Understanding the Principles of Gear Effec
Jeff Summitt Discusses The Ins and Outs of Gear Effect
Once upon a time, there were simply… irons. We now refer to these vestiges of history as “blade” irons—forged from thin blocks of carbon steel that were shaped by hand and/or machine, then plated with chrome. If you did not hit the ball squarely with them, you felt a distinctly unpleasant vibration that was generally followed by a bad shot and, even worse, four-letter words. But irons have evolved, and the choices are multiplying.
Have you ever wondered why the faces on drivers, fairway woods and even some hybrids are not flat like an iron? Well if you haven’t noticed, take a quick look. There is a certain amount of curvature to the face of a club which is considered a positive design feature. Why? Before we get to that point, let us understand the anatomy of the club first along with some quick definitions.
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