Do Golf Clubs Come in Different Weights?

Do Golf Clubs Come in Different Weights?

Golf clubs come in different weights because of different materials with which sports equipment companies manufacture club heads and shafts. Aluminum, titanium alloys, stainless steel and graphite are a few such materials. Of the three types of golf clubs -- putters, irons and woods -- irons are typically heaviest.

A golf club's weight and the distribution of its weight contribute to its swing weight, or how heavy the club feels to a player swinging it. The player's physique and the amount of force he can exert during the swing also contribute. Consequently, the ideal swing weight of a golf club differs from player to player, as does the actual weight of different clubs.