Re: For the Golfers out there....I just got myself a new Driver
I was golfing with my dad last month and was just off the green, which sloped severely away from me, with the hole about ten feet from the near fringe. If I tried to go towards the hole, the chances of running off the other end of the green and possibly into a bunker were very high.
So my dad walks up and says, "This is where you need to play your flop shot".
"I'm, like, a 30 handicapper and you think I got a flop shot? Here, take the five bucks I'll owe you for this hole and track down the drink cart."
I chipped to the center of the green, which was actually about 25 feet away from the hole. Ended up two putting for a bogey, which was fine by me.
By following dad's advice I would have probably taken at least four shots to get down on that hole.
Anyway, I'll be teeing off on #1 Sunday morning (559 yards) with a 5 wood. My brother will ride me for it, but at least I know my fourth shot will be from within 75-100 yards. If I use a driver, my chances of getting to the green without picking up a penalty stroke are about 50/50.
So, when I hear guys saying they take off three months and can drive but have trouble with their touch, well, at least I know where my chips and putts are going. The driver? I never had that one anyway. Yeah, it's a humbling game.
Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.