I was watching a WITB (What’s in the bag) from a popular golf fitter the other day. He is clearly both an expert on equipment as well as being someone who puts a lot of thought into the detail of his set make up. He is also a scratch golfer. He was talking about his… Read More »How Many Wedges do you Need?
I have been a keen golfer for over three decades. Over that time, I have tried almost everything on the market in terms of equipment. I am particularly interested in single length irons and minimalist golf and would consider myself an expert on both.
As much as I like single length irons, I dislike the way it has become almost a cult. Either you accept one length as the only golfing way or you are a heretic. Even worse might be the anti- single length brigade. It can’t work, why don’t all more pros use it, etc. I have… Read More »Combining Hybrids with Single Length Irons
Going through a fitting as I have recently done, is always an interesting experience (at least for me!) It gave me a huge amount of information about the current state of my swing as well as a good idea of what I should be playing. Or at least, what I should be playing if golf… Read More »Post-Fitting: on-Course Testing
As promised, he is a complete write up of my recent golf fitting. I should probably call it an iron fitting really because this is exactly what it was. I am not in any hurry to get all the pieces of my bag working together and it made more sense to concentrate on one area,… Read More »My Golf Irons Fitting Experience
I have written a fair bit about fitting. My opinions over time have varied from “everyone should get fit” to “golf fitting is a waste of time” and back again. I have actually played with clubs that have been fit for me and clubs that are miles away from what any half-decent fitter would put… Read More »Could I Benefit from a Golf Fitting?
One of the most popular ways to end the season at my club is with a 3 clubs and a putter tournament. It is often the only time that most golfers even think about going out with less than 14 clubs. As a minimalist golfer most of the time, it isn’t really a big surprise… Read More »3 Clubs and a Putter
Like most golfers, I have a couple of ‘signature misses’ in my game. That iron shot that goes high towards the flag and then turns left into the bunker is a personal favourite for example. One other one that I have struggled with in the past is pulling wedge shots. This is quite a common… Read More »Pulling Wedge Shots-Cause and Cures
Golf analysis has reached some pretty amazing levels over the last decade or so. The amount of statistical data that we can find on all sorts of things from swing data to putting performance is just unbelievable really. The danger is of course that we can get lost in all these facts and figures. Out… Read More »Tracking/Stats: Worth Worrying About?
After writing about the importance of greens in regulation, it seems like a logical step to talk about some putting stats. People tend to get very interested in the PGA putts per round and there is something we can all learn from these stats. It is actually worth digging into them a little bit further… Read More »PGA Putts per Round
There are a lot of stats in golf, from driving distance to number of putts. I am planning to write a series of articles looking at these stats and the importance they might (or might not) have for the average golfer. One of the most used reference points on the course is greens in regulation.… Read More »What are Greens in Regulation?