How To Tell When To Upgrade
Have you taken a good look at your golf clubs recently? Do you feel like the clubs are wearing down, old and ugly compared to your friends? Maybe it’s time to upgrade, then.
Here are a few ways to tell if you should consider buying new clubs.
How Old Are Your Golf Clubs?
- Anything over 4 years + you might want to begin thinking about upgrading or buying new.
- Also, what general condition are they in? If you play a ton of golf, things just wear out after time. Particularly if you play and practice a lot, you might not realize that particular club has just seen better days.
- For example, wedges often go first, particularly if you practice a lot out of the sand. The grooves will get worn down in a hurry. On the other hand, you might be able to get away with keeping your hybrids a few more years if you don’t use those clubs as consistently.
Is There Any Wear-and-Tear?
- Golf clubs will wear out over time, and the length of time they last will depend on how frequently you play and how well you care for your clubs.
- Sets which are wiped down after each round are going to last far longer than clubs which are left dirty for days on end.
- You can always replace your clubs one-by-one so you don’t have to dish out the money all at once.
- It should be noted that clubs from different parts of your set are going to wear out at different rates.
Are They Performing?
- Are some of your clubs not performing? Most of the time, you should feel fairly confident when using your clubs. Yeah, you might make a few bad shots once in a while, but that’s most likely because of your swing and not your club.
- But if a couple of your clubs are driving you to put that flask in your bag almost every round, maybe you need to make a change. Have you really ever hit this club well? Do you hit it solid on the range? Does the impact of the ball on the downswing feel good?
- If we have had the club for a number of years, that could be part of the reason. If it’s not performing for you, consider removing and replacing them.
Do You Need A Changing Fit?
- Another reason to replace your golf clubs is the potential of a changing fit. Your game is going to change over time, hopefully for the better, and you need to make sure your clubs are keeping up with those changes.
- For instance, if you have picked up 10 miles per hour on your swing speed as the result of a fitness regime, you might need to move from a regular flex shaft into a stiff flex.
- Pay attention to the performance of your clubs over time and adjust to your changing needs as necessary. You might be able to adapt to your needs by simply picking out a new shaft for your driver, or you may decide to replace the entire club.
Watch the condition of your clubs carefully, and think about replacing them when they can no longer do the job.