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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie-a View Post
    My only concerns with the back of an iron are color-scheme and composition. I'd prefer that my clubs don't have a terrible color combo -- like red and lime green or yellow and hot pink. Provided the colors work well together and it's not too over the top, then there's no issues here. From a composition standpoint, I'm not interested in technology that "appears" it can be broken or will result in other problems. Case in point, the new M5/M6 irons from Taylormade have the "bridge" that seems like it could break (granted, it probably never will under normal use...) or it could snag on things like a bag or something in my trunk or somehow collect/hold dirt following a round in sloppy, wet conditions.
    I had the same thought about the TM M5/M6 "speed bridge". It reminds me of the Adams irons from a few years back that a similar tech which ended up breaking when the clubs banged into each other.

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    Don't care. I keep my clubs covered so they are quiet in the bag and not rattling around when I am walking or on my push cart. I probably couldn't tell you what the emblem looks like.

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    Marketing strategies sometimes use eyeball candy to attract consumers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdtox View Post
    OEM's are constantly trying new things to get our attention. Things like


    bright colors,
    On the sole, I could care less. Not sure I could deal with hitting a club with a brightly colored crown.

    moveable weights,
    I think this is more for functionality than aesthetics. For me, I appreciate the weights as much for the ability to add weight to the head easily as for the ability to move weight around.

    adjustable hosels, etc,
    I think the adjustable adapters for the hosels are along the same line as the adjustable length in the new Ping putters. I'd assume more people use it to dial in to their preferred specs, then rarely if ever move it. I know that's my process. I think it's also beneficial when trying to sell. Instead of being limited to buyers who are looking for the same loft as you're selling, you now have a range of lofts that the club will fit. Throw in lie adjustment and fade/draw bias adjustment and it's just bacon on the eggs (I would say icing on the cake, but that's WAY too much carbs).

    but as I look through photos of new clubs both drivers and irons I started thinking that most of this stuff you can't see at address...

    Why do we care if the sole of the driver is red, yellow, blue or green? Is it made for TV? Is it purely marketing? What about the badging of an iron? You really only see it when the club is on the rack or in the bag so what does it matter what it looks like?
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    Because its on display at a golf store and had look cool and show the tech so people pick it up and try it. Its also nice pulling off a cover before your shot or looking st your bag and seeing what you like.

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    Because were all crazy lol
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    I have thought of repainting my lettering something different, anyone know what the best paint type to use?
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    in my foursome we care about results. When I jack an 8 iron and from the similar spot they jack the 6i that is all we talk about.

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    Humans care about looks, its just the way it is. Be it a house, a car, a girlfriend, a meal, or a forged iron...people want something that stimulates them or fills them with satisfaction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ArmyGolf View Post
    Humans care about looks, its just the way it is. Be it a house, a car, a girlfriend, a meal, or a forged iron...people want something that stimulates them or fills them with satisfaction.
    Some people care about looks first and foremost. Some people value function over form.
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    At the end of the day, its all marketing. Thats why I refuse to buy any of the big name brand clubs. I'll keep my Pinemeadows, Wilsons and Top-Flites and let someone else pay for the marketing and the multi-million dollar endorsement deals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OGputtnfool View Post
    Some people care about looks first and foremost. Some people value function over form.
    And most of us are somewhere in the middle.

    For me, I'm paying a lot of money for my clubs (usually). I want something that looks cool, as well as works good. Of course, function comes first, but looks are not far behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by campilobaxter View Post
    And most of us are somewhere in the middle.

    For me, I'm paying a lot of money for my clubs (usually). I want something that looks cool, as well as works good. Of course, function comes first, but looks are not far behind.
    I agree almost always with golf clubs, but he mentioned many other things. I know when I was building my Jeep, I couldn't have cared less about cosmetic additions/improvements. The Jeep's soul purpose was to crawl over big rocks and occasionally navigate some semi-deep water without getting stuck. It wasn't a beauty contest. If the item didn't add significantly to the capability, then it wasn't considered. If it looked good, that was a bonus.
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    My last comment goes for food, too. The only reason I'm eating it is nourishment. I don't care what it looks like on the plate.
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    M1 440 9.5 w/ Aldila VS Proto X @ 44"
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