The golf season is fast approaching. Some of my friends are heading south to get a jump on things and others will head indoors somewhere to warm up their swing. Personally, neither option is open to me, but I know spring is just around the corner.
When I head to the first open practice area, I always have a bit of a dilemma on which club to use first. The excitement of hitting golf balls sometimes overshadows my logic on preparing for the season. I am sure many of you feel the exact same way!
As I look forward to swinging my clubs for the first time and I always wonder if I should hit my driver, fairway woods / hybrid, mid / long irons, or short irons / putter. At first glance, it is does not seem like a difficult decision, yet it is something I have thought about lately. And, it seems, so have others:
In the past, I have always started with the same club. It is my go to club and it rarely lets me down. I feel comfort in old faithful, yet I am thinking that this year it is time to change. I am trying to set the stage for a great year and using the right club early will give me that start I am always looking for. I guess it is time for a change.
This year, I think I will follow the pack and use my short irons or putter as my first club. It is never too soon to start knocking the rust of my scoring clubs and I will be trying something different. If I always do the same thing, how can I expect different results? So, I will start with a short iron or putter this year. The next question is which one? I think that requires some more thought.
Which club do you hit first at the beginning of your golf season?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!