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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. All true and good advice, based on my own experiences. Your doctor will prescribe PT. I have OA and RA. Had knee replacement March 2. I do the pre- and post-surgery PT hamstring stretch exercises every day. Plus my recumbent exercise bike. It's all good for you! Best. -Marv
  2. I am a slow swinger. I like the feel of SuperSoft and generally get good distance. The ProVIx also. Go figure. Best, -Marv
  3. JPX FLI-HI 4 hybrid iron replacement. Drives aren't so long anymore, and this great club saves the 2nd shot many times for me. Best, -Marv
  4. The eagle...And it came late in life. Since then I've had the bunker hole-outs but not another eagle. Had a hole-in-one years ago and not another since. I wonder if chaos theory is at work here and if I'm due another. Best, -Marv
  5. I'd go hit a few with a fitter or a golf pro. I like the idea of a 5FW, personally. But I have a friend who hits his 4HY farther than I can hit my 5FW. And in truth my Miz Fli-Hi's are probably better for me than the FW. Anyway, go hit a few, realize you are probably better at golf than you think and get the most club you and a fitter think you can handle. Otherwise, can I have the gift certificate? Best, -Marv
  6. I was just thinking...The Lowest Score Wins, someone said. A person who can hit fairways with a long driver shot has a tremendous advantage. On the other hand, if a person can score well using a snow shovel. does it matter? Yes, yes, it does. A long soaring golf shot, well-struck, touches something in the human soul. So, I for one keep trying to achieve that even as an old man. Best, -Shivas Irons
  7. No hip replaced but had a knee replacement March 2. COVID hit and physical therapy was shut down. I had no PT except the usual 2-week home health. So, I did the PT stretching exercises on my own. I use an exercise bike as well. Was on the range before 90 days and back at golf. MUCH MUCH BETTER. Balance was the biggest benefit for me. My HI has gone down about a stroke each month. Long story short: I suffered for a long time. The surgery and follow-up wasn't a pillow fight, but my pain was minimal when I compare it. I'm 75 next month. At the range 2 x week and on the course every Saturday. My good friend had hip replacement 2 yrs ago; his story is similar. You can do it! Best, -Marv
  8. Me too. Had to get two to organize 4 bags and various clubs and junk. They really made everything much better organized. Best, -Marv
  9. Because they (we) are human beings and totally self-centered. Being delusional is a way of protecting fragile egos. -Dr. Jung, the Best Golfer in the World
  10. This is correct. Answer to OP is "Yes". Get the one that is wide in the back side. Best, -Marv
  11. I agree with all that has been said about fitting. BUT sometimes, for some people there is a good golf pro who can give some lessons and point a golfer in the right direction in clubs and shafts. It's a plain old fashion alternative. Best, -Marv
  12. Kind of a mixed bag here in North Texas. Our Fort Worth City-owned munis don't allow carts...walking only unless you have a handicap placard and then it's 1 per cart. But I counted about 8 public fee courses that have carts and allow riders. All enforce all the social distancing safety rules ya'll have discussed. Dallas however had fewer courses open I believe and just now a couple have opened. So Dallas golfers have been filling up our courses...Very hard to get a tee time regardless what the rules are. I've just been released from a knee replacement. I wanted to golf with my buddies for the first time in a long time. But can't get a tee time except a single in the very early morning or late PM. Oh well..I really need to practice. Best to all and stay safe, -Marv
  13. @Black Sail and @Patch, very inspiring! I was never in your league as a golfer; just a 90's shooter with the occasional high 80's score. Sept. 2017 rheum arthritis struck with a vengeance in hands and rotator cuffs and right knee. I found out it had been working on me for years. After a long recovery, it hit again Oct. 2019 after a big change of meds. In both cases, I followed @Patch 's routine and advice pretty much once the docs and phys therapy routine permitted. Now I am ready to try again. At 74 my goals are pretty simple...To practice short-slow-specific 2Xweek and play at least 1Xweek with my buddies. Scores will come along as they will. Thank you for your stories! Best, -Marv
  14. @ElWagonne first I've heard this! I knew spectator numbers were down; was TV share down too? Thanks, -Marv
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