Archive for March, 2012
Clone Golf Clubs
a) What is a Clone Golf Club?
Golf club clones resemble pro line clubs in almost every way. Golf club clones are made from the same high-quality materials that pro line clubs are, and often in the same foundries.
Clone clubs follow the new design concepts of the major brand names but at much lower costs and pass over the saving to the golfer. Custom Built Clone Clubs are anyway using the same shafts and grips like the brand names at same or similar performance but lower prices offering better value.
This means that Clone Clubs not only look like pro line clubs, and feel like pro line clubs, but also perform like pro line clubs.
b) Why do Clone Clubs cost so much less?
aa) Price Advantage: Often clone golf clubs cost hundreds of dollars less than the name brands. Clone clubs are often offered online by smaller custom club builders. Online sales are factory direct without overhead costs of a traditional brick and mortar retailers. Because clone golf companies do not have large ad campaigns, high-cost sponsorships, and excessive marketing budgets, clone companies do not need to inflate club prices to cover those expenditures. The savings comes back to the golfer.
bb) Custom Built Clubs: Pro line clubs are sold off the rack, i.e. are not fitted to the golfers individual needs. Clone golf clubs are often customized to the players individual specifications.
c) Why choose Clone Clubs over name brands?
Pro line clubs are not fitted for the golfer or their game, but clone golf clubs can be customized to meet your individual needs. We are all individuals and golfers are coming in all kind of sizes and shapes. Why shall your club come off the assembly line if your swing did not come off the assembly line? Taller golfers need longer clubs. Golfer with slower swing speed and senior golfers need a light weight shaft with a softer tip section to get the ball easier airborne. Most average golfers need a driver with higher lofts than offered as ready made clubs in big box stores. Here we also get an option to have golf shafts of our own choice.
The advantage of custom golf clubs is that they are custom fitted to your individual needs. You don’t want to have your body adjust to the golf club. Custom made clubs aid especially average and high handicapped golfers who have the most to gain because game improvements can be immediately realized. The easiest way to lower your golf scores is to fit your clubs to your swing speed and physical body measurements.
Merion Golf Club
The Merion Golf Club is a private club that is located in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The Merion Golf Club is constantly being rated at the top of the charts as one of America’s greatest golf courses. The club has two courses. The first is the West Course. The second more highly rated course is known as the East Course. In 2009 the Merion Golf Club will be hosting the Walker Cup and in 2013 will host the U.S. open.
The Merion Golf Club can be dated back to1896. In 1896, members from the Merion Cricket Club decided to open a golf course located in Pennsylvania. The membership then decided to go ahead and build a course which is known as Merion East. The designer of this course was Hugh Wilson, a 32 year old member of the club. Its original date of opening was in September of 1912. The original course also closed that day. Wilson also designed the West course which was opened in May of 1914.