Golf Equipment
Golf clubs seem simple enough. There’s a grip, a shaft and a clubhead. No moving parts, no engine, no batteries required.

Closer inspection, however, reveals these seemingly rudimentary tools to be more complex than a NASA space rover. OK, so that’s a stretch. Still, there’s an amazing amount of math, physics and geometry packed into every golf club.

What’s more with golf equipment, each club performs differently based on the skill of the player swinging it. The golfer with a clubhead speed of 110 mph will hit a driver one way, while a golfer swinging at 90 mph will get much different results from the very same club.

The takeaway: One size does not fit all. That holds true throughout the set, from driver to fairway woods, hybrid clubs to irons, wedges to the putter. The golfer who understands basic golf equipment concepts will naturally choose clubs that work best for his game.

In our Golf Equipment, Choices section, you’ll learn how minor variations in a club’s construction can have a major impact on your results. Topics including shaft flex and material, club length, clubhead loft and lie, grip size, the importance of clubfitting and more are covered in-depth by our experts. They also explain technical terms like Moment of Inertia (MOI), Center of Gravity (CG) and the difference between “game-improvement” irons and traditional “blades.”

Of course, clubs are merely the tip of the golf equipment iceberg. We’ve got tips explaining the various types of golf balls and how to choose the right ball for you. Training aids are a popular way to improve through practice – you can learn all about them right here. We’ll advise you on accessories such as hand-held golf GPS devices and rangefinders, too.

Indeed, there’s a multitude of equipment factors that influence how well you drive, chip, putt and score. Hey, golf is a pretty complicated game. It only looks simple.

1.Are Thomas Pre-Owned Golf Clubs A Good Value?
2.Blades vs. Game-Improvement Golf Irons: Pros and Cons
3.Bulge Face & The Gear Effect: How It Helps Your Golf Game
4.Check Golf Clubs, Setup to Prevent Contact On Toe, Golf Tip
5.Club Length And Loft Affect Golf Slicing, Contact
6.Custom Fitting for Golf Ball Selection
7.Custom-Fit vs. Off-the-Rack Golf Clubs
8.Does Distance Matter, Golf Tip
9.Don’t Harm Your Game with Bad Golf Gloves
10.Golf Accessories: High-Performance Tees
11.Golf Accessories: Rangefinders and GPS Devices
12.Golf Accessories: Training Aids
13.Golf Ball Comparison Chart
14.Golf Ball Compression Chart and Rank
15.Golf Ball Dimples
16.Golf Ball Fitting, Short Game Performance Is Key
17.Golf Ball Layers
18.Golf Ball Layers Determine Spin, Distance
19.Golf Ball Spin Chart
20.Golf Balls: Should You Always Play the Same Model?
21.Golf Club Distances, Article
22.Golf Clubs: Should You Mix It Up Like Mickelson?
23.Golf Shafts: Steel or Graphite?
24.Graphite Shafts: Lighter and Faster Than Steel, Golf Tip
25.Grip Size Affects Golf Club Performance
26.How To Solve A Shank, Golf Swing Tip
27.Improve Your Short Game By Limiting Club Options, Golf Tip
28.Keep Golf Club Grips Clean and New for Best Results
29.Make Your Home a Golf Practice Palace
30.MOI and Game-Improvement Golf Clubs
31.Most Important Club In Your Bag: Putter Or Driver? Golf Tip
32.Pick a Go-To Club for Golf’s Specialty Shots
33.Practice Barefoot for Better Balance, Golf Tip
34.Right Grip Style Can Benefit Your Game, Golf Tip
35.The Benefits of Selecting the Right Golf Shaft Flex
36.Titleist Golf Balls: Not Just For Pros
37.Use Weighted Club to Boost Clubhead Speed, Control, Golf Tip
38.What Are Game-Improvement Irons? Golf Information
39.What Are the Benefits of Frequency-Matched Shafts? Golf Tip
40.What’s in Most Pro Golfers’ Bags and Why? Golf Information
41.What’s So Sweet About the Sweet Spot? Golf Tip
42.Which Golf Ball Compression is Right for You?
43.Who Should Play Blade Golf Irons?
44.Who Should Play Game-Improvement Golf Irons?
45.Women’s Golf Balls: How to Choose the Right One for You