How to Use Golf Club Reviews to Buy Clubs

By Bobby Ingram

Purchasing a new set of golf clubs can be a pricey endeavor that should be done only after doing some research. A good first step to choosing your clubs is to use online reviews to narrow an otherwise overwhelming range of equipment that is for sale to a short list of clubs you may wish to buy.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy
Step 1
Analyze your swing to determine what you are looking for in your clubs. Graphite shafts, for example, can add extra whip to a slower swing. However, graphite could be too malleable for your swing speed, leading to broken clubs.
Step 2
Read online reviews of many different brands of clubs to create a short list of sets you may be interested in purchasing. is a good source for reviews featuring an exhaustive array of pro-and-con reviews.
Step 3
Speak to the local professional or employee at your local golf equipment store to get his or her opinion of which of the sets on your short list might work best for you.
Step 4
Ask to test clubs that are on your short list at a driving range. Using the clubs will allow you to learn which ones feel the best in your hands and produce the best results.
Step 5
Purchase the clubs you find most enjoyable to hit with. While reviews and professional opinions are helpful in narrowing your search, ultimately the best clubs for you are those that you are most comfortable using.

About The Author

Bobby Ingram is a professional writer who majored in journalism at The College of New Jersey. In addition to work with and, Bobby has done PR with Major League Lacrosse's New Jersey Pride organization, where he served as the team's beat reporter.


Mike B. joined GolfLink
Robert W. joined GolfLink
Alan H. joined GolfLink
Bradley J. joined GolfLink
Ben L. joined GolfLink

View Activity Feed

Related Articles

Article Image Titleist Players & Hybrid Stand Bags Review

Most of our GolfLink reviews are club-focused, but other equipment, lik...

Article Image TaylorMade SIM2, SIM2 Max and SIM2 Max D Drivers Review

When the TaylorMade SIM2 driver was officially announced last month...

Article Image Types of Hole in One Memorabilia

  The odds of hitting a hole-in-one for the average golfer st...

Article Image History of the U.S. Open Trophy 

  The second oldest major championship in the world is also Ame...

Article Image What is Chippo Golf?

  Chippo is relatively new game that combines two favorite past...

View All Related Articles