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Friday
Nov162012

Looks Like Golf Channel Needs A New Simulator

There goes the budget for Brandel's hair care products and Charlie Rymer's on-set tissues.

Long drive champ Jamie Sadlowski joined Gary Williams for a simulator competition. It didn't last long...

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Lucky there was nobody behind the screen...
You'd think it would be able to stand up to slightly higher than normal ball speed etc...
11.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterPress Agent
So....how far? ball speed?
11.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterRJ
Gary mentioned the ball speed was 216 mph. It was the equivalent of an race car on the back stretch at Indy. The ball bounced of a terminal, and went out a door.

Funny segment.
11.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterVLR
Best.TGC.Clip.Ever.

Pure awesomness.
11.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe O
216 mph ball speed! That is insane.
11.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterSari
Was that CHUMLEY working at the Golf Channel???
11.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBubba
That is fantastic!
11.16.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbu Dhabi Golfer
Funny how the simulator showed the ball coming up short of the forward tees.
11.17.2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
HA! Reminds me of a (non-televised) incident when another ball crushing animal from good ole AB...Jason Zuback...moved to Calgary and promptly went to a new indoor "bubble-type" range at MacGowans golf center for some practice.

The end of smallish domet was about 100yds away, maybe 25yds tall...and one of Jason's first drive punctured a hole in the building's inflatable dome and ended up in the parking lot next door!
11.18.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz
@johnnnycz - saw Mr. Zuback about 9 years ago at the dome at Fox Hollow practising - must have been his next choice. The dome held (to the best of my knowledge), but he cracked two driver faces while I was there. The most distinctive noise I've ever heard on a range, for sure.
11.18.2012 | Unregistered CommenterReverendTMac
Late reply to revTMac.

I was (un?)lucky to hit balls right BEHIND him on a rain delayed 2nd round during a Calgary/Telus Open 13yrs ago. It was raining a bit, heavy air, and I was was on a ball striking high after being low Monday Q-er earlier in the week.

I was trying to ignore him and once I got up to hitting 3woods about 255-260ish (not bad for the conditions IMNSHO) I went into shock when I noticed that he was flying 5-IRONS the exact same distance...except he was apparently hitting the ball OVER the wind on a trajectory I never really thought was possible. Other neat thing: He took shallow divots (that day at least)...amazing for the crazy clubhead speed and his "gorilla hacking ope a crate of bananas" type action. Nice guy too...my caddie basically didn't clean a single club because he was chatting up the long drive king!

So that was that...but the woods are full of long hitters....we both missed the cut...story of my life...cue the Social-D!
11.20.2012 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnycz

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