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Yeah, well OKI.  I am heading into another birthday; getting closer to retirement  As I age I do see a lessening of my golf skills.  I do not hit the drive as far as I once did, I do notice my putts are starting to really suck as well.  Realizing at some point in my future, I will probably have to stop golfing.  Not that I want to, but my body will give out.  As I edge closer and closer to that time, I wonder one thing.  What will I do with all that money I will  not be spending on golf!  LOLOLOL

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  • Bag        1590477705_SunMountain.png.3391233ea391e8b6fde951d09bc76f6b.png     C130, 14 way Cart Bag
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  • Putter        default_callaway-small.jpg.aef84328349c576af498d3d5dca1addb.jpg               Huntington Beach  soft 10.5 C

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Paul Hedrick said:

Yeah, well OKI.  I am heading into another birthday; getting closer to retirement  As I age I do see a lessening of my golf skills.  I do not hit the drive as far as I once did, I do notice my putts are starting to really suck as well.  Realizing at some point in my future, I will probably have to stop golfing.  Not that I want to, but my body will give out.  As I edge closer and closer to that time, I wonder one thing.  What will I do with all that money I will  not be spending on golf!  LOLOLOL

Bla bla bla… Come on man your dragging my spirit down. My birthday is right around the corner and I’m looking at 63 square in the eyes. My game is better than it ever was. No pitty party, get out and practice, work on your flexibility. I know an 80 year old golfer that can still break par most days and plays 3 times a week. 
But feel free to keep buying golf equipment to make you feel good. Just ship it to me! 🤣

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:titleist-small: Driver, TSi1 10* Stiff Flex

:taylormade-small: 3 Wood, SLDR  HL 17*  R Flex

:taylormade-small: 5 Wood, SLDR 19* R Flex

:cobra-small: 7 Wood, F6 22.5* R Flex

:Sub70: 939x 5 hybrid

:Sub70: Irons, 699 Pro's S Flex (6 - AW)

:Sub70:  JB Wedge 56*

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:odyssey-small: Putter, Marksman Fang 35"

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I can see this happening to me at some point.  Physically I am going to run into things that limit my ability to play more and more as time goes by.  Not just normal aging but past injuries that are getting harder and harder to compensate for as time goes by.  I think I will get to a point where the frustration with my level of play will surpass the enjoyment and I will stop playing.  

Hmmm.... I wonder what will fill that space of time and energy that golf currently occupies?

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Shot Scope H4, MG600 Rangefinder

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I’m 65 and always trying to improve - I’ve played with guys in their 80’s, why not me?

 

I do worry more about injuries now though as I realize that healing takes longer.

But my sense here is that the OP was being humorous, successfully I might add. 🙂

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Ping G410 5, 7, 9 wood  Alta 65 R flex

Wilson D7 forged 5-GW -  Mamiya recoil 460 R flex

Edison Wedges 54 and 59 KBS Tour Graphite 80's

EVNRoll ER 5

Titleist Pro VIx optic yellow with revkev stamped on them

Still on that elusive hunt for a 3 wood that I'm able to hit - I don't know why, I crush the 5 wood and it's really a 4 wood anyway. 

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Well, I'll join in.  My birthday is right around the corner as well.  I will be 75.  I'm not hitting the ball as far as I used to either, but I'm still out there practicing and playing.  Move up a tee box or two.   Last year I shot my age... twice.  I'm hoping it will be easier with each passing year!  😂  

I have no idea what I would do if I didn't play golf.  I don't have any other interests or hobbies, and I just can't sit around and watch depressing TV programming; my dad did that.

My signature below says it all...

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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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I will be 63 in September. I have definitely noticed a loss in distance across the board. It's time to check the ego and get the short game tuned up😄. My scores are climbing, and it p*sses me off!... lol. This is the year that I need to figure out how to continue scoring well with the loss of distance.

 

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15 hours ago, Paul Hedrick said:

Yeah, well OKI.  I am heading into another birthday; getting closer to retirement  As I age I do see a lessening of my golf skills.  I do not hit the drive as far as I once did, I do notice my putts are starting to really suck as well.  Realizing at some point in my future, I will probably have to stop golfing.  Not that I want to, but my body will give out.  As I edge closer and closer to that time, I wonder one thing.  What will I do with all that money I will  not be spending on golf!  LOLOLOL

Retirement age - and stopping golf? Really? That's when you really start playing (150+ rounds/yr for me). OK so you won't be able to score well from the 'tips' so what. There are plenty of tee boxes in front of them. As @revkev mentioned, injuries can be a concern - I had one last year when I pulled a hamstring - took 7 months to recover. So more warming up is essential as you get older same with mobility and balance. I play with a bunch of guys in their late 70's and low 80's and I can outdrive them all, however, when they take out their wedges and putters, they beat the heck out of me. 

And as @Kenny B mentioned I don't know what I'd do if I didn't play golf (I'm 75). Also because I golf - I'm also working out to keep from losing strength and biking (for balance). So while using a cart may not contribute much to my physical wellbeing, the exercise program certainly does. Beats sitting in a rocker watching tv. 

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:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

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

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My Pepe one day called me to brag that he beat his age by 10 strokes. He was 88 at the time and shot a 78. That’s what I’m going to aspire to. 

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:callaway-small: Mavrik Max 10.5* R Flex Evenflow RipTide
:cleveland-small: Hy-Wood
:cleveland-small: Launcher 5h
:wilson_staff_small: D200 6i-PW
:cleveland-small: CBX 54* & 58*
:cleveland-small: #10
:bridgestone-small: e12 Contact
 

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I agree and I know how you all feel, I just turned 40 and I can feel my body beginning to give out.  I've probably only got a few seasons remaining if I'm lucky!

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Ray Cook Silver Ray IV putter

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... I played behind 2 groups of older players about 10 years ago in Asheville NC. Playin with my best friend I was giving him some help during the round so not playing fast and these old dudes were right on our tail. I could look back and see 4 chips all happening at the same time. We waited for them after 9 to let them play through but didn't wait long and one of them said "Thanks, but we only play 9 holes. We are a 90 and older league of 8 guys and we would have caught you without this f*****g rookie plumb bobbing his 4 putts" and they all laughed. The next group was not far behind and we moved to the 10th tee thinking if we were still playing past 90 and had 7 friends to join us still giving each other a hard time we would die happy. 

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Fairway:  :taylormade-small: SIM2 Max 15/16.5/18* ... Tensei Raw Blue 65R
Utility:      :taylormade-small: UDi 18* ... Even Flow Black 85R
                 :taylormade-small: DHy 19* ... Diamana Ltd 65R
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Irons:        :cobra-small: 5-Pw Forged Tec ... Steelfiber i80R
Wedges:   :taylormade-small: MG3 50*/MG3 58* LB ... Steelfiber i95R
Putter:      :cleveland-small: Hunting Beach Soft 11S 33.5"
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