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  1. 12 hours ago, chisag said:

     

    ... Just keep in mind where you live and play also makes a big difference. Most midwest courses are soft and carry is king. Phoenix is very firm and I see seniors hit low trajectories off the tee that roll up to 100 yds, especially level or uphill. I find it really interesting when someone basically tops a tee shot and hits it farther than their normal "fade" because it rolls 200 yds when back in Chicago the ole "didn't make it to the front tee" penalty applies. 

    I'm THAT Chicago Guy! I feel like I'm, in real life, the dude in the commercial where the guy in the starters house is yelling at the dude on the Ladies Tee and finally screams " I'M ON MY FRIGGIN THIRD SHOT!!! OK"?

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  2. I broke the shaft of a G25 Driver, in S flex. Git it online for $100 & figured it was a pretty good deal. Club was in great shape.

    Two years in, it snapped on the first tee box. Was not too upset because I took the game up at 57, and after learning a ton more about the game, equipment etc. I realized I really should be using a 

    Regular Flex Shaft, as my Swing Speed is in the mid 90's, and I'm not getting any younger. Actually played my first year with a torn left MCL which caused me to open my left foot a lot leading to hitting fades on every drive. After I had a scope done, I could then hit the ball straight & began taking some lessons. Still working on shallowing the swing and carry distance. I try to stretch each morning, but at 61 don't know how effective that will be. During covid, I did lose 14 pounds and I think I have put a lot more rotation and follow thru I'm my swing. But, still working on distance.

  3. On 6/21/2021 at 10:22 AM, cnosil said:

    I’d look here and compare balls of a similar firmness and cover to the prov1.  Maxfli tour might be a good option. 
     

    https://mygolfspy.com/ball-lab-golf-ball-quality-comparison-tool/

     

    that said, if you are losing 2 dozen balls a round, you might want to consider lessons and/or just playing bargain balls until you can control the ball direction a little better.  Or was the course that tough and you don’t normally loose that many?  

    Hi! As a 61 year old that started 4 years ago, on a torn left MCL, BTW, I might suggest hitting just punch shots ( shots with 1/2 back swing, & focusing on SOLID contact with the back of the ball ). This drill should eliminate ALL the mistakes that can, and will occur on a full takeaway downswing. Once you are hitting ball first, taking divot after contact & compressing the ball, try going from 9 o'clock backswings to 10, 11, 12 etc. I was given this drill by my 2 handicap neighbor. I actually buy a sleeve of 3 Titleist  AVX Yellow Balls each Spring, with the goal of ending the season with at least 1 left. Remember, finding the fairway, even on a 180 yard drive is far more desirable than swinging for the fences!

    Also, some lessons would help significantly, IMHO, if you are losing that many balls.  😉

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