Originally Posted by zjpj83
I'm going to play a world class course in the New Year, but it's been a while since I've played regularly. Any advice on how to bring my game up kind of quickly? I'm going to try to hit the range as many weekends as possible.
I also need a new three wood. Don't want to break the bank, but I want something decent. I have a Callaway driver and had a Ping 3 wood before I broke the shaft. Any advice?
I'd recommend game improvement woods. Personally, Calloways are my favorite game-improvement clubs. I believe taylor made is also pretty legit, but I don't like the feel of them.
I'd say start off at the range as often as possible and work on putting and chipping. Buy a small bucket and make sure each shot is meaningful. (ie. analyze what you're doing wrong instead of just smacking the crap out of all the balls in your bucket)
From my experience, reading the greens is something that you should pick up pretty quickly. Especially if you played regularly in the past.
Originally Posted by Piobaire
Speaking of short game, I'm getting some wedges. Playing the par 3 course today drove home that a standard PW and SW are not enough for a short game. I constantly feel over clubbed but too far away to properly chip or pitch.
There's a lot of recommendations that I have for sand wedges and the like. If you're not at your club limit, I would recommend a 54 degree and 58 degree on top of your pitching wedge. with my 54 degree, I hit it roughly 120-ish yards and my 58 degree is usually used around the sand or to chip around.
Also, if you have the money, get scratch wedges. they are some of the nicest wedges I have ever hit with.