I was working with the pro I go to for lessons. I play new level 620s, players irons, but considered forgiving. Working with the 6 iron, I hit 4-6 center face, carry is about 160. Don’t sneer–the loft is like a modern 7 iron. The misses are 20 yards short or maybe a little more.
He hands me a Callaway Mavrik Max. Ugly as sin. 7 iron. Boom, 170 dead straight. 5 more–I hit two off center–still within 5 yards, direction is good. Easy. Good feel despite being ugly.
He asks if I intend to compete–or just play social golf. I say compete. He says–then why aren’t you playing the game improvement clubs?
I think about it. I know golf is an individual sport. But–if I think of my clubs as my teammates–then: Would you rather play with the guy who is fast as hell, hits like a truck, covers your mistakes with a smile, but is ugly as sin–or the guy who is slowish, hits lightly, and snarls at you when you make a mistake, and refuses to give you any help–but he really looks good. Seeking advice here. Thanks!