WHY DON'T THE PROS USE EAR PLUGS??

WHY DON'T THE PROS USE EAR PLUGS??

Post by Laura Bush murdered her boy frien » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 13:39:22


Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
rule against that??
 
 
 

WHY DON'T THE PROS USE EAR PLUGS??

Post by Matt » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 13:46:22

Jack Nicklaus said that he finds it extremely difficult to hit balls when he
has ear plugs in.  He says its very important to hear the sound of the club
hitting the ball.



Quote:
> Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
> just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
> those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
> rule against that??


 
 
 

WHY DON'T THE PROS USE EAR PLUGS??

Post by Laura Bush murdered her boy frien » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 15:34:51

Quote:

> Jack Nicklaus said that he finds it extremely difficult to hit balls when he
> has ear plugs in.  He says its very important to hear the sound of the club
> hitting the ball.

That's BS.  Players made the switch from wood to metals even though the
sound is different.  If they used ear plugs, they'd still hear the ball
being hit since that's a lot louder than some camera click 30 yards
away. It would  be a  different  sound but they'd adjust.

 
 
 

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Post by Buck » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 16:37:48

Quote:

> Jack Nicklaus said that he finds it extremely difficult to hit balls when he
> has ear plugs in.  He says its very important to hear the sound of the club
> hitting the ball.

Why? Isn't too late to do anything by the time your club hits the ball?
 
 
 

WHY DON'T THE PROS USE EAR PLUGS??

Post by Brad » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 17:27:43



Quote:
> Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
> just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
> those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
> rule against that??

   Worthy of Five Iron.
 
 
 

WHY DON'T THE PROS USE EAR PLUGS??

Post by Rick & Dana Siekman » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 20:41:58

Yes, too late for this time...but they may learn something that will help
them next time.


Quote:

>> Jack Nicklaus said that he finds it extremely difficult to hit balls when
>> he
>> has ear plugs in.  He says its very important to hear the sound of the
>> club
>> hitting the ball.

> Why? Isn't too late to do anything by the time your club hits the ball?

 
 
 

WHY DON'T THE PROS USE EAR PLUGS??

Post by Al Tucke » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 22:28:32

On 7/24/06 12:39 AM, in article


Quote:
> Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
> just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
> those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
> rule against that??

Golf Digest or one of those magazines did a research study a year or two ago
on hitting the ball without sound feedback, and it was amazing that the
results (distance + accuracy) were statistically better with the sound. Who
knows why?

Al

 
 
 

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Post by jeff » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 23:02:50


Quote:
> On 7/24/06 12:39 AM, in article


>> Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
>> just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
>> those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
>> rule against that??

> Golf Digest or one of those magazines did a research study a year or two
> ago
> on hitting the ball without sound feedback, and it was amazing that the
> results (distance + accuracy) were statistically better with the sound.
> Who
> knows why?

Because you're used to it, that's probably the only reason.  If you never
wore a hat and then wore one for awhile, your results would probably be
worse.  Then if you wore it for a year and then played without it, your
results would probably be worse again.  But I'd still not want to play
without sound feedback - not for the results of the current shot, but to get
feedback for adjusting for future shots.

Of course, players have to talk to their caddie, other players, etc.  So
real sound blocking ear plugs are a non-starter anyway.

 
 
 

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Post by Howard Braze » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 23:06:35



Quote:
>Golf Digest or one of those magazines did a research study a year or two ago
>on hitting the ball without sound feedback, and it was amazing that the
>results (distance + accuracy) were statistically better with the sound. Who
>knows why?

Golf club manufacturers found that a major selling point for a club is
the sound of the ball strike.   So they spend money tuning that sound
to get it right.    Some models that have performed fine but sounded
wrong have failed.
 
 
 

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Post by Matt » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 23:08:49

Yea cause im sure Jack Nicklaus gains a lot by lying about something stupid
like playing with ear plugs in .



Quote:


>> Jack Nicklaus said that he finds it extremely difficult to hit balls when
>> he
>> has ear plugs in.  He says its very important to hear the sound of the
>> club
>> hitting the ball.

> That's BS.  Players made the switch from wood to metals even though the
> sound is different.  If they used ear plugs, they'd still hear the ball
> being hit since that's a lot louder than some camera click 30 yards
> away. It would  be a  different  sound but they'd adjust.

 
 
 

WHY DON'T THE PROS USE EAR PLUGS??

Post by CinderellaBo » Tue, 25 Jul 2006 23:14:21

I disagree with the premise here...."fans" don't bring cell phones onto
the course. they leave them in the car out of respect for the signs
EVERYWHERE that say no cell phones allowed. the course staff needs to
have a zero tolerance rule and confiscate every one of them
(although a funny aside....three years ago we were at the Booz Allen in
DC standing on the 3rd tee box when a cell phone belonging to one of
the PGA volunteers working the tee box went off in the middle of
Stewart Cink's backswing. The volunteer was like 80 and had no idea how
to silience the ringer. So Cink stood there and FUMED while the guy
fumbled with it....funny.)


Quote:
> Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
> just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
> those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
> rule against that??

 
 
 

WHY DON'T THE PROS USE EAR PLUGS??

Post by Rick & Dana Siekman » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 00:02:02

Simple...different sounds mean different things, if you train yourself what
to listen for.  How well did you strike the ball?  Where on the club did you
catch it?

To a greater or lesser degree, we're all in the process of fine-tuning our
swing/ball striking capability, and audio clues do play an important part.

What you hear may not make a difference on that particular swing, but as I
said earlier, it may help you next time.


Quote:
> On 7/24/06 12:39 AM, in article


>> Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
>> just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
>> those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
>> rule against that??

> Golf Digest or one of those magazines did a research study a year or two
> ago
> on hitting the ball without sound feedback, and it was amazing that the
> results (distance + accuracy) were statistically better with the sound.
> Who
> knows why?

> Al

 
 
 

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Post by JJVP » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 00:12:10

"fans" don't bring cell phones onto the course. they leave them in the
car out of respect for the signs EVERYWHERE that say no cell phones
allowed."

No such signs existed at the Open. If you noticed at the first tee, the
announcer remainded everyone to turn off their cell phones. Cell phone
were allowed.

JJVP

Quote:

> I disagree with the premise here...."fans" don't bring cell phones onto
> the course. they leave them in the car out of respect for the signs
> EVERYWHERE that say no cell phones allowed. the course staff needs to
> have a zero tolerance rule and confiscate every one of them
> (although a funny aside....three years ago we were at the Booz Allen in
> DC standing on the 3rd tee box when a cell phone belonging to one of
> the PGA volunteers working the tee box went off in the middle of
> Stewart Cink's backswing. The volunteer was like 80 and had no idea how
> to silience the ringer. So Cink stood there and FUMED while the guy
> fumbled with it....funny.)


> > Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
> > just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
> > those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
> > rule against that??

 
 
 

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Post by Wayn » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 00:33:55

Quote:

> On 7/24/06 12:39 AM, in article


>> Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
>> just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
>> those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
>> rule against that??

> Golf Digest or one of those magazines did a research study a year or two
> ago on hitting the ball without sound feedback, and it was amazing that
> the results (distance + accuracy) were statistically better with the
> sound. Who knows why?

If I remember the article correctly, it had to do with feel.  Apparently,
sound has a lot to do with feel when striking a golf ball.  They gave
players unmarked balls and had them hit them with headphones on and then
off, and the players could only tell the difference between the type of
ball when they could hear the strike.

Wayne
--
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"There are only two things I can't stand in this world:  people who are
intolerant of other peoples' cultures, and the Dutch."
-Nigel Powers

 
 
 

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Post by Cesar Ner » Wed, 26 Jul 2006 01:06:07

Similar situation in tennis. One of the objections against players who
"grunt" very loudly when they hit their shot is that the opponent claims
they cannot hear the sound of the ball coming off the racket, which can give
you some clue of what shot is coming.  Supposedly, this gives an unfair
advantage to the "grunter". If you have ever watched a match with say Maria
Sharapova of late, her grunts are just becoming too loud and the more
pressure and the more important the point is, the louder the grunt becomaes.


Quote:
> Jack Nicklaus said that he finds it extremely difficult to hit balls when
> he has ear plugs in.  He says its very important to hear the sound of the
> club hitting the ball.



>> Goddam rude fans bring their goddam cell phones onto the golf course
>> just to irritate the players..  Tiger should use ear plugs or wear
>> those small head phones that put out a lot of white noise. Is there a
>> rule against that??