Getting the Most Out of Your Clubs

P1030149tapI was playing Dyker Beach (the course’s name is just a coincidence) with my dear friends, Deb and Mary.  

On the 9th hole Deb crushed a drive.   I MEAN CRUSHED IT!   It was the purest drive I’d ever seen her hit, 230 yards with a perfect draw. You could see the pride on her face – and I was happy for her. 

But then there’s that thing called the second shot.  

With a 3-wood in hand, Deb lined up, wiggled her hips and swung really, really hard.   The clubhead hit the ground 3 inches behind the ball.  The ball rolled 10 yards.  The divot landed farther than the ball.

Her frustration was palpable.  She tried to breathe, but Mary and I could see she was going to blow…. and she did.  Like an ancient Greek discus hurler, she made a complete circle with her body, arms outstretched, and heaved the club almost 40 yards.

After just a moment of surprise, Mary turned to me and said, “That’s why I told her to get the graphite shafts – you get a lot more distance out of your clubs.”




  1. Lori July 8, 2015 at 8:44 am - Reply

    That’s too funny, DAL. You should write for a golf magazine. Just LOVE it. Keep ’em coming!

  2. martha July 8, 2015 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Hilarious story, Patty! Thanks for brightening my day.

  3. Al Jinete July 8, 2015 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Funny as hell. I’m waiting for the blog y ou promised last week. Keep it up smirk.

  4. Teri July 9, 2015 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Great photo of the club in mid air!

  5. Brook July 10, 2015 at 9:19 am - Reply

    I read all of the posts. Beyond being amusing and well written, they gave me some insight re: my personal code of conduct in sport, in life.

  6. Diane July 14, 2015 at 5:34 am - Reply


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