Understanding The Design Of Your Clubs
The grip is the area where you hold the golf club. Most grips are designed using rubber material and cover the top section of the club.
The shaft is considered the “engine” of the golf club. To anyone who is just beginning to pay golf, it is important that you pay attention to golf shafts. The composition of the golf shaft: either steel or graphite, and the flex of the shaft: how much the shaft bends when swung.
Compared to steel, graphite is a lot lighter and will help create a quicker swing speed. Meanwhile, steel is a lot more durable and a lot cheaper compared to graphite.
Graphite is easier on the swing and is a lot softer to flex, women and senior citizens prefer them.
For the majority of people, steel shafts are the best option and provide the most consistent results.
The club head is the most expensive part of the golf club. This is where the companies spend millions of dollars on design. Club heads made in China are far less superior to those made in America or Japan.
What companies have been doing in past few years is enhancing the perimeter weighting in clubs by undercutting the back of the club taking the weight they save and adding it to the perimeter. This perimeter weighting helps stabilize the club head and prevents twisting on contact with the ball. It allows for a bigger club face.
A beginner will get more benefit from a bigger sole on the bottom of the club as it places the centre of gravity back and helps you to get the ball in the air more easily.
The club face If you take a closer look you will see horizontal grooves etched into this area. These grooves help you put spin on the ball.
The hosel is the area where the club connects together. In the early days, the shaft was made of hickory and was attached to the club head with very thin, but strong, string. Today we utilize a strong glue to connect this section.