While there are countless golf courses around the globe, few have monumental status (and fame) like Augusta National Golf Club. Located in Augusta, Georgia, the club is arguably America's most prestigious golf course. Playing host to the Masters Tournament, one of the four annual major championships in professional golf, it is consistently rated as a top-ranked golf course in Golf Digest’s annual ...Read More
May 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM
HURRICANE GOLF EXCLUSIVE: OUR INTERVIEW WITH HONORARY PRESIDENT OF THE PGA OF AMERICA, DEREK SPRAGUE
May 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Hurricane Golf is pleased to share this interview with Derek Sprague, honorary president of the PGA of America, past president of the PGA of America and current General Manager at TPC Sawgrass, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. We’re covering small town aspirations, the greatest player to ever hit a club, role models, proud moments, regrets, the late Arnold Palmer, having a unique business “signature...Read More
Apr 17, 2018 12:00:00 PM
There’s a reason your sand wedge is the heaviest club in your bag: it has the most work to do with getting your ball out of that bunker. We’ve all been there before – the dreaded sand trap. At one time or another, all players end up in the sand – yes, all players. The best golfers are those who can hit the ball out of the sand and seamlessly put it close to the pin.
Coming in at nearly 20 ounces, ...Read More
Apr 16, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Commonly referred to as just a “chipper,” this golf club combines a putter with a wedge. Featuring a 30° - 37° loft, your chipper is the ideal club for those shots that are too long for a putter and too short for a wedge—in the rough or short grass, just a few feet from the green. It is sometimes used for longer shots where the fairway is clipped tight, allowing the ball more room for a little mov...Read More
Apr 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM
What Is a Hybrid Golf Club?
The hybrid golf club, sometimes called a utility club, is a combination of a fairway wood and a long iron. Most hybrids are designed with a club head comparable to a fairway wood: hollow steel or titanium with a shallow and somewhat curved face, giving it an iron-like lie angle. The hybrid's lie, length and weight are very similar to that of an iron; the head is designe...Read More
Mar 14, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Your pitching wedge is used primarily to – you guessed it - hit pitch shots. Typically, pitch shots are those short approach shots intended to soar high in the air and land softly on the green, rolling as close to the hole as possible. While lofts can vary, in general, a pitching wedge is lofted at about 45 degrees.
Depending on their handicap and level of play, golfers can hit a pitching wedge an...Read More
Mar 13, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Known to many as the reigning king of short chip shots is the 9 iron golf club. With a loft of 41°-48°, the 9 iron is the loftiest of the non-wedge clubs and will average 120 yards (180 if you’re Bubba). As such, the ball is not going to roll out as much as it would with the other irons in your golf bag. For the most part, when the ball hits the ground, it’s not going anywhere.
When a player needs...Read More
Mar 12, 2018 12:00:00 PM
The 8 iron is a must-have club in any bag. It is useful in so many situations. As a distance club, it ranges from 120 to 160 yards, depending upon your swing speed. With a controlled swing, the 8 iron is a very accurate club. You can go for the pin. The 8 iron is a great club for chipping to a middle pin. Grip down and use it in place of a 9 iron or wedge and swing easy for a better chance to get ...Read More
Mar 9, 2018 12:00:00 PM
Your 7 iron golf club is one of the loftier clubs in your bag and hits a ball an average of 120 to 150 yards. It also happens to be the club most golfers tend to compare themselves against (second to the driver). As one of the loftier clubs in your bag, it’s an easier one to hit and is generally used closer to the green for pitch and chip shots.
How to Launch the Ball with a 7 Iron
Increasing the ...Read More
Mar 8, 2018 12:00:00 PM
The 6 iron golf club falls into the “mid-iron” range and is the perfect club to choose when you want to get a little more aggressive with your shot. While typical yardage for the average player is 130 – 150, Tiger Woods once hit a 6 iron 218 yards, over water, landing 18 feet from the cup – this famous shot pretty much clinched the victory for him at the Canadian Open at Glen Abbey in 2000. We can...Read More