Tom Wishon's "12 Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game"
Tom Wishon has been in the golf equipment business a long time. He’s the guy that engineered the first titanium wood heads offered by a U.S. company.
He’s recently released a book called The Search for the Perfect Golf Club, which I’ll be eagerly reading (and reviewing) soon.
In a very clever move for those golfers who preferred Cliff Notes to their high school English assignments, however, Wishon’s also released a very small, very tidy, extremely useful purple booklet titled 12 Myths That Could Wreck Your Golf Game.
I won’t give away all the myths here, but let me list a few of my own personal favorites to whet your appetite:
Myth 1: Modern golf clubs hit farther than clubs of even a few years ago
Myth 4: The bigger the head, the better
Myth 5: I know I play a stiff shaft; it says so right on it
Myth 10: Any club that’s not a “brand name” is junk
Myth 11: I was “custom fitted” at the driving range (or retail store or pro shop)
The fact that all of these are labeled “myths” should give you some clue as to what the real truth is. With respect to Myth 1, for example, just consider that the average loft of a 7-iron in the 1980s was 38 degrees, and since 1997 it has dropped to 34-35 degrees. No wonder you’re hitting it farther than your grandpa hit his 6-iron!
This booklet is very useful for clearing up a few persistent misconceptions. I suspect the full-length book will be even more so.
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