It’s like a cold ...but much more often. I play rounds with no shanks. When I’m not inflicted I get around pretty well. I’m a poor putter and of course make the usual mistakes but can make many pars. But when the shanks come, it’s game over. That’s why I’m notorious for the Sat/Sun 78/94. You’re right about the mental as far as confidence however. When I get off the first tee with a good tee shot and know I’ll have an iron shot for the approach the nerves set in. Especially at my course where 14/18 holes have water on the left ( I’m a lefty).
I actually did. A few years ago I bought that wedge that was ‘shank proof’. After about 5 shots I managed to shank it and just laughed. It was the only gimmick I bought and actually sent it back for a refund. Usually they just accumulate in my closet.
I often will be standing behind a partner who is using a hybrid on a long par 3 and notice how the club head does not lie flat on the ground of the tee box.I wonder how they will ever make good contact. The heel of the club may be resting on the ground, but the toe has a significant gap between it and the ground.
Day 350 :
Good day with the longer clubs!
3h,4h, and 5h all did what they were supposed to do. Good loft, excellent distances, good direction. I made a slight mental adjustment to keep my head down and keep the contact square.
Both the GX-7 and the Ping G5 were strong off the tee and the GX-7, which I call my 3W, was solid off the turf.
I should also say all 3 wedges played as expected.
Feel ready for my round tomorrow!