Here's what Protracer looks like when tour players use hickory golf clubs (It's not pretty)
You've probably seen tour pros trying out old golf equipment, but you can really see how difficult the activity is when Protracer technology is applied. The European Tour held a Hickory Challenge after the third round of the European Masters at Crans-sur-Sierre Golf Club and offered a better look at the trajectories of the tee shots of Danny Willett, Lee Westwood and Miguel Angel Jimenez. Not surprisingly, they're not very pretty. Check it out:
Actually, Westwood manages somewhat of a piercing ball flight, although his ball ends up in a fairway bunker. And Westwood wound up winning the two-hole challenge -- which included players dressing in throwback clothes in addition to using clubs from the 1920s -- by beating Willett in a closest-to-the-pin chip-off. As someone who has never been known for having a short game, perhaps, Lee will keep that hickory wedge in his bag.
In any event, here's a video of the fun event:
And here's a GIF of Miguel Angel Jimenez being Miguel Angel Jimenez: