If you are what you eat then your golf game can also reflect what your equipment is setup like.
I'll discuss lie angles- swing weights- grips- shafts- bounce and clubheads all aimed at helping you get the proper tools for the task in your bag.
The golf swing requires a lot of torque in the feet and legs to swing on a proper path and more sequenced motion. If you can wear spikes- at least while practicing- your game will be better for it.
Lighter doesn't necessarily mean better. You may be able to swing something that is lighter at greater speed- but where in the swing does that speed occur. Remember mass and weight are also a form of distance when the clubhead is delivered properly.
Where the true speed in the golf swing occurs has and always will be debated by golfers & instructors. It obviously make sense that we want the most speed to occur at ball strike.
As many of my followers know, I am an advocate for golf club lie angles that aren't too upright.
If the swing is a rounded motion then upright is the anti requirement to help that happen.
I do however have a slightly different theory for the wedges. Watch this video to find out why.
Whilst equipment has changed at an alarming rate in the past 20 years there is no substitute for feedback.
Listen to me talk about equipment in this interview and how practicing with it can assist you in your search for better
Several years ago I was out in California and played a round at the old Alastair MacKenzie designed Pasatiempo GC.
In the clubhouse display was a set of Juli Inkster used to win one of her Major Championships with.
As shown in the picture I took, the irons were covered in lead tape.
Most people have been misinformed that lighter means better.
Sure you can swing a lighter club faster but normally that also means to the detriment of your control
A very common trend since the advent of the large headed driver is mishits ranging all over the area of clubface- yet rarely in the middle of the face!!
Bigger lighter clubheads encourage the golfer to swing too hard on the way down to the ball in an attempt to create as much speed as possible and hope the ball gets in the way.