Best Golf Clubs for Senior Golfers

Best Golf Clubs for Senior Golfers

When you are in the middle of wondering what the best golf clubs for senior golfers are, here are a few things to consider:

The major problem with most drivers sold out of pro shops or golf retail outlets is that they are made to certain specs and not for the majority of amateur golfer’s swings, so we all need to ensure that we get the correct equipment that suits our swing speed, so we need to concentrate on the following four areas:

1. Loft
2. Flex of Shaft
3. Club length
4. Ball Spin speeds

Getting the right loft is the single most important factor when you want to get more distance, the biggest mistake by the amateur golfer is getting the wrong loft for their swing. Just over 5 years ago the average loft on the professional tour was 7 degrees and the average loft for the handicap golfer was 10 degrees, now the average on the professional tour is 10 degrees but the handicap golfer is still at 10 degrees!

Best Golf Clubs for Senior Golfers - Iron

The bottom line is the slower your swing speed the higher the loft you need to get more distance, it is a fact that a slow swing speed doesn’t generate the ball spin rate to get more distance, with higher lofts the more air time you get and more distance generated with the same amount of effort – that’s a fact.

With the shaft flex most golfers (Approx. 8 out of 10) have a flex that is far too stiff for their swing, the fact is that you need the shaft to bend or coil to get the ball in the air, golfers with slower swing speeds need a more flexy shaft to launch the ball and get the best trajectory for their tee shot.

So you need to select the correct shaft flex in order to gain accuracy and distance, this then means less effort on your part and the shaft generates the extra kick because of the flexibility of the shaft, with the correct shaft in your driver you will feel more confident and that will lead to better hit shots and with more distance.

Most golfers play with the wrong length shaft in their driver, think about this little fact for a minute, if the ball is further away from you the harder it is to hit – yes? The bulk of touring pros no longer messes about with lengths of their driver shafts because they know that the best length is the one that gives them the best accuracy and distance.

However a longer shaft may give you the odd ‘bomb’ off the tee because of the extra length but it won’t give you the extra distance consistently, so that is why touring pro’s stick with the average 45 inches for their drivers. The best way to overcome this is to get a 44-inch length driver shaft and you will start hitting longer and more consistent tees shots with your driver.

Best Golf Clubs for Senior Golfers - Driver Head

We all get hung up about ball spin with golf balls and want maximum distance so we buy distance balls, the fact is that distance balls spin less and with slower swing speeds, slower swing speeds don’t generate enough spin to make these balls effective. So for the average golfer looking for more distance needs to look at a two-piece golf ball, they work with slower swing speeds, stay in the air longer and of course maximising distance.

Here is another article about getting the correct shafts for your golf swing CLICK HERE.

As always if you have any comments or feedback regarding this article the best golf clubs for senior golfers please do not hesitate to leave a comment below, I will be glad to respond to any responses received.

4 Responses

  1. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Ryan,

    Thanks for your comments and feedback regarding the article best golf clubs for senior golfers, I am so glad you got some benefit out of the article and also what are the best golf clubs for seniors when you are next purchasing a set to improve your golf game. You mentioned about best golf balls and spin speeds for senior golfers, I wrote an article I while back about what are the best golf balls for seniors golfers, here is the link to the article which I am sure you will find informative –

    If you have any further questions about best golf balls for senior golfers after you have perused the link to the article please let me know, I am more than happy to oblige you with some feedback about best golf clubs and balls for senior golfers.


    Michael Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for Senior Golfers”

  2. Bogeys to Birdies says:

    Hi Simon, thanks for your comments and feedback about best golf club for senior golfers, I would not recommend hacking any off of your driver it would then be out of warranty ( depending on how old it is ) and it could also be dangerous if not repaired correctly, so I would suggest either taking it to your local golf professional or shop and get them to do it properly, plus at the same time re-grip the club once the alteration has been made – this would be my recommendation on how to get your clubs shortened or lengthened to suit your height, build and club head speed.

    Hope this answers your question and once again thanks for your feedback on my article best golf clubs for senior golfers?


    Michael Bogeys to Birdies “Golf Tips for Senior Golfers”

  3. Angleblade says:

    Hi Michael
    Thanks for the great tips on the correct length of driver. I have a 10.5 degree driver so that so be ok but it has a long shaft would it be ok to hacksaw a bit of the end and have it re griped or is it something a shop has to do ?

  4. Ryan Miller says:

    Great site about golf tips for the senior golfer! Lots of great videos and lessons to learn off of. Very useful information to help me in my choice to select some clubs for senior golfers! Really enjoyed reading about loft and swing speed in relation to club selection. Could you add something about how to select the proper golf ball and spin for seniors

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