Women’s Golf Equipment Top 3 Tips

    Women’s Golf Equipment Top 3 Tips




    Stepping away from the topic of golf balls, we wanted and article with a few other points on women’s golf equipment. Having the right equipment on hand when you step to the first tee is an important part of playing your best golf. Unfortunately, many golfers – both women and men – don’t know how to shop properly for their gear. As you accumulate the set of equipment you will need to make your way around the course, review the tips below.

  • Think light with your clubs. One of the main differentiating factors between men’s and women’s golf clubs is the overall weight of the clubs. This is not something you would notice just from looking at the clubs on the rack, but it will be evident if you pick them up. The shafts are designed to be lighter, with the goal of producing added swing speed. Of course, this is only a good thing if you actually need that weight savings. If you have no trouble swinging a heavier club at a good speed, sticking with that heavier club would be the right decision. This is again where a fitting process could come in handy. The same teaching professional that put you through a ball fitting would certainly be happy to do the same thing for your set of clubs. Once you have your swing speed and other variables measured, it will be easy for the pro to recommend a specific set of clubs.
  • Think function. Unfortunately, some golf equipment companies seem to think that all women golfers are worried about is finding something cute for their bag. That is a stereotype which certainly doesn’t capture the entire female golfing population. Plenty of female golfers are concerned with performance first and foremost. If you are serious about improving your game, be sure to focus on the performance benefits of any given product, rather than the designs and colors used for marketing purposes. Test as much of your potential equipment as you can before making a purchase, and look for a local female pro who can offer advice on finding the best gear.
  • Pay attention on the course. You don’t have to sit back while you continue to use a piece of equipment that is not producing quality results. This is true of your golf ball just as it is true of the rest of the gear in your bag. If you have an umbrella with a hole in it, would you keep using it? Of course not – you’d get a new one. The same line of thinking applies to your golf ball, or your driver, and on and on. If the piece of equipment is not doing its job, it needs to go. With that said, you need to make sure that the shortcoming is with the equipment rather than your own game. Once you are sure the gear is the problem, start looking for a replacement.
  • Using the right golf ball is important for every golfer, regardless of gender. As a woman, you are going to find plenty of golf balls on the market which are specifically marketed to players in your gender category. Are those the right balls for you? Maybe, but maybe not. Consider going through a ball fitting process to receive accurate recommendations on the ball which you should be putting into your bag. With any luck, you will be able to quickly settle on a great golf ball so you can move on to other tasks. Have fun out there, and play well!