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I played those woods years back. All of them, Driver, 4- and 7-wood, shafts broke about 1" from the point at which the shaft inserted into each club head. Since I purchased them from a local golf retailer, each club was sent back to Callaway and reshafted free of charge, no questions asked.
If you've never played the Big Bertha club line, I hope the shafts perform better for you than they did for me! Good luck and enjoy your ebay find.
Fair enough, missed it because I was typing my own reply. I'm completely ok with you liking him, and for me not appreciating his commentary. A part of me will still be sad when he retires because, to me, in many ways he epitomizes an entire era of golf in much the same way that Jack and Arnie do.
It's still a second-shot course, but whereas it used to be 20/80 (there was still an advantage to being in the proper half of the fairway), it's now maybe 40/60 driving/approach shot.
1999 (Right) vs. October 31, 2017 (Left):
At 285 yards off the tee on the right, the fairway is 55 yards wide.
At 310 yards off the tee on the left, the fairway is 38 yards wide. (In the photo here it's 33 yards wide, but I mistakenly only went to the shadow, so when I measured to the edge of the fairway, it's 38 yards.)
The trees on the right (yellow) are all basically completely new - the old stand of trees on the 1999 image is much much older (and being to the right on this hole was the better angle to the hole). The old tee is highlighted in yellow on the newer image, too.
Look at 1997. Look at Tiger standing back in the fairway when they show some shots from the green. It was just a HUGE wide expanse of fairway. VERY VERY wide.
Look at 17.
At 275 in 1999 it was 50 yards wide. Now, at 310, it's under 30.
The spotty trees on the right are more in play (and much older), the trees on the left are almost all new, etc. Even though the Eisenhower tree is no longer there, it wasn't in play at all in 1999 (or 1997) as it was only 210 yards off the tee - the ball was still high in the air even if it was near the tree.