Using The Right Tools For The Right Job When Golfing

I spend a bit of time each year thinking about whether I have the proper equipment in my golf bag. As I age, my swing, physical conditioning, and flexibility vary more frequently than in the past. This is not a bad thing (sort of), but the nature of any player who is entering the latter part of their golfing career. At this time, I use stiff shaft golf clubs because my swing speed is at the low end of where stiff shafts are recommended by professional golf fitters. I am comfortable with my choice because I currently hit the ball straight and reasonably long. However, this does not stop me from examining my equipment every spring as I prepare for the upcoming season.

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Update on My New Mizuno MP 20 Irons

As you are aware, I bought a new set of Mizuno MP 20 irons (5 to PW) and two Mizuno hybrids (3 and 4). To date, I have 6, 9-hole rounds under my belt and I have to say I am very satisfied with my purchases. I realize my response is to be expected because they are new, but it is more than that. I have a feeling that these new sticks will improve my game and lower my overall golf scores. Let me explain!

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It is Time For A New Set Of Golf Clubs

It is time! I have decided to look for a new set of clubs and so the search begins. My current Titleist AP2s are still great clubs, but now is the time to change because of desire, want, and it fiscally makes sense. The challenge is that living in Northern Canada makes it hard to test run clubs without driving at least 3 hours to the nearest golf store. It is only one challenge, but I will overcome it and others.

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Golf Equipment: Which Driver is Best for You

Selecting the proper golf equipment for your game is tantamount to low golf scores. Ill-fitted clubs causes a loss of distance, accuracy issues, and inconsistency in your game. This is especially true for the longer clubs. Over the past 1.5 years, I have experienced the exact problem with my driver after I was fitted with my current Titleist 915 and have never hit it well. (On a side note, all my other fitted clubs are awesome) I am positive it is not a mental issue, but the fact the driver does not fit my game. Continue reading

The Benefits of a Golf Club Fitting

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Numbers from my club fitting.

Last fall I was fitted for my new Titleist AP2 irons and 915D, 915F, 915H. It was an awesome experience and the quality of my ball striking improved significantly once I received the right equipment. I can hardly wait for spring and to start-up where I left of last fall. The whole experience was very rewarding and I recommended it to the readers of this golf blog.

Understanding the entire fitting process is important to meet your expectations. There are many other ways to improve your game, however having the proper equipment is the most fundamental. Many amateurs, myself included before last fall, purchase equipment ‘off the rack’. It provides a 70% solution for most amateurs, but for the more avid player, buying ‘off the rack’ may not be the best solution to finding the proper equipment for their game. Continue reading