Shaft Flex is always a hot issue in the golf world. What any given golfer “should” be playing is always open for debate as the keyboard warriors flex their critical muscles behind their screens. To be fair, I did have a few preconceived notions on this stuff myself but the more I try different things,… Read More »Why I Play an X Stiff Shaft in My Irons
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If you have read anything else I have written on this blog, you are probably aware that golfing minimalism is a particular passion of mine. I like to think about everything from simply removing a club or two all the way to going Tin Cup and breaking par with that trusty old seven! It is,… Read More »The Worst Club for One Club Golf
My current wedge set is somewhat particular. I have a 46 degree Titleist instead of my set pitching wedge for the versatility it provides. My gap wedge has become a chipper for reasons I highlighted in this article. I have gone into exactly why i currently have ‘just’ a 56 sandwedge rather than a lob… Read More »The 54-degree Wedge:Covering All Your Bases
The highest lofted club currently in my bag is a Cleveland 56 sandwedge. I have had a more lofted option in my bag, most recently a 60 degree callaway PM grind that was a great club. However, I made a conscious decision to play with less loft. Why did I do this? Simply because I… Read More »Lob Wedge Lofts: How Much is Too Much?
I have a lovely 4 iron. As you can see in the photo, it is a Mizuno mp 64, in my (completely unbiased of course) opinion, it is one of the most beautiful clubs ever made. It isn’t a blade, but it sleek and if you are into that sort of metaphor, feels like butter… Read More »How Useful is a 4 Iron for the Average Golfer?
Golf is full of controversies. The whole blades vs cavity backs debate, for example. Or what about belly putters? Single length irons, anyone? People tend to have strong opinions on things. Unfortunately, a lot of these opinions aren’t really based on much, certainly not on any actual facts! I have lots of golf opinions. One… Read More »Should We all be Using a Chipper?
Even the absolute golfing beginner will notice very quickly that not all golf clubs are the same. Put a wedge next to 3 iron and the difference is obvious, even if they happen to come from something like a single length iron set. The clubhead looks different for starters. It will be a different size… Read More »How Important is Loft and Lie?
My current golf club collection is a far cry from what it was a few years ago. I think, at one point, I had 8 iron sets alone in rotation! This wasn’t clubs that were just gathering dust in a corner either. I was basically alternating sets from one round to the next. Given that… Read More »Building a Back Up Golf Bag
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