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  1. Is it acceptable? Of course it is! I played competitive golf in high school and college. I didn’t enjoy it then and I don’t enjoy it now. Just because I don’t compete against others, doesn’t mean I don’t try to do my best. I’m competing against myself and the course. But, I don’t get upset or mad if I have a few bad holes. I don’t worry about my handicap or care in the least what anybody else shoots. I like hitting golf balls. Into the net in my back yard, at the range and on the course I like it. I like it best when there is no pressure to try and beat the other guy.
  2. Except for adjusting to how far I hit them, it took almost no time for me to adjust to the last irons I bought last September. I knew when I hit them during my fitting that I’d hit them well.
  3. I currently use 3. Slow backswing, get the club all the way back, then get my hands back to square at impact. For me, it’s very important that I always have at least one swing thought. It always gets my mind on the shot and doesn’t let me get distracted by other things that are happening. I can still enjoy the round with my friends but get focused as soon as I start my preshot routine and work with my swing thought.
  4. I bought my current driver, brand new for Christmas in 2006. I never hit a ball with it until last summer.
  5. Try Bandit golf balls. Non-conforming, long distance balls. Great for scrambles
  6. That would get in the way of my ankle monitor.
  7. 1. City and State? Joliet, IL 2. Handicap? 6 3. What ZX ball do you want to test? Z Star XV 3. Are you able to test equipment on a golf course with one week of its receipt? Yes 4. Current golf ball? Titleist Pro V1 5. What do you look for when buying a new golf ball? Durability, distance 6. Do you agree to participate in an ongoing testing thread, posting reviews and photos? Yes
  8. I haven’t been to a tour event in a very long time. One player that stood out to me then and I’ve never forgotten was Greg Norman. The speed and power of his tee shots was very impressive. I was a relatively long player back in the day of persimmon drivers, but Norman was so far above anything I’d ever seen.
  9. I’m using a vintage Ping Anser from the very early 70’s that up until this past summer had the original grip. I was curious about the larger grips but wasn’t sure how I’d like it. I got the Lamkin Sinkfit Pistol mainly because it was $10 cheaper than the Super Stroke. If I didn’t like the fat grip, I wouldn’t be out as much. I love the grip. Feels great and I’ve never putted better. But, clubs and grips are as personal as it gets. What some guys love, others hate. Try and test out to see what feels good to you.
  10. I was (am) in the same place you are. I started playing again after a long layoff with my old clubs. I’m 65 and could not believe I lost so much distance. I was wondering if it was because of my old, nearly 50 year old, sticks. 2 sets of irons later, I know for sure it had nothing to do with my clubs. My swing speed was just so much lower than it had been. I’m working on getting back some of the speed I lost but it’s not likely I’ll ever be back to where I once was. Just part of getting old. At least I have the senior tees to make up for the loss of distance.
  11. I’m 6’3” and used a 35 going back to the very early 70’s. I’ve got recent back issues and had a new thick grip and lengthened the putter to 36” which is much more comfortable on my back and, I’m now putting better than ever.
  12. When I was in my teens and early twenties, a lot of my friends decided to take up golf. I’d already been playing for 10 years and had already shot in the sixties a few times so they all came to me for advice. I was pretty good at teaching the fundamentals. Once they got to the point of breaking 100 into the low 90’s, I stopped giving advice unless it was asked for.
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