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It isn’t your fault that you stink at golf. It is your golf clubs.

Everybody knows that when you hit a club too many times (especially a driver) too many times that you can “use up” all of the good shots in said club. How can you be expected to smash a bomb driver out there 275 yards when you’ve used up all of the good mojo in said driver? You can’t. Again, it isn’t your fault. It is your club’s fault and with a simple upgrade you will be back on the path to dominating your Sunday four-ball.


Buying new golf clubs can be tricky and all of us swing differently thus the need for some level of fitting. The goal on a modern driver is to get about 2000 RPM spin. This can be measured using a Trackman or any other professional golf simulator. You can see that buying clubs online doesn’t really allow for said level of in-person tweaks or modifications.

The look of the head of a driver is important as you need to feel comfortable when you look down at the 460 CC sucker. With that said, finding a driver with enough forgiveness and a low-spin face can be of paramount importance.

The shaft of your driver is key to success too. Often ego gets in the way here but there is no long term benefit of getting an ultra-still shaft like the kids on the PGA Tour or who win for you every week in your DFS lineups in Draft Kings who swing 130 MPH like Bryson DeChambeau or Rory McIlroy will leave you with a shaft that you can’t torque. It is important to measure your swing speed realistically and install a shaft that fits your swing in real-world conditions. This could be a bigger issue than picking a head in terms of overall performance.

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3-Wood and “Rescue” Clubs

Drivers are the bell of the ball for most golfers as the old Nike commercial said “chicks did the long ball” and so do golfers. With that said, finding a 3-Wood that has enough loft and a reasonable shaft that you can hit both off the tee as well as off the deck is no easy task but worthy of your energy. This is where a club fitting pro can really help you.

Beyond the 3-Wood is the modern need for some rescue clubs. Again, if you are a scratch player and can flex a 3-iron or 4-iron you are very much in the minority of players in the world today. Modern rescue clubs make for perfect 4-Iron and sometimes even 5-Iron replacements. These clubs are easier to hit out of the fairway, they launch the ball higher and have better, more controlled spin. Again, don’t let ego get in the way of a lower score.


Irons are the last thing that most golfers upgrade. Perhaps it is the high cost of new irons or maybe the comfort of looking at a familiar iron over and over. Years ago, Cobra started a golf-based arms race when they lowered the loft of their clubs so when somebody tested a Cobra 7-iron, it flew like a 6-Iron. Why? Because it WAS a 6-IRON in terms of loft. They kicked off a de-lofting of irons that made them harder and harder to hit but clubs that went farther which sold better.

Today’s players are looking for irons that have a great look to them but are somewhat forgiving. Again, products like hybrid graphite-steel shafts are popular for those who want the look and feel of steel but benefit from the added torque and shock abortion of graphite shafts.


An affordable and sometimes overlooked upgrade in your bag, your wedges wear out faster than most of the clubs that you carry around with you. Not only do wedges take a beating from the shots you hit – their grooves wear out fast.

It is very important that you calibrate the lofts of your wedges so that you have a comfortable gap between clubs. Often this is about four degrees of loft between your four wedges. Some people go with a very highly lofted lob wedge but that can make for some tricky full shots but can allow you to be a little more of a Phil Mickelson on the weekends. That’s a risk you have to judge if you want a 64 degree wedge over a 60 degree model.

Custom or specific “grinds” on your wedges can help get you a very dialed in result for your short clubs. In order to hit those tour-style flop shots, you might want to have some of the hosel removed. You might also want to add some weight back to the wedge if you are grinding it. Inserts or lead tape can accomplish this. More weight in your wedge can help with improving your feel.


We’ve saved the best for last. No club in your bag is more important than your putter and there are so many styles, looks, finishes and fits for you to choose from. In the old days, picking a putter is a matter true trial and error. Today, modern measurement systems can show you how YOU actually putt with a given putter. Changing the length of a putter shaft by even a small amount can result in a huge improvement. Bending a putter ever so slightly can change the angle of impact that also can make a night and day difference with your flat stick. Work with an expert and get the math right. Yes, you should love the look of your putter but you will roll the ball much better if you’ve got a professionally fit putter.

The Golf Ball

This is a topic that many golfers never really get into but should. Stereotypically, they think “the guys on tour hit a Pro-V1 and so should I” which is fine perhaps but what if a slightly harder ball might spin a little less thus 10 yards more on your driver while still retaining good control around the green? What if said “non-Pro-V” ball is $10 less per dozen? It is possible. It is very important to measure your clubs with the ball you use but also consider trying some of the newer, high performance balls on the market. Just because a PGA pro plays a ball designed for their game doesn’t mean that it is right for your game – no matter what the ads on The Golf Channel suggest.

Well, there you have it. A full outlook on how to get a modern upgrade to your golf bag. Make friends with your fitting specialist and spend the time to seek out the most unique solutions for your game at your age. Technology, math and science matter when it comes to your clubs. Now go low…