Golf house is closing down.
Or at least I think it is.
We headed over to One Utama outlet this week and managed to get the following:
a) 1X Regular 10.5 917 D2 Titleist Driver
b) 1X Stiff 9.5 917 D2 Titleist Driver
c) 1X Mizuno S5 54 Degree Wedge
d) 1X 818 H1 23 Degree Hybrid Titleist
e) 1X Taylormade 22 Degree Hybrid M4
f) 1X 917 F2 3 Wood Titleist
g) 1X Adipower Golf Shoes
h) 4X Mizuno Golf Shirts
i) 1 X Adidas Golf shirts
j) 2 X Mizuno golf long pants
k) 1 X Mizuno Carry Golf Bag
l) 1 X TaylorMade MG Wedge 60 Degree
m) 1X 915 F 5 Wood Titleist
Total = RM3,265.00
Yes, read it again. That’s 2 drivers, 2 Wedges, 2 Hybrids, 2 Woods, 1 Bag, 5 Shirts, 2 Pants, 1 Pair of Shoes. All brand new
Drop the mic. Of course, not all was mine, these were combined with the other guys as well.
And we were late to the party. Others have cleared out the PINGs, the Callaways, the Taylormades, all putters were GONE. GONE. So I could have ended up stockpiling a lot more stuff but couldn’t.
So were these useful?
Now remember, the above purchase were ALL UNNECESSARY. Totally UNNECESSARY.
I am playing superb golf already with my Cobra Driver and my old clubs, hitting 80 the last time out to Mines.
We are what we term as itchy backside.
So I dumped all the clubs I was playing superb with, and switched and went to Kota Permai.
Using the 9.5 D2 Titleist Driver, I completely sucked. It was so difficult to adjust to it after going with the more regular, lofted and bigger head of my Cobra. But when I did contact this Titleist, as in 2 – 3 instance, my God, it was a monster. Low, boring trajectory, at one Par 4, I was literally only around 30 meters from the green after the drive. I was thinking of PUTTING.
But the misses were all right and bad. This means I am not squaring my clubface fast enough – could be moving too fast and my clubhead is too slow due to heavier and stiffer shaft. I think.
Do I like this driver? Honestly I prefer my wonderful Cobra, and I knew I should have stuck with a 10.5 regular, but this Titliest 9.5 Stiff was fitted with a Aldila Rogue Max Shaft and was the last one in the shop. How NOT TO BUY?!?
Aside from that, I took the F15 5 wood out for a test as well. Meh. Just reinforces why I don’t use 5 wood anymore. In fact, the Golf House sale, there was one thing in abundance – 5 WOODs. Nobody uses them anymore. Hybrids have replaced them.
I also gamed the MG Taylormade 60 degree to replace my extremely old Cleveland wedges. WOW. This is the best purchase I have. The Milled Grind Taylormade needs to be getting used to, but the balance was great. I was using it ALOT, for all my bunker shots, for all approach inside 90m. It’s a great club and I purchased the last 60 degree of this sucker. Looks wise, it doesn’t compare to the Titleist or Cleveland wedges – it’s not the black or oil can finish I prefer my wedges in, but hey – time to change!
So overall, I need to game my Titleist Driver more. I remember switching to my Cobra also took around 3 – 4 rounds before I actually got to controlling it. But the Cobra always had a high trajectory. If I can get this D2 under control, with the trajectory and distance I am seeing, I am going to eat up some courses.