When choosing a driver, you need to consider the loft, flex, length, and flex point of the club. Most of this can be determined through a proper in-store club fitting. Keep in mind that if you don't play that often (maximum of ten rounds per year), there's no need to invest tons of money in good clubs.
Buying a set of irons is easier than you might think. Each manufacturer builds clubs to suit the three basic handicaps; 0-8, 9-16, and 16+. The main difference between these clubs is the size of the cavity on the back of the iron. A bigger cavity and wider bottom usually produces a larger hitting area and higher ball flight needed by higher handicappers. Make sure you also get the right flex, length, and lie when purchasing your new irons.
In all my years in golf, I have never seen so many different shapes and lengths of putters before. It's the style of your stroke that will determine if you need a heel, middle or semi-heel mounted shaft. Length and lie will also be important. Remember that 45 per cent of your game is played with your putter, so making a wise choice is key. We're here to help you make that choice.
- Al deBoer