You’ve been thinking about purchasing a set of clubs for a while and then magically, an offer appears in your email box offering an amazing price for a set of high quality clubs. You’re ready to purchase them based on price alone because it’s a top quality brand name. I recommend you think again.
It’s a common myth that if a club costs more, it will improve your game. But just like having a Porche doesn’t make you a better driver, a better club doesn’t make you a better golfer. Think about it: are drivers really worth $650 to $1100? Are a set of irons worth $1,500 to $3,000? If you ask the manufacturers who spend millions of dollars trying to promote their clubs, they’ll say yes. The fact is that paying higher prices does not lower one’s handicap, but buying a properly chosen club will do that, even if it ends up being a less expensive one.
Once you have achieved a decent level of play (which I understand means different things to differnet golfers), you can then consider purchasing custom clubs with proper fitting. And even then, I recommend you go for value rather than show.
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