There were A LOT of different golf clubs to test. I expected a wide variety, but geez! The selection was overwhelming. While I’m really into this game, I don’t know a good club from a bad one. My touch isn't sophisticated enough to feel the difference between various clubs and grips when hitting balls. I select clubs based on looks. Yes, that doesn’t make a lot of sense, but whatever. My first set of clubs were Nike, so I’m partial to the brand. I tried the VRS Covert drivers, irons and hybrids. I told the rep I have a horrible slice and favor my 3 hyrbid alot. He gave me a driver to test and adjusted the club head to account for it. I hit three decent shots and sortof fell in love with the Covert.
There were a couple of products that caught my attention. Have you ever had the panicked realization that you left your club a hole or two back? Running or speeding back in your golf cart is a pain. Or what about putting your club on the dewy grass while putting? You can lay it on your towel, but I don't like doing that. Enter the PutterBuddy. It's a metal stake with a curved end that you can stick into the fairway to hold a couple of your clubs and a towel. As an added bonus, 10% of the sales of all pink PutterBuddy products goes towards breast cancer charities.
Freebies: The early birds got the tickets! The first few hundred attendees scored tickets to upcoming PGA and LPGA golf tournaments.
SCGA: I didn’t really appreciate everything my SCGA membership had to offer until I spoke with these guys in person. I have a better understanding of course ratings, slopes and handicaps.
GolfTec: I had a quick swing evaluation in their exhibit area. These guys were all knowledable and very friendly. I took away some good tips regarding my set-up that I have already tried on the golf course.
Mursuli Cigars: I’m not a cigar smoker, but it was cool watching these guys work.
Overall, I enjoyed the golf show and look forward to attending next year. Hopefully, the offerings for women golfers will be more robust.