Just felt the urge to relay this sequence of events from last week.
I walk into the pro-shop at one of my normal haunts where I consider the staff to be my friends and who are well aware of my equipment leanings. One of the assistant pro’s immediately pulls me aside and says they have something I might be interested in. He goes upstairs and brings down an un-hit Titleist 975D, X-stiff, 7.5 degrees of loft with the headcover that looked like it came outta the box. Of course all I could do was stare at it with the same grin on my face that the asst pro had on his as he was quite aware that I was probably the only guy that could/would appreciate it. I asked him to get back with me with what the head pro wanted for it, but I suspect I’ll get a really good deal on it.
Fast forward a day or two and I’m in a Golfsmith looking at new drivers for the first time in years. I’ve been using a 983e for quite a while but still feel like I’m giving up too much in my regular games off the tee and I know I could likely pick up a quick 20 yards or so with a driver upgrade. Yea, I know…looks like I’m whoring myself out by looking at a new driver, but I don’t want to donate every week to competitors who are able to hit it by me solely due to equipment. (It’s not a pure donation, but I’m spotting guys 3 a side who can hit it 300). Anyway… I pull a Ping I20 off the rack and the head was SO big that I thought I was holding a 7-iron despite it being a 45 inch long club. The grin I had when I saw that pristine 975D was replaced with a laugh-out-loud moment. I quickly put it back on the rack and decided that I hit the 983e good enough.
There are frying pans and then there are frying pans!