The World of Golf: How Does a Club Work?

The world of golf is a fascinating one, with an incredible history and a lively present. The game has been around for centuries, and in that time, it has evolved dramatically. One of the most exciting changes to have occurred over time is the development of golf clubs. Golf clubs are made up of three essential components: the shaft, grip, and head. In this post, we will go into detail about how each part works!  Be sure to read more right here on Twin Golfer as we discuss everything golf.

Golf clubs are used to hit a golf ball. The shaft of the club is held by a golfer and connects to the head. The grip, or handle, gives stability during swings (it needs to be damp). During play, there are two shots:

  • the driver shot – where golfers hit balls into a fairway with an average distance of 200 yards;
  • and the putt, the putter is used for the putt.

The Swing

A golfer swings the club in a downward motion, striking the ball with the club’s head. The shaft is held in a golfer’s hands, and they can either use their wrists to swing the club or an arm-and-wrist motion.

The Head of the Club

Golfers strike balls with a golf club by hitting them off of the head. The size and shape of this head vary depending on what shot you are going for. The golf ball is then propelled into the air by the strike.

3 Types of Clubs

  • irons
  • woods
  • and putters.

The Irons

A long, slender club head characterizes iron clubs with a small striking surface. These heads do not have any markings on them and are typically used to hit the ball from short distances. The irons vary in length depending on how far away they need to be struck from the golf hole.

  • pitching wedge – for playing shots that require lofting or high bouncing;
  • approach iron (or “jigger”) – usually smaller than an approach wood; these can also be called lob wedges because of their softness)

Long iron has more loft than other irons and is generally used for distance off the tee and when there’s trouble lining up a shot.
Woods are often used in golf by golfers when attempting to hit the ball as far as possible. A large, flat club head characterizes them with a broad striking surface that is usually painted black and white to distinguish between clubs of different shaft lengths. The woods can be made from any wood but are often called “woods” because they were initially made out of tree branches.

  • driver – has the widest swing radius because it’s set up farther back in your stance than other woods;
  • fairway wood (or just “wood”) – for playing shots into tight lie areas or getting loft on an approach shot;
  • hybrid clubs – have smaller heads with shorter shafts than regular irons and more loft, making them easier to use.

Lastly, we have putters, and the putters are used in golf when the golfer is looking to get the ball into a hole.

  • putter – has a large, flat head with an enlarged striking surface and short shaft;

Now that I have told you about what each club is used for, how they are made out of different materials like metal or wood, how their size can vary from driver to putter, please tell me which one you think is your favorite?

Sand Traps

Most courses have sand traps. These traps are used to slow down the ball as it is coming onto the green.
Many golfers fear getting into one because they think that once they’re in there, it will be hard for them to get out. However, this assumption couldn’t be more wrong.
Today, many sand traps can help you get your balls back with ease by using clubs called “sand wedges.”
We know what you’re thinking now- how does a club like that work? Don’t worry! We’ll explain everything below, and since we want all our readers to learn about how these things work together and how each piece fits.

Sand Wedges

Sand wedges are used in golf when the ball lands in a sand trap. These wedges are often between 60-62 degrees and have a loft of about 50 to 53.
The ball is then put inside the sand trap, which forces it down into the ground. This means that golfers who use these clubs can wait for their ball to come out on its own from under the sand, or they can take matters into their own hands with some clever digging! The secret? Wedging your club behind your ball so you can get them both back up without a fuss.
As long as you’re careful not to hit too hard when using this technique, there shouldn’t be any problems getting one (or two) balls back at all!


Water is probably one of the biggest challenges when on a golf course.
No matter how many times people have been told not to play through the water, we can’t help but do it. The problem is that when you’re in the gazillionth bunker and your ball has gone into a pond; there’s no other way to get it back rather than going for all-out golfing again!
But before you go ahead and sink yourself (and your partner) with this risky maneuver, think about what might be lurking down below. Sure, deep ponds are usually just filled with fish who will swim around as soon as they see an intruder coming their way…but if you hit them too hard, then at best, they’ll fly away from your club – or worse yet – come directly towards you!

How Golf Is Scored

The game of golf can be explained simply as a contest between two points. One point is the hole – that’s what you’re aiming for, and it has an assigned number on the card in front of each teeing ground or putting green. That number starts at one and increases as they go from back to show around the course.  For more details about how the game is scored, you can read: How to score golf handicaps.