Since my glorious return to my favorite game I have been thinking about my clubs. I already shared with you that my wife offered to have my Cleveland TA2 irons re-gripped. While I love those irons, they are getting a little old and are probably designed for the golfer I was and not the golfer I am.
If you have no idea what they are, they are what was referred to in 2004 as a hybrid between ‘game improvement’ and ‘shot making’ irons. Essentially, I got them because they were the closest a club could be to a blade without actually being a blade at the time. I was an equipment snob of a particular variety and I loved a thin top line at address and looked down at anyone playing with “shovels” or “bulldozers.”
Well my recent rounds no longer afford me the right to be an equipment snob. I don’t play as much as I did and my ‘shot making’ clubs now allow me to ‘work the ball’ into trouble all over the place. So I started to pay attention to my playing partners and other golfers’ bags.
You know what I saw?
First - yellow and orange golf balls. No, thank you.
Second - white drivers. Yes please.
I know I started by thinking and writing about my irons. Well too bad, I was distracted by something shiny. Besides, I think I can get back to controlling my ball flight eventually. What I cannot get back to with my circa-2005 Launcher is a pretty white Taylor Made.
I want one.