June 27, 2018 at 02:13 AM
By mark t
mark tmakawao, HI
I've just been reading a discussion by someone who is not quite satisfied with
Titleist equipment. All I can say is, more power to you, go do what you want to do.
I've been on a sabbatical leave from golf until about 5 years ago. I used to play twice a week, with a few practice sessions in-between. Never ever got really really super good like the guy says he is. Best I shot in those days (late 20's early 30's) were low 80's. I think 79 was the best I shot. Kids and family came first, thus the sabbatical. When I came back to golf at age 60, my kids gave me a few bucks to buy new irons. Buying Titleist clubs was out of my budget when I first started to play golf. The kids gave me the money since I sacrificed golf for their college education.
When I bought new 714 AP1s, I was the happiest cat in town, such forgiveness to give me confidence to keep pursuing and not quitting because of frustration. Got rid of the cheap ball I was buying, went with Titleist balls, guess what scores gets lower, confidence builds. New metals, not long, just in the fairway most of the time unless I over do it, more confidence. Think I need new irons, guess what, pulled the plug. 718 AP3s baby, Watching the ball fly today is really unreal. Thing about it is, when I miss hit, I know its all me and not the clubs or ball. Its me. I don't have that dumb-founded look like some pros do when they miss-hit. When I putt, Scotty's there, some birdies, don't have to beg for it to fall in, its all me. When I chip, Volky is there too. So far, 2 birdie chip ins and many close ones. Guess I'm sticking with Titleist. I wonder how many of those long drive champions put the ball in the middle of the fairway or where they are aiming at.
Oh, forgot to say that along the way these last 5 years I won a Dozen balls (pro v1x), a T-shirt, Lanyard. Oh, also a bag tag. I wonder what the competitors would have giving me, besides stuff saying newest latest greatest after 6 months. My equipment is good for the next 5 years or so. Maybe when I buy new clubs, I'll see what the competitors send me before I buy Titleist.
Dino JBurnaby, BC
Don OMadison, WI
PHILLIP ASummerville, SC
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