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Golf Equipment that Revolutionized the Game

Golf Equipment that Revolutionized the Game

Golf technology has revolutionized the world golfers play in. Balls made of wound balata, persimmon wood clubs and shafts made of hickory can no longer be found in the golf courses and are just part of the sport’s history.

The most modern golf equipment nowadays is made by the biggest manufacturers of golf equipment. TaylorMade metal woods had been used long time ago but not until 1979 did it successfully hit the commercial market. Gary Adams and his team launched back then the Pittsburgh Persimmon driver. It was a stainless steel driver with a 120 cast that gave the golfers new perspective about drivers. Jim Simons used the Pittsburgh Persimmon when he won the Crosby Clambake in the 1982 PGA Tour.

The first Ping putter was invented by Karsten Solheim in 1959. Seven years after which, Anser putter was launched and is now the most renowned and frequently used putter design. Putters by Ping were used in over 500 winning professional golf tournaments in the different parts of the world. All these exclude other brands which used the derived designs from Anser.

The world’s most spoken-of golf ball is the Titleist Pro-V1 which was launched in 2000. The Pro-V1 changed the way golf balls are constructed. Its core was filled with liquid instead of wound rubber bands. This golf ball reaped an immediate success when Billy Andrade used the same ball when he won the PGA Tour on the same year. The Titleist Pro-V1 golf balls have been part of over 1,700 winning golf tournaments worldwide.

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