Thinking of starting a golf career? Or maybe just wanting to play some golf? If you managed to borrow a set from a friend or a family member, it is probably best to get your own.
We’re not forcing you to spend money. We’re positively encouraging you to spend money on golf clubs.
Anyway, you can’t just go blindly on a golf store and get the coolest looking club you see first. There’s a process when choosing. But you don’t need the process. All you need is to understand the process and then you can buy what you want.
Knowing the process will help you make the most out of your golf club shopping experience. Not only that, you’re going to go home with an impressive golf club set strapped on your awesome new stand bag.
There are different kinds of golf clubs
At golf tournaments or maybe on television series wherein businessmen go out to play golf, you can see that they have a duffle bag, which is called a stand bag with golf clubs.
There are different kinds, right? You see, golf clubs have particular parts. You have the grip and the shaft as the upper part and middle part. But what differentiates these clubs are the clubhead. That’s the part you use to strike a golf ball.
Furthermore, the clubhead has different parts, the hosel, the neck, the socket, the ferrule, the sole, the sweet spot, the back, the bounce and so on. Yes, it goes on. Now, we don’t want to bog you down with these parts. Understanding what a particular golf club is for is more important.
You have the woods, the irons, the hybrids, the wedges and the putters.
Each golf club has distinct characteristics
That’s why you can’t enjoy golf with only one or two golf clubs. Each club has its own, let’s say special skills. The woods, with the biggest clubhead, is your go-to guy for long shots, mainly for strokes. They are easy to swing and not that heavy.
The irons are for tee and shots from the fairway. They have an angled face making them perfect for well-controlled shots. A hybrid is a wood and iron combined. They’re relatively new but are already making the rounds.
Hybrids are considered a replacement for irons, they are much easier to grip, swing and make calculated shots.
A wedge is the little brother of the iron and it has 4 types: sand, pitching, gap and lob. These clubs are used for short shots of balls placed into and around the greens, on the sand and sometimes, even on water.
Putter, well, is for putting. They are the most complex clubs ever designed to accommodate a golfer’s putting technique.
Now, before you go shopping, remember these tips and also check out our article of the most affordable golf brands available.