Will Golfers Buy "Illegal" Equipment?

By now you've likely heard the re-ignited rumors that TaylorMade or its Adams Golf brand is coming out with "illegal" clubs -- those that don't conform to the USGA's Rules of Golf.

I don't know if this is happening or not, but assuming it does...

Do you think they will sell? 

The argument is people will like how these clubs make the game easier and more enjoyable.

The counter argument is, despite how closely or not players treat golf's other rules, "illegal" equipment is a line most simply won't cross.

Keep in mind, this is not an entirely new idea. Callaway began marketing its nonconforming ERC II driver in the USA back in 2001, but it didn't exactly break any sales records.

That was then, though, and this is now. Technology has taken over.  And so has TaylorMade.

What do you think? Is nonconforming equipment an idea whose time has come?

Please share your thoughts or read what others are saying below.

Craig Better is one of the founding editors of Golf Vacation Insider. In addition to traveling to 15 foreign countries, he has twice traveled across America to play golf courses in all 50 United States. Prior to joining Golf Vacation Insider, Craig was a freelance writer who contributed to GOLF Magazine, Travel + Leisure Golf, Maxim Magazine, USAToday.com, and co-authored Zagat Survey’s book, America’s Top Golf Courses.
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