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Golf Equipment Sales and Repair Terminology
Golf equipment and supplies are for sale through numerous local and online dealers. There are even repair experts that specialize in handling broken or damaged clubs, bags, and carts. This way if you have a custom club set, you do not have to replace the entire set if one driver or wedge gets damaged. A repair specialist can provide you with an estimate and time frame for fixing your golf equipment. Here you will find a list of golf terminology that applies to equipment and accessories used in this game.
Cavity Back Iron – A specific type of iron golf club that has most of the head’s weight distributed around its perimeter. The rear of the club head is a large cavity, which reduces the amount of mass in the back and center of the club’s head. This allows for a larger face for hitting the ball.
Hosel – This is the part of the club’s head that attaches to the titanium or aluminum shaft of the golf club. Sometimes this part calls for repairs, and can be fixed with the right supplies.
Golf Stand Bag – This is a bag carried by some golfers, and it holds the various clubs required for each game. However, this type of bag also has a stand or bipod that folds out of one side in order to support the bag upright. This makes access to the clubs fast and easy.
Hybrid – A golf club that is a cross between a long iron and a fairway wood. This is a club meant to assist with accuracy, distance, and good control. While the head of a hybrid is more compact than a standard wood, it is larger than a typical iron.
Golf is a popular sport in America. It is particularly popular with businessmen and corporate executives. Thus, there is a large market in golf equipment, supplies and collectibles.
Clubs are sold either individually or in sets, with or without a bag. Both pros and serious amateurs seek clubs that fit their exact needs, and may purchase expensive custom equipment. Clubs fall into four categories: Woods, irons, hybrids and putters. The number one wood is generally called a driver and is usually the first club used to strike the ball off the tee. Irons with more than a certain angle of loft are called wedges, and often highly specialized. For example, a sand wedge is used to get out of a bunker.
Golf balls are, of course, sold in large quantities. Serious golfers purchase balls marked with a monogram or their initials so as to lessen arguments on the course. However, entire bags of cheap, nondescript balls are often bought for practice. Tees also tend to be sold in large packs. Some companies specialize in selling these supplies.
Golf gear also includes clothing and accessories. Golfers wear special shoes, designed not to damage the turf on the course, and white shirts and pants. Gloves are also designed to increase a golfer's grip on the club.
Broken clubs can be repaired. The shafts of many clubs are made out of wood and can be damaged fairly easily. Golf shops often offer repair as well as sales. It is also possible to buy both new and used equipment. To prevent damage to clubs, golfers use special bags and head covers. These are often coordinated so that a set matches in appearance.
Finally, there are dealers which sell golf carts, which are also popular with people living in gated communities as an alternative to cars over short distances.