or Connect
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Golf Talk › Wooden Drivers are just as long as metal ones!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Wooden Drivers are just as long as metal ones! - Page 2

post #19 of 20

Re: Wooden Drivers are just as long as metal ones!

Really, the answer is staring you right in the face here.

You committed a fallacy in your assessment, the fallacy of affirming the consequent, and also made a hasty generalization.

Lets look for a second at this one:

This particular persimmon driver is as long than this particular metal one.
Therefore, all persimmon drivers hit it as long as metal ones.

The fallacy is more clear if I use some other examples first.
  • Affirming the consequent
If it rains, the ground gets wet. The ground is wet, therefore it rained.
  • Hasty generalization
Every person I've met speaks English, so it must be true that all people speak English.


OK, so here's what happened. You compared two different clubs with different shafts, lengths, heads, lofts, and weights, and made a broad statement based on that. The reason you hit the new club farther is more likely multi-fold.

First, it had more loft. It could be your current 10° driver has too little loft. Also, the Cobra undoubtedly has a much longer shaft than the persimmon wood, so you likely hit the persimmon wood squarely more often. This will give you more distance. Persimmon 2 woods run about 43", where as modern drivers are around 46". Those 3 inches make a huge difference. As do 2° of loft.

In truth though, the actual science is quite well founded. Persimmon has a COR of roughly .79, while modern metal drivers have a COR of .83. However, some persimmon woods may have more COR, perhaps even more than .83, because no two pieces of wood are the same. So, what you've found is that your driver is not the longest one out there for you, but that's about all.
post #20 of 20

I sometimes use a persimmon, and with the new balls get a much lower ball flight and thus tremendous roll. I hit the persimmon a few yards shorter, but am much more consistant and rarely mishit it. I think the weight of the head gives you a greater sense of what your doing. I never hit the sometimes insane, high fade with the wooden club like I do with titanium.

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Golf Talk
TheSandTrap.com › Golf Forum › The Clubhouse › Golf Talk › Wooden Drivers are just as long as metal ones!