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Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:54 am
by Range Rat
Nice link Robbo....thanks. :)

Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:01 pm
by Paul C
robbo wrote:
Paul C wrote:Browe--what am I looking at here? Is that a steel shaft and are these spikes widely available? Thanks,


I believe those are the "Pro Stinger" and are available at http://www.golfspikes.com

You still see guys on tour wearing this version.



Robbo--thanks, I suspect none of the big box golf stores here in the States would carry these--God forbid!. Is the link to a Europe-based site or U.S? Anyway, I'll check it out. More I think about all this, I I could probably get away wearing these, no one would be the wiser (except for my much improved ballflight). I usually don't go into the clubhouse before/after with golf shoes on anyway.

Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 12:56 pm
by robbo
Paul,

According to the website they're based out of Florida.

I've seen Long Drive guys wear these spikes as well.

Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:36 pm
by browe
Paul, I bought them off of ebay here is the link: http://cgi.ebay.com/18-Champ-STINGER-PR ... 4aa88307ee

Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2011 1:39 pm
by browe
Paul, You can get away with them just stay away from cart paths or concrete.

Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:03 pm
by rduhrin
I have a question. Why is it that steel spikes are so much superior? I understand that Sam Snead practiced with no shoes to feel how his feet worked and blended with the ground. I have heard that martial arts masters can ground themselves so that it takes many men to lift them. Why can't we ground ourselves with no spikes at all?

Bob

Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:13 am
by IronOfZion
rduhrin wrote:I have a question. Why is it that steel spikes are so much superior? I understand that Sam Snead practiced with no shoes to feel how his feet worked and blended with the ground. I have heard that martial arts masters can ground themselves so that it takes many men to lift them. Why can't we ground ourselves with no spikes at all?

Bob

You're right rduhrin, I think it can be done. It just takes way more effort to ground yourself with cleats than with spikes. Effort that is best used hitting the ball.

Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:23 am
by lagpressure
I can hit a golf ball with bare feet... sure..
but I can strike it a lot better with more pressure with a nice set of spikes gripping the ground.

Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:03 pm
by lagpressure
Timeless FootJoy Classics

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The garbage they make today.. calling them FootJoy Classics also..
garbage...

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Re: Steel Spikes

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 1:59 am
by Steb
Every time I lose footing on a drive on a tee that's a bit bare in the grass department, I look down and see these plastic cleats all clogged up with grass and dirt. They're an absolute bugger to clean with anything less than a water-pressure gun. A definite regression. Plus they're ridiculously expensive to replace. Hard plastic ones snap, soft plastic ones wear quickly.

Remember the spiked shoes you could get that had built-in spikes, you couldn't replace them? They lasted as long as the shoe. I can't say I've seen the same with cleats.

Plus the noise--there are not many noises as nice as spikes walking on a hard surface.

One good thing about cleats though, you can wear them driving to the course and even call into the shops after with 'em still on.