@paininthenuts sometimes we love golf, and most days golf doesn't love us back.
As @iacas stated with his thread link, follow the 5S practice plan, it really works. If all else fails, follow the philosophy above. Remember, golf is hard.
I started playing golf seriously at age 40 with hand me down persimmon woods and blade irons. They were nice but with such a small sweet spot on the clubs a 210 yard drive was great for a high handicapper like myself - same with the blades. My father collected wooden shafted golf clubs and many of them were warped and unusable. However there are some beauties that I wouldn't dare use and have been meaning to mount them in a display case.
As someone who will be turning 65 soon I appreciate the advances in golf club technology which allow me to still comfortably play from the men's tees. I could pull out the old hand me downs from somewhere in my basement for the fun of it but I don't think my ego could take a steady diet of them. For those of you that can consistently hit a sweet spot the size of dime I am sure that playing vintage clubs would be a blast.
I understand your point. But I am stating that my company uses the same approach. They try and make HR statements generic and gender neutral like "best employee for the job". So it is not isolated to college campuses. I would even suggest that businesses like my company have been doing this a lot longer. People in this thread are making a PC fuss about Princeton, when in really, Princeton is just catching up now.
I will add that it doesn't bother me either way. It also reminds me of this scene in Life of Brian.