Buying the right golf equipment for your game can be a daunting task, especially when you consider the wide range of options at your disposal. Walking into a PGA Superstore, Golf Galaxy, or browsing any of the major online golf warehouses can be confusing and intimidating. Throw in the growing used golf club market and the number of possible choices can be paralyzing.
How can any golfer expect to make the right purchase decision for his or her game? Is there such a thing as finding the “right equipment?” Are golfers leaving shots on the golf course without even knowing it?
I’d like to find out.
This will be the first in a series of blog posts in which I will document my search for the right golf equipment for my game. But first, I want to address what I believe to be the biggest first step any golfer should take before buying equipment.
First Things First — Get Fitted
This shouldn’t be a shock to anyone: I am a huge proponent for getting fit for your golf clubs.
Last year I visited Club Champion near my hometown for a full iron fitting. That visit was coordinated by my friends at Miura Golf, after which I left with a custom set of gorgeous Miura Golf MB-001 irons. Still in my bag as of the time of this writing, the MB-001s are the finest golf clubs I’ve ever hit in my life.
I also walked out with my iron specifications, which include a lie angle of roughly one-degree flat. No more standard sets for me, sadly. (4-iron through SW below; golf shafts are True Temper Dynamic Gold AMT Tour Issue S400)
Finally, the biggest context point to remember is I went into that fitting while considering only one brand. I did not try any iron models from any other brand.
Why is that an issue?
Simply this: could another iron model set to the same specs perform better than my current gamers?
As many of you know, I don’t hide the fact that I have tried many different types of golf equipment. The most popular posts on this blog are equipment reviews. I’ve worked with many companies to not only try their equipment, but to play it on a regular basis.
My plan is to work with any golf brand that wants to help me find the best clubs for my game. This will go beyond simply spreading the word about a new piece of equipment. I am truly interested in finding what’s best for me, and to use data to help make that decision.
If I try something that doesn’t work for me, I will give those pieces of equipment away to readers of this site.
This will be a work in progress, but I plan on documenting my journey through video, the Golf Unfiltered Podcast, and written updates as they come.
Stay tuned for more info!
Interested in helping out with my journey? Contact me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org!