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Great topic for an "old guy" who refuses to act old...I'll be 78 in a month!!   I honestly haven't felt "OLD" until this year.   Lucky for me, old age seems to run in my family (both my father and his mother lived into their 90's and were pretty healthy until the end).   I've played golf since I was a kid, and usually WALK, which I think is very important for muscle tone and overall health.  I will ride (my wife's orders!) if it gets up into the 90's.  I will confess to feeling "older" this year for the first time, as I'm losing distance with my driver, and find that I need to take one more club for any given distance.   Having said that, I've shot my age or better several times this year and for the last 4-5 years.  This year though, it's been b/c of my short game more than in the past.  

I've undertaken more "hard work" type of jobs this year than in the past....and maybe that's why I'm feeling aches and pains more than in the past.   So far this summer, I have torn up all the boards on my wood deck and replaced them, built a pergola from a kit (with my wife's help) that took about 2+ weeks, installed a new railing system on that deck, and installed gutter guards on 3 sides of my garage.   All this while taking time out every week to mow a 1/2 acre lawn, since it hasn't stopped raining this summer!!!   

I've also decided to devote more time to yoga / stretching this winter, as I find that every morning I wake up with stiffness and soreness.   Before Covid, I took a Senior Yoga class at the local YMCA for a few years, and I realized how important that is to us older guys....!!  Hope this is thought provoking to other guys my age.....I've enjoyed reading this thread from guys of similar age.....

Driver:  Ping G, 12*, Senior Flex

Woods:  Orlimar Trimetal +, 20* and 26*  /Taylormade 300 Series 23* 

Hybrid:  Maltby STi, 24*

Irons:  Maltby PTM, 6-PW

Wedges:  Indi SuperGap 49*  Maltby M-Series 54* and 58*

Putter:  Maltby PTM-5 mallet

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I walked into Arby's and orderd a sandwich and drink.  The young person told me the price "with a senior discount".  I said what?  "Oh yea, you saved 35 cents."  But I was only 40 years old.  I am now 70 and will never forget that one!

  • Driver _ Ping G400 Max
  • Woods _ Ping G410 3 & 5 | Cleveland Launcher XL HALO 7
  • Hybrid _ Titleist 818 H1 5 
  • Irons _ Titleist T300 6-GW
  • Wedges _ Titleist SM9 52F & 56S
  • Putter _ Odyssey Dual Force Rossie 2 or Rife Two Bar Hybrid
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  • Ball _ Titleist Pro V1 yellow
  • GHIN _ HCP floats between 8 & 12

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On 8/26/2023 at 6:20 PM, funkyjudge said:

I know I’m old (74 for a few more months), but I refuse to “act old”.  That’s all that I am going to say on this subject, other than if you admit that you’re old and act accordingly, you TRULY ARE OLD!

That's how I look at it. My dad always said... you can't stop getting older, but you don't have to be old.

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51 and still walk hilly courses, keep up with the youngsters off the tee and playing hoops against kids half my age.

You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.

George Burns

DriverPING G425 Max
Woods- PING G 3w, Sub70 pro 4w, 
Callaway UW 19*, Cobra F9 24* 
Irons- XXIO X (6-A)

Wedges- Callaway Jaws Raw (54/58)

Putter- Cleveland HB Soft #1 w/UST
Ball- Maxfli Tour X
Buggy- Clicgear 4.0
Bag- Callaway Org 14

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On 8/26/2023 at 6:16 AM, silver & black said:

When I lost noticeable distance with every club in the bag for no apparent reason.🙄

Same here.  Been fighting it ever since I lost it.  I'm 73 and can still hit my driver 245 but that's 30 yards off just a few years ago.  I try to remember a quote by Clint Eastwood when someone asked him about making a film at 92.  He said he gets up each morning and "doesn't let the old man in".  I try.  LOL.


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I'm 46 now and for me it's not been really the game per se. I find it's my eyesight that is crapping out on me. Used to have 20/20 vision or better and now I'm finding out that I'm having trouble tracking balls. Also seem to lose eye focus while looking down at my ball to putt. I switched irons and I've lost about a club length of distance but in doing so I've gained more control

DRIVER:                        ST190, 10.5*, Fujikura  Atmos Black Tour Spec 65g, Stiff flex, Golf Pride CP2 Wrap, midsize

HYBRIDS:                Sim Max 3 Wood, 15*, Fujikura Ventus 6 Blue 65g, Stiff flex, Standard grip 

                                  JPX 850 hybrid 19*, UST Proforce V2 85g, Stiff, Standard grip                                  

IRONS:                         MP-20 HMB 4 iron, Project X LZ 6.5 shaft, Stiff+, Ping Midsize grip

                                               JPX 919 Tour 5i-pw, Project X LZ 6.5 shafts, Stiff+,  Ping Midsize grips

WEDGES:    New Level Golf   50*, 55*, 60* M-Type Wedges with True Temper Elevate Tour X-Stiff flex,   New Level Midsize grips

PUTTER:                    Heppler Ketsch 35", Ping PP62 Pistol Grip

BALL:                            Pro V1 (2021 + 2023 Versions) 

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  • 3 weeks later...

Just a couple weeks ago. I’ve had pretty bad shoulder pain since the spring and I was just playing through it and I finally went to the doctor about a month and an half ago. Did the insurance-required PT for a few weeks to no avail and got scheduled for my MRI to confirm the tear we suspected. Nope, turns out I have a build up of arthritis and there’s really nothing they can do, so that’ll just hurt forever now. Sweet. I’m only 34, so they think it probably stems from untreated injuries from either wrestling in high school or my time in the military. Needless to say, I was furious.

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About 25 years ago. My back has been sore for that long and within the last 5 years we found out I have degenerative disc disease in my L5/S1. That's life, who can explain it.

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Fairway: :callaway-small: Apex UW 19° & 21° Project X HZRDUS Smoke RDX Black 5.5

Irons: :mizuno-small: JPX 923 HMP 5-PW UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Wedges: :mizuno-small: T-22 Denim Copper 48°, 52° & 56° UST Mamiya Recoil 95 F4
Putter :Sub70: Sycamore 005 Wide Blade
:Ogio: Alpha Convoy 514
Balls: :callaway-small: Chrome Soft X

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Now! Im 31 and havnt been able to participate in the forum match play because im down on my back taking steroids.  Getting old sucks!


  • Driver: default_titelist-small.jpg.00ec1d7620c8bbe63bb63a7b7fac569c.jpg  TSR4 9* - GD VF 5x
  • FW/Hybrid: default_taylormade-small.jpg.9ff6764e01b113e0bc93f024a4d1601e.jpg  Stealth Plus 15* 3 wood | 18* 2 hybrid
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I turned 49 in July and refuse to accept being old. I stay pretty active with walking while playing golf all summer, play ice hockey in the winter, active but not strenuous job, and walking on days when there is nothing that “needs” to be done. I’ve had my fair share of injuries over the years that I can still feel now and again but I don’t feel like it slows me down much. 

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:titleist-small: TS2 15° 3W w/ Project X HZRDUS Smoke Black 6.0 70g

:titleist-small: 818 H1 21° Hybrid w/ Mitsubishi Tensei CK Blue 70g

:mizuno-small: MP-18 MMC 2 iron w/ KBS Tour C-Taper S 120g

:mizuno-small: JPX 921 HM 5-GW w/ Project X LZ 5.5 115g

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I’m 73 and I play golf three days a week and hit the gym three. On my day off I work in the yard several hours. I’ve had three knee surgeries on my right knee, broke my hip and had to have three screws to hold it together, prostate cancer, skin cancer, issues from Vietnam and a few more surgeries to boot. When I get old I might slow down a bit. On second thought oh hell no. This old country boy has a lot more giddy up in the tank!

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I thought it was when I broke my back at 22, or my neck at 42, but I think I truly crossed the Rubicon at 45 with brain surgery. Hyperbole aside, it really hasn't altered my physical body, but it's really messed with me mentally and I have to often remember that I should have a lot of life ahead of me and not to give up. 

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When I noticed my left hand hurts after a round of golf due to arthritis from multiple spiral fractions playing college football. Now, take that with a grain of salt at the very old age of 35 🤣

Driver:    :taylormade-small: M4 10.5* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Woods: :taylormade-small: M6 3W 15* / Evenflow Blue 6.0 Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Hybrid: :taylormade-small: M4 Rescue 19* / KBS Tour Graphite Hybrid Prototype 85g Stiff / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Irons:    :srixon-small:  Z585 4-AW / KBS Tour 90 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Wedges:cleveland-small: CBX - 56* & 60* / KBS Hi Rev 2.0 - Regular +1" / Golf Pride MCC +4 Midsize

Putter:   :ping-small: Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum / Superstroke Pistol

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I am thinking if you are still in your 30's you might be ineligible to post in the gettin' old thread!!  😂

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4 hours ago, No3PuttLaLa said:

When I noticed my left hand hurts after a round of golf due to arthritis from multiple spiral fractions playing college football. Now, take that with a grain of salt at the very old age of 35 🤣

You are in for a rude awakening in another 35 years!!  😂 ... and it won't be just your left hand.

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

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On 9/21/2023 at 4:10 AM, MattF said:

About 25 years ago. My back has been sore for that long and within the last 5 years we found out I have degenerative disc disease in my L5/S1. That's life, who can explain it.

Well, you are making me feel pretty good.  I had the same diagnosis but ONLY 20 years ago!!  But I have a few years on you.  🥴

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

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