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About Hoganman1

  • Birthday 01/26/1950

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    Charlotte, NC
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    Golf (obviously), Reading, Movies, Gardening, and College Football and Basketball
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  1. How does the Fuji Pro XLR8 compare with the Atmos Red 5? I just bought a TM M6 and it's fine, but I'm curious how the Atmos shaft differs from the XLR8 that was in my M2. Does anyone out there know? The Fujikura web site doesn't list the XLR8.
  2. Sorry. We did get off topic. I have an older pair of WH shoes and they fit perfectly. I've found that all the Walter Hagen apparel is great. I have several shirts too.
  3. I just got a new M6 too, but mine is the standard model. My miss is a pull hook so I decided not to go with the D-Type. It seems longer than the Rogue I was playing. However, I've only played two rounds both on wet fairways. I'm looking forward to getting comfortable with the new club. I hope my results as as good as yours.
  4. Yes, we moved here in 1977 from Columbia SC.We live in Myers Park and I play at Myers Park Country Club. I see you're in Garden City. Where do you play you golf?
  5. We called them kilties. Like you, I always cut them off. I haven't seen them recently, but I'll be there are still some stashed away in garage closets somewhere.
  6. Hoganman1

    Your ball?

    Well after experimenting all Summer and Fall I was sold on the AVX until our greens got super fast. I like the extra distance off the tee, but I could not control my chips and pitches. One of our pros who knows my game suggested I try the Pro-V-1X. I hadn't played it in years and thought it was only for 100+ swing speed players. Surprisingly, I found it pretty long and it stops really well on the greens. I plan to stick with it through the Winter and Spring.
  7. I'd like to hear from anyone playing this driver. I'm looking at making a change and really like the looks of this club.
  8. Hoganman1

    Titleist AVX

    Do any tour professionals on the various circuits play the Titleist AVX?
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  10. I live in Charlotte and years ago one of the topless bars here had a "golf tournament". I don't know anyone that attended, but there was a lot of public outrage. The public course where it was held suffered through a boycott and eventually closed. While I am pleased that golf now attracts a more diverse group than in the past, I'm hoping this these type of events are few and far between. We all want the game to start growing again, just not in this direction.
  11. I find it both interesting and sad that this golf resort has fallen on hard times. It once hosted a premier PGA Tour event and a WGC event. Now it is (or was ) hosting a drunken golf "dogfight" organized by a topless bar.
  12. Thanks for the input and my apologies to Shank Dawg for hijacking his thread. To answer his original question; I agree that online fittings do provide a starting point. Having a certified fitter is the best way to go. Also, an online fitting can confirm what the fitter recommends as happened with me.
  13. I had a driver shaft fitting two years ago by a certified club fitter. It was one of the best things I've ever done. Recently, I tried an online fitting tool just for fun and low and behold the exact same shaft was recommended. However, they also gave several more expensive options as well. My question is: could a 70 year old 10.5 handicapper that swings in the low 80s really benefit from a $200 shaft versus the $100 shaft I'm playing now? Like a lot of seniors I would gladly pay $100 to even $200 more for ten more yards on my tee shot.
  14. My index is 10.6. I usually play twice a week and I've just started practicing twice a week. My sessions last an hour and a half. I start on the range and work with odd numbered clubs one day and even numbered the second day for thirty minutes. I then go to our short game area to chip and pitch for thirty minutes. I finish on the putting green with thirty minutes of putts from various distances. Since starting this practice regime three weeks ago, I've noticed an immediate improvement in my scores. My golf hero was right "the answer is in the dirt".
  15. Has anyone tried this new ball? I saw an ad for a free sleeve. I started the process, but pulled up when they asked for my credit card to pay for shipping. Although it was only $1.00, I'm skeptical of "free offers" that require one to pay for shipping. There are so many scams out there now. I never volunteer my credit card info unless I know the seller. Anyway the ad has all the usual claims that the Calcutta is the longest, greatest ball ever. While I doubt these claims I am curious. I tried the Snell ball and it was pretty good. Also, I've read great reviews of the Kirkland ball from Costco and the Vice ball. I've been a Pro-V-1 player for years, but I'm always open to change.
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