Saturday, December 17, 2011

Enough is enough!!

One thing I am adamant about is that my golf clubs must look "clean".  Clean meaning void of useless, cosmetically, un-appealing stamps, graphics, etc. from the manufacturer.  One of my favorite designs off all time, well used to be, was the classic Cleveland 588 wedges.  It was flat-out plain, clean and beautiful.  Lately, however, the latest Titlest wedges and Cleveland wedges are just flooded with so many engravings, stamps, etc. on the head that it makes me naseous..and just makes the wedges ugly..and appealing.  Do we need to be "reminded" by the manufacturer what the wedges do or how they are different.  Are we as golfers that dumb?  Does K.I.S.S. come to mind?

Take a look at the heads on the latest offerings from Titleist and Cleveland..yucK:

Do we need the flying "BV", "SM4"..really?..really?, and forgot it is a "Vokey Design"


No need for explanation here..who makes this again?  This would be so bad ass without 99% of their graphics.

Seriously, what is up?  Do we need to be "reminded" that it is a "SM4" and isn't the "BV" enough..did we forget it's a "Bob Vokey" design.  I play with the older generation Spin Milled and personally that the little circular saw blade was a tad atrocious..but learned to get over it..but now..ugh.

NOW..look at the 588..what the hell?!?  I understand that it's a forged club..that's why I bought it, right? but, please I don't need a stamp saying "Precision Forged" and what up with that weird emblem underneath the Reg. 588?  Yes, I guess it's supposed to stand for "CF"? Cleveland Forged..I guess...but once again..yucK!  I still never like their "Tour Zip Groove" stamp either..similarly in the same place as a Vokey SM stamp.  We are not dumB! or perhaps they'll soon be selling ad space by other companies on them.  I can see it now..a little Starbucks or McDonald's stamp..

Mizuno has seemed to stay true and realize that simple is good..simple is great..simple is simple:

Mizuno R12..perfect.

How beautiful is this?  Hullo Titlest..Cleveland?

If you guys want to see some other gorgeous and "simple" wedges check these out..but *cough* it's gonna cost ya, but soooo worth it"

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