Question: Why Are Metal Golf Spikes Banned?

The original Softspikes were introduced in 1993, primarily to alleviate damage caused by traditional metal spikes to greens and, not coincidentally, wooden bridges, walkways, clubhouse carpets and floors.

Not long after, courses began banning metal spikes.

Today, they are history, except for some PGA Tour pros.8 Jun 2017

– Two-time champion Lee Janzen has been knocked out of U.S. Open qualifying for wearing metal spikes at a golf course that doesn’t allow them. Metal spikes are allowed on the PGA Tour and the major championships, even at the U.S. Open.3 Jun 2013

Do pro golfers still use metal spikes?

It’s a small distinction, but remember, most courses don’t allow metal spikes anymore. According to Johnson, though, about 20 percent of the PGA Tour still prefer them.16 Mar 2015

Does Tiger Woods still wear metal spikes?

The reason Tiger Woods continues to wear metal spikes. These days, it’s difficult to find a course that will allow metal spikes — unless you’re a tour pro.30 May 2019

Do golfers still wear spikes?

The majority of pros continue to wear spiked golf shoes, including the increasingly rare metal spikes, but many of the world’s best golfers are going spikeless.