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  1. 🤣🤣🤣 Exactly. Hit 5 in a row about 165 and dead straight. I thought I better film these and see what I'm doing!
  2. Phil Mickelson had an interesting take on this. He said for the small amount of accuracy or consistency you gain using a 3-wood you lose a disproportionate amount of distance. Don't fear the driver. I'm not a great golfer, but the driver is my best club. A little instruction and practice and you'll be hitting BOMBS. Don't deprive yourself of that joy. As for clubs, there are great deals on pre-owned equipment at the bigger online retailers. I got a great set of name-brand irons, a driver, a 3-wood, three wedges, and a Ray Cook putter for under $500. Ifb that is still a bit steep for you, remember that it is the most important investment you make in golf. Those are your implements. You need full confidence and pride in them. Equipment matters. Take good care of them and they'll last for many years.
  3. These are great. Nice work.
  4. Well this thread is an abject failure. Seemed like a good idea at the time...
  5. I figured I'd set the bar low to encourage folks to raise it.
  6. Have you ever tried to find a funny golf meme online to send to a friend or that expresses your feelings perfectly? They are all so LAME!! Just tired old stereotypes, misconceptions, and stale,old jokes are represented. We can do better than that, can't we? Most of us can edit some video or photos to make our own. I bet we could create a whole new generation of hilarious, fresh, and poignant memes right here on this thread. Here's just a little sample I threw together. It's a take on the Thug Life memes. Original vid is of the best struck 8-iron I ever hit. I dunno. Maybe I'm just drunk...
  7. You are right on both points. However, this now being a privately owned aircraft, the ejection seat rocket motors were removed before sale to the civilian owner. Those motors are classified "1.1G" which is a high-explosives designation. That would bring all kinds of regulatory headaches from the DOT and ATF.
  8. I don't know, something about watching someone's life cease to exist in an instant makes you lose focus a little. Plus, being as how I was right at the scene seconds after it happened, I knew it would be prudent to get the footage uploaded and distributed to the news outlets. That takes some time and I had other things to do after that. Here's footage of the impact:
  9. You're absolutely right. I knew it was just a matter of time at this one. Just didn't think I'd witness it so intimately. This particular maneuver has caused many crashes. Remember the infamous B-52 air show crash? Same thing. Too low and slow to be making a steep bank turn. Loss of lift, nose-over, and they're down. A c-130 also crashed at an air show in that manner. You'd think pilots would know better.
  10. Amazing how little wreckage there was for such a sizeable plane.
  11. No way. He was flying low and slow, then made a steeply banked turn. Lost lift and just wheeled over into nosedive.
  12. Played my local course yesterday. It borders a small airport where they were practicing for an air show this weekend. After putting out on the third hole, a Grumman OV-1 Mohawk nosedived into the earth about a 9-iron away right in front of me. Pilot obviously had no chance for survival. Footage submitted to and used by local news stations. I did not finish the round.
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