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.

Golf can be a difficult game but technology has fortunately made it a lot easier. If you play golf or are interested in learning the game, it is important to know some basic information about the tools you are using. Since it can also be an expensive game, you will want to consider the different options available before making a decision.

If you decide to purchase new clubs, it is highly advised that you get properly fitted for them. Since each person is unique, we all require different specifications in our equipment to optimize performance. You can have all the natural talent in the world but without clubs that fit your dimensions and swing, the game will be more difficult than it should be. Thomas Golf offers free fittings on their website: simply fill in the information and one of the club fitters will email you back with your recommended specifications. They also sell clubs that independent research has shown to offer easier alignment and more accuracy. With the level top plane on the woods and their alignment indicators, you are better prepared to aim and hit your target.

The basic set of golf clubs consists of a driver, fairway woods, hybrids, irons, wedges, and a putter. How these clubs are arranged in your set will depend again on your dimensions and club fitting. For instance, let's say you are a beginning golfer. If you start the game with blade style irons designed for experienced players then it will be very difficult for you to hit solid shots. On the other hand, if you start the game with more forgiving clubs, such as Thomas Golf's AT505 irons then you'll find the ball much easier to hit well.

This section will discuss further the design and intention of each club as well as some guides to help you hit them more effectively.

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 – Tip
5.Club Length & Loft Affect Golf Slicing and 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.Getting Help With Shaft Selection
11.Golf Accessories: High-Performance Tees
12.Golf Accessories: Rangefinders and GPS Devices
13.Golf Accessories: Training Aids
14.Golf Ball Comparison Chart
15.Golf Ball Compression Chart & Rank
16.Golf Ball Core Chart
17.Golf Ball Covers Chart
18.Golf Ball Dimples Chart
19.Golf Ball Layers Chart
20.Golf Ball Layers Determine Spin, Distance
21.Golf Ball Price Chart
22.Golf Ball Spin Chart
23.Golf Balls: Should You Always Play the Same Model?
24.Golf Club Distances
25.Golf Clubs: Should You Mix It Up Like Mickelson?
26.Golf Grip Tips to Consider
27.Golf Shafts: Steel or Graphite?
28.Graphite Shafts: Lighter and Faster Than Steel – Golf Tip
29.Grip Size Affects Golf Club Performance
30.How To Solve A Shank – Golf Swing Tip
31.Improve Your Short Game By Limiting Club Options – Golf Tip
32.Keep Golf Club Grips Clean and New for Best Results
33.Make Your Home a Golf Practice Palace
34.MOI and Game-Improvement Golf Clubs
35.Most Important Club In Your Bag: Putter Or Driver ? – Golf Tip
36.Pick a Go-To Club for Golf’s Specialty Shots
37.Practice Barefoot for Better Balance – Golf Tip
38.Right Grip Style Can Benefit Your Game – Golf Tip
39.Selecting a Golf Ball for Short Game Performance is Key
40.The Benefits of Selecting the Right Golf Shaft Flex
41.Thomas Golf Square-Head Chippers (Right Handed)
42.Thomas Golf Traditional-Shape Chippers (Left Handed)
43.Thomas Golf Traditional-Shape Chippers (Right Handed)
44.Titleist Golf Balls: Not Just For Pros
45.Top 10 Videos On Golf Equipment Choices
46.Use Weighted Golf Club to Boost Clubhead Speed & Control
47.What Are Game-Improvement Irons? Golf Information
48.What Are the Benefits of Frequency-Matched Shafts ? – Golf Tip
49.What’s in Most Pro Golfers’ Bags and Why? Golf Information
50.What’s So Sweet About the Sweet Spot ? – Golf Tip
51.Which Golf Ball Compression is Right for You?
52.Who Should Play Blade Golf Irons?
53.Who Should Play Game-Improvement Golf Irons?
54.Women’s Golf Balls: How to Choose the Right One for You