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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: ROUGH..
« Last post by TheDoctor on September 07, 2018, 07:22:38 AM »
the ball has to have every opportunity to go as far as possible whilst in the grid.  Rough is a bad idea.  Ob's a plenty is just part of the sport.
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: ROUGH..
« Last post by beasty on September 07, 2018, 04:40:30 AM »
If you are going to use golf analogies then the grid is a massive 50 yard wide fairway and if you miss it 7 times you are playing 15 off the tee!

If you are using golfing analogies, you are throwing your bag in the nearest pond if you are 15 off the tee ;D ;D
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: ROUGH..
« Last post by The_Power on September 07, 2018, 03:28:26 AM »
If you are going to use golf analogies then the grid is a massive 50 yard wide fairway and if you miss it 7 times you are playing 15 off the tee!
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: ROUGH..
« Last post by beasty on September 07, 2018, 02:59:56 AM »
You should have rough starting at 350 to give the public an instant reference and the ball should count, would be much better to watch 370 in the rough when a ball would have been 400 down the middle versus OB 0
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: ROUGH..
« Last post by NITROFORCE on September 06, 2018, 11:45:36 PM »
I like the idea of rough.  I don't golf much ( didn't this year once ) but when you hit the ball into the fairway that is 30-50 yards wide it sometimes goes into the "tall" grass.  It isn't OB and there is no penalty either.  It does trap the ball from going OB a lot of the time too.  Which would be a penalty.  It probably saves strokes if the course is tight with OB markers.  Why not in LD?

In LD if you don't hit the fairway and stay, you get OB and thus no score (penalty).  How many times do you see a ball land in, bounce a couple times, almost come to a stop, and goes out by a couple feet.  It would have been a pretty good distance to record, but it gets an OB.  Nothing worse that crushing one and it dribbles out and the other competitors don't hit well but hit some "pop up", heel or toe shot, make the grid with some miss-hit and post a crappy number that beats you.

Observing golfers from a TV perspective comment frequently, "Those LD guys sure can't put a ball in play" not noticing that to produce the number we generate it takes them a driver and hybrid (2 strokes) to complete what we do in one shot.  Or, they hit a sub 240 drive into the opposing fairway and hit the second shot with no thought of it being OB and taking a stroke.  But we suck, right?

Cut the grass in the middle 30yds at 3/4 inch or less like they do on the tour.  The next 10 yards outside that 30 on either side 1-1/2 inch.  And outside that for 10 yards on each side 4 inches.  Total grid width that is "IN BOUNDS" is 70yds.  The best numbers will obviously be coming from the center and the lower distances from the outer rough.  But at least it isn't a 0.

I think this would solve a large percentage of OB scores and at least post a number.  The guy that pipes the middle is going to get PGA tour roll, which is something we NEVER see, but see on TV every weekend.  The number will be HUGE and impressive like the Mile High Shoot out numbers or better.  Then we can compare apples to apples pertaining to what is seen almost every weekend and what is going on in LD.  It may make what we do seem more legit and impressive at the same time.

I lose my mind when I watch on TV that DJ carries it 315 and it hits the top or back of a hill and rolls 120 yards for some ridiculous 435 drive on that 1/2" cemented fairway grass.  Because I know the next day all my ignorant golf friends will tell me about how DJ hit it as far as me. 

I hit a 401 on monday in a 10+mph side wind that was OB most of the flight.  I never saw it land, but I highly doubt it rolled 120 yards on that grid.  20 yards of roll maybe with 380 carry.  I risked going OB aiming at the 250 marker on the left with an open stance to hit it in.  I hit 5-6 balls harder than that in the other sets, and they looked good going right down the middle moving right during apex and I got OB.  It's frustrating.  If there was 10 yards of rough on the side of that grid, it's possible that they could have produced scores that would have moved me to the second round.  I'm sure i'm not the only one that could have benefitted from having rough to catch the non-perfect balls hit well.

Anyway, great idea.  Might have been thought of before, but it needs to be reconsidered.
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: ROUGH..
« Last post by The_Power on September 06, 2018, 07:33:34 PM »
The golfer has been eliminated.

Yep, all the guys that can swing 10+ mph faster than Bubba Watson and fill up a grid are history now :P

Hell even Jamie Sadlowski is history now proving that this sport has very little to do with golf anymore ::)

We are in the age of "the one hit wonder", I do still find it entertaining though and for me Art is a great commentator 8)
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Is there any life left in this site!?
« Last post by TheDoctor on September 06, 2018, 07:11:02 PM »
There is zero doubt that Maurice was the longest hitter.  His spin must have been near perfect.  The eigth ball hero ball was very clutch.  If he went second on the tee it would have been up there with thd clutchest balls of all time and honestly still was.  Maurice winning was the second best thing he did yesterday behind donating $20,000 to a great cause.  I honestly don't mind the Rick Flair bit either.....its his thing and there's no bad energy there........just goofing around a bit and thats fine.  Why on Earth was he talking about rape and murder though? So bizarre.  Other than that he nailed it, and the good far outweighed the bad.  If he keeps his self importance in check and moves forward humbly then he will probably do a lot of good for the sport.
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: ROUGH..
« Last post by beasty on September 06, 2018, 09:56:30 AM »
Do all the qualifying on a 30 yard wide grid and then have the finals on a 60 yard wide grid 8)


Yup makes a lot of sense if you want the best final product for TV
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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: Is there any life left in this site!?
« Last post by A-ROB on September 06, 2018, 09:56:11 AM »
I don’t think anyone will deny he was the longest hitter last night. Congrats MA. Was actually impressed that he kept his cool and stayed composed. That was a first. And that is why he won. He works hard and is dedicated. It does not change much about his character. But gotta give credit where it’s due. We’ve had our mashes. Honestly he has put forth the effort to change in some ways for the good. That I commend him on. Congrats to all the winners!

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General LongDrivers Forum / Re: ROUGH..
« Last post by TheDoctor on September 06, 2018, 07:23:22 AM »
The show as it went down was really not that bad.  Good, solid competition.  the all carry grid clearly showed 380-390 yard carries with no appreciable wind.  That should clearly translate with viewers.  Big Mo must have been spinning it a little less as he seemed to be getting 7-10 more yards out of the same speed numbers as other guys.  Also, classy move donating a significant part of his winnings to a good cause.  Everyone who knows Big Mo knew he was going to throw something weird into his acceptance speech and he didn't disappoint there either.  Not sure where rape fits in to an acceptance speech, but he managed to squeeze it in there.  Great performance though, and that eighth ball was literally bisecting the grid.  I wonder if Rick Flair is aware of Maurice Allen, if so I wonder what he thinks.
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