NASA Spinoff Database: Composite Golf Clubs

NASA Center: Marshall Space Flight Center
Public Release Year: 1976
Reference Number: MSFC-SO-51
Category: Consumer/Home/Recreation
Origin: Shuttle Program

Abstract:
Babcock & Wilcox Co. under a partnership with Marshall Space Flight Center, produced composite materials, originally from the shuttle program, for improving golf clubs. Company used Marshall Space Flight Center's data summary file summarizing typical processing techniques and mechanical and physical properties of graphite and boron-reinforced composite materials. Reinforced composites provide combination of shaft rigidity and flexibility that provide maximum distance.

Full Article:
http://hdl.handle.net/hdl:2060/20030005439

Page Number in Published book: 86-87
Manufacturer: Babcock & Wilcox Company
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