The golf club is often overlooked as the cause of poor play. Should we trust the equipment that we are using? Absolutely, but we highly recommend that you have your clubs custom fit.
The club is made up of 3 components: Grip, Shaft, Head. These three components can each influence the ball and the swing in different ways.
If your grips are too big, the average person will hit the ball with a push.
If your grips are too small, the average person will hit the ball with a pull.
If your grips are too slippery or worn, then you will have to hold on to the golf club too tight which will rob you of power and accuracy.
The shaft of your clubs can influence launch angle and spin rates. Playing the wrong shaft can force you into creating an inefficient swing just to keep the ball in play.
We have many different types of club heads on the market, ranging from total game improvement to pro model and everything in between. Selecting the right model is something that you and your club fitter can decide on. The lie of the club is something that will directly influence the direction of your golf ball. If the head is too upright, the ball will likely result in a pull. If the head is too flat, then the ball will likely result in a push.
The golf ball can influence your performance and we will learn more about the golf ball in a future article.
In the meantime, make sure there is no cuts or scrapes on your golf ball
Clean off all dirt and grass (when the rules allow it)
Play the same kind of golf ball all the time to promote consistency.