One of the things about golf that seem to be an issue to some players is that there are way too many clubs in the bag, causing the bag to reach a weight of up to 45 pounds. This is a reason why you see a lot of golfers ride carts instead of walking the layouts.
Well, the crew at Walking Sticks has a solution for this and it’s a good one. No, these aren’t literally “walking sticks”, that’s just the name of the company.
They put together a set of three irons that play like all nine different irons. “Whaaa??” you ask?
Well, these irons have special levers on the back of their heads. When you lift the lever, you can twist the head to the loft of your choice based on the shot.
Each club is three clubs. So for example, the longest club in the bag is a combination of a 3, 4 and 5 iron.
the second club is the combination of a 6,7 and 8 iron and finally the third club is a combination of a 9 iron, pitching wedge and sand wedge. All you need to do is choose the club you want, pull the lever, twist the head to the desire loft, close the lever and swing away.
Experiencing these clubs, I was a tad bit skeptical at first but after taking some swings with all of the different lofts, I’ll say that I absolutely love these clubs. They feel and hit like conventional clubs and it’s amazing.
The grips are nice and thick and easy to grab. You can swing as fast as you want and it won’t damage anything. It’s quite impressive when you think about it.
They way the ball comes off the club faces feels amazing, you wouldn’t even think it’s a specialty club. You’d think it’s your tradition clubs.
Around the greens, the 9 iron/P wedge/S wedge really works tremendously. I don’t even need to go back to the bag and choose a club, all I need to do is lift the lever and change it to the club I prefer.
So, if I want the most possible loft in my pitch or flop shot, I’ll twist the club head to the sand wedge position and fire away. If I want a little extra roll and my chips, I’ll twist the club head to the 9 iron position to take a little extra loft off.
It’s really that simple. And just holding the clubs in your hands and taking simple practice swings just feels beautiful.
One of the great things about these clubs is that they take no time to change the lofts. Golf traditionalists usually think these clubs would take a century to change the loft but that’s so far from the truth that statements like that could have their own planets in the Milky Way.
Probably the greatest thing about these clubs is that they help you walk the course more and take advantage of the health benefits. Carts are fun to ride in and all but at the same time, you’re zooming past all of the sites of the course and won’t get a chance to suck it all in.
The clubs come with a gorgeous 7″ diameter golf bag, that’s very lightweight and easy to carry. With these clubs and maybe two or three other clubs (Driver, putter, and 3 wood most likely), you’re going to go from a whopping set of 14 clubs to just five or six clubs.
This reduces the weight of you bag from 27 or even 40+ pounds to just 10 pounds. Let me tell you, I couldn’t believe how light the bag was with that many less clubs.
It makes you realize that what you’ve been carrying is very heavy compared to a set of Walking Sticks irons and a few of your traditional clubs. The bag is so much easier to carry now compared to my old set, it’s ridiculous.
Heck, I didn’t even need to throw the bag around my back, I just carried the bag by the little handle!
The bag has all of your regular, neat little pockets to put all of your balls, tees, etc in during your round. Makes for a great traveling set as well due to its thin size.
The more you walk the course, the better. You can burn 2000 calories by walking an 18 hole course.
You’re not going to see a lot of people doing it if they’re carrying a bag that’s twice as heavy as the set of Walking Sticks clubs. Although they may want to walk the course, they just can’t do it.
With these clubs and the light bag, you’ll be able to walk the course with ease and feel better doing it. You’ll also actually be able to focus on your shots rather than your back, legs, feet, etc.
The only catch is, if you’re a player who plays on a local amateur tour, I’d get a hold of your tour director and see if it’s OK to play with the Walking Sticks clubs. If not, then these make for excellent clubs when you’re just playing a regular round of golf.
They also make fantastic practice clubs when you need them. Maybe you’re on the road and want to keep your game sharp without having to hull in your set of 14 clubs. That’s a good way to take advantage of the benefits of the Walking Sticks.
So, you get a nice set of golf clubs that swing great, you get a lightweight bag that can hold all of your accessories and you get the great benefit and enjoyment of walking a beautifully designed golf course.
You can also do the same things you usually would with traditional clubs such as shorten your shafts or get your grips changed. You also get the same sensation of pulling the club out of your bag like a regular club (Some golfers just love the feeling of pulling a club out of a bag) which is always a nice little touch.
Overall, the clubs are great, they feel great, hit great and makes walking with them so much easier. They are terrific.
And this is for you. Phil, the brilliant mind behind these clubs was kind enough to give me a code for you, the reader to get your set of Walking Sticks golf clubs at a low price.
When you go to WalkingSticksGolf.com, enter the code gpgolf you’ll get $200 off the regular price. Now isn’t that cool or what?
You also get this code when you subscribe to The GP Golf Report as well. And you know, what, you really deserve it.
For you to be reading my blog for almost two years now is unbelievable. Without you, I’m really just some dude who likes golf.
I’m still just a dude who likes golf but now I write about it and brings pure joy to my heart that you take the time out of your busy day to read my work.
So go ahead and enjoy your clubs and again, thank you oh so very much! Happy golfing!
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