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MarvChamp last won the day on November 11 2018

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About MarvChamp

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  1. MarvChamp

    Pulling Irons

    Ball flight tells the story. My issue was 1) alignment and 2) ball to far forward at address. I also may come over the top every once in awhile, esp. when I swing hard, out of tempo or when I am too close too the ball, for me. Best, -Marv.
  2. Not sure how to block it (though Google settings detail might work). BUT do NOT respond to that ad. I did, on my phone...It takes you through questions. Next you know, you are having many, many junk calls. Best, -Marv
  3. MarvChamp

    2019 Fitness Goals

    I am about to purchase a compact recumbent dual exercise bike (the kind that also has an upper arm-shoulder workout with rotating handles). At 73 and arthritic in hands, shoulders, hips and knees, I MUST exercise and build strength and flexibility. I already do resistance band rows 3 x day. I have found the increased hand-arm-shoulder strength and flexibility really help my golf. But legs and hips get little exercise. I tried resistance bands there, but it caused pain. I really liked the super duper recumbent dual exerciser when I had physical therapy. I have found a home version that won't break the bank. We'll see how it goes. Could lose a little weight but it's acceptable. Good luck with all your goals, -Marv
  4. MarvChamp

    The "Stop Conning Yourself" Thread

    I have pondered why I am so hard on myself during and after a round. At first, I thought, "I think I am so much better than I am." That is only part of it; it is an even deeper ego problem. More than just not admitting it, I FEAR admitting how poor a player I am. My self-centered, competitve nature says I have to protect my ego, I think. The other day, I kind of looked up top pro's percentages of wins compared to tournaments entered. Most LOSE more that 90% of the time (Nicklaus was slightly less and Tiger is off the charts). Golf is seldom beaten by anyone, especially by me. Anyway, I want to do a little self-talk about this without being morose or morbid about it. On the course, I will accept compliments from others on the good shots because I do hit my share; and accept the others with less negative emotion. I will try to play smart, and to my handicap, which probably will lower it. And just plain old enjoy the fact that, at age 73, I am fit enough to get around the beautiful golf course (good Lord! what else can I realistically expect from myself!?). I guess those are really my simple goals for 2019. Best, -Marv
  5. MarvChamp

    Grip from Regular to Mid Size

    Agree on importance of grip size. Years ago, I had oversized grips which the pro said would help with a hook. More recently, Mr. Arthritis seemed to dictate Jumbo's that I used for awhile. Got another (even older) set of irons and re-gripped those with Midsize, no wrap. Great for me, arthritis and all. Best, -Marv
  6. MarvChamp

    Your Golf Game - The Uplifting Topic

    Yes...But maybe the paths of two men who love golf converged for the purpose of turning the old clubs into a force for good. Happy New Year! -Marv
  7. MarvChamp

    What are Your 2019 Golf Goals?

    2019 GOAL IS JUST TO MAINTAIN AND BE GRATEFUL. After coming back to golf, taking instruction, practice and play, 2017 was shaping up. Then Sept. 2017 after two great rounds in S Carolina, RA attacked with a vengeance...knee, both hands/wrists, both rotator cuffs. After two minor hand surgeries, various injections and much physical therapy, I began to play again in mid-March 2018 and had some good rounds breaking 90 but I had lost strength. As I exercised and some strength returned, I was very hopeful all had stabilized. But yesterday, Friday, it hit my left hip...apparently bone on bone. So here we go again! I'm 73 and love the golf game. It is my motivation to wellness and exercise. I feel I'm running out of time sometimes, but I have learned some endurance and patience. So I will try to maintain what I have and be grateful for it. Best wishes to all true golfers out there, -Marv
  8. @Duffythis is correct. I'm 73 and I do play senior or soft-stepped regular. But more due to the effects of the onset of RA than age. A friend plays stiff and does well...says he doesn't have to worry so much with tempo. Best, -Marv
  9. MarvChamp

    Prescription Sunglasses

    @yankee777 if you wear glasses take a look at Eagle Eyes Fit-On on Google and Amazon. I have those and another pair for glare-free night driving. They work! Best, -Marv
  10. MarvChamp

    Closed Courses You Formerly Played

    Wonderful old course! Glad you reminded me. Best, -Marv
  11. MarvChamp

    Happy Thanksgiving 2018

    We had a family dinner at my sister's farm...my wounded warrior nephew cooked. Several varieties of German sausage, three different sauerkraut's, two different German potato salads, 3 different country pies and one pound cake of unknown make and origin. Yeah, very "whatever" and very, very goooooood! Best, -Marv
  12. MarvChamp

    Who has two sets of irons?

    REAL golfers have now, have had or will have multiple sets of clubs because we obsessively believe that surely we can find the perfect clubs with which to hit the perfect shots with an imperfect swing. Just a theory, of course. Best and Happy Thanksgiving to all, -Marv 😎
  13. MarvChamp

    Which clubs to choose for best progress

    @chessnotchekcersreally pay attention to this. No one need listen to a high HCP like me, but research shafts. Flex, weight, torque, flex points, launch angles are all terms we need to understand. For example, before I stopped playing golf a few years ago, I played my best using 2004 Cleveland TA6 irons with their proprietary light graphite shafts. Recently I got the same clubs but in a senior "A" flex. In general, I can hit them better than my much newer Mizuno's though the lofts are weaker as was the norm then ; the weight and flex allows me to "feel" the loading of the clubhead in my old man slow swing. Anyway, shafts matter a lot. Finally, yes to this. Check out sources like the Maltby Playability Factor and others for information on the highest MOI/forgiveness clubs. Hint...Newer is not always better. Some old Callaways are the most forgiving ever. Not everyone wants a forgiving club, but I don't want to make a hard game harder. Best of luck in your quest, -Marv
  14. MarvChamp

    USGA Seeking Feedback on Distance "Issue"

    Yes, yes, yes! I keep on saying this. And most people of my acquaintance don't hit the ball as far as they think. Best, -Marv
  15. MarvChamp

    Will Golf Be the Next Sport to Require Helmets?

    GOOD GRIEF, GOOD GRAVY! NO! It's still a free country!. -Marv

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