Let’s face it, you’re not going to be smashing the ball 250+ yards down the fairway anymore, that’s a thing of the past. To get the most distance out of your shots these days you’re going to need to use the right senior golf clubs for you. If you’re a beginner, be sure to read this article on beginner golf clubs first.
What to Look for in Senior Golf Clubs
As you get older your swing speed decreases, which is why you’re not able to hit it as far as you once could. Generally the slower your swing speed, the more shaft flex you need in your clubs. You can get a variety of flexes which include regular, stiff, x-stiff, ladies, senior/amateur.
The more shaft flex the club has, the faster the clubface travels on the downswing and through the follow through, which is essential to get distance in your shot making.
What Clubs Should I Have in My Bag?
Hybrids – Senior Golfer’s Best Friend
Hybrids are fast becoming the most popular club in a golfer’s bag. Even the pros are beginning to replace some of their longer irons with them. They’re designed to be a combination of the fairway wood and the long iron. The idea behind them is to add more distance and consistency. They’re a lot easier to hit than the longer irons ie. 3,4, and 5, and they’re very versatile too.
You could probably afford to drop the 3, 4, and 5 irons and replace them with 1 hybrid, reducing the number of clubs in your bag, and reducing the weight of it too.
Ideal Senior Driver
The driver is the next thing you need to look out for. Bearing in mind you need the senior flex to counter-act a slow swing speed, you’ll also need a driver with more loft. The slower your swing speed the harder the ball is to get in the air. The most popular degree of loft with most drivers is 10.5, but I think that is too low. As a bare minimum I would recommend a loft of at least 12.5, and possibly more. In a perfect world I would ditch the driver altogether and tee off with your fairway woods and hybrids instead.
Sets you Should Consider?
I can’t tell you what the very best golf clubs are for you, because no matter what age you are you’re bound to be of a different skill level and height to that of the next person, and a different setup me be better for you than another. The only way to get the perfect setup for you is to go and get your clubs personally fitted at a pro golf shop.
A couple sets I recommend though for the vast majority of senior golfers would be:
If you need anymore advice on choosing which senior golf clubs you should go for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.