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  1. Guys, I have a buddy that has a GC Quad and I have a Skytrak and we talked about wanting to demo a few shafts to see what type of numbers we would get. First off, I know it would be much simpler to go get fitted. I am going to visit him this coming weekend and we just both geek out on the numbers trying different shafts, settings. I planned on buying a few shafts and then sell them on ebay if none really work, but just reaching out to you guys to see if you may have a pull-out driver shafts that you might consider letting us borrow? Not your gamer, just if you are not hitting it. Of course, when we are done, I would ship it back and pay for original shipping. ShaftShack has a demo program, but some of the shafts there for demo aren't available and the 3 days isn't really great since I will be traveling to visit my friend this weekend through Thursday week, but doesn't have to make this trip. Anyway, I just thought I would reach out to the forum to see if anyone has anything they wouldn't mind letting us demo. Oh and if you search my user name here you will find a long, long history of my life. That is my ebay account name and also bought and sold 25 or so Guitars on the Acoustic Guitar Forum and plenty of reviews there to show that I am trustworthy. We both have Callaway's but also own a Taylormade M4 so if you have anything with the Taylormade adapter would love to give it a swing too... Boy wouldn't it be nice if all manufacturers would go to a common adapter. If there is an option for converting adapters you know about please let me know about that too please.. Thanks so much! Curt Collins Kings Mountain, NC
  2. Kevlar, Wow, its crazy that our journeys are so much alike! I mean totally! Even the part about holding back. I KNOW I am holding back a little now. When I swing a driver, especially on the simulator I don't swing it like I do outside. I think its subconsciously doing it because I am scared I will hurt my back again or smack the cage. Isn't it great to start back and be able to fix those flaws we had. OH I struggled with my hands trying to take over everything. I relied on good hand eye coordination in sports and then in golf you are supposed to turn your hands off. It was hard to do. The funny thing is that I never even realized that I was swinging with my arms until one time watching a golf channel teacher that said let the body turn take the club back. It was like an Ah ha moment! I wanted to play again right then. Even played a TopGolf work thing where I tried it out and I could tell a big difference. So I know if I keep it up and my back holds up, I will be a better player, BUT I need to gain some of this yardage back. Another thing I can do now is play it safe.. Or play smart golf. I fired at every pin. I don't care where it was. I tried to hole it out...lol I tried to play more conservative like the pros do and by #3 I always say, the hell with it...lol That is so cool to play this way. I don't know why I couldn't before. I really do...but anyway. I was even in a Captians Choice and a pin was tucked over a bunker on a short par 3 and I played it 15 feet right of the pin and hit it exactly where I aimed and had 15 footer and made it. That was all I needed to see. So also excited about that. I absolutely love this launch monitor and I know I will put in the time. Just pray the Good Lord lets my back hold up. THANK you for taking time to share this with me. It really makes me feel so much better! Curt
  3. Great advice MarvChamp! Thank you for sharing. Those are great ideas. I love the one about lighter clubs. I am going to check that out. I need to start doing strength training I know. I will be honest I don't know if I can enjoy golf if I don't play well. I hope I can...but I just don't know...I played college basketball on scholarship and that last game was over, I was lost. Golf became that "Competition Fix" I hope I can either get back playing good golf or learn to just take it as it is. Thanks again for your help! Curt Zippo, that is EXACTLY what I wanted to hear! THANK you. I hoped that some of it might come back. I just haven't given it long enough. I do still need to get stronger..I have always been flexible so I can still get a good shoulder and hip turn, but I know its timing and strength right now. Thanks, Curt Great! I still am playing with my 2009 clubs, I just bought the PXGs and will get new woods soon...so I guess I can expect that to help with this. Thank you very much for taking time to share your experience with me! Curt
  4. Hey guys, I never ever ever thought I would quit playing golf for 10 years and never thought I would come back after that long away! BUT I did, and I did! lol I went from avid golfer who lived on #2 tee of my home course. Played 4 or 5 rounds a week every week, and had for 20 years to none at all for 10 years and trying to make a come back now. WHY I QUIT My last round was final round of our club championship back in 2009. I finished 3rd, my best finish! I was excited about my game. I was playing the best golf of my life. I had gotten my handicap down to a 1.2. I had a weird feeling in my hip while playing that day, and that night I couldn't lift my left leg. I had two ruptured discs in my lower back. I struggled with that for a couple of years and had to have surgery. I would have awful sciatica for a couple of days if I played a round and it got to them point it wasn't worth it. So I just kind of drifted away from the game. Once I did, I never really thought much about it. Don't really know why, but I just started missing it again... so I installed a golf cage and net and optishot turned into a Skytrak to get my game back. THE GOOD The good thing about my layoff is that I could basically start my swing and my putting stroke over. I had a really long swing that I now realize was just jerking my arms back and not really turning. I went past parallel and tried so much to change it but couldn't shorten it while I was playing. So had the chance to build my swing from scratch and have a much more consistant swing. I know much more about the swing now. Also my putting stroke is so much better! I struggled with trying to keep my hands out of my stroke and tried everything from fat grips to claws to pencils to long to belly...you name it. Now I have totally quiet arms and hands and put with my core. That feels so good. I can't tell you how cool it is to putt with an Anser style putter! THE BAD The bad is loss of distance and swing speed. When I quit I was 42 and hit a 8 iron 155 and swing speeds with driver around 110 or so. Now I am two clubs difference with irons mid 90s with driver. I don't know why that bothers me so much but it does. I really hope I can make up some of that with just building back the swing muscles. Its only been a month maybe so I need to give it some time. QUESTIONS FOR YOU GUYS Are they any other guys out here that quit playing for years and made a comeback that had a similar experience? Is it natural to lose distance in your 50s? Please share your experiences. Thanks Curt
  5. Thanks guys for your help! I was hitting a Titleist 907 D1 with the blue Aldila Proto VS stiff Shaft. That was old technology then...so I know it is OLD now.. The reason for the D1 and not the D2 was a friend had one and I hit it pretty good BUT, I have been one of those lower handi-caps that like the "game improvement" irons and drivers. I never got into the "player" clubs. I don't know why...Maybe cause I didn't like to work the ball. I would rather hit a straight ball. I also like to give up a little in playability for forgiveness. Just never got into the blades etc. Thanks everyone for your help. My wife will probably kill me when she see's me buying golf stuff and not played in a while. I got into songwriting a little more and that has been my passion. Golf will never be what it once was. I played on the county teams etc. Played everyweekend and maybe one more time during the week. I WISH I had that hunger back and don't know why I lost it. I guess you only have time for one passion and songwriting is my passion right now.. Thanks Curt!
  6. Hello all, I was a VERY avid golfer for YEARS but hurt my back about 3 years ago and just couldn't play so I basically lost interest after being away for so long, BUT I want to try to get back. I was one of those that always had the latest everything...I was down to a 1.2 and as high as a 5 over the past 10 years, but I havent played but once in the past year (at a member guest) and really not much at all over the past 2. I am going with some buddies to play in Vegas before the Superintendents Show a few rounds. What driver is "hot" right now? I guess I don't want to spend the money for 2012 stuff, but maybe something from 2011 that you can get a good prices. I have seen a lot of the Taylor Made white drivers...I guess they are the Superfast 2.0s?? Is that one a good one??? What would you suggest for a guy that wants something to get him back in the mood with some great drives?? I know, I know the driver won't do it but it always gets me in the mood when I have a new piece of equipment. During that time, I got back to my music and that is going great, but there should be room for both... Thanks a bunch!!! Curt
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