Been quite a while since I, or really anyone for that matter, wrote a little golf induced piece on here, so I thought that the time was ripe to do so.
BC and the state of his game are unbeknownst to me, however, that is a topic for another day.
What is on the menu today is my bag.
Be right back, need a coffee…
So, my game has actually progressed since leaving the Frozen north, but not really to the point where I am seriously happy. Don’t get to practice or play enough, although that is changing slowly. Coupled with the fact that my beautiful wife wants to learn the game, will get me back in the swing of things, no pun intended.
As you know from my posts, I am a little bit of a club junkie, but since being over in the Middle East, I have cut back on the amount of sticks in the garage.
My Mizuno MP-60’s are gone, as are a few other clubs. I still have my Hogan Apex Edges, a set of Nike half cavity, and my Taylor Made R9 TP’s. Those clubs are the subject of today’s missive.
I have recently been diagnosed with a little psoriatic arthritis in my right hand, so tend to not swing as hard as I used to. That plus the fact that I’m getting old doesn’t help. yes, you can laugh now.
I had bought a nice Titleist 910D3, but have fallen out of love with it. My TM Burner Superfast TP was in the bag until yesterday, and after last weeks showing at Yas Links, (81 in the wind) it was a week too late to put it in the closet.
No fans, I am back to my trusty Adams 9015D Prototype with a 79g UST Axiv core Red XX shaft.
Anyhow, went over to the range yesterday at the Els club which I live near, for the sole purpose of putting some new grips on a few clubs, and getting my lofts and lies checked. You should do this exercise once a year kids, it is worth it. Your clubs do change. Trust me.
So, my Golf Pride MCC grips, standard size were the choice, but the club fitter, a great guy named Jimmy Bishop, asked me, due to the size of my hands, if I wanted to extra wrap the shafts under the grip, or if I wanted to try mid-size grips. I opted for the mid-size in white and black, link here –> http://www.golfsmith.com/product/30024721/golf-pride-new-decade-multicompound-cord-white-600-round-midsize-grip
Jimmy put them on my Driver, my 3-wood, a TM Rescue TP 19degree and a Ping Rapture 21degree hybrid.
Also, he checked my 7 iron for loft and lie. Found out that it was 2 degrees strong on loft, and a little upright. Did a quick swing test, and found out that I needed 1 degree flat on my lie. Crazy. For years I have thought, and been told, that I was 1 degree up.
Went out to the range to test out the new configuration, and it worked wonderfully! Jimmy my new best friend, came out to watch a little, and gave me a couple of pointers to ensure that the club was doing the work, and not my body trying to.
He got my left hand a little flatter at address, and my right elbow tucked into my body a little more. Worked like a charm!
So, back to the shop and out with the long clubs and their new grips.
Crazy man, crazy. Took me all this time to figure out that I needed to have a larger grip on my clubs!
Out to the range, Jimmy standing watch, and the ball was jumping off the clubs!
Back to the shop to weigh my 3-wood, and the decision was made to change the shaft.
So, without further delay, the meat of the post;
Here’s what’s in my bag…
Driver – Adams Protoype 9015D 9.5deg, with UST Axivcore Red XX 79g shaft.
3-wood – Taylor Made Superfast 15deg, with Fujikura Motore F1 85g S Flex shaft
Hybrid – Taylor Made TP Rescue 19deg
Hybrid – Ping Rapture 21deg
4-PW – Taylor Made R9 TP with S-flex KBS Tour steel shafts bent to 1deg flat
Wedges – 51 Degree Purefit, 54 Degree TM RAC
Putter – Wilson 8882 blade until I buy my new Scotty Cameron putter.
All clubs with Golf Pride MCC White/Black Mid-size grips
Shoes – ECCO Street Premier in Brown with orange soles
Balls – Titleist Pro V1X 5-8
That’s it folks. Comments and input are always ignored.