Best Golf Clubs on Sale
Best Golf Clubs on Sale
These next few weeks a lot of us will be looking for the best golf clubs on sale, plus looking at getting our golf game back on track after the hibernation of winter, and of course not forgetting to watch the US Masters from start to finish, it will be a pretty intense few weeks but we will all be relishing it!
So where do we start from when we have been eagerly waiting to get back out on the golf course and ply our trade, plus pit our wits against our fellow golfing buddies in a friendly, competitive club matches or in competitions?
So in this article I want to look at the best golf clubs on sale and what clubs are going to improve our game, with so much hype in the marketplace about ‘Hit it Straighter’, ‘Hit it Longer’, ‘More Accurate’, ‘Better Ball Flight’ or even ‘Drop your scores by 10’, you have to admit it can all be very daunting for the seasonal golfer, beginning golfer, senior golfer and once in a blue moon golfer, so much information can lead to wrong decisions and information overload.
This article will keep it simple in what to look for, I want to start this off by going over the lofts that are available especially in the driver market, with Boeing teaming up with Callaway you may feel that you are buying a brand new private jet but in fact you are buying a clapped out B52 bomber!
Lofts the majority of the time are overlooked in the irons, most of us will know that a sand iron is 56 degrees or thereabouts and the wedge about 46 degrees give or take a degree! But when it comes to the rest of the irons in the bag, most of us would have a stab at the degrees on the others but would be quite a few degrees out if you asked a golfer what is the degrees on a 5 iron?
So, back to drivers in the market and what they can do for your game if you could get one that bombs it miles and splits the fairway 90% of the time, if we could add extra yards to our tee shots think of the competitive advantage you would have in a round of golf, why do you think the world’s best-touring pro’s want maximum distance off of the tee, and that is why they focus so much on getting the right driver in their hands to make it happen.
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:
- Flex of Shaft
- Club length
- 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!
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 pro’s 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.
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.
So for the average golfer looking for distance off of the tee plus wanting a ball that will hold on the green with your approach shots – then a two piece golf ball is for you. I also wrote another article purely on golf balls and what are the best for your game – CLICK HERE to read the article.
So to round off this article I have chosen two popular drivers on the market and have done a short review on both, hopefully, it will give you an insight into what will help you improve your golf game this summer golfing season.
TaylorMade M2 Driver
I must say that this club has a great look and feel to it, feels great at the address position, and as TaylorMade says this club really makes the M family complete, it is not for everyone but if you can get the correct shaft in the club for your swing you are going to love this driver.
The M2 is built with a multi-material construction – the same as M1 – that features an ultra-light, ultra- thin, light weight and high strength carbon composite crown; unlocking exceptional distance and forgiveness for the majority of golfers.
M stands for Multi-Material, which is resistant to scratching and abrasion, and it’s the key that unlocks performance in the M1. This construction is highlighted by a proprietary 7 Layer Carbon Composite Crown that is precision formed and built-in ultra-thin, ultra-lite and high-strength to maximize weight savings. This addition has allowed TM to place the weight lower and further back on the sole for a more efficient power transfer, giving golfers more ball speed.
The Massive Sweet Spot
In order to make the M2 driver both long and forgiving, it was built with technologies that protect ball speed and create a massive sweet spot.
Massive Sweet Spot; engineered with high MOI, inverted cone technology, and a redesigned Speed Pocket – Three features that combine to produce maximum forgiveness and speed across the face.
With the M2 driver, golfers do not have to choose between low CG (forgiveness) and aerodynamics (speed) as they have in the past. The carbon crown allowed us to lower the CG without compromising aerodynamics to a driver that is hot and forgiving.
I have tried this driver out a few times but only on a driving range, but that gave me a fair indication of its capabilities, so I am going to give this club a 4 out of a 5-star review.
For more information on the M2 or to purchase CLICK HERE.
Callaway XR Pro Driver
The XR Pro Driver is another big step forward in Callaway’s ongoing pursuit of speed for better players. It’s a blend of distance technologies led by high ball speed and more efficient energy transfer from R•MOTO, low spin through multi-material construction, and even more speed in an enhanced aerodynamic head shape.
The XR Pro is the perfect balance of speed with forgiveness. SPEED FROM SPEED STEP CROWN To reduce drag and maximize speed through the swing, Callaway has put in a Speed Step Crown and combined it with an optimized aerodynamic head shape.
Everything about this driver is optimized for aero efficiency, which is critical to add speed with less drag. That’s why you get more ball speed at every impact location, even on mishits, and it’s one of the key technologies that allows us to move the Centre of Gravity very low to maximize distance.
Getting the correct shaft is paramount with this driver, I have mentioned a few times in this article about flex of shaft being too stiff, well this one is definitely for the average amateur golfer who wants to maximise distance but not compromise on accuracy – I recommend a regular shaft for swing speeds up to 95 miles an hour.
For more information on this driver please CLICK HERE.
I hope that you have enjoyed this article about the Best Golf Clubs on Sale and as always if you would like to leave any comments please do so at the foot of this article. Or alternatively, if you have any suggestions on future products you would like me to review please also leave a comment below.
Happy Golfing, enjoy the new golfing season and enjoy the US Masters.