I Have Never Broken a Golf Club; Have You?

I am one of the fortunate golfers who have never broken a golf club. I actually have never bent one either. I have scuffed up the sole a few times, but no real serious damage. I have watched as a few clubs disintegrated during a swing and one break at the hosel, but never at my hands. I am actually surprised at this considering I have take over 10,000 swings in my life. However, others have not been as lucky!

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It seems that over 2/3 of golfers have broken a club unintentionally while golfing. I actually found this number quite high!

I will admit, that except during a tournament, that I rarely take any chances to break a club. I will take a drop and willingly accept a penalty to protect my equipment. Or I just punch out with a very controlled swing to ensure that my irons remain intact.

Having said that, I do take a second look during tournaments. I have hit a few rocks (unintentionally), trees, roots, and sign posts over the years, but fortunately I have never broken a club. During competition, I actually do not focus on my equipment much, but more on the best way to reduce strokes by either taking a penalty or making the shot. This course management process is challenging and my results are about 60 / 40 to the good.

Protecting my equipment is very important. I have quite a bit of money invest in my kit, so looking after it is very important. I do not want to have to replace my clubs prematurely because of a poor hitting decision. I admit that accidents do happen, but eliminating most of the conditions for them to happen is very important as well.

Have you ever unintentionally broken a golf club?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

Golf’s Season Ending Routine

With the end of my golf season just around the corner, I am thinking about some of the many things I need to do to protect my clubs. As my sticks enter their long winters nap, I think it only fitting that I give them a good scrubbing to knock off the dirt. Actually, I think this is just natural, but after my poll, I see that this is not really the case. Continue reading

Do You Club Up and Swing Easy?

On my road to recovery, I am not a physically strong as normal. This is a by-product of my treatments and something I cope with every day. My fatigue and weaker state has not stopped me from playing golf, however I have modified club selection to account for my inability to crush the ball! Continuing to play into the fall, I realize that I am clubbing up more often than not to achieve the same mid-summer distances. After some thought, I realize that changing clubs to adjust for conditions is a fact of golf most amateurs likely avoid. Continue reading

Using a Chipper To Improve Your Short Game?

The chipper is used around the green to replace wedges. The intent is to use it like a putter and the ball will pop up a few feet and start rolling towards the green. This is something that most of us try to accomplish with other clubs in our bag. The more I think about it, I wonder if there is magic in this club or is it all just hype for an inexperience golfer? Continue reading

I Bought A Set Of Used Clubs

Having a spare set of clubs around is important for guests who happen to drop by and want to tee it up. I have several sets, including one for a lefty. Of course none are the quality of my Titleist AP2s, but they will do in a pinch and are far better than any rentals. About two weeks ago, my wife saw the set I purchased in a virtual garage sale and pointed them out to me and without hesitation, we snapped them up! Continue reading