Named a Golf Digest "Best Places to Play"


Named a Golf Digest "Best Places to Play"

Getting new golf clubs is an exciting time for both casual and avid golfers. With a brand new set of clubs to use, you can work on making your golf game better. If you’re going to be choosing new golf clubs to buy, it’s important to know what to look for and what to avoid. Otherwise, your new clubs could end up making golf a more frustrating experience instead of a relaxing one. Keep the following in mind before deciding on new golf clubs to buy.

1. Choose Putters with Care

You might be more focused on the rest of your clubs that you overlook putters and just go with any style. While putters might be lower on your list of priorities when choosing new clubs, it’s important to get the best head design. Choosing the wrong kind could make it harder for you to improve your game. How do you know which type to get? This depends on your stroke style, of which you might not be aware.

Talking to the pros at River’s Edge can help you learn more about your stroke style, so you can select the right putter. For example, you might be better off getting putters with a mallet style and a face-balanced design if you have more of a straight-through stroke. If you have strokes with more of an arc, you might be better off choosing putters with enough toe-hang.

2. Full Sets of Clubs Might Not Be Needed

Depending on your experience and skill level, you might not necessarily have to buy a full set of clubs. If you’re just getting started with golf or if you haven’t played in a while, for example, you might only need the basics, such as a putter, driver, a few irons, and a few woods. Getting a set with a bunch of clubs you won’t use might not be the most cost-effective option in this case. If you’re more of an avid golfer, though, getting a full set might be a better choice, since you won’t have to worry about filling out a basic set later on as your skills improve.

3. Fittings Aren’t for Everyone

While having a club fitting can help when choosing new clubs, not everyone benefits from these. If you have trouble repeating your swing, for example, a club fitting might not be as helpful. You might not get accurate fitting results when your swings tend to differ, so you would most likely be trying to fit clubs around your swings rather than the other way around.

However, if you’re able to repeat your swings, getting a fitting can be a big help. Fittings can help ensure that you have clubs that are just the right length for you based on your height. This helps prevent you from buying golf clubs that end up being too short or too long, which can hurt your golf game.

When it comes to picking out new golf clubs, it’s important to get expert advice. Visit River’s Edge Golf Course in Bend to talk to our golf pros and see our full selection of clubs. We can help you choose the right golf clubs. After buying your new clubs, you can try them out on our course. River’s Edge is considered Central Oregon’s best golf course.