Yet another toilet roll droped through my door this morning (although you may know it as Today's Golfer) - even though I'm not a subscriber anymore, I'm think of paying them to stop sending it TBH.....anyway, I digress.
They have a "Ball Buying Guide" section this month (only the 4th "Ball Buying Guide" section this year) and they have the TM Penta in the mix for the first time.
Now I'm a sucker for new balls. I will no doubt get a box of these and then revert back to my old faithful ProV1 soon after.
Ok, I'm not a distance obsessed "wannabe" but......
In the "real" people test they had 2 pros and 2 amateurs testing them. I noticed the driving stats of one Roger Quinton-Jones. Now Mr Jones doesn't look 100, has a bit of meat to him and hasn't got a tragic hcap (19) but, DRIVER distance, 150yds???
Surely that's a typo - or so I thought. All of his ball tests were the roughly same give or take a few yards (150-155). Now that's pretty consistent distance wise but 150yds? Driver??
Even my tragically incompetant ex playing partner - whose weight goes fwd on the backswing & back on the through-swing - can muster that and it would appear he's giving Mr Jones a number of years into the bargain too.
While prodigious distance is not high on my own personal wish list, 150 with a driver would make me think: "You know, instead of blowing £45-£50 on a box of 12 maybe I ought to get a lesson on finding the middle of the clubface a bit better."
Also, I know it's a bit naughty (appealing to my Northern sence of humour), but if a 19hcap appeared on the tee dripping wi' Ping gear (or similar) and was introduced by the starter as "Mr Quinton-Jones next to tee off please." If he proceeded to "smooth" DRIVER a good 150 down there, I mean, would it be so wrong to have a private chuckle to myself?
Forget the gear buddy. Even if you're hitting a Donnay Pro Sport II ball with a £10 quid Donnay Slammer driver and you're only getting 150 then it ain't the ball or kit mate.
Maybe (as some of you will no doubt intimate) Mr Quinton-Jones is *happy* with his DRIVER distance, but seriously, would you be?