I would love to see a (designated) tournament every year where tour players had to use equipment equivalent to technology pre-mid 1990’s. Not sure what that looks like I guess the analogy is metal bats in baseball in college and younger and wood in the Major leagues. Maybe the PGA could sign a deal with one equipment maker for non branded equipment the players could use for that doesn’t get them in trouble with the sponsors. Yah, never going to happen.
I don’t know. I had taken a break from golf after high school for a year or two in the 90’s and going from a Taylormade System 2 to the first great big bertha titanium just felt like cheating back then. Could swing as hard as I could and there was no penalty. Then a race to the tennis racquet we call 460cc. I saw something that there was a 12 yard difference in between 2023 and 2013 drivers…what maybe another 12 yards between 2004 to 2013…then the ball tech is probably another 25 yards.
The problem with equipment is how hard it lets you swing without penalty. Assuming the only way to impact that is by headsize with drivers (woods/hybrids)…probably goes too far when considering irons, so probably not happening
I guess there is no chance that is happening, and maybe it shouldn’t either. I am probably just being nostalgic. I do occasionally bag some persimmons and old 90’s era blades.
I just don’t see how the ball only is going to really help. I guess it helps limiting the length of courses, not sure it really changes the strategy at all. Hit it as hard as you can, and use as short an iron as possible….i don’t know maybe thats the way strategy has always been.