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40 minutes ago, birdie seeker said:

Tarren can use metal spikes & I can't. He's a "PRO" & I'm just a mid handicap lowly amateur!

I'm sure when you can shoot -17 for 4 rounds, they'll let you wear his spikes!  😅

From the land of perpetual cloudiness.   I'm Denny

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44 minutes ago, birdie seeker said:

I've been playing golf longer than he's been alive. I know how to walk on greens without spike marks. It's the principal that I'm not agreeing to.

Ya, I don't have an answer for the bifurcation.   I'm sure they are trying to protect the greens from us amateurs but...

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Public course greens were pretty horrible back in the days of metal spikes. Throw in a foot dragger or two and you would have something to complain about. On the other hand, metal spikes were unmatched for stability. You were literally nailed to the ground. 

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I didn't mind seeing someone accidentally dragging a spike on the green as long as they tamped it back down. The problem was the people who did rarely fixed them.

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Metal Spikes OR Soft Spikes, a Foot Dragger is a Foot Dragger and will chew up greens. Soft Spikes were introduced as a way to save costs on replacing Club House Floors!!! 😀

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On 11/22/2022 at 9:58 AM, Archie Bunker said:

 On the other hand, metal spikes were unmatched for stability. You were literally nailed to the ground. 

They were great on the course, but not so hot on the cart paths! I still miss the tapping of the spikes across a hard surface. It was ritualistic and meant it was time to play golf! 

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I remember playing in the next to last foursome at our city championship back in the 80's. With the sun setting, the greens looked like a forest of spike marks. Today we have it great. If someone scuffs their feet, we can fix the scuff marks.  Spike marks?  Fix them if you can find them. Did metal spikes offer more stability?  Maybe. But I would not trade the "Metal Spikes Era" for the "Soft Spike Era".

Brian Kuehn

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On 11/22/2022 at 6:58 AM, Archie Bunker said:

Public course greens were pretty horrible back in the days of metal spikes. Throw in a foot dragger or two and you would have something to complain about. On the other hand, metal spikes were unmatched for stability. You were literally nailed to the ground. 

In my 20 years of on and off playing this game, I have never once fell over/slipped and fell down due to failure of any type of footwear to adequately grip the ground; and this past summer I played a lot in flip-flops (chicks dig the funky tan lines on my feet). 

I was gonna start going to the gym so I bought some gym shoes, but I never went to the gym because I hate going to the gym. Then I noticed that nowadays, golf shoes look a lot like sneakers, so now I just wear my gym shoes on the course and no one seems to notice. 

And I still haven't needed Life Alert (although that day is likely imminent) to save me from a catastrophic fall after zinging yet another drive into a parallel dimension. 

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