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EA Sports PGA Tour: Does Buying Clubs Improve Your Stats?

Hate to be the bearer of bad news

EA Sports PGA Tour, the game where swinging is key to success and upgrading your Pro golfer enables the key. There are different ways to improve your golf game, and one would think upgrading from an EA Hammerhead to a Taylormade driver would improve and increase your driving range to get to the greens easily.

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The most crucial part of golf is to get to the greens as quickly as possible and in the least amount of shots. With this in mind, many are asking the question, what improves when you buy new and better golf clubs? 

EA Sports PGA Tour | Store | Drivers
Drivers in Store (Screenshot: EA Sports PGA Tour)

To learn what happens when you buy a new driver, hybrid, iron, or putter in Road to the Masters, read below.

Shopping Around In the EA Sports PGA Tour Store

In the PGA Tour store, you’ll find all apparel, equipment, specs, and more. Here you will spend your Reward Points on purchases. Reward Points are accumulated through playing tournaments and completing challenges. There are golf clubs, ranging from drivers to irons to putters. 

It is pretty expensive to purchase any of the items, as you will need a lot of Reward Points. Golf clubs are the same number of credits as buying a pair of Nike Airmax or a new golf bag, making the decision difficult. But what you need to keep in mind when shopping is, Reward Points come to you a lot easier when you are playing like a Pro.

EA Sports PGA Tour | store | Putters
In-Store Putters (Screenshot: EA Sports PGA Tour)

Upgrading your golfer to improve your long and short game will allow you to play a better game of golf and receive more Reward Points quicker. 

Related: Can You Fully Max Out Your Golfer in EA Sports PGA Tour?

Now, before you make any purchases, you need to ask yourself what is more important: playing like a Pro or looking the part? Firstly, the apparel is inviting and makes you think twice about your purchases. Secondly, if you do not know what you are doing, you could end up making the wrong decision.

Does Buying Clubs Improve Your Stats in Road to the Masters?

Sadly, buying top-of-the-range golf clubs or other equipment does not improve your hitting stats in EA Sports PGA Tour Road to the Masters. The golf clubs, batting gloves, cleats, and all accessories are just for cosmetics and nothing more. 

If you plan on spending your points in the game, hold out on buying any apparel or equipment. These items can be obtained by completing challenges. Instead, use your Reward Points on specs, which are meant for upgrading your clubs’ attributes. 

EA Sports PGA Tour | Store | Specs
Specs to Improve Clubs’ Attributes (Screenshot: EA Sports PGA Tour)

Specs can also be obtained by completing daily, weekly, and other quests. This creates a way to save your points and progress steadily. How I played it out, I purchased almost nothing while trying to complete all sponsorship challenges and side quests to help improve my golfer faster.  

Looking to improve your short game on the greens? Read EA Sports PGA Tour: How to Putt Like a Pro.


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Ashley is a Freelance Contributor for Prima Games and has been writing content for the web for eight years and counting, striving to provide readers with the best content possible. Ashley has recently entered the realm of video game journalism, starting his journey in 2022 and focuses on most of the sports video game titles such as Madden NFL, EA Sports PGA Tour, EA Sports FC, and more. Other genres that Ashley focuses on are RPGs, FPS, Action, Adventure, and Stealth games.