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A Guide To Equipment Used For Golf

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Golf Clubs

These days there are many different ranges of golf clubs, apparel and equipment used for golf. Lots of different manufacturers are saying that there clubs are revolutionary in design and performance. The truth is that the choice of golf club, shoes and other equipment used for golf is very much a matter of personal preference and playing ability.

Below are some brief points and factors to consider when buying golf clubs and equipment.

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Irons

These are split into two basic categories. A traditional iron, or “blade” as they are known, has the majority of its weight concentrated in the center of the clubface. A good shot where the ball contacts the middle of the clubface on its “sweetspot” produces a penetrating ball flight. The major disadvantage of this type of iron is the poor result that occurs when the ball is hit off-center. Due to its design the club is very unforgiving. However they are used by the majority of professional players, who generally feel that they can shape their shots better and also get more “feedback” from a blade type iron,

The popular alternative to the blade is the “cavity-back iron”. This type of iron is peripheral weighted meaning that the majority of weight is at the edges of the club head. This makes the club much more forgiving to off-center hits. This is the ideal choice for a beginner, but don’t be tempted to thinking that these irons are only for higher handicap players – a large number of tour pro’s now use cavity-back irons. As in all equipment used for golf it again comes down to personal preference.Click here for details on new irons

Woods

Modern woods are generally made of either titanium, steel, alloys or polycarbonate. Due to the advent of lighter metals been used such as titanium then club heads have grown, meaning larger sweetspots and more forgiveness.
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Putters

The putting styles of many of the world’s top golfers vary and contrast greatly. It is not surprising then that there is a vast choice of putters on the market today with more variation in design than any other golf club category.
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Golf Balls

More and more manufacturers are launching a range of balls to try and muscle in on the very lucrative ball market. Until recently it was generally accepted that softer covered balls were used by better players – they did not fly quite as far but were much easier for stopping on the green. Modern technology though in just the last couple of years has seen manufacturers produce some amazing new ranges of golf balls. They are hard covered and will fly huge distances when hit with the driver and yet will stop almost instantly on the green when hit to the green with an iron.
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