The modern golf clubs are made with very advanced materials and techniques and each player can carry up to fourteen clubs.
The clubs intended for hitting hard and send the ball farther are called “woods” though they are currently steel or titanium. There are usually three woods for the long shots. Each club is numbered. The higher the number, the higher the inclination angle of the head. For the rest of the strokes, the irons are used, nine or ten of them. The difference between these clubs is at the angle at their base which changes the inclination so that the ball is thrown more horizontally or higher depending on the distance to the hole. The clubs that have more inclination are called wedges. Their names are: Pitching wedge (45 a 48º), Sand wedge 56° that is usually used to hit the ball out of the sand trap.
Others wedges are the Gap wedge 52° used to bridge the gap between the previos ones, Low wedge 60°, it helps to stop the ball on the spot where it falls, without rolling beyond and finally the Putter that is used to push the ball with a putt stroke into the hole in the greens.
The diameter of the ball cannot be smaller than 42, 67 mms. and its weight no more than 45, 93 grams. Modern balls consist of a rubber bead core winding, to give elasticity, and an outer layer of plastic. The surface of the ball has a few little dimples about 360 of them which help the stability of the ball in flight. There is also a kind of bag used to retrieve balls when they fall into the lake, called caña.
Clothing: Gentlemen use high neck polo shirts and jeans are not allowed. Women must use the same shirts, are not allowed to use low in the neck clothing nor jeans.