Originally Posted by ghalfaire
i'm inclined to think that the pros are just simply at a level where even a small change/optimization can help them shape the ball better or put more spin on it or what have you. if you give average joe golfer the exact same clubs, he's going to hit them just about as well as he's going to hit some off the rack generic golf clubs. the only reason, i think, that average joe might hit the expensive clubs better would be mental - he would walk up there thinking "yeah baby, these clubs cost a mint, they're super duper clubs! they're what the pros use!" so he walks up there thinking he's going to hit that ball a mile and it'll be just pretty as can be, and maybe that's what he'll get. i mean, everyone here knows how vital a good mental state is in golf. if you walk up to a shot thinking you're Definitely going to hit it, there's just no way you can't, odds are you'll hit it. but anyway, so average joe may get those few good hits out of those clubs just cause he thinks he can, but before too long, i'd bet the rent he hits it fat, tops it, shanks it, slices it, or any other number of screw-ups, and then that positive thought is gone, and those $1000 clubs are exactly as good as the $100 clubs.