“The Persimmon Professor” On The Evolution Of Golf Equipment
The game of golf has come a long way from its origin when bored Scottish shepherds entertained themselves by hitting rocks into rabbit holes to pass time. Progress is evident in many facets of the game – from golf fashion to equipment. Tweed jackets are out and microfiber pullovers are in. Graphite replaced hickory and titanium saved both strokes and persimmon trees after demand and technology catapulted the game into the current century.
The following clip is the first of a multi-part series featuring Reagan Davis (“The Persimmon Professor”) from Troon North Golf Club sharing his knowledge of the game’s nostalgic history. He explores the unique traits of each era of golf club design that might help identify those old clubs you’ve been holding on to over the years.