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Getting the shaft: Clubmakers find ways to combat grooves rule

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Before the Tiger Woods pandemonium hit the golf world, it was the biggest story in the game. Grooves. Those long, narrow indentions on the face of your golf clubs, were making headlines around the world.

From the moment the debate over U-grooves versus V-grooves hit the sport, players, club makers and journalists were debating the most obvious question surrounding the first equipment rollback in 80 years: how will it affect the game?

When asked prior to the start of the 2010 season, it was apparent that players’ opinions regarding the club change were all over the map. Some thought it would even the playing field; others figured it was going to really force players to hit more fairways, thereby keeping the ball, and the chance of a flyer lie, out of the equation; while most fell somewhere in between both lines of thinking. Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Jonathan Wall

04/02/2010 at 8:53 pm

Posted in grooves, PGA Tour