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Robbie son of Lucky

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  1. My knees were the same— torn meniscus's, arthritis and little-to-no cartilage. Drs wanted to do replacements, but glue 10 years ago wouldn’t have lasted and I was told I’d need it again when I was 80— if I waited, I might die first, or better adhesives. YSD works for this stuff, but I don’t buy the wider range of their claims. Get your significant others to learn it—takes 30 minutes, then 30 minutes/day.
  2. I tore up my knees playing tennis and had 5 surgeries from 1982-2008. They weren’t helping at all anymore. I was a cripple. My wife is a Yuan Shi Dian practioner and fixed them in 3-4 months about 9 years ago when I was 56. I still have zero knee problems, although they get a little stiff if I’m sitting too long. Its also called Origin Point Therapy. It’s basically acupressure massage (but different) and heat. A Taiwanese doctor started this so it’s hard to find English info, but I understand there’s a Facebook presence. It’s all free knowledge and training—you just need a decent-sized Chinatown with volunteers.
  3. I don’t agree with the “i will never be in shape again” theory of age. I feel great and, and at 65, don’t think I’ve ever been stronger. I was leaner when I was 20-25, but I have more muscle now. It’s tougher to control the padding on my kidneys than it was, but not impossible; I fight that one with wheat-based foods and drink. I got way out of shape, starting in my early 40s, and didn’t get out of a mental funk until 56. My chest and arms are bigger (in a good way) than ever before, I stand taller with better posture, and my legs have muscles I forgot existed—all in the last 9 years. I refuse to be the hunched over old man on a cushion.
  4. I know little, except what I experienced. i had stiff graphite shafts 14 years ago, and didn’t play after that year. When I got back into it again this year, they hurt and I was erratic. I bought some reg flex, and things were better, and I knew I was on the right track. I had my swing speed checked and I was borderline, then tried some senior flex. Arms didn’t hurt at all, everything was straighter and distance increased a lot. It was magic. I’d say the right gear vs skill is close to 50/50.
  5. The videos seem to just cover the movements; I haven’t seen many cover the breathing aspects and energy flow, but this video seems ok— He’s got some haters, and honestly I’ve only seen 1 other video from him that I like. (I was just searching for you.) I hold many of the positions for a long time (especially the leg-up ones for balance), so this 20 minute video can become 60 easily. This one needs to be done at ⅓ speed:
  6. I just bought a Rovic RV1C by Clicgear. Slightly cheaper, slightly smaller than the big brothers. It just rolls when I want it to, and then it’s out of mind. I bought the wheel cover to keep my car clean. A little fat when folded compared to my old 2-wheeled cheapy, which was longer. Now if I could get the irons to stop slapping the fairways in the Org 14 bag...
  7. Back in my near-scratch days, I used one of those things that measure the height of the pin. I’m not good enough today to justify anything (yep, it’s out there... or not that far...), but I optimistically bring my Nikon Prostaff 3 from my rifle kit.
  8. I looked for 2 months and ended up with a Callaway Org 14. Great quality, plenty of appropriately-sized pockets and the slope I thought I wanted. I might have been wrong on that one, but I guess I just have to keep some covers on. Otherwise perfect for me and my kit. I can even get a 15th club in there easily if I’m trying something new. FYI, my 2 cents from my finals: Org 15: falls over by breathing on it. A little big for my game. Forgan Country Club: very nice actually; full length dividers but so thin that it didn’t help shaft tangling. Zero rotational stability. Ogio Grom: another contender, but too many big pockets and not enough small ones. A real “flying nun” appearance.
  9. Without delving into the nuance definitions of whiny and spoiled, I agree with the general premise. I was a photographer on the PGA tour for a while in the early 80s, and most (not all) are unapproachable primadonas. I should add the LPGA women are much nicer.
  10. Tai Chi is an exercise primarily, but has similar actions as king fu (obviously more martial art) and QiGong (more meditative). It involves a lot of stretching, breathing, and balance. If you’re new to it, you’ll be tired and sore after a short time. I’ve done 4 hour sets and it’s exhausting. Yes, it’s a great way to get/stay fit, and better your health. You’ll be more toned in your arms and legs, but won’t build big muscles. It’s not high cardio, so it’s easy on your heart, and you’ll likely lose some fat around the waist and kidneys due to the rotations and positions you hold. There’s a lot of breathing and calming aspects as well, so it’s good at clearing your mind. There’s a lot of videos on YouTube, and most community colleges seem to offer classes at low cost. I do QiGong (White Crane) as well, which also has many of the same qualities. My wife is chinese and does both, but her QiGong is different and basically maintains a meditative position for hours, but her Kung fu is low and vey explosive. What you learn in one is easily transferred to another. While there is nothing explosive in most tai chi routines, it can be, and the movements are definitely akin to martial arts.
  11. Exactly. I do tai chi and it’s all balance. At the gym, I do full torso rotations and run without hanging on to the stupid bar— both have made golfing action pretty easy.
  12. Sure; I assume it’ll be a nicer course than I usually play on. I wouldn’t play a Hillary-owned course though, and I don’t buy from Dicks since they took an anti-second amendment stance. Looks like I’m alone in this.
  13. The best one I ever heard of was named after the guys old girlfriend. They never really connected and he caught his neighbor using it.
  14. My vintage Callaway Sir Isaac bag from ‘92 has gotten tight. I guess it always was, but it’s size and the way it stands by itself are great qualities. It’s a real hassle to pull clubs in and out these days, maybe partly due to tacky grips. I recently played and ended up laying some clubs in the cart, but of course they bounced out and I had to embarrassingly do a reverse search. (Got em) I do carts and pull carts. Being 65, I don’t carry much (other than from my car), and I hate legs on bags. I’d like a handle on the correct side so shorter clubs are on the bottom, so I don’t understand how the reverse slope of most bags I see would keep my wedges from slamming into longer shafts when carrying. I’m looking for 14-15 way full dividers. I think ice in a bag is stupid. I don’t need a putter well the size of my arm. I almost bought a Callaway Org 15, but it falls over by blowing on it. I looked at a Datrik with “correct” handle placement, but it’s so low that the bag ends up parallel to the ground when loaded. Maybe I need more balls to counterbalance... I’m about to buy an Ogio Grom with the dreaded reverse slope, but I thought I’d check with you guys first.
  15. I don’t remember my first set exactly, but I believe the company that made them were near West Chicago, IL. My father knew of them and got me the set. The first set I purchased were 1992 Big Berthas. I rebought a Duece, 4 and 7 recently on Ebay, just as remembrance for about $35 each with minty headcovers. I bagged the Duece a few weeks ago and it played beautifully.
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