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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?"

 

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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.

 

I don't if I'm booking some significant range time beforehand. Otherwise, yes.

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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.

 

No. Despite my love of comics, I'm not a big Star Wars guy.

 

And again, no, I don't take them out to play, they're always in the bag. When I play I either push or ride, so the weight doesn't matter to me.

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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?"

 

That's the worst. They are driveway stakes, use your imagination. I hate answering the question over and over.

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That's the worst. They are driveway stakes, use your imagination. I hate answering the question over and over.

"Multi-compound alignment devices."

 

mine have rubber caps on plastic, hence the multi...

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Meh. I don't mind trying to be helpful, some people just don't take the game as seriously as we do.

 

Old crusty curmudgeons are usually the ones to ask. One of these days, I'm going to snap and answer, "To beat you with old man". :huh:

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Old crusty curmudgeons are usually the ones to ask. One of these days, I'm going to snap and answer, "To beat you with old man". :D

 

Who are you, Jamo?

 

The guy who asked was old, but not crusty. He was also about 6'3" and pretty big. Not that I couldn't have whipped him with my alignment sticks, but I'm trying to respect my elders. Learned about the from the First Tee. :)

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I'll use these sometimes to make sure my alignment is correct. Anyone else?

They're a lot cheaper then buying what some of these Golf companies try to tell you are alignment stakes. You can get them in all kinds of assorted colors as well. I was thinking of buying a 1,000 and sellings like that one guy on eBay does. become a millionare off of selling alignment aids. LOL. They are great tools....

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I've seen them for sale on golf websites for as much as $25 for two rods, why are people spending this much money? and you know people are buying them at this price or the ads wouldn't be still out there. The $2 rods at Home depot or lowes do the same exact trick. I love using the 2 rods I have especially on the putting green they really help with alignment. My short putts have improved greatly!

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I've seen them for sale on golf websites for as much as $25 for two rods, why are people spending this much money? and you know people are buying them at this price or the ads wouldn't be still out there. The $2 rods at Home depot or lowes do the same exact trick. I love using the 2 rods I have especially on the putting green they really help with alignment. My short putts have improved greatly!

 

I saw that TM is now in the alignment stick market, selling a pack of 3 for $30. They are currently sold out. :blink:

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Y'all are spending $2.00 on these? You know you have 13 other ones in your bag already, right?

 

I do have 13 other sticks in my bag, but when I leave one of those behind it costs me more than $2. Plus, those are harder to stick in the ground to work on swing plane.

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I do have 13 other sticks in my bag, but when I leave one of those behind it costs me more than $2. Plus, those are harder to stick in the ground to work on swing plane.

I stabbed one into the ground on the grass range by my left hip last week to make sure I am getting my weight to that side. Was very helpful, and not something that I would do with my Byron.

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I've found many uses for mine :blink:

 

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Gee. I just use some old shafts I've pulled from clubs. They fit nicely in the putter tube on my bag!

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I've seen them for sale on golf websites for as much as $25 for two rods, why are people spending this much money? and you know people are buying them at this price or the ads wouldn't be still out there. The $2 rods at Home depot or lowes do the same exact trick. I love using the 2 rods I have especially on the putting green they really help with alignment. My short putts have improved greatly!

EYE-LINE GOLF has them for about that price. They have some pretty good practice aids but this one is just too simple to not be able to come up with something that works as well for a lot less. I use old shaft pull-outs.

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