Andre 3 years ago. People spent a lot more emphasis on the ball they played. We are paying a lot without seeing a commensurate reduction in handicaps. That after hitting that straight putt, the green’s even, or uneven surface, and gravity takes over, and leads that straight hit ball to the cup. Thanks for the comments on the softer balls, I will give that a try. The golf ball is largely to blame, Im not living in the past Im still young 46 I think , I enjoyed golf so much more woth the balata balls and persimmon woods of the 80s than I have the last 15 yeArs hitting rock balls and big gigantic headed golf clubs with these queer graphite shafts, its rediculous.

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When I teed of at Bandon Dunes the starter made a poin to shake my hand as I was the first person he had seen all year playing persimmon.

Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Why jeopardise your tempo and swing pattern? I gamed Powerbilt Persimmons for 30 years, knowing that my drive was always down the middle….

Or, sometimes away from the cup due to the golfer’s poor read of the green. Wayne 4 years ago. More middle of stance. Also in the early days we struggled to get Tour Pros to use them because they said they could only hit the ball straight and had great difficulty in shaping shots.


Cory Pavin still uses a bullseye putter. None of the guys got all that close.

With the longer length, you would have to heat the sole plate screws so they could be removed. I can’t fathom this at all. Amateur 20hr ago What is the average cost of a round of golf? More loft does wonders. Blade 4 years pesimmon. Joe Golfer 4 years ago. Nicklaus gave Johnson an old persimmon driver and 1-iron of his to hit.

I read something the other day about making your transition from the top hitting same speed as your inital move off the ball and it has really helped me with respect to tempo. Why not a baker and say, Indian Chief?

I wish I had a screengrab of the original article, but it definitely saidnot Now re-do the tests but exchange the modern ball with a balata and see what happens.

The net result is a higher launch, which is what most golfers need to achieve optimum distance we mistakenly think lower loft is longer.

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Have a great time at Bandon Dunes Length, lie angle, loft, face angle, swingweight, shaft flex and flex point. Long story short, I wonder what kind of fight the modern, larger, screwless-face persimmons could put up? Many people who rave on about “feel” when talking about their irons, wedges, milled putter, tour ball or whatever, have never had the joy of playing with a persimmon driver and a wound ball or a set of forged blades with leather grips.

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Hhitting big part of that distance difference is due to the balls.

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Played 6 rounds over 4 days and half of them with persimmon and blades. Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers. Lets be honest and say it is the ball that has made the biggest difference to distance.

There is no correlation between swing speed, handicap, etc. I have a palmer peerless persimmon driver with a dynamic stiff He hit driver wedge on every part five we played. And,, I am 75 yrs old!!!! Im a former supervisor at True Temper Corp. We appreciate that you found this thread instead of starting a new one, but if you plan to post here please make sure it’s still relevant.