Have you ever wanted to change the loft of your golf club but don’t know where to start? It’s probably one of the most common questions I get from members at my golf club, The Golf Clubhouse. The answer is pretty easy. You just need to know where to look.
The Golf Clubhouse is a private golf club in Toronto, Ont. that provides guests with a fantastic golf experience. One of the key features of this club is their fantastic collection of Canadian and American golf equipment. As a golfer, this is literally what you want. The problem is that getting your hands on some of this stuff is pretty difficult (if not impossible). It’s definitely not something you can just buy at any local store.
If you’re looking for a way to get your hands on some of this stuff, this blog post is for you. I’m going to teach you how to change the loft of your golf club so you can get more distance. Keep reading if this sounds good.
The Anatomy Of A Golf Club
To begin with, let’s take a quick look at what a golf club is and how it works.
A golf club is made of wood or metal, and it has three main parts; the head, the shaft, and the body. The head is the part that connects to the golf ball and is made of metal or graphite, and it has a striking face, a throat, and a heel. The shaft is the part that connects to the hand and is made of metal or fiberglass, and it has a grip tape wrapped around one end of it. The body is the part that connects to the ground and is made of either metal or rubber, and it has two legs extending from it. All together, these parts come in various shapes and sizes, and they are designed to fit together so the club can function correctly.
Each golf club has a certain “tell” that makes it unique. For example, one of the most common and useful clubs for golfers is called the PGA Tour Equipment Manager 78 LMS. This club is currently available at The Golf Clubhouse, and it is designed to fit the hands of a professional golfer. It has a slightly concave face with an extended heel and a tapered shaft. The number 78 indicates it is made of metal and has an approximate weight of 78 pounds.
The Purpose Of Changing The Loft Of A Golf Club
Now that you’re equipped with the basics of what a golf club is, let’s discuss the purpose of changing the loft of your golf club.
The loft of a golf club refers to its angle with respect to the horizontal plane. In general, the higher the loft, the more upward the trajectory of the ball upon impact. Thus, the higher the loft, the farther the ball will travel. When a golfer strikes a ball with a higher lofted club, he effectively strikes the ball with more velocity. This increases the likelihood of the ball going in the direction he aimed it. For this reason, the loft of your club is important.
As I mentioned, The Golf Clubhouse has a fantastic collection of golf clubs, and they also offer some of the most useful and inexpensive coaches around. Simply put, these golf clubs are designed for people like you and me who want to enjoy the game without spending too much money. This is why they are made accessible to the general public.
One of the best things about these clubs is how simple it is to change the loft. Even someone who has never changed a golf club’s loft before will easily be able to do it with the right instruction. So, let’s get started.
How To Change The Loft Of A Golf Club Using Scissors
If you’ve ever changed the tire on your car, you know how tires are built. Essentially, each section of the tire is made up of a pair of metal wire spirals that are wound together. The same concept applies to changing the loft of your golf club. To start, you will need a pair of scissors, a tape measure, and some time off from work. Once you have all of these items, you can begin cutting the top of your golf club. The angle that you make when cutting determines how much the club will loft. Thus, take your time and make sure you do it right.
When you cut the top of the club, you will notice that the shaft will detach from the head a little bit. This is normal, and it is unavoidable. Just make sure that you save the head and the shaft as they still belong together. After you have cut the top, take the tape measure and measure the overall length of the club. This will help you determine how much you need to raise or lower the loft of your golf club. If you are a right-handed golfer and you use your right hand to cut the top of the club, you will need to raise the loft by cutting away the weight at the end of the club with your left hand while keeping the heel at the same height. For left-handed golfers, it works the other way around.
Changing The Loft Of A Golf Club Using A Phaser
A more modern and accurate way of changing the loft of a golf club is to use a phaser. A phaser is a tool that is used for measuring angles and levels quickly and accurately. Thus, it is no coincidence that this device is often used in the construction industry where angles and measurements matter. You can also use a phaser to level rough ground or remove material so it’s flush with the surrounding areas. In other words, a phaser makes it easy for anyone to change the loft of their golf club.
With a phaser, you will need a level surface for proper use. If you don’t have a level surface at your disposal, you can use your dining table or a floor. Another option is to take a picture of yourself standing next to a ruler, and then use this as a guide to cut the top of the club.
Choose The Right Loft For The Ball
Before you start changing the loft of your golf club, you need to figure out what type of ball you will be using. This is very important if you want the ball to travel the right distance. As you might imagine, different types of balls have different characteristics. Specifically, the size and weight of the ball affect the loft of the club. Larger and heavier balls will need higher and stiffer lofted clubs while smaller and lighter balls require lower and more flexible clubs. The ball’s construction also affects the loft of the club, and this is mostly due to the compression rate of the ball. For instance, solid golf balls with a high compression rate will need stiffer and higher lofted clubs because they will require more pressure to get the ball to fly. In other words, you need the right tool for the right ball.
In general, golfers use a combination of the three methods I discussed above to change the loft of their clubs. Most of the time, they will use scissors to cut the top of the club, and then switch over to a phaser to level the ground and ensure the right angle is achieved. In case you are wondering, you can always find a PGA Tour Equipment Manager 78 LMS in your local golf shop, and this is the most commonly used club in the world of golf. It has a slightly concave face with an extended heel and a tapered shaft. This club will work well for pretty much anyone.
Once you have the basics under your belt, it’s time to move on to the fun stuff. Start by taking a look at what type of loft you have currently. To do this, measure the angle at which the top of the club meets the ground when it is at rest. As mentioned above, the higher the loft, the farther the ball will travel. Typically, golfers will measure this angle using a protractor. This will give you an idea of how far the ball will travel when you hit it. Of course, the wind will also affect the distance the ball travels. But, as a general rule of thumb, the higher the loft, the greater the distance the ball will cover. This is why most golfers prefer to have their loft as high as possible. A lot of power tends to go into the floor when the ball is struck with a high-lofted club, which creates an explosion of forward motion.