DJ Has Long Drive Clubs!

Well, it was a belated Christmas gift, but I didn’t turn it down when it came to the door about an hour ago!

jmwald had sent me a message before the holidays that I should expect to receive something, and boy did I ever.

I now have two SMT long drivers, one a 455 and the other a Nemesis.

He has been a big long drive enthusiast… thanks jmwald!

Keep in mind that all of the stats I’ve given you over the years, with driving distance and club speed, has all been with regular clubs, most of them if not all store-bought and not custom made in the slightest.ย  Regular or stiff flex, lofts between 7.5 & 10, and standard length, 45″ or less.

These clubs have the XX shafts and they’re 49″ I believe jmwald told me… and they look and feel sweet.

Looks like I’ll be adding a couple of clubs to the bag.

And I can’t wait to see how they perform with the MPS technique!

13 thoughts on “DJ Has Long Drive Clubs!

    1. joel waldman

      The blue driver is a 7* SMT nemesis head on a xx 50″ lda accusport long drive shaft…the red driver is a 5* SMT 455 head on a xx 49″lda long drive shaft…both heads have won ReMax world championships in the past and I believe DJ will annihilate both drivers…bombs away!!!

    2. DJ Watts Post author

      Thanks again, Joel – and I just talked to my “guy,” looks like a golf seminar in the U.S. is in the works for June, tentatively… don’t know where yet, but I’m finally getting some admin and site assistance, long-needed…

      I told you all, 2014 is going to be big, and if you aren’t a Premier Member, you’re going to miss out on lots!

  1. joel waldman

    DJ…I’m terrible navigating around this site…one of our members…might have been dkondo gave me a tip that you gave him about the swing really starting when the c7 moved as far as possible toward the rear foot…could you help me find this or repeat it for me when you have a moment…it is to help prevent lateral movement toward the target of the head and c7 before impact…thanks….Joel

    1. DJ Watts Post author

      Joel, if it was in the Member section comments, then I believe it was actually Daddyo, if this is what you were referring to:

      Regarding staying back: A point DJ made during our lessons that helps me was that the throw/swing is made from *here*. And that *here* is the position your C7 is in at the top of the backswing.

      So I try to get to the top and throw/swing (at the ball, on the angle) from there with no thought at all of coming around. The coming around will happen as the natural result of swinging. At least, thatโ€™s the way I understood it.

      The new site set-up is actually going to improve things. I didn’t export the Membership site content yet but I’ll re-post the better topics or just revisit them for fresh discussion.

        1. DJ Watts Post author

          Joel, I gotta tell ya – I’ve never swung a 50″ club before today. Wow, it doesn’t feel unwieldy or over-long at all. I’m wondering if it’s the heavier grips, my new grip method or the fact that the club is nice and heavy with that XX shaft.

          Whatever it is, I was leveraging it gingerly in the living room, and I can’t wait to let it go full-out ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. David C

    That is awesome, DJ! Kudos to jmwald …

    Btw I think that 50″ as measured by the LDA is the same as 48″ by USGA standards (the legal maximum)…. someone correct me if I’m wrong.

    1. DJ Watts Post author

      That’s correct, David. The LDA measures them vertically and the USGA uses the vertical measurement from the end of the shaft when the club is tilted at a certain lie. 6 of one, half dozen of the other… at least that’s my understanding from what I read a good while ago.

      Funny, the extra-long shafts at that lie are perfect for me. I felt as if I were holding a normal club – the longer the club, the more the upright stance fits like a glove… next is to swing these puppies ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Andreas

      As you say, LD is 50″ standing. USGA is 48″ at 60* lie angle. The difference in head design will make a difference. A tall head, top to bottom, will be longer LDA style. A long head, heel to toe, will be longer than 50″ LDA. The difference is usually less than 0,5″ if any at all. Measuring 50″ vertically is easier and more logical but try getting golf to change ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nat

    DJ, please be careful with these.. I’ve just had new windows fitted at home.. here..

    in the UK!

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