Golf can seem complicated.
There are many different golf clubs to choose from as well as golf manufacturers to choose from. There are irons, drivers, fairway woods, hybrids, wedges, and putters. On the manufacturer side there is Callaway, Titleist, Taylor Made, Cobra and Ping just to name a few.
There are some things to consider when buying golf clubs.
Ultimately, golf often comes down to three different things:
- Who can make the best solid contact
- Who can control their start line and curve of the ball
- Who can control the distance they hit their clubs
So, the golfer wants to pick the club that allows them to make the best contract, control their start line and curve and hit it far enough, but with quality distance control when needed.
We will break this post into two different sections.
- The easiest type of golf club to hit
- The best brand of golf clubs to help the majority achieve these three areas above.
What Are The Easiest Golf Clubs To Hit?
The easiest golf clubs to hit, especially for beginners, are the hybrids, fairway woods and the 7 and 8 irons.
Easiest Golf Club To Hit #1: Hybrid
The hybrid is designed to help the golfer launch the ball high and far. It is designed with a low center of gravity with the ability to successfully launch shots from the fairway, rough, or even the fairway bunkers. The versatility of this club is great for beginners and helps the golfer stay in the game and become less frustrated.
The hybrid can be used from the tee box as well as most lies around the golf course.
I would highly recommend beginner golfers carrying 2-3 hybrids in their bag, especially if they lack solid ball striking or distance in their game.
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Easiest Golf Club To Hit #2: Fairway Woods
While similar to the hybrid, many fairway woods have come a long way in ease to hit. Most junior or beginner golfers often fall in love with fairway woods because early on it is a club that is used frequently and is designed to give some quality distance with quality height.
The fairway woods are also versatile and can be used from the tee box and the fairway and rough. A great option for many golfers is to carry a 3 and 5 wood to help with different distances.
We find many amateur golfers who struggle to strike the ball solid with a 45” driver turn to their 3 wood. The shorter shaft and the additional loft makes it easier for many golfers to launch quality shots.
Easiest Golf Club To Hit #3: 7 and 8 Iron
Most golfers quickly learn to hit these irons pretty solidly. For many these clubs will be frequently used from 130-160 yards depending on your swing speed. My 8 iron remains my favorite club and launches at a nice height and is easy to control.
There is a combination of enough loft, but not too much loft and the shaft is long enough without being too long. This provides the golfer the ability to strike it solid and advance the ball onto the green.
Many golfers should consider multiple hybrids or fairway woods and ensure they have quality clubs in the 6, 7, 8, and 9 iron ranges.
Need Some Help With Contact, Start Line Control and Distance?
I have three excellent drills/training protocols that can help just about any golfer get better. I have found these drills to be ongoing drills that I use frequently to keep my swing online and to continue to build skill with my golf swing.
Drill #1: The Low Point Control Drill
- Take some yard paint and paint a 1-2 yard long line.
- Setup with 55% of your weight on your front side.
- Try to hit the target side of the line and see how many times out of 10 you can do this successfully!
- Repeat this drill every day for a month, tracking your progress and your ability to do this successfully in trials of ten.
- You may need to start with half swing and progress to full swings.
If you are struggling, put more weight forward and work on keeping your head still to help control the low point in the swing.
Drill #2: Stock Shot Drill
- At the driving range, set up an alignment stick about 6-8 yards in front of you, straight down your target line.
- If you have a second alignment stick, set the stick 3-4 feet right of the first stick (for a draw) or left of the first stick (for a fade).
- Complete your initial assessment to see how many times out of 10 you can start the ball to the right or left of your target. Pick one side and measure your game at this point.
- The goal is to eventually complete this successfully 7 out of 10 times!
Speed Training Drill With SuperSpeed Golf
The game of golf has evolved to where speed is important in the game of golf. The faster your swing, the further the ball flies and the more shorter irons or wedges you have into a green.
Training for speed is a great idea and one worth exploring!
If you are going to train for speed, I would highly recommend the SuperSpeed Training System.
Gone are the days of simply being content with the distance you currently hit your golf ball. Many older golfers have proven over the past several years that an increase in swing speed is possible.
There are training systems to help you get your game to the next level and distance is arguably the fastest way to make this happen!
My number one recommendation is to check out SuperSpeed Golf and their protocols to help you find a safe way to increase your swing speed.
I spent many years wondering how I can increase my swing speed. When I was playing junior golf, we weren’t fortunate enough to have some of the training aids and knowledge that is now available. Smart people have studied the golf swing and have created training aids and protocols to help all golfers increase their distance!
At around the same time, the statistics from the PGA Tour have become more clear and the importance of speed is acknowledged by many to be a key to being the best on the PGA Tour.
Within the past several years, there have been several products hit the market to make speed gains possible. While many people for many years waited for the latest driver to come out to gain an additional 5-10 yards, you can now do this even with your current clubs.
Did you know that with the SuperSpeed Training System you can gain 5-8% increase in swing speed as early as the first training session? This would allow you to gain somewhere between 10 and 30 yards depending on your current swing speed.
The SuperSpeed Training System is based on three different swing speed sticks all weighing at different weights. There is a green club that is 10% lighter than the average driver, the blue club which is 5% lighter and the red club which is actually 5% heavier!
Following their prescribed protocols the golfer completes the training every other day. The total time to complete most of their protocols is between 10-15 minutes. Most people can find the time to make this happen. The golfer will also need a swing radar to measure their progress.
The science behind the SuperSpeed Training System is based on overspeed training. Overspeed training has been around for several decades now and has been used by olympic athletics in the sport of Track and Field.
The science behind this overspeed training is based on the premise that your brain will only allow your body to move as fast as it feels it can stop safely! So, you get to work and swing the clubs as fast as possible, retraining your brain to allow you to swing your driver faster.
For more permanent results, the golfer should continue these training protocols for several months. The initial 5-8% is great and can become more permanent with the right length of training. The golfer can expect to continue to break down barriers every several months at a 1-2% increase.
My own experience has been an increase of 7-10 miles per hour on average from between 98-101 all the way up to 106-109. My goal is to hit the PGA Tour average of 113 mph in the coming months. I will continue to train every other day and watch in amazement as I am hitting drivers longer now than ever before!
Phil Mickelson (a senior golfer now) has been known to increase his swing speed in the past year or so and is close to 120 miles per hour in his swing speed. There are potential results for golfers of all ability levels and age!
Check the current price on SuperSpeed Golf System, here!
Original Swing Speed After 4-6 Weeks New Carry Distance Total Distance 95 102 245 265 100 108 259 279 105 113 271 291 110 118 283 303
Best Brand of Golf Clubs
We have found, through our testing that Callaway and Taylor Made both make quality club options in all of the areas: driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges and putters.
I would highly recommend checking out the callawaypreowned website for used golf at great prices!
Next Steps: Build Skill
The ultimate goal is to hit every club in your bag the way you need to. We want you to reach your full potential, love the game and keep coming back for more. The journey to improve can be enjoyable and should be fun!
Make sure you are building skill with low point control, shot shape and of course training to add distance.
I have found my Skytrak based golf simulator to be a real game changer as well. Check out the next section on the benefits of this setup!
My Secret To Golf Improvement
Let’s face it, in order to get really good at golf, we must practice frequently. About three years ago, I made the leap and invested in a golf simulator build for my garage. I went with a SkyTrak Launch Monitor and the TGC software and can now play over 100,000 courses including Augusta, Pebble Beach, Bethpage Black, Whistling Straits. St. Andrews and many other of the top 100 courses in the world.
This golf simulator setup, which is more affordable that you might imagine, has been a game changer. I can now play golf everyday of the year regardless of rain, snow, cold weather or time of day. I can practice or play rounds of golf. I can stand in the 11th fairway at Augusta and with the auto-rewind feature I am able to practice my approach shots from various differences.
It is worth checking out through Rain or Shine Golf as they offer some incredible packages along with financing offers that are difficult to beat.
Some direct links to Rain or Shine Golf for pricing and financing:
Take Action – What You Can Do Today to Get Better
What does this mean for you? I believe in the following recipe to get better:
1 – Improve your motion in the golf swing by identifying a golf instructor. Here are some options:
Here is a list of golf instructors that we have reviewed:
- George Gankas
- Bobby Lopez
- Shawn Clement
- Mike Malaska
- Jim Venetos
- Monte Scheinblum
2 – Train to swing faster and improve your swing speed. Here are some options:
Looking to gain more Speed and Distance in your swing. Two Options:
- SuperSpeed Golf – Read our Full Review
- Gain 30-40 yards in 30 Days – Swing Man Golf
3 – Understand course strategy and work to break through your next barrier. Here is a series on breaking through:
We have provided guides on how to break 100, 90, 80 and 70. Check out more below, if interested.
- How to Break 100
- How to Break 90
- How to Break 80
- How to Break 70
4 – Practice Frequently
Did you know that I build a golf simulator in my garage and have played over 500 rounds of golf on my SkyTrak system? It has been a game changer and one worth checking out. Here are some of my other posts on golf simulators frequently asked questions:
- Is a Golf Simulator Worth It?
- How to Build a Golf Simulator?
- What is the Best Golf Simulator?
- Golf Simulator Accessories?
- How to Build a Golf Simulator for under $7000
- Top 11 Reasons to Buy a SkyTrak
- How to Build a Golf Simulator for Under $1000
- Why Build A Golf Simulator?
- What Space is Needed?
- Can A Golf Simulator Improve My Game?
- How Much Does A Golf Simulator Cost?
- Don’t Forget to Check out our 15 best golf swings of all time.