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If you’re looking for your first set of golf clubs, why by new? Getting a great used set is considerably cheaper. You just have to know w few tips before buying. There are a lot of options when it comes to clubs, and it is important to know what you want before you come in and check out the large selection at our pawn shop. We recommend asking a friend if you can take a few swings with their clubs first or consulting a pro before you come in to buy.
When you’re ready to purchase, here are a few tips to get the right clubs for your best golf game.
Decide on what materials suit you best. The shafts can be made of steel or graphite. Steel is heavier and better for accuracy if you already have a fast swing. Graphite is great for allowing a fast swing and a longer distance if you currently have a slower swing. Titanium club heads are more expensive but the club heads are usually larger and lighter, while steel is heavier. Beginning golfers may want lighter materials.
When you’re choosing your driver, shorter is better. Many of the drivers being purchased now are 45”. The average length on the PGA tour is 44.5”; the longer the club, the harder it is to hit with accuracy. Take a cue from the pros and try a shorter driver.
When you are looking at used clubs, make sure the grips are not worn on the handles. If they are, you can replace them with similar grips to ensure consistency with your shots. Also, check the club faces for wear. If there is too much they won’t grip the ball correctly.
Your set should have 14 clubs including the putter. You will need to determine the right combination of woods, hybrid clubs, irons and wedges that you will actually use. Some people don’t use long irons but hybrids instead for better shots. There are several different kinds of wedges, some of which you may not even need. Don’t pay for clubs that you won’t use.