What to do when your bag setup just feels perfect?

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I'm a senior golfer, 71 years old, and admittedly a slow swing speed. Started golfing in 2015. Currently, I'm guessing I've got about a 12 handicap. I've not done any real handicap calculations but that's my next goal.

I've been looking and testing equipment for the last 4 years and finally.... finally, feel like I have the perfect setup. I've got the right driver (Rogue Draw 10.5), right woods (Epic Flash 3w, 5w, and Rogue X 3h), right irons (Apex CF19's with Recoils 5-PW), right wedges (MD4 48*, 54*, and 58*) and finally, the right putter (Odyssey Stroke Lab One). I keep looking for something better, but just don't see it. Everything seems to be working for me and I'm to the point where I just don't want to change to something that's going to adversely affect my game. Is this a normal progression from "willing to try anything new or different" to "nope, not going to do it unless I know it will help"? Forgot to add that I'm playing the Snell MTB-X ball and once again, every other ball seems like a step down. I've got the money to spend, but don't see anything worth taking a chance on.

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Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

Stroke Lab One

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  • Carl Spackler3Carl Spackler3 Members  1225WRX Points: 387Posts: 1,225 Platinum Tees
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    Start over with a new Driver of course

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    Titleist 915 D2
    Ping G 3 W
    Ping G 5W
    Ping G25 Hybrid
    Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal 5-GW
    Vokey 52-08 sm4
    Vokey 56-14 sm6
    Odyssey White Hot RX2 ( but it better be careful)
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  • Marco ColoMarco Colo Members  711WRX Points: 223Handicap: 18.5Posts: 711 Golden Tee
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    Time for a backup bag. Have fun

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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  852WRX Points: 290Handicap: 12Posts: 852 Golden Tee
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    On -, @Carl Spackler3 said:

    Start over with a new Driver of course

    Why didn't I think of that. Actually, I have been thinking of that. Maybe an Epic Flash or Titleist T1/T2. Any suggestions?

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    Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

    Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

    Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

    Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

    Stroke Lab One

  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  852WRX Points: 290Handicap: 12Posts: 852 Golden Tee
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    On -, @sandtrap said:

    A real wrx starts on a “back up bag” or goes in to a rebuild because there has to be something better or missing

    A backup bag could come in handy just to sort of mix things up and for comparison purposes. Thinking that Titleist might be the way to go. Waiting for some comparison reviews on the new Titleist irons.

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    Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

    Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

    Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

    Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

    Stroke Lab One

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  • tetstets Members  157WRX Points: 129Posts: 157 Fairways
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    "What to do when your bag setup just feels perfect?" .... find something more perfect!

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  • BuzzkillBuzzkill Marshals  7185WRX Points: 566Handicap: 3Posts: 7,185 Marshals
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    On -, @jjfcpa said:

    I'm a senior golfer, 71 years old, and admittedly a slow swing speed. Started golfing in 2015. Currently, I'm guessing I've got about a 12 handicap. I've not done any real handicap calculations but that's my next goal. I keep looking for something better, but just don't see it.

    I haven't find any better gear in my search of 45 years. Of course, drivers/woods have changed for the better but irons remain the same, at least for me. By the way, great handicap based on your short period of play!

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    Baggin' Cobras
    Location:  Colorado Springs, CO
    Handicap:  3

  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX  2067WRX Points: 302Handicap: 17Posts: 2,067 ClubWRX
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    I really enjoy reading your posts. Why not travel and fill us in on the best golf courses you have played lately??? I'm serious! Forget the clubs and spend it on some nice courses in your area.

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    Ping GMax 10.5
    Cobra F9 5 & 7 Wd
    Callaway OS 5 & 6 Hybrid
    Ping G 700 6-Aw
    SM7 50 F, 56 F & 58* D
    Toulon Columbus
    ERC
    Garmin S20
    Clubs this week

  • mogc60mogc60 Members  1018WRX Points: 492Posts: 1,018 Platinum Tees
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    That’s normally the time it snows!!

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    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 9 EV BLACK 75 6.5 44 1/4”
    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 15 MATRIX HD9 STRONG 41.5”
    WILSON FG5 TOUR 17* RIP PHENOM 100 S
    SRIXON Z FORGED 3-PW CATALYST 100 6.5
    CLEVELAND RTX4 50* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 58* MODUS 120X
    SEEMORE mFGP20 PLATINUM 38”
    SNELL MTB-X

  • mogc60mogc60 Members  1018WRX Points: 492Posts: 1,018 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @platgof said:

    I really enjoy reading your posts. Why not travel and fill us in on the best golf courses you have played lately??? I'm serious! Forget the clubs and spend it on some nice courses in your area.

    Ps...I agree with this. Starts golf just a few years back I’m assuming after retirement and goes full tilt WRX’er and gets down to around a 12 in a few years and constantly looking to improve. Who doesn’t like reading that.

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    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 9 EV BLACK 75 6.5 44 1/4”
    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 15 MATRIX HD9 STRONG 41.5”
    WILSON FG5 TOUR 17* RIP PHENOM 100 S
    SRIXON Z FORGED 3-PW CATALYST 100 6.5
    CLEVELAND RTX4 50* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 58* MODUS 120X
    SEEMORE mFGP20 PLATINUM 38”
    SNELL MTB-X

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  • stryperstryper Members  3444WRX Points: 972Posts: 3,444 Titanium Tees
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    On -, @GHIN n Juice said:

    Go play!

    ^^^This^^^

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    Titleist 917D2, w/UST Mamiya Elements Chrome 7F4T
    Titleist 915Fd, w/Aldila Rogue Black 80-2.8-S
    18* KZG U Iron, w/UST Proforce V2 100-S
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi 4-5, w/UST Recoil 95 F4
    Mizuno MP-18 MMC 6-P, w/UST Recoil 95 F4
    Callaway 52* MD5 JAWS S Grind
    Callaway 58* PM Grind 19
    T.P. Mills Professional Series Klassic/Odyssey O Works Tank #7
  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  852WRX Points: 290Handicap: 12Posts: 852 Golden Tee
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    On -, @platgof said:

    I really enjoy reading your posts. Why not travel and fill us in on the best golf courses you have played lately??? I'm serious! Forget the clubs and spend it on some nice courses in your area.

    This Saturday I'm playing Iron Horse in Ashland, Nebraska. It's a beautiful course about 30 minutes from Omaha. One of the most scenic courses in what is generally pretty mundane courses. Here's a link if you're interested. First time I will have played it this year.

    golfironhorse.com/-the-course

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    Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

    Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

    Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

    Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

    Stroke Lab One

  • craz-ecraz-e Members  4380WRX Points: 460Handicap: 3Posts: 4,380 Titanium Tees
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    I have had that experience then you pick something new up and hit it and suddenly your old equipment doesn't feel the same.

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    Driver = Taylormade SIM 7* Hzrdus green 6.0
    4 wood = Titleist TS2 Even flow white 6.0
    3 iron = Titleist U500 Hzrdus smoke 6.0
    Irons = Wilson Staff FG59,  4-PW
    Wedges = Titleist Vokey SM6 52*, 56*
                  = Ping Glide 3.0 eye 2 60* 
    Putter = Scotty Cameron 2020 Special select Del Mar
    Ball = Taylormade TP5 Pix
  • Carolina Golfer 2Carolina Golfer 2 Members  9465WRX Points: 493Posts: 9,465 Titanium Tees
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    Obviuously cancel your WRX account. It will sooner or later convince you, you don't have the perfect bag 😎
    But a serious answer to your driver question. Give the TS1 a go at a Titleist Thursday. You'll be amazed at what thst driver does for those of us that don't swing at WRX speed.

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    Titleist TS1 10.5 Fubuki 45g Sr Flex
    PING G410 FW 7 and 9
    PING G410 Hybrid 5 
    Titleist T300  5-P KBS TGI 80 Shaft
    Vokey  50.10, 54.10 58..12
    Scotty Cameron Phantom 5.5 
    TaylorMade Spider X Custom Blue

  • MrFlapjackMrFlapjack Members  2637WRX Points: 138Handicap: 3.6Posts: 2,637 Titanium Tees
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    Backup bag or headcover search

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    Cobra LTD HZRDUS 75g 6.5 (Synergy Black 70TX tipped 1/2")
    Ping 2014 Rapture 3W - Blueboard 73x5ct
    Cobra F8 3 hybrid (HZRDUS Black 85 6.5)
    4 Hybrid...
    Srixon Z545 5-AW (SF i110 stiff)
    RTX 3.0 - 54 and 58 (SF i125 stiff)
    Ping Ketsch Mid 
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  • MountainKingMountainKing Members  1817WRX Points: 415Posts: 1,817 Platinum Tees
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    Go play is the best comment. I try clubs every year but if they're going to replace what I have they have to be better than what I have. I haven't found anything that fits that in the last few years other than having to change a wedge due to grooves wearing out.

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    Taylormade M3 8.5* Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 73x
    Taylormade M3 3 Wood Accra FX 300
    Callaway Razr Tour Hybrid 19* Nunchuk
    Rocketbladez Tour 4-PW TT X100
    Tour Preferred 50/54 S400
    TM HI Toe 58 ATV S400
    TM Itsy Bitsy

  • Johnny_FairwayJohnny_Fairway South Jersey (Philly Burbs)Members  589WRX Points: 82Handicap: 8Posts: 589 Golden Tee
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    Maybe put together a vintage set for a Sunday bag. You'd get to try a different look every once in awhile, without any feeling that you're auditioning new clubs for your usual setup.

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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1515WRX Points: 292Handicap: 7Posts: 1,515 Platinum Tees
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    I felt I had a perfect set-up all of last year and mid-way this season until my swing got stronger; coveting a 2 iron to replace my U45UDI. The Callaway two iron felt better than my Mizuno MP18s that it ended up replacing the whole set just this week!.

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    Epic SZ 11* Tensei White 75
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    Callaway Apex 18mb (2-PW)
    RTX-4 54* and 60*
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
  • TigerInTheWoodsTigerInTheWoods Members  2588WRX Points: 1,635Handicap: 5Posts: 2,588 Titanium Tees
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    I had a good bag going and just sold 10 of my clubs haha. It's all for fun. Enjoy the game, enjoy the experiment, and never be stagnant!

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  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members  4222WRX Points: 516Handicap: 8.2Posts: 4,222 Titanium Tees
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    Just play more!

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    Ping G400 10.5 (9.5) Hzrdus Yellow 75 5.5
    Callaway Rogue 17* 4wd Atmos Blue TS 70  
    Ping G410 19*, 22* & 26* Tensei CK Pro Blue 80
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW SteelFiber i95CW R (2019 Forged Tec Modus 105 R trial run ) 
    Vokey SM7 50/8 F
    Vokey SM7 54/8 M 
    Vokey SM7 58/8 M 
    Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)/ Bettinardi BB1/ '16 Tiki
     Wilson Staff FG Tour/ Bridgestone Tour B RXS / ProV1
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  • chadly643chadly643 Members  511WRX Points: 139Posts: 511 Golden Tee
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    Enjoy playing and improving!

    Probably time for a launch monitor, indoor simulator, high end training gadgets, custom backyard putting green, etc. The WRX in you doesn’t just end with finding 14 clubs 😝

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  • shinobishinobi Members  41WRX Points: 26Posts: 41 Bunkers
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    Salvador Dali said it best - "have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."

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  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  852WRX Points: 290Handicap: 12Posts: 852 Golden Tee
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    On -, @mogc60 said:

    On -, @platgof said:

    I really enjoy reading your posts. Why not travel and fill us in on the best golf courses you have played lately??? I'm serious! Forget the clubs and spend it on some nice courses in your area.

    Ps...I agree with this. Starts golf just a few years back I’m assuming after retirement and goes full tilt WRX’er and gets down to around a 12 in a few years and constantly looking to improve. Who doesn’t like reading that.

    Actually, I'm not retired. Still working full time, but since I own the company, I can afford to take off regularly to play golf. The first 2-3 years, I worked on my game really hard. I was determined to fix my swing so it was at least consistent if not long. Really focused on the short game, which I have to depend on because my GIR are not dependable. Pitching, chipping, and putting are the strong part of my game.

    Thanks for that comment. Very encouraging. I'd like to get down to a single digit handicap but I know how difficult that is.

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    Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

    Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

    Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

    Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

    Stroke Lab One

  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  852WRX Points: 290Handicap: 12Posts: 852 Golden Tee
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    Go play is great advice, and I do, as often as I can find playing partners.

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    Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

    Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

    Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

    Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

    Stroke Lab One

  • MacklessdaddyMacklessdaddy Members  543WRX Points: 123Posts: 543 Golden Tee
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    On -, @tets said:

    "What to do when your bag setup just feels perfect?" .... find something more perfect!

    On -, @tets said:

    "What to do when your bag setup just feels perfect?" .... find something more perfect!

    On -, @tets said:

    "What to do when your bag setup just feels perfect?" .... find something more perfect!

    On -, @tets said:

    "What to do when your bag setup just feels perfect?" .... find something more perfect!

    On -, @tets said:

    "What to do when your bag setup just feels perfect?" .... find something more perfect!

    On -, @tets said:

    "What to do when your bag setup just feels perfect?" .... find something more perfect!

    You spelled perfecter wrong

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    Ping G 3W
    Ping G 3 and 4 Hybrid Tour 90
    Ping G410 PX LZ 6.0
    Cleveland CBX 54 58
    Bridgestone TD-03 
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  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers  707WRX Points: 173Handicap: 11Posts: 707 Golden Tee
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    1. Shoes, because you can always play in style!
    2. Headcovers, it’s a colorful world (full of skulls, apparently)
    3. Backup putter, maybe a mid-mallet, something to keep warm under that extra putter cover
    4. 2nd driver, not a mini driver, but a lower-launching, penetrating flight for windy days
    5. New bag, all those colorful covers need a blank slate so they really pop
    6. The ground is really firming up (or softening) out there, time for some lower (or higher) bounce wedges.
    7. ****, I wish I had a 4 hybrid. You, I mean...YOU wish you had a 4 hybrid. Sure would make that #7 par 3 an easy approach.
    8. Okay, so now you’ve got a second bag, driver, putter, hybrid, & wedges; so...time for reserve irons! The 5° gaps in the scoring irons are always leaving me between clubs, so, how about blades? Yeah, I’ll find some nice 10yr old blades with a little life left. I’d better go demo some new blades to get a feel for what I like. [cue MP-20 release]
    9. Ok, I really wasn’t going to buy a whole other set, but I’m liking that 2nd driver. And the whole teal driver and green/yellow fairways thing isn’t jiving with my fancy red-yellow-black head cover scheme. Hmm, F9 is getting pretty good reviews....
    10. That’s it. I’m tired of mixing and matching between all these sets. I’m gonna trade it in and go all PING.
    11. Oh yeah, I guess I should get a PING bag to go with all my PING clubs.
    12. Sweet! My bag is set! Time to start looking at shoes again.
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    Ping G400 1W Alta CB 55

    Ping G400 3W Alta CB 65

    Ping G400 3Hy & 4Hy NV Green 85H

    Ping i200 4i-UW AWT 2.0

    Glide 2.0 50 54 58 AWT 2.0

    iNOVAi 3.0 CS

  • mogc60mogc60 Members  1018WRX Points: 492Posts: 1,018 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @jjfcpa said:

    On -, @mogc60 said:

    On -, @platgof said:

    I really enjoy reading your posts. Why not travel and fill us in on the best golf courses you have played lately??? I'm serious! Forget the clubs and spend it on some nice courses in your area.

    Ps...I agree with this. Starts golf just a few years back I’m assuming after retirement and goes full tilt WRX’er and gets down to around a 12 in a few years and constantly looking to improve. Who doesn’t like reading that.

    Actually, I'm not retired. Still working full time, but since I own the company, I can afford to take off regularly to play golf. The first 2-3 years, I worked on my game really hard. I was determined to fix my swing so it was at least consistent if not long. Really focused on the short game, which I have to depend on because my GIR are not dependable. Pitching, chipping, and putting are the strong part of my game.

    Thanks for that comment. Very encouraging. I'd like to get down to a single digit handicap but I know how difficult that is.

    Well if you work that hard on your game I’m not surprised you’re still at it full time with your business. You’ll get to single digits...you have the mentality to do it. Kudos to you...golf is a tough game, but the best and most rewarding game there is. I’m glad you found it...

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    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 9 EV BLACK 75 6.5 44 1/4”
    CALLAWAY EPIC FLASH SZ 15 MATRIX HD9 STRONG 41.5”
    WILSON FG5 TOUR 17* RIP PHENOM 100 S
    SRIXON Z FORGED 3-PW CATALYST 100 6.5
    CLEVELAND RTX4 50* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 54* CATALYST 100 6.0
    CLEVELAND RTX4 58* MODUS 120X
    SEEMORE mFGP20 PLATINUM 38”
    SNELL MTB-X

  • GHIN n JuiceGHIN n Juice Wingpointe GC...Never Forgotten Members  1886WRX Points: 322Posts: 1,886 Platinum Tees
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    On -, @jjfcpa said:

    On -, @platgof said:

    I really enjoy reading your posts. Why not travel and fill us in on the best golf courses you have played lately??? I'm serious! Forget the clubs and spend it on some nice courses in your area.

    This Saturday I'm playing Iron Horse in Ashland, Nebraska. It's a beautiful course about 30 minutes from Omaha. One of the most scenic courses in what is generally pretty mundane courses. Here's a link if you're interested. First time I will have played it this year.

    golfironhorse.com/-the-course

    Iron Horse is a really fun course. It has a few wonky holes but overall it’s a great place to play.

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    Try to get out to Wild Horse in Gothenburg. It's worth the 7 hour round trip.

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