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How Often Do They Change Their Golf Clubs?

How Often Do They Change Their Golf Clubs?

You might be interested to know how often professional golfers change their clubs.

Golf professionals may change their clubs when they promote a certain brand or manufacturer. Golf manufacturers usually get big names from the golf world to help them promote their new products. When a company becomes the golfer’s sponsor, the contract may or may not require exclusive and full use of the company’s line of golf clubs.

For example, Tiger Woods received attention during the 2010 British Open for using a putter made by Nike. This action was worthy of note because Woods had favored a Scotty Cameron all throughout his career. However, Nike was Woods’ official sponsor during the tournament. He used the new club for the first three rounds but reverted back to his old putter in the fourth round. He used both brands alternately in subsequent games that year.

Vijay Singh may be considered a thrifty golfer. With the exception of his putter, he continues to uses his golf clubs as long they function well. In his interview with Golf Digest in 2004, Singh said that he doesn’t change an iron until its grooves are gone. However, he changes his putter every now and then to give him an edge in the game.

One golfer who loves to change clubs frequently is Phil Mickelson. He has played under different sponsors during his professional career, which led to several club changes. In addition, he is always looking for a game advantage. For instance, he used his 3-iron club during the British Open because it was windy. On the other hand, he used a 5-wood club at the 2012 Shell Houston Open because the course ground was soft.

There are no particular rules or criteria to determine when and why golfers change their golf clubs. In the end, the decision is based on each golfer’s personal preference.

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