Choosing golf clubs as a beginner can be one of the most challenging aspects of the sport. Choosing the right club will impact your performance and ability to learn the game – but what’s right for you!?

There are many options available for golf clubs and it’s crucial to understand how all the factors go into choosing each one. In this guide, our goal is to help you learn the ins and outs of choosing the best golf clubs for you so you can shift your focus to the course.

Check out these tips and get your practice swings in before you hit a full course!

Golf clubs laying on the grass with golf balls

1. Check the Grip

Golf club grips can impact your control and accuracy. You want to make sure that the grip feels comfortable in your hands and provides a firm but relaxed feel. This is where our TrackMan simulator can help you with your swing. By providing instant data and advanced feedback, you can adjust your grip to make the most of every swing.

If the grip is starting to wear out, it can impact how it feels in your hands based on the size of the previous golfer’s hands. Regripping is possible, but you’ll want to factor that into the cost of the clubs. Regripping golf clubs is a service that is offered here at Swing Loose Golf.

Overall, you want to be able to hold the club using your middle and ring fingers on your non-dominant hand with almost no touching of your thumb to the pad.

2. Move Onto The Shaft

When you first look at a golf club, regardless of type, you want to look at the shaft. The speed of your swing will determine the type of shaft that you use–graphite or steel, regular or stiff.

Your height also comes into play when choosing the shaft. You’ll want to choose golf club length based on your torso, arm, and leg length.Knowing the right golf clubs for your height is essential but if you don’t have any experience, it can be difficult.

To start this process you’ll need a few numbers like your height, fingertip to floor (FtF) and wrist to floor (WtF). Here’s a calculator to help you get an estimate of the right golf club height.

Consider factors like flex, material, and weight when choosing a shaft. Golfers with slower swing speeds benefit from a more flexible shaft, while faster swingers may prefer a stiffer one. Experimenting with different shaft options and seeking professional advice can help you find the ideal fit.

3. Don’t Worry About Brand

While we are big fans of Calloway, TaylorMade and Titleist, don’t be married to a specific brand. Focus on the performance and suitability of the club for your performance, rather than the name on it. Different brands offer various models, each with unique features and designs.

Take the time to test different brands and models to find clubs that align with your swing style and game preferences. Remember that you should feel confident in your clubs everytime you line up over the ball for your swing.

4. Understanding Club Head Size

Different golf club heads

The size of your club head is one of the most important factors in choosing golf clubs. This will impact forgiveness, control, and distance. If you’re a high-handicap golfer you can benefit from a larger club head while low-handicap golfers may prefer a smaller head to help them control their shot better.

Unfortunately, the only way to truly know what club head you prefer is to get out there and test them out. This is where indoor golf simulators come into play. You can test out your clubs in a controlled environment regardless of your experience or the time of year.

5. Ask For Help

Don’t hesitate to seek guidance from our golf professionals or our knowledgeable club fitters. Their expertise can provide valuable insights and recommendations based on your skill level, swing mechanics, and physical attributes.

They can analyze your swing speed, launch angle, and spin rates to suggest clubs that optimize your performance. Their expertise and experience can save you from costly mistakes and ensure you find the right clubs.

We also provide indoor golf lessons if you prefer a more personalized experience. We have industry leading technology to help you hone in on your weaknesses. Pair that with an expert trainer and you’ll be able to elevate your game to new heights.

How to Choose Golf Clubs: FAQs

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about choosing golf clubs:

What does 5 GW mean in golf?

A 5 GW is a set of golf clubs including everything from a 5-iron to a gap wedge (5i, 6i, 7i, 8i, 9i, PW, AW, GW). It’s a set that helps with a variety of distances and shot requirements.

How do you know if golf clubs are too short or long?

The length of golf clubs can impact your swing mechanics. If clubs are too short, you may find yourself hunching over excessively, resulting in inconsistent strikes and loss of distance. Conversely, if clubs are too long, you may have difficulty maintaining control and accuracy.

Finding the Perfect Golf Clubs for Your Game

Choosing the right golf clubs is a personal and important decision for any golfer. By considering factors such as the grip, shaft, club head size, and seeking expert advice, you can improve your game and maximize your potential on the course.

Our experts have Golf Club Fitting sessions available for booking throughout each week. Give us a call to help you book yours.

If you’re interested in practicing your swing all year long, consider looking into one of our indoor golf simulators!