PGA.com has posted a nice article about some tour pros hitting “vintage” clubs at the Northern Trust to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the event. These vintage clubs range from true hickory-shafted woods through early metal woods from the 1990s (ancient stuff when you’re 22, huh?). A video is included, the best part of which is Charlie Hoffman stripping a hickory and proclaiming “I could play with this!”
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as reported on shacklefords blog –
As if we needed any further proof that golf equipment has evolved, according to TrackMan data, McIlroy’s carry distance with hickory was 226.1 yards; he stepped it up to 269.9 with persimmon; and 270.6 yards with the original Callaway Big Bertha. When the tournament begins on Thursday, McIlroy likely will use his Nike Vapor 3-wood to avoid driving over the green.