Category: Golf Equipment Notes

Nov 24

Keep your eye on the ball

Keep your eye on the ball – before you play!It certainly is a cliché. There’s no disputing that. For any sport in which a sphere is used, whether the ball is round or oblong, players must concentrate on the object of the game. But we are concerned here with a slightly different use of the …

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Oct 22

Winterizing Your Golf Equipment

 For those of us who don’t live in those parts of the continent where it is always warm twelve months of the year, we are reluctantly putting away our golf equipment and preparing for winter. We dig gardens, rake leaves, replace screens with storms, put away our patio furniture and check the furnace. We check …

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Sep 05

Women’s Golf Club Starter Set

A women’s starter set of golf clubs just might help your game take off from that new beginner level. It seems that women are always starting out with a borrowed, rag-tag set of clubs to use until they find out if the game of golf is ‘right for them’. It’s just not very smart to …

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Aug 02

Wedge Designers and Today’s Wedges

Club manufacturers have expanded on this basic variety of wedges  to offer golfers a tremendous selection ranging in lofts from 46? to 64? and degrees of bounce from 6? to 14?.(note: Bounce is the degree of curvature from the leading edge to the back of the sole plate.) As it was true with putters, individual …

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Jul 31

Today’s Golf Clubs

Senior golf clubs are suitable for many different players. There is an old joke that says baseball players retire to play golf, football players retire to play golf, hockey players retire to play golf, but golfers don’t retire to play baseball, football or hockey. Amusing, yes but this is also very true. The golf industry …

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Jul 18

A Wedge For The Feel Shot

Ping Tour-W Wedge

Next to your putter, your wedge is the most personal club in your bag. Design feature, loft, lie, bounce, roll offset, etc. all come into play but comfort level with a particular wedge is by far the most important ingredient. For most of the last 100 years, a set of golf clubs came with two …

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Jul 16

Lower Your Handicap – Get a Hybrid

A must have for today’s golf is a hybrid or rescue club. This game improvement club is for all levels of golfers. Since golf began, designers have been working on developing game improvement clubs. The evolution of golf clubs has been driven by the passion of golfers to play better golf. This passion combined with …

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Jul 10

Golf Shafts

Much has been written over the years about the history of golf and the equipment used to play the game. The last eighty years have witnessed the evolving of golf clubs into highly technical instruments. Prior to this period, a wooden shaft was lashed onto either a wooden block with a flat side or a …

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Jul 08

The First Senior Golf Clubs

The design and manufacture of golf clubs has become very specialized and personalized in recent years. The major companies now take into consideration a great many factors – age, gender, height, weight, athletic ability, strength,and playing ability. These developments enable everyone to maximize their ability to play golf, but this was not always the case. …

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Jul 03

Golf Ball Goes to War

Golfers like fishermen are notorious about telling tales. Usually these stories revolve around that putt which was almost made, that drive which went further and straighter or that chip-in. However not all golf stories revolve around the prowess of the player. Here is a wonderful true story. During the 1930’s two golf balls dominated the …

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