Friday, August 24, 2018

Senior Sex Survey

The frequency of sexual activity of senior males between 60 and 80 years of age depends on where they were born. Statistics were just released from the United Nations Board of Health.

They revealed that: North American men will on average have sex two to three times per week, whereas Japanese men in exactly the same age group will have sex only once or twice per year.

This has come as very upsetting news to most of my buddies at the golf club, as none of us had any idea that we were JAPANESE!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Do old golf balls lose performance?

I just read an interesting article on Flog about performance of new vs old golf balls. New Pro V1's were compared to three levels of wear of older ProV1 balls, which had been bought from an online retailer. More than likely some/most of the old balls had come out of the water.

They tested wedge and driver shots for spin, launch, carry and total distance. The results of the wedge shots surprisingly didn't show much difference except that the more beat up the balls are, the more spin they produced. The worst conditioned balls spun only 90 rpm's more. Launch was 0.4 degree higher for new balls. Driver tests showed a slight progression of spin and decrease in launch for the older balls. 215 more spin and 1.1 degree less launch. Carry and total distance were almost identical in all categories. Maybe extra spin compensated for the loss of launch.

Personally, I don't notice much difference in old balls vs new balls or New Pro V1x vs Top Flight Yellow Gamers. The last big Senior event I played in, I was the only player of the 180 golfers playing a Topflight. I finished 12th and I out drove everyone I was paired with by at least 20 yds!

So don't be so quick to replace that gnarly looking ball, it will perform just as good as a new one. Last year I played 16 straight rounds with the same Gamer until I hit it fat into a pond. It was looking pretty bad by the time I buried it at sea but still flying like a newer one.