With warmer weather and more daylight, it’s the perfect time of year to consider how you can improve your golf game this season. Taking a look inside your golf bag to see what clubs should be upgraded is a great place to start. Try these tips from the pros at Blackberry Ridge for choosing new golf clubs this summer.  

Upgrading Golf Clubs 101 

Many golfers get started by purchasing a beginner club set. Commonly, they eventually upgrade these clubs, whether due to increased time spent on the course or a desire for higher-quality golf equipment. How do you know when it’s time to upgrade your golf clubs 

Wear and Tear  

The most obvious sign that you need new golf clubs is when your existing ones are showing serious wear and tear. This typically occurs if you’re playing regularly or if the quality of the clubs in your beginner set wasn’t up to par to begin with. 

Increased Skill Level  

Spending more time on the golf course allows you to work on your skills and become a better golfer. If you feel that your current clubs are holding you back, adding to your collection can help you take your game to the next level. 

Meet Your Goals  

As your goals for the sport change, new clubs can help you meet them. While you might start out playing one round every few months, eventually you might want to participate in local tournaments or simply up the competition when golfing with friends or colleagues. An upgraded set of clubs can help you meet advanced golfing goals.   

Upgrading and Replacing by Club Type  

Upgrading your golf equipment doesn’t have to mean replacing everything in your bag all at once. You can gradually add new clubs to the rotation over time, selecting the ones that will have the biggest impact on your current needs and goals.  

infographic depicting when to upgrade your golf clubs


New drivers are constantly being added to the market, but that doesn’t mean you need to rush out and buy the latest model as soon as it comes out. Typically, a driver will last anywhere from 3-5 years. If your driver is showing visible signs of wear, like worn spots or cracks, it should be replaced. Additionally, if you’re dealing with a loss of distance or changes in your swing, a new driver can help improve your game.  


Adding a new putter to your bag can make a big difference in how prepared you are for the course this summer. A high-quality putter can help you achieve greater accuracy in your golf game and have improved alignment and distance control.  


Keeping more than one type of wedge in your golf bag can help make sure you’re prepared for any situation. Consider investing in a specialty wedge to boost your performance. These wedges offer many benefits, including better grooves that increase spin consistency, improved interaction with turf, and a high level of versatility.  


Irons are another important type of club to have on hand during a round of golf. Upgrading to a new set of irons can have a wide range of positive impacts on your game. New irons can help combat a decline in distance and ensure that your swings are more consistent. If you’re dealing with inconsistent spins and low accuracy, heavier irons in particular can also be helpful.  

Titanium Clubs 

Optimizing your golf equipment isn’t just about choosing different types of golf clubsit’s also about considering what they’re made of. Clubs made of titanium are pricey, but they come with many benefits. This lightweight material is a pro favorite for a reason. These clubs improve distance game and boost accuracy. They’re also great for playing in all types of weather and are built to last, making them a solid investment. 

Put Your Clubs to Use at Blackberry Ridge 

The best part of upgrading your golf clubs is actually putting them to use on the course and seeing improvements in your game. Try out your new clubs at Blackberry Ridge Golf Course. Our nearly 7,000-yard course is sure to provide a challenging and enjoyable experience for all players.  

Discover more about golfing at Blackberry Ridge here, including information on our golf leagues and lesson options.