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Thanks. I've carried 12 clubs for about 20 years or so. When I play in a scramble and know we're going to be in carts, I'll add a gap wedge and lob wedge, but find it doesn't make that much of a difference. I think lob wedges are effective only if you practice with them a lot. I've found that in most cases I can take my SW, open up the face and accomplish the same short shots.
Does anyone know of any companies that re-finish metal woods and hybrids? I have two hybrids that are probably 15 years old and look like crap. I'm thinking about having them re-finished, perhaps in a custom color.    My only reservation is that I'm pretty sure they need to remove the shaft, and when they put the shaft back in there might be issues.  I had a set of irons re-finished many years ago, and within a few weeks of getting them back, two shafts snapped at the...
I'm coming off a minor shoulder injury, and while my swing is not affected, I'm unable to carry my bag, at least temporarily. Last weekend I played nine holes carrying the bag on my opposite shoulder, but by the end of the nine that shoulder hurt as well. I'm philosophically opposed to riding a cart, and I'm not yet ready for a pull cart. I don't care for the imagery, and it might not help with the shoulder issue.    I bought a small carry bag (holds 7-8 clubs and has...
Based on the people I've played with, I think that 225-250 is about right for single-digit handicappers. But when you get into double digit handicaps, especially over the age of 60, I think the 150-200 figure is more realistic.   Just my .02 worth. 
Comparing golf equipment marketing to the marketing of electronic gadgets is valid. It's all about planned obsolescence -- persuading the golfer to ditch last year's $400 driver for this year's $400 driver and the gadget user to replace last year's $500 gadget with this year's $500 gadget. Like the morons who spend the night outside of the gadget store to be first in line.    I've got a TaylorMade driver from 2012 and one from 2002 -- and I hit them exactly the same...
I think the media in general, and especially the Golf Channel, go way to far in covering the pros and their private/family lives. I remember a story about a year ago about the Thompson family (Lexi, Nicholas, Curtis) in which it turned out that one of the siblings was actually a half-sibling rather than a full sibling. I forgot what the backstory was, but the Golf Channel "broke" that story and went on and on and on about it like it was the level of the Watergate...
In my golf bag, usually turned on. I'm not one of those annoying people who are always on their phones -- I have it on only because of the potential for a family emergency. I'm not in a line of work in which the phone is a necessity. It seldom rings while I'm on the course, but when it does I check the number and if I don't recognize it I let it go to voicemail.   Just my .02 worth. 
The course I usually play has few opportunities to lose balls, so I typically start with four -- two odd and two even. I play an odd-numbered ball on holes 1, 3, 5, etc. and even-numbered ball on 2, 4, 6, etc. But when I play an unfamiliar course I start with 6.   I usually play balls for two rounds or so (Bridgestone B330-RXS, fairly durable) and then donate them to junior golf. 
I started playing at 14. It took me about three months (20 rounds) to break 100, another year to break 90, and in my third year I broke 80 (enough to be a decent high school golfer). I've been a high 70s-low 80s golfer ever since (40 years). I've rarely shot lower than 77 on a consistent basis except for one summer, about 10 years ago, when I was between jobs and either played or practiced almost every day. I got down to a 2.6 index and shot consistently between 72 and...
OMG, I forgot to include my favorite golf shopping story from about 10 years ago. I bought an old carry bag at a one-day charity rummage sale. I knew it would hold only about 6 clubs, but I bought it for trips to the driving range when I didn't want to carry my whole bag. I paid $5 for it, and when I got home and checked the pockets, I found 6 brand new Titleists and a plastic bag holding 8 dollars worth of quarters. 
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