A golf club has three parts, the grip, the shaft and the clubhead. The grip is where you hold the club, the shaft is the body and the clubhead is the coolest kid.
Just like a golf club, the golf club head has different parts, even more than a club.
The hosel connects the clubhead with the rest of the shaft.
So, make sure to get a club with a sturdy hosel or your club might just break off.
Face or clubface
The face is the striking or hitting part of the club and that’s where the sweet spot is. The face of each club type is different, for example, the driver has a smooth layer while irons have grooves.
These different faces have different effects when hitting the ball. The grooves give the extra spin giving players better control for close shots.
Heel and Toe
The heel is the nearest part of the face to the shaft and the toe is the furthest part.
The face’s job is to hit the ball and the sole’s job is to make contact with the surface on which the ball is placed. When the face hits the ball, the sole automatically contacts with either grass, turf or sand.
Not all clubs have ferrule given that it is an optional part of the clubhead. The ferrule covers the connecting part between the hosel and shaft.
This is only present on iron clubs. Some irons are designed with and without the cavity back. Cavity-back clubs have a hollowed-out portion at the back of the clubhead’s face. This part minimizes the changes of mishits.
Also called the clubhead muscle back, a cavity back has an empty back portion. Muscleback is the opposite of the cavity back giving the club more power for tee shots.
The topline is only for irons and wedges. They are located above the face.
Now that you understand specific parts of the clubhead better, you can start acing your golf games in future!