- Portion of the club the golfer holds
- Typically made of rubber or a similar compound
- Connects to the club head and provides additional energy in club
- Portion of the club head where it connects to the club shaft
- Front-facing portion of the club head that strikes the ball
- Tiny grooves on the club face create spin on a golf ball
- Golf clubs are available with different grip types
- Vary in thickness, material, and firmness to match the player
- Smaller hands should use a thinner grip
- Larger hands should use a thicker grip
- Commonly used in iron sets, wedges, and putters
- Extremely durable and more accurate than graphite shafts
- Tapered "steps" on steel shafts serve as flex points
- Commonly used in drivers and fairway woods
- Lightweight, allowing players to swing faster,
creating more club head speed
- Absorbs more vibration than steel
Club Face Basics
- Surface area that strikes the golf ball
- Contains grooves that create ball spin (fewer grooves on woods than irons)
- Grooves vary in size, depth, thickness, and material
depending on club design
- Bigger club face creates a larger sweet spot
- Loft is the angle of the club face, which controls trajectory and affects distance
- Every club face has a degree of loft
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