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About 70sSanO

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  1. 70sSanO

    Jack vs. Tiger: Who's the Greatest Golfer?

    It is impossible to do a true head to head, but there is no doubt Tiger is the GOAT. Will he be the GOAT 25/50 years from now? Impossible to say. It will be a future generation that will get to make that call. Just as the current generation gets to make this call. There will be a Tiger vs ??? discussion some day. One thing for sure is that in nearly every sport the athletes are getting bigger, stronger, faster and just plain better. Most of the greatest from days gone by concede that they would not be as dominant as when they competed. And it was interesting to hear Tiger describe how Koepka plays in yesterday's press conference. John
  2. A few years I happened to pick up a used Teardrop putter at a Play It Again Sports. Since then I've picked up a few more. I find them to be so smooth. Just wondering, is anyone else gaming one of these? John
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    No disrespect, but Tiger shot his lowest final round in a major and lowest score over 54 holes. To get to -20 I guess he would have had to post a 64 on day 1 or maybe throw in a couple of 63's. Anyone in the field would have won posting a -20. John
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    Don't get me wrong, for someone who had a tough time walking not to long ago it borders the miraculous what Tiger has done this past year. But he is 42 and there is no telling how long he will hold up. My observation has to do with not only the length but the overall fitness level of the top young players today. Tiger ushered in that fitness and a lot of his younger competition has been hitting the gym for years, unlike his older competition when he broke into the game. The John Daly era is gone. There are also fewer holes in the younger players' games. I'm hoping Tiger tears it up next year and wins a major and a few tournaments, but he is pretty much an old man at this stage of his career. It is great watching him back out there. John
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    Tiger Woods Master Catch-All Discussion

    I did see he was ranked 47 for the Fedex Cup and now he is at 20. Pretty amazing based on where he was at the beginning of the year and the number of tournaments he has played. It is good to see him playing so well. At 42, and so many surgeries, he will have a tough time against the younger players who molded their power games after Tiger. He has kept not only his die hard fans, but I think he has converted a number of non-Tiger fans who are rooting for this version of Tiger against the world. John
  6. I went to the Callaway Center at their corporate headquarters in Carlsbad, CA. Had a very nice young lady named Amy do my fitting. Ordered the clubs through her. Went to Phil's BBQ (not Mickelson) for lunch afterward. John
  7. I got fitted for my last set of irons. Normally I wouldn't have but I had a unique situation. I worked for Boeing for 30 years. Back in 2016 when Boeing was involved with the XR driver, the company offered Callaway gift cards to redeem points from awards that I had received over the years. I had accumulated 700 points I never redeemed so that meant $700 in Callaway gift cards. I originally planned to buy a set of Ping irons, but this changed my direction. I went to one of Callaway's performance centers and got fit, but I also opted for the Project X shaft in my XR OS irons. It was a great experience, especially walking out having spent $250 on a new set of irons. John
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    BirdieBall???

    I have not tried the Birdie Balls, but I've used the Brush-t limited flight Qolf balls. Unfortunately they are no longer available, but I did stock up on a box of 60 a few years ago. I think the Almost Golf practice balls are similar. I will scramble down the slope behind our house to the back of a school and hit 15 or so and then walk out, pick them up with a tube and hit them again. I think they go a little father than 1/3 depending on the club. Decent feedback but a lighter ball so not quite. But you can move them which is nice, except when you weren't attempting to do so... lol. John
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    My first DIY grip replacement!

    Not to start an argument... did you use tape/solvent or air? John
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    What clubs to upgrade first?

    Agree with others that an instructor can give you some direction. But when you are able to hit your driver fairly well, go and compare it with other drivers out there. Try used ones too. If you are only getting 5 yards or so more out of a better driver it probably won't be worth upgrading. But if a better driver (and better fit) gives you 20 more yards, that might be worth the upgrade since it will give you a shorter approach shot. John
  11. I'm sure you can get a bi-focal with no or maybe a very slight vision adjustment on the lower portion. You may actually see the ball at address better with a prescription for just that distance on the bottom. I only use single focal lens because I'm near-sighted. I have transition lenses that get darker outside and lighten inside. Makes life a lot easier than having multiple glasses. That said, I'm having cataract surgery in a couple weeks so hopefully my glasses days are over, except for close detail work, and... off the rack sunglasses. John
  12. If you can, try out a few clubs before getting a fitting. And go back a couple of times to see if you still like certain clubs. As a beginner it is easy to hit a club good one day and bad the next. Then if/when you do go for a fitting, you will have some idea how the different clubs feel. $1200 is a decent amount for a first set of clubs, but it can get eaten up pretty quickly if you are not careful. If you can get referrals on where to get fit and someone who will work with you, you'll be ahead of the game. If you can use a stock shaft, a soon to be replaced set, or a demo set, you can save. If you find used that fits, that works for a beginner. You don't want to be pushed into the latest and greatest and most expensive offering at your current level and have to buy again in a couple of years if your game changes. Things have really changed from the 80's so I would think every club you hit will be an improvement. You just need to find the best one that fits your budget. John
  13. I usually buy Top Flite D2+ Feel when they go on sale at Dicks. 2 boxes of 15 for $25. I have also seen them on eBay for the same amount. I just bought 50 Srixon Soft golf balls from Two Guys on eBay for $30. These would be good for a local pitch and putt executive. We'll see how they work out. As for cheap, I still have 9 boxes of McLady left over from a Chick's sale 15 years ago. I think I paid $6 a box. I'll use them one of these days. Maybe pass them along and 50 years after I'm dead my grand kids might be on Antiques Roadshow. Had a cult following at one time. John
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    Your Golf Game - The Uplifting Topic

    Almost a year ago my wife had open heart surgery (valve). She was/is in good shape so recovery went well. This past May I had prostate surgery, which I'm still working through. Both our sons have ended up in Arizona and when we visited them a couple of weeks ago, we all went out and played a couple rounds; been away from the game for over a year. I have to say 100+ AZ heat is the perfect weather since the course is pretty thinned out and we can rip through it. Had a great time. Life is good. John
  15. Have you played without taking a practice swing? I'm not sure when I started this, but I don't take a practice swing; except warming up on the first tee. I found it counter-productive more often than not. I'm not sure what I was expecting to accomplish on my practice swing, but whatever the notion, I'm better off without it. If you can find a short pitch and putt course when it is not crowded, go out and hit 2 or 3 balls per hole. Don't practice or think, just hit the ball. I do like the stupid monkey thread. John
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