Center-Shafted Clubs

     Chapter six provides an in-depth look at crescent heads, oval heads, triangular heads, croquet-style heads, crossheads, and oblong heads that have the hosel centered on or behind the middle of the head. Many of these woods, irons, and putters were made for traditional use. Others were made for golfers to use croquet-style. This chapter also examines "backwards" putters (where the hosel is on the far end of the blade).

  • This center-shafted Simplex metalwood was patented in 1907 by Francis Brewster, of Great Britain. Brewster believed that centering the shaft would provide the golfer with a more accurate and powerful club. Brewster even created the Simplex Golf Association School of Golf where he would instruct golfers in how to use his clubs.