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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:43 am

jaketang wrote:
got equipment to increase 50m?

am i asking too much... lmao
Got...Ryoma Hi- COR non-conforming if you can get your hands on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:50 am

triplepar wrote:
jaketang wrote:
got equipment to increase 50m?

am i asking too much... lmao
Got...Ryoma Hi- COR non-conforming if you can get your hands on it.

its all sold out in Japan.
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:33 pm

Here's something on my experience on using the Ryoma D-1.

At address, the Ryoma looks like any traditionally shaped teardrop driver. In fact, it looked a little smaller, and the face appears a bit shallower. The high gloss black finish is very well done, plenty of attention to details. I hate the champagne gold at the bottom though. The all black V-spec is probably the better looker.

I hate the sound at contact too. You get a wimpy muted "thud". But there's a very good reason for this. On good shots, I can 'feel' the face compressing and wrapping around the ball and moving it off the tee, and on release, there's a slingshot effect as the rest of the club weight bring itself to bear launching the ball into the air.

What 'tickles' most is not the extra distance it gives, though that is exhilarating the first few times, but how the club helps the ball to go along the intended flight path. I'm hitting more fairways with longer distances instead of going OB.

And did I mention that the ball runs? I've hit bunkers at 200m and see my ball run out back into the fairway. There was once where my ball actually ran into the fairway bunker, cross it, and ran out over the far lip. That's how much the ball wants to run.

Pair the Ryoma with a low launch shaft and see the ball run. It'll take some serious rough to stop it.

P.S. I got my Ryoma directly from Japan. Full price + shipping + GST. Didn't know about kevlye bringing them in till recently.


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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:46 pm

Japanese drivers have specifically designed shaft for Asians.......
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:11 pm

I mentioned the $1500 driver to my better half during lunch and she just laughed...didn't say anything....just laughed......it was so bad i thought the baby might pop out earlier......
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:16 pm

golfool2009 wrote:
I mentioned the $1500 driver to my better half during lunch and she just laughed...didn't say anything....just laughed......it was so bad i thought the baby might pop out earlier......

i take that as a yes.
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:18 pm

eiji wrote:
golfool2009 wrote:
I mentioned the $1500 driver to my better half during lunch and she just laughed...didn't say anything....just laughed......it was so bad i thought the baby might pop out earlier......

i take that as a yes.

You don't understand women then..... Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:21 pm

i don't know about it meaning yes, but the bad news is that during the ultrasound, i noticed the baby holding the unbilical cord with an overlap grip and not the interlock.....i'll have to correct that quickly before it becomes a bad habit.....
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:25 pm

Women's laughter without any words usually mean..."I take it that you are joking. And if you are not, i too do not wat to say anything to embarass you. So you better take it that you are just joking.'
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:29 pm

When in doubt, always just take the most convenient answer.

I say you buy that Ryoma, maybe i should buy together and we can get a discount Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:54 pm

wah so ex......

got any cheaper solution? lol
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:28 pm

build your core muscles; I always volunteer to carry all the grocery shopping bags and walk home
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:48 pm

i tried to train too....

but unfortunately, i got a bad back... Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:37 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:07 pm

Hmmm. I join and buy too? I also want 30m more
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:21 am

I read this tip in golf digest by nick watney who suggested that if we want to hit further, imagine a baseball player trying to hit the ball into the right field.....this helps you visualize trying to hit with an in-to-out swing.....i don't know if i'm hitting it further, but i'm definitely hitting it straighter eliminating the weak fade/slice i had......i tried it with my irons on the range and it gave a nice little draw instead of the trap block draw my previous in-to-in swing produced.....and because of the swing path, i automatically finished my swing at the top rather than holding off at the top....the best part is that i can now hit my 6 iron...

need to see the results on the course but it was pretty sweet at the range.......

the only hiccup was that i was shanking my wedges....images of derek kept popping into my head.......
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:25 am

sigh....guess our affiliation to the 1/2 swing or some call it 1/4 swing is now over....?
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:26 am

GF, I'm back. are you going to SSN tomorrow? wanna see your new swing. Bring the wood ya
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:32 am

DS, don't worry, it's still a 3/8 swing...just a higher finish.....

PS, I'll pop by SSN to pass you the club.........
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:51 am

what time you guys be reaching there? I need to abstain fm touching my clubs till after the main event but ....mite want to popby to get good karma and of coz...see GF's new swing ....
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:07 am

GF.. now then you know ah??? more tips to tune in for the weekend.... short clubs suppose to be more upright lah, cos you are standing nearer to the ball...
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:22 am

duffader wrote:
GF.. now then you know ah??? more tips to tune in for the weekend.... short clubs suppose to be more upright lah, cos you are standing nearer to the ball...

What to do? Mine is a home made swing and i don't understand all the mumbo jumbo technical swing stuff.....
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:32 am

golfool2009 wrote:
duffader wrote:
GF.. now then you know ah??? more tips to tune in for the weekend.... short clubs suppose to be more upright lah, cos you are standing nearer to the ball...

What to do? Mine is a home made swing and i don't understand all the mumbo jumbo technical swing stuff.....

For a home made swing golfer.. i think you very good liao.
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:59 am

GF, no wonder you play so well..no swing tot at all, no interference in the mind...I like...
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PostSubject: Re: Waited 15 years to be tickled by the devil's balls (attempt to drive past 200m)   Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:08 pm

Just when I thought that the quest was over, playing with Slinger, Chippy and Duffy very quickly extinguished any hopes that I'd found the elusive swing that would get me pat 200m...Both Slinger and Chippy were ripping it past my driver with their fairway woods, 3W and 4W, respectively......and Duffy who is still struggling with his swing was still hitting it past me off the tee........what to do? what to do?

As I've said before, I don't understand golf technical mumbo jumbo, all this old v new ball flight laws just sound like greek to me (old wine in a new bottle anyone???)......but then I came across the image below in an article posted by sgdaniel and something clicked.......it might seem pretty basic but i never understood "not letting the clubhead past the hands" until i saw this:



so the new plan is to focus on ensuring proper alignment during impace and not get too hung up on whether i'm doing a half-swing, full, swing, proper wrist cock, etc.......just one swing thought.......i just tried it at the range and once again, it seems to work......then again, it always seems to work at the range, doesn't it?.......i shall give a FR after my weekend game..........
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