Putter, Driver and Wedge

What are the three most important golf clubs in your bag?

The answer is above, it might not be in the same order preference for every golfer but it should always be Putter, Driver and Wedge.

To play at your best, all three of these golf clubs must fit you and your game.

Let’s take a quick look at all three golf clubs.

Putter

Rule number one, “if it’s not broken don’t fix it”.

If you’re averaging two or less putts per hole and you don’t get overly worried by a 5-foot putt, (in fact, you’re surprised rather than disappointed when a 5-foot putt doesn’t drop) and if you have more good putting days than bad, then leave this aspect of your game alone.

If the above does not describe your putting, then putting is probably not an instinctive or natural part of your game and you’re going to need some help; nothing saps the confidence of a golfer more then a prolonged spell of three putting and missed short putts.

Here are the 3 steps to better putting, a reduced handicap and improving your demeanor on the golf course

These three commonsense steps will cost you a lot less than the latest driver being marketed in this months glossy golf magazine and will definitely do your game a lot more good, pound for pound these steps are one of the best game investments you can make.

Driver

In days of old, even before 9 irons were called Niblicks and 3 woods were Spoons, a Driver was called a Play Club.

It was called a Play Club because its purpose was to put the ball in play from the tee ensuring the best possible position for the second shot in.

A club maker of yesterday commissioned to a build a Play Club would certainly take into account his client’s swing needs and ability, he would want to ensure his client had a club head with the right amount of loft, fitted to a shaft with the correct flex and length.

The club maker would build a Play Club that would allow his client to hit the ball as far as he/she was able, while keeping the ball on the fairway.

The raw materials and technology may have changed for the modern club maker but the principles of fitting clients with the best possible golf clubs have not.

At Amigo4Golf I will ensure the club you stand on the tee with will give you maximum length, while keeping your ball in play.

You should never underestimate the importance of a good tee shot, on an average golf course, you’re going to be hitting 14 long tee shots and they should be filling you with confidence and your opponents with dread.

Wedge

This section should really read Wedge System.

A wedge should have its own identity and not necessarily have the same characteristics as the rest of the irons in your bag.

A typical modern wedge system would probably have four wedges; 2 Pitching Wedges (one with 4degs more loft than the other), a Sand Wedge (its design depending on sand type and players skill level) and a Lob Wedge (designed to deliver a high trajectory shot), as with everything in golf there are no standards and the Wedge System described above will differ depending on a player’s skill level.

Your wedges should be heavier than your other irons with a greater swing-weight (more weight in the head) to give more feel in the club head and encourage a consistent swing tempo.

It would not be unusual for a golfer using graphite shafts in their irons to have a heavier steel shaft in a wedge.

The length of the shaft should be the same throughout the wedge system as should the lie angle.

The wedge system should be considered an essential part of your shot making and shot saving game, once you have the right wedges in your bag you should take time out to get used to them.

You should at least know the yardage for each wedge with a full, 3 and 1 swing, this information alone could save the average golfer a couple of shots a round.

Should those delicate little shots around the green not be your forte, go and see a good short game coach, he/she will help you get even more from your wedge system.

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