Re: What the USGA and club manufacturers dont want you to know
Originally Posted by kafka01
1960s era woods are easier
to hit. They're shorter, higher lofted, with more stable and stiffer shafts, less turf interaction, and have less COR. Of course, most players miss the center of the face nearly all the time, so, for them
, the older woods would be harder to hit.
Therein lies the main difference. There's two types of golfers, those who hit the center of the face, and those who don't. The vast majority don't. I always take a look at the bags outside the pro shop on the rack, and day and and day out, I see clubs with ballmarks all over the face. I occasionally see a bag with wear spots on the center of the faces (my clubs have these marks too). I instantly can tell this person is below a 10 handicap.
The clubs forgive a lot more than people realize. I was down at the green the other day, and there was a guy with an insert putter, and his insert was worn down from where he had hit the ball. Amazingly, it was well out onto the toe of the putter! He hit the toe every time
, and never even realized it. It was one of those mallet type putters, so he was getting enough forgiveness to play, but his speed control couldn't have been that good.