We lemming amateurs are led around this game by anyone who can play it at an elite level, from the logos we wear to the shots we attempt to the way we react to putts that go in. Or haven't you noticed all those uppercut fist-pumps that resemble Nike swooshes from the mini-Tigers at your home club?
But there is no greater copycat crime in golf than the club selections we base on how somebody who can actually play this game hits the ball.
So, if a guy using two drivers wins the Masters on Sunday, there will be fools showing up at every golf course in the country Monday with twice as much lumber as they need.
The difference would be, Mickelson has his left-to-right and right-to-left drivers; ours would be OB-right and OB-left models.
And just imagine what it will be like playing behind four guys each hitting two different drivers in any number of directions.
In large measure, the popularity which the game of golf will enjoy in the future depends on the quality of the courses we provide for the players of the future. A great majority of the players, then as now, will be “average players.” Our courses must be built for them as well as for the “scratch man.” BOBBY JONES