The Different Types of Golf Clubs

According to the rules of golf we are all allowed to carry a maximum of fourteen clubs in your golf bag. Learn what the 14 clubs are the role each club plays in the game of Golf

The Putter

In the game of golf, the ability to putt well might mean the difference between making it and breaking it. After all, it is here that the majority of strokes are made.

A putter is the club that is used on or near the putting green. The putting green accounts for over 45 percent of your score, while the putter accounts for nearly 50 percent of a golfer's shots. Because the putter has a low loft, the ball does not bounce up when you hit it, making putting easier. The blade putter (with a small head) and the mallet putter (with a large head) are the two varieties of putter head designs. The latter provides more forgiveness on mishits, making it excellent for beginners and intermediates.


Wedges are the highest-lofted clubs in a set of golf clubs, designed for short approach shots. (30-120 Yards)

Wedges are similar to irons, but with a higher loft. They are more accurate and produce more spin than standard irons. They're utilized when you're very close to the green and want to chip and pitch your way around the greens, as well as to get out of or avoid hazards. They're great for shots that demand a low distance and a high trajectory.

Sand Wedge

Sand wedges have a loft angle of around 56 degrees. In many circumstances, the sand wedge will be the club in the bag with the highest loft angle.

One of its primary functions is to hit from the sand in bunkers, as the name suggests. Sand wedges have a larger, more rounded sole to help with this, allowing the club to go beneath sand but bounce back out the other side instead of becoming caught in it.


Irons are used on practically every hole, and they cover all distances from short to long. Their most common application is from the fairway to the greens.

The numbering of irons is normally from 3 to 9. The loft increases from 3 to 9 as the distance decreases, similar to the woods. Super game-improvement irons, game-improvement irons, intermediate irons, and players irons are the different types of irons, with the forgiveness diminishing as you progress.


Hybrids are a cross between fairway woods and irons, combining the loft and shaft length of the irons with the head of the fairway woods.

Hybrids give you more control without sacrificing distance or trajectory. They are used by golfers as an alternative to the difficult-to-control 3- and 4-irons.

Fairway Woods

Fairway woods are used to hit a fairway shot. They are typically used to hit the first shot after teeing off, but some golfers also use them to tee off when they require more control over the shot.

Fairway woods are well-known for their great control and ability to make long shots. Woods are numbered from 2 to 9 (11-woods are also available but are rarely used), and the higher the number, the higher the loft. The more loft, the shorter the distance and the higher the trajectory.

The Driver

Drivers are built of a variety of materials and come in a variety of sizes and designs.

The driver (also known as a 1-wood) is the longest club in the game and has the lowest loft of any club in the game. The driver is only used for one thing: teeing off! This club generates the most distance, height, and sidespin, all of which are perfect for long shots. The club's power stems from the fact that it has the greatest membership of any club.

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