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43 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

Not as far as I'd like too... consistently.  225-240 total most days.  But there are those 260+ that show up here and there that simply drive me nuts and have me asking why I cannot repeat them more often 😢.

Yeah I have that quandary going on too, I've either thought I hit the ball very good/badly and the results are the opposite. Driving me nuts lol...

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74 yrs old. Carry distance 216 with 20 yard roll out, per Trackman using range balls. Ping 400 Max. Hit 72% of fairways. 4.8 index. Play 2x week and practice 3x week. Maxfli Tour ball.

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5 hours ago, KJC said:

74 yrs old. Carry distance 216 with 20 yard roll out, per Trackman using range balls. Ping 400 Max. Hit 72% of fairways. 4.8 index. Play 2x week and practice 3x week. Maxfli Tour ball.

Hey good numbers using range balls...

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On 8/6/2022 at 5:12 PM, Bang60 said:

Yeah I can increase distance with a regular shaft but prefer to find the fairway more often, ss is 105 ave but I'm getting stronger and with my speed training hoping 105 is the slow ave. But i have health issues so not sure where I'll finish, the next 3 months will answer that question if I do not over do it lol. I was using a senior shaft 2 years ago so I've recovered alot, I had some lessons but having a pro telling me I need to change to the perfect swing NOT happening so not going there and nowhere near me is a club fitter with the right technology to help so I'm making the most of what I've got...

Is that ss in mph or kpn ?   If it is 105 mph and your avg is 220 yards then I think you are missing out on quite a bit of carry yardage.

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9 hours ago, Shapotomous said:

Is that ss in mph or kpn ?   If it is 105 mph and your avg is 220 yards then I think you are missing out on quite a bit of carry yardage.

Yeah mph, and I agree I'm losing alot of carry. My numbers are mph and metres, yesterday I nutted 2 drives for 200metres carry with no run because winter here so plugged ball. I'd like to get a fitter to help me but I'm yet to find one close to me, maybe I will take a trip in the summer to see one in Auckland NZ?

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Last year was around 210-220 range, then noticed on my backswing was using hood rotation technique but only getting hands shoulder high. On the range, forced more rotation on the same path to get hands ear high and amazingly picked up yardage.  At top of BS, pronate left/lead wrist and release just prior to contact.

Since then have worked on stretching, conditioning and mostly core strength (I’m 5-9, 165) and now in the 235ish range but have had some closer to 250 (maybe a sprinkler head).  Not sure of SS but think around 88-92. My driver is older Callaway Fusion, 9 deg, UST Recoil ES 450/F3 R. For me, increasing core strength will translate to longer distance at this point. 

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:callaway-small: Driver: Fusion, 9 deg, UST Recoil 450 ES F3

:taylormade-small:: Rescue 3 & 4, Aldila Reax 65 S

:ping-small:: G15 5i -SW, AMT S

Iron A Nelson: 58 deg, LB 

:ping-small:: Putter, 2i B60

:srixon-small:: Q-Star Tour

 

 

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I’m 68 and put it out about 220/235 pretty consistently. That’s the lie distance when I go to hit it again. Couldn’t tell you carry and roll out as I can’t see that far anymore. 🙂 

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PING G425 4-UW/SW Black Dot +1” Alta CB RFlex / ChipR

PING G410 Plus DRIVER 10.5* / 3W 14*/ 5W 17.5* / 3hyb. 19* / 9W 22*

PING Putter Custom PLD Anser / 1968 Anser / Odyssey TriHot #3

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1 hour ago, Motoboss said:

I’m 68 and put it out about 220/235 pretty consistently. That’s the lie distance when I go to hit it again. Couldn’t tell you carry and roll out as I can’t see that far anymore. 🙂 

Are you using an older Fav or New driver?

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14 hours ago, Bang60 said:

Are you using an older Fav or New driver?

A “new” to me Ping G410 Plus 10.5* with Tensei CK Orange 70 S shaft. Hit the snot out of it, most of the time.

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PING G425 4-UW/SW Black Dot +1” Alta CB RFlex / ChipR

PING G410 Plus DRIVER 10.5* / 3W 14*/ 5W 17.5* / 3hyb. 19* / 9W 22*

PING Putter Custom PLD Anser / 1968 Anser / Odyssey TriHot #3

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My swing speed is 112.I can hit a driver 260-280 carry.From 150 I’m a 9 iron on my good days 

Before my lessons I was 240-255 driver.And 8 sometimes even 7 iron from 150.But I was very very very consistent 

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On 8/6/2022 at 9:34 AM, drb1956 said:

Not yet retired, but close at 65, and I play a Ping g410 SFT, set at 9.5*, with 43.5" 65g regular flex shaft, driving around 235 max, averaging 210-220 most of the time, figured by using my Garmin S10. Been launching pretty high as of late, so adjusting down to the 9* setting, and switching back to the 43.5" 55g reg. flex stock shaft to see if I can pick up some yardage. I have tried a lower tee height, just not consistent. My swing speed is only 80 mph., as it has been all of my playing time. I have been told that I should play a senior flex, but I feel it would be too whippy for me. Does your SS warant you playing a stiff? You could get more yardage playing a regular flex shaft, IF you are not swinging over 90 mph. Possibly get on a simulator, if available, to try a different shaft flex. I know stiffs help with direction, but can inhibit distance if you don't have a faster swing speed. My .02...

Shaft flex marching to a swing speed only is often wrong and can be counter productive.    There is a lot more than swing speed that goes into shaft profile and flex.  
 

My swing speed with a Aldila Acent 49g regular flex was 81-&2 mph.  And o topped out around 175 to 180 carry and 193 to occasionally 210 distance. 
 

With the new TSR 2 the rep put me onto a HZRDUZ Smoke Red 50G Stiff flex.  I picked up 2 mph CHS, 5-7 mph ball speed , 12-15 yards of carry and 20 plus yards total.   
 

Main reason was this shaft handed my aggressive  transition better not releasing to early allowing me to get more speed at impact and less spin..it is still a bit high but not the spin monster I had before    

So people are doing them selves an injustice by sticking the the rules of thumb from 20 and 20 years ago. Take advantage of the technology, fitter expertise and myriads od shafts available.  
I promise it will give you better results than saying I swing ABC so I need  123 shaft.  

 

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Goober said:

My swing speed is 112.I can hit a driver 260-280 carry.From 150 I’m a 9 iron on my good days 

Before my lessons I was 240-255 driver.And 8 sometimes even 7 iron from 150.But I was very very very consistent 

I'm guessing you're a very young 70 something? 260-280 carry fantastic...

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On 8/8/2022 at 5:06 PM, fixyurdivot said:

Not as far as I'd like too... consistently.  225-240 total most days.  But there are those 260+ that show up here and there that simply drive me nuts and have me asking why I cannot repeat them more often 😢.

That's around my neighborhood too although the longer surprises, when all the molecules line up properly, is less than 260.  Loss of distance doesn't bother me much as I hardly ever miss a fairway and  I always loved hitting fairway woods, they're so easy, so no pressure really if needed.   As long as I can land the 4's in regulation I'm good.  

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On 8/5/2022 at 11:21 PM, Bang60 said:

I'm intrigued after seeing a 85 y/o hitting 225 yards, I'm only 71 and hit 240metres and yeah it landed on top of the hill and went down the other side. I'm ave 200metres with a Tensei xstiff shaft SIM 9* head otherwise lol, about 220 yards but expect more soon as I'm hitting straightish now. So guys what distance with your driver specifics and age?

I am 73 (closer to 74), and generally hit my driver about 245 yards, but lately I have hit a fair number of 255-265 yard drives.  I hit my 4-wood (16.5* loft, 42.5” playing length) about 230 yards off the tee or off a clean lie in the fairway. I have been doing drills to get solid contact with all of my clubs, and it really seems to be paying off, as I’m getting at least 10-15 yards greater distance with every club in my bag (except the putter, of course). This phenomenon hurt me on a handful of holes in my league today, as I sailed a 7-iron well over the green from 150 yards out, and hit a few other approach shots significantly past the hole, to the point where I was clubbing down by 2 clubs on approaches by the end of my round, so that I would leave the ball below the pin.

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Driver: Ping G425 Max, 9*, Miyazaki  Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 6S, 44.75" playing length

4-Wood: Titleist TS2, 16.5*, Miyazaki Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 7S, 42.75" playing length

5/7-Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero set to 20* loft; Tensei Blue 75-S, 41.5" playing length

Hybrids: Exotics EXS Pro (22*), Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 75S

Irons: Exotics EXS220 5-iron and New Level MODB-1 (6-iron through PW), KBS TGI Tour 80 (stiff) shafts

Wedges: New Hogan Equalizer wedges (48* and 56* + Maltby TSW Forged 52-8, all bent 1* weak

Putter: Evnroll ER2, 34”with Gravity Grip

Ball: Snell MTBx

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BTW, I still play stiff shafts in all of my clubs, as I have a driver clubhead speed of right around 100-102 MPH, and 97 MPH with my 4-wood, as well as low-mid 80s with my 6 and 7 irons.

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Driver: Ping G425 Max, 9*, Miyazaki  Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 6S, 44.75" playing length

4-Wood: Titleist TS2, 16.5*, Miyazaki Kuala Mizu Tour Issue 7S, 42.75" playing length

5/7-Wood: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero set to 20* loft; Tensei Blue 75-S, 41.5" playing length

Hybrids: Exotics EXS Pro (22*), Mitsubishi Tensei Silver 75S

Irons: Exotics EXS220 5-iron and New Level MODB-1 (6-iron through PW), KBS TGI Tour 80 (stiff) shafts

Wedges: New Hogan Equalizer wedges (48* and 56* + Maltby TSW Forged 52-8, all bent 1* weak

Putter: Evnroll ER2, 34”with Gravity Grip

Ball: Snell MTBx

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13 minutes ago, funkyjudge said:

BTW, I still play stiff shafts in all of my clubs, as I have a driver clubhead speed of right around 100-102 MPH, and 97 MPH with my 4-wood, as well as low-mid 80s with my 6 and 7 irons.

Hey that’s good, my xstiff I believe is really just stiff but I get better dispersion so will keep it until I find something better…

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I'm 70 and use a G30 12 degree driver with a Ping SR graphite shaft. This season, my average drive is 189 yards based on my GPS watch with long drive of 211 yards. Thankfully, my drives are normally fairly straight so at least my second shots are generally from the short grass.

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Just an older guy with 8 or 9 clubs and a MacKenzie Walker bag.

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