Now I’ll happily admit I’m what the golfing fraternity would class as a hacker. There’s no denying the fact – I’ll chop and hack my way round the countryside every week and be happy with the odd green in regulation or bunker shot that heads vaguely towards the pin.
But at the back of my mind (and most hackers I’d imagine) is that nagging thought that I could be up there with the greats….or at least single figure handicappers. Short fat blokes can do it (sorry Woosie and Craig – you’re actually my heroes) so why can’t I?
Now here’s the conundrum – will I get better if I buy some fancy clubs, or should I improve in order to justify some fancy clubs???
Go on, you’ve all bought some flash clubs at some point and then around 12 months later you’ve realised you need a shovel and sand bucket instead of the Ping blades that cost you $200 an iron! Ebay is littered with them being sold under the premise that “the wife/husband bought me some new clubs for Christmas” or “they were a prize and I don’t play golf much”……sound familiar?
I’ve got my eye on a new driver and putter that have been used to stunning effect at 2 of this years majors by our young Aussie hero Jason Day. But would my golf improve just by having the best kit around in proportion to how much my wallet would be lightened?
You see, we’re getting to the crux of the matter here – there’s a mathematical equation to consider when buying new clubs. We also need to calculate how happy our spouse will be with our new purchase (always a critical factor if we’re to be allowed to vanish for hours on end every weekend!)
Put simply it’s….
Expenditure = Movement in handicap x Charity levels of spouse
or in my case of buying a new driver and putter
So there you have it…Einstein certainly knew his golf…..