1) Golf Club Heads:
a) Titanium: Titanium is the most expensive material used in building golf clubs heads and combines light weight and excellent strength. The light weight of titanium allow building large oversized driver heads featuring perimeter weight distribution, low Center of Gravity location and high M.O.I. (Moment of Inertia) to increase forgiveness on off-center hits.
b) Ti-Alloy: Ti-Alloy products are Aluminum products with trace elements of Titanium. Ti-Alloy products are among the least expensive and are meant for beginners and junior golfers. Most box sets sold in discount stores feature a Ti-Alloy (aka Matrix) driver. For Matrix drivers Monark Golf is using only 7075 alloy that is stronger and superior to widely used 6061 alloy.
c) Stainless steel: 17-4 stainless steel is usually used in professional quality metal wood heads. 431 is usually used in professional quality iron heads because this material is a bit softer and offers more bending options.
2) Golf Club Shafts:
a) The shaft is not "the engine of the golf club" (you are the engine) but it acts more like the drive train. The shaft is as important as the head of a golf club. The shaft is the chief controller of total club weight. The way the shaft bends forward just before impact influences the ball's launch angle. In graphite shafts there is a matter of twisting of the shaft effecting the shot accuracy.
b) Pros on the PGA Tour change shafts in the clubs more often than grips and secondly never use the stock shafts that comes with the club standard off the rack.
c) Graphite or Steel Shafts? Graphite shafts are lighter than steel shafts and allow longer clubs. Graphite shafts reduce the shock at impact. We suggest you to use graphite shafts if
. You are a women
. You are a senior golfer
. You have joint problem
. You want to use a longer driver
. You are a player with average or below average swing speed seeking to add distance.
3) Golf Club Grips:
a) The grip is the golfer's only contact with the club. The grips need to allow you to control the club without excessively tightening your hands. When you excessively tighten your hands, you develop "alligator arms" and your swing becomes short and cramped.
b) Grips tend to oxidize, harden, get slick, and lose their tackiness and traction over time. We suggest you to replace your golf grips often, about every 6 months.
4) Golf Club Length:
a) The club length is measured from the butt end of the grip down the back side of the club down to where the club meets the ground.
b) A longer golf club will hit further if you can consistently hit the sweet spot of your club - so length can be a good thing. However, since the swing arc is longer, it often is also harder to keep under control - so length can be a bad thing. For every quarter inch by which you miss the sweet spot on your club, you lose about 5 yards in distance. Average golfers will hit closer to the sweet spot more often by using a shorter shaft. The average driver length on the PGA Tour is 44.5", this means 0.5" - 1" shorter than most manufacturers. However most golfers will opt for longer length to the sacrifice of greater control.
We are using the following industry standard for the club length:
5) Shaft Flex:
a) Shaft flex is defined as the shaft's overall resistance to bending in the longitudinal plane The shaft flex is categorized by the basic designations of L (Lady), A (Men's Senior), R (Men's Regular), S (Stiff) and X (Extra-Stiff). The contribution of the flex to the ball flight comes from the shaft bending forward just before the clubhead hits the ball. The stronger the golfer, the later the golfer's release of the wrist-cock; the faster the golfer's swing speed, and more flexible the shaft, the more the shaft will bend forward before the clubhead hits the ball. The stiffer the flex, the less this forward bending of shaft will happen before impact. Conclusion: Stiffer shafts are better for stronger hitting golfers.
b) The shaft bend point is the distribution of stiffness over the length of the shaft. Golfers with average and below average swing speed generally benefit from lower kick-point shafts, which help get the ball up in the air. Players with higher swing speed prefer higher kick points.