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Time and again man has found ways to make life a lot better than it used
to be. Technology and innovations has played a big role in making life’s
picture brighter and clearer. Not only have they prolonged the existence
of our species but also they have been integral cogs in making our lives
happier and more enjoyable. Sports and recreational activities have
undoubtedly reached greater heights. Added aspects of such endeavors have
included not only the physical performance and involvement but also that
of the collection side. One of the many sports that have gained fame in
the field of collections is golf. Golf collectibles have been creating a
buzz.

When golf collectibles are mentioned one instantly pictures a renowned
golfing icon in his best form while swinging and stroking elegantly with
his most trusted golf club. Various clubs used and autographed by famous
golfers like Tiger Woods and the legendary Jack Nicklaus have made the
shelves and stands of the sport’s avid supporters. Before taking one of
these babies as part of your own collection let’s take a moment and
relieve the times which made it possible for golfing legends and top guns
to make their magic on the green.

It is with no doubt that the range of popularity the game of golf has had
throughout its life span is due entirely to the mechanisms of its devices
and gadgets. Golf clubs are on the top of the list. It is said that in
ancient scenes of the game flatter clubs and for as time went by it went
through a dramatic change to cater the stacking demands of the sport. A
man named William Mayne who made bows for a living paved the way for the
designs of clubs during the time of James VI in Scotland.

Basically shafts of clubs were created by utilizing resources such as ash
and hazel which were mixed with the head of pears, beeches, blackthorns,
and that of apples. These old clubs were said to be longer than the ones
you are accustomed with today. The discrepancy in length was about an
inch from front to back and about 4-5 inches within the head of the club.
Clubs were also given names which included long and short spoon, brassie,
playclub, bathie, and grassed driver. The names given to the regular club
were actually attributed as to having a more personal relationship with
its user. As for the irons at that time the place where it was regularly
utilized marked its name. Examples would be rutt iron, bunker iron, and
track iron.

As the years went by, the irons were not only used to help the player
recover from an unwanted situation on the green but also to improve the
player’s overall game performance. At the onset of the 19th century fresh
clubs for long distance stroking such as the mashie, cleek, mid irons,
and niblet made their into the golfing scenario. Hickory was then used to
improve the shafts. This time players were given a better chance to
produce a swing with better precision and timing.

With the birth of the rubber ball in the late 19th century there was a
need to come up with a harder and more enduring form of club. The answer
to this demand was the persimmon. Up to this point the traditional
persimmon remains to be the trusted ally of professional golfers.
Now that you know a thing or two about clubbing golf facts why not head
on to your local stands and shops to see what sort of golf collectible
can fit your personality as well as your pocket.

				
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