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When should you upgrade your golf clubs and why?

It was 3 years ago, when I felt like I’ve grown out of the beginner golfer and was ready for my first real golf club set. But i still had doubts – I wasn’t nearly as good as most of my friends, but on the other hand, they seemed to notice improvements in my game. At last, I decided to make the big leap and buy complete high-end golf club set that cost 500$. It was very cheap for the quality, because it was used, but still very well kept. So it didn’t took much time to seize the opportunity and claim the set for myself. But then it hit me – I wasn’t ready. New clubs had different feel, they felt like out of my league. So I went back to my Callaway golf club set and waited until I got experienced enough to fully make use of my new set.

It was a mistake on my part, not that big of a mistake, but mistake nonetheless. And that’s why I wanted to write this on my blog – back then, I couldn’t find credible information about the questions I had, so had to do a lot of guessing, and I don’t want the same to happen to other novice golfers. Number of golfers is on decline by itself, and not helping each other is only going to make it worse. So with this post, and other topics I’m thinking of discussing in the following weeks, I want to share my experience and tips on changing golf clubs throughout your amateur golf career.

At first, you’re probably going to get one of those full beginners golf club sets by Callaway, Wilson and I think Adams has some beginners club sets too. That’s what everyone recommends. And I don’t really disagree – for average beginner golfer, full sets are the best way to get into golf – they’re affordable and most importantly, they work. It won’t be the same as hitting thousand dollar nike driver, but when you’re starting out, I doubt you could tell the difference. I love my Callaway driver, which i fortunately found here : http://www.golfclubsguru.com/best-driver-for-beginners .

but if you’re not total stranger to golf and how it’s played, I do recommend picking golf clubs for yourself. First of all, it’s not that hard. In a golf set, you have : driver, irons, putter, woods. So you have to learn specifics about each one of these club types in order to collect a good golf set. All of them are equally important for a beginner, except for driver, which is the most important. As a beginner, you have to make absolutely sure that you have beginners golf driver that fits you the best, nothing less.  I might be biased, because my first golf driver was not that good, and I always regretted not replacing it with something high end. In my opinion, woods, irons and putter of regular beginners club set would be fine in the beginning. When you feel like you’re outgrowing them, I recommend getting new set of used clubs, so you can dip your toe in the water and not get burned if it’s too hot.

My thoughts on six year old prodigy who won golf championships

When I heard of six-year old kid who won the golf world championship, I was a little skeptical, but curiosity got better of me and I searched his name on YouTube, and my jaw dropped. The boy had perfect swing and made such good shots that even I, 38 year old man, was jealous. And he was competing with kids from 6 to 12 year olds, while being seven himself. Read the interview that his father gave right after winning the championship, and he said claimed that the child had natural talent for golf, but I find it hard to imagine how a child can achieve such mastery without constant training and best possible clubs for his age. Either way, let’s hope he keeps training, because golf will always need new icon like Tiger.

Further into my investigation about this kid, I discovered that he’s been playing golf since he was 4, which is also extraordinary. I never forced my kids to get into golf, and they didn’t express interest either until they were 7 and 9. I guess they won’t be winning golf championships anytime soon, lol. He seems to have learned how to hit clubs properly by observing his grandfather, who was also golfer. Observational skills like that are also rare talent. Obviously, they didn’t have real clubs fit for his size at age four, so he got his start using plastic club,  and everyone must’ve recognized natural talent straight away.

I think the biggest challenge for Jaxson and his parents will be to continue training at the same pace and teach him discipline. So many successful children let success go to their heads and waste their talent as a result. But I honestly believe that won’t be case with this kid. Usually, passion develops with mastery – if you’re great at something, you’ll develop passion for it. And Jaxson seems to fit both criterias here – so there’s no reason to bet against him.

He also seems to be very passionate about other sports, especially football. Liking football is kind of expected of English kid, but he seems to be great football player as well.  According to the article I’ve read, he’s playing for two teams – Southampton and Brystol, his home town.

Except for the kid, I also have huge respect for the dad. Helping his son pursue his childhood passion is probably not the most lucrative thing he can do with his time, but he still takes time and goes out of his way to give him opportunities. So many parents force their children to get into universities and get boring degrees, but not his father Andrew, and that is admirable. Parents also seem to be okay to keep it at hobby level, and not exploit their kid’s talent for their own benefit, like so many parents do. They state that if he chooses to not pursue golf, they’ll be okay with his decision. They really are one hell of a parents of very talented kid.

Best online store to buy used golf clubs as a woman

There are a lot of places where you can buy used golf club sets. Some are good and trustworthy, others not so much, and you have to rely on yourself to detect scams and counterfeit clubs. From Craigslist to local golf club stores, you can literally find used golf clubs for women everywhere. But I like to shop at trustworthy stores and just because this post is written on internet, I want to focus on online golf club retailers that sell high quality used clubs for women. You can see specific club sets here ( http://www.golfclubsguru.com/best-womens-golf-clubs/ )

When you think of buying stuff like used golf clubs, first online store that comes to mind is obviously eBay. The site is packed with auctions and listings of used golf clubs, but they aren’t doing a lot of work to identify bad sellers and take their listings down. So, if you decide to buy womens preowned club from there, keep in mind to take a look at sellers rating and history of relevant feedback from golf club buyers. If you can look past this one flaw, eBay is great place to shop for used clubs. I guess the reason why they have this flaw is because it would take incredible amount of staff to control such huge number of listings. They do respond to customers and offer certain protections, but some scammers are good at fooling computers and get away with it.

My second favorite would be CallawayPreowned website. It has much more limited selection  than eBay does, but quality of listings is much higher.  Always expect to get good price from CallawayPreowned, and quality is extraordinary as well. Whenever Callaway gets their golf clubs returned, but the club itself is in very good condition, they usually list it on the site.

If it wasn’t for limited options, this would be undeniably perfect place to shop for used golf clubs, for both genders – men and women. Their return policy is quite generous as well, so I don’t see downside of trying them out.

Now, third site I’m going to discuss is somewhere in between of these two. GlobalGolf has higher selection of clubs and quality is better than eBay but not as good as CallawayPreowned. So depending on your priorities, you might want to check it out too. Unlike eBay, CallawayPreowned and GlobalGolf have free shipping options too, so that makes up for slightly higher price. They sometimes have slight discounts on full womens club sets, so you can wait to shave off even more off the price.

GolfWrx has very wide selection too, but I’m not their fan.  My friend had ordered from them 2 months ago, and told me that their customer service is not top notch. I’m not familiar with price and quality, but at the first glance, both seem okay.

Another advantage stores other than eBay have is the possibility to read reviews of the used clubs. Amazon is quite good on that front as well.

How to get more distance in golf – tips and tricks from golfer of 12 years

It is one of the principal things we as a whole learn. With a driver close by the ball should be forward in your position. You will regularly hear mentors say that power originates from the beginning again and again a poor ball position at address keeps this. Henrik Stenson is an extraordinary individual to duplicate on the off chance that you are searching for an effective athletic address position. The normal issue comes in any case, when players overstate this. On the off chance that the ball is too far forward, your abdominal area will be out of position at address – your shoulders will be interested in your ball to target line. The outcome is an approach that is excessively steep and a swing way that urges the club to cut over the ball at effect. Both will murder your separation. Along these lines, basically set the ball, simply inside your left heel. This will set your body behind the ball and enable you to locate the perfect, shallow approach. This will enable you to utilize your body as the motor of the golf swing. Obviously, you ought to set your body square to your ball-to-target line. In any case, you can attempt this option set up in the event that you battle to clear your hips through effect, hitting frail drives to one side. This is an awesome tip for any individual who reliably battles to make great clubhead speed.

It is a characteristic response when you need to hit the ball far, to grasp the club a part more tightly than regular. This notwithstanding, is counter gainful. A lot of pressure limits both the length and opportunity of your swing and it will keep you from making slack in the downswing. This is the mystery move that changes an easy swing into crude separation! You have to ensure that at address your hold is casual. A decent tip is to either waggle or float the club – Jason Dufner is a decent case of a top player who utilizes the waggle to extraordinary impact. This will enable you to remain free and boost the smoothness of the swing.

Since your set up is strong, it’s an ideal opportunity to concentrate on the mechanics of the golf swing. Your body is the motor of your swing and it’s dependably a smart thought to watch that it is filling in as proficiently as conceivable to create the resistance you require. One of the greatest power executioners is over-turning – this keeps the resistance you have to make the x figure control move and hit capable shots. At the highest point of the backswing your abdominal area ought to pivot against a strong lower body. On the off chance that you have given your hips a chance to turn excessively, you’ll be decimating the resistance that will add constrain to your downswing. Your hips ought to actually turn by around 45˚ yet your abdominal area ought to pivot 90˚, in the event that you can. To check, simply hold your top of backswing position for two or three seconds, you ought to think that its difficult to hold.

A couple of years prior there was a pattern for mentors to educate a technique called ‘stack and tilt’. Be that as it may, what is a stack and tilt golf swing? This is the place you stack your weight onto your left side at the highest point of the backswing, where it remains through the downswing. I very much want the customary technique for swinging where your weight loops up over your correct side at the highest point of the backswing. As the club drives through the downswing, your weight shifts onto your left side. For me, this is the normal, wearing method for swinging the club with the right weight conveyance in the golf swing. consider how you toss or kick a ball and a similar basic laws apply. In this way, without influencing, ensure your weight moves right and afterward left through the downswing.

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