How Long To Use a Driver – When to Replace Golf Clubs

Golf club manufacturers want you changing clubs every two to three years, especially the drivers. As you can guess, this makes more money for them if you are buying equipment regularly. The truth is you cannot wear out equipment that quickly unless you play extremely frequently (more than once per week).

Numbers are always good. Here is proof to back up that clubs have not changed that much. A study conducted by the USGA

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6 thoughts on “How Long To Use a Driver – When to Replace Golf Clubs

  1. I’m more worried about the life of the shaft

    Springs in a auto mobile have a lifespan all doings do a shaft is a lot like a spring
    Some shafts (nippon) are made of sping steel

    My question is does the shaft have a life span? And if so how long

  2. Would you think i should upgrade my driver. Clevland hibore xl from 2007. I noticed you said the last increase was 2008. I hit fairly long. But would benefit from more accuracy if a newer model can provide that.

  3. I often use woods that I've owned since the 90s, and they werent a major brand. I hit them well for years and years, but occasionally now when I hit it, the ball appears to come off the face fine, and then will literally just fall out of the sky. it's those types of things that makes me think that the clubs do tend to just wear out over time, or it could just beat that my swing sometimes feels like a folded up lawn chair. as far as new drivers getting greater distance, most often the reason for that is they continue to put longer and longer shafts on the clubs which is a foolish idea for most golfers.

    now for a question about club fitting. you talk about wanting to improve, and giving yourself the best chance to by getting fitted and being 'teachable'. but what if your swing is a mess? why would you want to be fitted to a swing that you want to fix? if youre changing your swing, wouldnt the club you just got fitted for likely no longer fit you?

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