I like to think of myself as handy. As in, "hey, ask Hardy if he'll help install this ceiling fan. He's handy."
But if you need some serious work done, like putting in a bathroom or swapping a transmission, I'm not your guy. I don't have the tools or the know how.
That's why I love this week's edition of the Sports Hub Golf Club. Not only are we going to talk about new tools, we're going to figure out how to use them.
First we're joined by Steve Conley from Callaway Golf. Steve always has a bunch of new toys to show off, and his first appearance of the season is no exception. We talk about the new Rogue line, which incorporates the "jailbreak" technology that made it's debut in last year's Epic driver.
According to Steve, the jailbreak magic hiding behind the club face has not only been improved, it's been incorporated into the Rogue fairway woods and hybrids. And of course, there are Rogue irons to discuss and the ball that changed the ball, the Callaway Chrome Soft. You can even win a dozen toward the end of the show.
Normally, that would be the only fun part. Getting the new toy is awesome, but learning how to use it can be a drag. But this is no longer the case.
KOHR Golf in Natick is changing the way New England golfers think about practice. And instruction. And club fitting, fitness, youth programs, you name it. KOHR has taken the traditional driving range and turned it into a full blown golf experience for both beginners and "players."
Want to hit some balls? Sure, but you'll be doing it from one of three "zones" and be provided a map with yardages to 14 different target greens with varied terrain and protective bunkers. Want to work on your short game? You can roll some putts, play in the sand, chip and pitch to your heart's content. Need to get fit for clubs? Schedule some time with Cool Clubs in their state of the art studio. Dan Boisvert, the director of instruction at KOHR, tells us all about it and shares some of his teaching philosophies.
New toys and instructions. This week on the Sports Hub Golf Club.
(batteries not included)
-- By Rob "Hardy" Poole, 98.5 The Sports Hub
You can hear Hardy's thoughts weekdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. ET on the Zolak & Bertrand program. As well as the Sports Hub Golf Club every Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. ET during the season. Follow him on Twitter @Hardy985.