Ladies Golf Clubs

By: James E Obrien

Finding the

Best Golf Clubs for your Golf Game

It is a delightful and true fact that ladies are very different from men. However, because about 10% of golf club sales are to women, the large golf club manufacturers don't put the same effort into the ladies as their male counterparts.

One of the gender differences that impacts golf club selection is the amount of proportionate weight and mass in both the hips and the chest. Women have slightly more there and it affects their golf swing. A shorter, more flexible shaft helps the ladies make a smoother swing with less physical effort. A lighter club head is also helpful and ladies clubs usually have smaller club heads.

As a result of these physical differences, women usually have slower swing speeds than men. The faster a golfer swings, the less loft is needed, so the ladies need a little help from their friend, the golf club manufacturer. Golf clubs are now being designed for ladies that help compensate for a slower swing with what is coming to be known as "ladies shaft flex" and a slightly higher degree of loft on each club. When choosing a club, It is very important that your shaft flexibility and club loft match your swing speed. Graphite shafts are a great way to increase club flexibility.

What does this mean to your game? It is uncommon for the average woman golfer to achieve a swing speed over 60 miles an hour. This means, if the golf ball is struck reasonably well, it will probably travel 180 yards down the fairway. Golf club shafts with a ladies flex will insure maximum distance. However, if a lady swung a club with a stiffer shaft that was designed for an 80 mph swing speed, the ball would never reach the 180 yard mark.

A shorter club can also add distance and accuracy to your swing, but how short should your golf club be? A simple way to determine the club length that is best for you is to take two measurements. First how tall are you? Then take your wrist to floor measurement. To do this, relax your arm and point your fingers toward the ground. Right handed players should measure their left hand. Opposite for the lefties. The wrist to floor measurement is from your wrist crease to the floor.

For example, if you are between 5'4" and 5'7" and your wrist to floor measurement is 32 ? ", you will need a club that is ? inch shorter than the standard size. Visit our Club Length chart to find your exact size.

Contrary to popular belief, less loft doesn't mean more distance and this is especially true for female golfers, off the tee. A slightly higher lofted driving club will give the ladies a better launch angle and result in a better trajectory and more distance down the fairway. Many women simply use a three wood off the tee and get great results. Drivers should have a loft of between 13 and 15 degrees.

Finally, get a grip. A poor or slippery grip can ruin an otherwise delightful round of golf. Make sure the grip fits your hands. The best way to decide on a grip is to try several different sizes and styles. When you hold a golf club in your hand, your fingers should just touch the heel of your palm. If they don't touch, the grip is too large. If your fingers "dig in" to your palm heel, it's too small. Like the three little bears, your grip has to be just right.

Change your grip often. It's not a huge expense and will reward you with lower scores.

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