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So after much thought about my financial situation at the ripe old age of 58 I've decided to retire.  Since graduating University with an Electronics Degrees 35 years ago I have had only 6 weeks

Congrats! Enjoy retirement and good luck on your golfing goals!   When you're not golfing, volunteer to help with stuff like the animal shelters etc.   Very rewarding and although it might not build m

OMG!!  At our age we should be just skin and bones!!  Totally agree, I lost speed over the last 10 years... 60-70 years old, but this past year I have gained 10 mph with the SuperSpeed training.  I'm

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Happy retirement and good luck on your quest! Keep us posted out there, and if you need a break from golf, go fly fishing!😁

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In my       :ping-small: DLX Cart Bag:
Driver
:    :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 9.5*, Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 60, stiff (MGS Official 2019 Tester)
3W:          :ping-small: G-Series SF TEC, set to 16*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
5W:          :ping-small: G400 SFT, set to 19*, Aldila Tour Blue ATX, 65g, stiff
7W:         :ping-small: G410 SFT, set to 22*. Alta CB 65 Red, stiff

Irons:       :ping-small: GMax, Green Dot, 5-PW, Project X Graphite Blue 6.0, 80-90g , stiff
Wedges: :ping-small: Glide 2.0 Stealth, 50* SS, 54* ES & 60*/8 Forged MGS Special from the Wedge Wizard, Green Dot, Alta CB graphite, 84g, stiff
Putter:     :ping-small: Vault 2.0 B60 Copper, 33", black dot w/GP SNSR grip (PING Sigma 2 Fetch under "see-trials")
Ball:       :Snell: MTB BLACK (MGS Official 2018 Tester for the :Snell: MTB RED)
Shoes:     :footjoy-small:  Classics Tour w/Black Widow Softspikes

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Congrats on retirement! Hope your adjustment goes well [emoji4]


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  • PING G400 LST 8.5 Evenflow Black 65g 6.5
  • TaylorMade SIM2 3 wood Fujilkura Ventus Blue 7-X
  • Mizuno HMB MP20 3i Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Ben Hogan PTx Combo Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • TaylorMade MG2 TW 56 & 60 Nippon Modus 3 120S
  • Scotty Cameron Phantom X 11.5
  • TaylorMade TP5

 

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[quote post="518625" timestamp="1552685748" name="Alf. S" They say that once your over 50 you lose 5% muscle mass per year and I'm beginning to notice that my length is reducing. 



Congrats on your pending retirement and golf improvements.

As someone whose crossed the 70 mark - can't believe I'm saying that, yes there is some loss. However, I wouldn't automatically draw a parallel between age and that 5% per year loss. I have friends my age that don't have any physical activity and don't work out - I would assume they're primary examples of that 5% figure. At the same time I and some other friends are constantly working out, walking 18, etc and while we have lost swing speed we're definitely not in the 5% per year category.


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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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28 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

[quote post="518625" timestamp="1552685748" name="Alf. S" They say that once your over 50 you lose 5% muscle mass per year and I'm beginning to notice that my length is reducing. 



Congrats on your pending retirement and golf improvements.

As someone whose crossed the 70 mark - can't believe I'm saying that, yes there is some loss. However, I wouldn't automatically draw a parallel between age and that 5% per year loss. I have friends my age that don't have any physical activity and don't work out - I would assume they're primary examples of that 5% figure. At the same time I and some other friends are constantly working out, walking 18, etc and while we have lost swing speed we're definitely not in the 5% per year category.


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OMG!!  At our age we should be just skin and bones!!  Totally agree, I lost speed over the last 10 years... 60-70 years old, but this past year I have gained 10 mph with the SuperSpeed training.  I'm not saying that speed doesn't decrease, but the decline can be slowed and in some cases, speed can be gained through proper training.

Best wishes on retirement Alf.  BTW, what do you mean when you say "There is only so much golf I can play"?  I am not familiar with that statement.  😉

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We don’t stop playing the game because we get old; we get old because we stop playing the game.”

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The best thing about retirement is that there are no more Mondays!  🙂  Enjoy life to its fullest!

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Driver: :ping-small: G400 Max 9 degree Alta CB55 Stiff shaft 

Fairway: :taylormade-small: M4 3W (16.5*), 5W (21*), 7W (24*), Atmos shaft R

Irons: :callaway-small:Apex CF19 6-9, PW, AW KBS Tour Graphite  70g shafts R

Wedges:  :cleveland-small: CBX-2 52*, 56*, 60* wedges.  Stock shafts.

Putter: :odyssey-small: Stroke Lab 7S

Ball: :Snell: MTB-X

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The best thing about retirement is that there are no more Mondays!  🙂  Enjoy life to its fullest!

Or another way to think it - every day is a Saturday

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:ping-small: G410 SFT driver 

Cobra King F-9  5 wood
:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

Cobra Speed Zone 6-GP/Recoil ESX 460 F3 Shafts 

:titelist-small: SM7 54* Wedge

:ping-small: Glide 3.0  60* Wedge

:odyssey-small: O Works putter
:918457628_PrecisionPro:NX9-HD

:CaddyTek: - 4 Wheel 
:footjoy-small: - too many shoes to list and so many to buy

:1590477705_SunMountain: And  BAG Boy

Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X 

2020 Official Tester :SuperSpeed: Beginning Driver Speed  - 78

2019 Official Tester :ping-small:  410 Driver

2018 Official Tester :wilson-small: C300

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You'll find plenty of things to do and fill time. I always thought folks that told me they were busier in retirement than when working were full of it - but now almost 3 years retired I see what they mean.  The day after I retired I took my bedside alarm clock out to the woodpile where I had a large stump and splitting maul... only one of us returned 🙂.  Congratulations!

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:ping-small: G410 Plus, 9 Degree Driver | Official 2019 MGS Tester

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 16 Degree 3w

:ping-small: G400 SFT, 19 Degree 5w

:ping-small: G410 Irons 4-UW 

:ping-small: Glide 2.0 56 Degree SW   (removed from double secret probation 😍)

:ping-small: B61 Putter

 

 

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Congratulations on your impending retirement and best of luck reaching category 1.

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In the bag:
Driver: :titelist-small: TSi2 Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black RDX 6.0
Fairway: :Sub70: 939X 15° Project X Even Flow Blue 6.0
Hybrid: :Sub70: 939X 3 Hybrid Project X Even Flow Riptide 6.0
Irons: :wilson_staff_small: D7 Forged 4-GW Project X Catalyst 80 6.0
Wedge: :cleveland-small: Smartsole S
Putter :yes-small: Tracy
Bag: 
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls::Snell: MTB-X or Black

Cart: :CaddyTek: CaddyLite ONE Ver. 8


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Congrats on your retirement. Chase that goal. You’ve got this!


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Titleist 917D2 10.5

Mizuno JPX EZ 3W, 14U

Cobra Fly-Z Hybrid 18.5

Titleist 816 H1 23

PING G30 5-PW

Cleveland RTX 3.0 50/10 V-MG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 54/14  V-FG

Cleveland RTX 3.0 58/12 V -FG

EVNROLL ER-3

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Congrats! I’m certainly jealous!!


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Driver: :cobra-small: King F9 Speedback, Xphlexxx Busa 2 Liquid, XX stiff, 45”

Fwy: 

Hybrid: :callaway-small: X2 Hot Pro, 20*, :Fuji: Rombax 8D07HB TM27 X

Irons: :honma:TR20 Tour P 4/5, Tour V 6-10, Dynamic Gold X100

Wedges: Vega VW-06 50*/54*/58*, Dynamic Gold S400

Putter:  :edel-golf-1: EAS 1.0

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Blessings on your retirement - here’s to good health and good golf.

 

Great job Ole Gray!!!

 

Foz was pretty surprised to see me yesterday. I’m not quite as ripped as the guys on tour but over a year into my fitness program I weigh what I did as a college catcher and would fight and a middle weight. 164.2 today

 

 

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Ping G410 - turned down to11.25 degrees, neutral setting - Fujikura Motore X R flex

Ping G410 5-9 wood

Wilson D7 forged 6-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

SCOR 52,60

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Currently testing Edison wedges to replace SCORS that are wearing out. Also auditions for the 14th spot in the bag.  Current possibilities are a Ping 26 degree hybrid - duplicates the 9 wood or 5 iron but would be used almost exclusively for chipping or Tour Exotics 3 wood simply because you can carry 14 clubs and I might occasionally hit it in certain unusual wind conditions once every four or five rounds. 

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Good on you..I hope that you find the time to work on that swing.  I think that you will find that with a bit of extra time to walk, work out a little and groove that swing..you can play better than you ever imagined.  Good Luck

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M2 Driver Fujikura Regular Flex

Mizuno 921 Tour Irons-- Titleist Wedges

A new Sik Armlock putter

 

 

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Congrats.enjoy your retirement and golf as much as you can or want to.. SWMBO is a fee years older than me and say I have to work til I'm 65 to keep her in the lifestyle I have given her... damn did I mess this ip.. lol. Go enjoy your time and go kill it.
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Cobra Ultralite Cart Bag 

Cobra F8+ Driver Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra F8+ 3wd Hzrdus Red 65g shaft

Cobra 3 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra 4 hybrid Rogue Pro 75g Shaft

Cobra F8 irons 5-GW KBS tour 90 stiff shafts

Cobra King Black Wedges 54* and 58* versatile grind

Snake eyes Viper Putter.

Ball: Srixon Z-Star

 

 

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When I retire I plan to play golf every Monday morning. Just to thumb my nose at the Gods of Work.


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th.jpg.d6e2abdaeb04f007fd259c979f389de6.jpg Gen1 0811X 12° driver w/Project X Evenflow Blue 55g shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 16° 4 wood w/Kuro Kage Black 60g shaft

:srixon-small: Z355 22° 7 wood w/Miyazaki Jinsoku shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 19° 3 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 TC 22° 4 hybrid w/UST Proforce V2 Black shaft

:tour-edge: HL E521 25° 5 hybrid w/Fubuki HD55 shaft

post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg Sti2 6 iron w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg KE4 Tour+ irons 7-PW w/UST Competition Series graphite shafts

:cleveland-small: CBX2 50° wedge w/Rotex shaft
post-76102-0-38507100-1525284411.jpg M-Series+ 56° wedge w/UST Recoil 660 graphite shaft
:cleveland-small:  Huntington Beach Soft Premier 10.5

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Congratulations, enjoy your retirement you earned it. Hope you fulfill your golf dreams in good health!


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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr R2

5 Wood; Cally Steelhead 

5 Hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous Vista Pro R2

Irons; Ping G710 6-GW, Recoil 460 R2

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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That's a great idea on Monday's and maybe take a few photos and text them to old boss😁

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Driver Callaway Epic 10.5' Fujikura Stiff

3W Callaway Epic 15' Fujikura Stiff

3-AW Srixon Z565 Nippon Stiff

52', 56' Cleveland RTX 585 Wedges

Putter Taylormade Rosa Daytona

Bags 2017 Callaway Org14 Cart bag or 2018 Srixon Z start Carry bag 

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Not hit my retiral date yet but had my 1st singles medal of the season on Saturday. 2 Doubles in the 1st four holes from nowhere but then steadied to be level for the next 11. Conditions were cold with drizzle and mist coming in but was thinking a nice cut on the way even with the challenging 16th which is a tough par 4. Finished double (3 putt), bogey, Double (3 putt). The 18th was a Sergio moment when the swear words were flowing on the frustration of the last 3 holes.  Made buffer so no harm done.

Off to Ladybank (ex-Open Qualifier) on Thursday hoping for a better day. 

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WIMB

Driver Callaway Epic 10.5' Fujikura Stiff

3W Callaway Epic 15' Fujikura Stiff

3-AW Srixon Z565 Nippon Stiff

52', 56' Cleveland RTX 585 Wedges

Putter Taylormade Rosa Daytona

Bags 2017 Callaway Org14 Cart bag or 2018 Srixon Z start Carry bag 

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Update

Handicap

  • Season Start = 7.3
  • End April =7.4
  • Current = 7.1

After a couple of 0.1 increases my handicap had slipped to 7.5, playing handicap of 8 for my strokeplay competition on Saturday. I wasn't overly concerned because I see my game improving and have been suffering from back and hip stiffness. I also thought that it would give me a extra stoke for 3 Match Play games I'm playing this week.

Went out on Saturday in really tricky conditions and came in with 79 net 71 with a CSS 73 so 1st cut of the season to 7.1. Bogeyed 3 of the last 4 which I put down to the back, I was hitting it pretty bad for the last 4 holes.

Small steps, bonus cheque this week so a new Launch Monitor is on my shopping list. Also fancy the Odyssey red dot.

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WIMB

Driver Callaway Epic 10.5' Fujikura Stiff

3W Callaway Epic 15' Fujikura Stiff

3-AW Srixon Z565 Nippon Stiff

52', 56' Cleveland RTX 585 Wedges

Putter Taylormade Rosa Daytona

Bags 2017 Callaway Org14 Cart bag or 2018 Srixon Z start Carry bag 

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