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post #19 of 30
... Pam will work.... barely noticeable and lasts almost all round.

But anyway- I recently went to my local range and the balls were still wet from the machine. I would hit 10 while still wet, then 10 after drying them off. It DID make a slight difference on ball spin. The wet ones tended to fly a bit less distance but not a lot of side spin. The dry ones flew in a more normal (for me) ball flight.
post #20 of 30
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I wonder if OP greases his driver in scrambles to impress business colleagues and the only reason he made this thread was to familiarize himself with the rules against it and garner a valid excuse to "grease" if caught.

 

What a scumbag.

post #21 of 30
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 The wet ones tended to fly a bit less distance but not a lot of side spin. The dry ones flew in a more normal (for me) ball flight.

Perhaps you had loosened up by the time you got to the dry ones.

post #22 of 30
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Perhaps you had loosened up by the time you got to the dry ones.

I alternated between the wet ones and the dry ones. 10 wet, 10 dry, 10 wet, 10 dry, etc...
post #23 of 30
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I'm sure someone will jump in and tell me I'm wrong. But it is no secret that a wet ball or club face has a little less friction upon impact, meaning less spin on the ball during flight. This results in a straighter shot.
post #24 of 30
There was a study on this, I think it was in golf digest. A wet ball has nearly the same spin as a dry one. Rain doesn't bother things that much, it's rough, and wet rough that will kill the spin.
post #25 of 30
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That didn't take long.
post #26 of 30
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http://www.andrewricegolf.com/2013/02/wedges-and-water/

This guy suggests that a wet ball w a dry club loses a lot of spin with a wedge. His study looks legit. Think it applies to a driver?
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by TJBam View Post

I wonder if OP greases his driver in scrambles to impress business colleagues and the only reason he made this thread was to familiarize himself with the rules against it and garner a valid excuse to "grease" if caught.

 

What a scumbag.

 

 

The scumbag is the one insulting others for asking a question about care and maintenance of his clubs, to be sure he was not breaking any rules.

post #28 of 30
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http://www.andrewricegolf.com/2013/02/wedges-and-water/

This guy suggests that a wet ball w a dry club loses a lot of spin with a wedge. His study looks legit. Think it applies to a driver?

 

Probably but probably less of a drop in RPM. Remember a dry wedge, dry ball is 6600 RPM. A driver is 3000 RPM or less. So there is probably going to be substantially less drop in spin, because there is less spin to begin with. I doubt the drop is proportional. They lost about 1200 RPM. Still, that's probably the same RPM as a middle to long iron spin. So you'd probably be able to hold the green, but probably not enough to check up. I would say, if you want an application purpose, take a little off the club and plan for a tad more roll out than your use to.

post #29 of 30
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The scumbag is the one insulting others for asking a question about care and maintenance of his clubs, to be sure he was not breaking any rules.

The OP is me. I was making a self-deprecating joke. My attempt at humor. c2_beer.gif

post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by saevel25 View Post

 

Probably but probably less of a drop in RPM. Remember a dry wedge, dry ball is 6600 RPM. A driver is 3000 RPM or less. So there is probably going to be substantially less drop in spin, because there is less spin to begin with. I doubt the drop is proportional. They lost about 1200 RPM. Still, that's probably the same RPM as a middle to long iron spin. So you'd probably be able to hold the green, but probably not enough to check up. I would say, if you want an application purpose, take a little off the club and plan for a tad more roll out than your use to.

I see what you're saying about the driver.

 

Also to take into consideration is that the link I posted is in a controlled environment.  He is hitting wet balls in a dry environment with a dry club.  If your ball is wet on the course, chances are your club will also be wet by the time you make contact.  

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