What you should know about golf clubs

What you should know about golf clubs

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What Should You Know About Golf Club heads

Lets take a look at the types of metals used in Golf Clubs, and the Quality of Golf Club:
• Beginner woods: Aluminum, Titanium alloys
• Good woods: HST Aluminum
• Better woods: 17-4ph stainless steel, 431 stainless steel
• Best woods: Titanium (usually in drivers only), maraging metal, bi-metal, tungsten insert
• Beginner irons: Zinc
• Better irons: 431 stainless steel
• Best irons: 17-4ph stainless steel, bi-metal, tungsten insert
• Putters: material choices are immaterial. The shape, weighting and type of inserts generally override materials in your decision.

Golf heads are made in a variety of shapes. Key design principles are weight distribution, size and styling.

Golf heads come in a variety of weights and here there are some important factors:

1. To achieve the desired swing weight there is an important dynamic between the weight of a golf head, the length of the club and the weight of the grip and shaft.
2.Generally, if a club is made from the same materials, using the same shapes, with the same weight distributions and overall weight, it should perform the same as another club similarly constructed.This is a key concept to understanding why golf club clones perform as well as the name brands.


The bottom line when it comes to golf club shafts is simply this: SHAFTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT.


Pros for using graphite shafts in your woods:
• You are a woman
• You are a senior
• You are a baby boomer
• You have joint problems
• You want to play a longer driver
• You have pretty good swing speed tempo and are younger
• You are an average player who wants to play better

Pros for using graphite shafts in your irons:
• You are a woman
• You are a senior
• You are a baby boomer
• You have joint problems
• You love having graphite shafts in your woods?
• You have a slower swing and want to add distance

Graphite shafts reduce the weight of your club, this is good for all players, but especially women and seniors. Graphite shafts reduce the shock at impact and allow for longer clubs, which is good for distance but not always good for control. Graphite shafts have greater construction alternatives so that they can be designed to affect the flight of the ball to a greater degree than steel shafts.


Grips are the least expensive yet one of the most important parts of a golf club. Grips tend to oxidize, harden, get slick, and lose their grip over time, so change you grips often. Simple