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tdc1

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  1. Currently playing one brand throughout the bag. But then I only own 16 clubs (two additional putters).
  2. The new ball test underway got me thinking: a) how many golfers actually know their swing speed with a driver? b) how do they know their speed (i.e., are their numbers based on iPhone apps, personal launch monitors, GC Quad, professional fitting, etc)? c) how often do they test their speed? I ask because I know I have, at best, a “guesstimate” of my swing speed (much closer to 85 than 115). I don’t own/have access to a launch monitor, I don’t belong to a private club with a pro who might have such equipment, and the nearest fitting center is a 90+ minute drive. Also, I’m not sure that the good folk at Dick's will be too happy to see me bring my club in and monopolize the hitting bay for 45 minutes to check numbers. I have recently come round to Tony’s idea that I should play the “best” ball I can afford to lose, and I’m lucky enough I can find enough wayward Pro Vs/TP 5s/etc., on my home course that i rarely buy golf balls. Still, without accurate swing speed data, I feel like I might be missing out on a good fit. I know yardages with most of my clubs (except driver/3w/6i which are too inconsistent) but not if/how that transfers to ball choice. Thoughts on a rainy afternoon in the middle of the mitten. Thanks for reading along.
  3. Hmm, I’ve always thought that delofting will open the face.
  4. I’ve been trying to find best setting with my G425 Max 10.5* driver. I've tried the higher lofts with both neutral and draw settings for back weight, and currently use standard loft/draw setting for back weight. So far I have resisted going down in loft for fear of club face being open at address (my miss is usually high toe push/slice). Assuming a good swing at the ball, what might I expect to see at the lower loft setting? Thanks!
  5. Man, does my game need putting help! Good lagger, but in close is killing my score.
  6. Posted the following a short time ago to the forum topic about UV arm sleeves: "I ordered from two different companies and tried the first pair today — Columbia Freezer Zero. They stayed up quite well (the top rolled down a little but nowhere near enough to interfere/annoy — never worried about them sliding down. "When waiting on the group ahead I could feel the heat of the day but not more than I would have with bare arms covered in sunscreen. When walking or when there was a breeze my arms felt significantly cooler. "Three notes about the Columbia: (1) wide seam on inside of arm — did not leave a mark or become irritating but some might not like the look; (2) there is a definite bluish tinge to the white sleeves due to the cooling technology in the fabric; and (3) large Columbia logo on forearm of each sleeve. None of these would stop me from buying again but I wasn’t fully aware of these until they arrived"
  7. I asked the MGS forum about long sleeve shirts a few days ago and a number of responses recommended arm/sun sleeves. There are a bunch of choices out there. I ordered from two different companies and tried the first pair today — Columbia Freezer Zero. They stayed up quite well (the top rolled down a little but nowhere near enough to interfere/annoy — never worried about them sliding down. When waiting on the group ahead I could feel the heat of the day but not more than I would have with bare arms covered in sunscreen. When walking or when there was a breeze my arms felt significantly cooler. Three notes about the Columbia: (1) wide seam on inside of arm — did not leave a mark or become irritating but some might not like the look; (2) there is a definite bluish tinge to the white sleeves due to the cooling technology in the fabric; and (3) large Columbia logo on forearm of each sleeve. None of these would stop me from buying again but I wasn’t fully aware of these until they arrived I have a second pair on order from another company and intend to explore some other brands. And, as if this reply isn’t long enough already, be sure you note whether the product is using UPF or SPF as its standard for UV protection.
  8. Thank for all the input! I've ordered a couple of sets of sleeves from different brands to try. Will post an update after I give them a try. Tim
  9. It was upper 80s today in mid-Michigan and getting hotter everyday. Couldn’t play today but did have to mow my lawn. I threw on an old Reebok PlayDri long-sleeve t-shirt to avoid slathering up with sunscreen. Sure, it was wet by the time I was done but I didn’t feel over heated. It made wonder why all my long-sleeve golf shirts are for cool/cold weather. Anyone have suggestions for hot weather long-sleeve golf shirts? I would much rather wear long-sleeves than do the sunscreen. Also, I think it would complete the look with my bucket hat and cooling scarf. P.S. Don’t worry, I’ll do the sunscreen until I find a good alternative form of protection.
  10. So, results of range work and a couple rounds with 3W shaft in driver. (1) some increase in accuracy. (2) noticeable loss in distance. (3) significantly lower launch/ball flight. As a result, going back to regular driver shaft (and trying to get of my own way).
  11. I’m not enough of a gear head to know the possible ramifications of changing driver daft with 3W. Both driver and 3W are Ping G425 Max with stock Ping Alta CB shafts in R flex. I know the 3W shaft is heavier than driver shaft (62g vs. 57g) and shorter 43” vs. 45 ¾”). Both are supposed to be Mid-High launch. What might I expect to see/feel? Thanks. (Yeah, I’m going through a rough stretch and grasping at straws.)
  12. Got my first GPS device last year — Bushnell Phantom — which was easy to use and accurate enough until I dropped it (knocked it off my bag). Decided to replace with Shot Scope G3. Lightweight, easy to read, not likely to fall off my wrist. Opted for the G3 which is GPS only. Had a free trial of Arccos last year when I bought new clubs and found the whole data collection process entirely too cumbersome so the V3 wasn’t very appealing to me. If data collection is important then I think the Shot Scope V3 would make a good choice.
  13. Recently turned 70 and ride only when required by course or heat. I’ve used push cart for about 10 years. Much less stress on back, less twisting to get bag on and off. Also, less shoulder strain than pull cart. (I do have a Sunday carry bag for late Fall/early Spring courses in Michigan are “out of season” for handicap posting.) I use/recommend 3-wheel Sun Mountain carts but I know they are bulkier when folded than some other brands.
  14. Would love a crack at the one length!
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