Used Golf Clubs - Before You Buy Here Is What You Should Know

If you are a fairly new golfer you may want to purchase used golf clubs as a way to stretch your fund additionally, while still improving your game with better equipment. In truth, the majority golfers are on the alert for score lowering advantages.

Without altering anything but your clubs, you can significantly change your game. Properly determining the shaft flex rating you want, the loft best for you, and the shaft length will go quite a way in improving your score.

Here are some figures that might possibly give you new insights into the game and help you choose your next used golf clubs well:

* Tiger Woods has an average driver swing of 130 mph.

* A PGA Tour player's driver swing is about 115 mph.

* The average LPGA professional player's driver swing is 95 mph.

* The typical young male golfer's driver swing is 90 mph.

* The average older male golfer's driver swing is 80 mph.

* A lady golfer's driver swing is about 60-70 mph.

The above numbers is probably why the majority of manufacturers sell their clubs with these shaft flex ratings:

Ladies (L), Seniors (A), Regular (R), Stiff (S), Extra Stiff (XS)


One technique to properly assess whether you are using the correct flex is to look at your current results. If the ball tends to fade right you are probably using a shaft too stiff for you and if the ball tends to draw to the left, it is probably not stiff enough. These results don't always hold, but are generally true.

The easiest way to improve how far your ball travels on a drive is to buy a driver with more flex in the driver shaft. Unfortunately, the easiest method to improve the accuracy of your drive is to buy a driver with less flex in the driver shaft. And therein lies the conundrum.


So how do you improve the distance without giving up your precision? You increase the loft angle. Here are some overall rules of thumb. Unless you are Tiger Woods, a PGA Tour player, or LPGA player, you are in all probability going to need one of the loft angles listed below:

* A young male golfer wants about a 12% loft angle.

* A older male golfer wants about a 13% loft angle.

* The average young lady golfer requires a 14% loft angle.

* The average older lady golfer requires a 15% loft angle.


To find the best shaft length for you, measure the distance from your wrist to the floor while you are standing. Get an average between the measurements from your left wrist and your right wrist.

* 41 inches or more, your 5-iron should be 39 1/2 inches

* 39-40 inches, you want your 5-iron to be 39 inches

* 37-38 inches, your 5-iron ought to be 38 1/2 inches

* 35-36 inches, your 5-iron ought to be 38 inches

* 33-34 inches, your 5-iron ought to be 37 1/2 inches

* 29 to 32 inches, your 5-iron should be 37 inches

Equipped with the information above you will be able to get used golf clubs and decide on the best clubs to improve your game. They will offer a great value for your investment and can be sold to another who needs to buy used golf clubs later.