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Best Inventions Ever

post #1 of 44
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I'm wondering what you think the best golf inventions/innovations have been in the past 100 years.

My choices are:
1. Steel shaft (they used to play with wooden shafts!)
2. Metal/titanium woods
3. The newer 3 and 4 piece balls
4. Double strap "backpack" style golf bags
5. the sand wedge
post #2 of 44

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Gotta agree with #4. That innovation changed my world for some reason.
post #3 of 44

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Golf tee.
post #4 of 44

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ProTracer! ... and TrackMan.

http://protracer.se/gallery
post #5 of 44

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definetly the carry bag with backpack strap, or maybe the titanium driver and graphite shaft combo
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One of the best, is rubber or basically any non-leather grip. I've never played with a leather grip, but I can't imagine keeping up with those.
post #7 of 44

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Adjustable internal shaft weighting.
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Originally Posted by tonyy View Post
Gotta agree with #4. That innovation changed my world for some reason.
As a caddy, I wholeheartedly agree...
post #9 of 44

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Cart Girl
lawn mower
sprinklers
improved drainage systems
golf ball technological advancements
golf club technological advancements
post #10 of 44

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different material golf shirts.

i mean it wasn't ground breaking but the fact that wearing cotton clothing (increasing sweating) in the past and now you have the option to wear dri-fit clothing, makes it much more easier to play (especially in the summer heat)
post #11 of 44

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Gotta throw hybrids out there as a contender.
post #12 of 44

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TV?

You could argue golf wouldn't have nearly the popularity if it wasn't televised, which indirectly led to almost all other advances.
post #13 of 44

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ummmmm....golf?
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The gutta-percha! No more hours of work stitching up the leather bag and stuffing it with feathers only to lose it in the gorse the very next day.
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Originally Posted by tehstray View Post
different material golf shirts.

i mean it wasn't ground breaking but the fact that wearing cotton clothing (increasing sweating) in the past and now you have the option to wear dri-fit clothing, makes it much more easier to play (especially in the summer heat)
Yes, the world has rediscovered polyester and it still smells.
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Originally Posted by DavidFehertysBike View Post
ummmmm....golf?
Golf is more than 100 years old, which is in the origional post.

I think the following "inventions/inovations" have had the greatest impact on golf in the past 100 years. Oddly most of them have come in the last 15 years.

Driver heads over 400cc
GPS devices
Nike Golf - Not a huge fan of Nike golf equipment, but they have definitely changed the face of golf and of innovation.
the multi layer ball
Caddyshack
post #17 of 44

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Indisputably the UroClub.
http://www.uroclub.org/details.html
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Originally Posted by Grndslmhttr3 View Post
Indisputably the UroClub.
http://www.uroclub.org/details.html
hahaha that is very funny and has a very very clever slogan
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