Posts made in May, 2012

How Does A Variable Thickness Face Affect Off Center Hits?

Posted by on May 29, 2012 in Clubfitting, Clubhead Design | 2 comments

Tweet In the world of club face design, there is what are called “uniform thickness faces” and there are “variable thickness faces.” A face designed to be uniform in thickness is just that – the face is manufactured so the entire face has the same dimensional thickness. To contrast, a variable thickness face is manufactured so a specific area of the center of the face is slightly thicker than the surrounding area around the center of the face. Below is an illustration of a typical variable thickness face design from one of my driver head designs. In this case, you can see that the...

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How Far Can I Hit the Ball with My Natural Ability?

Posted by on May 23, 2012 in Clubfitting, Clubhead Design, Tips | 4 comments

Tweet Who doesn’t want to hit the ball longer? Shoot, one of the reasons Tiger Woods embarked on some major swing changes in his career was because he became concerned when he dropped out of the top 5 in driving distance on the PGA Tour. Every golfer would love to hit the ball farther, not just with the driver but with all the clubs. But can they? Is there more distance out there to be had for most of us or just a few of us? One thing’s for sure – if you are custom fit by a really GOOD, really EXPERIENCED custom clubfitter, you will end up hitting the ball as far as your natural...

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How To Find The Best Custom Clubfitters

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Clubfitting | 4 comments

Tweet With the advent of adjustable hosel drivers and special order fitting options from the big golf club companies, a growing number of golfers are becoming aware that custom clubfitting exists with claims that it is a way for them to improve their play.  The problem with this type of awareness among golfers about custom fitting is that it becomes too easy for uneducated golfers to be fooled into going to be custom fit by people and businesses that cannot perform the type of custom fitting that can deliver visible game improvement. Using an adjustable hosel driver or simply ordering custom...

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Clubhead Cup Face and How it Affects Performance

Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Clubhead Design, Golf Club Technology | 14 comments

Tweet All driver heads as well as some fairway wood and hybrid heads are manufactured from a number of separate pieces which are welded together to complete the final construction of the clubhead.  Most common are driver heads which are manufactured from 4 separate pieces, as shown by this illustration below. Of the separate pieces which make up the complete clubhead, one is always the clubface. Within such types of driver, fairway wood and hybrid head construction, the face can be formed to be welded to the body in two different ways, one called an EDGE WELDED face and the other referred...

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Wedge Backspin – Create Backspin with Micro-Groove Wedge

Posted by on May 2, 2012 in Tips, Wedge Fitting | 11 comments

Tweet Who isn’t amazed at the ability of the men and women tour players to stop the ball on the green? Without question, elite players can generate more backspin first, because of their swing technique. When a slight downward angle of attack, when the face is dead square to the swing path, when the wrist cock angle is unhinged very late and when the clubface able to contacts the ball first before driving into the turf, more friction is generated between the ball and the clubface and more backspin will occur. Unfortunately, not all of us can master these very precise, simultaneous swing...

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