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  1. everybody you people are listening too is wrong. I dunno what to tell you. youre all stupid nubs. and since I keep getting literally billions of replies to this thread every day, i'm just gonna teach you all how to golf until this stupid thread disappears. whenever I fell like it... if ever... im just gonna post a quick golf lesson here. eventually youll all be experts and this thread will be stupid. here we go... 1) sole your damn clubs correctly, before you address em. this is super simple, but most people do it wrong. sole your irons on the middle of the sole, on the bounce. the leading edge of your irons will be slightly up in the air if you sole em correctly, and not flush with the ground the way you probably think they should be. and sole your woods on the center of the bottom... theres actually bounce there too, but its more or less just the bottom of the club. learn how your clubs work, and set em up correctly. they slide along the ground on "the bounce" at impact. on the center of the bottom of the club. for 90% of your shots. for all your normal shots. even your driver, if youre hittin it off the deck like an idiot. this is important, because if you don't set up your clubs on the bounce, they wont point the right direction. most people are gonna end up with a closed clubface, not even realize it, and not even know its a problem. that's it. that todays or this weeks or this months or this years lesson... that might be the only lesson I give, depending on how much I really care. but I get bored and I know a lot about the golf swing... so i'll probably keep comin back here to prove it. lucky you. on the bright side, i'm gonna cut 5-15 strokes off all you idiots handicaps. for free. just for fun. just because youre all lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. I normally charge 1000 bucks a lesson too. and i'm not kidding. I do that because I don't wanna give golf lessons. so... this is like free money for all you nubs. its like you woke up and you were in heaven, huh. admit it. so there ya go. that's the first 1/2 stroke. sole your clubs right. and then "bounce" em at impact... the center of the bottom of the club. is what hits the ground. if you wanna hit it right. and you gotta hit it right if you wanna hit it far. all righty then... good luck. this is an easy one... they get harder. so pay attention. there will be tests.
  2. that's not what I said. I said swing it with your large muscles... your legs and your hips. i'm not kidding. you have to learn to unfold that release using your lower body. you can only practically accelerate the club using your lats for about 45 degrees before impact, and if you are swinging the club around in a circle with your legs and hips, its gonna be going faster at 45 degrees before impact than you can swing it with your arms. there really nowhere in the swing you need to pull the damn club. seriously. look dude... I really do hit it a friggin mile. ive only played 36 holes this year and ive already hit one 320 and another one 300, and I wasn't even trying to hit em far. I just know how to make a golf club rip through the ball at the bottom of my swing. I can feel the shaft bend like a bow as my weight moves over to my left side. that's a feeling none of you guys complaining about distance have ever felt. its counter-intuitive. you have to understand the mechanical properties of how the cam action created by the angle between your hands and your forearms accelerates the clubhead. this is like an engineering quiz. and I will give you the answer, but it wont help. as I swing my arms down my target line, I swing em in a straight line. but because of the angle of my wrist, the club arcs out in a semi-circle as my right hand passes my left hand. ok now... the difference in length between the straight line id make if there was zero angle at my wrists, and the arc that I make because of that angle at my wrists, is actually the mechanical advantage I gain by camming that club at impact. got it? I didn't think so. but theres really nothing I can do about that. i'm sorry. anyways, anything you do with your hands and arms will not only slow youre swing down... its gonna mess up that cam action. its gonna mess up your "release". (that's not what a release is, but that's what everybody calls it, so... whatever. hopefully you call it a release so that makes sense to you. I dunno.) I gonna try to describe how to get power here to you just using the mechanical properties of the golf club alone. it wont work... even though what I say is gonna be right, you will not understand it... but here goes. swing the club back with your whole body. start everything at once... and "swing" it... or just kinda throw it up there... with your legs and hips once its moving. just let your wrists break at the top naturally (don't lay it off. youre gonna lay it off. you just will, because everybody does. don't. even though you still will because you don't know what i'm talking about.)… and then just don't uncock your wrists. you wanna "slap" that wrist set loose with your weight transfer. if you do it right, your wrists will unhinge like youre swinging a folding knife blade out of its handle. if you time your weight shift right, that wrist set will just pop out and cam all on its own, at ridiculously high speed, and you really don't have to do a god damned thing except time it right. and know how the grip works. and keep the face of the club on the ball during your entire swing. and other stuff. alright. that's how you swing for power. if you wanna hit it even farther, you just get higher and longer with your hands. bigger, higher arc... just give it enough time to build up speed and "slap open" at the ball. look bud. i'm pretty sure this wont help you. i'll be surprised if you just walk out there with a sugary sweet swing and start crackin it 300 yards. but it will help somebody. somebody out there will read this, and go... "oh, snap jack. I got the power!"
  3. my mailbox is filled with replies to this thread every single day. apparently this thread will never die. ok kids... if you wanna swing hard, you need to learn to swing. the two biggest mistakes that whatever ya wanna call em… non-experts, maybe... make trying increase their clubhead speed, is trying to do it with their arms and their hands. you cant do it with your arms. listen to me. i'm complicated. the range of motion if your hands are together that you have using your shoulder muscles is about 90 degrees. so... that's 45 degrees on either side of the ball. that's as far as you can swing the club with just using your awesome wonderful manly powerful shoulder muscles. ok... if you just drop the club from the top of your backwing and don't do anything... the club will be swing faster already when it gets to 45 degrees behind the ball, than you can swing it with your awesome wonderful manly powerful shoulder muscles. its like if you were coasting down a hill in your car at 60 miles an hour in neutral, and you decided to throw it in 2nd gear and punch it... you will immediately be going 40 miles an hour. as soon as you get your lats into it... youre basically slamming on the breaks. throwing it in gear and compression breaking. now... as soon as you decided youre gonna axe it with your awesome wrist hen... I mean wrist cock... youre gonna run into whatever. its like the 2nd law of motion or something. for every action theres going to be an equal and opposite reaction. what that means is that as soon as you yank that clubhead with your hands... your arms are gonna stop. check it yourself. you can actually feel your arms slow down when you try to beat that ball to death with your awesome manly powerful right hand crushing technique. your arms are basically gonna just stop and then slowly follow through down your line as your fat ass swings around and forces em to keep moving. stop doin that, idiots. you swing the golf club like its a baby on a swing-set. and you want to make that baby fly as far as friggin possible. you have to SWING!!!!!!!!!!!!! the golf clup up into the air with your legs and hips. and then, just like the baby on the swing-set... you just let it come to a stop on its own somewhere up there at the top. now. if you just shove down on that swing right now... the baby is going to get whiplash and fall off that swing right at the bottom. boo!!! boo!!! that's not how you throw a baby!!!! just like a swing set... you wanna boost it along right at the bottom. you wanna time your weight shift so that swing set your babys on gets all that force right through the bottom of its arc. just like youre swinging a golf club. wait. whatever. and then the baby will FLY!!!! clear across the playground!!!!! you have all swung on swing sets. if you had an older brother, you've all flown across a playground!!!! swing your club like its a rope... and swing that rope like a man tryin to kill a baby!!!! /end lesson. /good luck.
  4. i got a set of womens golf clubs here... theyre called "lady chargers" made by palmer. the woods are laminated persimmon and have the PG logo on the sole and an umbrella under the insert. the irons all have the umbrella mark on the back. its a full set, and it came with a matching palmer bag. and the set is blue. blue paint on the woods, blue grips, and a blue bag. i'm tryin to figure out when they were made. i've got it narrowed down to between 1967 and 1985. lol. but i'm thinkin mid 70's. bag looks mid-70's. anybody have a guess? is there any way to tell other than just lookin at the style?
  5. the problem is really the department store shafts. the other problem is those are really bad blade designs. the souchak isnt terrible, its still not good though. that nicklaus design is garbage. if you managed to get it in the air, youre a friggin single digit player. those are all a weird mid-60's concept of a higher center of gravity designed to hit low, boring, piercing shots. but to hit those right, you almost have to take no divot. theyre insanely hard to hit well, and theyre really not that cool when you do hit em well. balls just bounce once and take off runnin to the back of the green. unless its really soft conditions. none of those are a muscleback. a muscle back has extra weight in the very center of the back of the club. and a lot of it. right behind the ball. the exact opposite of what we do today, where we take all that weight and spread it around the perimeter of the head. youll know youre swinging a set of musclebacks when the range on youre 7 iron is 145-195 yards. when you know youre 7 iron will land somewhere between 145 yard away and 195 yards away... youve got yourself some genuine muscleback irons. and what you wanna do with em is snap em all in half and throw em in the garbage. just for the record, if you found a nice set of wilson staffs from the same era, or even an early set of pings from the early 70's, except for the "scoring lofts" you probably couldnt tell em apart from a new set of blades. (clubs used to have much tighter gaps. 12 1/2 yard between clubs or so. so... you never really had more than a 20 ft putt. but... courses played longer. you werent gettin home with a 3 iron from 240.)
  6. i played the fluid feel staffs with the bore through hosel for... i dunno. 8 years maybe. if i was going to play a set, i'd probably play those. i think the hogans are more interesting, as a collectible. i've got a small collection. i dunno what i'm doin. i dont really look for em, but sometimes i buy stuff and people send me 40 year mint-condition never-played stuff and i'm like... 'damn. i think i'll just keep that in a box and buy another one thats used.' and now i have a collection. i guess. what i look for from that era really, although i'm definitely not a hard-core collector, is the early ping irons. one of the very few sets i bought intentionally to collect is a set of patent pending black dot K1's. 3-S. i think i got it for like sixty bucks. theyre from '69, or even possibly '68. and theyre pretty nice. lightly played. (thats the first set of clubs ping ever made, other than putters.) i have no freakin idea if theyre even worth the sixty bucks i paid for em. like i said, i dunno what i'm doin. but i think theyre cool as hell. obviously. thats why i'm braggin about em. nice bunch of staffs ya got there. i look at those and flashback to high school and junior golf. those were awesome clubs, year in and year out, back in the 70's and 80's. tough to beat em.
  7. i'm sorry none of you know how to hit a driver. i can have my buddy teach you. that the only golf lesson he gives, is how to swing a driver. sure... he's a hall of fame athlete and 3 time world champion (in a different sport), and sure, he holds a course record 61... but the dude is still 63 years old. and he still AVERAGES 285 off the tee. and he never misses a fairway. ever. i'm probably a better athlete than i think, too. i've competed for world championships, and beaten hall-of-famers and world champions (in a different sport) and won championships in 4 out of the 7 years i played football and stuff like that. but i'm tellin ya, for real, that the difference is technique. i dunno what the hell your problems are... but i'm pretty sure your grip is wrong, and its moving your club on both your backswing and your downswing. i'd guess you dont keep your back straight and struggle for extension. id guess you dont shift your weight correctly during your swing. your swing plane might be too flat. your balance might be off. and your rhythm might not be dancing. serious. as cancer. but more than likely, its a combination of all those things. in which case its probably hopeless. i doubt you can hit it 250 yards. i'd be stunned if you can hit it 250 yards. i dont even consider myself a long hitter. i dont swing that hard. i average maybe 275, not counting the ones i miss cuz of my bad back. it doesnt count if i bail out at the top cuz of a sciatic nerve flareup. but i still outdrive every random i play with by an easy 40 yards. i never said its easy and anybody can do it, i said that for anybody who knows how to do it, its easy. i guarantee you nubs i generate much higher clubhead speed than you do, and i do it with much less effort. i dont even really start to swing until my club is halfway back down. but once i do go, i go friggin hard. none of you guys complaining about not being able to drive the ball far for your age or whatever, understand how the swing works. its that simple. you cant do it because you arent good enough at golf. if you did understand how the swing works... you could do it. see how that logic works? if you want to hit it 280, you need to practice. just like anything else. if you want to play beethovens sonta sympathetique in c minor... you have to practice. anybody with rudimentary piano skills and enough reach to make one octave can play it. its easy. but none of you can play it, because you never practice it. it takes 3 years for a good pianist to learn it. it took me 3 years to learn it. it took me 15 to learn how to hit a golf ball 300 yards. i can hit a golf ball 300 yards because i'm better at golf than all of you. apparently. not because i'm stronger, faster, and better looking. none of those things are important.
  8. its not nonsense. its sense. they dont understand how the grip works. your grip is 65%. of everything. your stance is 35%. and your rhythm is whatevers left over. sure, i just made that up... but still. look how important the grip is. if you understand the grip, your grip will actually dictate the shape of your swing. the whole swing is 'designed' to maintain constant grip pressure. thats it. thats as far as this lesson is going. i can talk for 8 hours on the golf grip and how it works. thats why i can hit a golf ball 300 yards. (i'm still recovering from back surgery, too. and i drove a 360 yard par four last summer.. i'm over 50, i have a bulging disk, i have nerve damage in the lower right 1/4 of my body, i'm 5' 9" if i stand on a towel... and i can hit a golf ball 300 yards.) not only do a lot of people not understand how the golf grip works, they dont even understand how a golf club works. (there are two mechanical principals in play at the same time. a lever, and a cam. i'm only saying this to prove that i do know how a golf club works. i have no intention of explaining what a lever or a cam is. so... good luck with that.) if you understand the golf swing... for real... it is easy to hit the ball 280 yards. by easy, i dont mean its easy to figure out how to do it, i mean it doesnt take extraordinary strength or flexibility to do it. if you know how to do it, you can almost certainly do it. if you dont, you cant. the grips the rip. the spines the line. and rhythm, obviously, is a dancer. no. really. i'm serious as cancer... when i say rhythm is a dancer.
  9. alright. thanks. i dont think those are pp sets. they sounds more like the prices of unmatched and matched sets. i know i paid 500 bucks for a matched set 3-S with an added L wedge. (sn doesnt match.) all i got is that theres one guy on ebay with a patent pending set of k-1's with pitted shafts and chewed up heads, and he wants 1000 bucks for it. so yeah, i'm probably just gonna go with my 100,000 dollar reserve if i decide to sell em. 😛 thanks again though.
  10. i buy a lot of used golf clubs. i have a lot of bad habits. anyways, i come across some cool stuff now and then. and was wondering if theres any kind of organized market for rare / collectible golf clubs. thinkin about selling some matched ping eye II becu black dots marked patent pending. and maybe some K-1's. same story. matched, black dot, patent pending. i figure each set is worth about 100,000 dollars, but maybe thats just what theyre worth to me. i dont think i paid more than 50 bucks for either set though, so i might have some room to come down a little. anybody have any idea what these clubs sell for? or should i just guess a price. i'm probably gonna guess way too high. 😛
  11. its not that hard to hit it far. it really is all technique. if youre a good golfer, you'll hit it pretty far. 275+. without really trying that hard. most of your power comes from understanding how the golf grip works, how to use gravity to your advantage, and how to generate your power at the bottom of your arc. i'm over 50, and i hit a drive 360 yards last year. and i hit dozens of drives over 300. but heres the thing... i play with a guy whos 10 years older than me, and he outdrives me over half the time. (we both use 20 year old drivers, too. cuz we like em.) it really is all understanding how the golf swing works, and just letting it happen. if you want to hit the ball 280+ every time, you need to take lessons (or watch em on youtube or something) and you need to practice. there arent any shortcuts. you just have to learn how to hit the ball 280 yards. i dont wanna give a lesson, but i can tell ya one thing, it takes wwwaaaaaaayyyyy less energy than all you guys are putting into it. when i say its not that hard, i'm not kiddin. it is hard to hit it 360, but its not hard to hit it 280. you have to be strong and athletic to hit it 360... you just have to be not weak and athletic enough to hit it 280. most men who play golf have plenty of strength to hit it 280, but their swing is too crappy (has way too much weird stuff in it) to get the club back to the ball right. its not your driver. its not your age. (unless youre 80+. and maybe not even then.) its your crappy swing. take some lessons. or watch some lessons. and practice. if you figure it out, you will hit the ball 280.
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