Selecting the Right Wood Clubheads

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In past, selecting the right clubhead had never been such a difficult task. Today with the introduction of wide range of varieties and models, it becomes extremely difficult to choose the right clubhead for you. Today you are standing in an era where technology has advanced to an extent where you can select any of your favorite clubhead in any shape or in any material.

Whenever you are out to buy a clubhead, always go for two things before buying one for you. The first is the aesthetics, i.e. it should look good for you hold it in hand comfortably and confidently. The second thing is its compatibility. This so because most of the golf clubs are precision tools, designed with special groups of handicappers in mind.

Classic Drivers and Fairway Woods

Most of you will familiar with the fact that the shafts or your driver and fairway woods are larger than those of irons, which enable them to provide you with wider swing arc and more clubhead speed. However, this wider arc in turn makes it improbable to hit the ball with precision every time, because of the enlarged gap that your clubhead has to cover to reach the ball at impact. To overcome this inaccuracy, the manufacturers of club began produce drivers and wood with an expanded sweet spot.

The ball is struck at impact for a straight and high trajectory with the help of this sweet spot – an area of the club face with which you hit the ball. In conventional wooden clubs the weight and mass of the material is collected behind the sweet spot, which enables good golfers to use these classical clubs more accurately and efficiently.

Perimeter-Weighted Woods

For amateur golfers, the club manufacturers control the weight of the clubs to increase the sweet spot. In traditional woods, metal soles and inserts were used in order to lower the gravity. By doing so, they are in good position to increase the speed of the clubhead.

In the 1960s, heel-to-toe weighing was experimented. Although, this helped to improve the flight of the mishit balls but unable to get any fame. Eventually, in response to this perimeter-weighted clubs were invented.

These perimeter weighted clubheads are so designed that the weight is distributed evenly around the edges of the club. Hence provide the larger sweet spot to players and more forgiving club. These clubs were made from metal headed woods in past but today they are available in perimeter weighted persimmon woods, which contains the lighter material.

Oversized Perimeter-Weighted Woods

As the name suggest, in these clubface is made longer, and the head more prominent and bigger to extend the hitting area. Unlike traditional models, the modern moderns are coming twice bigger in size. The first oversized club that became popular was Callaway’s stainless steel-headed Big Bertha. After that the clubmakers are in constant struggle to meet the demands of the modern development.

Most players believe that increasing the may not of any help. You may be able to get your miss hit ball to travel in straight line, but it will not do anything more than that.

You might also want to learn about Choosing the Right Wood Clubheads and Choosing the Right Grips for your Golf Clubs


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