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  1. Some people say polarized glasses are not good for golf because they hinder your ability to read greens. Of course if you read greens with your feet (Aimpoint system) then it doesn't matter.
  2. My experience. Technology has come a long way and clubs today are more forgiving and give you more distance than ever. However, keep in mind there's a price to pay that is seldom mentioned: dispersion and loss of accuracy in most "distance" clubs. For some people this is not important.
  3. Lie angle is strongly correlated to posture. If you have changed your posture (knees more flexed, wider stance, more upright torso, etc.) you will most definitely need to check your lie angles.
  4. Shaft weight is much more important to the way a club performs than many people think. For me it is one of the most critical aspects of a good fitting. Irons and woods.
  5. I have shortened many driver shafts. I play Titleist drivers and their stock shafts come in 45". When I trim one inch off, to get to 44", I get much better consistency in my strikes. Swingweight goes down from D3 to C8 (my experience). For me, C8 is still playable without having to add lead tape or hot melt. Titleist drivers have removable weights so I could also try that to increase swingweight. I'm 61 years old and a reduced swingweight makes it easier to swing for me because I'm not as strong as I used to be. However, I would not recommend going lower than C8.
  6. I'm 61 years old. If the shaft and the swingweight are too heavy I cannot maintain lag and I release early. Reducing shaft weight and having a D0 swingweight makes it much easier for me to maintain lag and not have an early release.
  7. If I swing relaxed, and rotate my shoulders properly in the downswing, keeping my chest and arms connected, the shaft of the club and my left arm will maintain a 90 degree angle until just before impact. I understand this is called lag. If I rush my swing, I will lose the 90 degree angle halfway down (thus losing power). I understand they call this early release.
  8. In my experience, shaft weight is a lot more important than shaft flex. Shaft weight affects your tempo, shaft flex affects ball trajectory and dispersion. You may need a heavier shaft.
  9. For my game, the most important factor in fitting was SHAFT WEIGHT. Shafts that are too heavy or too light ruin my swing. For me, lie angle, shaft length, shaft flex, etc. were secondary.
  10. The two things that helped me tame my driver: number one, posture. Before I was too upright. Make sure the shaft of the club and your lower spine form approximately a 90 degree angle. Number two, keep elbows together the entire swing until well past impact. This is enormously important and many people fail. At address I hold my elbows as close as possible to a point where it starts to hurt a little, and keep them in the same position on the backswing and the downswing. The benefits are well worth practicing this movement .
  11. I only play with 11 clubs. I took out the long irons. I can still shoot 90 and I'm happy with that.
  12. My opinion, first decide how good you want to be, then be serious about getting there. Once you get there, enjoy it. In my case, I was "serious" about learning to shoot low 90's. Now that I'm there, I play to relax and have fun. I have no interest in shooting 80's.
  13. From an interview with Tom Watson, Golf Digest, October 18, 2012 "On the course, you determine the bottom of your arc with practice swings".
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