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Does Swing Speed Matter When Selecting New Golf Clubs? December 20, 2017

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Does Swing Speed Matter When Selecting New Golf Clubs?, Manhattan, New York

If your golf game has not improved the way you want despite your best efforts, it may be time to purchase new clubs. The right golf clubs have a significant impact on your game since they help or hinder your swing. Your current swing speed is extremely important when you are picking out golf clubs, especially if you are new to the game and your speed is relatively slow.

Below are some important factors to consider when purchasing new golf clubs:

Graphite vs. Steel Shafts

The faster your swing speed, the better. While your technique is important, how quickly you hit the ball is what sends it many feet away from your starting point. Improving your swing means choosing between golf club shafts made of graphite or steel. While golf clubs with graphite shafts are more expensive, they are significantly lighter to help you improve your swing speed. Steel shafts are ideal if you already have a strong, fast swing speed and would rather focus on accuracy.

Shaft Flexibility

golf clubsGolf club shaft flexibility contributes to swing speed, as the more flexible the shaft, the greater the speed. Rather than dealing with a too-stiff option, consult your local golf store staff member to determine your exact swing speed and which flexibility option is best for your game.

Club Head Weight

Another golf club factor, regarding swing speed, is the weight of the club’s head. Titanium club heads are the lighter-but-more-expensive option; they’re perfect for beginners because they provide swing speed practice. These clubs also help you if you are new to golf because their surfaces are larger and therefore make it easier to hit every shot you attempt.


Whether you need new golf clubs, apparel, bags, or other gear, it’s important to update your gear to up your game. New York Golf Center is the full-service golf store proudly serving New York City, NY. The store’s knowledgeable, friendly staff will help you find the perfect accessories for your game from the industry’s top brands. Call the Grand Central store at (212) 564-0078, Chelsea Piers at (212) 242-8899, or the Herald Square at (212) 564-2255; or, visit the website for more information. Follow the store on Twitter for additional helpful tips.

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