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  1. I'd like to get some input from younger and senior golfers. I have been very fortunate in the past couple of years. I have been able to go back to my irons rather than high lofted woods. No real problem from a physical point of view. However, recently I found a putter that I really like (older one 2007). It's a 1/2 Wacky-E by ping. Found it on Ebay and bought it. It came with a 30" shaft. I love the putter but had to extend the length about 1 1/2". I decided to commit some real time on the putting green about an hour. Since my length at 74 yrs old is not what it use to be my short game is more critical. I was on the green for about 30 minutes and my lower back began to ache. Has any of your younger guys experienced pain or discomfort practicing putting for a loner period? I'm of the opinion that I need to strengthen my lower back muscles. No problem putting during a normal round but a concentrated hour or longer appears to be a real challenge. I just have always believed in practice, practice, practice. Comments appreciated.
  2. I appreciate all of the input. I am 74 years old with history of back surgery. However at the present time my back does not present a serious issue. I have fairly good flexibility and work out at the YMCA fitness center regurally. My Driver is a Taylormade RZR Fit (2012) with 12 degree loft. My 3 wood is also Taylormade jetspeed. I Have Adams 3,4,and 5 hybrids. My irons are taylormade 6-9 (used to hit all woods after back surgery but can now hit irons) My biggest problem is driving. I rarely can get more than 160 yards with my driver. I get plenty of loft. Just not enough distance. I have been trying to use "Swing Machine Golf" by Paul Wilson. He teaches to use the proper body turn with almost dead arms. Just let the arms move as the lower body turns. Patterned after "Iron Byron" So far not much help as to distance. I took about 10 lessons from an apprentice PGA TEACHING PRO but I must be a lousy student. I have considered visiting one of those Golf Tech locations where they hook you up and examine all aspects of your swing. My drives are straight (rarely in the rough) and I hit my 3 wood about 155yrds. Thanks for all the suggestions. At my club there are guys in their 80s hitting their drives 150-170. Must be their fundamentals.
  3. I would like some advice from some senior golfers age 70+ regarding distance and to what degree equipment change could help
  4. Is there a average golfer's (whatever that is) perspective on guys with Peripheral Neuropathy walking the golf course rather than riding in carts. Obviously it up to the individual not to do something that would aggravate an existing medical issue but there are degrees of the condition. I am told that I have it but I still try to walk at least 9 holes. At 72 it's good to experience the best way to play golf. I may have sore feet at the end but that is far from blisters and wounds on the feet.
  5. As I have posted before, I am 72 years old getting back to the game after a long layoff due to back surgery and significant club modification. I am taking lessons and will continue after I get over a current bout with vertigo. Getting old is not for the faint of heart. I was wondering if since we are approaching winter and I don't play in 50 degree weather, if the zepp swing analyzer would be a good investment to monitor my swing when not on the course. I don't expect to get back to consistent 80s but I do want to play in the 90s with an occasional ease into the 80s. I realize the candle can only burn for so long but I love the game and wouldn't mind going out on a fairway somewhere. Ha Ha .Comments appreciated
  6. When Hogan stated on page 39 that we should start at address with both knees pointed in; does that mean close together or what? You certainly can't point both knees toward each other. Can someone explain?
  7. All good input and I appreciate it. One of my biggest questions is, can an instructor teach and evaluate your swing by only watching you hit 10 to 12 ft. into a net inside? Don't get me wrong I have immense respect for my instructor and he is a great golfer (I have watch him play), but looking at the various instructors on golf channel and books Hogan and Jack, they all seem to have a little different approach. So the questions remains, is it reasonable that an instructor with enormous skill anticipate distance and other outcomes by watching balls hit in a net? Thanks.
  8. I am getting back into the game following a medical layoff. I have taken 5 lessons from the club pro; all inside hitting golf balls into a net. No way to get feedback on how the shot went (hook, slice, shank, pull, push). So one day I'm on the range and he comes over and simply says "turn your shoulder" and like magic I starting hitting shots like I am unconscious, the best I have ever hit. So good it almost scares me. Then the next day I have a tournament and I'm slapping, hitting fat, sky balls and slices. I'm 72 years old could that be the problem??? I don't have unrealistic expectations in that I expect to hit it 250yrds and straight. I would just like to replicate the previous day when He comes up to me and says "turn your shoulders". Believe me I am trying to turn my shoulders. I can't afford to have a coach on retainer like the pros. Any ideas how I can replicate the success on the range two days in a row.
  9. Sorry change that to I currently have an Adams 3 wood and looking at TaylorMade Senior flex
  10. I currently own a TaylorMade recently purchase new Adams Speedline F11, steel, draw. I could change the shaft on the Adams to senior or purchase a 2014 Jetspeed Fairway Wood for about 80.00. Kind of a toss up from a dollar point of view. We do not have a golf store where we live (closest one is about 100 miles) Any thoughts off the top of your heads.
  11. I am changing from a reg shaft to senior shaft on my Driver and 3 fairway wood. I am 72 years old with back issues. My swing speed is a dismal 65-70 mph. In purchasing a new 3 wood with senior shaft would you suggest 15 or 17 degree loft (distance is my big concern)
  12. As some of my post previously indicates, I am 72 years old and had back surgery few years back which really slows down my swing speed. My teaching pro tells me that my swing speed with my 3 wood and Driver has slowed to about 65 mph. I am going to try to increase that since that is really slow. He suggested I switch my reg. shafts in my Adams 3 wood and my Taylor made burner draw to senior shafts. It makes sense to me. He says the cost of changing out the shaft including the shafts is about $100.00 each. I found a Callaway RAZR Fit 11.5* Driver Senior Flex Aldila RIP'd NV 60 Light on ebay for less than that. I started reading and stuff like "shaft length" "purring" was mentioned in changing shafts. I can understand shortening shafts and re-griping which I can do, but this purring thing is something I don't know much about. Can I presume that a new Taylor made senior shaft has already been purred?? Also would it be cost effective to spend $100.00 to change the shaft if I can buy a new driver with the senior flex. Not to be cheap but I have to watch my budget
  13. I am a Marshal at golf course and in the winter (40 degrees) we have more golfers than one might expect that play in these conditions. I have seen a lot of information about golf cart heater that are used with a plastic cover enclosed golf cart. Has any one had any personal experience with a particular brand or model. I purchased one through Amazon that is extremely hard to start but once it is lit does a great job. I was wondering if anyone had personal experience with such a heater. Some of the things I read about some models were "it goes out if the cart experiences a jolt or bounce" or as in my case "extremely hard to light". I would appreciate sharing your personal experiences.
  14. Following back surgery a few years back I thought that I would never be able to play again. I would go in my back yard and could not bend enough to hit a wedge or short or medium irons. A club pro suggested I switch out all of my irons to woods. I've really never had a problem hitting fairway woods so I said what the heck. I have the following clubs: Driver 200yrds, 3wood 160yrds, 5wood ??,7wood maybe 130yrds, 9wood110yrds, 11 wood??, 13 wood ??, 15wood ??,17wood 100yrds and 19wood as a pitching wedge up to 90 yrds. The questions marks are because I haven't used them enough to establish an average. It may sound strange but it works for me. Has anyone ever heard of anyone doing this. I would love to discuss this experience with someone who has. Thanks for listening.
  15. I am 71 yrs. old and thought I would never be able to play again. I had a laminectomy a few years ago and thought I would never be able to swing a club again. Someone suggested switching out my irons (which I haven't been able to hit for some time) for high angle fairway woods. I have 3,5,7,9,13,15,17,19 (19 is the wedge) I am learning to hit them fairly well and keeps me playing because the shaft is longer and I can sweep the ball and not have to hit so much down and through. I have started taking lesions from a PGA pro and can really see a difference. The problem is consistent application of the correct teaching that I have learned. I still have problems with bulging disc at L6 and S1 but decided against surgery and opted for pain management. 3 Tramadol a day keeps me moving and playing golf. My question is I don’t have much distance and I find out I don' really need all of those clubs. How do I decide which ones to carry? I don't hit very long and am taking lesions and it makes a big difference. I would like to open a discussion with someone knowledgeable about some issues/questions I am having getting back into the game. Would very much appreciate a few guys willing to share their experience if they have similar back issues. This is a great site and looking forward to learning a lot.
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