All You Need To Know About Golf Club Components

Although golf equipment may seem simple, understanding how your clubs or even a golf ball works could have a very positive effect on the overall standard of your game. That said, an old set of clubs will not perform as well as a brand new high-tech set, so spending that little bit of money might just be the boost you need.

In this article, we are going to look specifically at the different components of a golf club, something that might be of particular interest to those just starting out in the game.

A gold club consists of four basic pieces.

  • The grip

  • The shaft

  • The hosel

  • The clubhead

Grip

You will be very familiar with the grip as this is the rubberized section of your club that you hold in your hands when playing a shot. Grips come in a variety of colors as well as textures, and ultimately, it is down to the golfer to find one that they prefer.

Shaft

The shaft is the long piece of metal, formed into a cylinder that connects to the head of the club. Shafts are available in a variety of flexes, making the club either more flexible or stiffer. Again this is based on each golfer's personal preference. There is a reference guide to help those starting out in the sport.

  • L is for ladies

  • A for amateurs

  • R for regular

  • S for stiff

  • X for extra stiff
  • As a golfer just starting out, begin with a regular shaft but be prepared to try others that may suit your swing more.

    Hosel

    This piece of the club is the attachment between the shaft and the club head. It has another very important purpose, however, and that is to control the lie of the club. This is the angle between the club head and the shaft itself. Again, as you play and become more familiar with your game, you may want to experiment with the lie angle on a range of clubs.

    Clubhead

    Finally, the business end of any club. The clubhead is the part that strikes the ball, hopefully sending it where you intended! The head itself, along with how clean you strike the ball determines the height as well as the distance it will travel. Of course, each clubhead is different, depending on the club selected. Drivers have large heads for sending the ball furthest off the tee, while irons have smaller heads. Lastly, a putter has a long flat head to help stroke the ball towards the hole on the green.

    As a golfer who might just be starting out in the sport, understanding the various components of a club can help improve your game.

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