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  1. yes, depends upon your definition of "compete".... I still play weekly with my 35 YO BeCu ping eye 2's.... still score mid 90's... the 1, 2, 3 irons are in storage. added 52 & 60* Vokeys to 7 yo driver, 5W & 4H. I'm 72. 6-7 years ago, I lost 25-30 yds and shot 100's. (old age & loss of muscle mass but last two years have regained 10-15 yds and back in mid 90's still wagering with guys I played with for 50 years
  2. In the USA, Pebble Beach might be the most expensive green fee; and sometimes you can't get a TT unless, you book overnight stay in their lodge/resort... ===================================== Years ago, I could have paid $500 to play PB. I refused.... Now it might be $650.... I still balk; also realize in my older years, I may never play there.... but it is not on my bucket list... to each their own.... as $650 might only feel like a muni fee to those who can afford to be members.
  3. Agree with hitting driver, as that should land in the widest part of the fairway. If scoring a sure bogey is acceptable, I would use the 5i and land short of the narrowing; in front of trap; avoiding rough to the right and trouble behind the green. then short 30 yard pitch and hopefully easy two putt. there seems to be a lot of green to work with. who knows, your pitch might place you within 10 ft of the hole and you sink a par saver ====================== Of course, if you feel like gambling for a par, then hit whatever you need to land on the green and two putt. But the above suggestion is answer for a sure bogey, with a 25% chance for a par.
  4. I had similar problems.... one is you may not be squaring the clubface at impact. more weight, various places may help.... you might have a slight outside in swing path. your irons create more backspin that might mask your sidespin. your longer woods, have less backspin, allowing the sidespin to raise it's ugly head.... ======= try some practice swings with your hands apart (right hand gripping couple inches below left) this promotes the right hand turning over at impact. this "feel" may help you square club face. might also help your swing become more inside out ??? good luck. also, use a very light grip, which allows wrists to break. a tight grip may not allow a full release. =============== took me two years of experimentation.... changing grips, ball placement, testing weight adj on clubs; more lower body effort to help release club..... now my misses are big draws/hooks --- big change from push/slice ahahahaha
  5. I would love to test out a new driver --- and a Honma !!! above my pay grade..... my current is 6 yr old Titleist 915. Thanks for chance to enter contest
  6. I love golf. I study it to some degree. probably more than the average 20 handicapper. I think your golf ball test was a huge undertaking...possibly with unexpected results... that you would publish no matter what, because that is your mantra. I thank you for trying to test balls, in the best manner. Obviously, you cannot please everybody !!! How will I use the data? Since I never buy new balls; just playing with what I find.... I play with all brands and models. However with your data, I will pay more attention to balls that might be better suited to my game; and save as many of them as possible, to use. I actually have a hard time differentiating between balls... only a few that seem very hard, that I usually don't play with. and obviously certain balls, expecially used, will not perform as well. But I still have fun with my friends, and don't blame any missed shots on the ball... it's on me. Mike Wong
  7. my weekly foursome & I would probably go nuts, testing and comparing all our sets of clubs. please consider us thank you in advance. mike wong
  8. wishing you the best with your new clubs.... when they finally arrive
  9. David LPS, I emphasize with your pain.... Probably most aging, mid-high handicappers, would too. as our swings and bodies and muscles change... ultra-detailed fittings--- well, I wish they'd provide a definitive answer, but even if so temporarily, that probably changes in 6 months. Be happy that you can keep enjoying golf. Cherish the birdies and try not to get too down on yourself for missing that sweet spot. mike
  10. is there a golf store with a computer launch monitor that will give you 15-20 minutes of free time to experiment? Perhaps you have to pretend to be interested in buying a used driver...... and you bring yours in to compare with..... 1) you might start with another Callaway model, e.g. Epic... and set up a baseline using store's settings. 2) then hit your driver to see results (record your settings) 3) then set your driver to zero, zero, zero--- all neutral... note what these results are. now you have your personal baseline. and experiment how different settings affect results. have fun
  11. totally concur. putter is most, as people have to use it almost twice every hole... all the while wishing it would only have to be used once per hole... Driver is used 14 times. 5 wood used as 2nd shot on par 5's and long par 4's. 52* wedge is most used, followed by normal wedge.
  12. Mike Wong / Moraga, CA 8 W Footjoy how shoe fits and comfort. Traction. style.
  13. Mike Moraga, CA 915 D2 10.5 Diamana 60 firm 22 88 mph Of ALL the clubs MyGolfSpy has offered for testing, this Titleist driver is what I lust for the most. My 915 is my gamer. I've attended several Titleist Thursdays for fittings. (I have gone to Ping, Callaway & Cobra fittings.) I bought a 2nd shaft (reg flex) because the Pro and Tracking computer said I was in between firm and reg flex shafts. we tried different weight shafts, & 917's, too. I have experimented with various lofts and trajectory shapes. I would be absolutely thrilled to try either driver (but since I tinker, the 3 is preferable). When I was younger, the 975D (EI-70) was my best performing driver - my favorite gamer for many, many years
  14. mike, moraga, ca handicap 22 Titleist vokey sm4 52* 60* mine are worn out. think new will refresh my short game. love to compare spin and performance to my old Vokeys.
  15. mike wong, Moraga, CA local course practice greens ---- play year round I have no putting mat. I would like to test the medium speed; I play on municipal courses.
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