Discuss: Which club is the most important purchase?

Driver, iron, hybrid, fairway wood, wedge or putter? Which club should you spend the most money on?

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Thu, 1 May 2014
Discuss: Which club is the most important purchase?

When you ask someone what the most important club in their bag is, you will often get mixed responses.

Some will say driver as they need help to keep it in the middle of the fairway and others will point to their wedges, explaining that scoring around the greens is pivotal to their game.

And then you will get those people who staunchly advocate that the putter is by far the most important. After all, you take two blows to go 400 yards and then two to go ten. We’ve all heard it before but it’s true; drive for show, putt for dough.

It raises the question as to which club you should be spending your hard-earned cash on. While some in the golf community will have the spending power to upgrade their clubs every season it’s not an option to most of us.

A new driver will add distance to your drives and will give you forgiveness. These attribute will allow you to get it out there and will mean you’re in the fairway more consistently and your approach shots will be closer as well as giving you a chance to reach long par-4s and par-5s in two.

New hybrids and irons offer much the same as drivers; length and forgiveness. This who see these clubs as worthy candidates will say that these get you out of sticky situations and can put you close to the pin.

Modern wedges have improved spin and feel. If you can get it close enough to tap it in, there’s no need for a putter!

However, for me it’s hard to look past a decent putter. You use it the most and a premium putter will give you balance, a great feel and most importantly confidence on the green.

But as with all these discuss pieces we want to hear what you think. Let us know in the thread below…

When you ask someone what the most important club in their bag is, you will often get mixed responses.

Some will say driver as they need help to keep it in the middle of the fairway and others will point to their wedges, explaining that scoring around the greens is pivotal to their game.

And then you will get those people who staunchly advocate that the putter is by far the most important. After all, you take two blows to go 400 yards and then two to go ten. We’ve all heard it before but it’s true; drive for show, putt for dough.

It raises the question as to which club you should be spending your hard-earned cash on. While some in the golf community will have the spending power to upgrade their clubs every season it’s not an option to most of us.

A new driver will add distance to your drives and will give you forgiveness. These attribute will allow you to get it out there and will mean you’re in the fairway more consistently and your approach shots will be closer as well as giving you a chance to reach long par-4s and par-5s in two.

New hybrids and irons offer much the same as drivers; length and forgiveness. This who see these clubs as worthy candidates will say that these get you out of sticky situations and can put you close to the pin.

Modern wedges have improved spin and feel. If you can get it close enough to tap it in, there’s no need for a putter!

However, for me it’s hard to look past a decent putter. You use it the most and a premium putter will give you balance, a great feel and most importantly confidence on the green.

But as with all these discuss pieces we want to hear what you think. Let us know in the thread below…

Which club is the most important purchase for you?

WHEN you ask someone what the most important club in their bag is, you will often find mixed response.

Some will say driver as they need help to keep it in the middle of the fairway, while others will point to their wedges, explaining that scoring around the greens is pivotal to their game.

And then you will get those people who staunchly advocate that the putter is by far the most important. After all, you take two blows to go 400 yards and then two to go ten. We’ve all heard it before but it’s true; drive for show, putt for dough.

It raises the question as to which club you should be spending your hard-earned cash on. While some in the golf community will have the spending power to upgrade their clubs every season, it’s not an option for most of us.

A new driver will add distance to your drives and will give you forgiveness. These attributes will allow you to get it out there and will mean you’re in the fairway far more consistently and your approach shots will be closer to the green as well as giving you a chance to reach long par-4s and par-5s in two.

New hybrids and irons offer much the same as drivers; length and forgiveness. This who see these clubs as worthy candidates will say that these get you out of sticky situations and can put you close to the pin.

Modern wedges have improved spin and feel. If you can get it close enough to tap it in, there’s no need for a putter!

However, for my own game at least, it’s hard to look past a decent putter. You use it the most and a premium putter will give you balance, a great feel and most importantly confidence on the green.

But as with all these discuss pieces we want to hear what you think. Let us know in the forum thread below or you can tweet us @Golfmagic