Driver – Wedges - Golf Balls
How I currently play:
Tee = Yellow... Greens = Fast... Pin Placement = Medium... Wind = Easy to Medium
Weakness: As a novice I'm pleased how I'm playing. No, I'm not shooting low scores, although more pars/birdies. There's a hole or two that I screw up by totally misjudging a shot distance; or, not closely ensuring the club I choice to you got changed. <grin>.
Practice Focus: Short game (Sand, Pitch, Lop, Putting)
Club Needs: Driver, 60-64 Wedge, and golf balls.
(1) Spin - What are the considerations for club spin vs golf ball spin? Personally, I shy away from spin, especially in approaches and around the green shots. It is a guess what the ball will do once it hits the green.
(2) Purchasing A Driver
My focus is on longer driver distance (250-265) range. Dump the starter hybrid. Tee shoots are very good along with course management. Right now (At my level) the only driver that looks ok is the Callaway Rogue 10.5 (L32+). However, I will be moving up levels. Should I wait? There's always the argument about why wait because then there is another level and another after it . What driver would carry me through until the "Legend" level? See below
(1) Make a purchase now and when moving into "Legend" consider another driver because of tee box placement and fairway length? If not at my current level, when?
(2) Which Driver: In order of importance (Beyond distance at this time.) how does one take into consideration: Trajectory (High vs Med/High). Precision. Forgiveness. Metering (Keep club & balls pretty close.)?
Same purchasing question as the driver: What is your recommendation? Leveling up, is there a really big difference with the wedge? Again, here's where the question of golf ball spin vs club spin comes into play. My focus is on shot placement vs the unknown with golf ball spin.
Golf Balls (What do you recommend?)
From my research everyone has their favorite. Some use lower credit balls (Cally & WGT) up to "Legend". Durability is key simply because I love to practice. I simply have to accept this will be an ongoing purchase until "Legend" (Agree?). Metering - At my level (Starter clubs/golf balls) I simply don't have a feel for any other metering. I know about metering, but that is it.
This is all I can think of at this point. I've done a great deal of research, just looking for input from the experienced players.
Note: I did post this in my new CC (Nice & Friendly) but thought I may get more feedback here.
Much thanks in advance!
~ RickinWaSt ~