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TaylorMade R9 Driver Clubhead

An overhead view of a driver clubhead.

Courtesy of TaylorMade Golf; used with permission
Definition: The clubhead is the part of the golf club attached to the end of the shaft. The clubhead can be blade-like, as in a traditional iron, or larger and rounded, as in a metal wood clubhead, or many variations in-between (including some rather odd shapes found in putters). How a clubhead is designed affects characteristics such as center of gravity and moment of inertia, factors that influence how the golf ball flies after impact.

"Clubhead" describes the whole of the head, as opposed to "clubface," which describes only the forward-facing, outer surface of the clubhead designed for striking the ball.

Alternate Spellings: Often spelled a two words, as in "club head."
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