Some really silly claims here. Scorecards will go away at the same time as private wagers? Yeah, right. 380 hours annually to service ball washers -- someone is milking the clock. And since they're practically indestructible, $3800 a year
for maintenance? Huh? Someone is cooking the books, too? And thankfully those soccer
mom visors are going the way of metal spikes and plus-fours.
Hey Steve, Nothing silly to see here. I'm guessing those ballwashers are the most expensive in the business - the Telsa of ballwashers? - and every part probably costs a fair bit. The scorecard revolution is real. 20 years from now, maybe the carts will have computers in them where you input score? Technology is going to change the game in profound ways in the not-so-distant future.
It's been decades since I had a 2 iron in the bag. Replaced it with a cobra baffler, which was one of the first hybrids. Now have 4 hybrids and even dropped the 3 wood. Which reminds me, the 2 wood should also be on the list! And I do still use a card, mostly because cel coverage is almost none at my course and have to load the app b4 going there.
I still have use for a printed scorecard
Are there actually any courses that don't use printed scorecards? I've never been to one that doesn't. I don't see that trend taking hold.
Considering the global push to minimize/ban the once-use plastic items it is ironic we are still using plastic golf tees. B.W.
Clearly, you do not play much golf. The idea here is the plastic tee is provides many, many rounds of play. I use the plastic same tee for months (the plastic martini tee ) and highly recommend it.
I use a '4 more yds' tee with a flexible top. One tee usually lasts 4 months or so.
My lovely wife still wears a visor. I always wanted to try try a 1 iron but didn't have the guts to dot. Can't say I miss the ball washers or benches, as I never used them much. We do use greens books from GolfLogic, especially on a course new to us, and we both cherish the score cards, especially if the occassional birdie shows up. All this being said, we are both in our 60's and play more for the enjoyment and memories.
No. For some of us old timers who don't have smart phones, a printed scorecard is a must. Also, for those who bring their smart phones onto a course, there is nothing more irritating than a ringing phone, and someone who thinks they are so important that they have to answer and carry on a 2 or 3 hole conversation. Silence is golden!!
Will sand bottles on carts become obsolete? I like the idea of sand rakes on carts.
Ball washers and bunker rakes attached to the golf cart is the way to go. Score cards could fall victim to technology. Who gets or sends Christmas cards any more?
I am not sure about giving up the scorecard because technology malfunctions when you need it the most.
I had a one iron a long time ago. I could hit it farther than I hit my driver now. Wish I had the one iron and the swing to use it. Change is inevitable, most of the time its good.