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Golf Article - Choosing the Proper Golf Club


There are many different types of clubs, so how does the beginner know which club to choose? Here are some basic hints that should set you right. Golf clubs have different uses throughout your golfing game. One of the most popular golf clubs that is rather new on the horizon is called the hybrid or sometimes the utility hybrid. It has several different uses including shooting from the fairway. So if you have difficulty in getting the distance, try the hybrid. It may help you to avoid bunkers and water traps. The hybrid is also good for teeing off and getting out of the rough, out of sand and is great for accuracy when putting on the green. This is mainly because it was designed with a bigger head than the others. So, you are wondering why you would need any other clubs if this one is so great?


There are many other kinds of golf clubs that players feel comfortable with and have given good usage over the years. There are drivers, irons, putters and woods – which aren't usually made of wood these days, though they used to be. Persimmon wood was considered to be the best because it is such a hard wood, but these days metal is standard. A tee shot is the first stroke used in your golf game. It's mostly done with a driver (or 1-wood) on long holes or an iron if it's a short hole. Irons are mostly used on the fairway when precision is important, though they can also be used when playing from the rough – along with wedges. The sand wedge will get you out of a bunker due to its design, being made to kind of skid across the sand. Once on the green, you'll need a putter to roll the ball towards that elusive hole. Putters are good for shorter strokes that need a great deal of precision.

A pitch or a flop is a high shot that requires the ball to roll only a very short distance once it lands. This type of stroke is best done with a wedge – either a sand wedge or a lob wedge, depending on which one you want to perform. The flop is even higher than the pitch with less roll on landing. No matter which golf clubs you choose, you are limited by law to carrying just fourteen around the course. Now we know why professional golfers like to use caddies!


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