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MarvChamp last won the day on November 11 2018

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About MarvChamp

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  • Birthday 10/19/1945

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  1. Right. I recently changed to a 4 and 5 Hybrid, 6-9 Irons and PW/GW/SW. I worked with those clubs on the range. I took out all the lower lofted irons and hybrids and fairways. I played this setup for the first time Saturday. Played bogey golf for the first time in a while. I really needed distance and consistency in my 2nd shots. The 4 and 5 Hybrids with senior shafts either had me on or near the green. Just for me...This works!
  2. You might check the Maltby Playability Factor for ideas in the "Game Improvement" category. You might be surprised that some older (and less expensive) clubs are more forgiving than the newest, if that's what you seek. Also, do NOT forget to research the right shaft for your swing speed. A competent club seller can help you with this. That said, some will tell you to get blades and learn to play into them. Up to you, but I'm an old guy and my own golf goals nowadays are such that I play high forgiveness clubs and shafts that fit my swing speed and assist my shots. Best of luck in this great adventure, -Marv
  3. The Viking's disease. Treatment can be injections, clipping the fibrous tissue (which I had done below pinky on right hand that I could no longer straighten) or more serious surgery involving longer recovery. Graphic photos on the Web. Yech! My ortho and I went with the easier alternative. There is a possibility it will be return. I never had any golf normalcy, but I still try to play golf. My problem is more about rheumatoid arthritis in my hands. Good luck to all with that "trigger finger". Best, -Marv
  4. I am 5'8", old and a slow swinger. I have two drivers that came stock 46+ inches, advertised as adding yardage for us amateurs. My fitter cut down to 44 and adjusted swingweight accordingly. I hit them much better, straighter, longer. That's always a perennial discussion, but I think the adage that longer is better is just hype for most especially us high caps. Best, -Marv
  5. Basic and AIT at Ft. Polk, LA. 😉 Otherwise I was a mediocre baseball player. Best to all you jocks, -Marv
  6. At a nice country course near Abilene, Texas...Over a period of about 3 hours, we had rain and wind, then hail, then absolutely beautiful sunny blue skies. Strange. Best, -Marv
  7. Agree and appreciate @iacasand @Vinsk comments. I have read much and have had many lessons over my golfing life. At 73, with physical restrictions, still recovering from 2017 injuries and never being a great golfer anyway, I just try to emulate the commonalities of the golf swing. And I find I absolutely must simplify swing thoughts and "feels" so that unnecessary tension doesn't creep in. When I do that, the mechanical golfer stays in the background. Hope springs eternal and I believe I will get my HC back down this year. Good topic. Best, Marv
  8. Find the low point of the swing and make the ball is positioned there? I found I was playing the ball a little too far forward for my swing. Don't know if that is what might help you, but I hope so. Best, -Marv
  9. UPDATE: Physically much better now. Have adjusted swing to the needs of my body...standing a little taller, more upright swing, more arms...and now striking the ball well. In addition to gratitude, I am focusing on keeping negative thinking out of mt way (such as "Something's wrong! Something must be fixed!) and enjoying the ups and downs of golf being golf. Best, -Marv
  10. Wonderful! Went through a time from October '17 to about April '18 when I couldn't play golf; then the injury flared up again a couple of times since then. I haven't fully recovered my HC, but the courses are so much more beautiful when you go back after an enforced absence. Wonderful! Thanks for reminding me! Best, -Marv
  11. Point and match! Thanks, -Marv
  12. Generally agree, except that the shaft flex and weight also makes a huge difference. I am old with a slow swing speed and need forgiving clubs. I hit my higher-lofted older senior flex lighter shaft Cleveland clubs as well or better than the lower-lofted newer regular flex Mizuno clubs, both in graphite. Good topic. Best, -Marv
  13. Thanks for this. Sometimes, I get into "something must be fixed!" mode and I get defeated. PLAY golf! Best, -Marv
  14. I took up golf in the early 80's. My first set was like those. Knocked down a flag stick or two. I have no idea where I got them. The faces were rusted in the groove area, and my good golfer friends said that was a good thing. Thanks @GAA for bringing back the memories. Best, -Marv
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