There is something very important to check for in your golf clubs, especially if they are new from the last couple of seasons. First clean your grips with some warm soapy water and if you find that you can still see your reflection in them after you have dried them off, it is time to have them replaced. There is no better feeling than ‘fresh grips’. Now take the time to check the shafts for damage… dents, cracks, or heads coming loose. Next, one club at a time take a few swings and then set them grip side up, club heads down on the ground in order shortest to longest resting them against the wall. Now starting with the wedges swing each club five times and check for one very important thing… do you still remember what it feels like to swing your golf clubs? Sorry for being a sneaky instructor but I just got you to take almost a hundred swings and especially for those of you who put your clubs into ‘storage’ during the off-season, keeping in touch with your golf swing during the winter is crucial! Too many of us spend too much time in the spring trying to find what we lost during the winter instead of moving forward with improvement. Now I might have to get you to check your equipment again at least once a week until the snow melts and I see you on the range.