How to know what club to use?
The sheer variety of golf clubs you need can be overwhelming; after you have all the clubs you need and you hit the golf course, how do you know which club to use for each shot? The following table gives you a quick guide to the kinds of clubs in your bag and the shots you take with them.
What It’s For
|Driver||Teeing off — and very occasionally hitting from a good lie in the fairway|
|Hybrid club||Getting shots of 150+ yards airborne|
|2- to 9-iron||Hitting toward the green, usually from 120–190 yards away — use low-numbered irons for longer shots, high-numbered irons for shorter shots|
|Wedges||Hitting short, high shots from near the green or from sand bunkers|
|Putter||Rolling the ball into the hole after it’s on the green (or occasionally from just off the green)|