When beginner golfers go to their local sports store to purchase the clubs they need to kick it off on the golf course they sometimes aren’t exactly sure what to buy. There are so many different things to choose from. There are the expensive ones, the cheap ones, the most popular ones, the ones the pros are using. That’s what I’m here for. To help guide you in the right direction for purchasing your first set of golf clubs.
The first thing you should do is get your swing evaluated by a professional first. This way you can buy the clubs appropriate to your specifics. Those people somewhere who make golf clubs has a goal in life: to create golf clubs that maximize “the physics of a golfer’s swing” while allowing for a range of swing error to provide an accurate, yet forgiving shot. The better swing you have, of course, the less forgiving club you require.
Okay, so golf association rules state that you can have no more than fourteen clubs in your bag, one of which has to be a putter. So, we have thirteen clubs left to get together. Let’s get started.
There are three woods that golfers need: the 1-driver, 3 and 5. The wood is a hollow-bodied large headed club. These clubs are used when you are 175 yards or more away from the green, specifically off the tee.
A standard set of irons consists of: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9. Irons are typically used when you are 200 yards or less from the green. The closer you are to the green, the higher number iron you will use.
Just a fancy word really for a specialty iron really. Common used wedges in golfers’ sets are the pitching wedge, sand wedge, approach wedge, lob wedge and high lob wedge. These clubs can be extremely useful to a golfers game. These assist you in controlling your shots.
If you ever played putt putt then you know what these are for. That’s right! It gets the ball into the hole. It is used on the green only and there are a wide variety of putters out there to choose from.
Now, you don’t have to have a completely full set to start golfing. In fact, my research has shown that it is actually recommended for beginner golfers to start out with a short set. It is recommended to have a 3-wood, 3-iron, 5-iron, 7-iron, 9-iron and a putter. You can always fill in the missing clubs later once you start to get better, learn your yardage more and become more schooled on the physics of clubs. You can also purchase a short set second hand and sell it later or trade it in for a full set.
SUMMARY: All golfers have to have a set of golf clubs. Beginners can be clueless on what clubs they actually need. Here are some tips on what to get.
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