Mini Post: New Sticks –
By Wayne Halm –
I guess it is time, my Ping Zings are older than some of the people I golf with. Still, I’m sentimental and find it painful.
Yeah, like me, the Pings are showing their age. Scuff marks and worn grips, the new luster has definitely faded. But they have been with me for so many rounds, the bare spots on the grips fit my fingers.
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And my bag is in rough shape too. More zippers are broken than work and the legs frequently get stuck. Yet people still do comment on how the color matches the Mean Green Machine (the Mustang).
Deep down I knew the time was coming. I had looked at, and handled, a set of Tommy Armour Silver Scot clubs. I liked them. But felt as if I was betraying my old friends and just couldn’t put down the American Express card.
However, Sally was embarrassed by the condition of my clubs, I had to do something. So I suggested a compromise – a new bag and grips to dress things up. She could pick out the bag and I the grips. She agreed to try it.
So we went to the golf store, there is only one on the island. That was a disaster. They wanted $185 for their cheap bag and $13 (plus $5 install) per grip. I thought the prices outrageous and told them “no.” To my surprise Sally agreed.
Back to square one. I had to move on to Plan B – check on the Internet. But before I could my birthday arrived.
On that morning Sally reached into the back of her closet and pulled out the set of Tommy Armour clubs. She had seen me flirting with them and decided to settle the problem.
So now I have new sticks and need to go learn to hit them. That should be fun to watch – in case anyone wants to come along.
I have set a 2016 goal of playing golf with 100 people that I haven’t met. The number thus far is 16. Want to be in that number?
Come play golf with me.