Legal drops

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Scott Rushing
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Legal drops

I saw this weekend a facet of the rules of golf I didn't realize.  A guy in the DELL event had to take a drop within a drop zone that was not flat by any means.  And his ball rolled closer to the green and even out of the drop zone markings.  So it left the drop zone and was closer to the green.  That was a LEGAL drop.   I always heard if you were taking a drop and the ball rolled closer to the green, you had to re-drop.  That's true everywhere except within a drop zone.   As long as you drop within the marked drop zone, whereever the ball winds up is considered a legal drop.

DON
I did NOT know this either. I

I did NOT know this either. I assume that if you are dropping the ball in a "Drop zone", you are far enough from the green this if the ball rolls closer to the hole it's not going to make any difference. Not that ir would in most cases where you take a drop and you have to use anything other than a putter for your next shot. I"m pretty sure most of us can't gain anything from being 150 yards out compared to say 149. But that's the rules we have to live with. 

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

DON
Winners shaft in driver

What I noticed most about the Dell event is that the winner of the event won last week also, and both times he was using a TPT proto-type shaff that is pretty close to the shaft I'm testing. The shaft I have is what they call the 15 Flex,and the one he was using it the 14 flex, which is one flex stiffer. The shaft he used was a "Mid" kick point shaft while the one I'm testing is a "Low" kick point, so his would be a little lower launching model compared the the one I have. 

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.

Scott Rushing
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Don, curious to know what you

Don, curious to know what you think of the shaft.  He (dechambeau) also uses the same length shaft in all his clubs.  The w to the 4I are all the same length.  He's very scientific...and he has (like the old Mo Norman) a simple 1 plane swing and he can pound it.    interesting to see how it goes over the next year or two

Talked to a buddy of mine who's reasonably well connected in the sports industry..and he knows some dealers of golf clubs..apparently from what he says.60% of Cobra's iron sales are now 1 length (they are that manufacturer) .... a lot of juniors are adopting it...

anyway..just interesting

 

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DON
I really like the driver

I really like the driver shaft he is using. I have two of them. the 16MT LKP and the 15 LT LKP shaft. That't what TPT would say are the R and S flex shafts in their line. Each of these shafts witll FLO very well in just about any way it is installed in the head. so they are the ONLY shafts that I know of that I would consider to use if I was building a driver with an adjustable hosel to chance the loft or lie of the club. Any other shaft and you ruin the performance of the shaft when you make an adjustment at the hosel. TOTAL waste of your money for most all new drivers on the market today. With the TPT Golf shafts you GET the performace you paid for both from the driver head and the shaft. 

As for the ONE lenght irons, I am NOT a big fan of the idea. With the one lenght irons, ALL of the irons are setup to be either 7 or 8 iron length, and that's a nice idea. BUT it also means that your Wedges, which are the easiest irons in your bag to hit well, and now "Longer" then normal, so you lose something going with longer wedges, And for most golfers they can NOT afford to hit their "Scoring" irons worse then they do now. So it's a Trade Off in a way, one that I'm sure would help most golfers. I saw an interview with Bryson recently and he said that they are NOT for everyone. He said he has a body type and swing that works well with the one lenght irons and not everyone is like him. As for Cobra irons, there are a FEW others that are making single length irons. and there are some component heads that you can get as well, so that would be another way to go if you want to try them. 

Don

Putting is easy if you have the Right Putter.