This is my first letter on this forum. I am 66 years old and a retired physical education teacher. I was fortunate enough to be able to play football in college and also golf - to be honest, golf got me out of spring football. Anyway, I started lifting weights as a freshman in 1968 and I still lift. I was taught that to be successful athletically, one must do three things: 1)Lift weights with the idea of increasing strength, 2) stretch and continually stretch and work on flexibility, and 3) your lifting and stretching must emulate what you need for your activity. I have lived and died with those ideas for 47 years. I have read for years that golfers should stay away from the weight room and/or stay away from heavy weights. OK, I know people say that, but I have found that if you follow the the three tenets I mentioned, weight training is a great help for golf. I have lost some distance over the years, but at 5'6 and 165 pounds, I still hit my drives about 260 and my five iron about 180. I think my lifting and flexibility work has helped maintain both my distance and as full a swing as possible. I just anted to know what others have to say about lifting weights and golf. Just curious..