Frank and Valerie,
It is the middle of the season and I am playing as well as can be expected but wondered if I should be thinking about getting a new set of clubs?
Am I missing out on the advances in technology and is my game suffering because of my older set? My irons are three years old but I do have a five year old driver.
I read your putting tips every week and your putting book is one of the best investments I have made in my game. Together they have helped me putt better than ever with my Frog.
Thanks for the comments and I am pleased that you are enjoyed our putting book. We have been getting similar comments from many of our Frankly Friends and others who have read it.
Now, let me address your question about a new set of clubs.
Jamie, first let me say without doubt that there is nothing more important than having confidence in your clubs and if you like what you presently have and have made good friends with your clubs then don’t change a thing.
If you feel you want to change and upgrade your set, please do it for the right reasons.
1) The wrong reason is believing that a new set will change your flawed swing. A lesson is probably what is required and/or a little more time on the range. Only after you improve your swing should you start thinking about a new set.
2) Technology in irons has not changed enough in the last three years to make any significant difference to your performance. You may want to look at a new driver but not if you like the results from what you have now.
3) If you feel your clubs are holding you back, and you have not made really good friends with your present set, and you are losing confidence in this set then YES start looking around for a new set.
4) It would be advisable if you decide to get a new set to get it fitted properly. An expert fitter – and I mean an expert – is essential, and try to get your fitting done outdoors on the range if possible. Things change a lot when you get on the course and see the flight so try to see this in real life.
5) Be sure to choose a set, and specifically a driver, that results in greater accuracy NOT distance alone. A shorter driver length will keep you in the fairway more often and on average your overall driving distance will improve, as will your scoring.
Jamie, I hope this helps
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