Golf Swing - Beginner's Guide To Swinging A Golf Club (part 5)
December 5th, 2016
If you have made it this far in reading up on our breakdown of what it takes to make a great golf swing, then all of your basics have been covered and you should be able to go out and practice all of the points made. Stick with the basics taught before moving on to advanced swing techniques.
The last little golden nugget of advice we have for you is choosing the right golf club when learning golf swing basics. All golf clubs vary in multiple ways. This includes how much loft a club gives the ball, the lie angle, and club length. Your driver is the longest club. It provides the least amount for loft as well as the flattest swing plane. The shortest club you have is the sand wedge, which provides the highest amount of loft and a very steep swing plane.
Neither one of these clubs are recommended when just starting out in learning your golf swing. It is never smart practice to use your longest clubs or your shortest clubs because the swing conditions they create are unique in conjunction with the club's size and build.
The Best Club To Get Started With
Although you can choose any club you wish, we highly recommend the 7-iron for those players who are a little sketchy on the basics and are still practicing their golf swing. This club is right up the middle in terms of length and action output. It is also much easier to control than other clubs, especially the driver.
Due to the 7-iron's average swing plane and the perfect amount of loft, it makes the ideal golf club to learn your swing with and make contact with the ball for standard shots.
Some beginner golfers are never taught this advice and they use other clubs that do not produce the best results during this part of the learning curve. For example, if you practice with a wedge, the ball will have a lot of backspin on it due to the high loft action output of the club. This creates poor golf shots that result in hooks and/or slices. You'll never be able to pinpoint any problems in your swing when utilizing such clubs for practice.
By using the 7-iron, you will be able to tell if the ball is either slicing, hooking, or going in a straight direction. Use this club when you are just learning how to swing. Because it is easy to use, your confidence level in making your shots will rise quickly and you will be able to advance further at a more rapid pace.