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I haven't used mine in awhile. I think it's a rip that they sell these in golf stores for 2x the price. Most people don't know where to get them. Just go to Lowe's, go to the mailbox section and look for 'fiberglass driveway markers.'

 

I usually just use some scotch tape if I'm on mats.

 

 

 

 

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I haven't used mine in awhile. I think it's a rip that they sell these in golf stores for 2x the price. Most people don't know where to get them. Just go to Lowe's, go to the mailbox section and look for 'fiberglass driveway markers.'

 

I usually just use some scotch tape if I'm on mats.

 

Yeah, the price they charge at golf stores is crazy. It can actually be 5X the price.

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The range I go to sells the driveway rods so I just bought it there for 4 bucks. Don't know what they cost at lowes but 4 bucks was good enough for me.

Driver- G410 plus 9°

Fairway- Ping G410 LST 14.5°

Hybrid- 818 H2 19°

Irons- 4-PW 718 AP3

Wedges- Vokey SM7 48°  54°  58°

Putter- Taylormade Spider X

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I use these (almost) religiously. I keep them in my bag at all times and try not to hit shots at the range without throwing them down first. I read somewhere recently that, "Pros use alignment aids to practice, chops don't." I don't want to be a chop, so I use alignment sticks. That makes me a pro, right?

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Got a pair for $4. No snow in Sac so Lowe's looked at me funny when I asked for them.

Nice to use on the range in front of the ball to help me keep the target line in mind.

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I use these (almost) religiously. I keep them in my bag at all times and try not to hit shots at the range without throwing them down first. I read somewhere recently that, "Pros use alignment aids to practice, chops don't." I don't want to be a chop, so I use alignment sticks. That makes me a pro, right?

 

LOL! Yes it makes you a pro...

 

I use them quite a bit. I put one down on the putting green trying to make the putter straight back and straight thru. People look at me like I am crazy. Where I play, not many guys practice so having the sticks in the bag is ridiculous to them. Who care what others think....

PING G400 Max / Accra Fx 2.0

Callaway ROGUE 5W / Accra Fx 2.0

TaylorMade 2009 Hybrids

Mizuno 900 JPX Hot Metal w / XP 95

Mizuno S5 Wedges

Odyssey 2-Ball Putter

Bridgestone RXS Ball

Vessel Stand Bag

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LOL! Yes it makes you a pro...

 

I use them quite a bit. I put one down on the putting green trying to make the putter straight back and straight thru. People look at me like I am crazy. Where I play, not many guys practice so having the sticks in the bag is ridiculous to them. Who care what others think....

 

cheers to that.. who cares what they think. Let's see how they react when you are crushing them on the course ;)

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LOL! Yes it makes you a pro...

 

I use them quite a bit. I put one down on the putting green trying to make the putter straight back and straight thru. People look at me like I am crazy. Where I play, not many guys practice so having the sticks in the bag is ridiculous to them. Who care what others think....

 

cheers to that.. who cares what they think. Let's see how they react when you are crushing them on the course ;)

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Yeah, the price they charge at golf stores is crazy. It can actually be 5X the price.

 

+3 Much cheaper at Lowe's or Home Depot. Plus they come in a few more interesting colors. I got mine from Lowe's in Lime Green to match my bag. ;)

Callaway FT-9 Driver 10.5* Grafalloy Prolaunch Axis Blue

Callaway FT-9 Driver 9.0* Grafalloy Prolaunch Platinum

Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

Ping I15 Irons 5-UW AWT

Ping Tour-W 56*,60* DG Spinner

Ping Redwood ZB Putter, WRX Starshot, 35"

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they do look so cool in the bag....

Driver - :taylormade-small:   Stealth 9° Graphite Design Tour AD XC Stiff
Fairway - Cannot find one worth a dang

Hybrid - :srixon-small: ZX 16° & 18° GD Tour IZ S

2 Iron - :srixon-small: ZU65 18° AeroTech SteelFiber 110icw S

Irons -  :srixon-small: ZX7  Aerotech SteelFiber 110icw  4-Pw 1° flat
Wedges - :cleveland-small: RTX Zipcore Raw 50° 54° 58°  TTGDTI S400 1° flat

Putters -  Ping PLD Anser (inbound)  Evnroll ER1V/Cameron Phantom 5x/Odyssey Toulon Stroke Lab Austin/Odyssey 2 Ball DFX/ TaylorMade Spider Tour Black/Ping Anser F/Scotty Cameron TeI3 Sole Stamp Newport 2. All with different grips, weights, and lengths.
 

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Looks like I'm making a trip to Lowe's this weekend, even though there's too much snow to use them...

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Driver - 
:cobra-small:  King F6+

3 Wood -  :callaway-small: XR16
Hybrids -  :srixon-small:  ZH45
Irons -  :mizuno-small:  JPX 850 Pro

Wedges -  :callaway-small: Mac Daddy 2
Putter -   :taylormade-small: Spider Tour Red
Bag - Ogio Grom Stand

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Just got back from the range where I used mine (now I am a pro). They really did help me deal with aiming issues. I used two of them off the front of the mat. Mats today, ugh. Just sat them parallel toward my target. I think that it did help me to keep my swing on plane. Contact was pretty good today.

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cheers to that.. who cares what they think. Let's see how they react when you are crushing them on the course ;)

 

If your course was a popular place for local high school, college players, and ex-college players like mine, then you'd look out of place if you didn't have at least one sticking out of your bag.

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Callaway FT-9 Driver 9.0* Grafalloy Prolaunch Platinum

Cobra Baffler Rail F Fairway 15.5* Fujikura Motore

Wilson FYbrid 19* UST Proforce AXIV Core

Cobra Baffler Rail H Hybrid 22* Fujikura Motore

Ping I15 Irons 5-UW AWT

Ping Tour-W 56*,60* DG Spinner

Ping Redwood ZB Putter, WRX Starshot, 35"

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I picked up some of these at Lowe's also. After my lesson with Jim Hardy, he told me to get some and use them in my practice sessions. I use them to ensure proper alignment and also proper hip movement during the swing.

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I always have them in my bag, but it down between the ball and my feet facing down range to help with alignment and how far I stand from the ball.

Ping G410 Plus Oban Kiyoshi Tour Limited
Ping G410 LST 3 Wood Oban Tour Prototype V430
Titleist U500 3 & 4 Oban Kiyoshi Purple Tour Reserve
Titleist 620 MB 5-9 Oban CT 125
Titleist Vokey 47* Oban CT 125, 51*, 55*, and 59* Shimada Tour Wedge Black
Bettinardi Studio Stock SS28

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If your course was a popular place for local high school, college players, and ex-college players like mine, then you'd look out of place if you didn't have at least one sticking out of your bag.

 

What course is that?

 

I always have 2 sticks in my bag to intimidate my opponents. In Myrtle, it failed because they had to ask me, "What are those things?"

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What course is that?

 

I always have 2 sticks in my bag to intimidate my opponents. In Myrtle, it failed because they had to ask me, "What are those things?"

Did you respond "lightsabers" quickly whip them around making buzzing sounds?

 

Seriously, don't you take them out when you go play? I do but mainly because I view them as extra weight when carrying.

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