The game of golf is played with a golf ball and a set of golf clubs.
Several types of clubs are used to play a golf course, depending on
distance and situational requirements. A player may use no more
than 14 different golf clubs during a golf tournament.
Early golf clubs were made from wood, but stronger golf club materials
and improved designs emerged as harder golf balls were developed.
Today's golf club heads and shafts are made from a combination of steel,
graphite, titanium, and various alloys. As golf players continually
seek an extra performance edge, golf club designers continue to develop
clubs that claim improved stroke accuracy and flight distance.
Competition among golf club manufacturers is intense and has resulted
in good quality golf clubs becoming widely available at reasonable prices.
A set of golf clubs consists of woods and irons
with varying shaft lengths and clubface angles, plus a putter.
A golf club's shaft length and clubface angle affects the distance
and height of the golf ball's flight trajectory. In order to
deal with the range of situations encountered on the golf course,
most players have eight to ten irons, three to five woods, and a putter.
Woods are designed for long-distance strokes. The 1-wood
is called a driver and is normally used for tee shots.
All other woods are used on the golf course fairway.
Irons are designed for approaches to the green. Special types
of irons, called wedges, are designed to hit the ball high and short, and
are used for a variety of special situations near the putting green.
Putters are designed to roll the golf ball, and are most often used
on the putting green. The straight, full clubface of a putter
helps to aim putting shots accurately.
A Golf Player uses a Putter to Putt a Golf Ball into a Hole
Golf-Balls.org features two leading golf club manufacturers,
Pinemeadow Golf and GigaGolf, which sell their golf clubs online.
We also list a selection of popular pro shops and golf equipment
manufacturers that sell new and used golf clubs, golf balls, components
and accessories at competitive prices.
This golf equipment company has built clubs for thousands
of players worldwide during the last 15 years. They strive to stay
up to date with current golf technologies, offering their golf clubs at
attractive prices. www.PinemeadowGolf.com
This company sells their custom clubs direct, which can save
customers money versus buying more expensive "off the rack" clubs from
retail middlemen. Website visitors will find that GigaGolf uses
high quality components. Their standard shafts and grips compare
favorably with industry standards. Their GigaGolf eFit system,
along with their exclusive Shaft Fitting Wizard, is designed to guide
buyers through the online purchasing process. www.GigaGolf.com
This firm offers certified used golf clubs. Some
golfers prefer to exchange their old golf clubs and trade up to Certified
Preowned Callaway Golf Clubs rather than buy new golf clubs. www.CallawayGolfPreowned.com