Expert advice on choosing the right golf clubs for yourself

In order to choose the right fit for a new set of golf clubs, you should find someone that knows a thing or two about putting golfers in the right set of clubs. A credible place will provide club fitting services for both professional and everyday golfers. The ability to fit golfers with the best equipment for their game, whether they are a high handicapper or a touring professional, is one that people have been trained to do, so ensuring you go to a reputable club fitter is essential to fitting you with the right set of clubs. Below is some expert advice to help you find a great set of golf clubs to strengthen your game, lower strokes, and improve your swing.


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  • know your budget
  • research several brands
  • get a professional club fitting
  • seek advice from a PGA professional
  • be open to which clubs you put in your bag

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  • get stuck on one brand
  • trash your clubs
  • always buy
  • allow friends to persuade you
  • be opposed to two sets of clubs

Holly Taylor‘s recommendation to ExpertBeacon readers: Do

Do know your budget

Golf clubs can vary in prices, so it’s important to have an idea of how much you are looking to spend. The more expensive clubs don’t always mean they are the right fit for you, but you also don’t want to buy a cheap set that won’t let you play to your fullest potential.

Do research several brands

Publications such as Golf Digest and GOLF Magazine annually review the latest from major equipment manufacturers. Do your research to see who has the hottest clubs.

Do get a professional club fitting

With the right technology and measurements, having a set of clubs custom fit to your specs can make a huge difference in your game. It will increase the number of solid hits during your round. Also, it will increase your distance and give you more consistency, which helps to shave a few strokes off your score.

Do seek advice from a PGA professional

If you are taking lessons, your golf instructor can be a useful resource in helping choose the right club because they know your swing pretty well. Ask them for recommendations when buying your clubs.

Do be open to which clubs you put in your bag

Sets of clubs are completely different now than it was a few years ago. Most golfers don’t carry the long irons anymore and everyone should have a least one hybrid in the bag. Your golf instructor and club fitter can help to decide what set makeup is best for your game.

Holly Taylor‘s professional advice to ExpertBeacon readers: Don't

Do not get stuck on one brand

Be open to swinging clubs of several brands as you go through the club fitting process. You might discover a brand that feels better and provides you with more distance and accuracy.

Do not trash your clubs

Your clubs are an investment in your game. If you do the proper research and fitting, they should last you several years. Keep the head covers on, clean them, change the grips once a year and don’t leave them in the trunk of the car. All of these things will keep your clubs looking good and performing well. You still need to practice and play to keep your game in top shape.

Do not always buy

If the evidence isn’t there, don’t buy new clubs. The clubs you have now might be the perfect fit and the latest models are not providing you more distance or accuracy. Keep practicing and wait another year to try out the next generation of clubs. You will be happier in the long run.

Do not allow friends to persuade you

If your best friend prefers one brand, this doesn’t mean you should to. Get a club fitting! Listen to your golf instructor or club fitter who both have professional experience and can put you in the right set of clubs.

Do not be opposed to two sets of clubs

If you travel a lot or have a second home, it might be helpful to have two sets of clubs. In the long run, you can save money on shipping and not have to worry about them being damaged. If you choose to make this investment, you should have both sets properly fit to your swing.


Choosing the right clubs for your swing to help you improve your distance and/or accuracy is a wonderful investment to make if you are looking to spend the money. You can custom fit your clubs to fit your gameplay style and swing so that you are able to get the most out of them. The important thing to remember is that you should get a club fitting from a golf professional to help ensure you are not only getting the right set of clubs for your particular swing, but also so that you know you are getting the best deal.

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