Beginners Guide to Buying a Set of Golf ClubsWritten by Jason Griffin
You walk in to a golf store and there are hundreds of woods, irons, wedges and putters to choose from along with clothing, balls and all kinds of accessories. When just starting out in golf, choosing a set of clubs can be an overwhelming task. What is one to do? What decisions need to be made when buying a set of golf clubs? This article aims to help you know what you need to know, so you can make right call and save you a little dough in process.
First, you need to know what makes up a set of clubs? Well there are four main parts to a set of clubs: Woods, Irons, Wedges, and a Putter. These days you also have Hybrid Clubs. These are a cross between irons and woods. People who have trouble hitting their long irons, such as a 2 or 3 iron, tend to use these types of clubs instead. You are allowed up to 14 clubs in your bag and they can be in just about any combination you want. For example, in my bag I carry a Driver, a 4 wood, 3 thru 9 irons, pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, lob wedge and a putter. This arrangement of clubs fits my game and types of courses I usually play.
Next, what options are out there when buying a set of golf clubs? To start out with you can buy new or used. Used can be a money saver over new, but can also come with some inherent problems, such as, worn grips, cracked shafts and other problems. When you are buying a first set, these are not things you want to deal with. So, I would recommend going new route.
7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Pool Cue Stick Written by Ashley Barnard
7 Tips for Choosing Perfect Pool Cue Stick
So, you're ready to buy your own pool cue. If you've done any looking around at all, you may have more questions than answers. Pool cues can range from around $50.00 to $5,000.00. How do you know which one is "perfect" cue for you?
First of all, you need to know some of terminology. There are two basic types of Pool cues -- called production or custom.
Production cues are computer designed and mass produced. Custom cues are handmade, often from exotic materials, and are created just for you -- based on length of your arms, size of your hands, how you shoot, etc.
While choosing right Pool cue stick is a largely a matter of personal preference and style, there are some basic tips that can help you find perfect stick for you.
1. Size does matter! It's actually related to length of your arms. Longer arms -- longer stick. Cue sticks typically start at around 57 inches.
2. Make sure that stock of stick is completely straight and not crooked. It's fairly simple to figure out. Put stick on a flat surface like a table, and roll it under your palm a couple of times. If it's crooked, you'll know it. You can also hold stick tip pointed down, and site down along length.
3. Experts agree that tip is most important part of stick, although they are divided as to which type of tip is best. For example, a soft tip is believed to be better if you use a lot of English when playing. A hard tip gives you more control and power. However, a soft tip will have to be replaced more often than a hard tip.