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How to Choose Golf
The fairway wood is a vital piece to any golfers bag and game, so
therefore it makes sense to really think about what you’re buying to
ensure you buy the right one to suit you. A lot of the time though it’s hard to
know where to start when looking for a club. Here are a few hints and bits of
information to help you to make the decision.
LoftLoft is the description given to the angle at
which the club face slants on the club. The higher the loft then the more height
you will be able to gain when striking the ball.
Club Head There are a few simple things to remember
when purchasing a new club. The smaller the head of the club then the
easier it will be to control, but obviously the sweet spot will be smaller. Club
heads can either be made from steel or titanium, both have very unique
properties which can affect your game.
Steel HeadsThe steel heads will make the club feel
heavier, giving you slightly more control but due to the weight of the head the
swing becomes less forgiving so they are more for the more experienced players.
Titanium HeadsClubs with titanium heads are very
expensive, thus why many people opt for the steel heads. As the titanium is very
light though it means that the club is lighter to swing offering more
flexibility and allowing more power, it allows more forgiveness on the swing
too. At the same time though it will offer less control to the player. It
also allows the head to be larger as the material is lighter, this can mean a
larger sweet spot which again adds to the forgiveness in the swing.
A general rule is that the higher the angle of loft on the club then the
more control you will have, but less ball distance and it is the same vice
versa. If you have a slow swing speed then you will need a loft of about 10 – 12
degrees, with faster and lighter clubs you should be looking to get a loft of
about 8 – 10 degrees.
Swing SpeedPurchasing a lighter club is advised if
you need a faster swing, this will give you added power and a longer ball
distance. For golfers that are stronger and have a fast swing, they will choose
the heavier swing to counteract their swing speed and give them the added
control they need.
LengthThere are three
different lengths available when purchasing a fairway wood: Traditional (43-44
inches), Mid length (45-46 inches) and long (more than 46 inches), the rule is
usually that the sorter the club then the more control you will have with it.
Hopefully this information will aid you in your
fairway wood choice and you enjoy your golf games even more!
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