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Firebird

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  • Birthday 10/21/1958

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    Bairnsdale, Vic,, Australia
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    Golf, Fishing, Kayaking, Flying (not allowed to anymore)
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  1. Old age is a ******, all the things I damaged or broke over the last 60+years are now coming back to haunt me. I have Postherpetic Neuralgia which means I have damaged nerves in my left shoulder and in my chest. When it starts to flares up my only solution when on the course is Panadol Forte and hope it eases it, if not I have to stop. My recommendation is seek good medical advise and then use whatever you need to to manage the pain so that you can get out and play. I play golf for the exercise and to have fun. If I happen to play well or shock horror win then woo hoo.
  2. I have a Callaway Epic 2 Hybrid and a Apex 3 that with Jail Break. Honestly they are both brilliant and I find little difference between the two. However I have hit some older Hybrids and I did find them not as easy to hit and that did feel anywhere near as positive. For me the Epic is probably the best club in my bag. I hit is on average 200-210m (220-235yds) and it feels effortless. My suggestion is go to a pro shop and hit some.
  3. I finally was able to go to Costco about a month ago as we now live 300kms from the nearest one and picked up a box. Since then I have managed to play 6 rounds with them. Overall I am reasonably impressed. The only negative is the click sound they make when putting which indicates they are harder. However I have found little difference in distance or stopping power compared to my usual ball (Seed 01) or Pro V1’s. Note: I had not tried a Pro V1x until I found a couple the other day and I have to say that the KIRKLAND’s feel and performance was almost identical. I still prefer the sound of the Seed off the putter but for the price $48AUD (2 Doz) they are 1/2 the price of the Seed and almost 1/3 the price of Pro V1’s. Considering the way I am playing lately, I have lost 8 balls in the last 5 rounds I find that these golf balls for the money are excellent value and that the positives out way the one negative.
  4. I originally bought a Triumph 4 wheel and after 3 months I had an issue with it and as they did not have any stock it was replaced with a 3 wheel. After 3 months I had got used to the requirement to lift the front slightly to turn but it was not really an issue. The big difference when I went to the 3 wheel was how easy it was to push. The reason was simple, the two main wheels were much bigger than the ones on the 4 wheel plus it also had suspension on the two rear wheels. The only negative was it was much bigger when folded, however the wheels were easily removed it you needed to make it smaller. Several friends have Clic gear buggies and they love them. So the if you want a buggy that is easier to push and do not care about folded size get the one with the biggest wheels or alternatively buy a electric one, that way you just have to hang on and it will literally drag you round the course
  5. Looking at the two hosel adaptors adjustments, the M3 looks similar to the E722. It adjusts the lie as you increase loft. My Epic Flash provides 2 adjustments, loft and lie. Lie offers N is neutral and D for Draw. There of course the additional weight adjustments as well to alter swing weight. https://www.golfstorageguide.com/callaway-epic-flash-driver-adjustment-guide/ From what I have read Callaway has one on the best adjustable adaptors.
  6. I had to swap my wedges as I have to have graphite shafts but still SW is still steel. Up until 2016 my wedges were Cleveland Rusties and I still have them and love them. The SW is one. After 15+ years they still feel the same and I believe if anything the spin I can generate has become more consistent over the years. As they rust I believe this negates any wear on the grooves. They can certainly leave a nice file mark on a ball if I really it down on it.
  7. I have wide feet and walk everytime and I find FJ ProSl the most comfortable shoe I have ever worn and they provide unbelievable grip in wet/muddy conditions. In fact I just bought a new pair.
  8. I played in glasses for 10+ years and then got LASIK. Biggest difference I found was my distance perception changed. I found without glasses I thought I was further away.
  9. The M3 is adjustable so have you tried adding loft. That might be a good place to start. Do you like the feel at impact of the M3, if you do then I would look a picking a different shaft as suggested. I hit many drivers including TM before I bought the Epic Flash. It felt completely different to the TM, Titleist, Ping and Mizuno. The Cobra was the only one that came close. Lastly do you have a local golf shop that allowed you to try clubs. They may not do fitting but at least you can see how they feel.
  10. Sensors have been working perfectly and I have to admit that I am impressed with the data. I have had to change my swing so that I sweep the ball with my irons instead of hitting down as the impact has a tendency to trigger my illness. It is still work in progress but slowly starting to become consistent and it is good to be able to know the distances I am hitting each club. On the negative side, I had two more sensors fail last round. Luckily Accros sent me 6 spare last time.
  11. Have not tried the V2 yet but will be picking up a box next trip in to the big smoke. My attitude is that if they are 90-95% as good as the current ball I game then I and most golfers will never notice the difference. When I was on a <5 handicap I potentially could get the most out of a ball but today I simply do not have the consistency in my swing and therefore I am happy when the ball goes close to where I hoped it would.
  12. The irons are black so I figured they would mark more easily, plus I do not like them rattling as I walk the course. This is my old set, I just replaced them with Callaway silver and black ones.
  13. I am shocked how much difference the Stingray has made to my putting. I have always been a very good putter but these have taken me to the next level. The other day I decided just for fun to test the difference between the Putter I was actually looking to buy the TM Spider X. I borrowed on from the pro shop to test it up against the Stingray. I played 18 holes alternating between putters on each hole. The TM Spider X felt nice and was easy to align but over 18 holes I had 5 extra putts and I have to admit that most of the more difficult put were on greens where it was the Stingrays turn. The biggest difference was the the distance control. Like most golfers I find constancy of strike my biggest issue but with the Stingray the Sik Face seems to mitigate this. I have Arrcos and based on the last 10 rounds I have averaged 5-7 less putts.
  14. Be careful, I have a same bag but under the make Prosimmon and the 16 slots are not all full length. The two internal compartments mentioned above are 2" shorter and pretty much useless. As you can see in the pictures there is no room for any additional items. If I put the wedges in the two internal compartments they stick up 2” higher than the 7 and P and if you put a putter in it takes up even more room. In fact i know longer carry 4 wedges as when i added my new cobra stingray putter there was really not allot of room left and everything I took it out I need to remove the LW to do so.
  15. True, but he is the one that is indicating what is possible that younger golfers will try to aspire too.
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