Thursday, August 18, 2005

Golf Terms

Reading a chat on, I found someone referring to "fairway metals" instead of "fairway woods." I think this was a (snobbish) reference to the fact that metals such as steel or titanium have replaced the older wooden heads. I imagine the person using the term "fairway metals" would respond to any criticism of that usage by pointing out that "fairway woods" is no longer accurate. The question is then whether that person still uses the term "irons" for clubs that have been made of steel for some time now. I'm guessing they do, since I've never heard the terms "steels" in reference to golf clubs. So let's just stick with the much more euphonious "fairway woods," shall we?


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