This introductory video to golf teaches you about the different clubs you can use during a hole
Your golf bag is stocked with clubs of different shapes, sizes and materials, all with their distinctive traits and uses. Learn about them all here!
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Learning the Different Types of Golf Clubs
In this video, you will learn to recognize and use the different types of golf club in your kit bag.
Before we begin, it's important to know that all golf clubs are made up of three parts: the grip, where your hands go; the shaft; and the head, which hits the ball.
There are four major types of golf club: woods, irons, wedges, and putters.
Each club has its own characteristics and is used for different elements of play.
Let's explore each type in more detail.
The woods are the biggest clubs in your bag.
They are used to hit long drives and to cover big distances from either the teeing ground or on the course.
In turn, woods are divided into three categories: drivers, fairway woods, and hybrids.
If you're a beginner, we recommend using hybrids or fairway woods as they are easier to use.
Secondly, the irons.
Irons form the core of your set of clubs.
Iron sets are usually made up of 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 irons, and a pitching wedge. They are used to cover medium distances, between 75 m (82 yd) for the pitching wedge and 170 m (185 yd) for the 5 iron.
They can be used on the teeing ground or on the fairway.
Thirdly, the wedges.
They are designed with more open heads to reach the green from a short distance.
Thanks to the lobbed trajectory of these shots, they are also useful for getting out of sand traps, known as bunkers.
Finally, the putters.
The putters are the precision clubs.
Contrary to the other clubs, they are not used with a swing. Rather, they are used with a pendulum movement.
They are normally used on the green to putt the ball into the hole.
Now you know all about the different types of golf clubs, it's time to get practicing.
Over to you!