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golf2day:

Legit flies it 300+ and can play.

Iíve played with long knockers that are wild, Iíve followed Brandt Snedeker around while he was on the old Nationwide tour, and Iíve played with Richard Johnson (the old pro at Greystone that was on tour), but this dude blew me away.

It was the two of us and two guys playing the old man tees, so I was hitting first off the tee all day. Canít lie, the thought in the back of my mind before I pulled the trigger was ďwhatís the point of this swing? Hurry up so you can watch that dude hit the ball again!Ē.

Guys that can hit it like that are freaking impressive. Swing looks like he was born with a club in his hands.

Super nice guy, too, name is Mitch Beaver. Iím sure some of you know him or his dad.

If you get a chance to play with him or just watch him play itís worth the time.

Dr. Starcs:

Mitch Beaver flies it 300+? 

Dam

ricepig:


--- Quote from: Dr. Starcs on October 07, 2017, 11:59:26 am ---Mitch Beaver flies it 300+? 

Dam

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golf2day:


--- Quote from: Dr. Starcs on October 07, 2017, 11:59:26 am ---Mitch Beaver flies it 300+? 

Dam

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No lie. I fly it 250-260 when I hit it perfect and dude was hitting it places Iíve never even thought about. Insane, but he did it over and over again.

You know him?

majestic:

I played with a guy like that a couple of weeks ago. He was probably about 23 years old and weighed about 160. Every time he hit the ball we should stood and looked at it like, holy darn! Par 3 150 yards, I'm pulling a 6 or 7, this kid pulls a pitching wedge and hits it a mile high and straight. On a 360 yard par 4 he drove the darned green. He couldn't putt for darn, though :)


Dr. Starcs:


--- Quote from: golf2day on October 07, 2017, 01:35:23 pm ---No lie. I fly it 250-260 when I hit it perfect and dude was hitting it places Iíve never even thought about. Insane, but he did it over and over again.

You know him?

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Whoosh!  Lol. I take it you didn't get my pun?

golf2day:


--- Quote from: Dr. Starcs on October 07, 2017, 01:58:13 pm ---Whoosh!  Lol. I take it you didn't get my pun?

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Yeah, the last horse is just now crossing the finish line. I missed that one.

golf2day:


--- Quote from: majestic on October 07, 2017, 01:57:02 pm ---I played with a guy like that a couple of weeks ago. He was probably about 23 years old and weighed about 160. Every time he hit the ball we should stood and looked at it like, holy darn! Par 3 150 yards, I'm pulling a 6 or 7, this kid pulls a pitching wedge and hits it a mile high and straight. On a 360 yard par 4 he drove the darned green. He couldn't putt for darn, though :)

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This guys probably 6í 1-2Ē.

I know what you mean about the iron shots, though. We started on 6 at Greystoneís front course. Flag was back, 8-10 mph wind in our face. I lasered it at 184 or 185. I hit 4i hoping it would be middle of the green and everybody else could go after it. Dude hits some towering draw that ended up on the back fringe. Swear I saw 7 on the bottom of his club as he was putting it in his bag.

Some people just play a different game than me.

Boarcephus:

Iíve played with those guys before. You think youíre long until you play with someone who is long.   Botherís you just a little bit.   😄

CabotHog87:

Mitch is a great guy. He was at Southern Oaks when I was a member there. He and I are lefties and he really helped my game a lot.

holeinthewall:


--- Quote ---Iím sure some of you know him or his dad.

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Would his dad be Harry?

CabotHog87:


--- Quote from: holeinthewall on October 09, 2017, 11:06:08 am ---Would his dad be Harry?

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Randy. But I get your joke. He was the pro out a Rolling Hills. Passed away maybe 5 years ago now?

PolishPigPower:


--- Quote from: golf2day on October 07, 2017, 07:44:42 am ---Legit flies it 300+ and can play.

Iíve played with long knockers that are wild

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Me too!  She was older and gravity had played its part, but still a lot of fun!

PolishPigPower:


--- Quote from: CabotHog87 on October 09, 2017, 09:45:43 am ---Mitch is a great guy. He was at Southern Oaks when I was a member there. He and I are lefties and he really helped my game a lot.

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I was out at Southern Oaks for a bit while Mitch was out there.  Definitely a good guy and a heckuva player.

clutch:

Played in a 4 man with a kid that was a Sr. in high school one time that was the same way. Can't remember the kids name, but he went on to play college golf somewhere and I heard he was playing professionally now on some small tours. It was amazing.

Wooderson:

I love threads like this.  Listening to some people you would think that pros are some mythical creatures.  They are in most things, but when it comes to distance there are some everyday Joes that can just flat out bomb it.  I work with a guy that hits it as far as the longest PGA golfer.  He is 6'3" 265lbs.  Played golf in college and now power lifts.  I've tried to get him to take a shot at long drive, but he won't.

Would love to see an exhibition with the longest PGA guys and the long drive guys. 

HognitiveDissonance:

Speaking of Long Drive, I think former champion Jamie Sadlowski was trying the PGA Tour and played in the season opener. Silverado Classic.

I'll have to look up how well he did.

There is definitely a different skill level for the PGA pros versus long knockers. They can play well, but the touch around the greens and wedge game is so vital to scoring well. I also noticed this when volunteering at some Web.Com events. Every guy out there...every single one...could kill it. But the difference was so obvious around the greens. Not all of them had short games to match. I saw a guy reach a 650-yard par-5 in two...then three putt. Sure, it's just one hole, anyone can do that. But after watching this guy all 18 holes, it seemed apparent what was holding him back.

The guys who have both long and short game are on the PGA Tour. If you have long game but no short game, you'll be in the minor leagues. If you have short game and reasonable long game(275+), you can still play major leagues. David Toms is a good example.

GolfNut57:


--- Quote from: HognitiveDissonance on October 26, 2017, 04:08:49 pm ---Speaking of Long Drive, I think former champion Jamie Sadlowski was trying the PGA Tour and played in the season opener. Silverado Classic.

I'll have to look up how well he did.

There is definitely a different skill level for the PGA pros versus long knockers. They can play well, but the touch around the greens and wedge game is so vital to scoring well. I also noticed this when volunteering at some Web.Com events. Every guy out there...every single one...could kill it. But the difference was so obvious around the greens. Not all of them had short games to match. I saw a guy reach a 650-yard par-5 in two...then three putt. Sure, it's just one hole, anyone can do that. But after watching this guy all 18 holes, it seemed apparent what was holding him back.

The guys who have both long and short game are on the PGA Tour. If you have long game but no short game, you'll be in the minor leagues. If you have short game and reasonable long game(275+), you can still play major leagues. David Toms is a good example.

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What if you have the short game but no long game (-250)?  :)

HognitiveDissonance:


--- Quote from: GolfNut57 on October 26, 2017, 05:23:39 pm ---What if you have the short game but no long game (-250)?  :)

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I don't see any way a guy averaging 250 off the tee can stay very long on any of the professional tours. Unless his short game was one of the best in the world.

Jordan Spieth, who has a great short game, is always described as a shorter hitter. But he routinely hits drives over 300 yards. Like in the playoff in the Barclays against Dustin Johnson, people were agape over DJ's drive cutting the corner right over the lake...to about 360 yards. But Spieth's drive was 315 itself, they listed. ONLY 315 yards. Man, what a short hitter.



mhuff:

I have two sons that hit long balls. Last year my oldest son and his best friend hit back to back hole in ones. 150 yd wedges. He hits 300+

GolfNut57:


--- Quote from: mhuff on October 30, 2017, 10:46:01 pm ---I have two sons that hit long balls. Last year my oldest son and his best friend hit back to back hole in ones. 150 yd wedges. He hits 300+

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On the same Ho? What a slut.  ;)

Cotton:

I can hit 300 plus, can't hit a fairway doing it though lol

Seriously, that's really impressive. Anybody that hits 275+ consistently straight amazes me.

mhuff:


--- Quote from: GolfNut57 on October 31, 2017, 01:43:43 am ---On the same Ho? What a slut.  ;)

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Yes odds are seventeen million to one. Was in Golf Digest

mhuff:

Son has done a lot of things to remember. He once in a scramble hit his drive on a par5 375 Yds . Then he hit a six iron on the green 6' past pin and backed it up into the hole for a double eagle.

Once hit a drive 419 on par 5 and was 110 yards from green. He hit a wedge over the green and made par. That's golf 

ricepig:


--- Quote from: Cotton on October 31, 2017, 10:33:25 am ---I can hit 300 plus, can't hit a fairway doing it though lol

Seriously, that's really impressive. Anybody that hits 275+ consistently straight amazes me.

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I can't drive my cart straight for 300 yards any more, lol.....

Cotton:


--- Quote from: ricepig on October 31, 2017, 12:38:23 pm ---I can't drive my cart straight for 300 yards any more, lol.....

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LOL touche good sir

ricepig:


--- Quote from: Cotton on October 31, 2017, 02:33:25 pm ---LOL touche good sir

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It just amazes me to go to a PGA tour event and watch those guys hammer their drives down the fairway 290-330 yards, mostly in the fairway, I'm so jealous......

GolfNut57:


--- Quote from: ricepig on October 31, 2017, 12:38:23 pm ---I can't drive my cart straight for 300 yards any more, lol.....

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Most people can't even point their fingers straight.

netteltonhog:

One of my playing partners gets on #15 at Sage Meadows in 2 pretty regular. A strait par 5 that plays about 550 from the blues. Its pretty impressive to see.

ricepig:


--- Quote from: netteltonhog on November 05, 2017, 06:59:03 am ---One of my playing partners gets on #15 at Sage Meadows in 2 pretty regular. A strait par 5 that plays about 550 from the blues. Its pretty impressive to see.

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I hate that hole, I don't play there but on a few Mondays with my youngest, JHS golfer. Anyway, he always plays the back tees, so I play there too, I'm usually about a 7-8 iron out after two, lol.

GolfNut57:


--- Quote from: ricepig on November 05, 2017, 04:58:47 pm ---I hate that hole, I don't play there but on a few Mondays with my youngest, JHS golfer. Anyway, he always plays the back tees, so I play there too, I'm usually about a 7-8 iron out after two, lol.

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#15......is that the hole that has woods all down the right hand side, houses to the left of the fairway and a small creek just short of the green. Fairway running slightly downhill from the tee box to the green? I have played SM a few times but it has been a couple years since the last time.

ricepig:


--- Quote from: GolfNut57 on November 05, 2017, 05:13:34 pm ---#15......is that the hole that has woods all down the right hand side, houses to the left of the fairway and a small creek just short of the green. Fairway running slightly downhill from the tee box to the green? I have played SM a few times but it has been a couple years since the last time.

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Yep, about 600 from the tips.

Cotton:


--- Quote from: GolfNut57 on November 05, 2017, 05:13:34 pm ---#15......is that the hole that has woods all down the right hand side, houses to the left of the fairway and a small creek just short of the green. Fairway running slightly downhill from the tee box to the green? I have played SM a few times but it has been a couple years since the last time.

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Left a souvenir in one those yards the last time I played SM. 

ricepig:


--- Quote from: Cotton on November 06, 2017, 09:53:18 am ---Left a souvenir in one those yards the last time I played SM. 

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Yeah, about the second from last house has seen a slice of mine before.

GolfNut57:


--- Quote from: ricepig on November 06, 2017, 08:54:45 pm ---Yeah, about the second from last house has seen a slice of mine before.

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That tells me you're a lefty.


clutch:


--- Quote from: netteltonhog on November 05, 2017, 06:59:03 am ---One of my playing partners gets on #15 at Sage Meadows in 2 pretty regular. A strait par 5 that plays about 550 from the blues. Its pretty impressive to see.

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The kid I was talking about in post #14 of this thread did the same thing. That was where the scramble I played with him was. I can hit driver, 3w, wedge on that hole and he put it on in 2.

ricepig:


--- Quote from: GolfNut57 on November 07, 2017, 01:21:53 am ---That tells me you're a lefty.


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Nope, there are houses down the right side.

GolfNut57:


--- Quote from: ricepig on November 10, 2017, 04:13:31 pm ---Nope, there are houses down the right side.

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maybe my memory is faulty then because all I remember is woods down the right side.

ricepig:


--- Quote from: GolfNut57 on November 10, 2017, 06:35:42 pm ---maybe my memory is faulty then because all I remember is woods down the right side.

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There's a row of houses that come into play it you're playing from the back tee and hit a nice push/slice from the get go.

GolfNut57:


--- Quote from: ricepig on November 11, 2017, 08:32:56 am ---There's a row of houses that come into play it you're playing from the back tee and hit a nice push/slice from the get go.

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that explains it. My ego doesn't require me to play from the tips to prove my pecker length.

ricepig:


--- Quote from: GolfNut57 on November 11, 2017, 03:51:11 pm ---that explains it. My ego doesn't require me to play from the tips to prove my pecker length.

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That must be your handicap.....

GolfNut57:


--- Quote from: ricepig on November 11, 2017, 04:01:41 pm ---That must be your handicap.....

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Yeah....its a real bitch having to carry around the extra weight from the third leg and keeping it out of the way of the swingpath.

ricepig:




--- Quote from: GolfNut57 on November 11, 2017, 09:07:52 pm ---Yeah....its a real bitch having to carry around the extra weight from the third leg and keeping it out of the way of the swingpath.

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And here it was we thought it was your poor skills that kept you from hitting the long ball.

GolfNut57:


--- Quote from: ricepig on November 11, 2017, 10:01:51 pm ---
And here it was we thought it was your poor skills that kept you from hitting the long ball.

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Snitch....snitch....

Ex-Trumpet:


--- Quote from: GolfNut57 on November 11, 2017, 09:07:52 pm ---Yeah....its a real bitch having to carry around the extra weight from the third leg and keeping it out of the way of the swingpath.

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You're doing it wrong.  I just use it like a tripod.  Helps with weight transfer.  Now I never hit a snap hook.

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