Golf Digest (South Africa) - - The Golf Life -

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.

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