Sorry, didn't see that proviso.Not in the last 15 - 20 years!
Sorry, didn't see that proviso.
So no, as far as I can tell.
No major changes to shafts in the last 15-20 years compared with previous decades: 1920s/30s change from wood to steel, 1970s/80s carbon shafts become popular.
So perhaps we are due another innovation? I have no idea what that might be.
If you can find the centre of the club more often than not … these big clubs haven’t really given you that much benefit.. the ball on the other hand has ..
Interesting thread. Owing to some life changes (girlfriend moving in) just today I offloaded some used clubs whose shafts are now too flexible for me at Second Swing in Scottsdale, Arizona. Got $1,000 in store credit. Purchased an unhit TM Sim Driver, and only store used TM Sim 5 Wood, 4 and 5 Hybrid and a Callaway PM 56 degree wedge and popped on my choice of Golf Pride grips and out the door I went. This seemed reasonable to me at basically $200 a club for clubs that cost far more brand new.
But the irons I still use are Callaway BB from 2002 (just happen to like them and hit them well.)
In AZ you do not have to pay sales tax (8%) on used goods.
So my question is, why you are guys paying VAT at 20%? "Just say No. I am not going to pay it. It is totally ridiculous." Reminds me of why I left the UK in the first place twenty years ago when it was only 17.5%. Pay cash for it and start creating an economy where an overbearing Government is not going to fleece you every time you make a purchase.
Like I said if you can’t hit the ball off the middle then yes you get a benefit. The tour pros have no real need for these big heads
From memory, that WAS TM's initial release of 'oversize' heads (I went straight to the 360, though not retail/immediately). So while Pros played the heads they were used tom I'm certain they would have been 'testing' the larger heads - and breaking quite a few of them from reports I remember from those days.Yet all the tour pros now use a driver with the largest head legally possible. So there must be a benefit.
I remember 15-20 years ago, when driver head sizes were increasing, that tour players didn't jump to the largest head. Taylormade brought out the R300 series, which had 300, 320 and 360 cc heads, and the pros mainly used the 300 and 320. But that was 15-20 years ago, technology has moved forward and 460cc is obviously better for pros and hackers alike.