Best Golf clubs are used to make golf balls go into the holes in the sport golf. There are various shapes, sizes, and forms of clubs, which golfers use in different situations to be able to shoot that ball into the right hole. Because of the innovations in the materials and designs of clubs, different club types were created with different purposes, advantages, and disadvantages.
Among the types of golf clubs are wood, iron, wedge, hybrid, putter, and chipper. Aside from the material used for the different types of clubs, the shape, size, and use of the clubs are also some other reasons why there are differences between clubs.
Even though wood and iron clubs are called “wood” and “iron,” in today’s designs, both are not made from wood and iron respectively. Before, wood is actually made of wood, specifically American persimmon wood. But because of new innovations and discoveries of new materials, metal became a primary raw material used to make parts of clubs. The club retained its name “wood” because of its characteristics even if the materials used were not wood anymore. Wood is characterized by a large head and lengthy shaft, which allow for long distance trajectory of the golf ball when hit with this club.
Iron, similar to wood, was first made from iron but because of new technology, steel alloy is now used to make iron clubs. Iron clubs are characterized by a flat angled face and have short shafts. These clubs are used for various types of shots, like long distance shots, getting through trees, and hitting the ball off the tee. The newer steel alloy iron clubs have lighter centers that allow them to hit the ball and reach longer distances.
Wedge is a kind of iron that has a heavier head compared to the usual iron clubs. Wedge is usually used for different short-distance situations in playing golf. The different types of wedge are pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge, lob wedge, and ultra lob wedge.
Hybrid, from its name, is a combination of wood and iron. Similar to wood, hybrid has the capability to hit the ball to reach a long distance. Like iron clubs, it has a short shaft length. These clubs can be used to replace or can be a substitute for an iron club set or the low-numbered iron clubs namely 2-iron to 5-iron, or the cleek, mid mashie, mashie iron, and mashie as the equivalent of the numbered names to the vintage and old clubs.
A putter is a club characterized by a loft, the angle between the clubface and the shaft, which is not greater than ten degrees. This club is specially made for hitting the golf ball when it is on grass. The short angle of the loft allows the club to lift the ball in grass.
Chippers are so similar with putters that they are also used to lift the ball in certain conditions, such as when the ball is on a grassy plane. However, most chippers are characterized by a loft with more than 10 degrees.
Because of the evolution of best golf clubs, the previous or vintage clubs have corresponding equivalent pieces to the present clubs used today. Old clubs have their own names. But today, different kinds of clubs are named by assigning a number. Among these old club names are playclub, scraper, and middle spoon, which are all wooden headed clubs with matching equivalent to the present types of wood clubs: driver, 3-wood, and 4-wood, respectively. Cleek, mid iron, and mashie are iron clubs with the corresponding equivalents: 1-iron, 5-iron and 7-iron.
Because of the numerous options when it comes to best golf clubs, it was enforced that the set of clubs a player can use should not contain more than 14 golf clubs during a tournament. Every club has its purpose and every club can help you reach that goal of finishing a round of golf.