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I miss metal spikes.


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#1 scooterboy59

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:04 AM

Now that they will allow you to tap down spike marks lets bring them back. Traction!!!!!! The only drawback is the damage they do to carpet in the club houses.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 08:39 AM

I'd love to wear them again, for about one round a year.  Soft spikes keep me anchored pretty well, I don't need metal spikes.

However, I do want to hear the sweet sound of metal spikes hitting the parking lot!

Just because the rules will allow tapping down spike marks, doesn't mean I want to do it on every putt.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:08 AM

Don't miss them.  Never want to see them again.
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:15 AM

 Socrates, on 14 May 2018 - 09:08 AM, said:

Don't miss them.  Never want to see them again.
This. Plus, if you can't get enough traction from today's shoes, you may need a swing change.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 09:52 AM

And the less than fit crowd tend to tear up the greens by dragging their feet enough the way it is.  I can only imagine what metal spikes would do.


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Posted 14 May 2018 - 10:20 AM

 canthitathreewood, on 14 May 2018 - 08:39 AM, said:

However, I do want to hear the sweet sound of metal spikes hitting the parking lot!

The sound of my childhood.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 11:19 AM

I've never found I needed more traction than I get even with the newer shoes, even the small "spikeless" styles
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Posted 14 May 2018 - 12:41 PM

Tempo > metal spikes.

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Posted 14 May 2018 - 02:05 PM

 smalls, on 14 May 2018 - 10:20 AM, said:

 canthitathreewood, on 14 May 2018 - 08:39 AM, said:

However, I do want to hear the sweet sound of metal spikes hitting the parking lot!

The sound of my childhood.


Mine was screams from the neighbor's basement.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 06:12 PM

A few weeks back I heard the tell-tale sound of metal spikes on pavement and, sure enough, looked up and saw a guy probably in his early 60s walking past the clubhouse with some extremely old FJs and metal spikes.  It was definitely a flash-back to my high-school golf team years... I remember when my older brother converted his black/white saddle FJs to soft spikes, but I can't recall ever wearing metal spikes myself.

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Posted 16 May 2018 - 07:55 PM

 Ferguson, on 14 May 2018 - 02:05 PM, said:

 smalls, on 14 May 2018 - 10:20 AM, said:

 canthitathreewood, on 14 May 2018 - 08:39 AM, said:

However, I do want to hear the sweet sound of metal spikes hitting the parking lot!

The sound of my childhood.


Mine was screams from the neighbor's basement.

Say whaaaaaaaaat?!?!?

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