Updated: Feb 12
Golf is one of the hardest sports out there. Why make it harder on yourself by having the wrong length of club. Why waste your money on clubs that aren't built for you! Recently, I have had many students come to lessons with clubs that are too long, too short, too this and too that! It can be frustrating for the client, and it significantly impacts their learning. Many of you are probably asking how does this affect my swing? Here are just a few of the things that can be affected from have the wrong equipment:
- Swing Plane
- Weight transfer
Posture is the main area where most of my clients struggle because their clubs are almost always too long. If this is the case, what ends up happening is your posture tends to be too upright. If your posture and spine angle are too upright, your swing plane will be too vertical (up and down motion). This limits any rotation and forces you to have an "armsy" swing as well as minimal upper body rotation. Ultimately, you could have a shot that is low to the ground, and you will have a hard time hitting your target consistently. A simple fix for this is to see a trusted golf professional who can properly assess how much your club needs to be shortened. When your clubs get adjusted, you will notice you have more control over the golf ball. Squamish golf shop employees are well trained and can make the adjustments for you!
Now, I am not asking you to go out and buy brand new equipment. Golf is an expensive sport, but make sure you ask around at your local course and see if they can help you. If you are choking up on the club and have a few inches of extra length, you need an adjustment! If you are addressing the ball and notice your arms aren't hanging down naturally, you need an adjustment! If you still cant tell if your clubs are too long, send me a picture of your set up and I will let you know! Squamish Valley Golf Club will charge a small, affordable fee to cut down your clubs and re-grip them. I hope this helps and thank you for the read!