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3 Reasons to use Rescue Clubs

Rescue Club- It Will Definitely Outperform Your Long Irons

The Golf Rescue Club

When comparing the golf rescue club vs. the long iron, as our club speed lessens there are at least three good reasons why the rescue club has high ratings. You probably have noticed your long irons are not as consistent as they used to be. You no longer hit your three iron with the same crispness that you did just a few years ago? The answer to that problem has been around for a few years now, but some golfers still are reluctant to give in to an undeniable trend and invest in what are clearly the best golf clubs for certain situations.


Why are the Golf Rescue Club Is a Better Option

While rescue clubs are not new (they were first produced in the 1930’s in Birmingham, England), they have come into prominence only in the last few years. So exactly what is a hybrid club and why are they an improvement?

Example of a Rescue Club

1. Club head shape of a rescue club. Having a lower and deeper center of gravity will allow you to hit the ball with a higher trajectory. You no longer will feel the need to “lift” the ball, therefore you will have more confident in striking the ball and letting the club do the work. Also, they are easier clubs to hit when getting out of rough, as the head will slide to the ball, rather than the hosel or leading edge of the traditional iron grabbing the grass.

2. Shorter shaft of a rescue club. Swinging a club with a shorter shaft is another reason why a rescue club will help you, as it means standing closer to the ball at impact, therefore having a more compact, controlled swing. Distance is not sacrificed that much, as lofts with as low as 17 degrees are available, which is about the same as a five-wood. Also, because you will undoubtedly be striking the ball better, distance in the long run should be improved.

3. Club head size of a rescue club. The confidence when hitting a ball with a club with more mass will inspire a more confident, controlled swing, and will make you feel like it is the best golf club in your bag.

What’s the Best Way to Use a Rescue Club

So now that you know why rescue clubs are a better way to go, how do you use them to your best advantage?  Personally, my thought process when I use a rescue club is to swing with a slow, smooth rhythm, and let the club do all the work. I have heard golfers say it is easier to shape the ball with them, but I have not found that to be the case. For me, I usually hit them straight as an arrow, and I suppose that is a primary reason why they are the best golf clubs for me.

I remember once having a shot with a tall willow tree directly in my path, and not thinking I had a chance to clear it I tried to cut the shot around the tree. I failed to shape the ball, but it went straight toward the tree and with the higher trajectory easily cleared it. That one shot made me a believer that these are the best golf clubs in my bag. As my club head speed has diminished, my two thru five irons have been retired and been replaced by my new weapons, a rescue club.


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