This weekend I figured I would sneak a quick round of golf in prior to Easter Dinner with the family. The Saturday before I realized I needed to purchase some new golf pants so I went to GolfSmith, Dicks, etc… I couldn’t find a semi-decent pair under $85, and that’s when I realized I need to goto Uniqlo.
While passing the Uniqlo by my apartment, Broadway and Broome, I remember seeing they had these pants advertised. They are called ‘Dry Function Pants’ which are made from a quick-dry material (100% Polyester) that keeps you feeling cool, and has a little bit of a stretch to it. This stretch fit is so comfortable, and makes me feel like there is no shot of ripping my pants when going to put my tee into the ground. The pants are also extremely lightweight/breathable, which ensured I did not sweat my balls off by the time the sun came out. Also, these look like regular dress pants – so I am definitely going to start wearing these around the office once summer comes.
The pants are $40, and are really awesome. I picked up three pairs, Grey (Wool Like), Black, and Navy. The pants come in their standard 34″ length, but with their free-tailoring (sometimes same day), you can’t go wrong with these pants.
Let’s face it, we are a few months away from Golf Season – but it feels a lot longer. Soon we will be on the course, abusing your buddy’s country club memberships, escaping the kids, and drunk driving a fucking golf cart. But until then, you can at least buy some new gear online.
At the end of last season, I bought a TaylorMade RocketBallz Stage 2 Hybrid. Only got to use it a few times, but the results were awesome.
I picked up the 4 Hybrid, figured it would be the best fit for me. I hit my Cobra Amp Driver around 285 consistently and was looking for something to replace my 4 iron – but give me an added few yards. In the GolfSmith on 54th and Lex – while on my lunch break (doesn’t really exist but happened to be slow) – I went into the simulation bay and whacked the shit out of this club. Originally was going to get the 3H, but it was giving me a little to much distance. My main objective was 200-210, and this club was working great on the simulator. Now, walking around Manhattan and taking the 6 Train feeling like a real douche – in my apartment the club sat for a week or two until I played. Didn’t have time to hit the range before we teed off – and on the third whole, I decided to give this club a shot. Was about 250 out and I knew I couldn’t hit the green from there with this club so – in my head I told myself to take a nice easy swing and make good contact for a 210 yard shot. What really happened was a lot different, swung to hard – flubbed the shot. Later on, same thing. Around the 6th time, I slowed my swing down, and was hitting this club great. On the second to last hole which was a Par 5, hit a good driver shot – leaving me 200 out. Pulled out the 4H took a nice swing, landed on the back of the green. I proceeded to four-putt for a bogey…
This is a great club, feel like it could work for anyone – if they follow the main rule of golf – and do not try to crush it. The club will do the work, but you have to let it.
The club itself is fairly cheap, can find for around $100 now, and is definitely a great value. Look to add some extra yardage to your traditional 4 iron shots – and hopefully I will see you on the course.