What are Mid-handicappers?
A mid-handicapper is usually a golfer who can shoot in the range from 7-over to 18-over. This means that occasionally they can shoot around 80 and other times 90. They aren’t a low handicapper because they aren’t shooting only a few strokes over par and they aren’t a high-handicapper because they aren’t consistently shooting in the 90s or 100s.
Club Characteristics for Mid Handicappers
It’s important to have the correct club shaft for your driver. Depending on your swing speed and skill level you can choose from a regular flex shaft, stiff flex shaft, or senior flex shaft. There are also ladies flex shafts available. Depending on your swing and preference, a lighter or heavier shaft can be selected as well.
Different drivers have different size clubheads. Many are similar featuring large clubheads with massive sweet spots so golfers can feel confident when hitting driver. Having a larger sweet spot enables golfers to mishit their shots off to the edge of the face and still have a desirable result.
There are different degrees and lofts available for the driver. The lower the loft on the club, the lower the ball flight will usually be. Driver lofts typically range from 9-12 degrees. There are some drivers that go as low as 8.5 degrees and as high as 13.5 degrees but these are uncommon. If you hit a higher lofted driver well and are able to control the accuracy then purchasing an 11 or 12 degree driver would be ideal. Same goes for 9 and 9.5 degree loft drivers. The most common drivers you will find on the market are 10.5 degrees.
A golfer’s swing speed can play a role in what kind of driver they should buy. If a golfer has a slow swing speed they should be looking to buy a lightweight driver that they are able to swing faster and feel comfortable holding. A heavy driver will likely decrease their swing speed and make them hit shorter drives. Golfers who have high swing speeds might prefer a bigger heavier clubhead and stiffer flex shaft because they might earn more control.
Adjustable weights can be extremely helpful for players. Drivers that have adjustable weights allow the driver to promote a draw, fade or neutral ball flight. If a golfer is struggling off the tee hitting it a certain direction, a change in weights can make a huge difference.