So my son Michael is growing, fast. He’s 13 and almost as tall as me. But I always let him know I’m much better looking than he is….
Today was time to take his golf training wheels off and get him hitting a big boy driver, instead of the junior driver he was hitting. I knew the perfect club for him, the 460cc Fat Bastard square driver.
The Fat Bastard has a regular shaft and a 10.5 degree loft. The weighting is great and the thing is super easy to hit. I would have kept it in my bag if I could have gotten a 9.5 and a stiff shaft, but since I couldn’t it has been in the garage waiting for today.
On the range Michael quickly got used to this new club and started to really crush it. I mean 250 with a draw. That had me frightened really. Six months to a year from now my 13 year old could be knocking his drives past me.
I’ve hit the FB as well as several buddies. But my boy was the one who broke it. I’ve never even broken a club, except the one and only time I ever threw a club in disgust.
Michael is very bummed because he loved this club. I could see the twinkle in his eye when he made full contact and launched it. I’ll see if my pal “Hit ’em goode” has a replacement for him.
I’ve had the Fast Bastard Square Driver in the can for a while. I’ve needed to bust this one out and get it off my old list of products to cover.
Square technology has been around for a while and I haven’t been a fan. I like more traditional shaped clubs. The square technology improves the club’s MOI (moment of inertia) and helps prevent the club from twisting and turning on shots which aren’t centered on the face. In other words, off center hits go straighter and farther.
The head and face of the Fat Bastard Driver are made out of high grade Titanium.
Despite being square The Fat Bastard Square Driver is surprisingly pretty. It didn’t take me too long to get over the odd look of the square head when standing over the ball.