Whenever you see records fall in sporting events, it leads you to think – is it because athletes are just getting better and better all the time, or are there other forces at work? Take golf for example – woods were made from real wood once upon a time, and at that period there was no such thing as carbon fiber, titanium drivers, or hybrid irons. The same top ranking golfer, if transported through time from that era to the future – could he actually maintain his dominance in today’s modern game using the same tools as Tiger Woods? Whatever the case is, technology has definitely made older games faster and more challenging than ever before. Golf alone is already a precise sport, and everyone would do whatever it takes to gain an edge over the rest of the competition, sparing no expense when it comes to having the latest and greatest equipment possible. Layerco is a company who has come out with the Poly Max Extremes range that claim to transform “ordinarily conforming clubs into super hitting non-conforming clubs” simply by restricting the golf club’s energy.
Several non-conforming clubs rely on enhancing the rebound properties of the club, but this product absorbs a segment of the shock the ball experiences when struck, which subsequently reduces ball compression resulting in delivering more energy to drive the ball forward. These “peel and stick” pads retail for $14.95 for a pack of 18, lasting an entire round of golf. This clear finish is pretty discreet in nature and is extremely hard to detect. I just wonder whether your mates would consider this as a form of cheating. After all, I know practically zilch about golf, which leads me to ask whether this is tournament legal or not.
Instead of relying on technological crutches, why not practice those swings instead and gain the satisfaction of knowing your best performance comes from within and not from expensive equipment?