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Monday, February 26, 2007

All riled up and groovy at Worldgolf.com

Golf chick gets her groove on?

The possibility of a rule change regarding the grooves on golf clubs has me all riled up. Check out my latest column at worldgolf.com and see why the USGA and golf club manufacturers might not think I'm a groovy chick.

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6 comments:

John Drennen said...

Awsom blog Everyone should read it. As usual the golf chick really puts together a well rounded blog on the net!!

Patricia said...

The most important thing I learned in college: Pretty girls don't pay for drinks...or golf clubs. g;v)

TartanGolfGrips DotCom said...

Agree with you completely - the entire issue would be rendered moot if the tournament club gave the lawnmower crew a couple of weeks off before each tournament...

Having ATTEMPTED to hit out of ankle-high rough at Torrey Pines South a couple of years ago, it really changes your perspectives when you're having the hit your ball out of the hay, and a clump of grass the size of a hay BALE comes out with your shot...

Ron "The Hacker" said...

Kristen, You're an awesome writer and most of your articles are right on, but this time I'm going to have to disagree with you. I posted my rationale in a comment at worldgolf.com but basically it's because, if the rules do change, we're not going to have to worry about buying new clubs until sometime after the year 2020 and most of us will be ready for new clubs by that time anyway.
Ron "The Hacker"

Speedcat Hollydale said...

Everyone is groovin` on the golf iron debate. Here is my 2 cents on the ball spinner golden child....

For years now, the golfing elite of the past has championed the cause of lowering ball flight statistics - whether it distance, spin, or otherwise. They use the example of great couses being overpowered and beaten to death in the "birdie show" of the games best ball strikers.

I think what really gets their goat, is the fact that their records, and overall statistics are being put to pasture, as the Woods and Mickelsons carve up the fairways - so to speak.

I believe that the classic Einstien time travel scenario would put this issue to rest, as players today are just stronger and better. Tiger at 25 would kill Jack at 25. Yes, with the same equipment. Has anyone used old footage to calculate the swing speeds of Arnold, Jack, and the rest of the past champions? You know full well that Bubba whips them all by a long shot.

The USGA and the Old Masters will always be holding technology in check - and that's fine. Back tracking to the laws of yester-year is not. Get a grip, man... and make sure it's conforming!

The Golfing Cat

Jam Boy said...

That was a great article Kristen. Very well written. And I do see Ron's point, but I also know that despite all of the advancements in technology over the years (and there have been many), the average handicap of golfers everywhere has not changed. Yes, this may be partly because more and more people are starting to play golf, but in all my experiences caddying so far, it's really only that small percentage of people who truly dedicate their lives to playing golf that really see vast improvements. So I think in the long run I'm going to have to side with you. I think trying to preserve the tradition and integrity of the game should begin with the little white object we're all trying to control. Because regardless of what advancements we have in our clubs, as a golfer, you still have to make good swings. Why make the game more expensive than it already is? I feel like this decision (the V-grooves instead of U-grooves) could potentially open pandora's box and put even more limitations on our clubs and take more and more money out of our pockets that we should simply have the right to lose to our playing partners instead.