Perhaps you have been watching golf for quite a while now. One of the things you will observe is that players bring and use a multitude of clubs. As a golfing newbie, probably the first thing that you would ask is this: do they actually need and use all of those clubs? Ask those who have been around the game for a while, and they would tell you that you’ll need every single club that’s in your bag at one point or another. To better understand the logic and usefulness of having a full complement of Hybrid clubs, it would be necessary to take a closer look on how they are developed.
Clubs are designed in different ways to perform particular tasks while you are at the golf course. Each piece in a set is used in particular situations to give a golfer a tactical advantage while playing. There are 3 ways to classify them depending on their design and function.
1. Driver- These clubs are constructed to propel the ball as far as possible. Used when teeing off in a hole, the main purpose for designing drivers is to carry the ball as close to the hole as possible. The design of these clubs is designed accordingly. They have long handles that create maximum torque during a swing, and they have flat and massive heads that make strong strokes effortless. With the help of woods, the ball can easily reach hundreds of yards on a single swing.
2. Iron- While the wood is designed for maximum horizontal travel, the iron is designed for making the ball travel a vertical trajectory. The length of these clubs is slightly shorter than those found in a wood club, and they have heads that are angled to propel the ball upwards. Irons have the most variety among all clubs. Low-numbered clubs perform almost like drivers, albeit with a little more orientation to elevation than distance. High-numbered clubs, including wedges, are designed to propel the ball on a high trajectory. Irons are used to clear obstacles, get out of bunkers, and set up for putts.
3. Putter- The putter is designed for completing short-distance shots called putts. They are used to close out holes, especially when the distance between the player and the hole is only 100 feet or less. In contrast to drivers and irons where maximum power and distance is the primary priority, the putter’s design is tailor made for stability and precision. The grip is created in such a way that the golfer’s aim is steadied, and the head is designed to strike the ball cleanly and make it roll smoothly to the hole.
Technology used in Hybrid clubs have steadily grew over the history of the sport. There used to be a time when these clubs are made of wood, but the material used in them has also significantly evolved over time. The most basic material used in these clubs is steel as they are strong, durable, and relatively affordable. However, new materials such as aluminum, titanium, composite resin, and carbon fiber are now also being used for making clubs. While these modern materials are significantly more expensive, they provide a competitive advantage because they are much lighter. It is a matter of budget and personal preference on which material is best for creating an ideal golf club.
Every single bit of technological improvement bestowed on golf clubs is made with the goal of improving both the game and the player. Still, no matter how advanced a set of Hybrid clubs are, it is still up to its wielder to maximize its full potential. Selecting the right set is all about where its user would be most comfortable. It is also up to the player on how they would practice their stroke and when they would select the right club at the right time. The pick-up here is this: the golfer, not his/her equipment, that determines success in the game of golf.