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Golf Clubs - A Beginners Guide

Aug 27, 2007
With the help of movies like Tin Cup, The Legend of Bagger Vance, Happy Gilmore and of course the comedy classic Caddyshack, the sport of Golf is quickly becoming less of a sport to sneer at and more of a sport to play if you want to seem 'cool'.

Recent ad campaigns include 'Play Golf America' in which A list celebrities say 'Play golf America!' into a camera.

But much confusion surrounds golf. For a sport that seems to be all about getting a tiny ball into a tiny hole that is very far away, a lot of emphasis has been placed on using the right club to get the ball to its destination.

There are woods, irons, wedges, putters and utility clubs/hybrids.

Which Golf Clubs Are Which? A Beginners Guide

The Woods are actually made of metal, but they are called woods because that is what they used to be made out of. The woods are thought to be the hardest club to master because they are the longest. The longer the club, the harder it is to control the swing of the Golfer.

These clubs have some 'oomph' in them and are designed to send the ball great distances. They are good for beginners because they are easier to hit than some of the other clubs.

Irons got their name because they are made out of metal (which is redundant because now all golf clubs are made of metal). The head of the club is thin and has a grooved face. These clubs are good for the teeing ground and are used to help a ball climb as it gravels the course of the green.

Trickier Golf Clubs - The Thin End Of The Wedge(s)

The Wedges are often sold separately from the rest of a golf club set. They are used when the Golfer wants greater control over the accuracy of his shot. Shorter shots often call for a wedge. They were created to help golfers have an easier time of getting out of the sand traps on the golf course.

The Putter is the golf club that is the most widely used. They come in three different lengths and because there are so many different varieties, choosing a putter is often a very personal process for a golfer. They are designed to be used on the putting green of the golf course.

Not Forgetting The Lifesavers - Hybrid Golf Clubs

The Utility Clubs/Hybrids are becoming more popular among golfers because they are easier to hit. These clubs combine elements of the woods and the irons.

Because they have elements of both clubs, the Utility Clubs/Hybrids are used to make the 'mis-hits' fewer and farther between than if a golfer just stuck to either a wood club or an iron.

Those are the major player golf clubs in all golf bags. Knowing what kinds of golf clubs are used can help it much easier to learn how to play the game.
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