Golf is a very popular sport and more and more people are getting hooked into it because not only is it easier to play compared to other sports, but it provides enjoyment and health benefits that you can also get from more physical sports. If you are new to golf, not only should you familiarize yourself of the different types of Callaway golf clubs that are used, but most importantly the strokes or shots to be able to steer the golf ball into the hole.
Before you start playing golf, you can watch golf matches on sports channels and see how it is played or you can watch tutorial videos on the Internet to learn how you can do the shots and practice them in the golf course. Now you must understand that it will take you some time to perfect your strokes and shots, and the key to it is to practice often.
The shots that you will use will depend on where the ball is placed in the golf course.
The placing of the golf ball will also determine the type of Callaway golf club that you will use.
- The tee shot is the very first shot that you will do when you play golf. The golf ball is placed on a tee, and a driver will be used to hit the ball into the green. When doing the tee shot, you should be able to hit the Callaway golf ball without hitting the tee, or the peg where the ball is placed.
- A bunker shot is done when the ball lands on the sand pit, or the bunker. A wedge club is usually used to get the ball out of the bunker. With the right stance and angle of the club, you can easily take the ball out of the sand pit and back into the green and eventually into the hole.
- A putt is a shot done while the ball is on the green. This is usually done when the ball is being steered towards the hole. A putter club is used in this shot.
- When the ball goes out of the green, an approach shot is done to take it back into the green. Approach shot has three kinds: flop, chip and pitch. When the ball lands on a spot where there is an obstacle such as a tree or a bunker and a wedge club is used for this shot. When you do a flop shot, the ball will fly high above the green and roll a few distance from where it lands on the green. A chip shot on the other hand is a shot where the ball makes a low flight using an iron or a wedge club. And lastly, the pitch shot is just like the flop shot, but the flight of the Callaway golf ball is a little lower than a flop shot, and the ball lands and rolls just a very short distance. A wedge club is often used for this shot.
Now that you have learned of the basic strokes or shots in golf, you can now start practicing your moves so you can already play a round of golf with your friends. Invest on a good set of Callaway golf clubs so you do not have to buy every now and then when you purchase a poor quality set. Although the clubs and golf outfits may set you back a few thousand, the fulfillment and health benefits that you will get from playing golf will be worth more than what you will spend on your golf equipment. And don’t forget to clean your clubs after every game to keep them in top condition.