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About Alohaed

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  • Birthday 11/30/1955

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  1. Of course I will talk to a fitter when the time comes. I would not buy irons without being fully fit. I am only wondering if my questions were possible.
  2. Been reading positive reviews, and posts, about the Titleist 716 AP1s. Will go to PGATSS and hit them soon. Here's my issue with these. The PW is 43 loft. Insane. No wonder I see they have 2 gap wedges between this and a sand wedge. Can one get fitted for a shaft that can make up the difference, hitting this PW the same ball flight and distance as a normal 46 PW? And similarly, if I were to have a combo AP1, AP2 set, 5, 6 AP1, then 7 - GW AP2, there will be a 6 degree difference between the 6 and 7 irons.
  3. Looks kinda like the Mizuno Y Tune irons, as my MX200s. Yet much nicer looking.
  4. I agree on the plastic tees, for my driver. I use the Zero Friction. The problem with these, where I mostly golf here in the NYC area, is many of the tee boxes are as hard as concrete. Can not get these tees into the ground without bending them. Then I have to go with the wooden ones.
  5. Again, thx all. Marv, I've thought of this. YET, with the cost of new shafts, grips(which I replaced last season) and fitting, would this be almost the cost of a new set of irons? I also love the feel of my Mizzies and the new forged irons my not be forgiving enough and be expensive. I can then buy new hybrids and woods.
  6. When reading irons specs, I alway see "handicap" range, then players, GI, SGI, on and on. I will turn 61 next month. Have avg swing speed. Decent irons player. Yet to break 100 though, Why??? Pop up drives, or slices into the woods. Chunking my 3 wood off the fairway(most of the time standing up as I down swing), lousy chipping around the green(decelerating, chunking shots when in deeper lies) and can't read the greens for crap, therefor 2 - 3 putting. The only good thing about my game is iron play and speed control while putting(lag putting). SO, when getting new irons this season I will get fitted again. Now playing Mizuno MX200s, bought 6 years ago. I like the looks of their new JPX900 tours. Yet, considering all factors in the Title of this thread, should I even go there? After reading your reviews, maybe the AP1s, or even Ping G series would be better for me? Aside forgiveness, but for the extra yardage off the club face. And I don't play as often as I used to, yet go to the range as much as I can. My main question is re my age and handicap. And having irons to still use the coming years. Again, my fitter will help and there will be the launch monitor. Just looking for member opinions. Hopefully from members my age and older.
  7. Ya know, I never thought of that. Very interesting. I've always wondered how I can use a real tee at the range, and since their rubber tees are hollow, it makes sense. How stable it will be, is another story. Thanks Hatchman!
  8. Yup. Freak thing. Around 10 years ago or so. Was on the 17th fairway, slight dogleg, 230ish yards out. Was back and forth across the fw looking for a lost ball. My buddies were waiting to tee off. When I went back to my cart, one hit his drive. I was bending into the cart to get another ball. His drive went into the cart, hitting me in the side of my nose. He thought his drive was good. Blood everywhere, partners came running over. Thought I broke my schnoz. Was a bit woozy. No blood on my new shoes thankfully. Normally from upstate NY, I would drive home, by my wife(at the time) would not let me. So I cot to sit and have beers amd shots the rest of the day though, from the guy who hit that drive. He felt like crap for weeks . Went to the doctor the next day, had a deviated septum. Turns out my wife thanked the guy because It cut back on my snoring.
  9. Can we really believe these magazines. Just saw this in my Email. http://www.golfdigest.com/story/how-far-do-average-golfers-really-hit-it-new-distance-data-will-surprise-you After reading the story, then following this thread and golfing with many people, I wonder how accurate this story is.
  10. Cool. Thanks all. I will play with my swing plane. Unfortunately not too soon. Back to cold weather again. Maybe next week, temps low to upper 40s. Hopefully!
  11. Have no idea. I guess next time at the range, I will spray some foot spray on the face to tell.
  12. Hi, Warm comfortable weather here in NYC, decided to go to the range. Here's my driver problem. I switched out their rubber tee for the higher one I bought from there. Not only my drives are sky high moon shots, some of them hit the bottom of the upper range deck above me. Also notice when playing, many times my drives goes high, only around 20 - 30 yards. I have the ball position at my left heel. From watching golf channel, my right shoulder is lower than left, therefore spine tilted down right. AND, according to Bubba Watson and other driver segments I watched, had the tee very high, not the norm(top half of ball above driver head. I understand it's not good not seeing a video of my swing, yet any ideas as to my problem? Swing too steep, should I shallow it? The tee, ball position? I have no problem taking lessons, yet would like to experiment with different suggestions from you all in hopes of saving me money. Ed
  13. Thanks all, especially WU, for clearing this up. As for the my comment on the "4-6 degrees", I was assuming, comparing to the reviewer hitting longer by 2 clubs, and comparing lofts to players irons. And you know what happens when you assume, according to Felix Unger.
  14. Might want to get new irons soon. IF I can find a job. Anyways, read the reviews for the AP1 and G Series. I am a bit confused. The AP1 were said to have stronger lofts, due to their lower COG, made for higher ball flights, and will still launch and play as the number stamped on them. They are longer because of ball speed? The writer said he is 2 clubs longer with the G Series, and it's not as the 7 iron is a 5 iron with a 7 stamped on it? Although I would need and like GI irons, I am not thrilled with delofting. My current MX200s, are delofted maybe a degree or two than normal(player?) irons. Which would make sense. Yet to deloft a club by 4 - 6 degrees? So, would the G Series, say 7 irons, still launch and play as a 7, not a 5, due to lower COG and a higher ball flight? I hope I am making sense.