Here are some clubs I’ve been working on. I restored the Niblick(pitching wedge) but the other 2 vintage irons, I bought from an individual who restored them for me. I have a replica driver and a long iron which is called a Mid Iron. The second photo shows before and after of cleaning the rust off the heads. I am working towards building an all Scottish set, which will take some time. There are a number of short courses and older courses that are more fun to play with hickories. I played Eagle Springs which is Wisconsin’s oldest course and also a short course recently as my first round with hickories. It is a perfect hickory course. I’ll attach some more photos later about working on restoring these clubs for play.
I’m new to golf in the last few months and my only previous driver experience was a older hand me-down. As in 30 years old or so.
I bought the Wilson launchpad driver yesterday , the slice fighting model with 13 degrees loft.
It is very forgiving , I was hitting in bounds shots in the 150-180 range on my first few shots , with no driver experience. By the back 9 I was making several shots over 200 yards .
Today I was able to stay in bounds and managed a 250 yard shot verified by rangefinder and cart gps.
If your having trouble with an older driver or don’t have one at all I’d recommend giving it a shot. I think they run under $300 new and this one was less than $175 as a pristine used one.
It’s so easy to hit I might have been better off with the 10 degree loft one , I would have more rollout perhaps. Regardless I’m pretty happy with it , beats my previous 5 iron/5 wood drive strategy.
Thanks for the replies , especially Carl’s he summed it up pretty well. It was a combination of needing to recognize the different condition required a better focus and not having the best release.
I was so annoyed at yesterday’s performance I booked a 8:40 tee time this morning on a nicer course that I knew would have pretty good fairways. Also did a range bucket beforehand. With a commitment to focusing on a later release I played much better , took many divots and was impressing the guys I was paired with through the first 9 holes.
As this was my 6th straight day of 18 holes I hit a wall on the back 9, but it got my head in a better place.
As an aside I bought my first driver yesterday , other than a hand me down ‘80s one I had played with a few times. Managed to hit 5 drives 200+ in the first 9 all in bounds and an additional 250 yarder.
Couldn't drive worth a darn. Course was soaking wet, no run on the ball as it was. Greens were throwing roostertails as we putted. Irons were good. Hit every par 3, played them one under, missed a 6'er for birdie as well. Shot 83. Kid beat me by 2, which is how many par 5's he reached in 2 and birdied........