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Monthly Archive for October, 2011

How hard is it to make a living playing golf? PGT contributor Steve (apples2967) shares some insight from his run on the Australian PGA tour in the age of persimmon. Steve has a talent with writing as well as playing and was recently outfitted with some vintage persimmons for a week long golfing trip across [...]

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The PGA tour wrapped up its season last week and we had a chance to view the season ending driving statistics. The driving distance average has jumped up 290.9 yards, a 3.6 yard increase over 2010. This finding is certainly discouraging (and another straw on the camel’s back for classic golf courses) but it probably [...]

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One of the amazing things about the persimmon and blade age is the litany of course records that survive to this day. Bill Dunk in a recent interview claimed to hold no less than 80 course records in his prime. We recently caught up with Ken Harrington who tied the course record at Lincoln Park, [...]

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John Erickson was recently back on Gotham Golf Blog talking with Ralph Perez and I’m sure you’ll be shocked the hear that traditional golf was featured heavily. Many topics are covered including state of the game, John’s instruction philosophy, and a potential structure for bifurcation at the professional level. Persimmon Golf Today gets a nice [...]

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While it is very satisfying to restore and hang a beautiful club on the wall, most classic gear has a large amount of life left. Indeed, this gear was meant to be played and although it’s great fun to watch Ben Hogan and Lee Trevino in the rear view mirror one of the goals in [...]

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Are our ideas about technology’s effects on the game here at PGT really that outlandish? For any who might suggest that technology has been great for the game, here’s a reminder that the USGA once acknowledged its mission was to protect “skill” in golf and that LIGHTER FASTER FURTHER is not always in the best [...]

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We recently caught up with Dave Wood, founder of Wood Brothers via email. For those who haven’t heard of Wood Brothers, here’s a quick rundown of the majors won by Wood Brothers clubs and/or Wood Brothers modified clubs: -Ben Crenshaw 1984 Masters Tournament. Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. *Mod Mac M85W EOM -Bob Tway [...]

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Persimmon Golf Today friend and “Talkin Golf” host Rod Morri was nice enough to spend some time with me talking about traditional golf and the new website. The interview covers the origins of this website, the various reasons why momentum for traditional/persimmon golf is growing in the modern era, and the practical aspects of playing [...]

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A recent post by Freddie in the forums area got me thinking about audio feedback and the sound of proper compression. I think it’s important to remember that you get feedback on the quality of a strike from three of the five sense: sight, feel, and sound (if you are assessing your shots by smell [...]

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As we start to populate the site with fresh interviews, threads, articles, etc. we’ll occasionally dip into some “old stock” material. I hope that those who’ve heard these pieces before will have a chance to listen again with a fresh mind and those who haven’t will get exposed to some stimulating discussions. I’d like to [...]

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