What clubs to take to the driving range

To get the best out of a Saturday afternoon at the driving range, a golfer needs to identify what clubs to take to the driving range. The right set of golf clubs will complement your swing. Putting, for example, can be nothing but hard with an inappropriate putter.  So how does a golfer decide on the right set of golf clubs? We will answer this question and more in this article.

But first, the golfer must choose what clubs to take to the driving range from these six categories that make up a golf set.

The Putter

An ideal putter for the driving range should match the golfer’s stroke. This putter should not over-rotate with every stroke. Instead, it should stay fixated at the target line or point towards the sky.

Putters are differentiated based on their weights. The right weight will stabilize the club and achieve an accurate stroke.

If you are struggling with an over-rotating putter, you should consider using a face-balanced putter. On the other hand, a golfer who finds it hard to achieve enough rotation for his stroke should consider acquiring a toe-down putter.

The Wedges

A pitching, sand, gap, lob, or a mix or all these wedges have a loft ranging between 45 degrees to 64 degrees. These wedges though not always necessary, come in handy when a golfer makes those below par shots. Hence, when practicing at the driving range, you should opt for wedges that deliver precision, has a center of gravity that adjusts well to the different lofts, has excellent spin control, and forgiving design.

The Driver

The driver is the most expensive golf club in the set. It must rank highly in various attributes. You should choose a driver that has a more forgiving swing. The driver comes in handy in fixing a sliced golf shot and saves you the frustration associated with such a shot.

It should also have a reasonable price. Finally, pick a driver that allows you to make adjustments on the club, either the loft or face angle to various positions.  

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The Iron

The choice of iron depends on how far the golfer intends to drive the ball.

Below is a guide that a golfer can use to choose his set of irons to the driving range:

ClubAverage Distance – MenAverage Distance – Women
2-iron190 yardsNot recommended
3-iron170 yardsNot recommended
4-iron170 yards150 yards
5-iron160 yards140 yards
6-iron150 yards130 yards
7-iron140 yards120 yards
8-iron130 yards110 yards
9-iron120 yards100 yards

The Fairway Woods

The fairway woods’ loft degrees vary according to the distance of the throw. The lower the loft angle, the longer the shot expected. The right choice of fairway woods must also be easy to control. 3, 4, 5, and 7-woods are the best pick for beginners.

The Hybrid

A low handicap golfer cannot miss hybrid clubs in his golf bag.  Choose a hybrid club that will substitute for long irons and woods correctly. They are versatile and more accurate off the tee.

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