocho hierros y tres maderas tiene sus días contados. Invierta en unos palos hechos a medida!
3. El tamaño sí importa! (la mayoría de veces!).
Un driver con la cabeza más grande perdonará más los errores… pero no se lleve a engaño! una cabeza demasiado grande puede estorbar su golpe!
4. Escoja la bola correcta.
Es probable que el vuelo entre una bola media y la más cara del mercado no varíe mucho; su golpe depende en la gran mayoría en su nivel de técnica, no de la bola!
5. Reserve una clase de golf.
De acuerdo que una clase de golf no forma parte de su equipo de golf, pero, tanto si es aprendiz como si tiene un nivel avanzado, unas clases sacarán lo mejor de usted en referencia con su set de palos!
5 Steps To Buying The Right Golf Equipment
golf equipmentThe bewildering choice of golf equipment can leave your head spinning at times. How many times have you walked out of a golf store with a load of stuff that ended up gathering dust in your garage? I know this has happened a lot to me in the past.
The best thing to do is to not let your enthusiasm get the better of you next time you go shopping for golf equipment and be mindful of your level of ability. Going shopping for golf clubs with the aim of buying everything you need at once is like going food shopping when you’re hungry. You buy lots of stuff you wouldn’t normally.
So the best advice is to have a plan before you start buying your equipment and follow these 7 steps…
1. Be honest and assess your actual level of ability
We’re bombarded with the sight of sportspeople on posters and adverts wherever we go. It’s the same with golf. You want to be Rory McIlroy but the reality is you’re far more likely to be in the beginner or intermediate bracket.
As a rule, if you’re a beginner it is better to keep it simple. Less is more when you are starting out. Anything else will just be confusing. If you’ve barely been on a golf course and you have a kitbag bursting with clubs then you can end up using only half of them.
You won’t even need to go through a fitting because you probably haven’t mastered a proper swing technique yet.
When it comes to clubs go for the basics including 2-3 woods, some basic irons (5, 7, 9-irons), a pitching wedge, sand wedge and of course a putter. As soon as you are confident you have passed this level then you will be ready to move onto more advanced pieces of kit.
If you’ve been playing the game for a while and know the clubs you need, then the emphasis will be on the more forgiving clubs. There will be plenty of information out there on the best ones for players of average ability such as on golf-monthly.co.uk.
2. As your game improves go for custom fit irons
The old buy a set of eight irons and three woods approach has had its day. If you’re a golfer looking to improve your game, then it is wise to invest in some custom-fit irons. Alongside getting the right equipment to suit your level of ability, you will find out some useful information on during the fitting that you can use to raise your level further.
3. Size matters (most of the time)
Flick through most golf magazines and you will see drivers with these huge heads. This is not only because the manufacturers want you to get a good view of what you are purchasing, it because they are actually bigger. The bigger the driver the more forgiving it is likely to be up to a point. Ideally you want to be able to feel the extra momentum of the club head. Too big and a large club head can end up hindering rather than help your driving.
4. Picking the right balls
You are unlikely to notice a great deal of difference in performance whether you choose the most expensive golf balls or the less expensive ones. Most golf ball manufacturers produce balls that cater for all levels of ability and performance levels will largely depend on the ability of the person hitting them. So save some of your money and invest the money in areas that will genuinely improve your game such as in the next tip.
5. Book a golf lesson
While a golf lesson doesn’t fall into the ‘equipment’ bracket, investing in lessons whether you are an amateur or advanced player will benefit your game and have you playing to the best of your ability. A few lessons will cost considerably less than buying a new set of clubs that you may not get the best out of. Lessons will also help you find out where your game can be improved and the clubs you should be using.