Originally Posted by SunDeck
But a terrible swing is still a terrible swing. I play a little muni here in Bloomington and have not pulled a driver out for years on this course. I play an old knock off 3 wood off the tee; a lot of big hitters could probably play a hybrid or a 3-4 iron. A friend of mine is on his third new driver in five years. This one, he says, is going to straighten out his slice. He sets up, and I see the same old collapse up at the top, the steep downswing, the outside in, slice-o-matic, and of course the ball starts out left and ends up under a tree, nearly OB on the right or in a neighboring fairway. And it's twenty yards short of my drive.
I'm not a great golfer, but I know enough to stay in touch with the pro who taught me how to play. In two years, she helped me go from about a thirty to a twelve handicap, using the same set of hand me down clubs. Her "technology" is usually a lot better than whatever I can pull off the rack at the pro shop.
You do have a point here. A bad swing or a bad golfer isn't going to get good by magically buying new golf clubs. All that does is inflate the manufacturer's pockets.
I guess my point is that with the help of techonology I went from the same swing and gained 20 years with the driver. I hit my driving 2 iron more accurately than I ever hit a three wood (and the 3 wood used to be my favorite club in the bag). To me its much easier playing from 140 than 160 and 180 than 200, etc.