Choosing a golf club is as difficult as choosing a wedding dress. It can be overwhelming and time-consuming since there are various styles and sizes, hence in order to choose the right one, you will need to know what the differences are. Before going on to the tips for choosing gold clubs, here is what is different between women’s and men’s golf clubs.
There are a few things that are different when it comes to golf clubs for ladies and men. Perhaps the most noticeable ones are the differences between the size and weight. With lady golf clubs, they tend to be lighter and smaller than the ones designed for men.
Ladies’ clubs usually have:
1. Shorter shafts
2. Smaller diameters
3. Larger club heads to provide neater hits
Also, since graphite is not only lighter but more flexible, women golfing with these clubs also have an advantage when it comes to shock mitigation.
Tips on choosing a golf club
There are various types of golf clubs to choose from and we will take a look at the most used ones:
This type features elongated shafts and bigger, rounder heads when compared to other types. These features make wood better for positions where the player needs the ball to travel further in the air.
For women who are just beginning their golfing career, the driver, or the 1-wood club as it is often referred to, is considered to be one of the most difficult clubs to become proficient in. The size of the club is around 44 inches, which makes it one of the longest clubs that you could have in your bag.
When compared to the drivers, the smaller heads and shafts of fairway woods allow the golfer to have more control over their swing. Hence, beginners are often advised to start off with a fairway. A women’s golf bag belonging to someone who just started learning should contain one driver and one or two fairway woods. Keep in mind that the shaft is the most important part of the wood, since with a proper shaft comes an increase in both distance and accuracy.
Irons have thin clubheads which are ridged to allow the golf ball to spin once the golfer hits it. Ladies who are learning the basic of golf should choose cavity back style irons. These feature clubheads that are hollowed out, hence allowing the player to position the weigh of the club head around the area instead of at the center. This is referred to as the “perimeter weighting” and it is designed to allow the player to enjoy the game.
If you are someone who is a beginner, you should consider adding some of the mentioned irons to your golf bag. The best choices are steel or graphite irons, since using them will increase the speed and the distance.
These clubs are designed to replace the long irons in a golfer’s bag since the low trajectory and small head makes it difficult for beginners to use the long irons. Female hybrid clubs have the most benefits. They combine the design elements of irons and woods in order to offer the player the best of both clubs. Their expanded surface allows the player to hit the ball cleanly and at the same time, they will allow a reduction in the drift of the ball. Replacing your long irons with hybrids is something that you will need to do when starting off. They will most certainly minimize any negative effects that long irons have on beginner’s games.
When choosing a golf club, keep in mind that the cheaper ones might be better when you are just starting off. Once your game improves, you can easily move to more expensive clubs, and by then it will be easier to choose a club since you will already know what you need.