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A golf club is used by golfers for striking the ball in the game of golf. It comprises a weighted head on one end and has a long shaft on the other end with a grip. Taking a sharp angle to the shaft, the head is fixed sideways to it and the striking face of the head is inclined in such a way that it gives the ball an upward rise. As per the rules of the game, a golfer can carry up to 14 different golf clubs, each one being designed for a particular situation during the game.

Raw Materials Used   
For manufacturing golf clubs, variety of materials such as metals, plastics, ceramics, wood, and composites are used. Based on the mechanical properties such as strength, elasticity, friction, impact resistance, density, etc., different materials are selected for different parts of the clubs.
Golf club heads for drivers and other woods are made from titanium, stainless steel, or graphite, whereas club heads for wedges and irons are made from stainless steel, chrome-plated steel, tungsten, titanium, or a combination of these materials. On the other hand, aluminum, chrome-plated steel, carbon or graphite fiber, or titanium is used in making club shafts.

Various Types of Golf Clubs
Selecting golf clubs is never a problem for golfers, as there are various types of clubs available for different situations in the game.

Irons: These are generally used during the golf training program and as they've more control than drivers and fairway woods; they're also used for shorter distances.
Drivers and Fairway Woods: These clubs are mostly used for hitting longer shots. If the golf hole is 4 to 5 meters away, then most golfers like to use wooden head clubs. The driver or the fairway wood has a loft between 7 to 12 degrees. Professional golfers usually have drivers with less than 10 degrees of loft, which need a lot more skill to hit.

Wedges: They're another form of irons. The first wedge, also known as pitching wedge, is generally between 52 and 56 degrees in loft. Wedges are enormously useful for a short strike in the game.
Hybrids: These are recent innovation to golf. Hybrid is a combination of iron and wood and is an option to a long iron. As hybrids are versatile, they can be used in any situation.
The above mentioned are the various golf clubs available in the market and form an important aspect of golf tips.  
 

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This article was published on 2012/01/13