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  1. If you swing a 7 iron in the high 90’s you need stiff shaft, end of discussion. If you don’t use woods at all sounds like you swing so hard your swing is out of control. I’m a senior golfer and I can swing a 7 iron in the 90’s, I just couldn’t hit the ball decent no matter how hard I tried.
  2. The irons you use really don’t matter much right now. Sounds like your not transferring your weight. Hitting a golf ball is like pitching a baseball, you have to finish with your belly button pointing to the target.
  3. The golf designers had it right the first time, 8 irons, 3 to pitch, traditional lofts. About 10 yard gap between clubs and all the yardage covered. Now you get 7 irons for the price of 8, you need 2 hybrids that are much more expensive than 2 irons, 4 wedges because your pitching wedge is an old 8 iron. Loft is just about every golfers friend. People stopped using 3 and 4 irons because the manufacturers delofted them to the point of uselessness, all in an effort to say their 7 iron goes farther then ever, but will it stop on a green? The same manufacturers will tell you you need an adjustable driver because you need to add loft to hit the driver well. After being in the custom golf business for 15 years I had an old set of Macgregor VIP’s rechromed, built them with new shafts to my specs and never hit the irons as good as I do now. I even hit the 2 iron and got back some of the distance I lost over the years. You have to practice but all good golfers practice. The smaller heads are easier to square and fly through the rough.
  4. How to Play Through Another Group

    If your playing golf and you have to let a group play through chances are your group plays too slow. That’s poor golf etiquette. Speed it up, your not playing the US Open .
  5. Stonehouse

    Mike Strantz was a new, visionary designer. He only did seven courses and I have played four of them. To loose two would be a disservice to golf. I live in Delaware and always looked at Williamsburg as a kind of resort destination. You would think golf would thrive in that environment.
  6. About the best course I have played in mid Atlantic area had to be stonehouse in Williamsburg area. Haven’t been there for a while and was thinking about a get away on a 65 degree day. Doing research I’m hearing the place is a disaster. How can that be? Anyone have an answer?
  7. Best in Delaware is Deerfield. Plenty of elevation change( which you don’t see much of in de.) and exile the condition. Also reasonable price.
  8. I have plenty pro v balls but what I’m saying is that at my speed two and three piece surlyn seem to go longer off the tee. Had some Kirkland and they where so dead I gave them to my son in law. I find at my speed I’m hitting drives about 225, that’s leaving me longer approach shots (getting old ain’t for sissys). I need a ball that plays crisp and runs out. I also prefer a ball that putts soft. The Wilson Zip, Duo and 50 do it for me.
  9. Premium golf balls might be the biggest rip off in golf. First off I’m a ten handicapper with a 92 mph driver speed. The shortest flying ball I have used is a prov1. Second I can use most any ball and hit a lob wedge that stays around it’s landing spot. Third if I hear the word “rocks” one more time i’ll Scream. There are a slew of twenty dollar balls that are plenty soft( check out the Wilson line). Fourth if your good enough to hit ten feet over the pin and back it up you should be able to hit ten feet in front and run it in. I use Wilson Zip( 20 bucks for a double dozen at Walmart). I’m not a Walmart guy but I hold my nose, run in and get my balls. They travel far, stay straight and putt soft. If you need to chip with super spin on every hole your ball is not the problem.
  10. Adjustable drivers don’t change loft at all. Just a way for companies to cut down inventory. You have got to buy the loft you think you need.
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