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  1. I tend to not lose balls very often. I'm on my third round with the same ball (Bridgestone B-330 RXS). Is there any standard for how long you can use a golf ball before performance (i.e., distance) suffers and it should be replaced?
  2. When my Dad became too infirm to play golf about 10-12 years ago and the rest of his regular group either passed away or had to give up the game, I started showing up as a single nearly every weekend. The number of friends I've made and the interesting people I've played with (including a Supreme Court nominee) have made the game more enjoyable for me over the last decade than I could have imagined. I play with a number of them on a semi-regular basis when their "fourth" can't make it. Walking on as a single reinforces golf's reputation as "the gentleman's game" because it requires getting along with people you don't know, abiding by the game's rules, and enjoying golf for the experience itself and not just for the score you shoot.
  3. No golf for the foreseeable future

    I have an idea how you feel. I had four-level cervical fusion surgery in April of last year (2015), and while I was cleared six months later to start working my way back toward a full swing it became an exercise in completely starting over. I had to slowly regain my touch inside 125 yards and on the green. Worst of all, I had to put my full swing back together from ground zero. Sixteen months post-surgery, I'm just now at the point where I'm around 80-84, about three to five strokes off what I was used to shooting. Be patient with yourself---getting your old game back will take some time.
  4. Regardless of which brand and type of golf shoe I've worn, I seem to get heel blisters on a regular basis, particularly in the hot months.. I've tried going a half-size up or down from my regular size and the problem persists. My feet do perspire quite a bit during the summer. The only thing I haven't done is change the type of socks I wear (regular white athletic socks). Suggestions, anyone? Thanks!
  5. Is just choking down a half-inch or an inch on the grip an option, or does the taper of the grip complicate matters?
  6. I just bought a Callaway X2 Hot driver and have this question: Is there a need to test the adjusting screw before every use to make sure it's stayed tight, or is that a non-issue? Thanks!