Myth Busters: Steel Spikes Help Aerate Greens

I recently looked at data relating to steel spikes and why they are not used anymore. I always thought that these metal spikes helped aerate the green and as such aid in the health of the greens. Wondering why they disappeared, I figured that cost of production was the primary reason as shoe manufacturers needed (wanted) to increase their profit margin. It seems like a logical reason and regardless metal spikes are gone for the average amateur and soft spikes are in; at least until another change is deemed necessary.

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