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  1. 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
  2. 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 😎
  3. @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
  4. 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
  5. GOOD GRIEF, GOOD GRAVY! NO! It's still a free country!. -Marv
  6. My gullibility knows no bounds!🙄 -Marv
  7. To the brave men and women who have served, We thank you for your service, sacrifices and dedication to our country. We honor you today and remain forever grateful for the opportunities and freedom your service provides. Very best, -Marv D Co., 2nd Bn 16th Inf Reg, Ist Inf Div "No Mission Too Difficult. No Sacrifice Too Great. Duty First"
  8. @RWCgo ahead and play! I'll come up and thaw out your ice statue next spring and all will be OK! The Swedes say, No bad golf weather; just bad golf clothes! Best, -Marv😎 I'd like to hear about that! Best, -Marv
  9. Welcome Clay Ballard! I am a senior golfer, age 73, and I have suffered through a year of RA and joint issues in shoulders, wrists and hands. Much better now, thankfully, but still there esp. hands and wrists. We seniors are a bit neglected in instruction. I have found several of your YouTube videos helpful as I have worked within restrictions in my swing and made needed equipment changes for the enjoyment of golf. Very good to have you here! Best, -Marv
  10. @Vinsk and @RyW a recent MRI on my right wrist was interpreted as a POSSIBLE scapholunate ligament tear but hand surgeon, a really good diagnostician, thinks other things are going on due to rheum arthritis and the contractures in my palm (one of which has been clipped). I had EMG's on both wrists and carpal tunnel on the right wrist last November plus various x-rays. So, yeah, best to proceed with all diagnostic tests before deciding on a "cure". Good luck with this painful problem, -Marv
  11. Shivas Irons also says he likes the cart girls in the summertime. 😎 Best, -Marv
  12. This is something I am getting ready to do, now that stronger after year-long physical problems. Best, -Marv
  13. Yay! My main man speaks truth! Best, -Marv
  14. Yeah...I was also thinking of Monty's remarks about the Ryder Cup players. Best, -Marv
  15. Watching the British Masters, I was struck by (1) the course conditions...The PGA Tour does not play such tournament courses with gorse, bare ground, thinning grass off the fairway; (2) the weather...The pros were ready with the right clothes and just played in cold rain and wind; No bad golf weather, just bad golf clothes. How do you think pro's in the US would have done? Best, -Marv
  16. Yeah...The word "push" may just be describing a feel. If I pause in the backswing, the push/squat is ONE of the things I feel as ALL things begin to unwind for the downswing. For me, an old baseball player, it's kind of like the beginning of the step into the swing. There isn't any for me. I have developed a loose grip and (at least in practice) a swing that throws the clubhead toward the target in right field. Good posts all the way around. I'm still learning in my advanced age. Best, -Marv
  17. Yes. This from Golf Digest in my journal: Pound for pound, Fowler is one of the longest hitters in golf. He gets those extra yards by pushing off the ground. "Look at that squat position in his lower body," Harmon says. "When you go from the ground up, your hands and arms naturally drop into what I call the delivery position."
  18. Rickie Fowler is an example of beginning the downswing pushing his feet down and everything following. That's the way I was taught, but of course it did no good in my case. Best, -Marv
  19. Back in the younger days, I played a couple of courses and clubs where there were gangsome money games 2-3 days a week open to all. There team scores, individual scores, greenies, low putts...so much trash only the eldest members could explain it. You learned to get good, defined by getting the ball in the hole anyway you could, REAL fast! Lots of fun when you won! When you lost your pot money, not so much. Best, -Masrv
  20. I will second what everyone else has said about LSW. I want to add what I have said in another post: I had to learn to hit the ball with my irons (instruction). Then I had to learn the distance on average that I hit each iron, under what conditions (eg, 10 mph wind at me, behind me, etc.), and whether the distances were efficiently hit to my target or inefficient (offline, etc.) And I had to learn how to manage myself on the course. All that takes much more instruction and practice and play. It is a lifetime job. You can only focus on what TSW teaches...What will pay me the greatest benefits to work on? What can I realistically do on course to avoid penalizing myself or at least put the odds in my favor? Tough game, good game. Best, -Marv
  21. Oh, one or two, and a lurker somewhere> Best, -Marv
  22. Yes, I had to learn to hit each club. Then I had to learn what distances I hit which club under what conditions and whether those were efficient distances or inefficient distances. [A STORY ABOUT DISTANCES, APROPOS TO NOTHING. I have a friend who works with/for a club builder. They make elite clubs for elite athletes, including college players. I overheard the conversation while visiting: "How far do you hit your pitching wedge, Kid?" Kid (proudly), "I hit my wedge 150 yards!" "So, on a 450 yard par 4, you want to carry one or two clubs to go 150 yards, and 11 to go 300? What are the gaps?" ] Yes, THAT is golf! Best, -Marv
  23. I am OK off the tee, for my old age, and decent around the greens. But need distance and accuracy in the 2nd/3rd shot. Recently I started carrying BOTH 5 and 7 FW again, and they are already helping me out. Best, -Marv
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