September 2017

In juicing Golf

Is it possible to hit a golf ball too far? Not if you’re a duffer. We consider the so-called trampoline effect the greatest accidental discovery since Flubber. The wizards who design golf clubs happened upon this miracle in the mid-90’s, when they began making bigger and bigger driver heads out of metal stretched thinner and thinner, and found that when the club heads didn’t just cave in, the metal sometimes sprang back so quickly that it actually added a little something extra to the shot — a high-tech slingshot. Amateurs and pros alike eagerly embraced the new futuristic drivers, and…