A golf club is a tool used by golfers to strike the golf ball. A typical set of golf clubs in a players’ bag consists of 3 woods, seven irons, 1 hybrid and a putter. Golf iron sets usually consist of 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 irons and a pitching wedge.
Irons differ from other clubs due to their club heads with deeper grooves that extend to the face from toe to heel and run parallel from top to bottom. The grooves help you control your shot by generating the spin on the golf ball.
Golf iron sets generally come in 6 to 8 individual irons numbered from 3 through 9 and a pitching wedge (PW). The number of the golf club indicates how high the shot it produces and how far the shot travels. The number corresponds to the angle of the loft. A higher number indicates a greater loft angle. A higher loft also means that the ball will fly higher but on a shorter distance. This is why irons are typically used when you are closer to the hole as the thin, small heads of irons help in producing a more accurate shot.
To help you choose the golf iron sets based on your skills, you should be aware of these basic iron types:
- Maximum Game Improvement Irons – These are the so-called Cavity Back because they are designed to have a large hollow part at the back of the club head, which is known as cavity. These iron types are ideal for beginners and those with 25 or higher handicaps. It is easier to hit and more forgiving because of their enlarged sole and top line.
- Game Improvement Irons – These are the most popular golf iron sets. They have thinner and compact sole and top line with smaller cavity back. They are ideal for those with 5 to 25 handicap.
- Player’s Irons – These are cavity muscle back or muscle back irons, also known as blade. These irons are mostly used by professionals and highly skilled golfers. They typically have no cavity and their back is flat, making them harder to use. However, when used properly, these irons offer better results and feel compared to a cavity back.
To help you choose further, you must know about the club components.
Grip – This is the rubber cover at the topmost end of the shaft where you hold to or grip. It is identified according to the size of the player’s hand: Standard, Midsize, Jumbo or Oversize. This part of the club has one sole purpose, to let you effectively grip the club.
Shaft – This is the cylindrical piece of metal wherein the grip is attached to. Its length varies per design and comes in various flexes. Some clubs are stiffer or more flexible than the others. Golf clubs are labeled according to their flex and who are using them: S-stiff, X- extra stiff, R-Regular, L- ladies, A- amateur and S- Senior.
If you are not sure which flex suits you, contact Rockbottomgolf. They offer a variety of golf iron sets with different brands such as Adams, Cobra, Wilson and Taylor Made.
Hosel – This connects the shaft to the club head. It affects the lie angle of the club. You need your lie angle adjusted based on your arm length, swing style and height. You can choose from upright lie wherein the shaft is bent to increase the angle or flat when you need the angle decreased.
Club head – This part of the club is the one, which hits the ball. It affects the height and distance the ball will travel. This is the main feature of a club and usually the first thing that players look into. Club heads are designed according to the technology and design of each manufacturer. They are also designed based on the ability of the player. No matter what the design or technology is, they all have the same purpose – to hit the ball and strike it forward.
It is important to know these components as they all affect your success in the golf course. Rockbottomgolf covers all you golf club needs and they also provide great discounts on all brands.