Mark Twain referred to golf as spoiling a good walk. The game offers its fair share of frustrating moments, ranging from watching your ball soar through the air only to plop indignantly into water or a bunker to making a hole-in-one from the 17th tee and landing in the 11th hole in the same stroke. It would be nice to have a caddy at your beck and call to pick out your clubs, but not everyone is so fortunate. One of the most important things you must learn in order to improve as a golfer is how to choose your clubs. Keep reading for helpful advice.
You can test the effectiveness of your golf swing by wiggling your toes a bit. If you are able to move your feet without difficulty, you are probably not leaning in far enough. As you swing, try to lean into your shot; this allows your feet to move just enough to produce the desired effect.
Each golf club is made with a “sweet spot,” which is the exact location on the club that provides you the most accuracy and distance if you strike the ball at that point. To locate the sweet spot on each club, take your clubs to the driving range for some practice, and remember, you need to hit the golf ball at the lowest point in your downswing.
Make sure your left hand is actually ahead of your ball when you putt. You also want to do your best to maintain this position and form while you swing your club. This will help you maintain the appropriate grip on the club during your stroke, and will make it less likely that the ball will dart off of the face of the club during contact.
When you take a grasp on the handle of your club, make sure not to favor one hand over the other. Holding your club too tightly will veer your shots to the right of where you want them to land. If you do not hold your club tight enough, the ball will veer to the left. You will be able to find just the right grip by watching whether your shots veer left or right.
Custom golf clubs are the very best and are well worth the investment, if you golf even semi-seriously. This will make the club suit your body type exactly. A golf club perfect for someone else may not work for you. Only a custom club is guaranteed to suit you and your style perfectly.
Before you purchase any golf club, be sure to check your club heads! In many cases, clubs that have undergone extensive use will have a shiny spot on the head. This wear means less action from the grooves in the club that are designed to give you the best chance for distance and accuracy.
Hybrid clubs are designed to improve the abilities of new and experienced golfers. The head is larger than that of an iron to allow you to hit the ball better, but the club is easier to control than a wood. Hybrid clubs have the potential to become the single greatest improvement that golfing has seen in recent decades.