When Every Driver Looks Like ‘The One’. 

I’m all for you busting out a new driver, but be smart about it. Don’t grab one off the rack every time you walk by the shop. Or dump every demo after a few flares into the woods. Maybe you just need a lesson, or a lobotomy.

If you’re thinking of replacing your driver, promise me two things:

  • First, you’ll get fitted by a pro. There’s plenty of good clubfitters in Australia and I bet there’s one near you. Major golf stores now offer fitting services, too.
  • Secondly, promise you’ll give the new club a fair trial. It’s not a good idea to base your fondness for your driver solely on how you’re swinging at the time of purchase. Put in some time with your new toy – a month, at least. If you still think you need an adjustment, head back to your fitter.

You’re not stuck once you rip off all the stickers.

5 Signs that you’re spending too much time on the range

  1. You see a cart on the course and try to hit it.
  2. More than once, you’ve pulled out range tokens to buy coffee.
  3. All your clubs have a green film peeling off the bottom.
  4. You mark your ball with a red circle all the way around. (Two circles for tournaments.)
  5. The large bucket at KFC seems very doable to you.



Tom Stickney II teaches at Bighorn Golf Club in Palm Desert, California, and The Promontory Club in Park City, Utah.