Are there any differences between the regular clubs and golf clubs for seniors?
With the aging body and loss of muscle strength, less agility, and speed decrease, senior golfers often lose confidence in their golfing ability or in the hope that they’ll be able to play golf in case they are beginners.
Knowing this, golf companies have adapted some of their clubs so that senior golfers can produce full-blown swings, higher and faster trajectories, more spin in the short game, and smoother putts.
This is made possible by making the driver and the woods larger and more forgiving. The irons are usually cavity back with perimeter weighting, hybrids replace the long irons, and the putter features high MOI for easier putting and you can find many Lower compression golf balls.
What you’ll also find different is the selection of graphite shafts with senior flex as they are usually lighter and easier to hit. All in all, these are the major differences.
Who is considered to be a senior golfer, and is it determined by the handicap level?
Senior golfers are considered those typically 50 years old and over, although a few years ago, it was considered 55 and over. Their handicap has nothing to do with their seniority status. Seniors can be of high, mid, and low handicap, depending on their previous golfing experience.
Can golf clubs for seniors be customized?
There are manufacturers, particularly brand names that offer a wide range of customizations such as length of the shaft, the type of the Grip and the flex, the lofts, and hosel.