Or there was a big soccer match on the telly that day!
There are only a few private clubs around here that still offer caddies, and they are all "golf only" outfits, not "Country Clubs". No tennis courts, no swimming pools, no debutante balls, etc.! They are golf clubs!
I had my first hole in one today. Yeah!
It was 174 yards in somewhat cold and windy conditions, with a 5 wood that never left the flag (it was a little left of it when it landed) and rolled in! Just so we are clear, the 5 wood is my 190-195 yards club, but it was the right club for this job!
Neat post, JonMA1! Interesting to see the difference in clubheads from various eras. I started playing about 50 years ago with Persimmon woods and forged irons, and they were all tiny compared to the "game improvement" clubs we have today.
But then a thought occurred to me. Are they really game improvement clubs, or "swing unimprovement" clubs! I started smacking balls around at 12 or 13 years old. My eyesight went South in the second grade, but I was still young and strong with better than average reflexes and hand/eye coordination. I was also pretty much self taught. And I learned to hit those little things! One thing I found was having all that mass concentrated behind the ball at impact would really make it fly! But if you mishit it, even a little, the feedback was immediate and pretty severe.
Are these modern clubs just teaching us to swing them any old way?