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Recently bought a Sun Mountain C-130 cart bag and really like it.  Lots of room for golfer stuff.  15 full length dividers.  Feels quite sturdy. Not cheap, but I think it will be worth it. 
I am now 76 and have been using drivers from Pinemeadow Golf for some years.  Right now I am using the model shown here: http://www.pinemeadowgolf.com/golf-clubs/woods/zr1.mark2.driver. I get it in senior flex and with my preferred grip.  It is working well for me and was only about $100. 
I recently converted my driver, 3W, 5W, and 7W from regular flex to senior flex.  In all cases I am getting substantially longer distance and better accuracy.  Now that I am age 76 and my swing speed is (probably) on the low end, this has made a difference for me.  I don't what it would do for someone with a higher swing speed.  Just FYI....
When I stopped using multiple balls from the refurbished bags, I got more consistent; it took one variable out of the equation and I can concentrate on other factors without wondering about the ball. Right now I have been playing the Bridgestone E6 for some time and like them a lot. 
I have only recently become aware of the effect of shaft flex in my clubs, mainly due to posts in this and other forums.  I am a 76 yr old senior, but have played with 'regular' flex graphite shafts for years.  Recently I had purchased a 9.5* driver to compare to my 10.5* and, on a whim, ordered the 'A' (senior) flex.  My drives are now averaging 15-20 yards longer.  Truthfully I don't know if it is the loft or the flex, but I have a feeling it is the flex.  I am going...
I use a quick shorthand.  The 2nd line of the scorecard is GIR, and whether it missed L, R, Lg, or S.  The 3rd line is number of putts and whether missed L, R, S.  The 3rd line is fairway hit, with a check mark if in the fairway, or ML, MR if missed. Starting on the 4th line, I note the clubs I used with a + or - or blank in front of it.  And if it was a great shot, draw a triangle around the club, if a bad shot the triangle is upside down.  Or, if I pushed the drive, it...
What I usually do at the driving range is to get a sense of the effect of changing a factor in my swing.  Example: maybe I want to understand better the effect of tee height on my drives.  So I will hit a few drives with the tee quite high, then at a medium height, then quite low. This gives me a feel for the difference(s) of varying tee height. May also do that with how far or close I am standing to the ball; what happens if I set up markedly further away, or then if I...
It helped my consistency when I stopped using the grab bag of used balls and centered on one ball.  Occasionally I change ball brands, but only deliberately and use the same brand/type for a period of time.  As an engineer, I think of it as 'taking one variable out of the equation'.  Agree with those above who say choose something reasonably priced.  For a couple of years I used a $1 golf ball, now I use a $2 golf ball, as my index has gradually improved into the 14-16...
My brother and I were there for a practice round in 2004.  We walked the course backwards, from #18 to #1.  This way we encountered almost every golfer who was practicing that day.  It is a poignant memory because he passed away a couple of years later, but we talked about it up to the day he died.  I still wear the Masters logo pullover I bought that morning for cool weather golf days.  If there is golf in heaven, the course should be a copy of Augusta National.  
 I use impact stickers from longshotgolf.  The good thing about them is that I can peel them off the club face after practice and onto a piece of paper to take home and refer to later, with notes I add to explain what I was trying at the time.  Like this:     You can get the impact stickers at:  http://www.longshotgolf.com/productdetailsheet.aspx?CategoryID=5&ProductID=3380   I got my first stickers at golfsmith in an introductory package. 
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