last season, i did away with the driver... did me a lot of good getting back to the basics.
this season, i'm taking it a bit further with some other fun experiments that (so far) have gone well:
- only using steel shafts -- i've come to the realization i simply don't like graphite shafts... i love my TEE XCG-V 3w, but i only find the fairway 50% of the time...
- stick with my 7+ wood off the tees -- thankfully my local (and league) course is short, so it doesn't hurt me much... and when i can almost always count on ~200yds and straight off the tee, i see no reason why i should be disappointed with that.
- playing some musclebacks that are as old as i am -- my dad handed down his old Mizuno MS-3s to me last season. i took them out for fun a couple times last week, and i was surprised how things went. sure, there were some mis-hits, but nearly everything was straight (and i really striped a few shots). i'm not sure if i simply got lucky with the length/lie (compared to my Cleveland TA5s), or the slimmer look of the head is making me focus more, or the 0* of bounce that these bad boys have is better for my swing, or all of the above... but i'm going to give them an honest shot. only bagging 5i-PW, though... took that 2i for a swing at the range and probably hit one decent shot out of ten... damn fun though!!
also just bought a used Cleveland 691 lob wedge off the bay, 58/0, just to see if the low (nonexistent) bounce is something i can get down with. my other wedges i've been fairly inconsistent with for some time, with anything from 6*-14* of bounce.
so i'm curious, is anyone else doing any experimenting this season, and with what??