Discount golf clubs come in wide variations just like golf clubs that are sold in non-discounted price. Just because it says “discount” doesn’t mean it ranks low in quality and performance.
Here are the basic kinds of golf clubs to start with:
A putter is a kind of golf club that has two striking faces with a loft angled at no more than 10 degrees. A loft is basically the angle at the golf club made from the slant of the club’s vertical plane. Every golf club has a loft designed to lift the ball out of the ground. Putters are designed for low speed and short range hits and its materials and design are meant to deliver a smooth and bounce free stroke. They are used on the green (closely trimmed grass) to roll the golf ball directly into the hole.
The club head of a putter may be made from one material or it may have an insert. Putters have grid lines on the club head as a guide. Its shaft is the only type of golf club shaft allowed to have a bend. The putter’s shaft may be built at the center of the club to be aligned with the ball upon impact. Because putters are so crucial, it is available in every store offering quality discount golf clubs.
Wedges are golf clubs made from iron. They have the shortest shafts and the heaviest club heads. The primary purpose of wedges is to get the ball out of the hazard and into the green. The lofts for wedges are angled high. Depending on the surface it would work on, wedges are classified into lob wedge, approach or gap wedge, sand wedge and lob wedge. Discount golf clubs also offer these kinds of wedges.
Lob wedges have a loft around 60 degrees. They deliver a shot at a high angle. Sand wedges are designed to help the player roll and lift the ball from the sand. It has a loft of about 56 degrees and offers a 10-degree bounce. Typically golf clubs with higher lofts have shorter shafts but some sand wedges are built with longer shafts. The club head is heavy to help the wedge bury itself on the surface to lift the ball.
Gap wedges are the newest addition to golf clubs. Its purpose is to fill the gap of distance and loft between pitching and sand wedge. It has a loft around 52 degrees and offers a slight bounce. Some golfers find gap wedges unnecessary as its performance can be replaced by hitting ¾ pitching wedge shots. The pitching wedge has a loft around 48 degrees with very little bounce. It is suited for short distance shots and delivers high-accuracy shots. Pitching wedges are used on fairways and roughs.
Irons are specifically made if the golfer is less than 200 yards from the green. Irons are classified as numbers 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 irons. The closer the golfer is to the green, the higher the number of the iron should be. Low numbered irons are harder to hit. The club heads and shafts of irons are smaller and shorter than the woods. Irons are available in muscle-back and cavity-back designs.
Hybrids are made from wood and metal. It is touted as a combination of fairway wood and long iron clubs. Hybrid clubs are the most liked club that some golfers even decided to replace 3 and 4 irons with them. The club head is relatively dense. Hybrids are popular and are also available as discount golf clubs.
Rockbottomgolf offers golf hybrid clubs and utility woods at discount prices from brand names such as TaylorMade golf, Callaway golf, Cleveland, Adams, Mizuno and Titleist.