Steel Spikes

Re: Steel Spikes

Postby lagpressure » Mon Apr 23, 2012 3:43 pm

I'm sure we will be selling steel spikes on this site before long.

I hear your frustrations.

Golf needs to be taken back one spike mark at a time!
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Re: Steel Spikes

Postby Ironsmith » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:06 pm

I loved my old FootJoy metal spiked shoes. I felt like I could climb Mt. Everest in them without a rope. Too bad most of the courses have banned them. I ended up giving them to GoodWill.

Those pro stingers metal spikes have perked my interest. I thought all metal spikes were gone for good. I will have to look for them next time I'm in a golf store.

frankD wrote:...
it is a solid SHOE and i can feel anchored in cement upon the tee and comfortable walking through-out a typical four mile journey - something that would be impossible with the cheap molded plastic glued together feather-weight slippers they sell today as GOLF shoes that wouldn't last a single season for the frequent golfer like myself
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Gee wonder why they make them only last a season or two? $$$ :roll:

Yes, good golf shoes should last decades. It's not like you wear them everyday. Most people only walk from the cart to the ball and back. The longest walk they take is from their car to the bag drop. At that rate they should last an average golfers lifetime. But as we can see, planned obsolescense is the marketing strategy. At least you can get last years model shoe for about $50 bucks. LOL last years model of shoe. Maybe I can trade in my older gently used model. :D
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Re: Steel Spikes

Postby frankD » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:46 am

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yes of course i am sure those plastic shoes were designed to be "consumable" as these days anything that "creates j o b s" is a political plus (so what if those jobs created are in third world countries)

and no i am not out to change the golf shoe world BUT i simply canNOT play with any other shoe than a solid leather sewn heavy heeled thick soled metal spiked shoe

and yes i do hate to be "sold" every new and improved way of doing things AND just as there is nothing wrong with my putter or set of irons (i do not use woods), there was and is nothing wrong with my shoes

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Re: Steel Spikes

Postby lagpressure » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:51 am

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Didn't the idea of planned obsolescence start here?
I just didn't think anyone would actually take it serious and apply to a product.
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Re: Steel Spikes

Postby LipOut » Tue May 22, 2012 8:05 am

Here's something you don't see much in The States:

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Re: Steel Spikes

Postby Gusboh » Tue May 22, 2012 10:39 pm

Just in case you haven't seen - You can buy new steel spikes here
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Re: Steel Spikes

Postby Range Rat » Thu Jun 07, 2012 4:25 am

Always like when confirmation lightbulbs get reaffirmed while passing thoughts to others on the practice tee. How's that for near redundancy. :lol:

Used this analogy the other day. A spike nail will only hold, or fasten, if it is driven down into something like a piece of wood. Without pressure down and through, the spike nail as a fastener is useless, it might as well stay on the store shelf.

Same with transition and the spikes we wear...down into the ground to hold so we can be any which way but loose.
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Re: Steel Spikes

Postby lagpressure » Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:55 pm

http://advancedballstriking.com/steel_spikes.pdf

Here is a scientific study on why steel spikes are superior for swinging a golf club. Good players know this from feel, but this interesting study shows why from a more clinical perspective.
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Re: Steel Spikes

Postby lagpressure » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:10 pm

Janzen disqualified for wearing metal spikes

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Two-time champion Lee Janzen has been knocked out of U.S. Open qualifying for wearing metal spikes at a golf course that doesn't allow them.

Janzen was at Woodmont Country Club for a 36-hole qualifier and opened with a 75 on the North course when it was discovered he was wearing metal spikes.

All players were informed in a May 20 letter from the Michael Cumberpatch of the Mid-Atlantic Golf Association, the official in charge of the Woodmont qualifier. The second item - right before the item that says shorts are allowed - said steel spikes were not allowed for the qualifying rounds or even the practice rounds.

Cumberpatch later said in an interview with Golf Channel that all but two sectional qualifying sites ban metal spikes for the qualifier. The exceptions were in Columbus, Ohio, and Memphis, Tenn., where the majority of PGA Tour players were competing. Metal spikes are allowed on the PGA Tour and the major championships, even at the U.S. Open.

Janzen said on Twitter he received the spikes rule in an email. ''More concerned about my game. 71 1st round put me way back anyway,'' he tweeted.

Only eight players from the Woodmont qualifier advance to the U.S. Open next week at Merion in suburban Philadelphia. Janzen won the 1993 U.S. Open at Baltusrol and the 1998 U.S. Open at Olympic Club.

Asked if there might have been confusion about the spikes because Janzen played a Web.com Tour event in the Washington area, Cumberpatch told Golf Channel, ''The only confusion would be you didn't read the documentation you're required to read.''

''You're responsible for knowing the conditions under which you're playing,'' Cumberpatch said.

Janzen was disqualified for the metal spikes nearly eight years after a short-lived debate about spikes on the PGA Tour. A petition in August 2005 sought support from the Player Advisory Council to get rid of the metal spikes. Janzen was quoted in a story in USA Today as saying, ''It's got no chance. You can't ban metal spikes.''
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Re: Steel Spikes

Postby lagpressure » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:15 pm

Not much can get my blood boiling over more than this...

How can shoes that are legal to wear by the USGA not be allowed to be used in their own national championship?
Show me one other sport where you are not allowed to play in legal shoes and I will shut up.

I hope he sues the USGA.

This is a two time US Open Champion who won both of those events wearing metal spikes. He's not even on the senior tour yet. This absurdity needs to stop.
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