What is CG on a golf club head?
Essentially, CG is the point at which an object (in this case a golf club head) is perfectly balanced. The CG of a golf club head is typically very close to the center of the head, as you’d expect, but the exact CG location is extremely important. Any minute changes in CG can have a drastic effect on performance.
How important is CG location on a golf irons?
CG location for irons can vary drastically depending on the intended consumer, which ranges from Tour players to game-improvement golfers. In the most general sense possible, golfers require low CG for long irons in order to launch them high, and progressively higher CGs in their short irons to launch them low with more spin and control.
What is CG and why does it matter?
“CG is probably the most important contributing factor to performance that people don’t understand, and it isn’t visible to the naked eye,” says Tim Briand, Senior Vice President of GOLF.com’s sister company True Spec Golf. Essentially, CG is the point at which an object (in this case a golf club head) is perfectly balanced.
What does low CG mean on a golf club?
CG Low (toward the bottom of the club head) will cause the ball to launch higher and spin less. When it comes to drivers, a low CG design has proven effective for almost all golfers, and most modern driver companies in 2020 have very low CG designs.