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Everything posted by MarvChamp

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. @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
  4. @ElWagonne first I've heard this! I knew spectator numbers were down; was TV share down too? Thanks, -Marv
  5. Since you wrote that post, old bones are doing much better. Started phys therapy on knee last week and that's doing great! Have gone to the range twice and am adjusting. So, all in all, very blessed to be looking forward to warmer weather and GOLF! Hope you and yours are well and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL DFW GOLFERS! Best, -Marv
  6. @Papa Steve 55, my vote is the Canyon. They are both capable and comfortable trucks. Best, Marv
  7. At 74 and still battling RA, I have most enjoyment and the occasional good score from the Senior tees. Speeds up my play to match that of my younger playing partners too. Best to all, -Marv
  8. Thank you for posting this! Very interesting. Please keep us posted with the details. Best, -Marv
  9. Hmmm indeed...He was digging the ball out of a hole! Good grief! Sorry I overlooked this video. Best, -Marv
  10. I have not seen a full video. Was he taking practice swings? While looking at the ball? While looking at the hole? Thanks, -Marv
  11. Glad the "USGA/PGA Tee It Forward" program was mentioned. That has been my guide for awhile along with what was posted some time ago on TST. BUT recently started using Golf Pad Tags GPS and What a surprise! Miscalculating my driver distance by 10-15 yards! I'm an old man but my pride is really hurt. Need to get to work on this. My first stop will be a launch monitor to confirm, as was also mentioned. Best, -Marv
  12. Welcome! Cruise around the forums and topics...Bet you find something to interest you. Best, -Marv
  13. hEY @Nave ! Sorry for not responding. I am in West Fort Worth. I am trying to heal from shoulder/knee injuries (AGAIN!) so I haven't been to the range or course for over a month. Have a feeling it will be later this month, weather permitting. Let's keep it going! Best, -Marv
  14. Welcome to TST! Best of the forums! Take time to explore. Best, -Marv
  15. Both ideas...buy used and get on a launch monitor...are good. I needed to know what shaft, loft, and other dynamics were best for me as an old, slow-swinging, high HCP golfer. So I worked with a friend at Dick's. Ultimately I settled on my older Cleveland driver that I bought used online after research and comparisons. Best, -Marv
  16. Several years ago, one of the oldest courses in our town planted legumes and fescue in several bunkers that grew a few inches high. These were genuine hazards to avoid. Very difficult to play out of. But "grass bunkers" were in the original course plans from early 1900's. Best, -Marv
  17. I use Golf Pad GPS Tags. Concerned that they MIGHT come off, I looked and looked for a product that says it is for plastic and rubber. Then a user recommended using electrical tape around the edges of the tags and top of grip. Appears to work and hardly noticeable. BTW...The only PURE grip I use is on my putter. Love it. The hole in the butt end seems a little larger than my other grips, but not sure. Best, -Marv
  18. Hire a lawyer in a cheap suit! Obviously manufacturer liability for a defective product that attracts ex-jock docs! Seriously, rest...get well. Best, -Marv
  19. YES...Working on that myself...Ball striking and flight now good...HCP will fall. Very uplifting. Best, -Marv
  20. Interested in what you do and find. In my case, as a 74-year-old, I thought light senior shafts would be for me. That is true in my drivers. BUT interestingly, I found slightly heavier regular shafts are best in my irons as opposed to lighter senior shafts in my other set of irons. Not sure why. Keep us posted. Best, -Marv
  21. GOLF VLOGS UK GOLFMATES on YouTube...Kind of a quirky fun golf vlog. Best, -Marv
  22. And in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, etc. On the other hand, some of the same shops that turn out OEM products do make their own designed lines of golf clubs (not clones or fakes), some of which look pretty nice and at a very favorable price point. But as an amateur, why would I trust my eyes rather than trust the engineering and quality control of say, Mizuno or Srixon, and pay the price for that? So I steered clear. Best, -Marv
  23. Thank you both. Over the last 3 months, after noticing tension in my forearms and wrists, I have been working on setup and a relaxed, easy back and forward swing...and I am now more sensitive to the clubhead. Not trying to control it. Just a loose practice swing with focus on the target, step in and swing it through. These are all "feels" for me so I don't get ball-bound trying to hit at the ball. Best, -Marv
  24. And now we now DL3 has been added...How EXCITING! Best, -Marv
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