Originally Posted by golf4fun12
and why is it so bad for someone to read info about a certain club and not take it to be the right info? I'm sure golf company's aren't going to lie about their product to people. some people need the help on deciding what club to pick. and if reading up on some reviews helps, go for it.
Because when this reading is not done selectively, it perpetuates myth and untruths which are the cancer of golfing forums.
1) OEM shafts are "crap"
2) Forged irons have superior "feel" to cast irons
3) It is not possible to "work" the ball with GI irons
4) Most pros use "players"' irons
These are just statements that are parroted and repeated and despite evidence to the contrary, people refuse to believe otherwise, thinking that it implies authority and knowledge.
They'll walk into a golf shop and strike up a conversation with an attendant, saying thay love the "workability" of the AP2, but appreciate tye "forgiveness" of the AP1, having never hit either.
Here we have a thread where the OP says that he is surprised that he prefers a club designed for his particular skill level, but we find out that players at the highest level of the game also like that club.
What more information do we need? If you like it, great.
It's like threads where people claim that Pro V1s fly further than other balls - again, nonsense - or that such and such a driver is more "accurate" than others. Then we have people demanding to know what shaft Tiger is playing, as if it's going to suit them.
I enjoy reading the reviews of clubs that others have written, and have made some decisions based upon those reviews.
I draw the line where people repeat others' findings and mix them up with marketing BS and use this to advise others, when in many cases you can be pretty sure that the person has never seen one of these clubs, let alone done testing extensive enough to form an opinion. New golfers become confused, and when they are 3 weeks into the game, they have their heads filled with BS about forged irons "feeling softer" etc. and then they actually claim it to be true lest they be exposed as emperors without clothes.