I'm a retiree too Mojo - the time (and the likelihood that a 6 was as good as I'd ever get) and expense. Wish I had the years (and cash) back I was obsessed with golf. One interesting difference: many pro golfers have changed sticks - usually with disastrous results. Bill Rogers won a few majors and switched - and never was the same (also did a lot of exhibitions); Corey Pavin started playing those funky Cleveland irons - didn't win much after. Tiger Woods was smart - he went to Nike and basically had them taken his Titleist clubs and make something very similar - with the Swoosh of course - and send me huge endorsement checks. With all the silly lawsuits in the world today I expect to hear about someone suing over a paintjob one of these days.