Category Archive: Golf Equipment Notes

Sep 17

Penalties Technology, and the Rule Book

Ben Crane and His Two-Stroke Penalty for Technology Beyond Our Understanding It used to be that technology was largely confined to the development of clubs and balls, a long slow evolution that brought us our metal woods, sure-fire putters, and mega Titleist ‘watcha-call-its.’ It used to be that the worst thing that could happen, in …

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May 23

New Technology Test on Web.com

Range Finders Being Tried Out on Pro-Am Day – Too Much Technology? I’ve been around long enough to see one fight after another over the introduction of technology on the various golf tours. When I was a kid, it was the British ball versus the American ball. How many dimples, precisely what size, etc. I’ve …

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Feb 25

Relationships with Every Golf Club

Which Golf Club do You Love or Hate Oh, go on and admit it. Those of us who take golf seriously, sometimes too seriously, have anthropomorphised golf clubs into relationships that represent iconic types of delightful and destructive human interactions. I’ve known one or two men through the years who take this to the extreme, …

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Dec 31

Practice Makes…Everything

You Have to Practice. Don’t Let Them Tell You Any Different Yes, the oldest joke in the book applies. “How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, Practice, Practice.” It will always be that way, without exceptions. And yet, there is a type of marketing personality that will always try to convince you otherwise. He …

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Dec 28

Iconic Golf Brand Origins

Where did Those Hallowed Brand Names Come From? What Products Are Iconic Golf Brands? I can well-remember the power of advertising when I was a kid.  When those Titleists appeared under the tree, I wondered how I could ever lose. If, by chance, they were MacGregors on a particular year, I thought “Well, I might …

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Nov 07

Ball Change for Amateurs?

Why Can’t We Use the Balls That the Pros Use? I remember a few times of furor in my youth about the British golf ball versus the larger one used in most other places. It was smaller, ergo harder to hit in my opinion, and had different flight behavior, from what I’m told. In all …

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Sep 10

Physics and Irons

Physics Affect on Irons Collegian Has Interesting Idea We all know that the study of physics is a tough one, unless one is brilliantly inclined to the task. If you don’t have that kind of bent, it’s a nightmare. Although we consider physicists as being generally high-intellect people, there are caveats. Brilliant as they may …

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Feb 17

Our Affair with Golf Technology

Learn to Improve As You Buy New Clubs  I enjoy going through pro shops like Fiddler’s Green in Eugene, Oregon – clubs as far as the eye can see, by every major manufacturer.  Express interest, and there you are with a bucket of balls out back, trying them out. However, two things have developed from …

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Aug 20

Cobra Baffler XL Driver Review

Cobra Baffler XL Driver PGA Pro Review Cobra Golf claims the Baffler XL driver is one of the most forgiving clubs to hit far and straight! I chose to review this game improvement driver from a really great experience at a demo day earlier this year. We actually sold 3 identical 10.5 regular flex Cobra …

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May 06

The Golf Shoe, Nails or Spikeless?

  Spikeless Golf Shoes Now the Norm     When I was a kid, the idea of playing golf without spikes, good, heavy metal ones, was as unthinkable as going to school in one’s bathrobe. That didn’t mean, however, that I hated it any less, preparing for Saturday like a knight preparing for combat. My …

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