QUESTION OF THE WEEK
What training aid has improved your game the most?
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LAST WEEK'S QUESTION: What one club in your bag would you consider to be your "go-to" club — and what make and model is it?
My go-to club is a Titleist Vokey sand wedge (56 degrees/14-degree bounce) 80 yards and in.
— Geoff Pinello | Stamford, Conn.
Ping G400 8-iron.
— Sarah Haas | Carterville, Ill.
My Titleist 915D3 3-wood (13.5 degrees). I can count on it as my go-to driving club on tight driving holes — 245 yards with a 10-yard draw.
— Jeff Jaeggi | Simpsonville, S.C.
My putter, which is a TaylorMade Berwick, a mallet-type with no modifications, standard off the rack. When I can average 31-32 putts per 18 holes, I would say that is my go-to club.
— Lee Panko | Arlington Heights, Ill.
Ping i20 4-hybrid.
— Rick Horsey | Dallas, Texas
My go-to club, when I absolutely have to hit the fairway — or green — is my TaylorMade Rocketballz 2 hybrid. There’s just something about this club that gives me the confidence to just swing away, knowing it’ll go exactly where I point. Average distance is 220 yards.
— Tom Karalis | Bixby, Okla.
My go-to is a Tour Edge Bazooka 3-hybrid, steel shaft. It’s gotten me out of a lot of trouble — whether I need to go high or low, long (I hit it about 180 with a full swing) or short (punch out shot). It’s always been good even though it’s roughly 15-years-old. I don’t plan on getting rid of it.
— Don Moore | Warren, Pa.
While I would like to say my go-to club is my driver (TaylorMade R15), because it’s played on most holes, I love the versatility and playability of my Callaway Diablo Edge 4-hybrid. I can work it left or right and it is extremely reliable.
— Bob Newport | Tarzana, Calif.
That would have to be my old Nicklaus Air Bear 52-degree gap wedge that I have had plugged to lengthen it by about an inch. It’s my 100-yard club and my most common chipping club.
— Randy Kuhnhoff | Lenexa, Kan.
My go-to club is my Callaway Diablo Edge 5-hybrid. It is an older model, but it works great for me. It is good for many distances and great on medium to long par-3s. One year I was in a scramble where we could only carry three clubs and this hybrid carried me through the day. Since I am a short driver off of the tee, I use this on many holes for my second shot.
— Bob Evans | Cincinnati, Ohio
TaylorMade M2 7-iron, custom fit with a Fujikura Vista Pro shaft (1-degree upright / tipped 2 inches). Full swing from 140 yards; punch from shorter when I want to bounce short of the green; and all around the green for chipping when I want to get the ball down and rolling.
— Steve Weiss | Chicago, Ill.
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