I had an interesting conversation with a member of staff's husband at a nearby private golf club yesterday. We were discussing clubs and how long we'd been playing etc and I mentioned that I don't use a driver yet. When he asked why I couldn't really give him an adequate answer. All I could do was explain the order I bought my clubs and why I bought them:
- Started off with my Nike Sumo SQ irons (4-sw) to groove my swing.
- Next I wanted more distance off the tee so I bought a Taylormade Burner 4H primarily as a tee club but also to be useful for times I pushed a little too far right into trees.
- I then found myself wanting a higher lofted club for greenside chipping and a gap wedge so bought a 50, 54 and 58 Vokey with the 54 replacing my SW.
- Next I found myself feeling I could hit the ball further than I was with the 4H so I bought a 3W to increase my distance off the tee.
I've just not contemplated a driver until now.
The question is when did you buy your driver and how did you know it was the "right time" to do so? Do you use it often enough to warrant the extra expense on it?