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What are the most important golf clubs to have in the bag?

What Are The Most Important Golf Clubs To Have

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Golfers have the difficult task of narrowing down their golf bags to just 14 clubs. With all of the clubs on the market, how do you take it down to just 14? This is certainly a process that happens over time, but in the meantime, you will want to focus on the clubs that matter the most. If you are curious as to what are the most important golf clubs to have, we have you covered.


Most important golf clubs to have 

The most important golf clubs to have are the driver, 7 iron, pitching wedge, and putter. To round things out to a total of five golf clubs, we also throw in the hybrid. Each of these clubs serves a unique role, and because of that, it makes sense to have all of them in the golf bag.



The driver is the club used to hit off the tee on most par 4’s and par 5’s. The further you can hit the drive down the center of the fairway, the easier it is to get the ball on the green.

Although many players struggle to hit the driver straight, this is an important club and one that is important to learn to hit far.



The hybrid is a relatively new release when it comes to the history of golf clubs. A hybrid is a mix between a fairway wood and an iron. The thing that sets the hybrid apart from all other clubs on the market is the ability to hit a shot out of the rough with complete ease.

The weighting and club head design of a hybrid makes it incredibly easy to launch. This club can save you on a long hole or be exactly what you ended to hit ti close on a par 3.


7 Iron

The 7 iron is a golf club that is used quite a bit for approach shots to the green, as well as a way to get yourself out of trouble from time to time.

With a 7 iron, there is the perfect amount of forgiveness mixed in to make it a very confident club for players. If you are a new player, this is the best club to start learning the game with.


Pitching Wedge

The pitching wedge is used for approach shots as well as chipping and pitching around the green. Pitching wedges have plenty of lofts to make them forgiving, and they allow the ball to stop where you want it as well.

Golfers that can get comfortable with their pitching wedge will typically hit the ball quite close to the hole.



The putter is the most important club in the bag. Regardless of what type of player you are, the putter is the club that gets the ball in the hole.

So many players put the driver or a set of irons before the putter when looking at the clubs that matter, but in reality, the putter will make or break your day out on the golf course.



If you're buying new clubs and you're a beginner the above mentioned clubs are definitely to go with. But if you're not new to the game of golf and you'd like to set up the best combination of 14 golf clubs in your bag, take a look at another article of mine. You can find it in the middle of the article HERE, where I tell my favorite bag setup.

When you choosing the right clubs you also need to consider how far you're hitting each of them. This will help you set up a strategy for a great round of golf. Here's also a table of golf club distances if it helps πŸ˜‰


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