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The Technology Revolution in Golf Does Not Mean Lower Scores

The Technology Revolution in Golf Does Not Mean Lower Scores

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A group of four friends gets together on a weekday for their regular monthly golf game. Jim Thomas, one of the four, has a burning desire to improve his game. He is even willing to spend a decent amount of money for any equipment that can give him the best advantage.

Jim wants his golf buddies to feel his presence in the game. This has never happened before, since he is normally the shortest off the tee. Tiring of his scores, he has come to the sporting goods store to check for new drivers on the market.

Technology can be observed everywhere, even in golf drivers. At the store, Jim selects a golf driver containing “more than 12 million turbo static carbon fibers,” among other attributes. “It sounds cool, right?” Jim says, only partly joking.

But did you know that the use of high-tech golf equipment doesn’t have any relationship to the golfer’s performance? If you look at the situation closely, technology neither makes the player’s scores lower nor raises them at all. This statement is supported by the National Golf Foundation. It is based on the observation that the average score for golf is still at around 100. This so-called average score has remained unchanged since our grandfathers played the game.

There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the use of technology when playing golf, of course. But golfers have to accept the reality that even modern technology cannot necessarily help them get the golf ball into the hole in fewer strokes.

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