Square drivers, playing Honda host PGA National, Beverly Fergusson of the Women First Golf School, and how caddies change your game
Hear this latest episode of TravelGolf.com This Week.
Drivers are taking on a new shape these days: square. In this week’s podcast, host Dave Berner talks to Golf Equipment Editor Kiel Christianson about the reason behind the new dimension in drivers.
“The last couple of years it’s been all about shifting weight around to give a certain balance of weight in the club head,” Christianson says. “Now it’s all about Moment of Inertia, and Moment of Inertia is the resistance that the club head has to twisting on off-center hits.”
The PGA Tour pros were in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. at PGA National for The Honda Classic last week. But you don’t have to be a pro to play PGA National, even their Champion Course. It’s a great play for the average duffer, according to Senior Writer Chris Baldwin.
“It’s a fun golf course to play,” Baldwin says. “It has really wide fairways. Obviously for the pros it’s not a huge challenge, but for your everyday guy it’s a fun place.”
Women are one of the fastest-growing demographics in golf. Berner talks about the trend with LPGA Professional Beverly Fergusson of the Women First Golf School.
“As far as golf instruction goes, as far as golf equipment, it’s really gotten a lot better for women,” says Fergusson, who recently began writing a golf blog on TravelGolf.com. “Access to golf courses across the country is much more open. So I think that’s why women are coming in. It’s a great time for women to get into golf.”
Plus, in this week’s TravelGolf.com On Course commentary, Baldwin talks about the pleasure of playing a great golf course with a good caddie.
“Caddies are for pros and rich golfers who throw their money away. At least that’s what my ignorant self used to think,” he says. “One round with a caddie changed my beliefs faster than John Edwards spins his political views. There’s no doubt in my mind these guys are legit ‘difference-makers.’”
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