1. ==== ====get this product with special price at :http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PMEF1U?tag=pdf-marketing-20==== ====Since golf is such a pleasurable and competitive sport where players are always looking to shaveoff that last stroke players have always sought to make better equipment.Golf is a hard enoughgame without making it harder with inadequate tools of the trade. Initially in golf history playersactually carved their own clubs and balls from wood until skilled craftsmen assumed the task.Long-nosed wooden clubs are the oldest known designed clubs remaining in use from the 15thcentury until the late 19th century. Long-noses as they were affectionately called were made ofpear, apple or holly trees and were used to help achieve maximum distance with the feathery golfball which began to come into use in 1618.Later , other parts of the golf set developed - play clubs which included a range of spoons atvarying lofts : niblicks , a kin of the modern 9 iron or wedge that was ideal for short puts: and aputting cleek - a club that has undergone the most rigorous experimentation.The next generation of golf ball - the gutta percha ball put the clubs of the day to test. The first"Gutta" ball is believed to have been made in 1848 by the Rev. Dr. Robert Adams Paterson fromgutta-percha packing material. Gutta-percha is the evaporated milky juice or latex produced from atree most commonly found in Malaysia. It is hard and non-brittle and becomes soft and impressibleat the temperature of boiling water. Gutta balls were handmade by rolling the softened material ona board. The new durability of the Gutta, together with its much lower cost, resistance to water,and improved run, provided rejuvenation to the game of golf. Not without some resistance fromtraditionalists, the Gutta gradually replaced the Feathery golf ball.The golfing bottleneck now became the long-nose clubs. Long-nose clubs could not withstand thegreater stress of the sturdier gutty.As a result golf club makers were forced back to the design stage. Some club makers tried usingleather, among other materials in their clubs in an attempt to increase compression and thereforedistance. Others implanted metal and bone fragments into the clubface. In 1826 Scottish golfclub maker Robert Forgan began use hickory wood imported from America to manufacture golfclub shafts, and hickory was soon adopted as the wood of choice.Bulgers were shaved down versions of long-noses with bulbous heads resembling the shape oftodays woods, becoming popular implements that golfers could use with the new golf ballsnicknamed "gutties". By the turn of the century, bulgers were made almost exclusively ofpersimmon imported again from the USA.Metals heads were around as early as 1750, but they took a significant turn for the better when aman named E. Burr applied grooves to the irons, which contributed to even greater control of thegolf ball through increased backspin. In 1910 Arthur Knight introduced steel-shafted clubs, whichprecipitated an early example of technology application law.
2. Most players preferred hickory shafts for more than 20 years after the advent of steel. Golfs rulingbodies more than contributed to this attitude as well as simple human resistance to change. TheU.S. Golf Association did not legalize the use of steel shafts until 1924. The Royal and AncientGolf Club of St. Andrews, Scotland, procrastinated until 1929, finally relenting after the Prince ofWales used steel shafted clubs on the old course at St.Andrews. Billy Burrke was the first golferto win a major championship with steel shafted clubs when he captured the 1931 U.S. open atInverness Club in Toledo Ohio.These ball and club innovations , combined with the mass production applications of the emergingAmerican Industrial Revolution, provided golfers with relatively inexpensive equipment that wassuperior to anything that they had know a few years before. Thus golf club technology advancedand strokes were shaved off.Syd Nohcud email@example.com Glendale Golfs www.glendalegolfs.comwww.tratfor.comArticle Source:http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Bill_Piker