Tidbits for you to think about
By Terry Koehler, The Wedge Guy
Terry Koehler has been in the golf industry for over 30 years and currently spends his days as the President of EIDOLON Golf, a small premium wedge company in Victoria, Texas. He's been blogging for over 3 years and has written hundreds of articles ranging from golf tips to equipment issues. His blog will appear on ClubSG twice per week. You can reach Terry to have your golf questions answered at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We've all had fun with this topic the past couple of Friday's so I'm going to stay on it for today, and talk about how little things can mean a lot when it comes to tweaking your equipment. What I've been trying to communicate is that when it comes to your golf clubs, what you see is not necessarily what you get. On the surface, a golf club seems to be a pretty simple thing – a piece of metal, at the end of a tubular piece of metal or graphite, with a rubber-like handle at the end. But when that golf club is put into motion at 100 mph or so, a lot of dynamics begin to happen.
This is the most relevant with regard to driver shafts, for two reasons. First, the driver generates the most clubhead speed, and speed magnifies error, as we discussed. And secondly, the driver is the largest head, with the center of mass further from the axis of the shaft, so that exerts all kinds of forces on the shaft itself.
But I thought I’d wrap up this subject . . . for now . . . with some random observations I’ve made over the years about equipment cause and effect:
So, there you have some random thoughts of the hundreds that swirl around in my head. Let me know your other questions about equipment and we’ll stay on this as long as you like.
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Thanks for the tip on the putter fitting...never crossed my mind to get it done..BTW I also agree on shortening the shaft of the driver.. It really works..
I choke down on my driver for control. But I seem to lose distance.
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