Grow My Game
Check Your Specs
By Jack Dillon
Whether its the off-season for you in the cold weather parts of the country or you're lucky enough to live where snow and cold temperatures don't keep you doing drills inside, you can always be making tweaks to your game to help you score better.
Here's an idea: have your PGA or LPGA Professional review do a quick check-up on your swing and review your equipment specs. Keeping great basic fundamentals will help you consistently shoot scores that you will appreciate.
Once you set an appointment with your Professional, you should do a quick checklist of your gear. While your teaching professional will help guide you, here's a basic list to address:
- Replace your grips
- Check and adjust all lofts and lies
- Do a quick assessment of your numbers on a swing monitor
By going through this quick checklist, your clubs will feel like new and you can have the confidence to hit the shots you feel you should be making. And if your numbers are telling a different story, then maybe it's time to speak with your PGA Professional on adjusting your clubs specs, shaft selection or even club choices. The right spin rate on your driver is critical to distance. The right angles on your irons ensures no coverage gaps as you hit your approach shots.
When you are swinging well, the right specs will enhance your confidence and your game.