Guest Author - Letta Meinen
The big feature of this new Golf Magazine issue is how to find the right clubs for you including the Driver, Irons, Hybrids, Fairway woods and Wedges. They have 40 pages filled with every brand with full spread of clubs that could suit your game. This issue brags that it has the most comprehensive show of equipment and how they react to certain players. It states it has the best buyers guide for a magazine with more than 150 variety of clubs to fix your golf game.
Starting on page 99 is your buyers guide targeted for all handicaps players including womenís clubs. Going through all the brands of golf companies from Adams to Tour Edge and everything in between are spread out on these pages. They have this handicap guide on each section from low to high handicappers and discuss things about each club within each brand. It shows a ball flight of each driver with different lofts within each brand so if you hit a low ball or high ball you can compare with other brands.
They are very detailed in their descriptions from drivers, to fairway woods, to hybrid, and irons which will include cost, loft, shaft, plus will designate what type of handicapper could use their clubs shown in each feature. The full array of golf manufacturers listed in this article are Adams, Bobby Jones, Bridgestone, Callaway, Cleveland, Cobra, Mizuno, Nickent, Nicklaus, Nike, Ping, Taylor Made, Titleist and Tour Edge
I was more interested in the Callaway feature as that is the brand I just purchased after my Swing Analysis. After trying different clubs these clubs were suggested that I should use according to my swing. They show many different drivers such as the FTiq, Diablo and FT-9 and suggest all types of handicaps could use these drivers. My driver is the Big Bertha which was not featured but they did feature the Big Bertha irons which I really like. I am still getting used to them and most are working very well except my #5 fairway wood. I have been working with it on the driving range and I know it has to do with my set up but it will come around.
I know my Swing Analysis instructor said that 10 clubs was all I would need, but I did put in my bag my three Callaway Hybrids as there are so many places on our course that they come into play. I also was so used to using them that it was a good fill to the set. This section on Callaway covered four pages and mentioned that Callaway sold more irons than any other manufacturer from 1997 through 2008.
Check out the Golf Magazine May issue if you want the low down on all makes of golf clubs. This is good coverage and explanation of what to expect from each type of golf manufacturer and the clubs they sell. They have experts giving their opinion on each club shown in this series. A lot to digest in this article but I still think you have to try out these clubs before you buy. When putting out that amount of money you need to know if they will fit your swing and style of play so ask your Pro to let you try out before buying.
I play with a gal who tried another friendsí driver which was a Cleveland and liked it, so she asked our Pro if he had one of those drivers. He did not, so he gave her a Callaway Big Bertha Diablo as a demo to try that day. She hits some awesome shots with it but some were not the best. New clubs take getting used too so I donít know if she will buy the new club but maybe after a few more time trying it out may do the trick for her. Everyone is looking for that certain set of clubs or even any club that will give them more accurate distance and improve their game.-