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Just turned 69 and I'm moving it 240-245. I can still get a few past 255 every round. That's measured using my Bushnell GPS watch. I just upgraded drivers from 9° Mav SubZero to 9° Epic Speed and kept my same Matrix Ozik White Tie 60 Reg flex shaft. Set at N-S and playing the TaylorMade TP5x.  

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On 8/24/2022 at 10:02 PM, 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. 🙂 

LOL.  I cant see any shot over 140 yards land anymore.  A guy at the range once asked my why I pose after every shot? I said I'm not posing, I'm trying to see where it lands!😁

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Driver: :cobra-small: Speed Zone 9* HZRDUS Smoke Yellow Shaft

3 Wood: :cobra-small: King Speedzone 13.5* HZRDUS Smoke Black Shaft

2 & 3 Hybrids: :cobra-small: Speedzone Recoil 480 ESX Shaft

Irons: :cobra-small: Speedzone 5-GW Recoil 460 ESX Shafts

Wedges::callaway-logo-1: PM Grind 54* & 58*

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7 hours ago, Headhammer said:

LOL.  I cant see any shot over 140 yards land anymore.  A guy at the range once asked my why I pose after every shot? I said I'm not posing, I'm trying to see where it lands!😁

Ahhh I had that problem too then I had cataract surgery and I see too good now, by that I mean I see alot of tiny marks in the paintwork inside my house and that's work I need to do. Bugger...

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I did this too lofts 12 14deg just went higher, I've since bought a Mizuno MP Type 2 Driver head std loft 9.5 but set at 8.5 and my ave drive is 220metres, the ball is much lower than before with a penetrating flight. Gotta love that...

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12 hours ago, garyt1957 said:

Do most of you guys follow the advice of going up in loft as you age? I've tried 12* and 14* drivers and all they do for me is go higher and shorter. I'm getting my best distance with an 8* Wishon 919.

Nope, I went one lower than standard on the connector for my SIM 2 MAX D (10.5). But it did come with a Airspeeder shaft which is supposed to be high launch and mid spin. So to better address your question I think you need to address the shaft profile along with head loft.. 

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:ping-small:  410  Hybrids 22*, 26*

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

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Well wonders never cease, NEW longest drive of 230 metres which was a couple more as that's to the center and ball was abit further back, love Mizuno MP Type 2 Driver so looking fwd to see how long I'll get... post-9857-0-66705500-1457798839.jpg.8f3ae2779cdc67f6d4a61a22612c5540.jpg

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I’m soon to be 76 and 210 yards is about maxed out.  I think if we were still in CT would be 10-15 yards further.  Living at Sea Level has some disadvantages.

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Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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19 minutes ago, Rickp said:

I’m soon to be 76 and 210 yards is about maxed out.  I think if we were still in CT would be 10-15 yards further.  Living at Sea Level has some disadvantages.

At 75 I'm about the same as you.  Our elevation is only about 350 feet so not much difference.  I'm waiting for the irrigation system to be turned off for the winter and the fairways to dry out a little bit. 🤣  The only problem is that as it gets colder I have to wear more layers which impedes my swing!!  🙄

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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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1 hour ago, Rickp said:

I’m soon to be 76 and 210 yards is about maxed out.  I think if we were still in CT would be 10-15 yards further.  Living at Sea Level has some disadvantages.

 

1 hour ago, Kenny B said:

At 75 I'm about the same as you.  Our elevation is only about 350 feet so not much difference.  I'm waiting for the irrigation system to be turned off for the winter and the fairways to dry out a little bit. 🤣  The only problem is that as it gets colder I have to wear more layers which impedes my swing!!  🙄

I'm a youngster at 72 lol, I'm 230 metres and I'm betting I've beat that by a big bit today? I will check it out tues as I want to know that distance... I changed bag and irons trying out Orlimar interceptor one length "7iron length shaft" that were just bad news for me, hit skinny and fat bloody awful and they will be sold. 

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I’m 68 and until recently I averaged 240 with a few 260-270 drives. But I got tired of looking for my ball in the weeds (the deep rough at my home course is knee high this time of year), and consciously slowed my swing down a couple months ago. I’ve given up about 20 yards with all clubs, but I’m hitting more fairways and greens and scoring better while saving money on new balls. Too soon old, too late smart…

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9 hours ago, Kenny B said:

At 75 I'm about the same as you.  Our elevation is only about 350 feet so not much difference.  I'm waiting for the irrigation system to be turned off for the winter and the fairways to dry out a little bit. 🤣  The only problem is that as it gets colder I have to wear more layers which impedes my swing!!  🙄

Winters coming!!  I’ll have to switch to heavy shorts!  
We’ve obviously had a very wet spring summer.

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

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37 minutes ago, Rickp said:

Winters coming!!  I’ll have to switch to heavy shorts

🤣. I'm still fairly new to Fl so I still wear light weight shorts and short sleeve polos, I've seen you guys wear long pants and sweaters when it gets down into the high 60's. 🤣

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:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

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

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Golf Balls: Snell MTB-X  And Vice Pro Plus 

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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10 hours ago, Rickp said:

I’m soon to be 76 and 210 yards is about maxed out.  I think if we were still in CT would be 10-15 yards further.  Living at Sea Level has some disadvantages.

There doesn't seem to be a chart that correlates altitude to golf ball distance - but the rule of thumb seems to be 10%. I have to  believe that all things being equal - swing, club, etc,, the ball is going to carry substantially more than 10%  in Denver's altitude and dry air, over Tampa's sea level and humid temps. 

My issue with drives is more consistency ; swing speed and contact. In the same round I can have a range of 165 to 200 yds. (discounting wind). 

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:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

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  And Vice Pro Plus 

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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32 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

🤣. I'm still fairly new to Fl so I still wear light weight shorts and short sleeve polos, I've seen you guys wear long pants and sweaters when it gets down into the high 60's. 🤣

If I have to wear long pants (in the 40’s) I’m probably not going to play in the morning.  
No shorts no me!!

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

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30 minutes ago, tony@CIC said:

There doesn't seem to be a chart that correlates altitude to golf ball distance - but the rule of thumb seems to be 10%. I have to  believe that all things being equal - swing, club, etc,, the ball is going to carry substantially more than 10%  in Denver's altitude and dry air, over Tampa's sea level and humid temps. 

My issue with drives is more consistency ; swing speed and contact. In the same round I can have a range of 165 to 200 yds. (discounting wind). 

Wet fareways are the problem right now. Losing all runout.  

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Rick

 

 

Left Hand, 

Driver; Titleist TSi2, Kuro Kage 50 gr   
5 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr       
7 wood; Ping 425, Senior Shaft 55 gr      
5 hybrid; Cally Steelhead, Hazardous R2     
Irons; Mizuno JPX 923HM 7-GW Recoil 460 F2
Wedges; Titleist S9 54*, Mizuno SW 56*

Putter; Waaay too many to list

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38 minutes ago, Rickp said:

If I have to wear long pants (in the 40’s) I’m probably not going to play in the morning.  
No shorts no me!!

I was thinking about long pants this morning; 46º now warming up to 65º when we finish and 77º later; but we only have about 4 more days before the temps drop into the 30's at night with a high of 60º.  The only reason I'm wearing shorts today is there is no wind.  However, I have a few more layers on top that I know will affect my swing.  I'm going to call this a practice day... getting used to the extra clothes for the cooler weather ahead!!  😂

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20 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

I was thinking about long pants this morning; 46º now warming up to 65º when we finish and 77º later; but we only have about 4 more days before the temps drop into the 30's at night with a high of 60º.  The only reason I'm wearing shorts today is there is no wind.  However, I have a few more layers on top that I know will affect my swing.  I'm going to call this a practice day... getting used to the extra clothes for the cooler weather ahead!!  😂

Not too early to start thinking about Arizona.

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Left Hand orientation

:taylormade-small:SIM 2 D Max with Fujikura Air Speeder Shaft 

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  And Vice Pro Plus 

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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North Texas is still warm, but I play a lush course without a lot of roll.  I’m 69.  Play a 9.5 degrees Titleist driver set at 8.75 to guard against over draws.  I avg about 265.  Can still get it out to 290-295 on occasion.  When the Bermuda goes dormant and we are dry, I will see some out over 300.

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Titleist driver and hybrid.  Callaway 3 wood. PXG irons.  Odyssey putter.  Ping Wedges

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13 hours ago, Middler said:

I’m 68 and until recently I averaged 240 with a few 260-270 drives. But I got tired of looking for my ball in the weeds (the deep rough at my home course is knee high this time of year), and consciously slowed my swing down a couple months ago. I’ve given up about 20 yards with all clubs, but I’m hitting more fairways and greens and scoring better while saving money on new balls. Too soon old, too late smart…

Your not the lone ranger sir...

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