When Every Driver Looks Like ‘The One’.
I’m all for you busting out a new driver, but be smart about it. Don’t grab one off the rack every time you walk by the shop. Or dump every demo after a few flares into the woods. Maybe you just need a lesson, or a lobotomy.
If you’re thinking of replacing your driver, promise me two things:
- First, you’ll get fitted by a pro. There’s plenty of good clubfitters in Australia and I bet there’s one near you. Major golf stores now offer fitting services, too.
- Secondly, promise you’ll give the new club a fair trial. It’s not a good idea to base your fondness for your driver solely on how you’re swinging at the time of purchase. Put in some time with your new toy – a month, at least. If you still think you need an adjustment, head back to your fitter.
You’re not stuck once you rip off all the stickers.
5 Signs that you’re spending too much time on the range
- You see a cart on the course and try to hit it.
- More than once, you’ve pulled out range tokens to buy coffee.
- All your clubs have a green film peeling off the bottom.
- You mark your ball with a red circle all the way around. (Two circles for tournaments.)
- The large bucket at KFC seems very doable to you.
Tom Stickney II teaches at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California, and The Promontory Club in Park City, Utah.