His handicap at Lakeside Lodge, near Ely, Cambs plummeted to 19 but now he claims he’s on the road to recovery with his set of Ping G2 irons.
"To say I’m impressed with the G2s (steel shaft) is an under-statement," he says. "They’re so easy to hit and are the longest I've ever owned. I thought the high trajectory would be a problem but hitting a 7-iron 175-180 yards disproves that."
Paul (51), a sales manager who gets the chance to play a lot in Montana, USA, adds: "My handicap got down to 12 but a dose of the shanks four years ago brought me back down to earth and up to 19! I’m still, on the way back and have reached 15 handicap with these clubs."
Mae Kember says her purchase of the Callaway Ladies Fusion+ driver has helped her maintain her high standard of a 12 handicap – even at the age of 65 – and as captain of the Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire Ladies Seniors team.
"The club is light and very easy to control. I also have the 3-, 5- and 7-wood to match and highly recommend them," says Mae, a member at Bourn Golf Club, near Cambridge, which has a thriving health club and opens a new 9-hole course in July.
"I have played off and on for many years including West Africa where you putt on a mixture of oil, tillings from the mines and sand," says Mae, who adds: "I would also like to take the opportunity of saying how much I enjoy reading the many articles and views on Golfmagic."
Mark Starford (33) an architectural technologist, has his in-laws to thank for setting him on the golfing path. They bought him a set of lessons for his 30th birthday at the Gubeon Golf Academy near Morpeth, Northumberland.
My first full round came when my company hosted a corporate day at Ramside Hall, near Durham. I scored a massive 132 for 18 holes but loved every second of it. I was hooked," recalled Mark who told us about the Nike NDS irons he bought.
"They’re very forgiving and ideal for the higher handicapper, " says Mark who is now the proud owner of a 25 handicap at Burgham Park. "These clubs are easy to hit from 3-iron to pitching wedge. Even with mishits the ball gets into the air easily with a high trajectory.
"I have yet to break 100 but that’s my next goal," he adds.
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