HERE ARE MY 3 GRIPES
It is amusing to me how golf scribes get excited when someone shoots 59. Why is everybody obsessed with a score instead of how much under par that score is? All 59s are not the same, yet you classify them into the same group. 13 under or 11 under is a big difference, yet the final score is a magical 59. The same goes for that 63 by Johnny Miller (June issue). He shot 63 on a tough course, par 71 though, but 63 on an equally tough, par 72 course is better (could depend on circumstances – major or ordinary tournament).
Another gripe regarding golf club manufacturers. I use TaylorMade clubs (except lob wedge). I have the R11S driver and I wanted to buy another head, R1, to see if it would improve accuracy and distance. To my shock at first, and amusement later, I couldn’t fit the R1 head on to my existing shaft (which I like and don’t want to change). The fitting is not the same. Can someone at TaylorMade explain why?
And why are collars on head covers so short they don’t protect shafts from rubbing against the bag edge and getting damaged? Mine are about a half inch longer than edge of bag, but they move up during a round and leave shafts exposed. Mike Zubrinic TaylorMade had this to say: The head of the R1 driver as well as the sleeve were both unique at the time. With R1 we shifted from a 1.5 degree sleeve into a 2 degree sleeve with the driver lofts also being present on the sleeve. With these changes came a new sleeve design which unfortunately was not compatible with older driver models.