The case for a new driver isn’t that much different than that for a new cell phoneIf you’ve got one that’s four or five years old then you’re failing to take full advantage of modern technology.
Today’s balls are about a million miles from the fragile balatas of old and one of the things that distinguishes a premium model is its urethane cover—every Tour model has one and these pelotas are pretty darn tough. So if you don’t lose a ton of balls don’t be afraid to invest in the more expensive ones.
I was more shocked when I saw him cheat with a lie in the rough midway through the back nine and then with his final score at round’s end. It is and always will be part of golf…but not one of the 59 that were polled admitted to it? That gives me pause.
Cheating stories real and rumored are as old as the game itself. I was once paired with a pro who was the son of an internationally well-known pro and witnessed him make an ace at the 7th hole.
Players who are okay with outdated performance don’t need new clubs. If that’s you fine but you’ll always be lagging behind the players who do invest in new gear which is vastly superior to older equipment.