Don't forget your clubs!

I take my clubs in the house after each round to give them a cleaning before the next round.  

I was in a bit of a hurry out the door this morning.  I had to drop off my wife and get to the course so I could finish the front nine before the free Junior program got started.  I think this program is wonderful, so I do what I can to stay out of the way.  

I hit my drive on #1(a par 4), not real long, but in the fairway.  My 2nd shot hit in front of a bunker, bounced over and landed on the green ... I'm thinking it's going to be a good round :)

Walking to the green, I looked down to grab my putter ... my putter, my PW and my SW weren't where they were supposed to be!  I told my partners I had to run back to the car to get them.   They were very understanding, but when I got to the car, they weren't there either.

For me, my short game is everything ... my putter and PW are my 2 most important clubs.  The Pro was nice enough to lend me a new putter, but it wasn't mine, and my 9 iron was not my PW (fortunately I stayed out of the bunker).

I guess I can understand the frustrations the pros have when they change equipment ... I can't understand drastic changes in equipment (one company to a different one) they make willingly.

I am SO looking forward to playing with my putter and PW tomorrow ... here's hoping I can get a similar start to the round :)

Don't beat yourself up Paul.  Most of us have done something similar, if we will admit it or not. 

I do understand your thoughts of playing with a different putter though.  The putter is such a personal felling club that it can throw off your whole game if you're not comfortable with it.  I know I just re-gripped my Scotty and the new grip was a huge change.  Because I chose to go with an over-sized putter grip, it change the head weight completely.  I had to add led tape to the head to bring it back to my comfort zone again. 

It's a great game, but it can be a head game as we all know.  Good luck and try to keep your clubs with you.

Paul - I can only imagine playing without my putter and SW.  It would be really tough.  It's bad enough when you forget something small like your rangefinder, hat, etc.  I have a buddy that has forgotten his golf shoes about 5 times.  He's purchased new shoes at the course on several occasions and has played in flip flops too.  

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Paul - I can only imagine playing without my putter and SW.  It would be really tough.  It's bad enough when you forget something small like your rangefinder, hat, etc.  I have a buddy that has forgotten his golf shoes about 5 times.  He's purchased new shoes at the course on several occasions and has played in flip flops too.  

I got almost halfway to Admiral Baker 3 weeks ago and realized I forgot my golf shoes (I normally leave them in the back of my van but was cleaning it in prep for visitors arriving).    Had to go home and get my shoes - too late, so I ended up going to Oaks North and getting off at the first tee time (6:37).

The same type of thing has happened to me too. Me and my buddies have a contest going that we call the "Pink Lady." Whoever has the worst score gets to inherit the pink lady, which is a pink golf ball.  Last summer I got to the course and realized that I didn't have my putter in my bag.  It was really weird having to borrow my buddies putters when I was trying to beat them. Luckily I was a stroke better than the last place "winner."

It's strange, for me it's more my irons and woods that are personal. I can play pretty much any putter or wedges though.