Different clubs in the golfer's bag are designed for different uses on the course. We'll explain more about what makes them different when we describe the parts of a club, but here are the clubs:
- Woods are the longest clubs in the golfer's bag, the clubs with large, bulbous heads designed to send a golf ball sailing hundreds of yards with a single swing.
- Irons are present in the greatest variety, from the low-numbered clubs designed to hit a ball nearly as far as a wood, to the high-numbered irons and wedges designed to send the ball a short distance in a high, arcing trajectory.
- Putters are built for finesse, designed to help guide a golfer's aim and steady her hands as they send the ball rolling into the cup from a short distance.