IT was easily one of the best prizes we’ve ever given away at Golf Link and Ron and Margaret Roberts enjoyed every minute of their time in the US after winning the Play Your Way to L.A promotion in January.
After returning home from the once in a life time trip, the lucky golfers from Yeppoon kindly took the time to pen the following letter outlining just some of the highlights from what was a memorable journey.
Graham Black had never been a fan of hybrid clubs in the past but the Callaway X 2 Hot he won in Series one of the Golf Link Cup has changed all that.
Graham, a 17 marker at the Beerwah Golf Club in Queensland, says the X 2 Hot has given his golf game a shot he never had previously.
“The rough can be pretty tangly here at Beerwah and it's difficult getting a long iron or fairway wood to come out of it,” he says.
“I'd never tried a hybrid because I've never really liked the look of them before but since I've had the Callaway in my bag I've changed my mind.
“The shots you can hit out of the rough with it you just can't hit with any other club. It's like it's added an extra shot to my bag.”
When David Jewell first took up the game the steel shaft was yet to be common place, let alone the hybrid. But the 82-year-old still rates the Callaway X 2 Hot he won in Series One of the Golf Link Cup.
“I think it's the swing that's letting me down at the moment, not the club,” he says.
At 82 David still plays four times a week at his home club of Metropolitan in Victoria and always walks the course.
He's been a member there for 52 years but has been playing golf for much longer than that.
“When I started we used hickory shafted clubs,” he says. “We've come a long way since then, as this club I won proves.”
Ken Lockery has had some pretty good success in the Golf Link Cup. Not only did he win a Callaway X 2 Hot hybrid in Series One but also a dozen Callaway Speed Regime golf balls.
He's already switched to the Speed Regime but the hybrid is going to have to work a little harder to earn a spot in his bag.
“I'm very analytical when it comes to my equipment and something has to be really good for me to switch from something I'm already using,” he says.
“As soon as I tried the Speed Regime it was in because it's a fantastic ball. But the hybrid hasn't quite made it in yet.
“It's been impressive in range testing and I'm pretty certain it will be part of the line up soon but I have to be really sure before I switch so it will have to prove itself for just a little longer.”