Re: it is painfully clearFebruary 16 2009 at 10:46 AM
Herbert (Login gHerbert)
SAGF Members 2001
Response to Re: it is painfully clear
In one of Ralph Maltby's books he mentions playing for some time with clubheads that had no grooves. The spin is the same as clubs with grooves as long as the ball is dry and in the fairway. The grooves come into play when something gets in between the ball and the clubface that would decrease friction.
I remember reading that Nicklaus said that he did not like square grooves because he had the ability to spin the ball from the rough with regular V grooves and he lost some advantage when guys who were less skilled could do the same because of the box grooves.