I agree. Skill does have to be a huge part. What creates the sport is working hard and seeing it pay off. But at some point we need to allow technology to take part. If the current USGA commission was in power the last 200 years we would still be using hickory sticks
Skill still has to be a huge part of golf. If the USGA allows everything, we might as well just sit in the grill room, write down our score, and drink beer. Wait a minute! For some guys that would be the ultimate day at the course.
thanks for the insights guys! Is it safe to assume that if I really like how the shaft feels in the gap wedge I have now, than I can expect similar feel throughout an iron set with the same shaft?
I know the best answer is to get custom fit, but I'm afraid of going to somewhere to get custom fit, most likely my local GolfGalaxy, and them not having that particular shaft/head combo I would want to try. I have hit the M2 iron and I know I like it, and I have hit the KBS tour C taper in my wedge and I know I like that, so would it be safe to assume that the combination of those two together would feel/perform as good as I think it should in my head?
Graphite shafts were introduced in the 1970's and started picking up in popularity in the 1980's.
Since the 1980's you saw the introduction of Titanium driver heads, multi-material driver heads, increase in MOI, increase in COR, the ability to adjust lie and loft, the ability to adjust the center of gravity, etc...
If you give me a 10 yard advantage then I will have a better chance of shooting a lower score.
There has been more than just the 10 yards. Over the past decade there has been massive strives in club fitting. Also, clubs are also more forgiving on off-center hits.
I think golf club manufactuers should just release non-conforming clubs. I think there could be a market for them since a lot of golfers wouldn't care.