I had my loft and lie angles checked recently and was amazed by how much they were out compared to when I bought them.
I’ve had my clubs for a few years and was fitted for them at the time. I play once a week and go to the range once a week. Your clubs take a bit of a battering over the course of a season (especially on the mats at the range) and this really affects your loft and lies. So I took them to my local professional, who adjusted them to suit my swing. What a difference.
If you are hitting balls at the range and find certain clubs seem to be going the same distances, this is probably the problem. It doesn’t take long, can be done while you wait and will definitely improve your game, especially from 150 yards and in. It only costs the price of a couple of rounds of golf and the benefits are well worth it. Jason Bush, via email farcical situation if Johnson had led by one on completing the 18th hole. Stuart Martin, Barbados Dustin Johnson went on to win the US Open by three shots at Oakmont that sometimes our ability as humans to be brilliantly coordinated every day fails us. Whether a comedian, an author or a journalist, sometimes the ability to write clever, insightful prose deserts you.
Surgeons are known to delay operations when they don’t feel quite with it. Some days your fingers on your computer keyboard skip across without a mistake; other days you make clunky stabs at the keys. One day you seem to trip a few times, and then it doesn’t happen again for months.
We can’t swing a club at 100mph+ and get the exact coordination that golf demands every day. Nor can professional golfers. It’s not a weakness in the mind of the player, just plain human anatomy. Hamish Reid, Petersfield
Hamish, just because someone is labelled a ‘choker’ on one occasion, it doesn’t mean that’s always the case. Clearly Spieth is very strong mentally, given the fact he’s already a two-time Major Champion, but he’s not exempt from feeling pressure and, as any professional golfer will tell you, pressure can affect your decisionmaking and ability to execute shots. Do you genuinely believe the situation had nothing to do with his duffed chip on the 12th? His ball barely reached the hazard! Danny Willett was playing great golf, and that facilitated pressure, which played a signi cant role in what happened. As you say, sometimes our ability as humans to be brilliantly coordinated escapes us. Why? A number of factors, but emotional strain is a key one. To call it lazy journalism is somewhat misguided.