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About Hoganman1

  • Birthday 01/26/1950

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    Charlotte, NC
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  1. I guess I should have checked "other" too. While most of my bag is Taylormade, my driver is a Ping, my putter is a Odyssey and my SW is a Cleveland. I'm not really brand loyal. I've just learned through a lot of trial and error what clubs work best for me. Here's my bag: Driver-Ping G400, Fairways-Taylormade 2017 M2 3HL and 5HL, Irons-Taylormade 2017 M2 4-GW, SW Cleveland CG15 and Putter-Odyssey White Hot Tour. My ball is a Titleist Pro-V-1X.
  2. I guess you're right. This site probably isn't for me. I drive a Toyota Higlander
  3. Yes. I recently went back to a Ping G25 driver I bought used in 2015. I think Ping introduced this model in 2013 or 2014. I've been trying different drivers for the last five years with only moderate success. I've tried the 2015 version of the GBB, the XR16 and the Rogue from Callaway as well as the 2017 M2 and the M6 from Taylormade. They were all just OK. I've also tried different shafts in each of the aforementioned clubs, but really didn't noticed a big difference. I'm a senior and my swing speed is declining. I kept thinking I could buy 20 more yards. I realize now if I make a good swing and get solid contact with the old Ping I can get it out there between 190 and 210 and in the fairway. Clearly that's not long enough to play a 6800 to 7000 yard course, but I can still be competitive from 6000 to 6250 if I chip and putt well.
  4. I doubt if I'll bite on this. I think my search for more distance through commerce is over. I've had four or five drivers in the last four years and I'm back playing a G25 from 2015. It's as long as any of the newer models I've tried and it finds the fairway 90% of the time.
  5. I had settled in on the Pro-v-1X, but the AVX is longer off the tee for me. I put a lot of spin on the ball due to a descending driver swing. I've tried to fix it but at 70 yrs. old, it keeps coming back. I really like the "X" around the green and off the putter, but I'm going to try the AVX again. Ten more yards off the tee can make a big difference .
  6. Well, I guess I got my answer. Zero responses in three days sends a message . Apparently, no one on the forum has tried this club. I did a little research and it appears it's just a strong three wood that looks similar to the old Orlimar fairways from several years ago. I'm guessing it won't catch fire. Frankly, the bright red clubhead wasn't appealing to me.
  7. Hoganman1

    7 woods

    I too play a 7 wood. It's actually a Taylormade '17 M2 High Launch 5, but it's 21*. I've just always had problems with hybrids. It fits nicely between my 18* 5 wood and my 5 Iron.
  8. Has anyone tried this club? I usually don't pay attention to the commercials on Golf Channel for these types of clubs. The Perfect Club, the Stand Up By Itself Putter and the Square Strike Chipper all seem to come and go. However, I played with a guy at my club recently and he had a Vixa V12. I don't know how far he normally hits a conventional driver, but he was getting it out there pretty well. I'm a senior (70) and I'm always looking for a few more yards off the tee. I think this guy is maybe in his mid 60s and he was the longest in the group off the tee with this club. I see that it has a very small shallow head and 14.5 degrees of loft. He offered to let me try it, but I declined due to social distancing. I'm just curious as to who has tried it and what they think.
  9. I think you're absolutely right. I've encountered both types and much prefer the second type too.
  10. Seems like a pretty good cross section of answers. Some people don't mind a lot of chatter during a round and others, like me, prefer less talk..I think this is why I enjoy sometimes playing alone. It's hard to do at my club because we have a lot of members for a club with only one eighteen hole course. I guess I'll just have to learn to tune out the talkers when I play. Here's hoping "good shot" or "great birdie" is what they're saying most of the time.
  11. Over the last few weeks our club has gone to the "walk and carry only" rule. During this time I've been playing with some new people. I've found most of them to be very nice, but some are extremely chatty during the round. I'm starting to find it very distracting. I try to be friendly when meeting new people, but sometimes I feel like I'm being interviewed while playing.I used to be a pretty good player and had a single digit handicap for two decades. Now I have to work hard to concentrate on every shot to shoot in the low 80s. Age and injury has taken it's toll, but I still love to play. Maybe I'm just becoming a grumpy old man. It's just I don't like to talk much during a round of golf. I get that some people are more social than me. They're just being nice by showing interest in my family, my previous career and my history. However, I wish they would save all that for after the round. Maybe the fact that we cannot congregate for a beer or drink after the round is causing this to occur. Anyway, this isn't that big of a deal. I just wondered if anyone else feels this way. Maybe I've been a jerk all along and am just now noticing.
  12. After several rounds I've found my drives tend to go left with the heavier head weight. I'm going back to the 3.5g weight that came in the club. My guess is dropping the head weight by 4.5g will make the swing weight around D1. Now, I promise to stop boring you guys with this because I know you're sick of hearing about it.
  13. I'm still playing golf as our club is open for play if you walk and carry your bag. Our city just went on lock down, but golf is still OK. They are going to close the range and putting green which I don't really understand but that starts tomorrow. I'm kind of a loner so I really don't miss a lot of social contact. I do however, miss seeing my kids and grandkids. I've been watching a lot of TV. Netflix, Prime and the premium channels have been great. I've also enjoyed reading books, magazines and stories of interest on the Internet. I really hate that all sports have been canceled. Spring is my favorite time of year and unfortunately we've lost this one. Here's hoping things improve soon, but I'm afraid this will continue for months. I hope you all stay safe and healthy. This too will pass.
  14. I think I finally settled on a ball to play year round. My "on course" tests show the Titleist Pro-V1X is best all round ball for my game even though I'm a senior player. My question is how different is the newest version (2020) of the "X" from the 2018 version?
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