There are three Types of Golf Club, woods, irons, and putters. They differ from each other in particular in the length of the shaft and in the angle (the loft) of the clubface. The driver is the longest and has the least loft (8 to 13 degrees after the putter), while the lob wedge is one of the shortest clubs with the most loft (58 to 64 degrees). They are numbered 1 (driver) through 9, followed by an abbreviation (e.g., PW for pitching wedge, SW for sand wedge) or the number of degrees on the club. What are “woods” or “wooden”?
Types of Golf Club
Woods are so named because they used to be made of wood. Now, they are usually made of steel or titanium. Woods are designed for long, less accurate shots. The driver also falls under the wooden category and is made for the first shot off the tee. The other woods are designed for shots from the fairway, which is why they are also called fairway woods. Higher-numbered clubs are more accurate and have more loft (for a higher ball flight); lower-numbered clubs hit the golf ball further with less loft, so less high.The driver is the longest club in a golf bag and has a loft of 8 to 13 degrees. It is the club with the ‘most length.” You can hit the ball the furthest with it These woods can also be used at the tee, for example, on shorter holes or to keep more control on the ball. There are more woods available, but the 3 and 5 woods are the most commonly used.
What are hybrids or rescue clubs?
A new category of golf clubs is the hybrid, also called rescue clubs. They have a slightly shorter shaft than fairway woods. The advantage of hybrid clubs is that they combine the tolerance of a fairway wood with the precision of long irons. Since they have a hollow head, they are counted among the trees. They are not numbered but, like wedges, have the number of degrees of loft on the club. A hybrid club with a loft of 14–16 degrees is roughly equivalent to a 1 iron; from 17–19 degrees, a 2 iron; from 19–21 degrees, a 3 iron; from 22–23 degrees, a 4 iron; and from 24-27 degrees, a 5 iron.
Types of Golf Club – Which irons are there?
You play the most with the irons, namely almost all strokes between the tee and the green. They are available from 3 to 9. Based on the distance, you choose an iron with a certain loft. For example, for a short shot, you choose a 9 iron; for a long shot, a 4 iron. Irons are made for short and precise golf shots and have more loft (21 degrees to 42 degrees) so that the golf ball will fly higher and roll less. The shafts shorten as the number of irons increases.
There are two Types of Golf Club: muscle back (or blade) and cavity back. Muscle-back irons are spherical behind the face, while cavity-back irons have a thin blade with a concave in the back. The latter blades are larger and more forgiving (if you don’t hit the ball perfectly, it still goes pretty well) and are therefore used more than the muscle-back irons.
What are wedges?
In addition to the irons, there are wedges (short clubs with a lot of loft). For the really short shots or shots from the bunker. With a wedge, the angle of the clubface is very high, so that it rises almost straight up even with a hard hit. So you can fill up without covering much distance. This is useful if you are near the hole but not on the green. Most wedges no longer have a letter on the club, just their number of degrees (52 to 64). The designations “pitching” (right edge), “and” (left edge), “gap” (right edge), and “loose” (right edge) are also used.
Pitching wedge (48 degrees loft): for very short shots, the so-called approaches; for balls that lie deeper in the grass; and when hitting from a hard surface.
Gap wedge (52 degrees loft): to close the gap in distance between the pitching wedge and the sand wedge.
Sand wedge (56 degrees loft): For hits from the bunker or other tricky situations. With a standard length of 90 centimetres, it is the shortest club.
Lob wedge (60 degrees loft): to make the golf ball go even higher.
What do you need to know about the putter?
The putter has a flat club head (only two to three garden loft) and is almost exclusively used on the green. You only have one putter in your bag. You can choose between mallet and blade putters. Mallet putters have a round back and a large, flat bottom, the sole. Mallet putters are more forgiving of small mishits. Blade putters are rectangular-shaped and easier to aim. But as soon as something is hit outside the perfect point of contact, the ball misses the hole more quickly.
What’s in a set of golf clubs?
A golf bag may contain a maximum of fourteen clubs. Logical choice in a whole set: driver, 3 wood, hybrid 19–21 degrees (equivalent to a 3 iron), 4–9 iron, pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, lob wedge, and putter.
Logical choice for half a (beginner) set: wood/hybrid, iron-5, iron-7, iron-9, pitching wedge, sand wedge, putter.