As mentioned in the golfguidezone.com, every golf club comes with three essential parts and these include:
1. The head or the part, which hits the ball actually
2. The shaft or the part, which attaches the grip part to the head
3. The grip or the part, which you hold
So, when walking down the aisle of any large sporting store, you will get to see a complete range of designs for these golf club components. But at the same time, it is also noticeable that all these clubs have some similarities. As every professional golf zone used in the golf round, which is either division of a tournament or which might counter toward the handicap of a golfer must follow all those rules created by any or two organizations. Here are some details about the main divisions of the golf club components.
1. The grip: It is an important part of a golf club as it attaches the club to the hands of the golfer. As per the golf rules, the grip needs to have a circular shape without any hollows, lumps or bumps. The grips can be made of leather or rubber with the assortment of grooves, ridges or small holes. These designs make it easy for the golfers to hold on the club even without a large grip. To include different grip styles and hand sizes, there are various types of grips available.
2. The shaft: This part connects the head to the grip and this part should be in round shape in the cross-section. The majority of the golf club shafts are made either of resin and carbon-fiber composite or steel. Carbon fiber is lighter in weight than steel, but this is pricier. Besides, the golfers also say that striking with carbon-fiber clubs also feel quite different than striking the balls with steel-shafted clubs. This difference mainly arises as both these club types transmit different vibrations. But in terms of grips, the shaft material of the club is entirely an individual preference. Besides, the firmness of the shaft is also another major variable.
3. The head: This is the section of a golf club where the swing energy is transferred to the golf ball. The golf club heads are available with more variations than the shafts or grips. But overall, these variations mainly fall into any of the three broad categories, namely the heads of putters, irons, and woods. The “sweet spot” of the club marks the middle part of the club face, which is actually the ideal place to strike the ball. Now let’s get the details of the variations of golf club heads:
• Putters: The putters usually have a simple job and it is to strike the ball with the face, which is perpendicular to the path of gentle swing and these also cause the golf ball to roll around the ground until this falls into the hole. The putter is mainly designed to transfer quite less force to the golf ball compared to woods or irons. The heads of putters are available in different shapes like blades, blocks, thick, thin, long, short etc.
• Irons: This type of golf club heads are meant for a great variety of shots than the woods. Where the woods are optimal for both very long and long shots, but the shots of iron heads can range for 200 yards or more. The less exaggerated shots and shorter shafts of these golf heads result in various solutions for various types of players. The iron heads are a lot more resistant to off-center twisting and therefore a lot more forgiving of those swings, which are offline by several millimeters.
• Woods: These come with the biggest heads of golf clubs. These are designed in such a way that these can send the balls almost 300 yards or more with just a single swing. Wood shafts are usually longer than other golf club shafts. This length enhances the power, which therefore can be transmitted to the ball.