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  1. I've made a few changes since I first posted. I now carry a driver, three wood, five wood, 4 through PW irons, sand wedge and a putter. Still just twelve clubs. Our club is allowing carts now, but I still walk unless it's really hot. It looks like summer is here in NC so I'll probably ride more often. However, I'm playing pretty well right now so I doubt if I make any equipment changes any time soon.
  2. 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.
  3. I guess you're right. This site probably isn't for me. I drive a Toyota Higlander
  4. 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 swi
  5. 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.
  6. 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 .
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. I think you're absolutely right. I've encountered both types and much prefer the second type too.
  11. 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.
  12. 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. Mayb
  13. 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.
  14. 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
  15. 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?
  16. Well I finally was able to get my driver weighed. I bought an 8 gram weight from GolfWorks and replaced the stock weight in my M6. The swing weight is D3.8 with the 45" NVS shaft. I've only been able to play twice since I made the change, but I think it's going to work just fine. Once the weather gets warmer and drier, I fully expect to gain maybe ten yards off the tee.
  17. This rule is in affect due to the Coronavirus outbreak. However, I used to walk and carry all the time. There were many years where I only had maybe ten rounds out of 100 where i took a cart. Now I usually walk nine and ride nine if it's really hot. Once we get through this pandemic I'll probably continue to walk and carry whenever my body let's me.
  18. Nope. The club rents pull carts, but private carts of any kind are not allowed at any time. I guess they worry that since carts are re-used during the day they cannot be sterilized during this outbreak.
  19. Many of us are fortunate enough to be able to continue to play golf during this virus outbreak. Our club currently allows rounds as long as you walk and carry your bag. As a 70 year old senior with arthritis, walking and carrying isn't as easy as it once was. Therefore I have temporarily removed several clubs from my bag to make it lighter. I now carry a driver, a four wood and a seven wood. My irons are a five iron to pitching wedge, a sand wedge and a putter. Also, I have only six balls and a few tees in the pockets. I've found basically removing three clubs helps a lot with the weight so I
  20. Well, I just learned that my NVS shaft weighs 56 grams and the Atmos that came with the club weighs 53 grams. So my guess is the swing weight only dropped a couple of points if any. Just in case I run into problems later, I bought an 8 gram M6 head weight I can use to compensate. Like I said before the club is performing well. I sometimes get way too anal about this kind of stuff. I just need to practice and play rather than tinker.
  21. That's exactly what I did. I bought a M6 about a month ago at Dick's after they reduced the price. it actually looks a lot like the SIM. The fin on the bottom isn't as pronounced, but it is similar. I changed the shaft to an old after market Aldila NVS 55R shaft as I was fitted for that shaft several years ago and still love it. Unfortunately it's been very wet or cold here so I've only played about five rounds with it. However, it's working well so far. I've ordered a heavier weight for the head in case it turns out to be too light because the NVS is 3/4" shorter than the stock shaft.
  22. I've wondered about this issue. It seems like a lot of the "stock" shafts are also "made for" shafts. The Taylor made M6 which is now selling for $350 has a Fuji Atmos Orange shaft. However, the Fuji web site doesn't offer an Atmos Orange and the Atmos Red (or Blue) after market shafts cost about $250. I know a lot of OEMs do offer a variety of name brand shafts, but are they the same quality as the after market version?
  23. I have six. Three from all-time and three currently playing on the regular tour. My all-time favorites are Ben Hogan, Seve Ballesteros and Jack Nicklaus. My current favorites are Jason Day, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy. Who are yours?
  24. This is a good point. My guess is the NVS is heavier. Also, it has a 350 tip. Most shafts now are 335. Anyway unless I have problems in the future I'm not going to worry about it. What's the old saying "if it ain't broke; don't fix it".
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