New clubs are fun, but…
… they ainâ€™t much help with my game yet.
Iâ€™ve been out a few times with these new golf clubs a few times now: once for 9 (just me, just at Hickory Woods, which is a goofy-little par 3 sorta course that has the attraction of costing $10 and easy to finish in about 2 hours), and twice for 18: once with Steve B. and Bill HD at Hickory Sticks, and once yesterday with Steve B. and Craig. A few things Iâ€™ve learned recently:
No more playing in the rain. I wasnâ€™t myself after Thursdayâ€™s round until a nice long hot shower took away the cold numbing my fingers and toes. By the way: it figures that today, when I have lots of family plans and commitments, the weather is beautiful.
During both of these rounds, I had pretty good front nines, and I had absolutely crapola back nines. For example, yesterday I shot a 51 on the front and a 64 on the back. Ick.
My new Adams Redline three wood is the best club I bought. No question.
I kind of need to relearn how to hit with these new clubs. Iâ€™m not entirely sure why, but I seem to be hooking all of my irons, though when I hit them (or my woods) right, I realize that I frequently line up kind of cock-eyed. In other words, Iâ€™ll hit the ball straight, but still not where I want it to go.
It doesnâ€™t matter if I drive well, hit the ball from the fairway well, and putt decent. If Iâ€™m going to have three dumb-ass little chips around the green, Iâ€™m still going to do badly.
Even with all of this, the new clubs are fun. When I hit the ball well (and I have hit the ball well a number of times), I look and feel like I know what Iâ€™m doing. Thereâ€™s a feel from these clubs, at that short moment when you make contact with the ball, that is somehow much more satisfying than I had with my previous (and quite old) golf clubs.
I just got to practice a bit more so I have that feeling more often. Which will be fun.
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