Rule of thumb for golf irons the closer you are to the green, the higher the iron number you will use. Higher numbers are easier to hit than lower numbers, making them a favorite among senior and female golfers.
The term “hybrid” simply means a cross between two things. With a hybrid club, you get a combination of a wooden golf head structure and an iron shaft.
Some golfers will use a 4-wood hybrid instead of a 4-timber. Most hybrids fit their wood or iron counterpart, but the main thing to look out for is the club loft.
The hybrid stick will be easier to hit and will perform well in terms of distance and accuracy.
Do I need all these clubs?
The short answer is no. While golfers can legally carry up to 14 clubs in their golf bag, 14 clubs is not a requirement. You can play golf with any number of clubs as long as the number does not exceed 14.
There are other types of golf clubs available, but the most common configurations are the ones we’ve covered: driver, wedges, 3-wood, 5-wood, putter, 5-9 irons, and 4 hybrids.
You can choose any combination of clubs. Golf club sets are unique to the individual. I recommend trying a few and finding out which is the most convenient and works for you!
Conclusion: What 14 clubs are in the golf bag?
The most common configuration in a golf bag includes these 14 golf clubs:
- 1 driver
- 4 wedges (pitching wedge, sand wedge, gap wedge, lob wedge)
- 2 woods (3-wood and 5-wood)
- 1 putter
- 5 irons (5 iron, 6 iron, 7 iron, 8 iron, 9 iron)
- 1 hybrid golf club (combination of a wooden golf head with an iron shaft)