I’ll be honest…I haven’t been playing near as often as I’d like to be.
Part of that is the weather. This year has been so strange. It’s rained more than I can ever recall and on the days that it isn’t raining, the course is having work done or I have a schedule so busy that I can barely manage to eat lunch, let alone leave a little early and play.
I have sated my need to hit golf balls by going to the range instead. My wife had to work a Saturday last week, which is rare in her line of work. I took that as an opportunity to drive the three blocks to the clubhouse and see if they had room for a single. Apparently the entire morning was booked with foursomes until about 11:30. Seeing as it was about 8:15, I decided to get the jumbo bucket of balls and head to the range instead.
I wasn’t working so much on distance as I was striking the ball solid. I was also working on my pivot. In the time since I was last at the range, I had a bit of a breakthrough with my grip that has changed how I deliver the club into the ball. You’re probably thinking exactly what I was thinking when it happened. Grip breakthrough? Who has one of those after all this time?! Answer: ME.
Anyway, at the range was great, with the exception of driver, which I believe the grip adjustment I’ve made will help. I also have a new driver coming in soon, so do keep your eyes peeled for pictures and my initial thoughts. Feels as if the shaft that is in my Bombtech Grenade 3.0 is a little too soft for me, which I might be able to fix by cutting it down about 1.25” to get it around 44.5”. That remains to be seen though!
Back to the range:
The wedges were working pretty good. The irons were mostly good, with the exception of one or two 4 irons that I hit poorly. Hybrid was a beast and 3 wood was even better. I actually burned a 3 wood a little over 245 carry that rolled up near the 265 mark. Quite an achievement for me. I did do little driving challenges against some of the guys that were on the practice tee with me, and that made it quite fun. I was able to avoid having to pick up driver to out-drive everyone, which I count as a good day. Good group of players in the neighborhood, so I’ve seen a few of them before and we’ve done similar challenges in the past.
I am planning to get out this weekend and play somewhere. Not sure where and whether or not it will be a full 18, but I will get some golf in. Also making plans to do a couple of videos to get things really started on the YouTube channel. I have a few review videos that I can do as well as a full “What’s In The Bag” type video and share what clubs, shafts and why I chose what I chose.
Until the next time!