So you would like to get started with your new sport: golf. You know you need a golf club to get started. What golf club to get then?
Golf is about being equipped with the right tools. But you won’t find a “one size fits all” for this sport. There is a reason why golf clubs come in different lengths and sizes. They are not different just because the manufacturer wants to be able to get more money out of these things.
You can have as much as 14 clubs to bring with you in a game. You can have all of them but normally, just three of them can already get you playing the sport. But if you want to be really good in the sport, you don’t have to limit yourself to just three clubs. So, the next question is what to get to get started?
You will need a putter. The market will give you different kinds of putters. What to get then? To start off, you might want to get what people normally get: the blade and mallet putter. Some popular things actually work, so no harm in getting them.
You will hear golfers talk about irons. In a golf course you would encounter fairways, roughs and sand traps in the terrain. These are the areas where irons would most likely be used.
Iron clubs are used for control. You will find that iron clubs have lofts—the number you will see on the golf club. You will normally see the numbers 3, 5, 7. Most of the time, these numbers are also among those you find on clubs that most golfers bring along in their game.
Then you will also hear about woods. Woods also have lofts just like iron clubs. The lower the number or loft, the longer the golf club, the greater the distance you can bring your golf balls. The common lofts brought to the greens are 1, 3 and 5. Most beginners have 1 wood which they use as their driver.
If you are unsure whether you would get irons or woods, you may opt to get hybrid clubs. The hybrid clubs is a combination of features found in irons and woods. With hybrid clubs you can achieve the distance and control that you want as offered by irons and woods. You may want to take note however, that hybrid clubs are not really replacements for irons and woods.