Different Type of Golf Clubs

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Are you a beginner in the great game of golf? Golf can be difficult for beginners. It can take 12-18 months for a person to fully understand the basics. However, golf has its own magic.

There are several different types of golf clubs in a typical golf bag.

A golf club is one of the most important parts of golf, if not the most essential. But without proper knowledge and guidance, if you search the manufacturer's websites, you will be lost in the confusion.

When you know what each of these clubs can do, their features, advantages and limitations, you can buy it yourself.

Now is the time to learn a little about golf clubs. If you are a beginner, this is very important to you. So, I recommend taking a look and moving on.

The golf club is a golf club that is used to hit the ball. There are 5 types of golf clubs. Let's take a quick look:

  1. Woods
  2. Hybrids
  3. Irons
  4. Wedges
  5. Putters

Whether you need to buy your first set of clubs or upgrade what you already own, buying clubs for yourself or even someone else doesn't have to be complicated.

There are game enhancement features to consider for each type of club. Since clubs are directly related to performance, you will want to buy ones that can improve performance, especially if you buy them as gifts. 

If you've learned a lot about the game, it's time to grab some golf clubs and practice.

The Different Types of Golf Clubs

1. Drivers

The category of golf clubs called "woods" includes the driver and fairway woods. 

The largest wood is known as the drive or one wood. If you go through the history of golf, you will find that golf clubs are made of wood. Persimmon or walnut wood was mainly used. But modern golf clubs have little to do with wood.

Drivers are always ready to shoot off the tee. Due to its great length, the balls hit with the driver will cover a great distance.

To put it precisely, use it to hit the ball further. And when you're on the tee, you want this specific feature as an advantage. So for a Par 4 or Par shot from the tee, the drivers are the best.

Many golfers even use golf iron for the tee shot. For beginners, it is strongly recommended to use the driver at the starting tee.

Golfers can swing them faster and are used for longer shots, including those played from teeing ground.

2. Hybrids

Hybrid clubs are the newest category in the golf club.

They became mainstream only in the early 21st century, although they existed for many years before that.

Think of a hybrid's club head like a cross between a wood and an iron. Hence the name "hybrid".

Hybrids replace long irons in a standard game, usually 3-iron to 6-iron. They have shorter shafts than long irons, making them easier to hit, especially for beginners.

Hybrids are also more forgiving and better than irons. Their wide, curved backs, soft soles, and lighter weight often translate to better swings and are an excellent choice for tall and short handicappers.

3. Irons

One of the most highly used clubs on the golf course is the iron golf club. This is because with an iron you can basically hit from any hole or any shot from short to medium range.

Irons come in numbered sets, usually from the 3 iron to the 9 iron or the pitching wedge. They have smaller stick heads than wooden ones, especially from front to back, where they are comparatively very thin.

Many players even attempt long shots from the tee with an iron. As the name suggests, the heads of the iron clubs are made of metal.

On irons, there are deeper grooves on the club heads that run from tip to heel. You may have heard or seen that iron clubs generate an extra spin on the ball, this is mainly due to these grooves.

So when you can take the ball for a spin, controlling the shot becomes easy.

The heads of iron clubs are thinner than those of other clubs such as hybrids and woods. This simply means that you get better precision with the plates. Close shots need greater precision and in most cases, the use of iron in such shots will provide positive results.

4. Wedges

Wedges can simply change the outcome of the game due to their specific usage and characteristics.

Wedges are his own type of golf club, but they are also a subset of irons because they have the same heads as irons, only more severely angled for more loft.

These clubs are very identical to irons due to their appearance and structure. Wedges can be distinguished from planks by their lofts.

Wedges are the highest golf clubs. They are used for shorter approach shots to the greens, for chips and pitches around the greens, and for playing outside of sand bunkers. These clubs have higher loft ratings ranging from 46 to 64 degrees.

5. Putters

Putters are the most specialized golf clubs and the type of club that comes in the widest variety of shapes and sizes.

The key characteristics of putters are their design, balance, and material. Design types include blade putters, which have blade-style putter head designs. Anser putters, which have back pocket putter head designs. And center shafted putters, which place the shaft in the middle of the putter head. 

Putters are for use on or around the green, the surface surrounding the hole. They have flat faces with only 4 degrees of loft to prevent the ball from bouncing when you hit it.

Many putters have soft metal or plastic front inserts to give them a better feel and make the ball roll more smoothly.

Final Word

And there you have it. All the necessary clubs you will need in your bag to be a consistent and excellent golfer, with the practice of course.

According to the rules of golf, you are allowed to carry a maximum of 14 golf clubs in your bag. The restrictions are only on the number of golf clubs you can carry. But there are no restrictions on the type of clubs. From driver to putter, you can have anything you want. 

With a structure that involves all these types of clubs, now you can show off your outfit and call yourself a true golfer.

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