What are wooden golf club heads made of?
Most wooden golf club heads are made from persimmon wood which was considered the highest-quality golf club heads for those clubs referred to as "woods". Persimmon woods are still made, but in far lower numbers than in past.
Why are golf clubs made of Hickory?
The wood shafts are made of hickory for it’s strong and yet elastic flex and feel, and they are generally tapered to be a smaller diameter at the head and larger at the grip. The handle end of the shafts are larger so that you could apply one layer of friction tape and a user desired leather grip to create a standard grip for use by most golfer.
What are old golf clubs made of?
Early golf clubs were created out of hickory and wood shafts, lacking special design or shape, because they’re often hand-crafted by players themselves. But these clubs were created with love, passion and dedication. If you scour through the flea markets and garage sales, you’re likely to come in contact with these old clubs.
Where do golf clubs come from?
Many of the clubs manufactured between 1901 and 1935 came from Scotland, but more and more started coming from larger US manufacturers. These early clubs had hickory shafts and wrapped leather grips.