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About Calypso55

  • Birthday December 26

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    Wisconsin, along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan
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    Golf, photography, camping, and cigars.

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  1. Picked up a Rapsodo last week. I've taken it out to the range several times already but I've been frustrated by the numbers I've been getting. They seemed to be registering well under my usual distance. So today I picked out a yardage sign that was placed on the range, took a reading with my laser scope to get the exact distance, and then proceeded to choose a club that would carry to that sign. There was about a 15 yard discrepancy between the laser reading and what the Rapsodo was telling me. I know that they say that there is no need for a calibration-- that it's extremely accurate right out of the box.... but I'm not so sure. And I have no idea how to manually calibrate it (if it's possible or even if I should!) Any thoughts???
  2. Bill Two Rivers, WI Most of my rounds are walking, carrying my bag-- take a power cart when playing in outings. I don't currently own a push cart. This would be amazing!!! Much prefer walking and always had one of these on my dream list-- just majorly out of my price range. Would love to have the opportunity to test and own one!!
  3. Bill in Two Rivers, WI No, I've never had the opportunity to use a hitting net. But I sure could use one during the cold winter months here in Wisconsin!! I haven't used a launch monitor-- simply a speed tracker. Like I said, it would be great to have something with which to gauge my swing when the snow's on the ground!! Thanks for the opportunity to put my name in the hat! Good luck, everyone!!
  4. Bill Two Rivers, WI Maltby KE4 TC 16 95MPH TSi2
  5. Bill K, Two Rivers, WI, USA Ping Anser 2 The color dynamics look as though they would significantly help in alignment and path. Would love to have the chance to try out the new Heppler Anser Ping 2.
  6. Bill from Two Rivers, WI 16 Handicap Currently playing Ping G410 irons Would absolutely love to give the PTX Pro-Icon Combos a try! Thanks!!
  7. Greetings everyone! My name is Bill. I'm about to turn 64 years old and I have been golfing since I was in grade school. The entire family were/are golfers. Many of our vacations were golf vacations, fondly remembering the 'old' days at French Lick! Over the years, golf and friendships have been synonymous. I still get together with several of my high school buddies for an annual golf weekend in Green Lake, Wisconsin, where we play at Lawsonia and Mascoutin. A traveling trophy is involved, and this past summer I finally got to engrave my name on the winner's list. Last year I was picked by MGS to try out the SuperSpeed Golf Training system. It required quite a commitment, but I definitely saw results, as others have indicated who have tried the system themselves. I was first introduced to MGS by a good friend and fellow member, RevKev. He's a super golfer and just a wonderful individual! We used to play a couple of rounds together before he up and moved from wintery Wisconsin to fun-in-the-sun Florida. The season is relatively short up here along the shores of Lake Michigan. But that doesn't keep me from thinking about golf year-round. Great group of guys at MGS! Really enjoy the camaraderie!!
  8. Bill, Wisconsin 14 Titleist 54, 58, 62 50 yards out shot Sent from my iPhone using MyGolfSpy
  9. I was playing a set of Maltby irons. Graphite shafts. I'll be hanging on to them for my 'senior' years.
  10. Greetings, Group! Well, my increased speed prompted me to go and get a new fitting. Last one I had was about two years ago. I made an appointment at GolfTec (since I've done business with them before, they had done my previous fitting, AND they were running a special for March) and, lo and behold, my increased speed warranted a move from my current regular shafts into a stiffer shaft. The fitting process was interesting. The first thing that the pro did was do figure out where I was at with the optimal shafts for my swing. One thing that was consistent was my need to have a much lower spin rate. He narrowed it down to three different shafts to compensate for my increased speed and to achieve a lower launch angle. Then, it began with trying out different brands of irons. I tried Mizuno, Taylormade, and Ping, in a more game-improvement style. Settled on the Ping 410's with the Project X LZ 5.5 shafts. Again, a stiffer shaft than my current regular flex. My club face will be set to 2 degrees flat. I was gaining about 10-15 yards per club. Then it was on to the drivers. Again, tried a number of them-- TaylorMade, Mizuno, Ping, and Calloway. Went with the Calloway Epic Sub Zero 10.5, set at 9.0, with an HZD Smoke shaft (again stiffer than my current driver shaft) cut down by one inch. I was hitting the Calloway about 10 yards longer than the other drivers I tried, which were all about 10 yards longer than my current driver. So, I think I'll be picking up at least an additional 20 yards if not more. I bit the bullet and ordered the Ping irons and the Calloway driver. And then I did the bravest thing a man ever could-- I told my wife what I had done.... and we're still married!!!! Very glad I took the time to get professionally measured. The pro kindly waived the fitting fee since I ordered the clubs through them... nor did I get gouged... the prices were comparable to anything I could order online elsewhere. Plus, the clubs will be tweaked to my length and lie at no additional charge. I'm very confident about the choices in clubs and shafts. They should be coming in at the end next week. Now, if only the rest of the snow would melt so that I can hit the links with them!
  11. Well, things didn't go quite as planned for me this week. Had a winter storm blow in and I came down with an awful cold. Those two combined to cause me to cancel my plans to visit my brother in Florida. Have rescheduled for a February visit. But the long and short is that I'm going to be behind a week as far as the protocols are concerned.
  12. I'm out of commission for this week as well. Visiting my brother who is hospitalized. Even though I'll be down in Florida, I'm not going to be able to break away. I'll pick things up next week. (A little iffy as far as my flight taking off from Milwaukee tomorrow evening, as they're expecting a new round of snow.)
  13. Echoing what several of you are saying, there are swings when I feel like I've cut through the air faster than ever, only to be surprised that the numbers were lower than I expected. Other times, I'm amazed that that last swing that I took registered as high as it did. I think a lot of that has to do with the tension in my arms and my hands. Those swings that feel like a really killed it are usually when I'm trying to use my arms (and consequently my hands) to generate more speed. The looser my arms and the lighter my grip usually produces higher numbers.
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