A Callaway golf shaft and 3 piece hybred golf ball to add to your game
This weekend is one of golf’s biggest tournaments: the U.S. Open. This year it’s being held at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, which is extra exciting for myself as I reside in the Bay Area. Rory McIlroy, last years U.S. Open Champ, will try and defend his title against some of the biggest names in the game, including: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, the number one and three ranked players in the world Luke Donald and Lee Westwood (McIlroy is ranked number two), and this years Masters winner Bubba Watson. While you may not be able to tee off with those greats, you can still hit the links and have a great time. Here’s some of the things you’ll need.
Callaway is one of the top names in golf equipment. They make a fantastic graphite shaft. Graphite is advantageous over steel shafts in a number of ways:
- Graphite shafts are lighter than steel. In fact they can be half the weight of steel shafts
- Because they are lighter, graphite shafts are faster as well. This is perfect for drivers which can add a few yards to your tee off.
- Graphite absorbs the impact of the hit a lot better than steel, saving your hands over the long 18 hole course.
- Finally, graphite shafts are generally longer which allows more distance to your shots.
What is a 3 piece golf ball? It refers to the number of mantle layers wrapped around the inner core. Golf balls generally come in two, three, or four layers. Each subsequent layer should coincide with your level of play. So novice players should stick with two layer balls, while more experienced players should go with three and four layers. This is due to the control needed to get the most out of the balls, and that beginning players tend to lose balls more often and higher layered balls are more expensive.
Written by Jack Arrigucci