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Which Golf Club to Choose During a Game of Golf

April 12, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 145

When you are playing a game of golf, one of the ways that you can ensure good performance is to have a good discretion when it comes to picking out the right golf club. In any given situation, you are faced with 14 different choices. The trick to being an expert golfer is being able to spot these situations when they come up, and decide which club to use from there. This is how you start to really improve your game, since each club has a very specific hitting ability. There are many different factors to observe when selecting your golf club.

People who don't golf often have a hard time believing that all 14 clubs in a golfer's bag will come in handy at some point. However, as you golf more and more you will see that there is a distinct situation in which every one will come in handy. When you start, your golf bag should be made up of drivers, wedges, putters, and irons. Each of them is used several times throughout every game, and most are made to correct strokes that aren't made perfectly. All beginning clubs are designed this way - this is why it is not a good idea to choose clubs that are outside of your skill level, since they will be less forgiving when you make a mistake

The distance you have to hit the ball is the biggest factor in choosing the club. Since you can pretty much line them all up from the least to the greatest hitting power, you'll be able to choose one that is in the correct range.

Irons and Wedges are of course the best option if you are closer. They haven't as much hitting power as the drivers, but they have the higher accuracy that will help you hone in on your target. But, if you're teeing off or still close to the beginning of the hole (perhaps on a par-four or par-five), you will want to pick the long-range clubs. These include the Fairway woods, or the driver. These will really allow you to put some muscle into your swing and hit the ball a long way.

The wind is something that expert golfers really take into account, although often its importance is lost on the newer golfers. If the wind is blowing particularly strong in the direction you are going to hit the ball, you can go back to a less powerful club so as to allow the wind to do some of the work for you.

The same applies if the wind is blowing forcefully towards you, in the opposite direction to your target. You'll have to hit the ball extra hard to make up for the blustery wind conditions, so choose a club that reflects this change. Usually it can be very difficult for a novice to figure out how the wind strength and direction will influence their shot, so don't worry if the concept is lost on you at first. Practise and perseverance is all it takes to gain the experience to start to make the connections.

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