A few myths explained

There are many aspects that can be discussed regarding golf and golf clubs.
Usually, the one that holds precedence over all others is Drivers, which is the best, the longest, the straightest, etc.
Most purchase decisions are made on the manufacturer’s marketing, Bigger Sweetspot, Longer, Most Forgiving, More Carbon, Faster Clubhead speed, and so on.
Distance Sells.
The problem with this is that most of the claims are untrue.
I am happy to explain any aspect of that statement in detail if asked but can clarify one or two to kind of whet your appetite.
Firstly the Sweet Spot. It is a point within the club head that is the center of gravity and is the size of a pinpoint it can not be made any bigger, physics won’t allow it.
The G.G. is in line with a point on the clubface and if you strike the ball on that point you will have a reasonably good result if all of the other factors regarding the strike are OK.
Miss that point and you start to lose distance and direction.
There are a couple of factors that can offset this a little, a larger M.O.I (Moment of Inertia) and a Variable Thickness Face. You thought this was simple, didn’t you?
Faster Ball Speed is sometimes related to the Spring Effect of the club face. This is another constant that can’t be changed The U.S.G.A. and the R.&A. agreed to a limit, which is referred to as the C.O.R ( Coefficient Of Restitution)  This is the time the ball can be in contact with the club face.      0.830              In its simplest terms this means that if the clubhead is traveling at 100 mph the ball can not leave the clubhead at more than 83 mph.  It is more commonly referred to these days as the C.T  (Contact time).   If it does, it would be deemed as non-conforming.
I hope you have found this interesting and I will add a few more articles as we go through the season, but as I said earlier if you have a few hours to spare………….