My recent golf driver upgrade – What are golf drivers like now in 2017

I started going to golf course and actively playing back in early 2016, as soon as i moved to Texas. I always wanted to play golf, and after moving here, i thought it was a perfect time to pick it up. At first, i bought affordable golf club set made by Callaway. I have no complaints about the set – it served me well, especially at the beginning, when i had no skill and had to experiment and learn by failing. The club set withstood all the challenges, and clubs still look as new today. But recently, i realized that my skills have dramatically improved, so it wouldn’t hurt to upgrade my driver. I decided to upgrade my driver for several reasons. 1. Compared to irons and woods, drivers are much more important for your game and 2. They are much cheaper as well. Even top notch drivers like Callaway’s Big Bertha cost no more than five hundred dollars, which is reasonable for me. Plus, i didn’t want Big Bertha driver anyway – i was looking something decent for affordable price.

There were few beginners golf drivers that have been brought to my attention by my friends, but i didn’t like any of them. I also didn’t like the ones salesman tried to push on me in my local golf retailer. I get that their job is to encourage us to spend money, but some salesmen go too far and are not even remotely helpful.

So after going through best drivers for beginners, i settled on Blue Driver by adams. The reason why i chose this particular driver is because it had tons of positive reviews and feedback by customers, and unlike other drivers – didn’t feel overpriced. Plus, a friend of mine owned one, and when i asked him, he described it as “the best driver ever”, so i didn’t really have to think much and bought it straight away. I didn’t set my expectations too high though – i knew i was paying moderately affordable price, so i kept in mind to not expect something extraordinary. I was pleasantly surprised.

After using it for 6 months now, i must agree – this driver is remarkable and helped me improve my golf performance a lot. Everyone notices my new driver and compliments me on it – my buddies on golf course and at home. I didn’t really expect this ordinary driver to turn out to be this good, but surprisingly, it did.

A lot of people have also asked me about best place to buy golf clubs right now. I can’t really talk about big golf retail stores like GolfSmith (as of 2017, there’s a bit of controversy about golfsmith) because i don’t have one in my town, but i have ordered my first set from Amazon and the experience has been remarkable. I have bought the other set from small golf retailer in my town. It is independent store, so i doubt naming it would benefit anyone.

Is golf dying? What are the reasons for it?

I saw a discussion on reddit about golf dying out, and it got me thinking. I took part in discussion, but wanted to write entire post about golf’s decline and reasons behind it. Signs are obvious – for example, Nike decided to back off from making any more golf clubs. Their sales wasn’t the problem, but the declining golf industry itself.

In my opinion, there are various major reasons behind golf’s decline. Biggest of all, obviously, is the fact that baby boomers, who are very much into golf, are aging, and sometimes unfortunately dying. And even though golf is great sport for seniors, some of them give it up. I doubt it’s because of high-costs of seniors golf clubs, because older people are not usually the ones concerned with tight budget. On the other hand, video games and other distractions are keeping young people from getting into golf. Back in 80s and 90s, there was not a lot of options for spending free time on entertainment. There were few shows on TV, very basic video games and that was pretty much it. While now, with the technology and video game development, our options are endless. There is literally thousands of hours of excellent gaming material, and considering how difficult and expensive golf is, it is logical that young people choose to play games and do other things instead.

As i mentioned above, another reason for golf’s decline, in my opinion, is the cost. Prices for other sport equipment have dropped dramatically, mainly because of advancements in technology and outsourcing, but prices for golf clubs have remained high. And as the land appreciated, golf courses are becoming more expensive every year. And while these things are usually paid for by companies (considered a business expense, because a lot of business happens on golf course) it’s still expensive for individuals.

I am 25 year old golfer myself, and have been since i was 21. It is very rare for me to meet a person of my age who plays golf. And that is kind of discouraging, because golf is a competitive game that should be played with friends to bring full enjoyment. Golf is also viewed as elitist sport among the youngsters, so poor public image might be one more reason to make juniors reluctant to get into golf.

The solution, i think, is for golf manufacturers and PGA itself to realize that times are changing, and they have to change as well. If golf doesn’t start appealing to younger generation, their businesses are going down the drains. Reducing the high prices of golf gear and courses would be a good start.

The way golf courses are built need to be changed too. In the 60s and 70s, wealthy could still afford to pay the dues and  go to private golf clubs, but that has changed. Another problem with the design is that it’s too complicated and made hard intentionally. No one wants to play sport that they suck at.

I don’t think it’s a question of preference – it’s what they have to do in order to survive, and i hope they realize that.

Forged vs Standard irons – Which one is better, and why?

Choosing good iron for yourself has always been a daunting task. And the fact that there are thousands of self-proclaimed experts, who claim to know everything there is to know about golf irons, only makes it worse. Beginners receive dozens of different advice, which confuses them and makes it all harder to take a step in the right direction. If you are a beginner, it’s the best to take advice from someone who has already been in your position and is familiar with your needs and concerns. I’d recommend reading this GolfClubsGuru post about beginners’ irons and tips on choosing them.

Now, one of the things that these experts can’t seem to agree on, is which one is better – forged or standard, cast irons. It’s one of those debates that have been going on for so long that it seems unlikely to ever end. Truth is, both types of irons are decent, and it depends on individual maker of the iron rather than forged / non forged classification. Biggest mistake these tutorials and golf bloggers seem to make is that assume that everyone has same needs as them, so if a specific golf club set has worked for them, it will surely work for everyone. Whether you find golf club set good or not, depends on your handicap, experience level and many other details that are usually ignored when given advice on choosing the best irons for beginners or seniors.

Now, the biggest difference between these two types of irons is the way they are made. The processes are very different, which is why some golfers feel that being forged or cast has a lot to do with golf iron’s efficiency.

Forged irons are made from solid gold being cut and adjusted to certain shape to achieve the best design and performance, much like some of furniture (from wood). Biggest manufacturer of forged irons is Mizuno, with their famous JPX line, that has conquered american market with high prices and high sales. The difficult making process might be the reason behind forged irons’ high prices, but some people (including myself) believe that quality is higher, too.

Cast irons, on the other hand, are made by liquidating the steel and giving it certain form by pouring it into the pre-made mold. One of the biggest advantages of casting irons is that it’s so much easier to tweak certain things in design to make it perfect. Manufacturers are also able to mix in other materials to give steel better characteristics and improve golf iron’s performance. Ping is probably the biggest maker of cast irons right now.

While cast irons are cheaper on average, that doesn’t prove that forged irons are better or more game-improvement. It absolutely depends on individual golfer and individual design or model of a golf club. Some people might tell you that all good players eventually start playing with forged clubs, because they’re better. False. While some of them do choose to play with Mizuno’s irons, others prefer cast irons.

Advantages of cycling while traveling alone

You would frequently pick preferred modes of transport, such as an aircraft or practice once you continue possibly a trip or a visit. Obviously, they would allow you to move from one spot. This might permit you to head to various locations on your itinerary without losing any work-time. But by happening an aircraft, you’d not be capable of go through the place’s elegance that you are in. the simplest way to do by travelling over a bicycle that is. This way, you’d be capable of get a feel of the scenery around you.

By travelling on the motorcycle in fact, if you’re likely to continue a vacation to Europe to find out every one of the wonderful areas there, the best way to-do it’s. Only then would you be capable of go through the Western culture first hand. You would not fully grasp this encounter if you take the aid of different settings of transportation. The only way you could have a much better ethnic experience in a region is in case you go. But that may not be a thing that you’d wish to accomplish.

Whenever you go to a town travelling on the bicycle, you would arrive at discover structure and some great art. You’d be capable of stop wherever you admire and would like the watch. It’d also be a brand new knowledge for you personally once you go through small and peaceful neighborhoods. This might not at all be feasible even though you continue a train or a. You’d also have a chance to collect some local souvenirs as well. Another benefit of proceeding a cycle is the fact that you would have the ability to taste beverages of the location and a few of the regional food.

On your own there’s no requirement for reasons as well as no requirement for constraint. You’re able to get tough in case you are having a superb morning. If you’re legs aren’t cooperating, you’ll be able to slow down. When it is just not exciting and cold anymore-you may slice the drive quick without having to warrant your decision, and you can include an extra loop if it is a wonderful day out on the bicycle. Plus, you have in an attempt to match your schedule in with somebody else’s, which implies you will find more possibilities to acquire on the bicycle. Absolutely something that implies more time while in the seat is a good point.
Close even once someone out hunting have dampened my commitment for exploring remote back-roads, snakes and shaves with dogs and hidden bush single-track when I am on my own personal. Alternatively, when solo cycling it’s all about accustomed channels where you’ll find about if anything goes wrong, other people. I loop and also try around closetohome or possibly a base level. Thus instead of using out 40 kilometres after which heading back to stand 80 kilometres up, I’ll do 2 or 3 smaller curls in numerous directions radiating out of a base. If anything goes wrong, that way it is much less far to limp back home.