Honestly, the first time I got to play golf is with the kids in our living room. Via wii…we learned the terminology, rules and a lot more about the sport, more than just the best golf sunglasses there is. The first golf drivers or clubs we got ahold of are those plastic attachments for the Wii golf game.
There are a handful types of clubs that serve a particular purpose. There’s wood, iron, wedge, hybrid, chipper and putter. And here, we’ve been using just one type every time we play, via wii or on mini golf courses.
Woods are meant to drive the ball a great distance down the fairway towards the hole. They generally have a large head and a long shaft for maximum speed.
Iron clubs are appropriate for shots approaching the green or from more difficult landscapes such as the rough, through or over trees, or the base of hills.
Wedges are for short-distance play – from close-cut grass on a terrain level similar to that of the green.
Hybrids are a cross between a wood and an iron so you get to use it instead of high-numbered woods or low-numbered irons.
Chippers are for low-speed swings to lift the ball a short distance about 25 yards/23 meters, onto the green.
Putters are used to roll the ball along the grass, generally from a point on the putting green towards the cup.
I have yet a lot to learn about golf and playing it, the kids know the terms used and I would often just ask them. I think I’ll start with identifying the clubs…just by the way they look.