Stainless steel has long been used in outdoor sports for its strength, durability, and ability to flex slightly before returning back to its original shape.
This is an ideal set of properties for golf clubs which need to face all weathers, whilst dealing with the high impact of striking the golf ball hundreds or even thousands of times each year. Golf club shafts have long use made from stainless steel exactly for these reasons.
Golf club heads are now also being manufactured from stainless steel, but using a casting process that allows club designers the creative freedom to make complex shapes - altering the swing, strike and ‘feel’ of the club during the swing.
Often 17-4 stainless is used, which utilises 17% chromium and 4% nickel to produce a head that is very hard and durable. However more recently the 25% softer 431-grade stainless steel is being used, to allow more experienced players obtain greater ‘feel’ and control when striking the ball, though this comes with a compromise of reduced shot distance.
Whilst we don’t make anything as intricate as golf clubs, our stainless steel kitchen worktops go a “fairway” to helping to create a beautiful and state of the art kitchen!