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Choose Your Clubs To Suit Your Individual Game
Historically, for more than a hundred years golf has been played with basically the same set of clubs. The traditional set includes 3 woods (1, 3, 5), 11 irons (2-9, PW, SW) and a putter.
Does this configuration necessarily work for everyone. No way! It is time to take a fresh approach to what a golf club set configuration can and should be. Rather than selecting clubs based purely on "tradition", why not choose clubs based on what YOUR golf game requires.
To play the game of golf requires many different shots. Sometimes a shot requires distance and sometimes accuracy. Some shots we hit from a tee, some from short grass and some from ungodly places like sand, rough and dry dirt (hardpan). Each of these situations require the use of a different club. Based on our own abilities, some shots will be relatively easy and some will be very difficult.
Should the shot require a 200 yard carry over water to a tight pin on a small green, the correct club for a beginner, intermediate or advanced golfer will be different. The beginner will need all the help and forgiveness possible (they might even need 2 shots). The intermediate may need a little less forgiveness but still wants to be comfortable with their club. The advanced player may want more subtle characteristics like feel and clubhead response that a beginner cannot even imagine. In the past all three golfers were left with only a few choices. Thankfully today there are a good deal more to choose from.
App submitted Tue 24 Jul '12