I apologize ahead of time that this relates to the frying pan drivers, but I just thought this was terribly interesting despite the blasphemy. This is from Leith Anderson’s latest golf blog article. Not only can Tiger not hit the fairway with a driver, he can’t hit it with a strong 3 either!
[i]Taylor Made Knows
My article last week was one of the most popular ever. A steady stream of customers came in - with their Taylor Made drivers - to measure them with our Tour Gauge.
We set a new record. An 11.5* TM driver measured 17*. After the analysis - it turned out that 17* was perfect for the player. Spooky how good TM is at fitting drivers for loft.
We can draw a conclusion from limited experience. Taylor Made drivers are intentionally designed and marketed with a deep understanding of golfer psychology. Taylor Made knows that if they marked their driver with true loft measurements sales would collapse.
You can’t call it TRICKERY if it’s in your own best interest. Look inward. Why do you think what you think about driver loft and the best swing for maximum distance?
You’re probably still calibrated to the old days - old balls - old thinking. Time to press the RESET BUTTON.
Taylor Made knows. They add two, three or five degrees to the loft a player thinks he’s choosing.
The funny thing is that’s still not enough loft for most players.
Tiger Woods Knows Too
A couple of weeks ago I sent out a snapshot of a screen from a Tour Van that showed an 8.5* driver with an actual loft of 11.25*. That snapshot was stolen by a sneaky guest on the Nike Van - and posted for a minute on the Internet before Nike let everyone involved know such shenanigans were not OK.
Does it change your thinking about loft just a little bit now that you know Tiger Woods plays an 11.25* driver?
Tiger Woods is playing an 11.25* driver. RESET NOW.
Why would Nike want to keep that a secret?
OOPS!! I forgot. If Tiger was caught with an 11.25* driver loft it would say he was finished. That’s the ultimate manifestation of crazy golfer psychology. Nike wants to sell drivers based on good information but can’t afford to say that Tiger plays 11.25* for fear of destroying Tiger’s image even more. Driver loft is that important - psychologically.[/i]