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.

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