When is the Right Time to Buying a set of Golf Clubs?

Right Time to Buying a set of Golf Clubs

Right Time to Buying a set of Golf Clubs

When is the Right Time to Buying a set of Golf Clubs?

Birthday and Christmas presents along with special treats are a good time to pick up a new set of clubs. However, that timing might not fit into your golfing schedule. Consequently, it is difficult to know when the best time to buy new clubs actually is. There are financial implications, but, just as important is the time taken getting used to playing with your new bats. 

Starting out playing Golf

If you are beginning at the game of golf and the major questions are what should you do about clubs and how much will I spend in case I won’t like the game in 6 months? Buying the cheapest set of clubs is fine if the clubs suit your body build. To get the right advice, visit your local pro and not the biggest discount golf shop, as it’s likely the clubs you buy may not be the right fit for you.
You still don’t have to buy a new set of clubs; however, you should get golf lessons along with getting fitted for the right shaft length and the right golf club lie angle. Taking a series of golf lessons will develop a better golf posture and hitting action.

Taking Golf Lessons

During or before a series of full swing lessons is probably the worst time to buy new clubs. Also, depending on how much you practice and the positions within setup or swing that are being adjusted. Such as posture and hand position at impact will affect club lie angle. Other notables such as swing plane & angle of attack & spin rates are some of the factors for shaft selection. Just simply getting used to a new feel or a new golf swing move takes time to get used to.Subsequently, during a series of golf lessons, your golf swing to golf club specifications will change. Moreover, ideally, you would like to be at your best when spending time at a club fitting session. If you aren’t taking lessons and go for a club fitting. The golf Pro may offer some swing advice helping you to hit better shots.
However, changing your clubs before or after a series golf lessons may push you into your new swing method quicker. If you fall back into your old swing habits, your shots may get worse because your clubs may suit you as well as they could. This maybe more to do with the lie angle of the club rather than the shaft. I find that the shaft fitting process nowadays is accurate.

Ranting about playing bad golf and hitting crap shots!

As you know this can happen at some stage every week! When the game is so bad, “it must be the clubs”, missing puts “can’t line up the bloody putter” “ENOUGH!!” of this says you!!! The memories of all the great shots played are long since forgotten… Remember, it’s likely that you have played great golf with those clubs at some stage. However! A new club can get the golf blood flowing positively, given that you are custom fitted, the latest and greatest technology should offer you something your old driver didn’t.

How long to get used to a new set of clubs?

I would say to every person that I meet for golf club fitting or golf lessons, is to enjoy playing golf. Changing clubs during the season can affect your chances whilst competing for the major titles within your golf club. Changing a set of clubs will more than likely change how far you will hit each club. Consider the months that you will be playing lots of golf and if you do change clubs mid-season, are there 4 – 6 weeks where you can work on feeling the best shots you can hit and measure the average distances of each of the clubs?

Golf Club Performance

In the last 10 years, golf club technology means that the life and performance of golf clubs can be a decade rather than years. However, wedges are more frequently used than other clubs and the grooves on your wedges will wear out more quickly than on your irons. This means the spin shorts in will not grip as much as the ball used too. But you might find if you bought your clubs off the rack 10 years ago that the clubs available now will perform better for you!
Without question, Golf grips should also be replaced at least every 8 to 14 months.  Conversely, maintaining feel, grip, and control of the club. Furthermore, aging grooves on your irons can cause flyer lies more often and, so if your clubs are looking a little tired, it could be time to investigate an upgrade.

Final Suggested Advise!

While it’s hard to offer the perfect answer, I would suggest there is a seven-month period best suited to buying new clubs –  from September to March. Notably, the winter months will give you time to get used to them. Also, a winter purchase will accommodate any winter coaching while still offering enough time to be ready for the season’s opener.

Contact information

John Dooley PGA email john@johndooleypga.ie | www.johndooleypga.ie | Tel: +353879277997

Blog post Information Source “Golf Monthly’s Joel Tadman”

Read the fine print!

Read the fine print | Cork Golf Lessons

Read the fine print

Read the Fine Print

Recently I read about an offer for a golf fitness program. Particularly, The offer was €200 and now €99 for a six-week training program. Indeed, this offer was fine, however, from the above picture what stands out clearly is the fine print statement. The initial line states “results not guaranteed!” My opinion from reading between the lines is that this service lacks confidence and a number of questions spring to mind. Consequently, is the company delivering the service is panicking for business? Surprisingly, there may not be a market for his or hers service? Maybe the service is not wide-ranging to deal with all sorts of golfer’s training issues? Why are results not guaranteed? What results should you expect? Can the service meet and exceed my expectations? Why would I or anyone else buy a service where results of some description are not guaranteed?

Questions:

Ultimately, perhaps the company delivering this service is desperate for business? Maybe there is not a market for the company’s service? Maybe the service is not wide-ranging to deal with golfer’s training issues? Notably, the main question is, why are results not guaranteed? What results should be expected? Moreover, can this service meet and exceed golfer’s expectations? Why, why and why buy a service where results are not guaranteed?

Nonetheless, a coaching service that is confident about the service that is offered, the first line should read in bold “results are guaranteed or your money back”.

Conversely, this statement in bold is the very same for golfers golf coaching needs. Regardless, avoid buying into golf coaching services unless the service is backed expert golf coaches and good communicators.  My promise to golfers that I coach is that you will become a better golfer during and after working with me. Understandably, there are obstacles and challenges that may limit the time golfers can spend practicing and playing golf. Clearly, golfers should set realistic goals that can be measured by recording activities such as scores & etc. Finally, play as much golf as possible!

My promise to each golfer that I coach is that I will make you a better golfer or your money back…

Contact:

Email john@johndooleypga.ie | Web: www.johndooleypga.ie

 

Testing Ping Drivers

Testing Ping Drivers

A recent ping driver performance test performance by two expert golfers has produced the following data recorded by Trackman.

 

 

Cork Golf Lessons | Testing Ping Drivers

 

 

 

 

Testing Ping G9 v Ping G400

CLUB SPEED BALL SPEED CARRY TOTAL SIDE LAUNCH ANG. SPIN RATE HEIGHT
All club lofs fixed at 9.0 degrees mph mph yds yds deg rpm ft
Player A, Ping G9 103.2 152.6 240.9 265 11.9 21′ 6″R 2526 87
Play A, Ping G400 103.6 154.6 243 264.8 11.7 3′ 5″R 2627 92
Player B, Ping G400 102.8 152.4 239 260.1 11.6 19′ 3″L 2843 92
Player B, Ping G9 102.8 151.8 237 260.4 11.6 10′ 9″L 2559 87

 

Tools:

Notably, two golfers used a ping G9 9-degree and a ping G400 9-degree driver heads with an ACCRA premium shaft. The 3D radar Trackman was used to record the club head and golf ball data. The two testing golfers can be considered expert golfers.

Goal:

Furthermore, we are testing the difference between the performance of the Ping G9 versus the Ping G400.

Results:

Finally, from our information gathered. Comparatively, we found that the G9 does not carry as far as the G400. However, the data points out that the G9 runs out more than the G400. Conversely, Player A liked the ball flight from the G400 than the G9. Also, the Ping G400 is a smaller driver head.

Contact:

Cork Golf Lessons | Testing Ping Drivers | John Dooley PGA | Play Better Golf | Contact email: John@johndooleypga.ie | Website www.johndooleypga.ie

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