The best club for you as a Beginner?
It’s hard to say. Often, what you pay is what you get. Of course, it’s like when you buy an Apple computer. It may be better than it peers in some ways but you do pay for the brand. If you feel that you will really excel in golf, you should invest enough money so that you do not have to replace them anytime soon. We have written a similar guide dedicated only on women golf clubs for those interested.
Looks and design. The design and appearance of your golf clubs are more important than you might think! It adds confidence, it reduces the risk of you wanting to replace them prematurely and it’s always fun to match your irons with your drivers, hybrids etc.
Too advanced clubs? A lot of new golfers make the mistake of buying clubs that are too advanced and too difficult to handle. This will only hurt your progress and make you resent playing golf. Get game-improvement irons to start off with, and then continue on to cavity backs or blades when you feel ready! Too advanced clubs maybe cause an increase in faulty shots, such as hooks or slices. Here is an article on the common “hook” and how to cure it.
Re-use old clubs? If you are returning to golf or gets to inherit your dad’s old clubs, you should make sure what type of clubs they are! We see a lot of players using old or inherent clubs that are way too difficult for beginners and then wonder why their game is not improving?
A Complete Review to find Better Iron Golf Clubs as a Beginner in Golf!
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Know your golf terms before buying a new iron set!
Stiff or regular shaft.
Usually, all beginners will pick golf clubs with regular shafts. Why? Because you usually divide those with a high club swing speed to stiff shafts and slower club swing speed to regular shafts. So, before you have really nailed down your swing, regular is the way to go.
Cavity back, Game Improvement and Players blade.
What is really the difference? Game improvement irons are usually for beginners with more forgiveness and added distance. For this, you give up control and ball spin which a lot of pro players use to their advantage.
Blades or players clubs are usually a lot thinner, less chunky and have a smaller sweet spot. This requires the players to hit the ball much purer since the toe and heel don’t have a lot of forgiveness to them.
Cavity back clubs are somewhere in between. Less chunky than game improvement irons but still keeps some of the forgiving attributes.
Club speed, Ball speed, and Spin rate
If you are trying out clubs, these are the initial numbers to look at. Club speed is how fast your club moves in the downswing and determines your shaft etc. Ballspeed determines how clean of a hit you get and this (obviously) should be as high as possible.
Spin rate is maybe the most important measure when trying out irons. A low spin rate means you lose control and that it makes it harder to keep the ball on the green. But as a beginner, game improvement irons usually lowers the spin rate in comparison to a blade club.
Q&A – Golf Iron Clubs
For how long does iron clubs last?
That varies largely with regards to how much you use them and how much you initially spent on the clubs. If you enjoy your clubs, take good care of them and avoid hitting too many rocks you should be able to keep them for at least 4 years. After that, you will likely improve enough that you’d want new clubs.
Do I need a 4-iron?
Short answer – No! The 4-iron is a pretty difficult club and nowadays a rescue or hybrid-club will do a great job in replacing that club for you. Even the 5-iron will likely stay put in your bag for a pretty long time when picking up golf.
Do I have to match my irons with my woods?
Not necessarily. A lot of players have ie. irons from Titleist and a Driver and spoon from Taylormade. But we have to admit, it does look a little bit more clean when you match your set.
Should I look for a combo iron golf set?
A combo set is when you combine clubs from different sets to customize it yourself. Either you add more forgiving clubs to your long iron (5-7) or you add blades to your short irons (8-9-PW). But to be honest, as a beginner this is nothing you should worry about early on.
Should I be buying used golf clubs?
Only if they are not too old and in good condition! We would not recommend buying clubs that are 3-4 years or older. Technology moves really quickly and used clubs will be worned out.
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