Golf is a great sport. From the outside, it looks like an easy game however, it is, as most other sports, very taxing both physically and mentally. There are a number of rules in Golf. The formal rules of golf would take more than just one article to exhaust though. Suffice it to say that the underlying principle of these rules is fairness, as is stated on the back cover of the official rule book: "play the course as you find it, play the ball as it lies, and if you can't do either, do what is fair."
You have to make sure that you have proper equipment with you. There are rules you have to follow as far as equipments go. Golf's rule book places a limit of fourteen clubs in each bag. There is actually no minimum number of clubs to bring along. What is frowned upon is when you borrow these clubs from other players.
There are generally four types of clubs that golfers use and these are wood, iron, wedges, and putters. All of them serve a specific function. For the initial shots, when you require a lot of power and a lot of distance, wood clubs are perfect. Irons on the other hand are shorter and have a flat angled face making them useful for shots approaching the green or from more difficult lies. Putters have loft angles less than 10 degrees, and are thus a good choice for shots which require just rolling the ball along the grass. Wedges have the greatest loft angles among the four, and as such produce the most spin on the ball, making it "bite" the green upon impact.
If you look at the history, you'll see that in the 1920s and 30s, wooden shafts were used most often. Around that era, they got outdated and were steel clubs replaced them within due time. These were a lot more consistent in their performance, being stronger and easier to grip. Very recently, around the 90s, graphite shafts became commonplace. As is apparent, clubs have evolved over the years. They have become better and lighter. Still, shafts made of steel maintain a strong presence in golf, as they provide more accuracy due to their lower torque and flex. These days, golfers invest on golf club custom fitting to better their game. These are better in many ways since they are personalized to your needs. If you live in Surrey, you have a number of options, there are a multitude of Surrey golf club specialists to refer to. A number of Surrey golf courses have their own custom fit centers.
Most Surrey golf courses have their official websites, making it easy to book for your custom fitting service ahead. That should give you details of everything you need.
For those who live in or around Surrey, you can experience all that golf has to offer, including golf club custom fitting at: Surrey Golf Club Contact: Pachesham Golf Centre, Oaklawn Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 0BP, Tel: 01372 843453