Best Golf Set Configuration for Intermediate Golfer
As an intermediate, they are beginning to make consistent contact with
the ball. They are hitting more greens (3-6 per round) as their irons
are generally more accurate and reaching the expected distances. Their
club head speed is going up, along with more consistent center of the
face contact, so they're starting to get more distance with most of
However, they still need help around the greens but now they know how to
hit down on the ball so they can begin to try some additional wedges.
They'd also like more options from 100 yards and in. They realize that
their short game is where they can take a lot of strokes off their
On the other hands, their drives are still somewhat inconsistent. Their
distance could be better but accuracy may still be a key problem. Their
great round is often ruined by those 2 or 3 trouble drives.
They still don't hit those long irons very well (maybe they never will).
But every once in a while, given a good lie they still can crank that 5
iron out there. They'd like more distance and consistency for those
longer approach shots (180-220 yards). Those long par 4s are still hard
They could probably still fight that slice but now it's often more of a
fade. Sometimes when they really get through the ball it can even move
right to left - a wee draw. They're starting to feel like they know
where the ball is going.
The Ideal Set for Intermediate
The ideal set for the intermediate golfer would start with Game
Improvement irons. They still need forgiveness but they'd also like a
little more feel and control. If they tend to hit their irons well, they
might be ready to consider a regular 4 iron, otherwise stay with their
For their distance clubs, consider less loft on those fairway woods and
hybrids to maximize distance. They might be ready to drop their 5 hybrid
and replace it with a 3 hybrid.
Their driver is still oversized with about 10-12 degrees of loft to
maximize distance and accuracy. Shaft selections may be the most
important component. They want a shaft that matches their swing speed
and ball flight requirements. Perhaps, a draw bias to help get the drive
moving a little more right to left.
Their wedges can be reconfigured. A gap wedge or a lob wedge are
possibly good additions. If three wedges are their choice they may want
to distribute the lofts from their PW to their LW (46, 52, 58 degrees).
They may want wedges with less bounce so they can hit them off of
For a putter an intermediate may have already settled on what works for
them, but if they are ready to try something new, one of the new MOI
maxed mallets would be a good choice.
Ideal set configuration for intermediate - Woods (1, 4, 5), Hybrids (3,
4), Irons (Game Improvement) (5-PW, SW, LW), Putter
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