After you have been hitting golf balls on the driving range for some time and feeling like this is your sport. Next thing after you learn swings at driving range is to understand some basic golf clubs is a must.
They are types of golf club, woods (including the driver), irons, hybrids, wedges and putters. Here I am going to explain in easiest way that I think make beginners less complicated as possible , and able to pick up club to use in your first few rounds .
The golf clubs called "woods" includes the driver and the fairway woods. (They are called woods because before
( quite longtime ago) the club head made of wood ,even though these day their clubheads are no longer made of wood but still called woods) they are used for the longest shots, including strokes played from the teeing ground.
Irons come in numbered sets, usually ranging from 4-iron through 9-iron or pitching wedge. They have smaller clubheads than woods, Irons have angled faces (called "loft") They are basically used on shots from the fairway, or for tee shots on short holes
this type clubs are the newest category of golf club. They became mainstream only around the turn of the 21st century(WikipediaGolf,2022) .Hybrid is sometimes called utility clubs or rescue clubs. Hybrids are numbered like irons ,that's because hybrids are considered "iron-replacement clubs. It is most likely as a replacement for the long irons (2-, 3-, 4- or 5-irons).
Includes the pitching wedge, gap wedge, sand wedge and lob wedges. They are look like iron but just more severely angled ( loft). The wedges are the highest-lofted golf clubs. They are used for shorter approach shots into greens, for chips and pitches around greens, and for playing out of sand bunkers.
Putters are used for putting. The clubs that golfers use on the putting greens, for the last strokes played on a golf hole – for putting the ball into the hole.