Contest Directions: Tiger Woods story is getting a lot of buzz. All we know is: He owns lots of expensive cars;
now he has a hole in one.
Something happened at 2:30 Friday night before the crash, Woods gives an unsatisfying explanation, and rumors of personal scandal have filled in the void. A big star seems to be trying to hide something that won't stay hidden, and people want to have at it.
For good or bad reasons, Wood's wife did use his golf clubs to break the car glass.
Find an alternative use for golf clubs - show that golf clubs can be fun to use outside of golf too.
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Interesting facts about golf clubs:
A Wood is a club with a massive head and an impact plane angle of practically 0 degrees in angle. The wood is used to start the game. It allows hitting a ball for a distance of up to 300 m (“Driver”).
The iron is a much lighter club with a spade-shaped head for the aimed hitting of the ball at shorter distances. The inclination of the plane of impact ranges from 0° to a 45 degree angle. Clubs are distinguished as per their numbers. The bigger numbered clubs allow hitting the ball at a larger angle to the horizon for smaller distances. The impact distance ranges from 70 to 150 m.
Wedge – distinguished from irons by a huge angle of hitting surface (loft) (45 to 64 degrees angle) and are necessary for lobbing the ball, for example from the sand (Sand Wedge) or grass (Chipping Wedge) for smaller distances.
The putter is a club with a light G-shaped head for playing on the green and putting putts - rolling strikes by which the ball is sent into the hole.
The number and characteristics of clubs are defined by the golf rules. According to these rules, a player can carry not more than 14 clubs. Each club is meant for the execution of a specific hit. Clubs can be divided into groups. The first hits should take the ball a maximum distance and therefore, the “woods” of club group are used for this purpose. The translation of name from the English language means that these clubs have wooden heads though heads of modern clubs, mainly, are made of metal alloys on have a titanium base.
Subsequent hits should take the ball to various distances, depending upon the location of the ball rather than the holes. The “Iron” group of clubs serves that purpose. The translation means that the heads of the clubs are made of metal.
In this case a pitching wedge club is used for hits with a high trajectory of the ball when it is necessary to ensure maximum accuracy and the distance is very small. Translation of the name – “wedge” - says that the club’s head lifts the ball upwards during the hit. The angle of elevation of the striking surface of these clubs can reach up to 50-60 degrees. The sand wedge is used for striking the ball from a bunker with sand. It has a heavy base and made in a special form in order not to get stuck in the sand and just pass through it.
With the last hit, the player rolls the ball along grass to fall into a hole. The putter club serves this purpose. The name originates from the word “put” (to stack).
The stick has a club at the base and a handle at the top, which is covered with rubber or leather and the grip and handle and club are joined with the rod, which is made of metal, carbon-filled plastic or aluminum.
In the iron and wood groups, clubs are numbered depending on the angle between the shaft and the front striking surface of the head (club). The general rule for the numbering of clubs in golf is if the club number is very small then the potential trajectory of the hit is longer and lower. On an average the difference in length of a hit by a club of the next numbers constitutes 10 meters.
The angle between the rod of the club and the front striking surface of the head is called the “loft” and constitutes 7 to 12 degrees for woods, from 20 to 49 degrees for irons, for wedges - from 50 to 64 degrees, for putters - from 2 to 7 degrees.
A forward offset of the striking surface is characteristic for woods, irons and wedges; a backward offset is characteristic for putters.
Special clubs are manufactured for women and children, which differ in relation to the rigidity of the shaft and with respect to the grasping circumference of the handle grip and other parameters.