Yesterday, in Northern Virginia, we got our first glimpse of spring. The snow had all melted out in my backyard an it was about 60 degrees so I felt like going outside to swing the club a little bit. Only after a few minutes I realized that this was the perfect opportunity to use the birdie balls I got for Christmas.
The birdie ball (shown below) is a breakthrough for practicing golf. The main issue with practicing is the fact that you need to go to a range to hit balls. There is some value in practicing without hitting balls but come on wheres the fun in that? The birdie ball is perfect as long as you have about 40-50 yards of space. This is a considerably shorter distance than what is required for a range which is typically 400 yards long and equally wide.
The birdie ball does not look like a golf ball, but somehow feels exactly like a golf ball when you hit it. The great thing about it is that it travels exactly like a golf ball for 20 yards before it looses speed and falls down to the ground after about 40 yards. It even shows ball flight (draw or fade) and will go a shorter distance on mishits.
I had a good time enjoying the weather and hitting the birdie ball around. Hopefully more of this warm weather will continue and I'll be ready for when the cold days are few and far between.