Last updated: Jun 06, 2021
Beginner without an official handicap, shooting around +50 (extrapolating from the last 3 9-hole games I played).
What’s In The Bag
All of my clubs come from the Tour Edge HP25 full set I bought back in 2017, but I’ve since: swapped the bag, swapped the head covers, and stopped carrying the woods.
- Driver: Tour Edge HP25, 10.5°, 44.50" R/S flex 75g graphite shaft.
- Hybrid (4): Tour Edge HP25, 24°, 38.75" R/S flex 75g graphite shaft.
- Irons (5-PW): Tour Edge HP25, 27°-46°, 37.75"-35.25" R/S flex 110g steel shafts.
- Wedges (SW): Tour Edge HP25, 55°, 35.25" R/S flex 110g steel shaft.
- Putter: Tour Edge HP25.
- Random assortment of white 2017 Callaway Supersoft, red 2021 Callaway Supersoft, and Kirkland Signature v2.0 balls.
- Garmin Approach G80 handheld GPS + launch monitor.
- Gray Original Jones Lancer bag.
- Seamus head covers (Sloan Square Steel for my driver, Strathclyde Blue Ancient for my hybrid, and Sloan Square Steel for my putter).
- Callaway Dawn Patrol glove.
- Pride Professional Tee System yellow (2 3/4") tees.
- GoSports Rubber Golf Tees for the driving range.
- microfiber greens towel. Not recommeded if you have a carry bag since it catches loose grass and whatnot.
- Yoport brush and club groove cleaner.
Why I Love Golf
Ever since early 2017 after going to the driving range for the very first time, I’ve been obsessed with golf. Over time I’ve accumulated a few reasons why I love golf.
My Idea of Outdoors
I’m very much an indoors person and have always disliked outdoor activities. Despite that, I really enjoy playing golf and having a tiny taste of what outdoorsy people experience: fresh air and beautiful scenery.
Hard Yet Rewarding
Golf is frustratingly hard, both mechanically and mentally. Most of the time you’re beating yourself up for not being good enough or making mistakes. But the times when you hit a great shot or score better than expected keep you hooked.
Simple Yet Complicated
I love the fact that at its core, golf is pretty simple: get the ball in the hole with as few strokes as possible.
But I’m also fascinated by complicated it gets: which club to use, play it safe or take a risk, putting vs short game vs long game, so many rules, etc.
Individual or Team
Stroke or Match Play
Wonkery: Gear and Swing Mechanics