For the average golfer, I’m wondering if all this talk (and sales of new clubs) of the new groove specification is even worth a blog post. Probably not, as you are about to find out.
I’ve read 2 or 3 forgettable articles about the new grooves and listened to some talking heads on The Golf Channel yap about how our favorite PGA players will have to adjust quickly. True as that may be, I’m afraid that it’s a bunch of hype for us average and high handicap golfers.
I’ve spent way too much time obsessing over which clubs I wanted to buy, which balls to hit and whether I’ll go with a cap or a visor, and which brand or logo’d shirts to go with for a given round.
I’m going to make the bold statement, right here on Golf is Hard TV that grooves are simply not something that average golfers need to concern themselves with. Not now, not tomorrow and if we know what’s best for us, not ever.
Why in the world would we want to make golf HARDER? I’m in favor of making golf easier. Shorter holes, flatter greens, bigger driver heads and cheaper beers and burgers at the 19th hole. Those are the things I think are groovy…
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