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The irons are some of the most important clubs in your bag, used for hitting shorter shots with greater accuracy than a wood. If you are hoping to improve your golf game, investing in a new set of irons will likely yield impressive results. To maximize the effectiveness of your new irons, consider these features.
Club Set Composition
A full set of irons will include 8 clubs, ranging from the 3-iron to the pitching wedge. Ask the professional at your golf club which clubs you should carry based on the types clubs you currently have and your shill level.
Loft is the backward slope of the club face. A club with a large loft—such as a wedge—will propel the ball forward with a larger upward inclination. A club with a smaller loft—such as an 8-wood—produces more distance, with less upward inclination.
Irons fit into three categories: long irons, mid-irons, and short irons. Long irons are 2-, 3-, and 4-irons; mid-irons are 5-, 6-, and 7-irons; and short irons are 8- and 9-irons, as well as the pitching wedge. Shorter irons have a shorter shaft and more loft, which gives the shot greater accuracy but less distance.
Knowing how many yards you can hit the ball with each iron will help you determine which iron to choose for a given shot. In terms of average lengths, male golfers do not usually hit a mid-iron farther than 150 years. The average female golfer will probably achieve that length with a long-iron.
To learn more about what to look for when selecting an iron, come to Pruneridge Golf Club of Santa Clara. Visit our website to find out about the custom club fitting services and golf lessons we offer. For further information regarding tee times, please call us at (408) 899-8965.
Last updated 14 days ago
So many golfers focus intently on improving their drive that they neglect to hone their short game. Putting, in fact, can make or break a match just as easily as chipping and driving. Ask virtually any golf professional and he or she will tell you that championship-winning golf players all have one thing in common: they know the importance of practicing putting. To master your putting technique, first you should invest in a custom fit putter. An off-the-rack putter will force you to change your swing to the ill-fitting dimensions of the putter, which deprives your putting of both accuracy and stability. But a custom putter will conform to your height, swing style, and a variety other relevant factors. Second, take golf lessons. A golf professional can prescribe a putting curriculum for you that will help you hone your putting skills and elevate your golf game to new heights.
At Pruneridge Golf Club of Santa Clara, we offer both putting lessons and custom fitting for golf clubs. To learn more about how we can improve your golf game, call us at (408) 899-8965 or check out our website today.
Last updated 20 days ago
You want to get out on the golf course to enjoy the day with friends or business clients, but as a beginner it can be intimidating to do so. Before signing up for golf lessons, you may find it useful to learn more about the basics of the game. Continue reading to get answers to beginner golf questions.
How High Should the Ball Be Teed?
The simple answer is that longer clubs need to be teed up higher, while shorter clubs are teed a bit lower. When hitting a driver, the bottom of the ball on the tee should line up with the top of the driver’s face. If you’re shooting with a three wood, on the other hand, the top half or top third of the ball should be above the top of the driver.
What Are Some Important Golf Etiquette Rules?
Golf etiquette may seem complicated, but all of the rules boil down to one thing: Be courteous to other players. For instance, you should always invite fasters groups to pass you on the golf course. If you make a divot in the grass, repair it. If you hit a bunker shot, remember to rake the sand. Never interfere with a player’s swing or walk in front of his line. And when you’re hitting the ball, limit yourself to a maximum of two practice shots.
Should Beginners Take Golf Lessons?
Beginner golf players should always start with a series of lessons. Golf lessons give you a great introduction to golf etiquette, using different types of golf clubs, how to swing your club for the most effective hit, and which drills need to be practiced. But most importantly, golf lessons will enhance your enjoyment of the game by allowing you to play with greater proficiency and confidence.
For professional golf lessons in the San Francisco Bay Area, come to Pruneridge Golf Club of Santa Clara. Call us at (408) 899-8965 or visit us online to learn more about how our golf clinics and swing analysis program have helped hundreds of beginners to enjoy the game more.
Last updated 28 days ago
Golf clubs come in a wide variety of forms, sizes, and materials. Buying a golf club off the rack virtually guarantees that some aspect of the club will not serve your golf game to the fullest. To learn about how custom golf clubs enhance your golf game and improve your playing experience, read the following article.
Get Great Value Easily
Many people assume that getting fitted for golf clubs is time consuming and expensive. But the truth is the opposite: It’s both easy and affordable to custom order golf clubs. Golfers who have ordered custom fitted golf clubs will likely tell you how informative and straightforward the process was.
Increase Your Comfort
If a stock golf club feels comfortable to you, it’s very likely that your body is making minor adjustments to conform to the fit of the club. Unfortunately, making adjustments like this will take a toll on your comfort over time. A custom fit club will feel like an extension of your body, and allow you to enjoy a more comfortable game of golf than ever before.
Improve Your Shot Accuracy
Custom fit golf clubs facilitate a healthier, more efficient golf swing. If you’re tired of being frustrated by important shots gone awry, the solution may be to adjust your golf clubs. Improperly sized golf clubs rob your shot of power and accuracy, whether it’s a tee shot, a chip, or a putt.
Enhance Your Training
Training with a stock golf club that doesn’t fit your body is very limiting to your progress as a golfer. Switching to a custom fit club will allow your body and swing to adapt to the golf clubs with the ideal length, shaft flex, grip size, shaft weight, and lie for your golf game.
Are you ready to step your golf game up by custom ordering golf clubs? At Pruneridge Golf Club of Santa Clara, our golf professionals will be happy to fit you with custom golf clubs. Call us at (408) 899-8965 or visit us online to learn more about the benefits of custom ordering clubs from us.
Last updated 1 month ago
To achieve your maximum potential as a golfer, having a strong putting game is essential. Excellent putting, however, requires a combination of professional lessons, regular practice, and a quality putter. For tips on how to select your next putter, watch this video:
A great deal of personal preference goes into deciding which putter is best for you. Compare different putter designs to find the one that helps you produce the best golf swing. The grip should be comfortable, but not too big. In terms of length, the putter should sit square as soon as you put it to the ground. Watch the video to learn more about how to find the right putter.
At Galasso Trucking Incorporated we offer custom fit putters that will enhance your putting swing and improve your short game. Visit our website to learn about our custom fitting process. And call us at (408) 899-8965 or visit our golf club in Santa Clara for more information about how to choose your next putter.