As I sit here watching the 1986 Masters Highlights, I’m amazed in watching a 57 Year Old Arnold Palmer striking his drives with a Persimmon Driver.
Many of the pro’s at that time were transitioning over to Metal Drivers. But Palmer pressed on with the Persimmon Wood.
In my opinion, the golf world has taken the wrong path in the desire to play better golf. It appears that technology is focusing on creating better shots with slower, poorer, golf swings. It is also my opinion that guys like Justin Leonard and Davis Love III and Fred Couples would embrace bringing Persimmon back into their lives. If memory serves: Couple’s won the '92 Masters with a Persimmon Driver…10 years after the introduction of “Game Improvement Metal Driver’s”.
Again…Palmer was 57 years old and competing in The Masters with a Persimmon Driver. Amazing.
Needless to say Nicklaus won that year with a 20+ year old Persimmon.
Happy Birthday Jack.