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Don't know what made me think about this but it may end up ruining games all over this board. On the backswing do you inhale, exhale, or hold your breath? How about when putting?
I'll play either the Penta or ProV1X. Both play similarly for me although I do think the titleist feels a touch better off the driver. Honestly though, it depends on the day...since I tend to have both in my bag I'll play whichever one feels luckiest. Generally, two or three bad holes and I'll change over to satisfy my superstitious side. All else equal, I'll default to the penta. Fewer people play tm balls and it reduces the chance that some schmuck will mistake mine for...
If there's anything that 16 years of Catholic schooling has instilled in me, it's that left handers are the tool of the devil.
Nice.  I also assume my clubs have been the root cause and just invested in a 15 degree 910F and a 19 degree 910H.  Those should get me back on the right track!    
Your swing needs to be good enough to consistently hit the ball (or more importantly, to consistently result in the same errors) before custom fitted clubs will make a difference - they're not going to create miracles.    That said, it's true that custom clubs won't necessarily encourage someone to get rid of their 'bad' habits but it doesn't really matter if they can still make the ball go where they want it to go.  I'd take the ugliest flying elbow, chicken...
It's always good to set high goals and to work your butt off to acheive them, but prepare for the reality that getting to the tour requires immense talent, mental fortitude and more than a bit of luck.  Keep at it and you might get there but understand that somethings are just impossible to control.   Take it one step at a time...find a pro you trust, devote all of your time to good practice, get yourself to right around scratch over the next year or so, and get...
I think it's been mentioned already, but don't forget that modern clubs (especially GI) are made to be more forgiving and to give the ball a higher ball flight, all else equal.  Stronger lofts are just an offset to more optimal weighting and overall club & ball technology.  But still, the standard rule hasn't changed - the lower the loft and the longer the club, the more difficult it will be to hit the club.   It's pointless to try and compare your iron legnth to...
More of a rant than a question.   Finally getting to play again after a long winter.  I didn't touch a club from October through March and have just been able to spend some quality time on the course in the past six weeks or so.  I've played probably 8 or 9 rounds this season.   I got my handicap down to a 7.8 last year but have been struggling to break 90 thus far. My best round so far was +15 but even that was pretty schizophrenic with a 47 front (+11) and 40...
2/10.  Haven't played since late October.   It's a bit surprsing, I thought I'd be jonesing a bit more but I've really been enjoying the break.  I'm sure I would love a trip somewhere warm to play a couple of rounds but it's been so cold at home lately that thoughts of golf are nowhere to be found.    It also helps that I hate practicing just for practicing's sake so I don't really think about golf unless there's the possibility of playing.  Kind of like smoking...
I played for a while in normal sneakers while waiting for some blisters to heal and didn't notice a ton of difference provided the ground was dry.  No comparison in the wet though, if for nothing else than the fact that golf shoes are usually treated to be waterproof.   Heck, most of us probably let our softspikes wear down so much before replacing that we might as well be wearing sneakers. Similar to how most people treat the tires on their cars...
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