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About pjchangmd

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  1. Depends on how you define scoring. Scoring in the 70s 80s or 90s? If your cant hit to within a midiron, you can't score in the 70s no matter how good your short game is. That might be true even for the 80s.
  2. I think the consensus from this great forum is that the distance for most average to expensive balls ( and maybe even the cheap ones ) is basically the same- within 5-10 yards. That is not much in the whole scheme of things. 10-20 yards would be more of a game changer. The difference, as I have concluded then, is the spin and feel. FYI, I use and like the Srixon Z-star.
  3. Pro v1 for mid/high handicaper

    Just bought a new box of Srixon Z stars. The yellow is different than it was. Slightly darker yellow.
  4. How to start a golf league

    I am in charge of setting up a league next spring so I have a lot of time. I have many questions but the one principally on my mind is how many players to allow on a team. It seems like two an teams is the most common. But many allow for 1 or 4. And just with the discussion above for handicaps, the set-up of a league seems all over the place. As someone setting one up for the first time, please help! BTW, I have been advised to set hcp % at 80 percent. Any help?
  5. What'd You Shoot Today?

    going out now if its not too cold
  6. Pro v1 for mid/high handicaper

    I love the Srixon - Z Star. My swing is also 90mph. It hits as long as my prov1x. Slightly harder ball though but still with good spin. Definately more durable
  7. That is probably the BEST and most reasonable answer I have ever gotten to this question! Again, in a competative business, you would think that companies would be publishing exactly why their golf balls are better than their competition; instead, you find superlatives and adjectives but no numbers. So your answer makes perfect sense. They are all basically the same in terms of distance for most people... most of us should therefore care more about feel, spin, looks. and don't forget durability
  8. Understood. But it is the baseline number. This should be the distance that perfect golfer would hit every time if he hits it on the screws. Anything less than that, obviously it wouldn't go as far. But now he knows which ball would go the furthest if he swung perfectly. Obviously, there are other parts of the game; he still needs to chip and putt. But that was not the question. The question is simply. Which ball flies the furthest under perfect controlled conditions.
  9. I think there must be a conspiracy by the leading golf ball companies to NOT publish this kind of information. Why isn't there more information since 2008. The test should be easy. They have a robot that hits 80, 90, and 100mph. All things being equal, they normalize for temperature, humidity, grass, trajectory, etc. They should be able to knock this test out in a day!! I am not talking about how the ball spins or feels... simply how far does the ball go?