What’s Persimmon Wood?

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Persimmon wood golf clubs are a classic selection with a heavy weight and lower trajectory. They are part of the wood category, with large round heads designed for driving the ball. They are made from strong persimmon trees and produce a different sound and feel when hit. They were once dominant but have been replaced by metallic woods.

Persimmon woods are a type of golf club. They are wood based clubs and therefore have a light to medium brown color. These varieties were once prominent in the golf world, but have since become a more classic selection of clubs. Some characteristics are associated with persimmon wood clubs, including a heavy weight and a lower height trajectory.

Golf clubs are divided into various categories, namely woods, irons and putters. Persimmon wood clubs fall into the wood category. These types of clubs have large, round heads that are intended to drive the ball, or send it a great distance, when hit. Such clubs, while in the wood family, sometimes include other materials. Some common add-on components include fiberglass and steel.

Since they are drivers, khaki woods are designed for use on a golf fairway and are often used at the teeing spot. Like other golf clubs, they contain a grip to rest your hands on and an elongated club-like structure known as a shaft. The overall length of a wooden mace tends to be longer than average, and a typical persimmon wood mace might measure 40 to 45 inches (about 101.6 to 114.3 centimeters).

These clubs get their name from the fruits that come from the fast growing Diospyros type of tree. They produce wood that is stronger and less prone to disease and weakening than many other types of trees. Persimmon trees are also resilient to common habitat threats like frost and flooding. Because of its strength, persimmon wood is used for weaving shuttles, billiard cues, as well as golf clubs.

Any golf club that is classified as persimmon wood will generally have a different feel and sound than other varieties of golf clubs. For one, they tend to be heavier than other golf clubs. They also create more of a crunching sound when the ball is struck, as opposed to the metallic clicking sound prominent in more modern golf clubs. Some golfers also claim that khaki wood clubs don’t hit the golf ball as high as other types of clubs.

During the latter part of the 20th century, persimmon woods were replaced as the dominant type of wooden club. Prior to this period, varieties such as Pittsburgh khakis were considered high quality golf clubs. Metallic woods have since become predominant, although persimmon woods are still produced in respectable numbers.

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