When you are thinking about changing golf clubs to suit you better as you get a bit older, you want to look for golf clubs that will improve your distance as well. You may want to have an iron that is custom made, a hybrid club or a clone wood. Althoughclone clubs are slightly different from traditional clubs, many golfers find that these more suitable for their changing needs. Whether you need new irons, woods or drivers you can find some with just enough flex in the shaft that will help you gain more distance.
There are many manufacturers of ‘senior-specific’ clubs such as Calloway, Wedgewood, Adams and Nike. You need to choose a golf club that has enough flex in the shaft, but not too much. It will depend on your ability to swing the club as the amount of flex you need. The flex is what allows the golf club to bend as you swing and connect with the ball. A senior golf club has a little more flex in the shaft.
Many golf course pro shops have golf clubs with different flex shaft ratings that you can try out on the driving range. Before you buy a club, trying different shaft flexes helps you to find the one you need without mistakenly buying the wrong one. You can also find a shop that custom makes golf clubs for senior golfers and potentially have a set of clubs make especially to enhance your game.
Whether you buy an expensive senior golf club or a discounted club will not matter as long as you buy the right club with the right amount of flex. You do however need to buy something durable. Just because the club gives you distance might not mean it will be the best. Some discount clubs may loosen up as you use them more. This could cause the flex to become softer than you need.
Senior golf players have more advantages today than in the past. The clubs are designed more for their use and flexibility whereas golfers in the past usually only had a few club flexes to choose from as they gained more experience in the game. Researching different golf clubs and understanding the best clubs will help your game. Check out the different manufacturers’ websites or seek a pro shop to try the club on the course.