Since the dawn of time — or sometime in the 12th century — man has played the game of golf to get away from the real world for a while. As with everything over a long period of time, things have changed during the game. The first folks to play the sport hit stones into rabbit holes, and over time, the game evolved into what we see today. Of course, the game continues to evolve today, specifically when it comes to the equipment used. But much like computer technology that will someday rise up against its human creator and take over the world — at least, this is what Hollywood has told me will happen a hundred times over — it turns out that modern golf equipment is dangerous for those who use it.
Titanium drivers: The not-so-silent killer
You know the ping you hear everytime a golfer strikes a ball off the tee or the fairway? That sound is often a pretty good indicator of how well the ball was hit, but scientist fear that the sound made by newer titanium clubs could have a pretty bad effect on golfers. The sound made by the new clubs is so loud, in fact, that some scientists fear it could cause golfers to go deaf.