hosel

noun
ho·​sel | \ ˈhō-zəl How to pronounce hosel (audio) \

Definition of hosel

: a socket in the head of a golf club into which the shaft is inserted

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A conventional way to handle this situation is to have an open clubface and a setup with the hosel in line with the ball. Southland Golf, Orange County Register, "Rise and shine," 1 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of hosel

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hosel

diminutive of hose entry 1

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The first known use of hosel was in 1899

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