What All The Different Clubs Do

Everything you need to know about getting started in golf: What all the different clubs do

Released on 3/2/2016

Credits

Starring: Kathryn Newton

Transcript

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Whether you're renting clubs, borrowing them,
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or just bought your first set,
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if you haven't played in a while you're probably wondering
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what the purpose is for having so many.
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First, the rules.
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You can carry a lot of clubs
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but the rule book says no more than 14.
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Don't worry, 14 is plenty.
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I'll walk you through what each of these clubs does,
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starting with the longest and ending with the putter.
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I hope you know what that one does
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from your miniature golf days.
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The driver has the biggest head
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and is almost always the longest club.
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The length of a club plays a key role
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in how far it can be hit.
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Driver's a club you use on the tee box
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for par fours and par fives and some really long par threes.
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Because the head is so large,
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it's a good idea to only use this club on the tee box
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if a ball is teed up.
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It's not easy to hit a ball with a driver
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if it's not teed up.
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In the bag, you notice that there's a few other clubs
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that kinda look like the driver
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but, they're smaller and shorter.
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These are the driver mini-me's,
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otherwise known as the fairway woods.
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And remember how I said
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you shouldn't use a driver without a tee?
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You can use a fairway wood for these shots.
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They're designed to get the ball in the air without a tee.
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There's also another group of clubs
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that kinda look like fairway woods
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and these are called hybrids.
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And they do as many of the same things as fairway woods
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but some people prefer them because they're easier to hit.
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It's all personal preference so, give 'em a try.
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They can replace either a long iron, like five iron,
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or a fairway wood.
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They're pretty darn versatile.
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