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  1. John, I posted this comment on another site, but I'm pasting it here (below) because it relates to your question. Perhaps it will be helpful. (I apologize to those who may have read this). Just a short aside, I live in the Princeton area, but occasionally play golf around Easton and Bethlehem are as well as in the Poconos. If you ever want to get together and play, let me know. My comments are a response to several recent posts. I always enjoy testing golf balls. Even though I strongly prefer to try and compare balls on the course, being a hardcore golf ball guy, I simply had to try Ballnamic. I tried Ballnamic when it first came out, again at the end of last season, and last night to see if including the '23 balls made a difference. I did not specify a "favorite" ball or what I play. My rankings did change slightly from when I last tried it in December. My 1st place (Bridgestone Tour B X) and 2nd place (Callaway ChromeSoft X) recommendations stayed the same, but the new Titleist ProV1 was now in 3rd place, replacing the Vice Pro Plus. Having been fitted several times for clubs, I do have a good idea of my "numbers" and ball flight characteristics. I put in accurate data. I do want to experiment a bit by running the Ballnamic tests again, but since my data and numbers are real and honest, I can't stray too far and still get meaningful outcomes. Just a quick note for what it's worth: I never bought into recommending a certain model ball based on swing speed. I'm definitely in the camp that you test from the green back to the tee box. Being 72-years old with a few nagging meniscus and ankle injuries--not an excuse, I'm just saying--but my driver swing speed is now 83-85 mph. So, I'm a short hitter and not a bomber. I'm looking to improve the accuracy of my approach shots and really sharpen my short game in order to better my score. I find the Ballnamic recommendations quite interesting. The Bridgestone Tour B X has been my favorite ball for the last several years, despite my hobby of ongoing testing. The three different times I used Ballnamic, it was their top recommendation for me. It was, however, my "go to" ball before I even tried Ballnamic. I also plan to try both the new ProV1 and the CSX. I'll end by stating that I am certainly a prime example of someone getting the best performance for my game from golf balls that some companies only recommend for high swing speed golfers.
  2. Last night I did the TrueGolfFit driver fitting. Interesting results, and not that surprising. Their No. #1 recommended driver has me picking up over 17 yards in distance and better accuracy and dispersion. I'm sure with all of the data points they have collected the drivers they recommended are probably good choices for my game. I would, however, like to know more about their methodology and how they reached their conclusions (driver recommendations), especially since they don't have my actual swing "numbers." I know that with all of the data and statistics available these days, probability and predictability can produce outstanding results in many scenarios.
  3. I have a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. I carry my golf clubs on the back seat of my car. What I did that works really well is I went and bought an inexpensive black flat sheet (the kind used for bedding) and I use it to cover the entire golf bag and clubs. Buy a larger size, such as for a queen or king-sized bed. It is effective in the day and becomes invisible as the light fades. An added bonus: when you don't have your clubs in the car, you can use the sheet to cover your laptop, briefcase, or anything else that you want to keep from prying eyes. I previously lived in an area of Trenton , New Jersey where not everyone is an honest, upstanding citizen.
  4. GolfSpy Barbajo mentioned: "I can't really explain it, but the balls felt "heavy." Several years ago I tried the Volvik Vivid matte golf balls. I had the same impression. They felt "heavy." I'm sure they must have been within specification for weight, but they felt heavy. Perhaps it has something to do with the matte cover?
  5. Great photos. I'm interested in learning more about these irons.
  6. Steve (Age: 66) Trenton, NJ Short Game (100 yards and in): pitching, chipping, and putting
  7. Carolina 26 Denver 20 Tie Breaker #1= Cam Newton ... MVP Tie Breaker #2 = 2 TD Passes
  8. I have been looking forward to this tournament for some time. I am intrigued by the course and look forward to watching how the pros play it. Should be a great weekend of golf!
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