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post #19 of 21
Kudos to you ... Many of us pray we are still hitting that far at 72 ...

As far as the "ladies or forward" tees go ... Tell the young lads I am playing the tips ... When they look at you and respectfully laugh under their breath, laugh and say the "south" tips ... The red ones ... Sets a good tone for the day with laughter.
post #20 of 21

Use clubs and driver with a lower swingweight. Something around D0 or perhaps a little less.

 

Some drivers have interchangeable weights. Otherwise, cut a 1/4 inch off the butt end. This will reduce swingweight by three points and as an additional benefit give you more control to hit the sweetspot.

 

I'm 56.

post #21 of 21

I will be 40 in a few months but last year I have had the privilege of playing with two retired military officers in their late 80s a few times. One of them had onset fibromyalgia. Whatever you do, you MUST be gentle to your joints, they said. Simply put you must exert only as much muscular force that your skeletal system can support and sustain. I guess true for any age, but more so at later years for longevity. Sorry, but if you don't reign your 'power' you will pay for it. As lots of comments on this post have already mentioned distance loss is inevitable. I am saying you must actually reduce it DELIBERATELY for longevity. At 72, I think LOTS of golf left! 

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