Over the years different types of golf clubs have been designed and developed to fit certain criteria within the game of golf. It all depends on how hard you would like to hit the ball it seems. These days the types of golf clubs you can buy are endless. Not only do you get woods, irons, wedges and putters; you also get different kinds of woods, irons, wedges and putters.
Originally woods were made from hickory or persimmon wood, which gave the club its name. Nowadays, however, these woods are manufactured with large, rounded metal heads. The 1-wood is called the driver, which is used to hit the ball the farthest. The higher the wood number, the more lofted it will be.
Irons’ clubheads are made from metal and are used by the golfer when the ball is fewer than 180m from the green. There are 9 different irons to choose from, consisting of a higher degree of loft. The clubs numbered 1 to 3 have little loft and can therefore send the ball the farthest. They are called long irons. Due to the loft of the 7, 8 and 9 irons, the golfer will be able to get the ball in the air quickly.
Wedges are used to strike the ball high into the air before landing on the putting surface. These golf clubs have a very high loft. Golfers will use a putting wedge when the shot is as far as 120m to the green and a sand wedge will be used to escape from bunkers and tall grass. A gap wedge is usually used to hit the ball for a distance of about 100m and a lob wedge clears a hazard quickly without carrying the ball too far.
Putters are some of the most popular golf clubs, utilized to roll the ball along the green into the hole. These golf clubs come in different sizes, including the belly putter and the broomstick putter.