Do golf clubs lose their distance over time? The answer is yes. Even the most advanced materials used in golf clubs, such as titanium, can suffer from fatigue and wear and tear. Repeatedly hitting a golf ball with a thin metal face can cause it to become deformed, leading to performance problems and eventually cracking. As the grooves in the plates slowly wear out over time, different deficiencies arise.
Shots hit with an iron that has worn grooves will have less effect, and some shots may be thrown higher and then fall below the expected distance. Wrought irons will generally last a lifetime, but professional golfers who play often may find that the lie of their clubs has changed between 2-3° and the lofts have changed 1 or even 2 clubs over a couple of years. Equipment malfunctions can also cause you to lose distance from the driver and irons. If you've been using the same sticks for more than five years, there's a good chance you're sacrificing distance.
The rod of each club also withstands an enormous amount of force in each swing, so it's important to get a club with a high-quality golf club for optimal performance. In addition to wear and tear, environmental factors can also affect your distance. For example, if you travel from Canada to Arizona to play golf, you'll notice that you'll hit the ball much further away due to the shallow desert air and high temperatures. Finally, strengthening your muscles, ligaments and joints puts you in a better position to handle the physical demands of the golf swing and avoid injury.
Hitting the golf ball from a level or even slightly upward angle will also help you maximize your distance.