After I said, “I do,” I then had to say that thing... you know, the “something old, something new; something borrowed, something blue.”
Well, what my wife didn’t know is the “something old” was another gal I brought into our marriage. And she was old. She was very old indeed.
She was a beauty too. One I promised I’d never set aside as long as she stayed true. Her name? Bertha. And she is a beaut.
I have had this 3W Big Bertha since the mid 90s and she’s still wonderful. Now, she doesn’t crush it down the fairway - maybe 220 on a good shot. But man does she fly straight. I would like to add another 3W eventually, but just to fill the gap and get closer to that 240 I’m missing.
Now, the “something new” became a set of Cobra irons for my wedding gift. I loved them. (They’ve since been passed to my oldest and he’s going to do well with them). However, they were replaced (gasp), with a beautiful thing to behold: Titleist AP1 718s! Used, of course, because some folks like to pay $1,000 for a set of clubs to just turn around 6 months later to sell to me for half that!
I have dropped a few strokes from every round. Maybe it’s because I switched from irons from 2004; maybe it’s because these AP1s are perfect for a mid to high handicapper like me (15). Whatever the case, I love them.
Mixed in is a similar old and new wedge and sand wedge as well as a 15 year old TaylorMade R7 driver and brand new Ping Anzer putter.
No idea why I do this old/new combo.
I wonder, does anyone else fill their bag with something old, something new?