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Golf Clubs: The Most Essential Piece Of Golf Equipment

Oct 7, 2007
Golf clubs are an essential piece of golf equipment. You can make do without a hat and a golf cart - perhaps even golf shoes if the course you play on has very relaxed rules, but you will need some clubs and balls to play a round of golf. A good set of golf clubs can really improve your playing experience.

Golf clubs are categorized into two separate areas - drivers and irons.

Golf Clubs - Drivers

Generally, the first golf club that a golfer uses to drive the ball off of the tee is a driver. With the driver the golfer attempts to drive or hit the ball down the fairway at the greatest distance possible. However, it is important to make sure that with the initial drive you do not sacrifice accuracy for distance.

It is important to select the right drivers - most people can use a standard length club, but if you are very short, or very tall, you may need a one specially made for your height. You can also get drivers which have been altered to help a golfer with their swing by shifting the weight of the drivers head to compensate for any bad habits. You can get drivers which have been made from wood or metals such as titanium.

Golf Clubs - Irons

The golf clubs that are known as the irons are those golf clubs that are used after the initial drive off of the tee. As with the driver the shaft of the iron must be in proportion to the golfer's height.

There are typically 8 clubs in a set of irons - they are usually made from graphite or steel. Irons are different from other golf clubs in that they have angled heads. As you go through the range of irons the heads are graduated in angle by around ½ and inch. Some of the irons are forged, and others are casted - which kind you prefer will probably be down to personal preference.
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