In 2022, the technology for the game of Golf is tremendous. Equipment has changed and improved 10 fold in even the last 10 years. A common thing people hear when they talk about golf is how expensive it is. This is true, Golf is very expensive but there is a reason for that.
If you were to buy a whole new set right off the rack from Sand Wedge – Driver, depending on the brand, your looking at around $1,200 – $2,000. I have always believed that when something is expensive there is a reason for it. If you are willing to spend the money you are going to have very high quality clubs.
Now, what has changed in the last 10 years?
For one, Golf is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Ever since quarantine, more people are playing Golf than ever before. Because of this, supply and demand have driven prices up.
For two, take for example the driver. The technology available today is miles ahead of where it used to be. Today, we have carbon fiber heads with graphite shafts. What these companies are doing is making the clubs faster and more forgiving. What this means is the equipment is getting lighter while maintaining enough forgiveness for better shots.
Lastly, the technology of training has improved. Today, you can go to a PGA pro coach and they can show you every single number and reason why your shots look the way they do. They are using slow motion cameras and laser tracking systems. With this technology the average player can see in real time the numbers behind the results they are seeing. Because of this players are getting better and better at a faster rate. To keep up with this, Golf companies are making their products able to keep up with this demand.