Glad to be here to join the group...I am a former scratch golfer who competed in school and numerous minor tournaments, etc...I'm 30 years old now and, since I started school for my masters, I backed away and didn't play golf for over 2 years. I used to average around 68, but now I'm at a 6-7 hcp, working my way down... I got the itch again and I believe I'm going to work back towards the tournament scene after a lot of practice the next few months...I have only been back about a month, and I played 3 times and hit probably a couple thousand range balls.
I've always hit 2 iron to be conservative off the tee on tighter holes or for better placement, etc, but I wanted to ask what you all thought about getting into the hybrids possibly? Any sacrifice or significant change in distance or accuracy in comparison to long irons? My driver swing speed is 123-125 still, just trying to find the right shafts/club options with the new stuff they've come out with over the last 2-3 years.
Also, I'm still using a Wilson 8802 blade putter...biggest loss was in short game touch (as usual) but I'm open to trying some new putters if anyone has any good suggestions. My clubs are nike blade irons (the original forged from a few years back) with s400 shafts, Callaway X Driver with Mugen (blue/gray) shaft, nike black oxide 56 and 60, and a callaway old school 3+ wood from wayyy back 10-12 years ago...definitely open to some new ideas with shafts/clubs in all departments...been playing bridgestone 330 golf balls, and those are pretty nice...but I'm here to get some advice/direction on the new clubs out there and what might be a good fit for me.
Looking forward to hearing from all of you...I just moved to Louisiana for work (from my hometown, which is just over an hour from myrtle beach or charleston, SC...but I'd love to work my way back into possibly playing golf for a part-time, maybe one day full-time living.
Thanks again for your input...