Category: Golf Equipment Notes

If the Golf Shoe Fits…

Golf Shoes Have Come a Long Way, and Not a Moment Too Soon I seem to recall an animated film in a prehistoric setting, where a young man straps wooden planks to his girlfriend’s feet so that she can cross a field of prickly plants. She is at once smitten with the concept and style …

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Whoop 3.0 – Another Step Toward AI?

Whoop

Golfers Wearing Whoop to Assess Physical Condition – Just Another Gadget? As an old-schooler, I’ve been put through a lot in my life. I was dragged kicking and screaming into the computer age where I am finally comfortable. I drive an electric car that still makes me feel as though I stepped off the set …

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Christmas and Golf Marketing

Christmas Marketing

Christmas, Best Time for Peripheral Golf Gadgets…I Guess I don’t know how good the good old days really were in general, but on Christmas morning in the confines of my living room, life was hard to beat. Golf gifts abounded, and unlike today, nearly all of it had to do with a club or a …

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Gadget Technology for Christmas

Golf Technology Can be Fun and Helpful, but Something’s Lost I could spend the next two hours telling you all the joys of technology, and all the things I appreciate living with in this century, beginning with not having to ride a horse all the time. Closer to golf, I’m more than good with carts, …

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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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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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Relationships with Every Golf Club

Golf clubs

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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Practice Makes…Everything

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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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Iconic Golf Brand Origins

Iconic Golf Brand

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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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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