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MarvChamp

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  1. My friend felt the need to change from his beloved Mizunos to Titleist AP? (the GI one). He's happy. Also I think the number of pros who include some GI irons in their bag is growing. But what do I know? I'm interested in following your post to learn more. Best, -Marv
  2. Welcome! You will find info here! And comradeship in golf. Just browse the topics and see. Welcome! Best, -Marv
  3. IT'S NOT AND YOU CAN! Some training and practice plus the right driver and shaft...You're on your way. That's what I wanted to impart to you on my post. Now into a wind and into an uphill fairway? Who knows? Conditions are conditions. Keep at it! Best, -Marv
  4. Well, I'm 73 and I hit driver between 180-200 plus roll; sometimes more. I was hitting less until I got a 12* driver with a senior (more flexible) and lighter graphite shaft that was cut and balanced to suit me. (I went to a fitter/club builder who worked on my own driver. I found the shaft was too long.) Second, I worked on speed and tempo. Third, I have built a little strength in my legs with a recumbent exercise bike 2Xday; and in my shoulders with resistance bands. I hope my experience gives you ideas. The other idea is what people think about you is none of your business; in fact, they are more concerned about how they look than about you. Best, -Marv
  5. @RussUK, an off-topic PS: Do you ever watch the GolfVlogsUK - The People's Golfer on YouTube? Looks like lots of fun to be a #Golfmate! Best, -Marv
  6. Mizuno JPX800 HD irons and FLI-HI's that I may re-shaft. But I currently play the the TA6's and other clubs below except I only play one of the wedges. Also have 2 other driver (3 total), 2 other hybrids (3 and 2), a set of Adams 5 and 7 FW, and my deceased father-in-law's pristine Acushnet Bullseye putter. GOOD GRIEF! I'm a pack rat! Best, -Marv
  7. @RussUK, so sorry to learn of your diagnosis. I played my best golf when younger using lightweight graphite stiff shafts (Cleveland ActionLite TA5's). Now at 73 I have the same shafts but in senior flex TA6's. I have another set of irons (Mizuno JPX 800HD) in regular flex that feel heavy to me. So my point: Check BOTH flex and weight of clubs as you go on your journey. Best, -Marv
  8. Right! That's the point...I lost speed and distance so I play a course length right for me. I'm 73 but age doesn't matter. Thanks, -Marv
  9. Yes...Please study the USGA play it forward chart. Also I remember @iacasposting charts on this forum that are helpful in choosing correct tees to match a player's distance. And I've found some courses that accommodate this by recommending a "mix" of tees throughout the 18. All very helpful to those of us who have lost speed and distance. Best, -Marv
  10. I am currently playing a KZG 26*U (5H) and a Callaway Heavenwood 4H. These help me maximize my second shots. But I've been leaving the Callaway Heavenwood 3H at home for the past several months, though it is good off the tee. Best, -Marv
  11. Yay! We've found another one! Many here have similar stories. Use the resistance bands, get a recumbent exercise bike, and go get 'em! Keep us posted...We need to know how you are doing and what got you there. Best, -Marv
  12. A common theme and my story too. @Patch said it: Play on, and have fun. God gave us the game of golf that is different from all other sports and allows everyone to get out there because he loves to see His children at play! Welcome and best to all, -Marv
  13. Yes...LSW taught me this and how to clean up my short game first and work on distance (I work on speed but I won't get off topic). The distance and accuracy of tour players absolutely amazes me. How can Rory hit a 6 iron so far? They are elite athletes who train, train, train. The short hitters also elite athletes can have great success, like Zach Johnson, but it seems to fade (no pun) as more of the young long hitters come on tour. I wish the graphs could show that progression. Best, -Marv
  14. That's what I started golf with years ago. Amazing that I could even hit them back then! Best, -Marv
  15. He won't have alcohol for his best friend any more where he is going.
  16. GREAT ADVICE FROM EVERYONE! I have RA. My hands are kind of gnarly, with swollen joints, knots on joints, etc. I have had to go to a higher level of pain management. I see an ortho/hand specialist. INFREQUENT injections really help. Also a Rheumatologist. I take two meds to slow down the progression. One, Meloxicam, is a heavy duty Ibuprophen that really works. Plus as @DrMJGsaid, two gloves. I have used the Bionic and then just regular gloves as the treatments began to work. Low impact exercises like aerobics in a pool are good. FINALLY MY BEST ADVICE...Don't play around with osteo or rheumatoid arthritis if it is starting to affect your life.. It is progressive and can be crippling (esp in hands, knees, rotator cuffs). See a specialist if at all possible. I think doctors on the site will confirm this. Sorry for the rant...I spent from October 2017 to May 2018 seeing doctors and in physical therapy with this stuff. (But I leave Tuesday for Michigan to attend my military unit reunion and will play 2 rounds of golf. YAY!) Best, -Marv
  17. Yup! I'm 73 and probably exercise more now than age 40, though the exercises are different. Good golfers will welcome you just as they did me, with patience, tolerance and hope. Best, -Marv
  18. Welcome! Love WV! (I originated in the Ozarks and the old mountains speak to me.) AND if you are obsessed, this is the place to be. Best, -Marv
  19. YAY! to this. Very uplifting for this old man! I won't be walking and carrying but working on living, loving and playing a long time! Best, -Marv
  20. Yes...It's all in the setup, doing the same thing every time. Best, -Marv
  21. MarvChamp

    Perfection

    Seeing a high, long (for me) little draw from the fairway....Time after time. The ball in flight inspires. Best, -Marv
  22. I posted a message to you in another thread on how you do it in Texas. Best, -Marv
  23. Now I'm getting it. Please go to the GHIN site and the Texas Golf Association site. Find out what your "home golf assn" is if you don't belong to a club that offers GHIN service (mine is the Fort Worth Golf Assn). Sign up for about $35 annually, start posting your scores, and voila! your very own GHIN. Please do this; it's great and many benefits from TGA. Best, -Marv
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