That's tough, I view it this way, say you aren't warmed up, or at the start of the season after a lay off do you still have the SS for an X? If you hit the stiff just as well as an X I'd go with the stiff, in the day of adjustable drivers it doesn't take much to swap a shaft at different points of the season if you felt the need.
I do not try and generate animosity, I do not mind debating and I bring facts to the conversation. I will say I worded the title wrong as I should have said global sport as opposed to global game. Yes golf is a global game as is ping pong. Asians make ping pong a sport Americans do not. That is truely what I am saying Globally golf is played as a game but as a sport it seems only US and Europe view it that way.
Sure, people can't play in China why? Its to expensive? Maybe that's a sign that prices should be lowered to grow the game. But no my gripe is you call a World Golf Championship but refuse to play them around the world. Watching the Dubai tournament there was no short of fans there. I get tired of watching golf played in same damn place week in and week out, Yep just another 70 and sunny day in Florida for the 3rd week in a row. Part of the reason The Open is my favorite...
Even United States produces good hockey players, and China even produced Yao Ming. The fact is the United States has 15,000+ golf courses, China has under 1000, India has under 100, Two continents ( Europe and South America) only have about 7000 courses among them. As stated before those players come to the states to play, so again is it really a global sport?