This summer I had my first opportunity to play hickory golf. It was quite an experience and I thought that I would share my experience with you, our Frankly Friends.
- There are no numbers on hickories…only names. Confusing to begin with, but after a while you realize what each club can do and they become your best friend. Like my Terrier Iron.
- There are no prizes for a muscled strike in hickory golf. It’s a game of smooth rhythm and timing. You have to wait at the top of the swing, and let the hickory shaft work its magic! Think of Bobby Jones.
- Ground is good. I found that my high lofted hickory putter was indeed my ally as I made my way around the Eden Course at St Andrews, using it from many yards off the green.
Links golf lends itself to hickory play. I also noticed that because of the generally lower trajectory of the shots, the ball tended to bound through the rough.
If you are a natural player, you will love the creativity and challenge of hickory golf. I can’t wait for my next game and if you have a chance to try it, give it a go!
May the Frog be With You,