Hybrids were (and still are) a game changer for many golfers. Before this, your options for the longer end of the bag were severally limited. You might find a few five woods kicking around to bridge the gap between 3 wood and 3 iron, but that was about it. and everyone carried a 3 iron!… Read More »Is 7 Wood the New Hybrid?
Reviews of equipment to help make golf easier and more fun
It seems that I currently have an attraction to controversial topics. Minimalist golf, blades and single length irons are all particular favourites. If there is one thing that is destined to set the golfing internet on fire, it is swing theory. Generally, I don’t worry about this too much, but a recent video from the… Read More »Time for Another Look at Stack and Tilt?
Are single length irons a good idea? Yes, thanks for reading, goodnight. OK, you probably want a little more than this, but given that I have written a lot about single length irons and my personal experience with them over several sets and the best part of a decade (for example here, here and here… Read More »Are Single Length Irons a Good Idea?
Despite what the advertising says, there really aren’t that many things in golf that are truly new. Single length irons? Bobby Jones reputedly had a set in his bag to win the grand slam a century ago. Of course, there have been some technical breakthroughs. You won’t find a golfer at the highest level using… Read More »Hollow Head Irons: Worth a Look?
I would guess that the majority of golfers use some sort of help to measure distance on the course. Even for a casual round, it makes sense to know how far you have to go. Nothing worse than hitting one perfectly and seeing it land ten yards short of the green because your ‘guesstimate’ was a little… Read More »Measuring Distance: Rangefinder vs GPS vs App
Until the last couple of decades, putter head shape was a non-issue. All putters were the same, essentially a blade with a couple of degrees of loft. Then the ping anser style putter came in and that was the new norm. Nowadays, the range of possible styles from blade to spaceship on a stick is… Read More »Which Putter Head Shape?
As most people who know me, especially my family, will agree, I am not a dedicated follower of fashion! Golf is as subject as the rest of the fashion industry to brands, designers and changing looks but I can’t say it has ever bothered me. I have a more practical approach to on-course clothing but… Read More »What to Wear When Golfing
I don’t want this to become yet another article about my putting woes but suffice to say, I have had my ups and downs on the greens over recent years. Given that I am also a terrible tinkerer (does that word even exist?) when it comes to my equipment in general, you won’t be surprised… Read More »The Benefits of Thicker Putter Grips
I have just come back from a tour around my local golf store. It is run by a couple of really nice people, has plenty of stuff, both new and used and they generally let me play around as much as I want. In other words, it is a great place to spend an hour… Read More »Golf Equipment Price-Is it Realistic?
You can play golf in all sorts of shoes Using a minimalist shoe helps you ‘feel’ the ground Be careful of grip without spikes Let me start me saying that shoes really aren’t my thing. I am never going to enjoy spending time shopping for them, it just isn’t in my DNA. That said, I… Read More »Minimalist Golf Shoes