While golf is still played on the same Scottish fields at places such as St. Andrews, today’s golf equipment bears little resemblance to those used by the game’s forefathers. Shafts, for example, have evolved from hickory to steel to graphite. Woods have progressed from small, tough to hit persimmon to 460cc titanium club heads. Similarly, today’s cast and cavity-back forged irons are easier to hit than the muscle-forgings of just 20 years ago.
Technology and research in golf equipment continues to evolve as golfers throughout the world are always looking for an edge. In fact, a golfer’s passion for the game is often overshadowed by their obsession to have the latest and greatest in golf technology. It keeps getting better every year.