Golf Information


Essential Information on Choosing the Best Golf Clubs to Suit Your Game


Most golfers, whether a beginner or a pro, struggle when trying to decide which golf club to buy. The buying process becomes easier when the consumer has a good understanding of the types of golf clubs available and their specific use. Your playing (and thus your staying) power is greatly enhanced by choosing the proper golf clubs.

For the novice golfer, the basic set of golf clubs consists of drivers, wedges, putters and irons. Using the proper type of golf club will help the beginner learn quickly and achieve results. Each different type of club is designed to help with swing speed and to correct faults to improve your game ? and your score.

In addition to clubs, a wide variety of accessories are also available, many of which are necessities and others that are ?just for looks.? One absolute necessity is a golf bag to assist you or your caddy in moving from green to green, and of course, golf balls. Another must is a pair of golf shoes to help stabilize your body so you can achieve the perfect swing. Other accessories include golf gloves, a golf cap, clothing, and covers for your golf clubs to protect them from the elements or while stored.

There are many variations in the types and styles of golf clubs and their uses. For example, if you?re trying to make a shorter shot, irons may be your best bet. Irons are usually available in sets that include several different sizes. You must also take into consideration the style, size, and type of material used to make the golf club shaft. One of the less expensive materials is steel. Clubs with a steel shaft weigh more but can be longer-lasting than other types. The steel shaft may also give you more control over those fast swings. If you choose a graphite shaft, it will be lighter than steel but will be more costly. This type of club is used for long distance shots or for slower swingers.

Most golf clubs are available with both steel and graphite shafts.

The flexibility of a shaft is referred to as flex, or bend. The less the bend in a shaft, the more control the powerful swinger will have. On the other hand, beginners and those with less powerful swings generally use a shaft with greater flexibility. The average swing speed is from 65 miles per hour for the beginner up to over 100 miles per hour for powerful swingers.

The goal when buying golf clubs should be to own the best golf clubs you can afford, whether they are name brands, used, or a reproduction of one of the name brands. Golf clubs can be purchased at many different types of establishments such as discount stores, buying clubs, specialty shops, catalogs, or the Internet, which offers an almost limitless variety of clubs and bargains, including used golf clubs. The cost of the golf club depends on the type and where it is purchased. Retail stores and catalogs have pre-season, post-season and regular sales, but since someone, somewhere, has the perfect climate in which to play golf at any given time of the year, you may find it difficult to find a true bargain. Internet shopping offers excellent prices throughout the year, and in many cases shipping is free. Golf club replicas are very good bargains if you compare their features to the originals. Many, many types of merchandise are duplicated, or cloned, so be sure the set of clubs you buy have not been illegally duplicated.

Most anytime is the perfect time for most golfers and ?wannabe? golfers to play, so take advantage of the large variety of clubs and bargains to be found, and don?t wait another day to start buying your golf clubs.

Keith Kingston is a professional web publisher who offers advice and reviews on golf club components and cheap golf clubs


MORE RESOURCES:
Australia's Doey Choi leads Ladies Classic golf  ESPN

Sydney amateur Doey Choi has a two-stroke lead heading into the second round of the Australian Ladies Classic after a record-setting effort at the Bonville golf ...


KHSAA commissioner digs in on decision, calls opposition just Twitter noise  Golf Channel

Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner Julian Tackett is digging in, calling opposition to a controversial decision just noise.


Men's Golf Heads to Palm Desert for Wyoming's Desert Intercollegiate  Kansas Jayhawks

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Coming off a month and a half break of lifting and indoor hitting, Kansas men's golf is looking for a hot start to the spring portion at ...


Nine expectations we have for Tiger Woods as the 2019 golf season heats up  CBS Sports

Big Cat is eight rounds into what should be a terrific season.


Learning the game of golf, one public course at a time  ESPN

Fifteen year-old Daniela Catalán is a student at First Tee Mexico, a program that aims to spur the development of future golfers in Mexico by bringing public golf ...


Golf: McIlroy almost aces par-four en route to Mexico lead  Reuters

Rory McIlroy came within a whisker of a rare hole-in-one at a par-four on Thursday as the Northern Irishman took the first-round lead at the WGC-Mexico ...


Man pleads guilty to beating woman to death with golf club, frying pan  Hawaii News Now

The family agreed to a plea deal where the death penalty was taken off the table.


Cindy Miller: When frustration outweighs fun, it's time to change your golf game  Buffalo News

How difficult is it to change your game? Pretty difficult. As I watched the final round of the Phoenix Open earlier this month, I felt as though I was wat…


Changes in store for Eureka Municipal Golf Course  Eureka Times Standard

Eureka Community Services Director Miles Slattery announced that the Eureka Municipal Golf Course will see some changes at the Eureka City Council meeting ...


A high school golf association's attempt to speed up play has left parents—and players like Justin Thomas and Steve Flesch—furious  Golf Digest

Days after J.B. Holmes' DMV-during-lunchbreak speed reared its ugly head, the Kentucky High School Athletic Association voted this week to make significant ...


USGA names six historic courses to host future U.S. Amateur Championship  Golf Digest

If you like the U.S. Amateur played at classic, tradition-laden golf courses, than you're going to be plenty happy with the news coming from the USGA on ...


5,000 golf balls spill onto Wisconsin highway, sending locals scrambling for freebies  Golf Digest

A spilled shipment of Nitro golf balls ignited chaos on Wisconsin highway early Tuesday morning.


Miura Golf signs Abraham Ancer as first PGA Tour ambassador  Golf.com

Abraham Ancer, currently 61st in the official world rankings, has become Miura's first PGA Tour ambassador. Ancer, who won the 2018 Emirates Australian Open ...


Meet the golf pro who made a 17 on one hole in Web.com Tour event  USA TODAY

Golf pro Ben DeArmond played his way into a Web.com Tour event last week. And then he played himself into golf history. The wrong kind.


Bonita Springs golf course gator jumps up, catches ball, golfer says  Naples Daily News

A local golfer says she hit a ball and the alligator jumped up and caught it.


Women told to leave golf course seek their place in politics  ABC27

Three African American women who were asked to leave a Dover Township golf course last year are fighting for change by running for office.


Trump is building a wall after all—around his Florida golf club  Quartz

Donald Trump is getting a taxpayer-funded barrier built without having to declare a national emergency. His plan to seize billions from the military and federal ...


Truck spills 5,000 golf balls onto Wisconsin highway  Golf.com

While we are still months away from the golf season in Wisconsin, an accidental delivery earlier this week had locals collecting balls off the side of a highway.


Tiger Woods live blog: Woods struggles on the back nine, finishes with even-par 71  Golf Digest

Tiger Woods live blog: Follow Tiger's opening round at the WGC-Mexico Championship.


Catamount Men's Golf Opens Spring Season in the Desert  catamountsports.com

Cullowhee, N.C. – The Western Carolina Catamount men's golf team opens its seven-event spring schedule this Friday, traveling to Palm Desert, Calif., for the ...


PD: Man steals MCSO golf cart after being released from jail  ABC15 Arizona

A man recently released from jail stole a golf cart belonging to the Maricopa County Sheriffs Office and went for a joyride.


Golf's Fast Pass: If Tagmarshal Policed The PGA TOUR J.B. Holmes May Have Lost The Genesis Open  Forbes

PACIFIC PALISADES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: J.B. Holmes poses with Tiger Woods and the tournament trophy after the final round of Genesis Open on February ...


HS GIRLS GOLF: Lee, MHS see Tall City Invite as barometer for district  Midland Reporter-Telegram

The Midland High and Lee girls golf teams will get a good look at where they stack up against fellow District 2-6A opponents when the Tall City Girls Golf ...


Club Champion Golf Shop Grand Opening in Roseville  KTXL FOX 40 Sacramento

Gary Gelfand took a trip out to Roseville to check out the Club Champion Golf Shop where the build and fit clubs for their customers. ...


What's next for proposal to develop Three Little Bakers golf course?  The News Journal

New Castle County's Land Use Department deals a blow to the effort to develop the former Three Little Bakers Country Club in Pike Creek.


Stanford's B team is beating some of college golf's best schools at PGA West (including Stanford's A team)  Golf Digest

The Stanford men's golf program has always been a deep one, and all the proof of that is on their legendary list of alumni that's made it to the PGA Tour. One of ...


Vice Golf's low-cost golf balls, unique business model  Golf.com

Vice Golf was founded in 2011 but didn't enter the U.S. market until 2015. Ranging from multilayer, urethane-covered Tour balls to two-piece Surlyn distance ...


Highlights: Rory fires 63 at WGC-Mexico Championship  Golf Channel

Watch highlights from PGA Tour Live coverage of Rory McIlroy's opening-round 63 at the WGC-Mexico Championship.


Is Tiger Woods' conditioning a cause for concern? #AskAlan  Golf.com

Every week, GOLF senior writer Alan Shipnuck fields questions from the masses about hot topics in the golf world. This week, Shipnuck dishes on J.B. Holmes ...


club members are using networks to partner-up at exclusive courses  Golf.com

In tech industry-speak, Thousand Greens is a peer-to-peer network, a digital linking of the like-minded. In golf industry-speak, it's a private network for members ...


Snell Golf debuts new MTB-X golf balls  Golf Digest

Snell Golf's founder has his name on over 40 golf ball patents, making its latest MTB-X offering noteworthy.


Tiger skipping Honda; Commits API and The Players  Golf Channel

Brandel Chamblee and Mark Rolfing react to Tiger Woods skipping the Honda Classic and committing to the Arnold Palmer Invitational and The Players ...


Top Golf Myrtle Beach gives media a sneak peek  wpde.com

Top golf is a week away from opening its doors to the public. Wednesday night, they offered a special media preview. Some of the WPDE team went out to go ...


Truck full of golf balls spills onto the highway in Janesville. Free golf balls!  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

According to the Janesville Gazette, a truck full of golf balls spilled onto Highway 11/14 east of Janesville early Tuesday morning, sending locals on a mad dash ...


Morning Coffee: Kentuckian J.B. Holmes' plodding PGA win has golf upset  Courier Journal

Kentuckian J.B. Holmes outlasted fellow Kentuckian Justin Thomas to win this past weekend's PGA Tour event, the Genesis Open at Riviera Golf Course.


County Seeks to Use Tax Payer Dollars to Buy Golf Course  My Panhandle

A once popular golf course and country club is in jeopardy of going out of business. Thinking outside the box, the owners hope Walton County and the taxpayers ...


Local teen gets a shot at golf’s Drive, Chip & Putt Championship  fox5sandiego.com

Carmel Valley resident Tyler Kowack has the chance to represent San Diego on golf's biggest stage in April.


FIRST LOOK: Bridgestone's e12 Speed and e12 Soft golf balls  Golf.com

Bridgestone's new three-piece e12 Speed and e12 Soft golf balls fall under the e-Series umbrella, but don't assume that means they are a true replacement for ...


Scorecard: This controversial project, with a Tiger Woods golf course, has gone quiet since a key vote  Nashville Business Journal

Scorecard checks back on our headlines from a year ago. This is an update to the Feb. 6, 2018, story "Controversial project, featuring Tiger Woods golf course, ...


PBJ, Jeansonne help LSU golf down No. 1 Oklahoma State  Shreveport Times

Although stars Sam Burns and Eric Ricard have moved on to successful professional careers, Shreveport is still showing out for the LSU Tigers men's golf team.


Podcast: Shedding light on the Bears new DC from the golf course  NBCSports.com

Former Bears head coach Dave Wannstedt joins Luke Stuckmeyer and Bears insider JJ Stankevitz from the golf course in sunny Florida to shed light on his ...


Topgolf expected to boost golf tourism in Myrtle Beach  WMBF

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - After nearly two years of planning and construction, Topgolf Myrtle Beach is just weeks away from opening the doors to its ...


Lady Indians open spring golf season in chilly weather against state powers  Waxahachie Daily Light

The Waxahachie Lady Indians golf team returned to the links for the start of the spring golf season late last week and saw promising results. The Lady Indians ...


MCC notebook: women's golf begins spring season at Islander Classic  Waco Tribune-Herald

Highlassies golf gets underway Monday when McLennan Community College travels to Corpus Christi for the Islander Classic. The tournament, hosted by ...


5,000 golf balls spill onto Janesville highway | Local News  Gazettextra

An estimated 5000 golf balls spilled onto Highway 11/14 east of Janesville overnight.


Watch: World No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn stone-cold tops a tee shot  Golf Channel

World No. 1 Ariya Jutanugarn was teeing off on the par-4 14th in Round 1 of the Honda LPGA Thailand ... and topped it.


UPS guy delivers package, starts shooting hoops in driveway, builds a house with bricks  Golf Digest

After delivering a package, this UPS guy couldn't help himself and had to get a few shots up in an empty driveway.


Lady Links celebrating 25 years of promoting women's golf in Tallahassee  Tallahassee.com

Becky Sauers is celebrating 25 years of her Tallahassee Lady Links Golf Association this weekend.


American Nelly Korda takes Australian Open golf lead  ESPN

Golfer Nelly Korda is on the cusp of extending her family's remarkable sporting love affair with Australia after she held a three-stroke lead at the Australian Open.


Top 10: Favorite Golf Slang  Pro Golf Now

Golf slang can add some color to your round. Embrace the language of golf and have a good time out there, even if you run into El Ocho.



Men's Golf Knocks Off No. 1, Wins 'The Prestige'  LSUSports.net

The 16th-ranked LSU men's golf team picked up three top-25 wins at The Prestige on Wednesday afternoon including a victory over the unbeaten No.


Diaz: Golf needs to speed up on slow-play issue  Golf Channel

Jaime Diaz, Matt Adams and Tim Rosaforte join George Savaricas to discuss recent incidents of slow play on the PGA Tour.


Illinois Golf: Former Illini golfer Steve Stricker named Ryder Cup captain  Writing Illini

The Illinois golf world has just expanded their accolades. The USA just named their Ryder Cup captain and it is former Illini golfer Steve Stricker.


Steve Stricker officially named the 2020 U.S. Ryder Cup captain  Golf Digest

Steve Stricker, who oversaw one of the most lopsided U.S. victories in Presidents Cup history two years ago outside of New York, is hoping to reprise that ...


Get out of the golf business | Letters  SoMdNews.com

I want to add a few points to Bobby Gill's Feb. 13 letter on the county-owned golf course. I completely agree because every point made is valid. I am retired.


Phil Mickelson might play The Players, depending on rough length  Golf Channel

Last week in Los Angeles Phil Mickelson suggested he might skip The Players. On Wednesday in Mexico, however, he seemed to be leaning toward adding the ...


Three young PGA Tour standouts commit to RBC Heritage  Hilton Head Island Packet

Tommy Fleetwood, Si Woo Kim and Xander Schauffele have all committed to compete in the 51st RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on April 15-21.


Put blocks of flats on beautiful golf course? Only in Hong Kong  South China Morning Post

Whatever one thinks of golf, destroying the beautiful Fanling course while leaving New Territories land to be used illegally is a mistake of Trumpian or Brexiteer ...


Why is Mike Weir, a Masters champion, playing on the Web.com Tour?  Golf Digest

It's the question that you have to ask Mike Weir as he plays the developmental tour in 2019. And the answer is shockingly simple.


WATCH: Lion chases down leopard at must-see African course  Golf.com

Skukuza Golf Club is a wild, fascinating place. The nine-hole course is located within the limits of Kruger National Park in South Africa, which immediately sends ...


Bryson contending in Puerto Rico ... Nimmer, that is  Golf Channel

Clemson senior Bryson Nimmer opened the Puerto Rico Open in 3-under 69 and is three shots back after 18 holes at Coco Beach.


Chamblee: Rory, DJ turn Chapultepec into Par 66  Golf Channel

Brandel Chamblee and Mark Rolfing give takeaways on the opening-round play of Rory McIlroy (63) and Dustin Johnson (64) at the WGC-Mexico ...


Pebble Beach's famed Lone Cypress loses a limb in recent storms  Golf Digest

The Lone Cypress on 17-Mile Drive in Pebble Beach is a historic icon and a ubiquitous symbol at the Pebble Beach Resorts, its silhouette featured on the ...


Drunken golfers receive jail sentences for golf club attack after hitting balls in wrong direction  Golf Digest

A pair of golfers were sentenced to jail time for attacking a father and son playing on a Portland golf course. The Oregonian reported, Matthew Leo received a ...


Lucy Robson Pulls Off Golf Trick Shot With Red Solo Cups  The Daily Caller

Golf star Lucy Robson was back it with another impressive trick shot video. She chipped into a beer pong setup.


Durham Library to hold mini-golf fundraiser  Middletown Press

DURHAM — The Durham Public Library will host its first ever “Fore! the Library” minigolf event, March 2-3. Organized by PALS: The Friends of the Durham ...


Gulf Breeze slated to pass long-awaited golf cart ordinance  Pensacola News Journal

The Gulf Breeze City Council is expected to pass a long-awaited ordinance on Tuesday night that will allow people to drive golf carts on most city streets.


Hong Kong to Take Back Part of Biggest Golf Course for Homes  Bloomberg

Hong Kong is set to take over part of an iconic golf course to build homes as the city grapples with a housing shortage.


New SC rules could keep your rented golf cart, moped off the road  The State

Should SC cities and counties be able to regulate golf carts? The lumbersome vehicles are seen driving on roads in some communities, especially on the coast.


Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake to offer kayaks, golf carts, pedal boats  cleveland.com

In addition to ziplining through the trees at Lake Erie Canopy Tours, the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake will offer pedal boat, kayak and golf cart rentals this ...


Rolling Meadows lowers shop prices to meet consumer trends | Streetwise  Fond du Lac Reporter

FOND DU LAC – Rolling Meadows Golf Course is looking to “putt” a smile on golfers' faces as it lowers shop prices. Markup rates were lowered at the golf shop ...


Nike, Rory McIlroy collaborate on Air Zoom Victory Tour golf shoes  Golf.com

Rory McIlroy's Nike Air Zoom Victory Tour golf shoes will soon be available at retail. The four-time major winner debuted a custom PE version at the Genesis ...


'Perfect... And She Can Play Golf Too': Instagram Beauty Stuns With Her Skills  Sputnik International

Instagram celebrity and golfer Paige Spiranac has stunned fans not only with her looks but also her brilliant sports skills when she was playing during the windy ...


Holmes called out for slow play during win, Kuchar jeered by fans, a promising weekend from Tiger and a golf legend dies: What you missed this weekend  Golf Digest

From J.B. Holmes' win to Matt Kuchar's apology, here is what you missed this weekend from the world of golf.


Washington Post: Trump spent $50K on golf simulator for White House  CNN

Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump personally paid to have a "golf simulator" installed in the White House residence that allows him to play virtual ...


College notebook: Women get subs, J.B. Holmes' college days and more  Golf Channel

During the college golf season, GolfChannel.com will check in weekly to update you with all that's happening in the sport, from scores and stats to the latest ...


Dad accused of beating 11-year-old girl with belt, golf club for taking extra food  KIRO Seattle

A Bonney Lake man is accused of beating his 11-year-old daughter with a belt and golf club.


Justin Thomas leads by one with another long Sunday ahead  Golf Digest

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. — Another week, another race to finish on Sunday. That's what the players at the Genesis Open will be faced with after third-round ...


Product Spotlight: Bridgestone’s new e12 Soft and e12 Speed golf balls designed for feel and distance  PGA TOUR

After 12 years of golf ball fittings and tracking over 2.5 million swings, Bridgestone Golf has developed two soft-feeling distance golf balls – the e12 Speed and ...


The 15 best drivable par 4s in golf  Golf Digest

In honor of Riviera Country Club's famed 10th hole, this is a collection of some of the world's best drivable par 4s.


Situation in Island Green Golf Villas 'resolved without incident,' police say  wpde.com

Police responded to an incident at a home in the Island Green Golf Villas area of Horry County Wednesday night, according to officials on scene. The Horry ...


Watch A Short Documentary About Street Golfing Local Legend 'Tiger Hood'  Gothamist

Patrick Barr has been hawking his original photography around New York City's streets for decades, and around ten years ago, he came up with a DIY golf game ...


2019 Genesis Open odds: Surprising picks from dialed-in model that nailed four golf majors  CBS Sports

SportsLine simulated the Genesis Open 10000 times and came up with some surprises.


2019 Genesis Open leaderboard, grades: J.B. Holmes raises game as Justin Thomas fades late  CBS Sports

As far as scripts go, it wasn't a Hollywood ending, but J.B. Holmes eventually got the job done at the 2019 Genesis Open with a 1-under 70 in the final round to ...


Seamus Golf, Jim Urbina plan serious upgrades for Portland’s Children’s Course  Golfweek

With his broad grin and penchant for wearing bright Hawaiian shirts, Akbar Chisti has become one of golf's more colorful figures in recent years. The owner of ...


Golf pro's tournament hopes dashed after shooting a brutal 17 on second hole  USA TODAY

The wheels fell off for Ben DeArmond, the head pro at the TPC at Treviso Bay, as he carded a stunning 17 on a single hole during a Web.com event.


Heaps of stolen goods: golf clubs, stamps, 2 kitchen sinks  Knoe.com

Authorities say residents in one Louisiana area should check sheds, patios and self-storage units to see if anything's missing, even a kitchen sink. They're also ...


Henderson’s closed Black Mountain golf course vexes neighbors  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Black Mountain-area residents expressed concerns about rodents and the upkeep of a recently closed golf course, as well as the threat of unwanted ...


Opinion: Villains like Matt Kuchar and Sergio Garcia are good for golf  USA TODAY

Matt Kuchar's and Sergio Garcia's recent actions bring welcome attention to golf in a time of year the sport usually gets little publicity.


LPGA pro falls into bunker while lining up putt during tournament  Golf Digest

By most accounts, LPGA pro Bronte Law is having a fantastic week at the Women's Australian Open. Tied for sixth entering the final round, the 23-year-old ...


Fleetwood: Shorts allow me to attract fans with my legs  Golf Channel

Matt Kuchar, Tommy Fleetwood, Xander Schauffele and Patrick Reed comment on being allowed to wear shorts during PGA Tour practice rounds and pro-ams.


VW Jetta GLI Could Be Cheaper, Better Equipped Than Golf GTI  Motor1.com

According to a VW source, the new GLI, just announced at Chicago last week, could be a better value than the GTI.


Arlington's Texas Rangers Golf Club Opens This Week  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

After a $24 million total renovation, Arlington's Chester Ditto Golf Course is reborn Monday the Texas Rangers Golf Club, the only Major League ...


Flagstick in not such a sure thing, new Golf Digest study from Cal Poly professor shows  Golf Digest

Leaving the flagstick in was not an advantage in a study of breaking putts that strike the pin off-center.


home | site map
© 2007