How do you know which custom golf clubs are best for you? Your golf equipment should reflect your ability, style of play, and where you play. Trial and error testing is important with any golf club components, and you’ll surely make some refinements along the way. Callaway golf says everyone should start out with four essential pieces of golf equipment — putter, pitching wedge, sand wedge, and a driving club.
Callaway golf equipment manufacturers, instructors, club fitters, and golf surveys have recommended the following golf equipment: Ping, Taylor made, Callaway, Wilson, Nike, Cleveland, Mizuno, Knight and Cobra golf clubs. Here are some equipment tips based on ability:
Mid-handicap men/Low handicap women:
Consider ping golf clubs that’ll get you out of tough spots, such as utility woods and additional wedges.
- Irons: 4 through 9. A 24-degree hybrid ‘iron/wood’ is a possible 4-iron replacement.
- Wedges: 48-, 52-, 56-degree lofts. If you hit a lot of pitch shots past the hole or over greens, and struggle with short pitches over bunkers, a lob wedge can help.
- Woods: 7-wood; consider a 9-wood.
High handicap men/Mid-handicap women:
You need player-friendly sticks.
- Irons: 5 to 9. Retire the 3- and 4-irons. At slower swing speeds, long iron distances are closely bunched. And, if you have a harder swing, you probably lack accuracy.
- Wedges: A minimum of three, with consistent four-degree increments between them. Start by setting your pitching wedge four degrees weaker than your 9-iron, then add the gap (48- to 53-degrees) and sand wedges.
- Woods: Consider an offset driver; 7- and 9-woods are musts.
When choosing golf equipment, read what the manufacturer has to say about each item and choose wisely.