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1987 Long Drive Competition.

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#1 justodd

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 11:26 AM

1987 Long Drive Competition. Interesting


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Posted 08 September 2012 - 09:45 AM

That video is a time machine
Classic
LOL
I have a picture of me in storage somewhere from 1987 or so, Pinehurst used to snap two pics on first tee, setup and follow through
I had a 7 degree taylor made pittsburgh persimmon on the first generation of tour gold graphite shafts then
The shaft was bowed around my back on the follow through in the pic, it was so flexible
Oh to be 25 years younger with 130mph SS again
I think the top long driver guys used to hit 145+ SS back then
I used to fly most people back then by 50 to 100 yards, the couple of times I had guys fly me by 50, they both ended up being guys that did these long drive shows
They all used extra long shafts back then
The hang time these guys had was incredible
The other day a guy on the range was counting when my balls were in the air, it was down wind
So I was getting 7+ seconds still in the air, not the long time I used to get, but long still enough to have most people gap their mouths open when they see someone hitting 280+ in the air down wind
LOL

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 10:09 AM

View Post1player, on 08 September 2012 - 09:45 AM, said:

That video is a time machine
Classic
LOL
I have a picture of me in storage somewhere from 1987 or so, Pinehurst used to snap two pics on first tee, setup and follow through
I had a 7 degree taylor made pittsburgh persimmon on the first generation of tour gold graphite shafts then
The shaft was bowed around my back on the follow through in the pic, it was so flexible
Oh to be 25 years younger with 130mph SS again
I think the top long driver guys used to hit 145+ SS back then
I used to fly most people back then by 50 to 100 yards, the couple of times I had guys fly me by 50, they both ended up being guys that did these long drive shows
They all used extra long shafts back then
The hang time these guys had was incredible
The other day a guy on the range was counting when my balls were in the air, it was down wind
So I was getting 7+ seconds still in the air, not the long time I used to get, but long still enough to have most people gap their mouths open when they see someone hitting 280+ in the air down wind
LOL

That's awesome. I saw the foootage and I had to post it. I knew someone would get a kick out of it like I did.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 11:16 AM

Wow! The measuring grid ends at 360 yards.  

Thanks for posting.

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 12:07 AM

McCord is timeless.


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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:49 AM

mccord is the same then as he is today its awesome!

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 01:50 AM

and sellinger "just sit back and watch"

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

I was 22 in 87.  I can't remember exactly, but I believe I was playing a TM burner 9.5 s300 that I would just kill, lol.  Seems like the longest balls back them were the pinnacle gold, or maybe the top flite XL.  They were hard as rocks, but would go a long way.  It's amazing how dated this coverage looks when it seems like it was just a few years ago.  Time has gone quickly.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 06:44 AM

That was good.
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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

Loved the swagger of Sellinger haha!


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Posted 01 December 2013 - 12:29 PM

Did anyone ever see Evan 'Big Cat' Williams hit? I have heard stories.




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