Hi Ladies: First an introduction to our new members and then a new story for all you to enjoy.
Dear new DBWGC members:
Let me introduce you to some of our long time members whose exact names you may not yet know.
There is Kay “Love”, whose real name is Kay “Love to buy new clubs” Smith who is renowned for her passion for……..yes buying new clubs, and also for being there on ladies play days, when least expected, with her sage advice.
Mary “Long Drive” Watkins is obviously known for her long drives.
Joanne “Sure Shot ” Smith is known as an ace on the par threes.
Jeanne “Zoom Zoom ” Zwemer is the fastest cart driver bar-none.
Also on play days watch out for Sandy “Par” Smith, Lin “Launches it” Lenson, and Judy “Birdie” Bartoli.
There are other ladies who I am sure you will meet before too long, and I will e mail you some of their past adventures later this year.
Today to all our ladies, old and new, I would like to tell you the very latest Kay “Love” Smith story.
It was a while ago on our Points, Putts, and Low Net play day when Hilary “With Just One L”, our new member Sherry “Sinks ’em” Boyd, and Jan “No Tunnels” McCleery were playing with Kay “Love”. At the turn she dashed into the Pro Shop and a few minutes later came onto the 10th tee tightly clutching three sleeves of golf balls. Jan “No Tunnels” quietly handed her 6 one dollar bills and teed off. Wow you should have seen her drive, 20 yards further than ever before. Kay Love did the same; their balls soared way down the fairway. Every fairway on the back nine their balls flew past ours by 10 yards at least. On the green we tried to see what brand they were using but Kay Love wasn’t letting us get close. Their putting was better, and Kay Love had two, yes 2, chip ins!
At lunch I cornered her in the ladies locker room and, under pain of my divulging to everyone just how many sets of clubs she owned, I forced her to tell me what she was hiding. Was the Pro shop selling illegal golf balls that went further, gave her better ball control? I had to know.
“It’s really not a secret” she told me, “but I believe that I must have everything right so I can play well, and on the front nine my balls just weren’t fitting right.” As you can imagine, I burst out into half laughter, half astonishment, “Your balls weren’t fitting right,” I exclaimed, “whatever ever do you mean Kay “Love”?”
Kay “Love” then told me the truth……
“Not all balls are created equal and just as we should have the correct clubs fitted for our game, we should have the right ball too. Personally I prefer the Titleist DT Solos and that’s what I bought in the Pro shop at the turn. The Top flights I’d been playing were just too hard. I told Jan “No Tunnels” how much I liked the feel of them around the greens and, as she was having trouble putting, I let her into my secret which only cost her six bucks. Not to get too technical, but balls have different covers, a different number of layers and most importantly different compressions. We should all find the ball that works for us the best, fits our game. Golf is a game of confidence, and if you have confidence in your balls it goes a long way to improving your score.”
I still had to chuckle when she said that, and could not resist saying “But Kay Love they didn’t save you going in the water hazard on hole 17!”
“Yes, yes I know,” she said, “but it did help me win $18 for my two “chips ins”, and that paid for the balls right there. With a deep sigh she said sadly, “So now you know my secret, just how am I going to keep ahead of the competition now?”
As she was leaving the locker room I noticed that familiar gleam appear in her eye. I think yet another new set of clubs is her new secret plan. I’ll have to check her bag next time I play with her and maybe buy some DT Solo golf balls, if they fit me right!
Here are a couple of links you might find useful, I checked it out and actually I now play Titleist Tour Pro golf balls, and they fit me real well!
Hope this helps you.