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  1. What a neat test, No more guilt for me !!!!!
  2. Just picked up an Sldr 3 wood on eBay in like new condition. Much lower ball flight than my R15, slightly longer too I think
  3. What a great thread and thanks for sponsoring. Any of the electric carts here would be fantastic https://shop.stewartgolfusa.com/collections/golf-carts/products/stewart-golf-q-follow?irclickid=xfKSU-3DbxyPUzk2IB2gQx%3A7UkFQZ20%3AUxEkRo0&utm_medium=Impact&utm_campaign=12915&irgwc=1&partner=Golfstead&mpid=1942766&variant=39840992755810
  4. Based on the relief the pros get from every conceivable situation (and the drop that always is in a great lie compared to most drops I have seen on my local courses), as well as the course conditions they play on, I have no problem with 'winter rules' in your own fairway all the time. Also, given the condition of the vast share of our traps, rake clean and place is also a good rule to follow. I know the golf pursists will balk, but...
  5. I thank you for your consideration of others
  6. If you like music, use Bluetooth Earbuds. That way, you get your Music and I am not forced to hear it. I have been golfing for over 50 years and enjoy the sounds of nature. I do NOT enjoy being forced to listen to music, I have a hard time focusing on my shot.
  7. I joined to see others opinions on relevant golf topics, and also to use the classified forum. Even reviewing the new topics each day is interesting to me
  8. I never used them when I walked and my Callaway x forged clubs looked great after 10 years. Since I must use a cart due to a back issue, and got Apex 19 forged, I use club glove oversized covers. The standard size was too small and the neoprene tore. These stay on fine and are easy to remove. https://www.dickssportinggoods.com/p/club-glove-gloveskin-premium-iron-headcovers-16cgvu9pcrgglvsknacc/16cgvu9pcrgglvsknacc I hated caddying for people (in the 60s) that had them, the old leather ones always fell off.
  9. I use a ball until it gets any scuff marks - I do not want to mark up my clubs (forged irons and modern painted woods get messed up really fast). Sometimes, 4 or 5 rounds and sometime less than one. Square grooves used to wrinkle the covers, so at least that rarely happens anymore.
  10. Just curious how anyone's progress has been with this tool, curious what the responses will be
  11. Goal is to hit the ball solid - everything else takes care of itself. And of course, enjoy the company - which I always do
  12. I just replaced my 2010 Callaway Xforged this year with Apex 2019. I use iron covers on them and to be honest, the 2010s were in great shape. Other than the fact that these are a club stronger loft, I really do not see much performance difference. So no need to replace unless your grooves are shot (IMO) or if you have a change in swing speed. I change Wedges every couple years when I notice spin is decreasing on pitch shots around the green. Unless you are someone who needs the latest and greatest, I do not see a need unless some amazing technological improvement comes out. Same with Drivers - I switch every 5 generations of Taylormade drivers to take advantage of technology off the tee atho I see no virtually change from my M3 to the Sim2 so will probably stop there since I am 66. Swing speed is still around 100 and handicap still around 5 I got both the irons and driver as a retirement gift to myself
  13. Taylormade Tour Preferred MC 2014 were the best. I had gotten my son the RAC oversized for his first set and he hit them great. Then moved into forged clubs. Never hit any newer ones so can't comment on them.
  14. I agree with wrapping a towel around the shafts but the other thing I do is put an old pillow around the top of the clubs to protect them. Or take one that you like that way you have a good one in the hotel you're staying at.
  15. Explain why you chose the model you did and what you'd hope to get out of them performance wise I would LOVE to put a set of Cobra Irons in my bag and be the envy of my golfing buddies. These look AWESOME. Lofts match up with my current set, so I do not anticipate any problem in distance changes. Hope to drop these in this season and drop thta handicap back to where it used to be (under 5) List your first name/city state (US Only entries) John / Reading, Pa What current irons you're playing Apex 2019 Handicap 6.3 Will you agree to patriciate in discussions on the forum about your experience with the irons after receiving them. Absolutely
  16. to me, the chrome soft is VERY soft compared to the TP5x. I think the TP5x may be a shade longer but its all about what you feel more comfortable putting with. Either one works, they both bite fine. Somewhere someone posted a golf ball comparison, and if I remember the new Bridgestone was the longest. Cant remember where I saw that, it mught hav been on MGS
  17. Thistle was always one of my favorites there, in great shape each time I played River Hills was just so so the last time I played it a couple years ago. Oyster Bay was a very nice course. Azelea Sands was a great layout, just never in great shape. You can always count on the Barefoot courses, except for the Norman one
  18. Agree on the Orlando comments. Add Hawks Landing, Crow Creek to affordable options.
  19. I had tried using the preprinted mark years ago, abandoned it after lousy results and then read an article on golf digest that most people actually aim for more break than what they thing they are. So I went back to using the mark on the ball, played for a little more break and finally got it.....I never looked back. I NEVER uses sharpie, the line is never as clean as the factory line.
  20. M3 440 driver with an orig Grafalloy Blue stiff. R15 3 wood with an orig Grafalloy Blue stiff. 3 and 4 hybrid, TaylorMade SLDR 2019 Callaway Apex irons, 4 thru PW Sm5 Vokey 52 and 58 wedges My favorite driver of all time was my R580 with Grafalloy Blue X (until I was 59). Kinda wish I had kept it. My irons were 2009 xforged until this year. To be honest, I think I hit them better than the Apex but I just got them a month ago and I had the old ones for 10 years. And I really liked my x14 pro series, except for chipping. Putter has remained my Odyssey white hot number 7 that I got brand new. Swing speed has declined from 108 to 98 so I have lost 25 yds off the tee and 2 clubs with the irons. But have kept the handicap at 6, up from 3
  21. Agreed, judge and legislator we're both really nice
  22. I can tell you that on the simulator the r11s was the first driver that went further than my r580, which I bought when they first came out. At that time my swing speed was 108 and I had a Grafalloy Blue x shaft. I've since moved up to an M3 440 driver and my spin rate is around 2500, and but moved to a Stiff instead of X shaft since my swing speed is now around 98 to 100. Bad news is that I'm 65 now instead of 45 so I'm hitting it 20 yards shorter than I used to, I seem to lose about 5 yds a year since I turned 60
  23. I recently bought an nx7 precesion pro and I really like it. Hi owever, I've had problems finding pins with many trees in the background. Has anyone else had this issue ? Thanks
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