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  1. I played the AVX most of last Fall, but gave it up due to how it performed on and around the greens. I may try it again this Spring. However, I got a couple of dozen Pro-V-1Xs for Christmas and it seems to work better for me.
  2. Go ahead and say it; OK Boomer!!! I'm OLD, but I still like pleated pants and shorts for golf. I know they've been out of still for a decade. However, I don't care. They are comfortable. They are also sometimes hard to find. I like khaki and grey because they go with almost any color shirt. I've stocked up so I'm good until they come back in style. Hopefully, they will before I'm on the other side of the grass.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Hoganman1

    Titleist AVX

    Do any tour professionals on the various circuits play the Titleist AVX?
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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".
  16. 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 Co
  17. I think one issue is that if one wants to get fitted for clubs, they usually have to go with the current models. Maybe some independent club fitters do offer older models, but I haven't met one as yet. Our club has fitting sessions all season long with the popular OEMs. I've attended a Taylormade driver fitting and the only options were the M-5 and M-6. I've never had a fitting at Dick's but since they usually have some of last year's models in stock, they might do fittings for those clubs as well as the "latest and greatest". I do think it's important to have clubs that are properly fit
  18. My favorite putter grip is the Lamkin Deep Etch. I have been playing it for several years. However, many people like the SuperSoft grips. I tried one and it just didn't feel right to me. If you liked your old grip, I would replace it with the same style. It never hurts to experiment, but "if it ain't broke; don't fix it".
  19. I'm like most of the other posters. Most of my bag is used clubs bought online. My fairways and my sand wedge were new, but a previous year's model from Dick's. All of the sites mentioned previously are reliable. Global Golf, 3Balls and Taylormade Pre-Owned are all owned by Global Value Commerce. I think they're based in Raleigh NC.
  20. Have any of you on this site had a chance to compare these two balls? Their ads say "more speed". Does that translate into longer with the driver? I'm a senior with a slower swing speed, but I've found the '17 version works best for me in total performance. I've played several balls that are longer off the tee. However, they don't perform as well on and around the greens. I plan to give the '19 version a try when I run out of '17 balls. It's always nice to be able to gain a few more yards for us older players. What are your thoughts?
  21. I agree with those that say personal ball tests are the way to go. I was a Pro-V-1X guy for years, but this summer I tried the Snell MTB, the Callaway Chrome Soft X, and the TM TP5X. I found the TP5X was the beat overall for my game. I suggest anyone interested in changing balls give this method a try.
  22. I've just switched to the Taylormade TP5X. I tried several balls (Chrome Soft, Snell MTB, and the new Pro-v-1x) and the TP5X is longer and performs great around the greens. My swing speed is fairly low (mid 80s) but this ball works best for me. Buy a sleeve and give it a try.
  23. I too have started struggling with grip pressure. I tend to "choke the bird" with my driver and fairways which produces a terrible shot. I'm working on it on the range, but I sometimes revert back on the course. I've gone to midsize grips which helps. I just need to keep working until it's part of my swing.
  24. I agree with those that say "make the drive". You can go to Shaftfit to get a starting point, but a certified fitter is a must. He (or she) will put you on a Trackman and find the right shaft for you.
  25. I've been a Titliest Pro-V-1 player for years, but I decided to try some different balls this summer. I'm 67 and my swing speed has diminished due to age and arthritis. I was looking for a few more yards off the tee without giving up too much short game control.I tried the Snell MTB, the Callaway Chrome Soft, and the Taylormade TP5X. I was really surprised what I found. The TP5X was much longer even with my 80-85 mph swing speed. It also performed really well on and around the greens. I'm tempted to try the Chrome Soft X, but I'm going to stick with the TP5X for the foreseeable future. If you'
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