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  1. Aug 2023
    1. Types of Golf WedgesPitching Wedge (PW)Gap Wedge (GW)Sand Wedge (SW)Lob Wedge (LW)
    2. Wedges form a category of golf clubs designed to send the ball onto the green from shorter distances. Their shafts are shorter than on irons, their club face angle loftier, and at least a few of them will generally find their way into a golfer’s bag.


    1. Handicap Definition<img decoding="async" class="alignright size-medium wp-image-8743 lazyload" src="https://www.golfdistillery.com/wp-content/uploads/handicap-full-procedure-2020-300x300.png" alt="Procedure to calculate your Handicap Index in golf" width="300" height="300" srcset="https://www.golfdistillery.com/wp-content/uploads/handicap-full-procedure-2020-300x300.png 300w, https://www.golfdistillery.com/wp-content/uploads/handicap-full-procedure-2020-150x150.png 150w, https://www.golfdistillery.com/wp-content/uploads/handicap-full-procedure-2020.png 576w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" />A golfer’s handicap is a number used to quickly give an indication of the golfer’s potential at a given point in time.The higher the number, the more strokes a golfer is expected to require in finishing up a round, and therefore the worse he is. It is used in Net competitions as a way to level off the field and provide every golfer a chance at winning.

      Handicap Golf

    1. A typical golfer will usually make room for three such clubs in his bag, and the classical makeup of those would be the 1-Wood, also known as the driver, a 3-Wood and a 5-Wood

      woods and driver

    2. A category of golf clubs that includes the driver and the fairway woods. Compared to the other types of clubs woods are longer and feature bigger and rounder clubheads that are designed to shoot the ball over long distances.
    1. When players talk about ‘feel’ in irons, they tend to be talking about knowing when a ball has been hit off-centre. Golfers want to hit the ball out of the middle of the clubface to achieve the maximum distance and desired trajectory. But some of the bigger-headed irons are so forgiving that they hit the ball pretty straight even when hit off the toe or the heel.

      Feel is important to get feedback if your shot was done right.

    2. Forged Irons Forging involves taking a piece of soft steel and stamping or beating it into shape. Because the steel used in forging is so much softer (due to the higher carbon content), some players claim that forged clubs offer better ‘feel’. The process of forging is more labour-intensive which is why they generally cost more.
    3. Perimeter-weighted Then someone had a bright idea. What if we place more weight around the perimeter of the head? That way, if you mistakenly hit the ball from the toe of the heel rather than right out of the middle of the face, the momentum of this extra weight will prevent the clubhead from twisting as much at impact. Would that make life easier?
    4. You do sometimes still see 1 and 2 irons, but they are generally used by better players so let’s try and keep it simple.
    5. Overview of Irons Which Model? Iron Manufacture Steel or Graphite shafts Shaft Flex Loft and Lie
    6. Irons buyers' guide
    1. As a rule, shorter golfers will generally benefit from slightly flatter lies; taller golfers may need more upright clubs. If you want to check quickly have someone take a photo of your clubface when you're naturally over the ball. If the grooves are level then the clubs suit your stance, if they pointing up (from heel to toe) then you might need flatter clubs, if the point down (heel to toe) then you might need more upright. You can also check with tape on the sole of your clubs. The tape will wear through where the sole impact the ground - and then the same as above applies. If you find your clubs need their lie angle changing, most PGA Professionals will be able to do this in a few minutes using a particular bending vice.

      Shorter or Taller Golfer

    2. What is lie angle? It's with lie angle that things get a little more complicated, but in lay man's terms, it is the angle created between the shaft and the ground. It is important because a lie angle that's too flat or upright will cause the wrong part of the clubhead (toe or heel) to come into contact with the ground first.
    3. What is loft? The loft of a golf club is the angle created between the clubface and the ground - and will be different for every club in your bag. The loft will have a direct impact on the distance the ball travels - the lower the loft, the further the ball will go. Your driver will have about 10-degrees of loft and will hit the ball the furthest. Your wedges, on the other hand, could have as much as 60-degrees of loft and will hit the ball the highest, but not very far. All the other clubs in your bag will fill the 50-degree gap between these clubs, ideally in even gaps to make sure you have a club to hit any distance you need. It's worth noting that not all golf clubs have the loft on them, some (mainly irons) only have a number or letter on them. To make things more complicated, a 7-iron from a set of Callaway irons is not necessarily the same as one from a set of TaylorMade irons. The table below demonstrated this.


    4. Although golf clubs are lumps of metal on a shaft, every millimetre of the clubhead is sculpted to the tightest of manufacturing tolerance to make sure they perform as expected, when required. Two of the major influences on how you golf ball launches, flies, and spins are the loft and lie angle. These terms can be challenging to get your head around (primarily lie angle) but a fundamental understanding of how they change the dynamics of golf can be advantageous.
    5. Guides & Advice Buyer's GuideBuyer's GuideLoft and lie buyers' guide require(['jquery'], function($){ $(document).ready(function () { var title = $(".category-title-hidden").data("text"); var category=$(".category-breadcrumbs-post").data("category"); if(title !== undefined){ $( ".list-breadcrumbs" ).append( '<li class="last hide-for-medium mobile-nav"><a href="https://www.golfbidder.co.uk/guides-and-advice" class="link-button">Guides & Advice</li>' ); $( ".list-breadcrumbs" ).append( '<li class="last show-for-medium item-breadcrumbs">'+title+'</li>' ); } if(category !== undefined){ var slug=$(".category-breadcrumbs-post").data("slug"); var post=$(".post-title-hidden").data("text"); $( ".list-breadcrumbs" ).append( '<li class="last hide-for-medium mobile-nav"><a href="https://www.golfbidder.co.uk/guides-and-advice/'+slug+'" class="link-button"><span>'+category+'</span></li>' ); $( ".list-breadcrumbs" ).append( '<li class="show-for-medium item-breadcrumbs"><a href="https://www.golfbidder.co.uk/guides-and-advice/'+slug+'" class="link-button"><span>'+category+'</span></a></li><li class="last show-for-medium item-breadcrumbs"><span>'+post+'</span></li>' ); } }) }) Loft and lie buyers' guide
    1. Pitching Wedge The pitching wedge is often the final and most lofted club in most modern iron sets. Pitching wedges are generally in the range of 44 to 48 degrees loft and used for hitting the longest wedge shots into a green. Pitching wedges are also quite handy for short pitch and run shots around the green. Sand Wedge The sand wedge is more lofted than a pitching wedge, generally between 54 and 58 degrees. As the name suggests, one of its main functions is to hit from the sand in bunkers. To help with this you'll notice sand wedges have a wider, more rounded sole which allows the club to slide under sand but bounce back out the other side rather that getting stuck in it. This of course is not their exclusive use. Sand wedges can be used of regular wedge shots, they’ll just go a shorter distance because of their increased loft. Gap / Approach Wedge The next wedge is called a Gap Wedge. If your pitching wedge is 46- degrees and your sand wedge 54-degrees there will be a distance gap of about 30 yards between these clubs. A gap wedge is designed to bridge that 30 yard "gap". Your gap wedge will have more loft than your pitching wedge and less loft than your sand wedge. In our example a 50-degree gap wedge would do perfectly! Gap Wedges are also known as approach or utility wedges but "gap" is a very handy way to remember them because that's what they do. Lob Wedges The final wedge is known as a lob wedge and will be the most lofted club in your bag. Coming in from between 58 and 62-degrees, as the name suggests they are used for very short approach shots where you need to send the ball up high in the air so that it drops and stops quickly on the green. So there you are, pitching wedges to go long, sand wedges for bunkers and shots that go short, gap wedges which go in between and lob wedges for the spectacular aerial shots around the green.
    2. What's the difference between PW, AW, SW, & LW? Thomas Tanner Mar 02, 2018 3 minutes Wedges are the clubs used for the shorter and more accurate shots in golf. Approach shots, chip shots, pitch shots, bunker shots, lob shots to mention just a few. There are different types of wedges generally defined by the lofts they have. This is measured in degrees and each one is designed to do a certain job. Understanding the different types of wedges and knowing a little about their degree of loft can help you choose the most appropriate one for any situation which may arise on the course.
  2. Jan 2022
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  3. Nov 2021
    1. But the influence Topgolf has had in welcoming players to its fun, social, non-intimidating version of golf is undeniable, with off-course participation (a figure that also includes regular driving ranges and indoor golf simulators) up a healthy 11.1% in 2016.

      Topgolf is essentially a change in perspective to the actual game of golf.

  4. Jul 2021
    1. Sergio: Did you ever work in the US?Rodolfo: Yeah, I worked all the time, I never stopped. One of the first jobs I had…My uncle worked at a restaurant called, Baker's Square in Chicago. It was on the corner of Tui and Pratt. I really, really, really wanted—I think I was in fifth or sixth grade—a phone. I wanted a phone, it’s called the Psychic Slide. Phones used to flip, but this one slides. I wasn't gonna ask my mom for it, so I asked my uncle. "Hey man, I know you work at Baker's Square and I know around the holiday season it gets really busy. Can I help you? Can I go?" He's like, "Well, yeah, if you want." I used to wake up like 3:00 in the morning, and I used to go and help him out. After that, I really liked making money and I really liked dressing nice, I liked having my nice haircut or whatever. My very, very first job was in Wilmette, Illinois. I was a caddie. Yeah, and then—Sergio: On the golf course?Rodolfo: On the golf course, yeah. Wilmette Golf Course actually. I remember I was always the first one there. They used to choose us, when everybody got there, "Okay, you come with me, you come with me." I used to always go there and there was a gentleman by the name of... Man, I forgot his name. Like the President, Gerald Ford, that was his name Gerald Ford! The only reason I remembered was because of the President. He used to always get there around the same time I got there. He finally asked me, "Do you want to be my personal caddie? I don't want you working anymore with all these other kids, because nobody wants to work. Do you want to be my personal caddie?" I'm like, "Yeah, absolutely." It was going really, really well and everything.Rodolfo: I got to high school, I had a number of jobs. I worked at Subway, I worked at Chili's, I worked at... What was it? Outback Steak House, but then I finally just got to the Cheesecake Factory, and that's where I stayed the remainder of my time. The remainder of my time I stayed there, and I started from the busboy and I finally ended up being a bartender. One of the head bartenders, one of the head servers, they used to pay-out people and everything. Obviously, I didn't have my social or anything, but I was a little bit older than what I really was. When I first got there, when I first, first started working I think I was like 14. Obviously you can't work that young, I think actually, I was 18, at 14.Rodolfo: I didn't see it as anything bad. I knew that if I got caught with my fake ID and my fake social security card I'd get in trouble, but that's why we're there, that's why we worked. I didn't get a fake ID to go party or go get into clubs or bars or anything. The main purpose of it was for me to be able to get a job, and so my mom wouldn't have to work all those hours that she used to work. She used to work at a Burger King, overnight. I used to barely see her, and I didn't want that anymore. I told her, "You don't have to work that much if I start working. We can help each other out, we can, we're a team.” It was only my mother and I until I turned 14, when she met my stepdad. All throughout that, it was just my mother and I.

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