Seriously! I'm a bit surprised hearing nowadays discussions about golf!
Just to give a little background, I stopped golf at the age of 16 and was a low handicapper... (4.8) at that time...
I stopped golf due to studies as many of my fellow golfers did, friends who continued ended up famous Pros! (still pisses me off btw)
12 Years later and about a year ago, I started to play golf again, and addiction is filling up my veins again.
I removed the dust from my old Ping Eye 2*, and progressively getting close to my old hcp.
Well, What really surprises me is discussions around me about golf clubs and what they turned into:
GXWX 30 blablabla is better than SER ZX 12... because it give 1% more of this and little more of that.
I mean seriously, I feel like it turned into a real computer game! what about the golf swing?
I have not much to say really, just that I find disappointing to hear new generations talking about golf in such a materialistic way.
I recently decided to renew my set of clubs thinking technology might have done some magic during the time I stopped,
but I really find myself a bit lost to be honest with all those new criteria, indicators, and terminology...
Well, how could Golf club become so optionable? I hardly imagine that anyone would have a swing constant enough to even exploit all those options...
Funny side story:
Hybrid is also new to me: A couple of beginners approached me on the practice range when I started back my training.
I guess they assumed from my swing that I knew a lot about golf and asked me to play with them, which I gently accepted.
Those beginners, pulled out a strange club at the Tee start, which I assumed was some kind of chipping club considering the shape and angle, and asked him why he uses a "chip" to hit a long range par 3... He told me the shop told him it was good for beginners to hit the ball far... My only reaction was to tell them that they probably misunderstood and should return the club to the shop! Hahaha, You can't imagine how stupid I felt few days after when I discovered what Hybrid club was!