clubhead

noun
club·​head | \ ˈkləb-ˌhed How to pronounce clubhead (audio) \

Definition of clubhead

: the part of a golf club that strikes the ball

Examples of clubhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His driver clubhead speed went from 118 mph to the upper 130s, ball speed from the mid-170s to approaching 200. Mark Zeigler, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: U.S. Open win by bulked-up Bryson could create PED problem for golf," 21 Sep. 2020 Using a driver with a small, wooden clubhead, Ms. Wright could routinely drive the ball 225 to 250 yards. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Women’s golf champion Mickey Wright dies at 85," 19 Feb. 2020 Woodland’s strength was absolutely an asset throughout the week—like Koepka, his forearm girth allows him to keep the clubhead square when cutting through dense rough, to name one example. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "2019 U.S. Open Parting Thoughts: Woodland's Gutsy Win, Tiger's Showing and More," 17 June 2019 Trump’s regular golf partner while working as an assistant professional at Trump National Bedminster in New Jersey, Herman changed to a conventional putting grip and clubhead at the president’s suggestion following a recent round. Cincinnati.com, "St. Xavier High School, University of Cincinnati grad Jim Herman wins Barbasol Championship," 21 July 2019 His clubhead speed has been clocked at just under 130 mph, faster than anyone on tour. Doug Ferguson, The Seattle Times, "Big attention for rookie Champ begins with small favor," 14 Nov. 2018 The key for him, after experimenting and tinkering, was to take two inches off the putter and add weight to the clubhead. Craig Smith, The Seattle Times, "Scott McCarron now leaving his mark on the Champions Tour, in a number of ways," 23 Aug. 2017 The fins of the badge have been strategically positioned behind the Face Slots and integrated into the back bar to help dissipate energy and further dampen sound created by the clubhead’s 360-degree undercut and thin 1.5-mm face. Southland Golf, Orange County Register, "Moving forward," 27 Feb. 2017 The basic tenant involves keeping your hands in while allowing your clubhead to drift outside on the backswing. Luke Kerr-dineen, USA TODAY, "\Lydia Ko's 'simple' swing change is already working," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of clubhead

1857, in the meaning defined above

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26 Sep 2020

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“Clubhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clubhead. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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