I remember when I was 12 I had played in a tournament and one of the officials told me that, “the most important shot in golf is the next one” and my younger self was amazed at the time.
I’m sure many of you have heard this expression before, and for good reason. I always keep this saying in the back of my mind during each round I play, to remind myself to always focus on the next shot no matter how good or bad the previous one was.
But what about the most important club? I know many have a favourite club in the bag, but I rarely hear people talk about what they think the most important clubs is.
The most popular answer would be the putter, and if you told me that I would understand.
As for me, I believe that the driver is just as important if not more important. I say this because I also believe that your tee shot is crucial for each hole, in a way it can make or break the hole and even round in general. Sure, the putter is very important, but what if you have a bad tee shot and by the time you get to the green your already putting for double bogey? There is no denying that you may not be in the best state of mind, and you may have lost focus before you even get to the green.
I don’t want to say that I am right or wrong on this but personally I believe that the driver is the most important club. When you can hit it long and find the fairway accurately, it gives you a huge advantage over others. The driver can also position yourself well mentally before you get to the green.
I still encourage you all to practice with each club, and to improve and get comfortable with each one.
You might be a great putter, but if you struggle with the driver then what? You might be the best with the driver but can’t putt to save your life, they feed off each other in a way.
Just a few thoughts I had this morning, have a great day of golf!
In your opinion, what is the most important club in your bag? Let’s discuss in the comment section below!