Happy Thanksgiving! From @mvmac and I, we'd like to thank all of you for being such awesome members. We have TST because we like golf and golfers, so we wish you and yours the very best today. Thank you!
If you have room for an extra specialty club, do it.
I like to fill up the first part of my bag with as much distance as possible to get near the hole. I don't count the PW as a wedge because I typically use it like an iron at 45 degrees. The 50, 55, and 60 are the more specific specialty clubs, with most work going to the 55 and 60.
I know a lot of you people set in your ways. But has anyone ever played 5 wedges?
I've had a weird idea stuck in my head for a couple days.
The top of my bag, the gaps actually are fine.
4-iron- 200 (ish)
The rest of my bag is OK too..
So with that in mind I'm thinking of yanking my 3-hybrid AND 4-iron, the 4-hybrid back in (I'm working on it, I'm getting close to the same with the 4-hybrid as the 4-iron) and throwing in a fifth wedge...
The weird thing is I don't want a 62° or 64°... I'm thinking of getting the Tour Edge 1-out plus Sand wedge... I'm pretty good out of bunkers, however I occasionally hit a thin bullet... And I think it would help with my short sided chips and fast downhillers from over the green at Newman... It would basically a get out of the crap club... Am I crazy? Most people that DO carry 5 wedges probably would do the 62 or 64° wedge.
It's a funky idea..
Happy thanksgiving to all... I would be thankful for any suggestions.
P.S. I have messed around with one a little... It is pure magic... However, not so good outside 50 yards or so.
Me, too. He probably never thought it would get this far. He probably thought he'd have a few laughs, go to some parties, make some business contacts, set-up the next reality tv series and be hitting golf balls from the deck of his yacht into the blowholes of rare, endangered whale species that he pays local children to coax into underwater pens (I bet that's what he does) months ago.
If I look at my Game Golf statistics, my most important shot is hitting the green from 100 to 150 yds, and getting the ball within 15 yds of target. My weakest statistic is GIR. That's my GW through 7 iron approach shots. I'm hitting one of those on 16 holes per round. That accuracy sets up whether I'm chipping for an up and down, putting for birdie, or lagging for a par, depending upon how well I hit my tee shot.
If I hit my tee shot reasonably well, keeping on the fairway or at least playable I should be doing that. I'm doing this 44% of the time with my driver. I don't mind the first cut or short second cut during the summer.
What's happening is that I'm missing those shots too far wide right or hooking them left. They're not accurate enough, so that mid game is my focus this winter along with about 15% driver just because I have to practice that. I also have to hit my 5 iron of the deck so throw that in there at least one day a week.
Then there's the short game. Right now that amounts to hitting 30 yd, 40 yd and, 60 yd lob shots. Chipping will come in the spring.
Putting will also come in the spring. One day a week on short game and putting.
I think if I can improve my short-mid game in the 100 - 150 yd range, I'll make big strides next season.
@mvmac To underscore the amount of practice, LPGA pro Na Yeon Choi was asked what it takes to become a pro, and she replied - quality instruction and hit 1000 balls a day.