Picking the right gear is essential to one golfer’s success.
Golf is one of, if not the most equipment-dependent sport by nature.
And arguably, a player is only as good as not only how good his equipment is, but also how fit the equipment is to his current skill level, play style, and preference.
Using mismatched equipment will not only reduce your maximum potential but can also hurt the player’s overall game.
This being said, let’s summarize our best picks of the year.
Fitting, and getting the right clubs has been one of, if not the most important aspect of taking your game to new heights. Yet, it is often overlooked by many golfers, often going with what is trendy at the moment, instead of embracing the importance of personalization of each club.
Different manufacturers might come up with different ideas and approaches, however, in the end, the trend boils down to just two major advances:
Center of Gravity Placement
The knowledge surrounding how the center of gravity placement will affect the golf club performance is not new.
In fact, it has been the emphasis of golf club developments for decades. However, the major breakthrough in material selections, such as very heavy tungsten material, and extremely lightweight carbon fiber leads to new ways to manipulate the center of gravity placements.
Adjustability and Personalization
Newer wedges now have the ability to adjust its loft angle by adjusting the hosel. Newer drivers have movable weights to personalize your center of gravity placement.
And that is just to name a few, we can expect many more ways to fine tune and personalize our clubs in the years to come.
If you don’t want to pick your clubs individually, you have the option of picking a full iron set. This includes all the clubs you need to hit the golf course.
- Best Golf Clubs For Beginners: What I Wish I Had Bought When I Started
- TaylorMade M2 Iron Set, Full Review: Should You Buy It?
- Callaway Men’s Apex CF16 Iron Set Review: Is it 2017’s Best Iron Set?
- Ultimate Guide to Buying A Beginner’s Golf Driver
- TaylorMade R15 Driver Extensive Review (and compared to the new M1!)
- Callaway XR 16 Driver Review: Did Boeing’s engineers make it better?
- Cobra Fly Z Driver Series Review: The Finest Distance Driver?
We’ve also reviews some of the best driver shafts.
Hybrids offer a mix between irons and woods. Here are our buying guides on the best hybrid golf clubs:
- Here’s The Best Golf Wedges Of 2017: Reviewed & Tested
- XE1 Wedge Review: Is This Club Too Good To Be True?
- How To Succeed at Bunker Shots: Here Are The Best Sand Wedges
- Mack Daddy 2: The Ultimate Wedge For Ambitious Golfers?
Let us begin by stating the fact: not all golf balls are created the same.
Seemingly an obvious fact, it is often overlooked by many golfers, beginners, and professionals alike.
Just because a certain ball like, say, the Titleist Pro V1 (check out our review here) is currently the most popular ball used in PGA Tours, doesn’t necessarily mean it will be the best choice for you.
Some balls are designated for better players with higher swing speeds, and will lose its benefits, or even become not optimal in the hands of players with lower swing speeds.
Thus, choosing the right ball that suits your current level, swing speeds, swing arcs, and your overall playstyle can significantly improve your game to new heights.
It is understandable that with so many brands, types, and features available in the market, choosing the right one can be a daunting task.
Golf balls are essential to getting you to a lower score: quality balls go further and react better on impact.
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- Titleist V1/V1x Golf Ball Review: The Best In The Market?
On top of golf clubs and balls, you’ll also need additional equipment.
- 5 Best Golf Gloves Compared and Reviewed
- The Best Golf Shoes 2017: Reviewed and Tested
- Best Golf Push Carts Reviewed to Ease Your Golfer’s Life
- Best Golf GPS Apps: Why You Need To Use One Today