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Wow! Look at these clubs

Ed Townsend
Posted 8/5/22

So many golfers I speak to talk about the frustration they are having with their driver.

With my ability limited because of the arthritis in my knees, I must find golf shows that allow me to use a …

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Wow! Look at these clubs

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So many golfers I speak to talk about the frustration they are having with their driver.

With my ability limited because of the arthritis in my knees, I must find golf shows that allow me to use a battery-operated golf cart while touring their golf show facilities. 

Comments I hear all the time is the money some golfers have paid and still their new drivers just don’t get the job done.

One recent golf club exhibition took place near Scranton, PA., where an independent golf club manufacturer, Tight Lies, was offering a demonstration on a club that hit the market recently.

The demonstration noted that the club turned out to what they called, “groundbreaking and industry-shaking.”

The manufacturers said they are offering a package deal where you buy one and get one for 50% off for a limited time. 

Brian Mogg, Golf Magazine top 100 golf instructor says, “these clubs offer extra forgiveness and greater consistency.”

If you look at these clubs, it’s easy to see where these Tight Lies offer distance and long game versatility. 

Even with my knee arthritis, and the fact that I didn’t know what to expect, all I can say is that it exceeded whatever expectation I might have had, because I have not hit a ball like that in some time. 

The club manufacturer notes a simple answer: Make the face bigger. Extended face technology increases the height of the face to deliver a wider strike zone, more forgiveness and better performance on mishits. 

The club manufacturer also points out that, “the cambered Tri-Sole design delivers the versatility to perform from every type of lie.”

The clubhead appears larger from address to inspire confidence without sacrificing a low-profile design with a shallow face. Ultimately, Tight Lies has a lower CG for higher launch conditions and large face for better forgiveness.

Each club has a velocity slot, paying homage to the iconic upside-down head shape of the original Tight Lies fairway wood. The Tri-Sole design delivers versatility from any lie.

An interesting concept here, and since we do not sell or endorse golf clubs, we will put credible information as to where golfers can find interesting new golf club data. 

This Tight Lies golf club information is available online at “Adams Golf Tight Lies.”

Email service is available at customerservice@adamsgolf.com.

PGA closing in on $500 million total prize

The PGA Tour is closing in on $500 million in prize money for next season, with eight tournaments offering $15 million or more and limited spots available for the postseason.  

It will be the final time for a wraparound season that has nine tournaments starting Sept. 15, has a six week break around the holiday and resumes in Hawaii in January before the season ends in August.

Only the top 70 players, down from 125, will qualify for the FedEx Cup playoffs, with players whittled down to 50 players for the second postseason event and 30 reaching the second postseason and 30 reaching and competing for the FedEx Cup.

The PGA Championship returns to Oak Hill outside Rochester NY in May.

Swan Lake golf camp next week

The Swan Lake Golf & Country Club summer youth camp will be held next week, August 8-11 (Monday through Thursday). Youth and parents interested should call Bob Menges at 845-292-0323 or 845-866-5567.

Golf Tip by Robert Menges

  Sometimes you hit a great drive right down the middle of the fairway and think you have an easy shot to the green, only when you get to your ball you find it sitting in the middle of a divot that someone didn’t replace.

Unfortunately, due to a rule called ‘rub of the green,’ you must play the ball where it lies and hit the ball out of the divot.

If you make a few adjustments this shot is quite easy.

First use one more club than you would normally use from that yardage. After you select the club, grip down on the club.

When you aim, try to aim more left than usual (this is for right-handed golfers), as the ball will tend to curve to the right after impact.

Try to play the ball more towards the back of the stance, this should make the ball fly lower than normal and put more spin on it.

When you make your swing be sure to hit down on the ball and drive through it with some acceleration. A full follow through is not necessary, keep your arms and hand low through impact and hit more of a punch shot.

The key to this shot is to make contact with the ball first and then drive the club through the shot keeping your head still.

Twin Village

Monday Mens

1. Reed & Odell 168.0

1. Kinne & Stabbert 168.0

3. Brock & Brock 167.0

4. Husson IV & Husson III 166.0

5. Rampe & Clancy 165.0

6. Tallman & Ackerly 160.5

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2. Green & Garcia 148.5 

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7. Jester & Mullen 137.5

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11. Kushetsky & Hinkley 134.0

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11. Haas & Tucker 100.5

12. Cassevah & Strauss 63.5

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  • KGH

    "Comments I hear all the time is the money some golfers have paid and still their new drivers just don’t get the job done." That sentence made me laugh. Blame the driver!!

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