I assume this has been brought in in an attempt to curb the huge distances these clubs are producing but I’m not sure many know about this fact as a few people including a club assistant pro, weren’t aware of it. Now there’s a couple of questions that need to be asked here. Which drivers will be deemed illegal and how will this impact (no pun intended) the social/club golfer?
The first question is easy to answer as there’s a list of non-conforming drivers listed HERE through the R&A golf website. There’s even a list of drivers which will be legal. I have no idea of how this will impact club golf other than I assume it won’t be as rigidly enforced to begin with but perhaps fazed in over time. Stay tuned.
P.S. I wonder, are there fairway woods and hybrid clubs that exhibit the same spring-like effect on the ball?