There is a wide range of golf clubs, which can be classified into three main groups: woods (for long shots), irons (for intermediate shots, approach shots and delicate shots) and the putter, to finish a hole by putting the ball into the hole once it reaches the green.
Woods golf clubs
Woods are the golf clubs with which greater distance is achieved and are used for longer shots, such as teeing off. Despite their name, they are made of steel or titanium. They are basically classified into two groups:
Driver: the 1 wood or driver, is the longest, most powerful, expensive, difficult to use and with the lowest loft (except for the putter) of the whole bag. It is used for the longest shots. You will find the top golf drivers in our selection.
Fairway woods: the remaining woods, numbered 2 to 11, are called fairway woods. They are designed for long shots such as the second shot of a par 5 or a long par 4. Woods 7 through 11 are often referred to as utility woods.
Hybrid golf clubs are intermediate golf clubs between woods and irons, since they are intended to achieve the distance of woods and the ease of use of irons. They generally replace 1-5 long irons and 3-11 fairway woods.
Irons differ from each other by the loft angle, which causes the ball to take a higher or lower trajectory. The top golf irons are in our dedicated selection. Basically there are two main groups of irons:
Numbered irons: they are numbered from 1 to 9 according to the loft angle, which determines the height and distance of the ball trajectory. The higher the club number, the higher the loft, ranging from 14° for the 1 iron to 41° for the 9 iron. They are mainly used in approach shots for distances between 100 and 180 meters.
Wedges: these are irons with a higher loft angle than the numbered irons and are generally marked with a letter representing their name. The loft of wedges ranges from 45° for the pitching wedge to 64° for the ultra lob wedge. They are used for shots that require little distance, a lot of height, high elevation angle and little displacement of the ball after landing.
In turn, the numbered irons are classified as follows:
- 1 iron or driving iron.
- Long irons: irons 2, 3 and 4.
- Medium irons: irons 5, 6 and 7.
- Short irons: irons 8 and 9.
The wedges are divided into:
- Pitching wedge: loft 45°, bounce 0-3°, 90 m.
- Gap wedge: loft 50°, bounce 0-12°, 80 m.
- Sand wedge: loft 55°, bounce 12-15°, 70 m.
- Lob wedge: loft 60°, bounce 0-4°, 60 m.
- Ultra lob wedge: loft 64°, bounce 0-4°, 50 m.
The putter is the golf club used on the green to put the ball in the hole, and is probably the most personal golf club and offers the most variety in terms of design, material, shape, style, weight, length and grip.