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  1. I've used a driver shaft in a heavenwood. 230 yard 20 degree fairway wood. Smooth, easy swing crushed it...but it could get whippy. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  2. Look at Ping G and G30 also. They're a few years older, but pre-dare the G400, look very similar. I played both before the G400. Good drivers and they have Low spin and straight flight (SFT) versions. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  3. Most wedges are cast. Therefore, most wedges can only be bent 2 degrees safely. I play my clubs 3 upright and 1" long. I play Ping wedges because I can get them in something besides standard lie and length. They are the only wedges I've really been able to play. And, I have at least 10 non-ping wedges in the garage to prove my inability to play "standard" wedges, regardless of loft, bounce, head shape, or sole configuration. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  4. Have a Ping G400 and happy with it. Just boughtva G410 plus, thinking maybe I'll be more happy. Was at GG yesterdat getting my irons realigned and hit the Epic Max. Wasnt spectacular for me but that was probably the 50g stiff shaft. Didnt feel real solid. Hit a couple 2 yards longer than my G400. I also hit the Mavrik just because and distance was similar but it felt more solid than the Epic Max. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. I swap out 3h, 3w, 5w, 7w based upon the course I'm going to be playing and tee box length. Also how many non-driver tee shots will be needed and the distance i need to hit those tee shots. I also consider how accurate those tee shots need to be (i.e. how wide the fairways are). If there are a lot of trees on the fairway fringes, I'll have a 3 crossover to hit those wayward drives back into playable locations. I do play many different courses so I change almost every round. I can see how those who play the same course every round would keep the same top end. And being a club-ho like most her
  6. In comment on sandbagging handicaps, I will say that US Am Tour does a reasonably good job of regulating. I was playing in one tournament where one guy had just joined and had himself placed in a high handicap group. He shot 39 on front and the tour director bumped him 2 flights that day that tournament. Also, there is mandatory flight promotion after 3 wins and when scores dictate. Handicap starts as your GHIN but changes to tour handicap after 4 tournament rounds. Yes, occasionally someone slides in to win 3 in a lower flight. I know of two that are now playing up a flight. Sent from my SM
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    Usually,I play 52 weeks a year. This year, we sold our house in mid-December so I had a self imposed pause to pack and move. We got a rent house about 1/4 mile away but still had to pack and move. I didnt play for 6 weeks as a result. I didnt really miss it because I was too busy. Now, we've had the blizzard of 2021 so missed another two weeks. Played well the two times I played since Dec 1, but am looking forward to my regular rounds. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  8. Yes you are! People think they have to be "good" to play on these "tours" but you really just need a little game. I was going to do Golfweek tour and/or Grint tour. However, I chose to stick with USAm Tour because they have senior flights. The others force seniors to compete against young golfers from the same tee boxes. While I can still hit it 240 consistently, thats not 280-290. Additionally, playing longer tee boxes made the competition more difficult with youth winning each time. In the one tournament of co-mingled ages, i finished 6th of 18 and was the highest finishing senior. Sen
  9. Based on the original question, I'm intrugued by the TM Sim2. The hype surrounding the TSi1 is also interesting and I'll go hit the both. I played Cobra for quite awhile through F7 but I'm historically a Ping guy and game a G400 now so the G425 will be on my list when they make it to used sales location at $300 or so. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  10. I play US Am Tour. Its the reincarnation of the Golf Channel Am Tour with most of the same people in charge and running it. I've been playing it/them for five years now. Good competition and mostly good people. I recommend it if you want strong, flighted competition. Note though that it costs about twice what you'd spend for a weekend round of golf. There is prize money (gift cards to Dicks/GG) which pays top 25% of flight. Also skins, giant skins, closest to hole (all additional money). Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  11. When I got it, it was from hitting off mats at the range. I stopped hitting from mats and played graphite shafts and have not had a reoccurence. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  12. I've worked a year in the last 4 due to being unemployed (ageism). I'm 62 and we're planning to retire in 18 months as my wife will be 65 then. We're moving to Florida then. My "job" is to sell personal stuff in preparation for this. I play 2-4 times a week. I intend to play 5-7 in retirement. We have adequate finances. Retire when you can afford to live the life you want in retirement. Too many wait too long. My wife's co-workers have deemed themselves "slumpers". (I.e. they will die sluped over their desk at work) mainly because they have inadequate retirement savings and/or have no inte
  13. I've owned, played, and sold the TM M4, Epic Rogue, Rogue sub zero, Epic Flash, Cobra F7,8, 9, LTD, Ping G25 and G in the last two years and after owning and playing all of them, I sold everything and kept only the Ping G400 (with project X LZ). (It's hard being a "club-ho" with only one driver) It's not the longest but is the most consistent and for MY game, thats most important. I've owned as many as 14 drivers at one time, always searching for "that" driver. (Yes, i have a variety of shafts for each brand). I've hit and/or owned everything on the market and, for me, its the one. The other
  14. Ping g400 max, best driver two years running. Remarkably forgiving, consistent. Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
  15. Guy I play against in tournament play is using ping g700's. Im amazed at the distance of them. I use Cobra forged tech and love them. We're in the 12-16 hdcp bracket. Titleist m6 also is popular along with g400 Sent from my SM-G950U using MyGolfSpy mobile app
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