Last Saturday we had some guests both of whom are avid golfers. So I broke out my golf bag and dropped a couple of balls in the backyard. I got my pitching wedge out set my sights on a target and took a full swing.
I hit the ball good and while I did not see it go, my witnesses said it was high up and landed about 20′ into the hay field. From the location information it sounds like I hit it straight too. However, that ball is still in the hay field and I expect to find it after first cutting.
The swing felt good and ready for the links this season. However, it is the driver I really want to swing! I bought a new driver last summer (at a JPGA rummage sale) and testing out a number of them I crushing the balls like I had not done in years! What it was, the salesman noted on my first swing I was “swinging down on the ball”, instead of nodding it off, I stopped and asked what that meant. He told me, so I made an adjustment in my stance and swing and *SMASH*! I tried a number of other clubs and in the opinion of the salesman the swing and drive with one club was better than the others, so I chose that club. I also purchased a new bag.
My old bag was a simple Wilson bag and was pretty ratty having spent a number of years in a garage corner. The colors were faded, the fabric on the edges was slightly tattered. The new bag I purchased (again it is not completely new it is used) is black and has more pockets built into it and better pockets for the clubs. In addition, it has a pop out stand. So, when walking the course the bag will not have to lay down flat on the course, I can just set it down, the legs pop out. This will make it quicker to exchange clubs near the green. Plus, it just looks better.
I need to teach Lorie the game (as if I am some sort of good golfer) and need to spend some time at a driving range.