Before this weeks BMW Championship, news surfaced that Tiger Woods had went back to his old Scotty Cameron putter after trying out two other ones this year. This got me thinking, should you change clubs, and if so how often?
If you are using clubs that are in terrible condition, then yes, I would say it is finally time to switch it up, but if you are someone who likes to switch them around every year this question more so applies to you. What makes you switch them in the first place? I think that is the most important question that needs to be answered.
The thing is, buying the newest model isn’t always the best decision, it will take time to get comfortable with them, not to mention any other adjustments that need to be made, possibly to your swing. Not only that, what happens if you give up on your new clubs, now what? Do you go back to your old ones, and if you do will you doubt yourself every round you use them?
I am not saying that you shouldn’t buy clubs, I think you just need to ask yourself why you are doing so…and for the sake of your game I hope it’s not just because you want the newest clubs. Look at Tiger, he went back to his old reliable putter he has used all these years, by no means is it the newest putter…but it works for him and he has decided to go back to it.
I guess that’s what I am trying to say, use the clubs that work for you no matter how old or new they are. This is all easy for me to say because I rarely ever buy news clubs as I like my set the way it is, and I play well with them. Now, that could always change if my game ever suffers (hopefully not), but once/if that day comes I am completely fine with what I have.
I encourage you to re-consider and think twice when looking at purchasing new clubs, it might look nice and feel good to buy them, but will it improve your game? That’s the real question.
How often do you change your clubs around? Have you ever gone back to older clubs after trying out new ones? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!