Different types of golf clubs

 

Getting started in golf can be very confusing, especially if one doesn’t have a friend of some kind to guide them through the difficulties. There may be many different reasons for why that is, but in my opinion, one of the hardest things about learning to play golf is the issue of golf clubs. There are 5 different types of clubs in golf, and all of them have to be used in a specific way and on special occasions. It takes a lot of time to learn intricacies of each type and master the art of using them properly. Many golfers feel the need to take lessons just to get started. In comparison, other sports are usually much simpler and don’t require this kind of time and money investment just to get started with a sport. So, i decided to write comprehensive guide, which would simply explain differences between all sorts of clubs and by doing so, help beginner golfers to make sense of golf.

First off, i’ll give basic overview of each type, which can use to distinguish them by their looks and i’ll also explain shortly what that particular type does and how. Drivers, are usually the largest in size and also have biggest club head of all the clubs. They are used to drive golf ball as far as possible.  Drivers are less accurate than other clubs, especially the irons, but in terms of distance, they are the most superior. Then there are woods. They are named like that because in the past, they used to be made of exclusively wood material. That is no longer true, but the name stuck nonetheless. Driver is technically a wood, with their key properties inflated to extremes. So we can say that woods are less extreme versions of a driver. They allow players to shoot golf ball far away, but the longer the distance, the more accuracy is sacrificed. Now, we come to irons. They are most accurate of all the clubs i’ve described before, but also are limited in distance. So the closer you get to the hole, the smarter it is to use irons instead of woods and driver. Most golfers use driver just to make the first shot. Hybrids are usually used interchangeably with irons and woods that are more accurate than others. As the name “hybrid” probably suggests, they are mixture of the two. Hybrids can be described as having the best of both worlds, and therefore, many beginners opt to use them instead of both – irons and woods, especially the former. Irons are notoriously hard to hit, so beginners often prefer simplicity of hybrids. At last, there are putters. They are probably simplest to figure out. They are extremely accurate and designed for short shots. Their use is probably obvious – once you’ve gotten your ball very close to the hole, you use a putter to finally deliver the ball. You can probably guess how important it is to choose a good putter. If you’re a woman, like myself, you can read excellent tutorial on choosing best putter as a woman here.

Understanding these differences between many types of clubs is especially important if you’re going to buying them  and collecting entire club set all by yourself. If you have a plan who can help out, definitely use that help when you’re buying golf clubs one piece at a time. Even better solution, in my opinion, is buying them all at once, as a club set. That way, you save money, time and headache of potentially making a mistake.

How to choose utility iron

 

With rising popularity of hybrids, you’d think that people are giving up on irons, and while that might sometimes be true, utility irons still remain extremely popular to this day. So, what are they? What is it exactly that utility irons do? I’m going to answer these two questions that probably come to most readers’ minds. Utility irons are the irons with special design that increases distance while trying to minimize the sacrifice of accuracy. You might think this is too good to be true, but some manufacturers have actually pulled off the feat of designing great utility irons. They are also called driving irons, and are often used instead of woods and even the driver. Some people, especially the beginners who like the ease of use that hybrids provide, use hybrids to replace woods. So, for hitting a golf ball off of fairway greens, there are three major options – woods, utility irons and hybrids.

In general, average hybrid will be much easier to play with than, say, average utility iron. Because of that, when a golfer making choice between these three options is a beginner, the choice i always recommend is hybrid. Utility irons, on the other hand, require some training and experience to properly swing. That’s why professionals usually stick with utility irons and the standard choice, which is the wood. I’d say, woods are also better than irons for beginners. Irons are often very useful in windy conditions, regardless of experience level of the golfer. Balls hit with utility irons usually don’t have high backspin, so they stay close to the ground. Because of that effect, it is harder for wind to affect the trajectory of the ball, thus allowing it to travel through the air undisturbed.

At first glance, noticing differences between various utility irons is kind of difficult. To the eye of a beginner, they might all look the same. All of them are advertised as having revolutionary game improvement design and other features, but it’s hard to figure out what that actually means. Most important of these features, is being easy to hit. Good utility iron must have simple, yet effective design. Weight proportioning is pretty much as important as the physical design of the club. Utility iron must also have excellent, light shaft. In my experience, i’ve found that the best material for shaft is graphite. This material is expensive, so utility irons with graphite shafts are usually on the pricier end of the spectrum.

Basic utility irons, which are made by unknown brands or have no brand name attached at all, can be found for less than hundred dollars. One can’t say whether these off-brand irons are necessarily good or bad, it’s just that they are unpredictable. On the other hand, you can trust brands like Callaway, TaylorMade and Cobra to make excellent utility irons, even without reading reviews of that driving iron. But utility irons made by these famous golf club manufacturers are in fact more expensive. Quality utility irons cost between two to three hundred dollars. If you’re casual golfer and don’t have unlimited budget, that may seem a lot. Two solutions to that problem that come to mind, are buying entire club of sets, which tend to be cheaper on per-club basis, or buying used golf clubs. The latter method requires some experience in golf, so for beginners who want to play with utility irons, despite hybrids being easier to hit, i’d recommend buying club sets that come with utility iron.

6 golf accessories every golfer must have

Except for the golf clubs, which are obviously the first thing you should buy if you want to play golf, there are many other sorts of accessories that will turn out to be helpful on the golf course. So, to sum up my point, i will be discussing all the useful accessories, other than golf clubs, that you can buy to improve your golf game. If you’re a beginner and curious about golf clubs, you can get some pointers about golf clubs from George on GolfClubsGuru. Now, let’s get to talking about golf accessories.

Golf gloves are probably the cheapest and most useful accessory any golfer can have. That’s why i think that it doesn’t make sense to not have them, even if you’re tight on budget. They are particularly useful for golfers who live in areas where it often rains, but for others as well. When you are often playing golf in areas where’s damp air, you’ll notice that your hands get slightly wet and are more slippery than normal. That’s where rain golf gloves come in. They are built to work against that exact effect, which, most of them, do very well. Even if air is rather dry where you live, not wearing golf gloves can have real consequences. One, for example, is that you might get blisters and other damage on the skin of your hand from swinging golf clubs too much. So, whether you live in place where air gets moisty or not, you will benefit from using nice golf gloves.

Putting mats are also very popular among golfers, and i think, for a good reason. They are excellent way to practice and improve your putting skills. For me personally, putter is one of the hardest clubs to use. So whenever i find the opportunity to do so, i’m always tempted to practice putting. Practice putting mats make that task pretty easy. They don’t cost all that much, either. I think you can get one for under fifty dollars right now. For something as useful as putting practice mat, that is ridiculously cheap. Golfers usually like to receive them as gifts as well, so if you are looking for inspiration, as to what kind of golf gift you should give to your friend, putting mat might actually be a good idea.

Let’s get back to the problem of rain. It’s always annoying when it rains when you’re playing golf, but just being annoyed won’t help you. I think you should also take time to be prepared for the rain when it happens and for that, you need a golf umbrella. Like other accessories overviewed here, golf umbrellas are also very affordable, as they cost around 20 to 30 dollars, at most. Of course, there are more expensive versions, but you shouldn’t worry about them. Golf umbrellas are useful for protecting your golf clubs, bag, and basically your entire golf gear, from water damage. You can probably realize how dumb it would be to risk damaging thousand-dollar-worth (or more) golf gear, just because you didn’t want to spend a twenty on golf umbrella.

Now, we come to a golf bag. This is definitely a cornerstone accessory for any golf club set, because it’s the thing you use to store everything else. You must make sure that every golf-related thing you own is organized neatly and easy to access at moment’s notice. Golf bag should also be properly designed, both in terms of being ergonomic and stylish. The reasons for why it should  be stylish are probably obvious, but on top of that, it should also be comfortable to use, because you’ll be carrying golf bag a lot. There are some bags that have sort of feet that they can stand on, they are called stand bags and are very convenient. Bags usually are more expensive than the rest of golf stuff listed here, but one shouldn’t cost you more than hundred dollars. If you don’t have that kind of money, it’s good idea to buy entire golf club set, which usually comes with golf bag as well as clubs. They aren’t perfect, but some of them, in particular, these club sets , are good enough for women.

And last, but definitely not least – golf club cleaner. These are useful for maintaining your clubs and making sure that erosion and rust don’t get to them. Obviously, they are also for cleaning your clubs, but to me, that’s their secondary function.

How to save money by buying used golf clubs

Golfers often complain about how expensive this sport is, and not without a reason : golf really is expensive. At least, compared to most other hobbies that i know. Corporations, who are developing and releasing newer and newer versions of golf clubs at lightning speeds are certainly major contributor to this. Let’s not get into discussing the reasons for the current state of affairs though and instead, let me shed light on one of the solutions to this – buying used golf clubs. Some people look down on golfers who use second hand golf clubs, but i don’t think their opinion is important to any of us anyway, or otherwise we wouldn’t be doing what we’re doing.

For those whose budgets can’t afford newly released golf clubs, but they still want to have top notch clubs, i believe used golf clubs to be the perfect solution. They cost almost twice or three times less than newly released clubs, and most of them are just as good, if not better. The thing is, some people, who don’t have money problems, like to always have newest golf clubs available, especially the seniors. So whenever new golf club comes out, probably once every year, they get rid of their old clubs in favor of most recent release. By get rid of, i mean selling. Some of those used clubs are in perfect condition, one just has to look carefully on eBay and other listing sites. Which leads us to question : where can one buy high quality used golf clubs at fair prices?

First off, i want to start answering this question by saying that i think used golf clubs are supposed to be bought only through internet. That may seem counter intuitive, because buying golf clubs, or pretty much anything on the internet, has one big drawback – you can’t physically see the condition of an item. But i think that one drawback is greatly outweighed by multitude of advantages. For once, there is greater selection of golf clubs and when you’re trying to pick the club in best condition, large selection pool is your best shot. The flaw of buying used clubs on internet isn’t really flaw at all. If one knows certain signs to look for, one can be pretty sure of the kind of person one is dealing with on the internet. Things like seller rating on eBay give pretty good indicator of whether this golf club seller is trustworthy or not. Craigslist unfortunately doesn’t have such safety checks, which is why i always avoid shopping for used golf clubs there. Prices may be low, and sometimes you might get lucky with high quality golf club in like new condition, but overall, it’s not trustworthy. Other things to pay attention to when you’re shopping for used golf clubs on eBay are the ratings of clubs themselves, and also the longevity of seller’s presence on the platform. If it passes both of these checks, you can be 99% sure that you’ll receive your golf club just like it was described. Even when those checks fail, i think eBay has some way of protecting buyers.

There are other websites where you can buy used clubs, like CallawayPreOwned and GlobalGolf. These two are fine, and all of the golf clubs i’ve bought from them turned out to be great, but their one caveat is that they are corporations, not individuals. So they have higher operating costs during selling these clubs, and because of that, prices of used clubs are higher too. Obviously, one thing to keep in mind is that because they are corporations, they are also more trustworthy. So if you want to save time on researching the seller of a club, buying from these two websites might be a solution.

How to choose best golf clubs for beginners and how to improve your performance by using them

A lot of people ask me – what kind of clubs do I need to start playing golf? Answering this question isn’t hard, but after hearing it for hundreds of times answering it gets boring and you wish you had some kind of tutorial for those people to read. And that’s what it was like for me as well, and that’s why I decided to write down this guide that will help you choose best golf clubs for beginners. I believe there are a lot of things that you need to consider before buying any product, especially golf clubs, but I don’t have time to name them all, so I’ll just mention the ones that are most important.

Important issues – How to choose best golf clubs for beginners

  1. You want golf clubs that are made of high quality materials and designed by professionals who know what exactly you need. Both of these things define how well made golf club is, and how long it will probably last. But don’t judge golf clubs by their prices only, because I’ve seen plenty of good golf clubs that are cheaper than fancy, but unstable clubs that break easily. So don’t worry, you can find best beginners golf clubs set for couple of hundred dollars if you look long enough. You can find some sets that will be even cheaper, but I strongly advise to avoid buying any cheap golf club pack unless it’s being sold by famous golf brands like Callaway, Wilson or Ping.
  2. Online golf club ratings are good indicators as well. Some people might disagree and say that online reviews are easy to fake and shouldn’t be considered as proper way to measure quality. But even though they sometimes are faked, I still believe they’re trustworthy, at least most of the times. For instance, on Amazon, reviews are strictly controlled, and there’s very little chance of someone getting away if they try to fake reviews for their golf clubs. And I also doubt that golf club manufacturers would ever do that.
  3. Make sure customer service from golf club seller is good before buying it. On Amazon, customer service experience is always excellent, but if you are buying golf clubs in your local store, ask them about customer service, warranty and return policies. Because you might want to return your beginners golf clubs later, and it’d be pity if they didn’t accept it back. I do recommend shopping golf clubs and basically everything else on Amazon though, because they have excellent customer driven policies.

To sum up, golf clubs aren’t hard to choose. You can follow these steps and pick the club you like, or you can search around and find articles like this that go deeper into details than I did. But those golf club guides are very long, and I’m usually too lazy to read them thoroughly. And remember, don’t judge golf clubs by their prices. Affordable beginners golf club sets are all you need to get started. You can buy fancy clubs all you want later, but at the beginning, It’s waste of money.

Best Golf Gloves for Winter

Hands are one of the sensible parts of our body, which need to be protected very carefully, that’s why people wear gloves. And that’s why I always have one pair of gloves with me while playing golf, and you should too. Wearing golf gloves can improve your performance and of course, protect your fingers. Your hands usually need to be protected in winter when it’s cold, but golfers also tend to wear golf rain gloves and summer gloves. As you can probably guess, golf gloves for rain are supposed to enhance your grip and make sure golf club doesn’t slip off your hand after a swing. On the other hand, in hot weather, your hands might get too sweaty and you need best golf gloves with breathable mesh to keep your hands fresh.

Best Golf Gloves for Cold Weather

But, even if you know all this, you still might confused while shopping for nicest golf gloves. Good product isn’t easy to find, and it takes time and research. I like to research myself, even if product is as cheap as golf gloves are. But some people don’t like wasting their time on reading about golf gloves and other things they buy, so they search for golf glove reviews and buy what those reviews suggest. Or, they check online ratings and customer reviews and base their decision on that. I do both, but this article won’t give you exact products that you can buy. If you want that, here’s a great guide about golf gloves, and they have listed 5 best products as well. Go there and buy one if you want to. But I think that no one can determine which golf glove will work best for you, because they don’t know what kind of specific needs and requirements you have. Same for customer reviews, you can’t avoid buying a product just because someone else didn’t like it. They  might have been hoping to get something different, but the product itself might be exactly what you need. Although If majority of customers leave negative customer review about a golf product, it’s a bad sign and you better avoid buying that good.

Price of different golf gloves varies greatly, from couple of dollars for a pair, to dozens. Do expensive golf gloves have higher quality standards than cheaper ones? Yes. But are they actually worth paying the extra price? I don’t think so. Even though branded, fancy golf gloves might have several advantages over affordable ones, I never buy them. But if you don’t mind paying extra for high quality and famous brand, you should definitely do it. I see so much people wearing Bionics and other gloves which are pretty expensive, but very cheap compared to other golf accessories.

To sum up, golf gloves are as important part of golf gear as anything else. And it’s worth spending your time researching so you can choose best golf gloves on the market. Again, there are few websites that will help you choose one, but I recommend choosing yourself, because no one knows what you need better than yourself.

Best Golf Umbrella

People buy golf umbrellas for different reasons – some need it to cover themselves when it rains, while others want to avoid direct sunlight. Nevertheless, there are lots of golf umbrellas to choose from. But picking the best one is quite difficult, because they all look the same and prices are different. Usually, you can tell  if the product is good by just looking at its price. But it’s not the same with these, actually, you can find best golf umbrella for cheaper than crappy one. Larger umbrellas tend to be more expensive, while smaller ones are cheaper. Personally, I like umbrellas that are between 40-60 inches wide, because that’s all you need to cover yourself. But some people buy these to cover couple of people, or one person with golf bag. In that case, you might want to pick largest golf umbrella you can find. But size is not the only measurement that matters. Umbrella might be large, but very badly built at the same time. Strictly avoid low quality, cheap umbrellas, because they are waste of money. You might save money at first, but they will break and tear so often that you will end up losing even more money than you would lose if you bought best golf umbrella in the first place.

how to find Best Golf Umbrella?

To indicate product’s quality, you can take a look at ratings it has, especially if those ratings and reviews are written by customers. Poor ratings usually mean that golf umbrella is not worth buying and you should move on to next one. And don’t expect too much from cheap golf umbrellas. In this market, low price usually means low quality. Of course, there are some exceptions, but very rarely. Here you can find best golf umbrella for your money on this link. They aren’t that cheap, but quality is always outstanding.

Other important issues include materials and design. The inner build of umbrella should be made of fiberglass and not anything else other than that. Shafts made of other cheaper, low quality materials are more prone to bend and turn inside out during strong winds and rain. Fiberglass is very stable and that’s probably the reason why my umbrella has resisted all winds and rain I’ve ever encountered. Handles are also very important, because you need to make sure that you won’t accidentally drop umbrella when the handle gets wet. Of course, you need to do some work too, and hold it properly, but it’s always pleasing when handle fits right in your hand.

A lot of golfers also disagree on double canopy golf umbrellas. Some think single canopy umbrellas are better, while others prefer double. Personally, I think the later one is better, because it’s newer technology and allows rain and wind to pass through the layers smoothly, without getting you wet. Double canopy golf umbrellas also tend to be more costly, so I guess that must be for a reason.

Umbrellas are available in tons of different sizes and colors, so you can find perfect fit for your taste.

most expensive golf balls

Golf is a standout amongst the most costly leisure activity anybody has. Every one of the types of gear from clubs, greens charges, shoes, several lagers after the round and after that the golf balls make the diversion greatly costly. It is the session of Royals. Everytime when you cut the golf ball into the water, you are really flushing your cash down the deplete.

The mission for the ideal golf ball relies on upon numerous parts of your swing, yet whether you’re a middle of the road golfer or a visit player, having the right golf ball is significant to upgrading your amusement. Separate off the tee and control around the green are what each golfer is hoping to accomplish and the hardware you claim can upgrade your qualities on the course. Not just does having the wrong hardware not help your diversion, but rather it could have impact in why your impair doesn’t appear to drop in spite of the hours you’ve signed on the range and on the course. All things considered, the golf ball is the main bit of gear you use on each shot.

Titleist’s Pro V1 golf ball has been the most elevated appraised and most favored ball in golf for over 10 years. The outline of the ball plans to give any player all the more short diversion turn and control at the arrival by making a gentler vibe. At the point when balls have a delicate vibe, it is anything but difficult to expect you lose remove, however the Pro V1 has a hard, infiltrating direction to give the player additional separation on each shot. The Pro V1 is the best made ball in golf with enduring sturdiness.

At the point when Callaway made the Chrome Soft, they were embarking to rehash the craft of golf ball making. The Chrome Soft is the main ball to date with the SoftFast Core giving it amazingly low pressure and the Tour Urethane Cover. The ball takes into account players that need the delicate look about the greens without the dread of losing separation. This ball is ideal for individuals with slower swing speeds and a requirement for control around the greens.

The Nike RZN Black Golf Ball highlights Speedlock Technology with its interlocking RZN center plan that conveys more vitality between the layers for a speedier ball speed and more separation. The cutting edge RZN (sap), now milder for better feel and diminished abundance turn, is a lighter, speedier material intended for more separation and a more reliable, stable ball flight.

In the event that you think your new Nike 20XI or Titleist ProV1’s are the highest point of the tree with regards to costly golf balls then reconsider. When you are on the fairway and have cash to smolder it is the to some degree undignified Dixon Fire eco-golfball which gains the respect as the most costly.

Golf can absolutely be a costly side interest. Between clubs, greens expenses, shoes, and two or three lagers after the round, the dollars can truly include. Golf balls can likewise be a costly thing. Every time you cut a ball into the water, you are flushing cash down the deplete. On the off chance that you lose a few sleeves a round, watch your wallet. While most programmers purchase the slightest costly balls to constrain the harm, there are some top of the line choices out there. In the event that you purchase any of the balls underneath, be careful: you better have the capacity to keep the ball in the fairway or your round might get significantly more costly.