Golf Club Bible: How to Choose the Right Clubs for Your Game

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A step-by-step guide for selecting the correct clubs tailored to a golfer's specific game.

Professional golfers have their clubs custom fitted to their swing. For the everyday golfer, Golf Club Bible provides expert guidance in choosing the right set of clubs. Since golf is so technical, golfers want the latest technologies available to improve their handicap. Buying new clubs is a substantial investment, so finding the right set is crucial.

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Overview

A step-by-step guide for selecting the correct clubs tailored to a golfer's specific game.

Professional golfers have their clubs custom fitted to their swing. For the everyday golfer, Golf Club Bible provides expert guidance in choosing the right set of clubs. Since golf is so technical, golfers want the latest technologies available to improve their handicap. Buying new clubs is a substantial investment, so finding the right set is crucial.

Golf pro Lee Pearce provides detailed information on key areas of club fittings, including center-of-gravity positioning, shaft flex and torque, along with a special chapter on the swing, the most important part of the game.

This comprehensive guide covers every key aspect of clubs, including:

  • How woods, irons, putters and wedges work.
  • Factors to consider when purchasing clubs, such as budget, manufacturer, fit and custom options.
  • How equipment can vary in design, materials, loft, weight, look and feel.
  • Special considerations for women golfers.
  • How equipment has changed over the years.

Using this practical and carefully illustrated guide, golfers can ensure they make the most of their abilities in this challenging sport.

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Editorial Reviews

TravelGolf.com - Jason Scott Deegan
[This] is a comprehensive guide on all key areas of equipment and club fitting. It sorts through insider information that might make your head spin-terms like shaft flex and torque and center-of-gravity positioning. It explains how woods, irons, putters and wedges work. It guides you through the purchasing process, taking into account budget, manufacturer and custom options. The guide is practical and well illustrated. It is a ring binder, making it easy to flip through the pages. The book is not intended to be an instructional guide, but there are teaching elements inherent with equipment that find their way into the book. For example, there are pictures of different golf grips in the feel section of the book. It even has a special section devoted to women, which could be a great help for any wife or daughter trying to get into the game for the first time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781554074952
  • Publisher: Firefly Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 9/17/2009
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,391,782
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Pearce is a certified member of the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) and was formerly a PGA professional at Gog Magog Golf Club in Cambridge, England. Lee has contributed to a number of golf instruction books, including Golfer's Logbook and Golf Handbook.

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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction

THE MODERN GAME
Changes in the Modern Game
Outlook on Custom Fitting

THE EQUIPMENT EXPLAINED
An Introduction to Golf Clubs
How do Clubs Work?
The Driver
Fairway Woods
Hybrid Clubs
Irons
Wedges
The Putter
Club Maintenance

EQUIPMENT VARIATIONS
Product Cycle
Materials
Loft
Weight
Look
Feel

BASIC CLUB FITTING
Height
Swing Speed
Launch Angle
Ability
Ball Flight
Hand Size
Seniors
Juniors

DETAILED CUSTOM FITTING
Why Go For Detailed?
Clubface at Impact
Lie of Club at Impact
Spin
Weight Distribution
Swing Weight

SWING
Introduction to the Swing
Club at Impact
Shape of Swing
Swing Pattern
Path of Club

CHOOSING THE RIGHT CLUBS
On the Course
How to Play Different Types of Courses
Picking Your 14 Clubs

PURCHASING CLUBS
What to Consider
Budget
Manufacturer Preference

LADIES' CLUBS
Club Cosmetics
Swing Speed
Height
Weight
Length
Hand Size/Grip

Further Resources
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgments

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Preface

Introduction

Although the Alliss family have been involved in the world of golf for nigh on 100 years, there are still parts of the game that fascinate me. Golf hasn't changed since its conception, but there is an endless flow of words and deeds that forever provides an ongoing mass of information, ideas, theories and dreams, all adding up to a wondrous part of the game itself.

I am continually astounded that golfers find themselves in ever newly created situations during a simple round of golf! The Rules of the game, which started off written on one page, now consist of a volume comparable to the Encyclopedia Britannica, and yet every year situations arise calling for new rulings and explanations. Over the years, hundreds of books have been written about the game and its players and how it was spread around the world, whether by Scottish engineers bound for South America or India (who for some reason took along their golf clubs)
or by members of the diplomatic corps, who were trying to spread the word of law and order throughout the four corners of the world.

That's why I was so interested in reading Golf Club Bible. It covers every aspect of the game and, in simple terms, allows the reader to follow its evolution, explaining the whys and wherefores of this extraordinary sport. But more than that, it also covers every aspect of the tricky business of finding the right clubs to help your game move forward, something every golfer — whether a novice or one who already loves the game — needs. I have even picked up the odd tip myself!

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