If you are an advanced golf player chances are you will look for just about any advantage imaginable to improve your score or your overall game. It could be a range finder, new shoes, or a new type of golf ball that is supposed to give you more spin or distance. But let’s face it, the most important tool a golfer can possess are the proper clubs for his or her skill set and style of play. Spin, accuracy, distance, and a vast range of other factors come into play with advanced golfers.
Most golfers use what are called cavity backed clubs which are hollowed out behind the club face to allow for a much more forgiving shot, even when the ball is not ideally struck. However, these clubs can severely limit advanced players because they do not allow you put as much spin or shape your shot as nicely as clubs that do not have cavity backs. Basically, if you know what you are doing (and the advanced player always does) you will want to opt for clubs that are going to give you the most freedom to operate and play the style of golf that you want to play. Here is a list of some of the best gold clubs on the market for advanced players:
Taylor Made – TOUR PREFERRED MB Forged Irons
Taylor Made is one of the most recognizable names in golf and it comes as no surprise that they make some of the best irons money can buy. The advanced golfer would definitely want to consider purchasing a set of Tour Preferred MB Forged Irons from Taylor Made.com or check out your local sporting goods store or pro-shop. A new set will cost around $900 dollars but you can find a used set for as little as $150-200.
These irons are muscle-backed with clear lines and a minimal offset. They “deliver the pure feel, feedback and workability coveted by blade fans.” They also have an advanced groove design which allows for more spin and control out of the rough.
Callaway – Diablo Octane Tour Driver
Named to Golf Digest’s Hot List for drivers in 2011, this is one club you can’t afford to have missing from your bag. Thanks to a light-weight carbon filter crown the club weighs in at just 195 grams. The shaft is specially designed to increase swing speed and the club face helps improve ball speed. Listed at just $300 on the Callaway website this club is a steal of a deal. Golf digest gave it four and a half stars (out of five) in each evaluation category: Performance, Innovation, Look/Sound/Feel, and Demand.
Cleveland – Classic BRZ Series Putter (BLADE)
Listed atop Golf Digest’s 2011 Hot List for Blade Putters this is one sweet club that will certainly help improve your score. At just $90 this club offers great bang for its buck and won’t leave you disappointed.
Odyssey – Black Series/ Tour Series (BLADE)
If you are looking to spend a little more, consider this putter from Odyssey. At a whopping $270 this top rated putter could be yours. It may sound a bit expensive but it is definitely worth it. Rated five out of five stars for performance value this putter may be the most sought after of them all. So, if you have the extra cash to spend you should definitely consider adding this gem to your bag.