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  1. Yep all drivers are created equal... Except for the launch angles, the weight, the face shape, the head shape, the balance, the look, the sound, the feel. Apart from those things, they are all identical. Sent from my Power using Tapatalk
  2. What club you define as your driver is entirely up to you. It might be a 14 degree, 46 inch, low spin, 460cc club. It might be a small headed 7 degree metal wood cut down to 42 inches with a DGS300 steel shaft and a giant back weighted grip. Maybe it's an old school Ping 1-iron (the one with the legal groves) with a 43" top end xx-stiff driver shaft fitted from a modern driver. Maybe it's a 17 hybrid with what should be the 'wrong' shaft that you just love. I think it depends on the course you play AND what your aim is. Are you trying to lower your score ... Or do you love hitting one massive drive that wows your mates? Set your own goals, choose your own tools to achieve em!! Sent from my Power using Tapatalk
  3. Hybrids have also eaten into the number of irons in the bag. Most golfers should not have an iron that is over 38 inches and under 24 loft. That hasn't changed ... It's just that the iron that fits the above boundary now has a different number on it. I often play with people that barely touch their 5 iron down. They sit in their bag and they grab the trusty hybrid. They would do better with a chipper over a 4 iron!! That is not marketing's fault ... and it something that has existed FOR EVER!! It just used to be players carrying around 2 irons they could not hit and should not have in the bag. Sent from my Power using Tapatalk
  4. Marketing gonna market. Look at golf balls. Now that is some awesome work... Getting your average golfer that barely hits the groves to think they need premium golf balls. Someone did make a set with recalibrated lofts, forget who it was... But no one noticed. I do think the fact remains that if you care about your game, you know your gaps. If you don't really care... You don't really care. Lots of manufacturers are now trying to help golfers set up their sets better. They will still try and appeal to the golfer ego though. It works. Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
  5. We have all watched this happen... I have a set from the 1960s with the loft stamped on each club, the highest numbered iron is an 8-iron and it's 50 degrees and 34" long!! I think it makes more sense for your Pitching Wedge to be used for pitching. I like names of clubs rather than numbers, like niblick and mashie. Always thought that a modern set could be named better... For example, with lofts in brackets: Driver (9) Fairway (15) Hybrid (20) Long iron (24)... Meets the 38/24 rule Strong iron (28) Mid iron (32) Approach iron (36) Short iron (40) Strong Wedge (44) Pitching Wedge (48) Gap Wedge (52) Sand Wedge (56) Lob Wedge (60) Still has 5 wedges... But giving the other clubs names seems to soften it somehow to me? Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
  6. How long have you been playing golf? What’s your handicap or normal score? Been playing since I was 17, so 30 years ... with a couple of times off in there somewhere. Handicap hovers between 3 - 6. Shoot anything from 65 - 85. What do you love about golf? The inner game. Clearing my mind and flushing a shot / putt without interference. What brings you to MyGolfSpy? Do you already know any other Spies? Probably do know some other spies ... just not sure which ones. I've come to have some light chatter about equipment and course design. Where are you from? What is your home course? I live in beautiful Tasmania - Australia. Home course is Kingston Beach GC, just outside of Hobart. What are the best and worst things about golf in your region? Relatively cheap, great courses, great weather. No real negatives for the Aussie golfer I can think of that are region specific... maybe the snakes and spiders you need to leave alone on the course? What do you do for a living? I work at a swimming pool. How’d you pick your user name? Was more genetics and choosing family over career that picked it for me
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