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    Default Old School Vs. New School (with a twist)

    Do you think you could generally shoot lower scores with:

    A. The clubs of yesteryear (1963 wilson turfriders or before ) and any current golf ball

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    B. The clubs of today and any ball of yesteryear (balata or before)

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    Default Personally,

    I would think I could shoot better golf scores with the irons of today and ball of yesteryear vs irons of old and ball of today.

    I think that "better" ball strikers would generally be reversed.

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    Definitely, yesteryear's clubs and today's golf balls. Why? Today's ball doesn't curve anywhere near as much as the old Balata balls.
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    old clubs new balls. the manufacturing process has evolved so much so you would imagine a new ball would be a lot more predictable. the center of the face has always been the spot to hit the ball.
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    Old clubs and new balls.
    "All you have is the HUB PATH and the force and torque you apply to the club—that's the whole swing."

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    My $.02 cents new clubs and new golf balls.... at my age there is no way I could or should hit the ball as far as it goes... I have an old Cleveland Classic Ben Crenshaw driver that I pick up occasionally ...It feels as heavy as my golf bag and the head looks like a 5 wood...

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    Par 5's on tour in the fifties are a driver 7 iron for me now (well after my shoulder heals).
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    Yeah but the wind blew harder back then and the holes were way smaller.
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    I'd love to have one good swing with one of those old Toney Penna drivers and a pro v1X. but I think...the old Titleist pro Traj 100 would go further off my new Covert 2? Back when I wore sansabelt slacks, if I hit it real good I'd get 250. I'm 65, just had open heart surgery and I can still hit it 250 on a real good one. If I had my druthers I'd still be be wearing sansabelts again cause I'd be 28 .
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    I hit it 80-100 yds further than 20 years ago. Just recently I caught one right out the middle and I though I had caused an earthquake. The ball went about 350yds and I was left with 60bucks to what was meant to be a toughish Par4. Then my trousers were 32/33 and now they're 36/31. Does it go further now because of my weight gain or the equipment? JJ
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