A metal headed club may have just been saved for getting the ball out of the rough or from cart tracks.
First metal golf drivers.
Nicknamed the pittsburgh persimmon adams steel driver featured 12 degrees of loft and was the first metal driver used by professional golfers on the pga tour.
In 1981 ron streck became the first pro to win with the taylor made pittsburgh persimmon paving the way for future club designs and professionals all around the world.
In caddyshack rodney dangerfield s character stocks his bag with a driver that dispenses beer.
The 1 wood or driver is the lowest lofted longest and often lightest club in a player s bag and is meant to launch the ball the longest distance of any club.
Swinging a hollow metal headed driver meant the overall weight of the club could be lower which would instantly increase swing speed.
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Streck was the first golfer to win carrying a taylormade metal wood in 1981 and taylormade quickly grew into one of the powerhouses in the golf manufacturing industry.
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Originally the driver was only slightly larger than any other wood and was designed to be used from the tee or the fairway but with the advent of hollow metal clubhead construction the driver has become highly specialized.
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In fact champ busted his driver right before he won the 2018 sanderson farms championship.
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Fact is metal even one as strong as titanium suffers fatigue especially when thinned to the level of.
Even as metal clubs became available they were used sparingly as they could easily damage the early feathery golf balls see golf ball history.
Pga tour players ron streck and jim simons put the metal driver into play at the 1979 mony tournament of champions although both used it as a 3 wood off the fairways.
The first and most important was the weight savings that were achieved.
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