The wife and I rode the back of The Dragon yesterday, 318 switchbacks in 11 miles. Awesome! During that time I've contemplated a few things, notice the lack of posts for the last 24 hours or so. I think I have come to the conclusion that God is telling me not to buy these or any clubs for that matter, quit the game and then go feed starving homeless children. bye
on second thought:
Here's my issue on the shaft selection: if I show the fitter one thing, but do something entirely different on the course, how do I find a shaft on my own? I play around with my swing a lot, lagging at times, flowing smoothly at other times, I'm currently working through this zen master type swing where I become one with the club LMAO. I have a lot of swing knowledge or technical knowledge but have yet to settle onto something that I repeat over and over and over again or what I would call practical knowledge. I'm on a very steep learning curve, partly because I played in HS then in army and partly because I am retired. I have forgotten a lot, but am recalling it very quickly. Besides, it's my nature to ingest whole worlds in entire gulps, golf being no different.
Some articles I have read, perhaps even by Iacas, would indicate that all the clubs, by rule, have to be close to the same anyway. And when I think about the degrees on the clubs themselves, I wonder, just how much difference can there be, really, from club to club. Maybe that's why some of you have indicated to just go with what looks good and feels good. Clearly the placebo effect must be at play here, but if it works, then whatever, right? At one point in my haze of memories, I recall pointing out to my wife, these aren't really doing anything different then my current clubs. Somehow I temporarily blocked that out in my pursuit to spend money.
Would I be best suited for a standard shaft, one not too stiff or whippy, until I get to a point, if I ever do, where I am certain I want more or less firmness? If this is true, then what about lie angle and the rest? One would presume I address the ball the same each and every time and I can't necessarily say I do that either.
Keep in mind my goal was to replace a cursed set of clubs about 2 years ago, but when I did I replaced them with a seriously gimped cavity set and then I accidentally got the 6 iron caught under the wheel of my cart and broke the shaft. Playing with those clubs was like playing with a whiffle bat or something, but I wouldn't discover that until after a year of constant playing, I mean near daily constant playing. So here we are, new season, no Burners to play with since I broke the 6 iron last year, and here we are with the cursed dead mans set once again. I don't want another set of whiffle bats, but I also realize that blades are an awfully aggressive club, but then I am an awfully aggressive kind of guy so there you have it.
Thank god for user names...I'm having to bleed my heart out to the world just to find a set of clubs that I can learn to master. oh right...click submit