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Do clubs lose their power?

Updated: May 21, 2004, 11:43 AM ET
By Frank Thomas | Golf Digest

Much of the terminology for drivers (thin titanium walls, larger sweet spot, better trampoline effect) sounds similar to that used for a baseball bat. Does a driver become "dead" -- the performance decreasing over time -- like a baseball bat? -- Timothy Wiley, Austin, Texas Timothy, When you hit a golf ball, the clubface bends or deforms at impact. The clubhead will change in performance only if that bending at impact goes beyond the yield point of the metal and doesn't fully recover to its normal ...

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