Woods are by definition the clubs that go far; they allow you to cover distances from the tee or to attack a par 5 in 2.
From the driver to the hybrid through to the 3 wood, from the wooden head many years ago to the current large hollow multi-adjustable steel, titanium or carbon head,
these clubs are surely those which have undergone the most alterations over time.
When we talk about woods, we are talking about:
- Choice of shaft:
This is the engine of the club: too rigid and the trajectories are generally too low and too far to the right, too soft and the trajectories are too high and too far to the left.
- Iron shaft correspondence - driver:
- Graphite irons >>Regular shaft for wood
- Regular steel irons >> Stiff shaft for wood
- Stiff steel iron >> X-Stiff shaft for wood
- Sweet Spot (Ideal striking zone):
Clearly, the sweet spot is related to the club's ease of play (often pointed out by the brand).
Adjustment of the head and the ferrule (black ring positioned between the shaft and the head).
The brands have researched advanced techniques to allow us to adjust our trajectories. Two types of techniques are used :
- The adjustment of the ferrule can also affect the angle of the club face (the loft) as well as the angle of the shaft (the lie)
- The adjustments to the head change the distribution of the weight of the club in the majority of cases and influence trajectories.