metal spikes

mulligan, 23 May 2004, Comments Off on metal spikes
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A couple weeks ago I asked whether the pros can still use metal spikes.

Apparently, they can. I just saw Jesper Parnevik using them at the Colonial (as he triple bogeyed a hole). And this memo from the PGA in 2003 says it has a contract with tournament sites to allow their use.

So here’s an interesting thought: (i) for drivers, wood has gone to metal, but (ii) for shoes, metal has gone to plastic. The first change is obviously for the better to the player, but, for the second change, it’s not so obvious. My guess is that a lot of pros are still using metal spikes, especially on rainy days.


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