A new driver can make a big difference to your game, but choosing the one that fits your game can be a challenge. So what should you consider? The type of shaft, the loft, the club-head size, the weight, when it comes to golf equipment technology the list goes on.
It brings up that question you think about every year: Is the new gear really better than last year’s?
The technology behind ‘the big dog’ is discovering ways to get you longer than even just a year ago didn’t really exist. New head shapes, new face structures and new processes combined with new materials—some once only reserved for tour professionals, some borrowed from auto and aerospace research to build drivers that not only make the ball move faster but help you swing faster, too.
To go back to that original question, the answer is without hesitation “yes.” However, if you bought a new driver or set of irons or wedges or putter last year, the difference might not be instantly recognizable. The fact is, the hugely noticeable shifts in golf equipment are few, the result of the fact that pretty much everything the past few years has been pretty impressive from a quality perspective. So, year on year, it’s tough to notice a change but we must say that if you haven’t upgraded your clubs in a few years, or heaven help you, even longer, the chances of you seeing significant improvement are astronomical.
Most golfers are getting better and golf equipment technology is the reason, although many may argue that this is a product of human evolution – but is it, really? You can go down that road if you want, but I believe that equipment technology, and even more advanced golfing apparel have resulted in better scores or a lower handicap. It might be in the form of more quality shots more frequently. Or it might come from a less skilled player getting more satisfaction from the game because they are finally getting the ball in the airborne and smashing it down the fairway.
If you disagree and if you haven’t changed your clubs in several years, the reasons are likely to be “I’m not good enough” or “None of that equipment helps average golfers all that much.” Then there’s the one we dislike the most, “I’m doing just fine with what I’ve got.” Regrettably, not really. The designs today are aimed at helping the mis-hit more than the Sunday punch.
In other words, the game can be made easier. Not easy, but easier. And who doesn’t want that, especially when a case can be made that it’s happening across every section of your bag and even your golf clothing! We’ve learned over the years that golf equipment is designed to help average players more than tour pros, and that’s why Fenix has developed new revolutionary golf outfits for golfers of all shapes and sizes – with the ultimate goal of making the game more enjoyable and…easier for everyone.