Different Types of Golf Club in a Golfer’s Bag

Golf is a pretty intricate sport where a serious level of skill and precision are required. Because of the various different distances and terrain types a golfer will need to handle in a given game, golfers use all kinds of different golf clubs to achieve different types of shot. In serious golf competitions, golfers are usually limited to carrying 14 clubs, however casual golfers may have even more than this, which is why caddies who look after a golfer’s kit and golf carts to transport both people and clubs around are so necessary!

If you are thinking of taking up golf, or are simply curious as to what the names of and reasons for all of those different clubs in your friends’ golfing set are, then here are the main types and where they would be used:

Drivers

The driver has the longest ‘shaft’ (the long bar that makes up the body of the club) of all the clubs, and is designed for hitting balls long distances off of a tee. A golfer will usually just carry one driver. In a modern set of clubs, the driver will have a head made of a lightweight material like carbon fiber, however historically these clubs would have a hardwood head.

Fairway Woods

putting gripThe driver is considered the ’1 wood’, and then the next long range golf clubs are the fairway woods, which are the 2, 3, 4, and 5 woods. Most golfers these days will only carry two woods, usually the 3 wood and the 5 wood, though some only carry one, and those who aren’t restricted by a 14 club rule may carry all of them. They are used for long distance shots, but from the ground rather than from the tee.

Irons

Irons are the most commonly used clubs in the average game, and are numbered from 1 to 9, with the 1 iron being the longest and the 9 the shortest. Few golfers carry the 1, 2 or 3 irons any more, as advances in kit design have made them pretty much redundant. Irons have flat heads rather than the rounded kind found on woods and drivers, and they are used for precision shots of varying distances.

Wedges

Wedges are designed for when a golfer needs to get under the ball and scoop it up high, for example if the ball is in a sand trap or bunker. Indeed, there is a specific wedge called a sand wedge used for sand shots.

Putters

For many golfers, the putter is the most loved club, but also the one that can cause the most frustration, as it is used for very precise short range shots, usually intended to get the ball into the hole! They are usually the shortest clubs, however some modern golfers use long putters which allow for a different style of play.

With so many clubs to choose, carry and swap between during a game of golf, it is no wonder that it is considered good exercise, due to all the walking and carrying! Luckily for golfers who want to get through their games faster and without all the hefting around of clubs, there are those golf cart wheels to take the strain instead!

Using Golf As An Educational Platform

Golf is a sport which has always split opinion; either loved or loathed, it is rare to come across someone who is indifferent to golf as a spectacle. Famously, Oscar Wilde once said that “golf is a good walk spoiled” and there is no better quotation to show the kind of divide there is when looking at the sport. However, if you are a fan who happens to have young children, it may be worthwhile trying to get them involved in playing from an early age. Not only can such family activities act as a bonding exercise, but also there are plenty of educational aspects to the game which children would profit from in the long term.

Maths – Getting Your Head Around the Scoring System

Golf is one of the few sports where achieving a low score is the aim of the game, with each hole on the eighteen hole circuit given a par, or a number of shots it is expected to take the average player to complete the hole in. This is then added up over the course of the entire game to create a final score, which will hopefully see the player achieve a negative score, meaning they were able to complete the holes in front of them in fewer shots than it was expected.

With mathematics being one of the most vital skills children are taught at school, it is important that parents put their children in situations outside of a school context where they can apply the kind of analytical thinking they are expected to show during the week and golf enables this. By letting your child keep score throughout the day’s play, there is a strong possibility you will witness an increased understanding of the mathematical curriculum they are tested on throughout their time at school.

Geography – Great Weather for It

Golf also differs from a large majority of sports in that is held entirely outdoors, rather than in a stadium or arena where the roof can be closed if weather is not ideal for the necessary conditions. For example, the majority of stadiums used in the FIFA World Cup tournaments now have roofs which can be closed in advance of a match if the weather forecast predicts poor conditions. As golf does not enjoy this luxury, players are often seen playing in difficult conditions, whether it be heavy rain or strong winds.

By introducing children to golf at an early age, they are likely to begin taking an interest in weather forecasts when they are looking to head off for a round of golf during the weekend. This will increase their own understanding of certain geographical issues surrounding the weather and could in fact inspire them to look into specialising in such an area at a later time in life. With the weather being a stable part of the geography curriculum at schools, having an interest in this area from childhood is likely to mean this area of the syllabus at least will be something your child would thrive in.

This educational aspect to the sport is something which is often overlooked, but if you can interest your children from an early age they are likely to reap the rewards, and of course the more they play, the better they will be. Before you know it you may be in need of some storage room for the golf trophies they are accumulating, and of course, this will increase their self-esteem levels, which is another vital aspect of growing up. All in all, involving you child in golf early seems to be a ‘no brainer’.

 

DIY Golf Cart Repairs

DIY Golf Cart Repairs

Some families own a golf cart for driving around a large property or a vacation home area, such as a lake or beach. Others have one at home and use it for getting around the neighbourhood, perhaps to a neighbour’s house or to the local pool. In all cases, golf carts that are used on streets, even small residential streets, are required to be in compliance with the traffic laws in that county or city. Because of this, people are now taking it into their own hands to repair golf carts when the time comes. Golf cart repair kits are available online for many different makes and models.

Doing your own repairs on the golf cart can save you a lot of time and money. Usually, a mechanic for a golf cart comes to the home, which can cost a lot more than you may be planning. This is essentially a house call. Since you can’t operate a golf cart on highways or feeder roads, it’s often required for the golf cart mechanic to make a house call to repair the cart. This leads to high costs. Why pay a premium when you are able to do the same thing on your own?

Buy Golf Cart Repair Kit Online

Know the model of your golf cart. This is the most important thing to keep in mind when choosing the right golf cart repair kit online. Knowing the model is crucial to ensuring you get the right parts home. Any worthwhile online store that sells golf cart repair kits will have a guide properly displaying the things to look for to determine which model of golf cart you drive.
Watch YouTube videos and other online resources. There are a plethora of resources out there that walk you through the basic DIY repairs for golf carts. Learn these things early on when the first repairs are required for your golf cart. You will find that it saves you a lot of money and time in the end. Buying a golf cart is an investment and with proper care, it can last you a very long time, just like a car.

Tell your kids to be careful. Nothing will cause wear and tear on a golf cart faster than mindless tweens and teens. If it’s primarily your kids that drive the golf cart around the neighborhood, go over safety measures with them, as well as the things they need to keep an eye out for to make sure the golf cart stays in good condition. If you’re working and busy with family and friends, and do not regularly drive the cart, there’s a chance you won’t notice things like a dead headlight or low tire. Teach your kids to be responsible for this privilege and show them how to properly treat the golf cart so it lasts a long time.
With proper care, a golf cart can last a very long time for you and your family. Ordering golf cart parts online for DIY repairs cuts down on costs.

Learn how to putt the pro golfer way

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The world of golf is great fun, but if your putting is letting you down it can be downright FRUSTRATING!

Most of the standard ways to learn golf don’t tell you that there are simple tips and tricks that you need to get right and this will get you putting like a pro in no time.

Often when you learn how to golf the focus is on getting your golf swing right. But being able to drive is not the only important aspect of golf! There’s so much more to it – having a strong putting game is essential too lowering your handicap.
Even if you’ve tried learning to putt, it’s FRUSTRATING and CONFUSING! Because there’s so much conflicting advice and different strategies.

Even if you’ve been for a couple of lessons and to the driving range there’s still a huge gap between being able to drive the ball and being able to play a decent round of golf.

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The Facts About Learning How to Putt
Learning golf is easy if you go about it the right way, but chances are:

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