Like most things this fall, circumstances has lead to me doing this a couple weeks later than I would have liked to, non the less, here is my Christmas wish list for 2013.
2013 was a relatively good year for me in the golf equipment acquisition department. It saw me acquire a new driver (not by choice), a range finder, a new golf bag and a whole lot of clothes in the last off season. To say the least, golf stuff is just about the last thing I need With that said, can you really ever have enough golf stuff? Lets get this list started
I really loved my Nike VR Pro 4 wood, but I broke it and replaced it with a very old, very used, very inexpensive TaylorMade 200 Steel 4 wood. Surprisingly, I like the TaylorMade and when I swing it right I can hit the ball well. Problem is the regular flex shaft is too inconsistent for me and when I am not thinking I easily over swing, hitting a beauty hook.
I am not 100% sure I want to stick with the 4 wood. I switched to it because I generally hit a 3 wood crappy off the deck and a 5 wood too high off the tee. However, I might want to give the 3 wood a second look. Based on my experience with the TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 driver, I would be interested in adding a TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2 fairway wood into the bag.
I hit my 5 iron (27 degree) about 170 yards. I hit my 4 hybrid (24 degree) 200. The 30 yard gap is killing me. I sometimes carry a 4 iron (24 degree), which I hit 180, still leaving me a 20 yard gap. I have a stiff flex shaft in the hybrid and regular flex in the 5 iron, which is likely contributing to the issue, but I would like to see how a 26 degree 5 hybrid would work in my bag.
The problem here is I can’t find a company that makes a men’s 26 degree hybrid with a stiff flex shaft. Solution, more new golf clubs. Plan would be to bring the Nike 4 (24 degree) out of the bag and replace with the TaylorMade Rocketballz 5 (25 degree) and 6 (28 degree) hybrids. I am need of clubs that I can hit between 170 and 200 more so than clubs that go 200 plus.
I like to walk and carry, but my feet don’t. If I play 3 times in a week, I can usually carry once with no issue, but if I was to carry 2 days in a row my feet would not be pleased. I have found a push cart has helped my feet considerably.
For the past 2 seasons I have been using a cheaper push cart from Canadian Tire, and it is starting to break down. I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on something a little higher end.
I don’t necessarily have a preference here, mainly because I am not even sure what is out there on the market these days.
I love golf, and I love technology. I am always eager to blend the two, whether it be tracking scores and states on my Iphone or picking up distances with my Bushnell range finder.
I don’t love to practice, but I think bring a little technology into the practice environment may help my motivation. I would really like to get my hands on the Swingbyte 2. As someone eager to understand my golf swing, I think this piece of technology would be a great addition to my bag.
While not a specific “golf” item, I have often had the thought of recording an entire round of golf, and then speeding up the play back for posting on YouTube or the like. I also I think this would be a valuable practice tool.
In terms of recording sport on the go, GoPro is by far the industry leader, but others are starting to develop similar products to compete.
That’s it for the 2013 addition of Brewcee’s golf Christmas list. All very frivolous items this year.
See you at the turn,