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Golf: Do real men use women's clubs?

Discussion in 'TUG Lounge' started by CMF, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. CMF

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    The pro shop at the range had a bunch of used drivers for sale on Saturday and I could not resist [in spite of promising myself that I would concentrate on my putting] to hit them. Finally, I found a driver that I can hit! I bought the club and looked it up on the web when I got home. You know it - it's a woman's club. :eek: The purple color should have been a tip off.

    I feel self conscious as it is on the course. Swinging a woman's driver is only going to make it worse. What to do? What to do?


    Charles
     
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    Real men CAN use women's clubs but they CAN NOT use the women's tees...
     
  3. GrayFal

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    A real golfer will use anything that gives him an advantage.

    So use it.

    It is good for a funny story if a comment is made.
     
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    Don't tell and no one will know......You can have it regripped (I think that's the right word) if you can't stand it. You didn't know it is a woman's club. I doubt anyone else will.
     
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    Charles
    My swing speed has slowed to the point that the pro said to use a Senior or Woman driver. Your use of one makes me want to try one. So when my buddies say "you hit that like a girl " maybe I will have a better excuse than the one I used yesterday.
     
  7. Cathyb

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    I'm so tall that Women's clubs are too short, so my DH bought me men's clubs. Unfortunately they are gathering dust in the garage because I am a failure -- four different instructors over 10 years and 3 told me to take up another sport :eek:
     
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    Maybe try a flexible shaft.
     
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    Play with what you can hit. You can buy a purple pair of pants to match the club. Tell people its your WOW color.
     
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    Charles, just how much extra distance did you get from the new club? How far do you hit your best tee shot now? Curious male minds want to know. Harvey
     
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    I broke the 200 yard barrier regularly with this club. My longest drive was about 230. The 3 wood that I was hitting off the deck was getting me about 175 yards. My men's driver has a 10 degree loft and the shaft is about an inch longer. The ladies Tava has a 14 degree loft. The most important thing though is that I hit it straight more often than not.

    My first problem overall was making good contact with the ball. Now I have to worry about slices and hooks more than anything.

    Funny thing is, the better I get the more frustrated I become.

    Charles
     
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    If it works for you - stick with it! There are times we need all the help we can get.
     
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    Seriously? I've been golfing for years and I would like to get from high teen handicap to low teen or maybe even single digit. I'm paying out the wazoo for lessons but I think the money is too good for the instructor to tell me that I will never play much better.
     
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    The two big differences btwn men's and women's is the length and flexibility of the shaft. Women's are usually shorter, and as you know, shorter clubs are easier to control. Women's clubs are also more flexible, even more so than senior flex. If you can hit this club 230 yards, then you shouldn't be using women's or senior flex. I hit my stiff flex driver 220 to 240 yards. Try hitting a shorter regular flex club. You might want to get on a launch monitor to find out what equipment you should use.
     
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    Eric, are you saying that I am likely to get more distance with a stiffer shaft??

    Charles
     
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    I didn't read everyones post, but womens clubs are built for shorter people. The shafts are not as stiff so people with slow swings would benefit. Usually, the head of the club is the same or similar as a mens club. The grip might be smaller for the smaller female hand. I have heard of a few pros on the PGA tour using a womens club. I couldn't tell you who though.
     
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    More loft straighter shot.

    You can always spray paint it black :D

     
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    Charles

    I posted in your other golf thread about the pro who came to talk to our ladies group and now remember there were a few men there including my DH's retired doctor. Well I found out yesterday that Dr John bought the whole set of the ladies clubs she was promoting! I'm not sure if he picked the pretty emerald green ones with the flexible shafts or the purple ones :D

    BTW he also likes to play golf with the ladies!

    Lynn
     
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    Driver?

    IF the loft is 14 degree, for all intents and purposes you are hitting a 3 wood anyway. I always tease the guys I play with that real men use drivers off the tee not 3 woods. If they hear about this, they'll be wanting to know where you can buy this purple club.

    BigTom
     
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    Not more distance but more control. It's always a trade-off. If you can hit it 230, then you can sacrifice a little distance for more control. If you really enjoy the game, I suggest you work on your flexibility. It's not brute strength in golf, it's more about flexibility, technique, and contact.
     
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    Man Purse? Woman's Clubs.

    If you are a very short guy I'm sure you could use womens clubs. Heck, if you can use a man purse, then why not woman clubs!
     

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