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  1. Are the non polarized prism glasses better for golf than polarized?
  2. thanks very much Looks like Oakley is the consensus choice
  3. I can't play with my regular distance glasses, as when I look down the lenses aren't big enough, so when Im looking down , the frame is too narrow. Any ideas on a good brand to use on the course,,sunglasses or regular? May a goggle type ? Thanks
  4. I'm turning 70 and my swing speed is low 80's. Recently bought a low torque shaft ( ust mamiya gold 65) hybrid and got some great results distance wise. Was thinking of reshafting my driver. I usually hit driver a total of 190 yards, with a tendency to go left. Any benefit to a lower torque shaft? thanks
  5. Bought the HB soft putter and although I only got to use it once due to winter, loved it. Biggest difference was, because of the milled face , any off center hits still had a chance. Cant wait for spring.
  6. Posted this in another topic. I was hitting shots as well as possible, when out of the blue, I started hitting ,irons especially, low and right. Finally figured it out. When I started my backswing, I was turning my hands and wrists over, causing an open clubface at contact, and the low, right shots. I simply start my backswing thinking turn shoulders , and keep the hands/wrists steady on the way back. Bingo.. Worth a try. Good luck
  7. Horrible problem would develop with my irons ,coming from nowhere. After fitting high, soaring iron shots, all of a sudden Im hitting low dying quails, way right, almost , you know ,sh...ks After going over every aspect of my swing, I found that the reason I would suddenly go bad was I was rolling my hands on my takeaway. At the range yesterday , concentrated on turning my shoulders and not rolling hands over , and most iron shots were great. What a game.
  8. Played essentially 2 public courses for 20 years, 9 holes a week ,with one buddy. His golf interest waned, so I joined a private club. Only golf, you can walk, and it's really 2 completely different setups, front and back. I joined a league, met many good guys, and now play about 36 holes a week. Nice practice ranges have enabled me to improve a lot. No waiting or backups, with pristine condition. Only a very few aholes, easily avoided . I guess it depends on how serious you are about the game. Personally, I should have done it years ago.
  9. Ill try a new setup , but I think Ill still try a new pair as well
  10. Thanks all for the responses . My current glasses are on the small frame size . I will definitely check out sports glasses with larger frames , probably sunglasses . Oakley seems to fit the bill , though kind of expensive .
  11. I find as I am getting older , I need to wear glasses while playing . Can't find a pair of glasses/goggles that have frames that extend down enough, so when I look at the ball,I.m not looking below the frame . Any suggestions on where to shop? Thanks
  12. I can understand how some like the competition , but for me , golf is simply me against the course . All the local leagues are handicap leagues . Never could understand , how if Im playing a guy who gives me 6 strokes , and I shoot a 50 for nine and he shoots a 45 , I "win' with the strokes . its ridiculous . I won nothing . Just want to play with guys who might have similar handicaps and be the best I can be . Don't care what you shoot .
  13. I have a tendency of leaving all putts off to the right . Played a round alone the other day , and for the heck of it , I tried setting up with the ball off the heel of the putter . Amazing . I single putted the last 4 holes . It was helping later on the practice green as well . Any ideas on why this happens? Thanks
  14. Im a 22 handicap . Would like to join or start a "for fun"league in RI . Just want to play 9 holes a week and don't care about matches with handicaps etc . Any ideas on how to go about joining or starting such a local league ? None of my friends play and all the local public courses seem to just have the competitive type leagues. thanks
  15. iceman777

    Marker Size

    Is there any rule regarding what can be used for a marker, or the size of a marker ? I recently played with someone whose marker was the size of a bag tag. I don't like to even use a quarter , thinking its too big and would interfere with the ball's direction, if the ball passed over it . I try to use a dime if I dont have a "traditional" pro shop type marker . Of course , as a senior , its no fun when I cant find that dime on the green . LOL
  16. thanks for the reply . I am just amazed at how such an unconventional approach makes me such a better ball striker . It seems contrary to everything Ive been taught . At first I thought the swing would send my ball into the next county . I guess all that matters is how you eventually get the club to the ball .
  17. My game went into the dumpster a few weeks ago , so I went to the range to start from scratch . For some reason I experimented with starting my swing by simply cocking my wrists straightupward , without turning , with the clubhead crossing over the target line , at like a 45 degree angle..Almost simultaneously , I begin to turn the shoulders and go .I have been striking the ball better than.ever, and even started taking divots .I always had a very late wrist cock and was prone to casting . Could it be this unorthodox approach is just creating more lag ? thanks .
  18. I have a painful left hip.I know the conventional wisdom calls for much weight on the left foot when chipping , but if I do this during a round, I'm in a lot of pain for the next 2 days . Does anyone have any alternative,and if I simply try to keep the weight evenly distributed , should I make any other changes? I try to keep the hands slightly ahead of the ball, and play the ball back in stance . thanks
  19. Ive never been a good golfer . About 7 years or so . I was shooting about 43-48 for nine . I could be fine with that . Over the last few years ., Ive been getting progressively worse . It got so bad on father's day weekend , when I played with my son , I put the clubs in the trunk and swore it was over . Instead I told my weekly playing partner I needed to stay off the course if this was going to work . I went to the range about twice a week and started from scratch : my grip , how far I was standing from the ball , my spine angle at setup , etc . I found I was falling forward on my toes in the downswing , hitting everything low and right .I looked at a Steve Stricker slow motion swing video and concentrated on a minimal body movement swing . Im hitting it much better and now just slow down , set up correctly , and go . Stay with it . Sometimes we just need a break .
  20. Harveys ,give the eyes closed routine a shot , or just try keeping them closed at least until you have started the downswing . It eliminates concentrating on hitting the BALL
  21. Was at the range yesterday . Have yips with driver , from the top of backswing . . After being on the forum , decided not to focus on the ball . Took one practice swing . Smooth of course . Then set up to the ball , looked at a spot about one foot in front of the ball ( as a trigger ) . . Then , with eyes open , started backswing . After taking arms back about quarter way through , closed my eyes and kept them closed through the rest of backswing AND down through the ball . Hit , the longest , straightest drives in 5 years . Of course , since I didn't want anyone to see me hitting with eyes closed , I wore sunglasses . lol. Hope I have the guts to try this on the course .
  22. I tried this method yesterday at the practice range . Surprised at how well it worked . I have a tendency to skull it , and this prevented most bad shots . Playing today .Will try on the course . The only thing I noticed was it seemed to really bother my bad back and left hip .
  23. Thanks Steve . Glad you're doing well . Right now I can live with the pain .It hurts the most after I play golf , but is tolerable .. I just feel that until I really find the pain and disruption of lifestyle too much to take , I'll wait on surgery . The time out of work , horror stories about contracting hospital infections , and the hope that the techniques will continue to improve as each year passes , have caused me to hold off . Thnaks again
  24. Unfortunately , I 've developed an arthritic left hip . Trying to avoid surgery for as long as possible . Golf seems to be the worst physical activity . Does anyone have any tips to play with minimal pain? Im a righty and have tried flaring the feet , three quarter swing . The worst pain develops when I concentrate on shifting weight to my left side on downswing . Thanks
  25. Driver : 43 in , 45 gram shaft , 14 degree loft , FYI , did I mention its a Taylor Made M2 WOMAN"S driver ? Please dont tell my friends , but Im 67 years old , 220 in the fairway . Im happy .
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