TaylorMade kicked off a revolution in golf by reintroducing metal drivers in 1979. Within the next decade, Ely Callaway's company made irons easier to hit by changing the clubhead weight distribution, and in 1991 changed thinking about clubhead size with the Big Bertha driver, one of the most popular clubs in the history of the game. The companies compete in a market that has been toughened by the global recession that began in 2008. Want to get in great shape? Learn more about LIVESTRONG.COM's nutrition and fitness program! Drivers Provides a clean, uninterrupted look at the ball in the address position and promotes better putter head feel throughout the stroke. Hammertoes vary in shape and size but they generally cause the affected toe to take on a claw-like appearance. Usually, the second toe is most likely to be affected and it’s not unusual for more than one toe on a foot to be affected with hammertoe. Hammertoe generally results in a fixed position or deformity that can cause significant pain and discomfort with tight shoes. Take the time to complete the repair properly to hide what was once a damaged area. Doing the job yourself can save a considerable amount of money. When the repair is completed with care, it should last as long as the rest of the flooring. While this condition can be painless (at first) without treatment the joints and tendons in the affected toes can begin to stiffen to the point where the toe cannot be bent at all. This creates a painful condition where the joints are strained to bend with normal walking movement and the knuckles create bunions on the top of the toe where the knuckle is constantly crammed to the top of a shoe. Flexor Substitution – is the least common cause of digital contracture, and occurs due to weakness of the muscles in the back of the leg. Bunions and hammer toes are the bread and butter of a podiatrist. They keep on coming into my office like coughs or upper respiratory infections keep coming into a family doctor's office. I have seen large, small, deformed, gross, tiny, under corrected and over corrected hammer toes and bunions. I have never seen a cute one though. Sometimes I even dream about bunions and hammer toes at night (sad but true). It is very common that I see these two foot problems together. If surgery is required, a period of several weeks in an open-toed surgical shoe that acts like a splint will probably be needed. Living With Mallet Toe? The following pictures show the surgical steps of a hammer toe procedure called a Post arthroplasty. Modifications of this procedure may include a fusion of the joint, pinning of the toe or digital implant. These photos show dissection at the level of the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ) for correction of a hammer toe. Image 1 shows the pre-operative postition of the hammer toe. Image 2 shows a release of the dorsal capsule and extensors tendons with a #15 blade at the level of the metatarsal phalangeal joint. Image 3 shows the long extensor tendon at the level of the PIPJ. Scotty Cameron has pretty much held the same weight/length characteristics with his various Newport lines over the years with few exceptions. For the most part, the 33" length was matched with a 350-gram head, the 34" with a 340-gram head, and the 35" getting a 330-gram head. Other than swapping shafts with a heavier head (or vise versa), you were pretty much stuck with whatever weight head came with the correct shaft length for your physical makeup and putting stroke. Circular heel-toe weights provide greater stability by reducing head rotation on off-center impacts. Weights can be factory customized to make the head feel heavier to suit specific putting green conditions.