You're Allowed to Carry 14 Clubs on a Golfing Round

When one plays golf, there is a need for different types of golf clubs that each enables the golfer to hit balls to different distances. Of the different types of golf clubs, four categories stand out which include woods, hybrids, irons as well as putters. Another golf club one uses is the wedge that looks like an iron but is also counted among different types of golf clubs. During a round of golf, the golfer is allowed to carry as many as fourteen different clubs.

Why Do I Need Different Clubs?

It may be possible to play many different shots with just one club, but to modify the speed as well as the direction of the swing; it requires different clubs for different purposes. With each different golf club, one can achieve a constant swing as well as different lengths and characteristics of the flight of the ball. To make the choice of which club is easier to use, all irons come in sets of similar clubs that can be graded by loft, shaft length as well as weight.

To identify a particular golf club, a number is given to it and the lower numbers indicate lowest loft and this means a five iron would have less loft than a six iron. Also, many clubs have been designed with faces having different loft and this is what makes the golf ball rise off the ground in a rising trajectory and not the upward direction of the swing. Except for the tee shot, the ball is struck horizontally or in a slightly downward motion.

Most golf sets would include three woods, two wedges, one putter as well as eight irons numbered 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, 8 and 9 as also one pitching wedge. With changing times, golfers now have taken out the two and even the five irons and prefer higher lofted woods, also called fairway woods, and also keep an extra utility wedge on hand.

There are three parts to the golf club and these are the shaft, head and also the grip. The shaft is a narrowed metal tube or graphite fiber and there are also some matrix shafts that consist of both graphite as well as a steel tip. The shaft is about half an inch in diameter near the grip and approximately 35 to 45 inches in length. The end of the shaft that is opposite to its head usually has a rubber, synthetic leather or a complete leather grip for the players to hold the club. Modern grips are made to greatly ease the golfer's comfort levels. The head has a face that makes contact with the ball and some clubs may have two striking faces but they should be identical as well as symmetrical.