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Good things come to those who wait…

Golfer Waiting to Tee off” White isn’t just for winter…Living in a northern climate, finding a white coloured club is easy. You forget to bring your driver inside from the backyard where you were practising your swing in the fall. 

Visit GolftownGolfSmithEdwinWattsGlobalGolfPGAstore, to order your R1 driver and woods. Like most Taylor Made products, this initial run of “newer” technology should include a long line of family members, as found with the R9s (TP, 460TP, Supertri, Superdeep) and R11s.

It’s not to say that this R1 is the final chapter in game improvement, but history shows that these models have 4 or 5 versions before another evolves. I believe that the proof is in the pudding…or is that putting. I had come across “the Ghost” recently, and found that the white-on-green contrast indeed made alignment easy.  But, I’ll wait to get these clubs in my hands before I hand over the cash…now I just need to find that white driver in the backyard.”

Reflecting on this earlier post, now’s the time for those people who have waited to pick up last year’s “best” club. Strike while the iron (or driver) is hot! Clublink has its grand sale at Glen Abbey now until December 16th.

Treat yourself this season!  Save Santa the extra inconvenience of fitting a driver down that chimney. Carry it through the door yourself sooner than later.

I know I will!



Links that bind…

My 25th highschool reunion is this year. To re-engage with past friends on an annual basis, an Old Boys’ Dinner is planned for November.

But, to get ahead of the curve, we added a golf tournament this past week to get things started. Any reason to play golf in the fall is a no-brainer. And to meet up with old chums? Even better. We played at another wonderful Clublink course, Cherry Downs.

From the opening chatter at the range, to our ramblings following each drive, there was no shortage of hilarious stories from school days gone by.

Despite the time spent apart, growing our young families, building our burgeoning careers, and developing into successful adults, we all easily took up conversations where we seemingly left off years ago.

A common thread among us? The game of golf. A sport for a lifetime…of memories.

Lub, dub…lub, dub…

When a ball lands in the rough, does it make a sound? Yes! But not as loud as my pounding heart does at the thought of the annual ClubLink sale held every December at Glen Abbey golf club. After private members have filtered through the complete inventory of 2010 clothes, equipment, and clubs, the public gets their chance. You can find prices up to 75% off spring/summer levels. As was the case this year. I had been hesitant to jump into the recent Taylor Made R9 technology, as something new always appears the following spring (R11). But, lo and behold an R9 17 degree 4/5 wood…at $49.00.

In the spirit of the holidays, I went seeking more “deals” elsewhere, namely GolfTown. After speaking at length with Paul and Big Larry, they helped set the club to my swing, with excellent results. I then searched more clubs in the R9 family, testing the 13 degree (strong) 3 wood, and 460 driver. Though, a cooler head, and wallet, prevailed, I decided that once I tested my 4/5 wood on the course this spring, I would be making the switch by the summer.

The boxing week demo deals also provide the same rewards for those patient enough to wait from November, during clubhouse closing “sales”, up until Xmas – $50 for woods/hybrids; $125 for drivers. As I share a common happy birthday week with my dad (78 today!), we always look forward to 2011, when the new year rings in the “best” equipment, leaving the “better” ones behind.

‘Tis the season for sales. So happy hunting to all, and to all a good night.