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Is Modern Technology Hurting Your Golf Scores?
« on: September 03, 2012, 01:05:56 PM »

In the last 2 decades, golf technology has gotten light years better. Modern golf clubs can hit the ball farther and more accurately. Golf balls can stop on demand. Golf instruction materials are EVERYWHERE … But golf scores are not coming down.

So is all this expensive technology making us better golfers?

Modern golf club technology has changed the way we play the game. Drivers are bigger, more forgiving, and launch the ball prodigious distances. Metal woods are hotter and easier to hit than ever. Irons are getting stronger and more forgiving of mis-hits. And these things called ‘hybrids’ are so easy to hit they are scary.

But some say all this technology however has done absolutely nothing for our short range performance.

Technology has made the longer clubs easier to hit and go further than ever, and it’s done the same with your short clubs. But do you really need 4-5 clubs that go further than your 5-iron? You don’t score “out there” – you score inside 9-iron range. But now even short irons have been strengthened by as much as 8-9 degrees from what was played 40 years ago.

Golfing legends like Hogan, Nelson and Snead, who were excellent balls strikers, were known to have 6-7 clubs for all the shots inside 150 yards, while we modern day golfers only carry 3-4 of them, or maybe less. So, wouldn’t we have to be twice the ball striker Hogan was to make that work?

Another reality is that our wedges today look just like they did 30-40 years ago. “Wedges” have not changed to keep up. When the sand wedge was designed over 50 years ago, it had all the weight low so that it could have a full sole design. It was also never meant to be used for full swing shots.

And wedge shafts also have not changed much in 30 years.

But the wonderful thing about our sets of golf clubs is we can put them together any way we want. If that means rethinking your entire set make-up, then do it. You’ve got nothing to lose but some strokes off your handicap.

« Last Edit: September 03, 2012, 03:15:04 PM by mrfeelgood »

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Re: Is Modern Technology Hurting Your Golf Scores?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2012, 02:21:55 PM »
I wanna click the "like" button like FB, but not exist here. LIKE!!

Low score --> Drive OK (straight), GOOD short game, and EXCELLENT putt (No 3 putts).

So, tackle ur shortest shot before talk bout longest shot.
Driver - Titleist 913D2
Wood 3 - Taylormade RBZ
Hybrid 3 - Taylormade Aeroburner
Iron  - Mizuno MP15 (4-P)
Wedges - Titlest Vokey SM5 (54, 60)
Putter - PING Scottsdale Wolverine
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