Jump to content

Search the Community

Showing results for tags 'pvc'.



More search options

  • Search By Tags

    Type tags separated by commas.
  • Search By Author

Content Type


Forums

  • Welcome
    • Welcome, Everyone
    • The TST Blog
  • The Clubhouse
    • Golf Talk
    • Tour Talk
    • Member Outings & Meetups
    • Golf Courses and Architecture
    • Destinations and Travel
    • Rules of Golf
  • The Practice Range
    • Instruction and Playing Tips
    • Member Swings
    • Swing Thoughts
    • Reading Room
    • Fitness and Exercise
  • The Pro Shop
    • Clubs, Grips, Shafts, Fitting
    • Balls, Carts/Bags, Apparel, Gear, Etc.
    • Member Reviews
    • Marketplace
  • The 19th Hole
    • Disc Golf, Foot Golf, Etc.
    • Sports
    • Geek Zone
    • The Grill Room
    • Announcements & Tech Support
  • Michigan Golf's Golf Course Reviews
  • Michigan Golf's Topics
  • Apple Fans's Discussions
  • Wisconsin Golf's Discussions
  • Upstate New York's Topics
  • Central Florida Golfers's Discussions
  • General Architecture Fans's Discussions
  • Oklahoma Golfers's Discussions
  • Ohio Golf's General Discussion
  • SoCal Golf's Discussions
  • Missouri Golf's Discussions
  • Missouri Golf's TopicsThe eNewsletter of the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association
  • Mid-Atlantic Golf's Discussions
  • European Union Golf's Discussions
  • European Union Golf's Europe golf Courses
  • Mevo Owners's Discussions
  • MA Golf's Courses
  • MA Golf's General Western/Central MA Golf Discussion
  • Golf Collectibles's What do you collect?
  • Minnesota Golf's What are your home courses?
  • Minnesota Golf's WITB?
  • Minnesota Golf's Thoughts on AM Tours in Minnesota
  • Dallas–Fort Worth's Golf Courses
  • Dallas–Fort Worth's Topics

Blogs

There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.

Calendars

There are no results to display.

There are no results to display.

Product Groups

  • TST Supporter Options
  • TST Sponsor Options

Find results in...

Find results that contain...


Date Created

  • Start

    End


Last Updated

  • Start

    End


Filter by number of...

Joined

  • Start

    End


Group


Handicap Index

Found 1 result

  1. So for our facility downtown, Golf Evolution, I've built a few PVC ball pushers. Previously I'd made two for the general area, and a "special" one for the regular area. One of the regular area ones has always been too upright, and so when someone recently cracked our "special" ones, I re-did both of them so that we now have two special ones, and one standard one. What makes the "special" ones special? Why, they have a dynamic lie angle! They're even reversible, so instead of pushing, you can pull balls back to you! Here's the pusher (or puller!) in action (pulling not shown): This contrasts with standard pushers because of the special pivoting joint in the middle, which allows you to push from any angle with a 180° range of motion (or, technically, 360°, but the ground tends to get in the way when you try to move the handle below horizontal). Here's a closeup showing the hinge: Making these is pretty simple. Here's what you need: 2 five-foot 1" diameter (inside) PVC pipes 3 PVC end caps 2 45° PVC joints 2 1" PVC couplers One 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" x 1" PVC T-Joint PVC adhesive (primer recommended) A pipe cutter (a little blade you spin around and tighten to cut the PVC) Note: You may wish to change up the dimensions. For example, you could make the angled sides 8" and add the 4" to the 1'10" horizontal "arms" or the vertical part that you hold 8" longer if you wish. The above are not the dimensions of the PVC Pushers that I've made, but I think I used 8' pipes originally, and I didn't really measure much, I just bought a bunch of PVC and made up the dimensions as I went. Instructions: 1. Cut the PVC like so: 2. Assemble the PVC like so, using common sense for the elbows (between the 1'10" sections and the 1' sections), coupling (on the ends of the 1'10" sections), and end caps (they go on the 4' and 1' sections): The arms of the elbows look like this: 3. The internal joint will look a bit like this (with the side arms cut off - this is from the pusher that someone hit with a ball and broke): The 1.25" x 1.25" x 1" PVC connector goes "over" the middle of that (you have to assemble only one side of it). Where the 1" connector is that connects to the handle, there's a little internal ridge that prevents the pusher arms to slide completely through. The coupling basically acts as a stopper, so you want the middle section in the photo above to be wide enough to accommodate the connector piece's internal ridge, but not so wide that it's sloppy and has too much lateral movement. You want the ends of the coupling joints to stay inside the connector piece. In the end it looks like this: (This joint has a little bit too much side-to-side wiggle room. Were I to do this one again, I'd likely shave an inch off the middle piece. It was probably almost five inches wide. In reality it should only be 1/4 to 1/2" wider than the width of the connector, as the internal ridge is only about the width of the 1" connector side.) 4. Let everything dry: You can see one more "dynamic lie angle pushers" in the background as well as the old static lie angle pusher. 5. Celebrate and push (or pull) some balls!
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Welcome to TST! Signing up is free, and you'll see fewer ads and can talk with fellow golf enthusiasts! By using TST, you agree to our Terms of Use, our Privacy Policy, and our Guidelines.

The popup will be closed in 10 seconds...