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Everything posted by MarvChamp

  1. @GeorgeHiggins congratulations! That is a great achievement! Others will tell you about technical golf swing stuff, but don't forget to have a pro take you out on the course for course management lessons to lay a foundation. That was all part of the deal when I started years ago. And maybe learn how not to think of yourself when playing. Best wishes from an old duffer, -Marv
  2. Just an opinion based on experience...Rotator cuff impingement will repeat without some form of non-invasive medical intervention and/or intensive phys therapy and proper light exercises. You Tube has some good info. Best of luck, ...Marv
  3. Yes...Probably won't get better on its own or will repeat. An orthopedic surgeon (you might need injections to relieve painful inflammation) and good PT. That's my story. My home exercises now include resistance bands an recumbent bike with arm exerciser. Much better flexibility. Best of luck, -Marv
  4. That is what this thread is about, I think. Golf can bring a player to heights of joy. Reminds me that in life there are struggles but there also are transcendent moments where I rise outside of myself. Best, -Marv (aka Shivas)
  5. I'm 73, have RA, and right knee and on-and-off rotator cuff problems. Had phys therapy that included a recumbent exercise bike with arm rotation and it was great. So, recently got one (an inexpensive one after searching for about a month). I am on it first thing on wake up and before evening meal. It has been about 12 days, and the difference in flexibility is remarkable! Much less tightness in knee and hamstrings. Shoulders are very good. Golf swing is improved. Highly recommended! Best, -Marv
  6. You might try to find a used very shallow face 4 or 5 hybrid with a small head. I have older ones that I recently put back in my bag. Changed my ability to use hybrids and my second shot game. Best, -Marv
  7. A big "WOW!" to @Club Rat ! I tried paper once...that was too much for me! Best, -Marv
  8. If too soft, maybe go up a step to the Superhot 55 or Hex Soft. I have Superhots in colors. Got on eBay. I use Spersoft myself (slow swing speed; great distance). Best, -Marv
  9. Right...I get "ball-locked" sometimes. Best, -Marv
  10. Last week...92 in a tournament with triples on two par 5's. Crazy. -Marv
  11. Yes to this...Also I find it helps to make a few practice low shallow baseball-type swings to feel inside out and the work of my hips and legs. Best, -Marv
  12. @Rkrider99 I can second the recommendation of PURE grips. But also look at TackiMac. Best, -Marv
  13. Lovely...I played those when I was a (much) younger, better golfer. Good luck with them. Best, -Marv
  14. My buddy is a much better golfer than I am. He went to a pro to check numbers, get fitted, etc. Ended up with these clubs. All his numbers increased and he is now out of state at a tournament, loving them. Best, -Marv
  15. Thanks ya'll...I had never heard of the Shoe Goo product. Good to know. Best, -Marv
  16. True in my experience too. I have two sets of nearly identical clubs (TA5 Senior and TA6), both with same mfr. senior shafts. But TA5 Senior is heavier and feels like swinging a board in comparison to "Action Lite" shafts in the TA6. The TA6 seems "made" for my tempo, but not the TA5. Good post. Best, -Marv
  17. True. My buddy got fitted into a set of RocketBladez last week. 2012-2014 clubs but he said all his numbers were improved greatly. Best, -Marv
  18. Well, that's certainly an opinion for the OP to take into account. Other research should be considered, as I said, including your own. Best wishes, -Marv
  19. @Ballgame59 I have a had Mizunos re-shafted in the past with lightweight shafts soft-stepped to be a little softer. Not inexpensive, but believe me, the right shaft for you will add to the enjoyment. I bought pulls from new clubs to keep costs down, and all were professionally installed, frequency tuned, etc. Best, -Marv
  20. @pug check Maltby Playability Factor charts for clubs that have stood the test of time in various categories. E.g., some older Big Bertha's are, in my opinion, as good for a beginner as anything on the market. Then follow up with other research. Only buy from sellers who have a top reputation and offer a money back return period. Anyway, best of luck on your new adventure, -Marv
  21. I'm just an old duffer and remember a time when a golfer would just consult friends, study the articles (now it would be Internet research) and have a trusted club pro or two give advice. @ladders11 HCP would indicate his method works for him, although I suppose there's always room for improvement by a fitting. There certainly might be in my case, but I simply like the shafts, feel, distance and ball flight of my old clubs. Best, -Marv
  22. 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!
  23. 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
  24. 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
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