Re: 20 handicappers hitting 300 yards (mild rant)
Originally Posted by grantc79
First off, for at least me, I do not use the same swing with the driver, 3 iron, 7 iron or wedge. The swing speed is different for each one. I don't hit the 3 iron well so I don't even have it in my bag so by your stupid logic, if I can hit my wedges then I should be able to hit my 3 iron. This isn't the case with me or golfers all around.
I am also calling BS
on the fact that you actually saw a few baseball players mashing the ball at your local range for a few reasons:
1) It is currently college baseball season and you said you saw them swinging a couple of days ago as of Saturday. The game would have been during the week. During baseball season, games are played on basically a daily basis.
For example, LSU's baseball team played 5 games last week and played at home. These games started at 6:30pm or 7pm. Baseball players are required to get to the field about 2 and a half or 3 hours before the game starts because they need to stretch, have fielding practice, hitting practice, etc. They also have to eat and go to class and study. This leaves little time to mess around at the local golf course.
Even if they had the time...ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT POINTS
Baseball hitters play golf during the off season, not during the season. During the baseball season, baseball hitters do not hit golf balls because the golf swing messes up the baseball swing. One session of swinging the golf club can mess up your baseball swing for 10 games or more and a baseball player will not take this chance. If you don't believe me, here is a quote from Ryan Church of the Nationals: http://blog.washingtonpost.com/dcspo...0_times_a.htmlBetween innings, Church discussed his golf game; he doesn't play at all during the season, because it messes with his baseball swing.
"Pitchers'll do it because they've got nothing else to do," he said. "It might help their swing." He didn't mention his arch rival, Coach Redding. He didn't have to.
Church said when he starts playing golf after the baseball season, his swing is initially broken, and he retreats into "grip and rip." I asked which direction this makes the ball go. "Left," he said, "and right."
You have been arguing in this thread for 6 months
; then 2 days after
I posted Albert Pujols baseball swing you then for the first time AFTER 6 MONTHS
just happened to see some baseball players hitting the long ball at your local range and decided it is in fact possible for someone to hit it 300 yards and not be a very good golfer (20+ handicap).
You are a liar. They weren't at the range, they would not have been. They would have been anywhere but the golf range!
What really happened was you saw Pujols swing and top 100 golf teachers teaching to use the baseball swing and you realized you were totally wrong. You just aren't man enough to admit
that from that picture, it is obvious that Pujols could hit it 300 yards if given 5-10 hours of training (he probably needs less) on how to hit the driver straight enough to go 300 yards. If he only learned how to hit the driver relatively straight (didn't learn putting, chipping, etc) he would be a 30+ handicapper that could hit 300+ yards.grantc79, just admit you're a liar
. You didn't see college baseball players at the range. I've shown that 20+ handicappers can hit it 300+ yards. Ryan Church of the Nationals says he uses the "grip and rip" method and the ball goes both left and right. If it goes left and right, then it also goes down the middle. He says he is a 15 handicap which isn't too far off from a 20 handicap. I would be willing to bet that putting and chipping is the reason he is a 15 instead of a 20 and before he was a 15, he still used the "grip and rip" to hit the driver. This would mean he would have been a 20+ handicapper with the ability to hit it 300+.Point proven -- 20+ handicappers can hit it 300+ yards