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PostSubject: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:10 pm

I am sure many golfers here experienced wearing metal studs up to the year 1996. And if I remember correctly, it is no longer allowed in many courses both here and in Malaysia in 1996.

While metal studs are good for traction, the amount of damages it caused to the putting green is horrendous for the greenkeeper.

I particularly love hearing the sound the studs made when walking on cement surface, like we are in a march. Ha! Ha!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:15 pm

Yup, I used to enjoy metal studs. I don't know if it's psychological but I felt that they gave me a better grip. That said, walking around the 19th hole was tricky... especially after the rain Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:32 pm

Yes and these spikes really grip!
and have seen many slipping and falling... on smooth hard surfaces.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:41 pm

missed tat phase... onli started golfing when the stud is plastic/rubber...

and onli heard abt it recently haha
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Wed Nov 16, 2011 5:55 pm

Dunno why some of the PGA Tour players still allowed to wear spikes though
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:16 pm

Vijay once asked for the officials to check the length of Mickelson's spikes at the Masters.....
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:26 pm

I used to wear metal studs on the soccer field to whack opponents.
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Wed Nov 16, 2011 8:39 pm

JonL_TK wrote:
Dunno why some of the PGA Tour players still allowed to wear spikes though

because they don't come from the front of the club house to scratch the nice marble flooring at the country clubs or turn it into an ice skating ring.

most tour players prefer the traction of the metal spikes on the course and there is very little movement unlike plastic ones.

having said that, i think the players needs wellies this week at the Iskandar, i doubt the dffierent spikes would make much of a difference.

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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:31 pm

TDO wrote:
I am sure many golfers here experienced wearing metal studs up to the year 1996. And if I remember correctly, it is no longer allowed in many courses both here and in Malaysia in 1996.

While metal studs are good for traction, the amount of damages it caused to the putting green is horrendous for the greenkeeper.

I particularly love hearing the sound the studs made when walking on cement surface, like we are in a march. Ha! Ha!


I used to wear metal spike back than, Pros and con.

Pro: it help putting green with breathing holes.
Very stable when using driverand iron.

Con: got some golfers walk like chicken, scratch and damaged trhe beautiful green, night mare
to the Golf Club.

Like BF said it also scratch the glossy mable floor at the Club house!
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:41 am

DGman wrote:
JonL_TK wrote:
Dunno why some of the PGA Tour players still allowed to wear spikes though

because they don't come from the front of the club house to scratch the nice marble flooring at the country clubs or turn it into an ice skating ring.

most tour players prefer the traction of the metal spikes on the course and there is very little movement unlike plastic ones.

having said that, i think the players needs wellies this week at the Iskandar, i doubt the dffierent spikes would make much of a difference.

DGman


Ya, boss... looking at some tweeter pics, macam a flooded course in Bangkok instead of Iskandar. Instead of using buggy, they better use sampan to get around haha
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PostSubject: Re: Anyone Never Experienced Wearing Metal Studs   Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:14 pm

golfool2009 wrote:
Vijay once asked for the officials to check the length of Mickelson's spikes at the Masters.....

I sooo misread that one.

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