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Are you trying to tell me I should be afraid that someone is going to try to "kick my ass" on the course if I'm wearing metal?

You're killing me; no, I guess I'm saying if you're not respectful don't be surprised if someone DOES kick your ass period. I'm not telling you to do anything... Seriously don't expect any more replies here, this is stupid.

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No one is going to kick somebody's ass for wearing metal spikes guys...lets be realistic. This is GOLF, when is the last time you saw a fight on the course? lol. Plus Lefty22 all the tour pros wear metal, and they arn't complaning about the condition of the greens. If one guy chooses to, i doubt the courses greens will start to suck.

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No one is going to kick somebody's ass for wearing metal spikes guys...lets be realistic. This is GOLF, when is the last time you saw a fight on the course? lol. Plus Lefty22 all the tour pros wear metal, and they arn't complaning about the condition of the greens. If one guy chooses to, i doubt the courses greens will start to suck.

First of all... Don't worry about getting your ass kicked. Worry about getting thrown off the course. And yes, I have seen fights on course and in the parking lot. So? Just proves that people are as immature on the course as they are anywhere else.

Second... http://www.usga.org/turf/green_secti.../pga-pros.html
the majority of PGA Tour pros freely choose to use alternative spikes. It would surprise most golfers to learn that the majority of professional golfers wear the Black Widow and fewer than 25 percent of the pros were wearing metal spikes at the conclusion of the 2002 season.

Somehow I doubt that this has changed back in favor of metal spikes in the last six, going on seven seasons. Stop making shit up.

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I'm thinking about getting some metal spikes. I think PIN makes metal spikes although they look like plastic. I'm lucky enough to own more than a couple of pairs of golf shoes so maybe I'll set up a pair with metal.  They are always nice when standing on hardpan or softpan.  I slipped a little yesterday standing on a bare spot that was a little soft.

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I miss the sound of walking across a cartpath or around the clubhouse in the metal spikes. That was the best. I miss that sound.


Yes that sound brings back fond memories of my youth

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I'm thinking about getting some metal spikes. I think PIN makes metal spikes although they look like plastic. I'm lucky enough to own more than a couple of pairs of golf shoes so maybe I'll set up a pair with metal.  They are always nice when standing on hardpan or softpan.  I slipped a little yesterday standing on a bare spot that was a little soft.

Good luck with that. Other than tour stops I doubt you can find a course that allows metal spikes. And If I was playing behind you and saw the torn up greens you left behind I'd sure mention it to the pro shop. Metal spike use is pretty obvious.

The point of soft spikes was to leave the greens in good condition for all golfers, not just you. C'mon dude!

Yes that sound brings back fond memories of my youth

Haha yeah and the feeling of slippy sliding down an inclined concrete path comes to mind too :-)

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I recently played a course that allowed metal. I've been looking for some metal spikes with no luck. I'd like to have them for the rare occasion they're allowed.

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I recently played a course that allowed metal. I've been looking for some metal spikes with no luck. I'd like to have them for the rare occasion they're allowed.

If you only got to use them on rare occasions I doubt there would even be any benefit because you would never get used to using them. Also, what was the name of the course that allows metal?

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I suppose that's true. I still have a pair of shoes that had metal spikes when I bought them. I'd gladly spend $10-$20 to replace my long since gone spikes, just to hear that sound again. Can't remember the name of the course off hand. Just some little public track upstate.

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Metal spikes would not be a big deal if the general public had the common sense to tamp down their spike marks around the cup before they leave the green but I guess raking bunkers and replacing divots and fixing pitch marks are still too much to ask so I would not expect metal spikes to make a return any time soon.

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I recently played a course that allowed metal. I've been looking for some metal spikes with no luck. I'd like to have them for the rare occasion they're allowed.

I suppose that's true. I still have a pair of shoes that had metal spikes when I bought them. I'd gladly spend $10-$20 to replace my long since gone spikes, just to hear that sound again. Can't remember the name of the course off hand. Just some little public track upstate.

So you can't remember the name of a course you recently played? Does this place actually exist or what?

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I played a course that still allowed metal spikes about 7 years after most courses banned them. The greens were terrible from all the marks. I've played golf well before the metal spike ban and since the ban the greens have greatly improved. I don't see how people can say the soft spikes cause increased damage. I'm in the mid-Atlantic area and play mostly in bent grass greens so maybe other areas are more affected.

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