Golfing in Nairn and Royal Dornoch, loft myths, Roger Rulewich, and clubs may get cheaper
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Host Dave Berner has Executive Editor Mark Nessmith chatting about Nairn, a little town in the Scottish Highlands he says makes a great base for a golf trip to that part of Scotland.
Is your 6-iron really a 6-iron? Senior writer (and inveterate golf gear junkie) Kiel Christianson brings out some stats which show that club manufacturers are de-lofting their irons. “Companies are trying to market their irons as hitting the ball farther than their competitors,” Kiel says. He goes on to cite Tom Wishon’s book “The Search for the Perfect Golf Club.”
In a world full of celebrity golf architects, many golfers may not have heard of Roger Rulewich. Ron Mon gives us the lowdown and reckons this veteran designer is a cross between Robert Trent Jones Sr. and Pete Dye.
The Vern Burns Phenomenon: Part II. Dave talks again with the 48-year-old would-be PGA Tour pro about his future goals and what it’s like being the oldest new golf pro around.
Is the cost of golf clubs coming down? A shift in the retail world could mean they are. “For the average golfer, it means we are going to see lower prices and more technological innovations,” according to Bruce Stasch, host of the Golf Gear News podcast.
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