Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pleasant Distractions

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?
Two things:
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.

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