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About Padreruf

  • Birthday 12/17/1950

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  • Location
    Charleston, SC
  • Interests
    Family, Golf, Reading, People.
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Player Profile

  • Swing Speed
    90 mph or less
  • Handicap
  • Frequency of Play/Practice
    Multiple times per week
  • Player Type
  • Biggest Strength
    Driver/Off the Tee
  • Biggest Weakness

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  1. I am 73, had a spinal fusion 3 years ago due to a plasmacytoma of the L4. 1 ½ years later I developed full blown Multiple Myeloma -- a blood cancer. Underwent chemo for 4 months and then had an autologous Bone Marrow Transplant in March of 2023. I am now in Complete Remission -- but the way back has been tough. Several years ago I tore the Rotator Cuff in both shoulders -- about 8 months apart. Needless to say my body was a weak wreck for golf. In January I added lifting light weights to my daily stretching routine. I now work out at least 6 days per week -- and the difference is amazing. Being stronger has made all the difference in my ability to control the swing, etc. I've lost 20 lbs and picked up muscle as well. It is never too late...I went from being on the verge of giving up golf to being stronger and more flexible than I was 5 years ago. Get off the sofa and out of the recliner and start exercising!!
  2. Hit balls for the 2nd time since spinal fusion back surgery in April -- last week was the first. Back and core are stronger due to 1 hour stretching and strengthening workouts every day. However, I'm still not fully back...by a long shot. Working with a ½ to ¾ swing length, swinging in rhythm and not forcing anything. Gap wedge was about 10 yards shorter than before, but I anticipated that. Just glad to hit and not feel pain...any suggestions out there as to how I should progress, let me hear it!! I've rehabbed both shoulders before, but not a spine!!
  3. Thanks...I had to laugh as I've had MRI's and CT scans lately -- dealing with a plasmacytoma on my L4 vertebrae. I have another coming up in October so I may try and stick a sleeve in my pocket...who knows what that would do to those who read these things...
  4. Story is 18 months old...
  5. What is the quality of this club vis a vis Titleist, Taylormade, etc.? How hard was it to get the right fit?
  6. While we are kicking around irons and shafts, has anyone here had any experience with Taylormade P790 or Sub70 699? They seem to be similar -- foam injected, etc.
  7. Hey ChuckZ -- I am on the other side of Charleston -- West Ashley...am 70 and play to a 10. I am recovering from back surgery -- spinal fusion due to a tumor on my L4. Anyway, I'll be back playing in August -- Stono Ferry -- and would love to talk with you regarding swing and club changes coming back from this surgery. I have already gone to game improvement irons (Taylormade M4 -- 6-GW -- with hybrids for 3-5. (All R shafts.) I have also installed more flexible shafts -- between R and S in my woods. My swing speed was 87 with driver...not sure what it will be now. It will be shorter and smoother, that is for sure. The more flexible shafts were so I could swing smooth and minimize the back pain I thought was coming from the discs. Anyway, what was your experience in coming back from this surgery? Have you changed your shafts? BTW, do you get fitted by David Ayres?
  8. I am 70 and similar speed...back issues...went to a Sr. shaft but SHORTENED the shaft to 44 ½ -- started hitting it past all my younger buds and in the fairway. Now, since back surgery I will not play until September...get properly fitted.
  9. Slow play usually happens when people who do not know how to play golf go on the course and try to do so. Public/semi-private courses should have some kind of policy to require non-golfers to pick up after double par.
  10. Another question for you club afficienados -- Is the AP1 712 clubhead better than an older clubhead -- specifically Titleist 775 CB. The former is cast and the latter is forged. The former is on the whole 2 degrees lower per club than the latter. I played with the former for the last 6 years. What I am asking is whether my game will improve by reshafting these irons to shafts I like that that "fit" me? Does the head make that much difference?
  11. After 4 months I can say that walking with a push cart is the way to go...even @ 67. Much more relaxing and enjoyable -- even had a 3 some in carts ahead of us tell us that we kept up with them the whole day...which we did.
  12. After a few months the verdict is clear -- the Kuro Kage shafts are too light and weak for me. I am hitting the Titleist 775 CB with Nippon Pro Regular shafts very solid...can move the ball left and right much easier. I am tempted to put these shafts into the AP1 712's -- but not really sure that would make a big difference in scoring. I just know that hitting a 7 iron 145 at sea level is far enough... My bigger problem is that my putting has gone to hell -- have the beginnings of cataracts but cannot have surgery now. Father time is undefeated...but I'm still playing 3x most weeks....
  13. I added lead tape as they were way too light...still not heavy enough. Have gone back to Titleist 735's with Nippon shaft -- forged and much heavier. Lost a club in distance but have regained feel. I cannot handle light...obviously.
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