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.

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9.Bulge Face & The Gear Effect: How It Helps Your Golf Game
10.Check Golf Clubs, Setup to Prevent Contact On Toe, Golf Tip
11.Club Length And Loft Affect Golf Slicing, Contact
12.Custom Fitting for Golf Ball Selection
13.Custom-Fit vs. Off-the-Rack Golf Clubs
14.Does Distance Matter, Golf Tip
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16.Golf Accessories: High-Performance Tees
17.Golf Accessories: Rangefinders and GPS Devices
18.Golf Accessories: Training Aids
19.Golf Ball Comparison Chart
20.Golf Ball Compression Chart
21.Golf Ball Compression Chart and Rank
22.Golf Ball Core Chart
23.Golf Ball Covers Chart
24.Golf Ball Dimples
25.Golf Ball Fitting, Short Game Performance Is Key
26.Golf Ball Layers
27.Golf Ball Layers Determine Spin, Distance
28.Golf Ball Spin Chart
29.Golf Balls: Should You Always Play the Same Model?
30.Golf Club Distances, Article
31.Golf Clubs: Should You Mix It Up Like Mickelson?
32.Golf Shafts: Steel or Graphite?
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34.Grip Size Affects Golf Club Performance
35.How To Solve A Shank, Golf Swing Tip
36.Improve Your Short Game By Limiting Club Options, Golf Tip
37.Keep Golf Club Grips Clean and New for Best Results
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39.MOI and Game-Improvement Golf Clubs
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41.Pick a Go-To Club for Golf’s Specialty Shots
42.Practice Barefoot for Better Balance, Golf Tip
43.Right Grip Style Can Benefit Your Game, Golf Tip
44.The Benefits of Selecting the Right Golf Shaft Flex
45.Titleist Golf Balls: Not Just For Pros
46.Use Weighted Club to Boost Clubhead Speed, Control, Golf Tip
47.What Are Game-Improvement Irons? Golf Information
48.What Are the Benefits of Frequency-Matched Shafts? Golf Tip
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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