Golf clubs are a very important part of your golf game. For a very long time now the standard set of golf clubs would automatically include 3 woods (the 1, 3, and 5 wood), 10 irons (from the 2 to the 9 iron, PW, SW), and a putter. Is this the set of golf clubs you should play with?
No, that set of golf clubs is not fixed in stone. Everyone is a little different. Golf shots vary over the length of a golf course. Some golf shots require accuracy, some golf shots require distance, some shots may even need both. Other factors include hitting from a tee, hitting from a bunker, hitting from the fairway, hitting from the dreaded rough, needing to go over water or a tree or needing roll or no roll. You might even need back roll on your shot instead of front roll.
But of course the other factor that comes into play is you and your golf swing. Some people are beginners. Some have played for a number years and are intermediate golfers, while others are expert or professional golfers. A true beginner needs a lot of help and forgiveness from a golf club. Expert golfers can use a less forgiving club and shape their shot to exactly what they need. You need to be honest with yourself as to where your skills lie and what your capabilities are when on a golf course.
Some people wonder which clubs are the most important ones. For most golfers that club is probably the putter. Statistically speaking, out of 100 shots the average golfer uses the putter 35 to 40% of the time. having a good putter [and the right one for you] can make a lot of difference.
The next most important club for most golfers is the driver, also known as the #1 Wood. That club gives you your first shot on every hole. Statistics again tell us that the average golfer uses his driver 12 to 20% of the time, depending on his skill level. Again, you need a good driver that matches your skill levels. Do you naturally get a lot of distance but have trouble keeping it on course? Or do you have a lot of accuracy but very little distance on your tee shots? The right answer will lead you to a golf driver that can help your golf game.
if you have a difficult time getting to the greens in a regulation number of golf strokes, then you may need also to look at the various types of golf wedges with your specific needs in mind. Wedges can have various loft angles but they can also vary in head size. A larger head obviously gives you a larger sweet spot along with extra weight and more forgiveness in your shot. But a larger head can also make it harder to shake your shot and he can get entangled in the grass a lot easier. These are the kind of trade-offs you have to keep in mind.
Analyze your own game of golf, how you hit your shots and then go looking for clubs that will improve your weaknesses and play up your strengths.