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Which Golf Clubs Should Be Used for Pitch & Putt?

author image Eleanor McKenzie
Based in London, Eleanor McKenzie has been writing lifestyle-related books and articles since 1998. Her articles have appeared in the "Palm Beach Times" and she is the author of numerous books published by Hamlyn U.K., including "Healing Reiki" and "Pilates System." She holds a Master of Arts in informational studies from London University.
Which Golf Clubs Should Be Used for Pitch & Putt?
You don't need a whole bag of clubs for the informal game of pitch and putt. Photo Credit: Thomas Northcut/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Pitch and putt is a game in its own right, although many golfers use it as a means of practicing their short game, particularly their putting techniques. A pitch and putt course is much smaller than a full-size golf course, and with only about 80 to 120 yards between holes, players don't need the clubs required for distance shots. At a minimum, two clubs are required -- a pitching wedge and a putter -- but some players may use up to four.

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The Correct Clubs

A full swing with a pitching wedge gives you a distance of 90 to 120 yards, and with an easy swing you can cover up 40 yards. You can also use this club to get you out of the rough. Some players prefer to use an 8-iron or a 9-iron instead of a pitching wedge, and a sand wedge is sometimes recommended. According to Murdo Frazer Golf Club, anything lower than a 7-iron will make your shots too long for pitch and putt. You'll also need a putter, of course.

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