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  1. I enjoyed watching Craig Stadler, Ray Floyd, Payne Stewart, Jim Furyk, Lee Trevino, Fred Couples and Bruce Lietzke. Lietzke grooved an over the top fade, which required little practice to maintain, and made a good living never playing more than 25 tournaments in a year. All had different swings, but all of them played well.
  2. Are you currently playing any PM wedge? If not, perhaps getting a couple gently used 2019s would be a good move. If you're unaccustomed to the high toe, big head, slight offset, high bounce, getting new wedges might be a misuse of your time and money. I read several reviews of them, then bought pre-owned from CallawayPreOwned.com for less than the cost of 1 new one. it took a few practice sessions to become accustomed to them, even though I was used to high bounce. Now, they're in the bag. I usually keep my wedges for 3 years. I find them to be easy to hit on a variety of shots. The bounce he
  3. I've been playing the Pro V1x for about 5 years now. I quickly preferred it to the Pro V1 given the ball flight. Back then they were considerably firmer than most all other tour balls. They're softer now, and I like the feel. Played the TM TP5 for about a season, finally gave it up for the V1x. I keep about 6 dozen of the V1 to play in heavy wind in an attempt to keep the flight down. I am so stocked up, I probably won't buy again until the 2025 model becomes available.
  4. I ave a drawer containing 3-4 Swis Army watches. It's been 10 years since I last wore one. I use my phone to keep time.
  5. I "own" about 8-10 pairs of shoes. However I currently wear only two pair. As I've aged I've found I need a wider pair of shoes. To get the right fit, I've found I need an XW in 9.5. Not enough companies provide that option. So, I've relied on FJ to supply me. I currently rock two pair of the FJ Fury. I find them to be comfortable and dry. I would like a firmer sole. As a walker I experienced some big toe tendonitis. Xtra Strength Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen took care of that.
  6. I played all last year in Ray-Ban Original Wayfarers polarized and liked them. However, I'm currently looking at Oakleys. Particularly at the Dark Prizm Golf lenses. Haven't quite decided on which frame, it's between the Flak 2.0 XL and the Portal X. Decided it has to be the Dark (not Black) Prizm for brighter sun. I can play w/o glasses in cloudy weather. I've decided I don't want Polarized. I'd prefer the Prizm as they provide better definition. Now just need to snag a great deal on them. 1/26 Update: Acquired a pair of Oakley Portal X with Prism Dark Golf lenses. I tried on the Portal
  7. I'm not into pleats, but I did recently upgrade a few pairs of shorts. I bought them online at Nordstrom Rack. I suggest you look there if you already haven't. You might find something you like. Went into a store nearby yesterday. Nothing in golf apparel, it must all be online.
  8. Currently wearing DryJoy jacket and a pair of pants I bought at REI. If it wasn't so damn pricey, I'd seriously consider some of the Euro stuff like Pro Quip, Galvin Green. Maybe Galway Bay. I think it's time for a new set anyway, so I'll start trolling online sellers.
  9. I have no personal experience. However, I have friends and playing partners who wear them. Every one of them thinks they are a great shoe. Comfortable, durable, roomy. Next time I'm in the market for shoes, I'll seriously consider buying them. Unfortunately, the one I want the v.4, seldom go on sale.
  10. I needed a cart for most of the 2017 - 18 seasons due to bad hips. Prior to that, most of my golf was played while walking. In 2019 I began walking, again. I think I used a cart a half-dozen times in 2020. I prefer to walk, too. However, I no longer carry my bag, unless it's a 9 hole executive course. Otherwise, It's a push cart for me. Walking keeps me in better shape, gives me the exercise I need, and actually makes rounds more enjoyable. I joined an 'old man's league' at my home course this year. The other three guys are walkers, as well. We're all over 65. Two of my group are in the
  11. There are far too many balls out there I haven't tried for me to say for certain. I have eliminated Srixon as a brand, too hard in my opinion. Snell - same thing. Would not go back to TM TP5 again. Might try the TP5x. Tried the TM Project (a) when it first came out. Sorely disappointed. Haven't played any Bridgestone in so long, not sure what they're like anymore. I'd probably start there. I like a slightly firmer ball, so their softest models are a no for me. Callaway, haven't played anything of theirs in so long. I don't have any interest in fringe market balls like Vice, Cut, Clear etc. M
  12. Hi Eddie, Good luck to you in your quest for fitness. We can all benefit from improving our fitness. In the weight training area. the 5 most important moves are: Push. Pull, Hinge, Squat, Plank. Of these, pulling is probably the least important. Hinging and Squatting are probably the most beneficial to you. Glutes are king. The more you develop them, the more swing power you will have. BMart 519 has some very good ideas. Hingeing and Rotation are high on the list. For equipment, a couple kettlebells will go a long, long way toward strengthening. The key is knowing how to properly sw
  13. Did you find different generations of the balls in one box? I wouldn't want to buy versions that were 2, 3 or more generations old.
  14. The recommendation in another thread, to buy TaylorMade TP5's, aroused my curiosity about Titleist Practice Pro V1s. First, they actually state their balls are cosmetically imperfect, but go on to emphatically state there are no performance issues or irregularities in their balls. However, I'm curious if all the balls in a given box are the same model. Would they all be Pro V1 or do they mix in the Pro V1x, as well? Also, are they all the same, current model; or could they be a variety of versions of the ball? I'm not interested in owning them, I have quite enough stock on hand. Anyone fa
  15. If there is a competent club fitter club maker in your area, he should be able to provide what you want. Call or visit him and bring your clubs when you go. He can determine what you might need and do the work. Turn around time should be pretty quick. Otherwise, contact the manufacturer of your clubs and ask for their recommendations. Note: I see you live in the Mpls area. Go see Stan Steuter at Golf Club Hospital on 43rd and Bryant Ave. S. www.golfclubhospital.com. He's the best in this area.
  16. A couple years ago I bought a new set of irons on ebay which were 3 - PW, AW, SW, LW. The gaps from PW, which is 45º, to LW were 5º each. After playing them a little while, I decided on different wedges and went with 54º S and 58ºL. I enjoy a few extra yards with the 54º over my previous 56º on full swings, and I'm able to dial it in on less than full shots; the 58º is as good as my 60º was in previous sets. I like the consistency.
  17. If you're playing Ping Eye 2's, It's apparent you don't switch clubs too often. Consider the $2000 a long term investment. Over a 5 - 10 year period, depending on how often you replace your irons, your investment could be considered practical. Otherwise, since you paid for the fitting, you are under no obligation to buy from CC. Feel free to find a competent club maker/fitter who could confirm your stats and see what he would do on a set of the same clubs.
  18. I can see it now. Originally all I got was the little blue square with the ? in the center of it. Thanks.
  19. JalanK

    Price Trigger

    If I'd bought them, I would have broken the lot into smaller quantities and offered them up to friends etc. I would only want to keep certain items for myself.
  20. Can you post a picture or two of the actual ball, so we can judge the condition of them?
  21. JalanK

    Price Trigger

    I like Pro V1 and Pro V1x balls. I like to suss out a good deal on new ones. When I find a good deal, I will buy in quantity. Just curious, what is your price point trigger on your favorite ball? Is there one which will compel you to by in larger quantities: 5 8,10, 12 dozen? I found one supplier of TP5s for $20/doz. - they were legitimately acquired by the seller. I bought about 12 dozen. Recently, there was an ebay auction of 35.5 dozens Titleist's. 3 dozen were AVX, About 5 dozen total were half-dozen boxes of Shamrock and Ryder Cup models of Pro V1. The rest were Pro V1 and V1x. Only
  22. JalanK

    Golf ball

    I wouldn't think so, but I'm not the manufacturer. I don't know what the different components of a ball cover like color could do. I would encourage you to call B'stone's customer service and ask them if color makes a difference in performance. B'stone is a high end ball company, I assume they would not sacrifice performance for color; nor would any other premium ball maker, like Titleist. Can you imagine if the Yellow Pro V1s went farther and straighter than the white ones? You might never see a white Pro V on the course again.
  23. A couple thoughts after looking at the photos: The cover on the 2019-2020 version is thinner than previous covers. It's possible that could contribute to the differences in appearance. As Titleist redesigns their balls, I'm sure the formula of the cover undergoes changes to help them obtain the characteristics they seek. Did you try moving them around in the light to determine if the position, and how the light hit them had anything to do with the appearance? If you're concerned, contact Titleist and ask them what they think. You might even send then a couple of the wonkier performi
  24. I started with dragging the grip back before allowing the head to move, just to get the feeling of not snatching the club head back. Then, I worked on starting the backswing with my left hand and keeping the right hand passive, not applying any force with the right hand. I just allowed the right hand to stabilize the club on the backswing. Eventually I got to a point where both hands were working together. It takes time and practice. Just practice the first 2 feet of the backswing until you can keep your right hand from taking control and pulling on the grip. it helps that I now wait until I'm
  25. I have worked on this for a couple years. It can creep back int my swing. It’s a real swing killer. Good luck with your progress. Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
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