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Golf Club Wood Head Definitions:

Wood    Originally a club with a wooden head, relatively little loft and a long handle used for driving the ball and/or hitting long shots (e.g., "driver or #1 wood, fairway woods, utility woods," and so forth)  (now most "woods" are stainless steel or titanium).

Driver   The club that is used to hit the ball for the first shot on a par 4 or par 5 hole. The longest hitting club in the set. Drivers commonly have lofts between 7 and 12 degrees.

Utility Wood or Hybrid Wood  Fairway wood of varied lofts, head shape or sole shape which may also have playing characteristics associated with irons.

Fairway Wood   A wood other than the driver, or #1 wood.  Usually used for long shots from the fairway or rough.

Titanium  Material used in club head and shaft design which has a higher strength to weight ratio than steel allowing larger and lighter design. Information on Titanium head construction & alloys

Ti-Alloy Alloy used for wood heads that contains some Titanium, but a much larger amount of less expensive (generally Aluminum) alloys.

Volume  The measurement of the size of a wood head as measured by liquid displacement.

Club Head   the most massive part of the club at the bottom end (opposite the grip or handle) of the shaft.

Lie or Lie Angle The angle, measured in degrees, of the club's shaft when the club is set in the address position as measured from the shaft to the sole of the clubhead.

Crown   The top of a wood's head.

Face or club Face That part of the club head which comes into direct contact with the ball.

Face Width or Hitting Area The distance from the heel to the toe on the club face which comes into direct contact with the ball.

Sole  The bottom or underside of any type of golf club. It is where the club rests on the ground in playing position.

Toe   The far end of the clubhead (farthest from the hosel/neck/shaft)

Heel Where the club head is attached to the shaft.

Hosel  The entry point of the shaft into the head on any golf club.

Hosel I. D.  The inside diameter of the hosel.  Measured in thousandths of an inch. (0.335", 0.350", 0.410", 0.370")

Hosel O. D. or Hosel Diameter  The outside diameter of the hosel.  Measured in millimeters. (32mm)

Hosel Depth or Hosel Bore Depth  The distance from the Hosel top to the bottom of the Hosel Bore.  Measured in millimeters. (12.5mm)  See "Bore Type", "Blind Bore", "Bore-through", "Deep Bore" and "Standard bore".

Oversize Hosel   Any metal wood hosel larger than 0.335" is considered to be an oversize hosel.

Thermoplastic Hosel  The hosel of a golf club that is produced from some type of thermoplastic material, allowing it to be constructed to produce specific lie and face angles. Ping developed this type of hosel for proprietary use in its titanium drivers.

Groove The indentations cut into the club face which cause the ball to spin.

Vertical Roll or Roll  The curve of the face of a wood (from top to bottom). The roll helps to compensate for slightly descending or ascending angles of the swing plane to keep the launch angle of the shot more consistent.

Club Loft The angle of the club face. It affects the launch angle which determines the flight and distance of the ball when struck.

Face Height  The distance from the Sole to the Crown at mid face (Hitting Area)



Horizontal Bulge or Bulge The curve of the face of a wood (from heel to toe) which helps shots hit toward the heel or toe curve back in the direction of the intended ball flight.  This is known as the gear effect.    Bulge helps toed shots draw or hook and heeled shots fade or slice.







Offset  The distance from the forward most point of the hosel to the leading edge of the blade. Offset will help a player to align the club face with the target, reducing a slice, and may produce higher ball flight.








Face Angle Position of the club face relative to the intended line of ball flight. For right-handed golfers, a square face angle aligns directly at the target; an open face aligns to the right, while a closed face aligns left.

Square or Square Face  At a right angle. A square faced club head naturally sets at a 90 angle
to the clubhead's intended swing path.

Closed or Hook Face   A wood with a closed face angle. Hook face woods may help players who slice to hit the ball straight.  Because of the swing dynamics of the new oversize driver heads an oversize club head must have a 1 to 2 closed face to square up at impact.

Open face  A wood with an open face angle may help players who hooks to hit the ball straight.

Bore Type   The term used to describe how far a shaft penetrates into a club's hosel. See "Blind Bore", "Bore-through", "Deep Bore" and "Standard bore".

Bore-Through   Method of shaft insertion where shaft is inserted all of the way through the club head so that the tip of the shaft is visible on the sole of the club.

Blind Bore or Deep Bore  A bore configuration of metal woods in which the shaft penetrates the bore to a standard depth in excess of 1 1/2"(to the sole but not through).

Standard Bore   Bore type in a wood in which there is 1 1/2" from the ground line to the point at which the shaft bottoms out in the hosel. May also be called "metal wood bore." 

Through-Bore (Thru-Bore) Plug    Plastic or wooden plug inserted into the shaft tip in through-bore shaft applications to cosmetically finish the shaft tip.


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