How-To Guides: Buying an Iron Set Golf season is here, and everyone is thinking this will be the year for dropping the handicap. The right set of irons — and consistent practice and play — can definitely help you achieve that goal. Now, most golfers golf bag consists of 14 clubs built for various reasons. […]
About Justin Smith
Justin has been in the Golf Industry for 2 years while playing professionally for the last 8 years. He was a member of the University of Minnesota Golf team from 200-2004. Justin played on the NGA Tour from 2005-2012 and the Web.com Tour in 2007 and 2010. He has Fitting Certifications from: Ping and Mizuno.
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Putting: Green Games “Make’s Game” and “Tornado”: Fun ways to improve your putting Teeing it high and letting it fly is what golfers love but not necessarily what they always need on the practice range. Remember, putting accounts for about 40 percent of a golfer’s total strokes per round. So, we all need to focus our […]
Golf Club Components: Clubhead Topline The topline is the area on irons just above the face. It’s most pronounced at address. The thickness of the topline is widely considered a good indication of whether the club is designed for forgiveness or for workability, the latter of which is more popular with low-handicap players. The thickness […]
Golf Club Components: Clubhead Toe A golf club’s toe is the area of the face farthest from the shaft and hosel of the clubhead. Or the toe is simply the front end of a clubhead.
Golf Club Specs: Shaft Tipping This is the removal of any particular length from the tip-end of a shaft. Tipping has the effect of making the shaft play stiffer — generally a third to a half flex for every 1/2 inch removed. Tipping can only be accomplished with parallel or unitized or tapered shafts.
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