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Golf Clubs – Switching to Hybrids
Maybe you can relate to this. Two weeks ago, I play in an outing with some golf buddies. We had a great time, but I noticed that I was being out driven by one of my buds and by more than a few yards. Even though my shots were more accurate, I knew I lost some distance.
I realized that as we get older, our distances change, or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, it has been getting harder for me to play my long irons consistently. One reason probably has to do with the less playing time, but I really think that it’s more to do with age.
It was only a couple of years ago that I bought new irons, but I was playing more 5 woods than I was 5 irons or even 6 iron shots. So I decided to start looking at new golf clubs. I didn’t really want to spend the money, but being the competitive person that I am, it had to be done.
So, I have been out trying out new golf clubs and for the first time started looking at hybrid golf clubs to replace my long irons.
This is a big step for me. It’s as bad as when I had to admit I needed glasses to read. Oh Geez!
Once I got past the agony of admitting that I was getting older, it made it easier. I hate to admit, but I went all the way. I sold my set of stiff steel shafts to a friend and switched to graphite shafts with a couple of hybrid golf clubs to replace my 3, 4 and 5 iron. They say change is good and this time I agree. I actually added another wedge to my bag.
Hey, I might not drive the ball as far, but I am deadly with my short game – you don’t have to attend golf college to know that’s a sweet tradeoff!