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  1. Seeing these prices i regret not buying more wood brothers and macgregors on ebay 10-15 years ago. I remember watching every ebay auction but only bidding on the ones i could buy for less than $45 because otherwise i had to pay import tax. Most Texans sold for less than $100 back then...
  2. I started doing something similar a couple of months ago. I used to be ok with the quality of my putting apart from distance control on long putts. As with pretty much every other activity where you try to get an object at a tatget you look at the target, it only seemed logical to give it a try. started at our putting green which is relatively small. And find it harder to do on the course on longer putts because sometimes you really have to look up in order to see the target. usually i aim py putter at the target, look at the target and adjust my aim based on the line i see
  3. I’ve seen a couple of drivers by Todd Demsey posted in instagram and those look nice (like the simplicity of the soleplates): https://instagram.com/todddemsey and he surfs which is extra cool points as well.
  4. Was thinking the exact same thing. Not even sure if persimmon drivers would meet all the latest equipment requirements. I remember reading an article about an Australian pro (Perry Somers) that wanted to participate in the Australian PGA Seniors Championship playing hickory and he was denied that opportunity because his clubs were non conforming (doubt the non conformity of his hickories would have given him any advantage though). I think that if anyone on the top 10 is swinging well, they could play with a persimmon driver and see similar results for their scores. Might have an e
  5. Played with a glove for a year or three when i was a junior. Never used one since. As a matter of fact hadn’t even thought about using a glove in years until i saw this post. Neumann grips or gp victory full cord grips help of course.
  6. I can’t be bothered to check the list once more, but pretty sure none of my clubs are on the list: daiwa dg273’s from ‘92(?), MacGregor m85’s (‘50ies) and Hogan Precisions (50ies). i don’t see why any of those clubs would give me an advantage over someone playing clubs made after 2000. None of these clubs have square grooves that led to these rules and still i will be unable to play these (or any hickories) if i would choose to participate in a match slightly bigger than at club level.
  7. 15 wrote: "The GQ audience loves a good “golf is too uptight” story." While at the same time looking at $3,000 robes, $1,000 tank tops and Louis Vuiton shirts with a 'price upon request'
  8. You could argue that with a shorter flying ball you could get more people out on the course at the same time: on par 5's fewer people could go for the green on their second shot, hence more groups out on the course = more greenfees. Not sure if that argument would in practice actually work out that way, but it is not unlikely.
  9. He's just expressing his own feelings. How can you disagree (or attack him over his views)? As a matter of fact, it is the same conclusion you hear from a lot of people whom have played golf in the 80ies and 90ies, have been away from the game for a while and came back to the game in the past 10-15 years: the game of golf has changed. And a lot of these people say it has changed for the worse, some others like the new game. I think the increase of people going back to persimmon or hickory is a result of that. You may not agree on their way of looking at it, but is it therefore wrong? Is someon
  10. https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/comment/19349779#Comment_19349779 Is the length they (pro's) hit the only thing that differentiates them from mid single handicap players? I'd bet you my entire persimmon collection that every pro on tour would demolish 99.9% of all mid single handicappers even if the pro's would hit 10% shorter with each club in their bag than those mid single handicappers. (The only reason i didn't say 100% is because even a pro could have an off day and a mid single handicapper could have the best day of their lives). In the early 90ies i was 16 / 17 years old and i cou
  11. Here's a thought: I think we can all agree that there are various points of view here. I think the vast majority agree that at top-level the game hasn't really gotten more interesting due to the increase in distance and the lack of risk-reward these pros face. Some say let's roll back the ball, many others say just change the course conditions (move bunkers, add length, grow more rough, etc). A small group says that there is nothing wrong whatsoever, there is no need for any change. To those that do feel something needs to be done, would some change/restriction to the equipment/ball be by far
  12. I understand. I think we mean the same thing: I wanted to point out that the past couple of years is not the issue, but the years before that.
  13. Lol, as a matter of fact I was just looking at Spurious Correlations to see if I could find a nice graphic of some funny correlation between driving distance and for instance Oscar nominations for Leonardo DiCaprio. Couldn't find any, so will have to look for something myself. For those unfamiliar with Spurious Correlations:
  14. As bscinstinct stated earlier the real increase in distance was (roughly) between '96 and '06: Big headed drivers emerged around '95, and the modern ball was introduced around '00 (and widely adopted on the tours one or two years later). Those were the biggest technological "advancements". After that the distance increase will be from further optimization of the driver - ball combo (or course conditions, better access to analytics, weight lifting, nutrition and Netflix).
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