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Flamefighter
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Member since Dec 2007
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Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
Does that really work? I have never heard of that until reading the thread below. I wonder how many times I’ve played with someone who was doing this.

The More You Know.


UpstateCock2007
South Carolina Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Mar 2009
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
Produces a strange ball flight. Almost like a knuckleball, so you would probably be able to tell. My dad and I were paired with a guy down at the beach who was doing it. Pretty awkward.


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SECSolomonGrundy
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
What is it supposed to do?


Geaux-2-L-O-Miss
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
Take spin off of the ball to produce a straighter ball flight.


VernonPLSUfan
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
Keeps the ball from getting marred when it hits the cart path.


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jordan21210
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Member since Apr 2009
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
Can’t rmember who did it, but there is an article where someone tested this. Was either golfwrx or mygolfspy I think. Said it doesn’t make a noticeable difference. Spin on the launch monitor was only lower by like 100 rpms or so.

ETA; it was The Fried Egg and there is a YouTube video.
This post was edited on 2/26 at 8:32 am


CoachChappy
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
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Said it doesn’t make a noticeable difference. Spin on the launch monitor was only lower by like 100 rpms or so.



It's still straight up cheating.


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GeauxTigers0107
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Member since Oct 2009
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
quote:

it doesn’t make a noticeable difference



Weird. I always heard it was good for at least 10yds of distance. Never tried it though. I hit the ball far enough as it is.


DivotBreath
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
First time I heard about this was an old comedy called “Dead Solid Perfect” where an old guy wanted to bet a pro but one of the conditions was that the old guy got to grease his driver in an attempt to even thing out a bit .


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buzzedgolfer
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Member since Oct 2016
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
Putting Vaseline on the driver face does decrease spin and helps the ball go straighter but it actually decreases distance for someone who normally hits the driver straight and with optimal spin. The ball needs spin to stay in the air, but someone who hits a big slice and creates too much spin will see distance increase by greasing the driver face since the ball will go straighter and reduce spin to normalish levels


ell_13
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
Not all spin is bad spin. You can't shape shots without it and knuckleballs will fall out of the air. That being said, most Ams need less of it.


CoachChappy
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Member since May 2013
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
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but someone who hits a big slice and creates too much spin will see himself kicked in the dick by his playing partners for cheating


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AlxTgr
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Kyre Banorg
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
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Not all spin is bad spin.
Exactly. If you're fit right, this could actually hurt.

quote:

That being said, most Ams need less of it.


Side spin-sure, but low spin drivers hurt low speed players on distance.


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Zanzibaw
LSU Fan
Corpus Christi
Member since Jun 2016
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re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
quote:

Putting Vaseline on the driver face does decrease spin and helps the ball go straighter but it actually decreases distance for someone who normally hits the driver straight and with optimal spin


I don't think players who normally hit it straight with optimal spin are the one's greasing their drivers


Flamefighter
Duke Fan
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Member since Dec 2007
7629 posts

re: Spinoff ::Vaseline/Chapstick on Drivers
It only makes a difference on a slice? Shouldn’t it have the same effect for a hook also?

Asking for a friend. Lol


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