Every golfer has that one favourite golf club. It is the stick that they can hit consistently and effectively most of the time. Generally, the higher the handicap, the limited number of clubs that you would consider your favourite. However, as you become a lower handicapper, this one club will expand and in my case it has expanded to four. Yup, I have four favourite clubs that I rely on to shoot my lowest golf scores. Let me explain.
It might seem to strange, but I have complete confidence in these four clubs where when hitting them. It is like I automatically fall into a positive zone and focus only on hitting a great stroke. To be fair, I feel okay with the other clubs, but these four seem…..special. In no particular order:
- Driver. My new Callaway Rogue 9.5° driver is golden. I hit well most of the time. I goes where I am aiming and rarely causes me problems. Hitting in play off the tee is a key area that allows me to shoot low golf scores. Not being in play is a huge challenge for any golfer. So, my driver is my favourite club in my bag.
- Putter. It might seem strange, but my putter elevates my confidence the moment I pull it out of my bag. My putter is the ultimate stroke saver in my bag because I rarely three putt and sneak a long putt in from time to time to lower my score.
- 7-iron. This is the most versatile club in my bag. I use it for approach shots from 155-165 yards, to hit low stingers, chip from the fringe, and putt (when the ball is a tap in 🙂 ). I spent a great deal of time developing this versatility and I am now rewarded with confidence and success when using it.
- Sand wedge. I use this club out of the sand (duh, obviously) with a great deal of success. Additionally, I like to use it to chip from around the green because I can spin the ball better than a Gap Wedge and with more control. The only limitation with this club is the lie in long grass. If the ball is too embedded in the long grass, I will switch for a PW or GW.
As you can see, I have favourite clubs in all areas of my golf game. They build my confidence and as such help me to shoot lower golfer scores. It is a rare thing when I miss two shots in a row with one of my favourite clubs. I am not sure how all of this positivity developed, but it is hear and I am grateful that I have them in my golf bag.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!