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Music Lover 05-24-2017 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by zinger1457 (Post 1885532)
Good move, I think many golfers would be much better off with a shorter driver shaft. The standard off the shelf driver length seems to be getting longer every year, it's now ~45.5", way too long for most.

The average length of a driver shaft on the PGA tour is only 44.5"...and those guys will do anything for added distance. It's really a disservice to sell such long drivers to average golfers, most who have no chance at all of hitting them straight. One of the main reasons I've never been comfortable with a driver is because of how long they are.

The club fitter (who is also a teaching pro) is the same height as me (5'7") and said that he uses a 43" driver shaft. I tried the 43" shaft first and hit it okay, but the shaft that was just a half inch shorter was noticeably better for my swing.

Big_Hitter 05-24-2017 03:52 PM

I have a tm rbz stage 2 (46") and I hit it straight all the time

Dawg52 05-24-2017 04:04 PM

5'4" Brook Henderson (last years women's PGA champ) has a different take on driver shafts. I play a 46" light weight shaft and drive the ball better than I ever have. If I have a tight hole to deal with I either grip down on the club or go with my 3 wood. But I agree, if someone is wild off the tee a shorter driver might be a good option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFuQKh1YOyk

frayne 05-24-2017 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Dawg52 (Post 1885554)
If I have a tight hole to deal with I either grip down on the club or go with my 3 wood. But I agree, if someone is wild off the tee a shorter driver might be a good option.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KFuQKh1YOyk

Not even going to touch that one. :hide:

Huston55 05-24-2017 10:49 PM

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Originally Posted by frayne (Post 1885573)
Not even going to touch that one. :hide:

Cmon! We know you want to touch it. :blush:

Just_Steve 05-29-2017 09:07 PM

Tiger Woods DUI again.

ponyboy 05-30-2017 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Just_Steve (Post 1887454)
Tiger Woods DUI again.

Nah...he was taking legal forms of heroin...ya know...pain killers. But the rumor mill is strong in the people so soon he will not only have been drunk...he will have been on pills, cocaine, meth...he will have multiple women in the back seat, yada yada yada. Ahh rumors...gotta love them.

Just_Steve 05-30-2017 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ponyboy (Post 1887619)
Nah...he was taking legal forms of heroin...ya know...pain killers. But the rumor mill is strong in the people so soon he will not only have been drunk...he will have been on pills, cocaine, meth...he will have multiple women in the back seat, yada yada yada. Ahh rumors...gotta love them.

Just because the drugs are legal does not mean he was not DUI.
No alcohol does not mean he was not DUI.

zinger1457 05-30-2017 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Just_Steve (Post 1887671)
Just because the drugs are legal does not mean he was not DUI.
No alcohol does not mean he was not DUI.

He was DUI, he even admits it. The breath analyzer test for alcohol came back 0.000 so it had to be some quantity/mixture of pills.

ponyboy 05-30-2017 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Just_Steve (Post 1887671)
Just because the drugs are legal does not mean he was not DUI.
No alcohol does not mean he was not DUI.

This is a valid point and im glad you pointed this out. Last year 35% of every american was prescribed painkillers (legal opioids.) Lets pretend half of that number drove when they were on the opioids...which is probably a safe estimate. That means around 50,000,000 people should have gotten a DUI. Right? They were driving under the influence of narcotics.

Point of the story is there is no story. Everyone is pilled up and operating heavy machinery. There was a documentary called oxycontin express you should check out. It will shed some light on this dark epidemic thats blanketing the entire country.

Just_Steve 05-30-2017 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by ponyboy (Post 1887682)
This is a valid point and im glad you pointed this out. Last year 35% of every american was prescribed painkillers (legal opioids.) Lets pretend half of that number drove when they were on the opioids...which is probably a safe estimate. That means around 50,000,000 people should have gotten a DUI. Right? They were driving under the influence of narcotics.

Point of the story is there is no story. Everyone is pilled up and operating heavy machinery. There was a documentary called oxycontin express you should check out. It will shed some light on this dark epidemic thats blanketing the entire country.

Yes.

Midpack 05-30-2017 05:18 PM

Went to a PGA Super Store for my first time. Wow on the size, inventory and tech. Every piece of golf gear you can imagine, 10-20 times more extensive than a big Dick's or Golf Galaxy. The biggest golf store I've ever seen by far.

On the other hand, service was lacking despite plenty of people on the floor. Some were tied up with lessons and club fitting, some restocking, and some just walking around doing nothing much. I was trying out putters, along with others, and no one ever came by to see if anyone needed help. I finally asked the cashier to send someone over, she asked in her lapel mic. After 10 minutes I looked over at her and she mouthed 'I asked again.' After another 10 minutes, she asked a third time and one of the floor walkers came over. He didn't tell me anything I didn't already know, didn't ask any questions or ask me to see my putting stroke or setup. He asked me what brands and styles I liked, when I told him he said they were all good putters. Was aware of toe hang, just barely. Asked me my height and said the length I was looking at was probably right. He basically said try as many as you want and pick the one you like best, 'that's what I do.' Good thing for them I'd narrowed it down to a few brands/styles and after trying them and others, I knew which one I wanted. I might have thought I could get a little guidance for a putter that cost more than all three of my woods. I bought despite the poor service because they're the only dealer for miles - I usually don't overlook poor service.

The online reviews said their service was indifferent or worse, but I didn't believe them. Now I do...

jkern 05-31-2017 10:25 AM

Has anyone played Bailey Creek Golf course in Lake Almanor? I have a golf trip planned in August, but I have never been there.

thanks
Joe

Music Lover 06-01-2017 03:05 PM

I made my first ever hole in one today!! :dance:

I've been playing for 20 years and have lipped out twice but today the golfing gods decided to give gave me a break. It was on a 129 yard hole...I hit a wedge that landed about 8 feet short of the hole, bounced once, and then rolled in. My long time golf buddy was with me and got to enjoy the moment...I was witness to his only hole in one about 10 years ago. :)

Big_Hitter 06-01-2017 03:09 PM

nice!

zinger1457 06-01-2017 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Music Lover (Post 1888633)
I made my first ever hole in one today!! :dance:

Congratulations! Hope you followed tradition and bought a round for everyone at the bar afterwards.

Music Lover 06-01-2017 04:36 PM

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Originally Posted by zinger1457 (Post 1888653)
Congratulations! Hope you followed tradition and bought a round for everyone at the bar afterwards.

I didn't...my long time golf buddy high fived me, and that was the extent of the celebration. After the round, we skipped the clubhouse and came back to my place (he had picked me up) and had a beer on the deck.

48Fire 06-01-2017 04:48 PM

Just saw the Tiger DUI video. Cop asked him for the alphabet, but not to sing it, then asks Tiger what he said. And Tiger says you asked me to sing the National Anthem, but not backwards. Oh my, he was out of it.

Huston55 06-03-2017 11:55 AM

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Originally Posted by Music Lover (Post 1888633)
I made my first ever hole in one today!! :dance:

Congrats!!! ;D

frayne 06-03-2017 02:55 PM

OK sports fans, cast or forged irons ? Thinking about picking up some new irons and looking at some Mizuno JPX 900 hot metal forged irons. Turning 66 in a few weeks and still hitting the ball pretty solidly, play at least twice week and shoot anywhere from the mid 80s-mid- 90s depending on course difficulty and tees. What do you all think ?


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