Any dedicated golfer should not just be aware of the tricks of the trade but the trade itself. One should be familiar with the equipment he/she should possess in order to smoothly play the game called golf.
Callaway golf clubs
There are four basic kinds of golf clubs that any golfer ought to have in his/her arsenal. They are as follows: putter, wedges, wood and iron. The clubs differ in their loft angle, which is an important thing to consider when talking about the distance a ball can travel when the club is swung.
Any Callaway golf club has the following parts:
- Grip – this is the part of the Callaway golf club located on top and is held by the golfer when he/she is making a swing
- Shaft – this is the part of the golf club that connects the grip to the hosel. It is narrow, long and straight. The golf shaft is usually made of granite or steel
- The hosel – this part is located at the upper part of the club head. More commonly known as “the neck”, it connects the shaft of the golf club.
- Club head – the club head is the part of the golf club used to strike the golf ball. It has several parts including the club face – the flat part of the club which is the actual part of the club that touches the ball and the sole located at the bottom of the club- the one that touches the ground.
Callaway golf balls
During the old times, at around the 14th to the 17th century, golf balls were made of beech, a type of hardwood. Later on, a different kind of ball, called “feathery” was slowly displacing hardwood balls at the golf ball of choice. It is made up of leather, hand sewn to look like a pouch, and is filled up with chicken or duck feathers, as the name implies. In 1848 Robert Adam Patterson, developed a ball called gutta-perch or gutty. The gutty is made from the sap of the Sapodilla tree commonly found in Malaysia. In 1898, the rubber Haskell golf ball was invented while Haskell was waiting for his golf date with Bertram Work of B.F. Goodrich Company. It was in 1900s, when dimples that are concave in shape were added to the golf balls for a better control of the ball’s trajectory, spin as well as flight. Eventually golf balls were created to fit the needs, strength and weakness of the user and by 1967, Spalding bought the patent of solid golf ball from Jim Bartsch.
Callaway golf ball marker
Although avoided as much as possible, golf balls can be lifted from its place if in case it is too dirty, or if it is blocking the way of an opponent’s ball. If in case this occurs, a round, flat, metallic or plastic ball marker is used to indicate the position of the ball prior to moving. Each ball marker is distinguishable from others. A penny or any coin can be used instead if a ball marker is not available.
Callaway golf bag
It is also important that a golfer has his/her own golf bag that contains all of his golf clubs. Modern golf clubs are either made of nylon, leather or canvas. A metal or plastic reinforcement surrounds the bag for added support and frame. Older forms of golf bags use any other types of material including the genitals of an elephant. There are several types of golf bags used to carry a minimum of 14 clubs (the mandatory minimum number of clubs any golfer should carry within a game). A carry bag, as the name implies, is carried by the player while going through the golf course. It could come in the form of a Sunday bag or a stand bag. A cart bag, on the other hand, is designed to be attached to a trolley or a two-wheeled pull cart. Staff bags are made to be carried by caddies or golfer assistants while travel bags are used by golfers who are always on the go.