Bradley Hughes cuts loose.
Posted 02 May 2011 - 09:45 PM
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:48 AM
The horse has bolted and that’s just it. BH and Lag should just make their own torneys with the old gear (well as old as they see fit) and just get on with their lives and have fun playing golf.They do make their own torneys, they do get on with their lives and they do have fun playing golf. In fact it sounds like they enjoy golf a tonne more now that they've removed commercialism from the equation. And the horse hasn't bolted at all. We'll never see persimmon come back in, but a ball roll back is not out of this world (trial tournaments have already been played with reduced distance balls), nor are tighter driver restrictions. It's just an extremely hard thing to specify when you've got many factors involved, not the least of which being the manufacturers' attorneys on standby. Lag and BH are just another two voices amongst many, including (but defintely not limited to) Nicklaus, Norman, Watson, Shackleford, Huggan and a tonne of respected architects.
Posted 03 May 2011 - 02:10 AM
Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:33 AM
Posted 03 May 2011 - 04:59 PM
In Ben Hogan's autobiography, Dodson makes mention of Hogan's driver. quote "His persimmon-headed driver was 45 inches long with the stiffest custom flex available, its face turned slightly open at address, its oversized cord grips cranked slightly counterclockwise to promote the delayed release he favoured." He goes on to say that the present owner of one of Hogan's drivers takes great pleasure in allowing PGA tour players an opportunity to try and hook the ball with it. None had been able to at the time the book was published (2004).
Persimmon was running out, around the world, couldn`t have kept up with demand, Think they made a big mistake taking out the skill for a better player, not many guys could drive it a long way with small heads..Have seen a group of young trainee pros trying to hit persimmons, no chance with 3 wood off the deck.There was a young Korean guy who could get the wooden 3 off the grass, he had a very upright swing, like 1980`s players had.The other guys were amazed we played with them, after hitting them.Were Mizuno persimmons, and a Cleveland persimmon Driver.
Qld, six in a row origin.
Posted 03 May 2011 - 06:07 PM
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:23 AM
Posted 04 May 2011 - 12:30 AM
very wise words..
i wonder if brad knows that there are people out here in the real world who don’t have 40 hours a week to practise with blades
some people can only get out once a week for 9 holes and having some game improvement irons helps them get back to the clubhouse with a degree of sanity and dignity left
never ceases to amaze me how many sets of old blades i see at garage sales and the like that look like they’ve never been used. without a bit of forgiveness, the once a week golfers would quit, as thousands have over the years, being that it’s simply “too hard”
remember “enjoyment” should be a major part of golf, not everyone has ambitions of ever being anything more than a social golfer so every little bit helps
one of the reasons all this “helpful” stuff came in was to encourage more people to play the game, pro’s may be another story, but they are outnumbered a million to one by social hacks
Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:31 AM
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