All You Need to Know as a Beginner About Golf Clubs
Many people would assume that golf is an expensive sport to start. I have seen many guys spend a lot of money on clubs and equipment as a beginner only to decide the sport is not for them or that the expensive clubs do not suit their style of play as they become better players. I think golf is a fantastic sport and would encourage everyone to give it go, but it does require patience! Even the most seasoned of golfers get a bit frustrated every now and again. A good set of golf clubs is the weapon of choice for the advanced golfer.
The rules of golf, including the number of golf clubs that can be used in a round of golf. This limit is fourteen golf clubs. Standard golfer would have one driver, one putter, three wedges, seven irons, and two fairway woods in their golf bag. The combination of golf clubs is as varied as there are golfers. Hybrid golf clubs have begun replacing some of the longer golf irons and fairway woods in the golf bag.
A suitable driver and fairway Iron for beginners
When choosing a club for distance such as beginner's drivers and fairway irons the most important feature is forgiveness. You want to choose clubs with as big a head size as is legally permissible. You are looking for the maximum sweet spot so that off centre hits are limited and you are given as much help as possible to keep your shot straight and long. Beginners will want some flexibility in the shaft, so a regular graphite shaft will be a great choice for your first set of clubs.
The driver is the club that is most golfers favorite golf club, even though it is usually not used on every hole. The driver golf club is the longest golf club with the biggest head at the end of the shaft. This allows the golfer to hit the golf ball with the greatest distance, but not always the most accuracy. Rules regulate the size of the club head. The golf club driver will be the most expensive single golf club in the golfers bag.
The fairway woods have club heads that are slightly more lofted than the driver, and are used for long shots when the ball is lying on the ground. The club heads used to be made of wood, but now mostly metal.
Hybrid golf clubs have made a big entry into the world of golf clubs. They are very versatile golf clubs that are used in place of long irons and fairway woods. Hybrid golf clubs combine the best features of the fairway wood and long irons. Wit this versatility, they can be used almost anywhere on the golf course. Prices for hybrid golf clubs run similar to drivers, but discount hybrid golf clubs are available along with clone and knockoff hybrid golf clubs.
Golf irons are the essence of a set of golf clubs. Two thirds of the shots in a normal round of golf will utilize an iron. Irons are used to hit the golf ball off the ground from distances of 125 yards to 225 yards. Each iron is assigned a number based upon the loft angle of the club head. The 9-iron has the most loft, a shorter shaft, and is used to hit short, high shots. A 2-iron has very little loft, a longer shaft, and is used to hit low, long shots.
Suitable Irons for beginners
Beginner golfers would benefit massively from cavity backed irons which place the weight low and deep in the club face which helps to create a bigger sweet spot for a more forgiving club. The cavity back also helps to reduce the centre of gravity making it easier to get the ball in the air. More advanced golfers often opt for blade headed irons which do not offer this level of forgiveness but are not as suitable for beginner golfers.
Golf club wedges can be part of the golf club iron set purchase. Normal golf club wedges include a pitching wedge, the sand wedge and different lofts of lob wedges. These golf club wedges are used for shots that are within 100 yards or closer to the green. These shots are sometimes referred to as the money shot because they should get you very close to the pin. The number of wedges carried by the golfer is dependent upon their particular golf game and their strengths and weaknesses.
The golfer has the choice of 2 primary types of golf club irons. For the more experienced golfer, forged irons are mad for precision and enable easier shaping of shots for draws and fades. Cavity-backed golf irons have a larger sweet spot and are more forgiving on off-center shots, providing straighter shots. A set of golf irons consisting of 2 through 9, a sand wedge and a pitching wedge.
And final club is called a putter is also known as the "money club" because it is the club used to tap the ball into the hole. The purpose of the putter is to roll the ball, so there is no loft on the club head.
A suitable putter for beginners
When looking for a suitable putter you should try to get a mallet putter with alignment aids built in. This helps greatly with your putting and building confidence in the early days. A good beginners club for putting will have a nice balance and offer good distance control. It can be frustrating in the early days to over shoot a nicely lined up shot by a mile and end up further than you started. Being the most important golf club, the putter has gone through quite a change in recent years. The size and shape of the putter head comes in many different varieties. The shaft length also can be very short or very long and anywhere in between. Conventional putters, belly putters, mallet putters - the choices seem endless.