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    Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

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    Re: Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

    Nope, those are still held in seedy strip clubs.
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    Re: Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

    I've never heard a driver make anything remotley close to the sound of a "sonic boom" as this story suggests. The titanium drivers do have a more piercing sound though, but only if you hit them flush which is rare for non-pro golfers.
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    Re: Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

    Has anybody ever heard of ear plugs? DUH......
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    Re: Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

    Really quite useful at some of these business meetings!

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    Re: Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I've never heard a driver make anything remotley close to the sound of a "sonic boom" as this story suggests. The titanium drivers do have a more piercing sound though, but only if you hit them flush which is rare for non-pro golfers.
    Yah - something has to break the sound barrier to make a sonic boom. As good as newer clubs are, they don't give you a supersonic shot

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    Re: Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    I've never heard a driver make anything remotley close to the sound of a "sonic boom" as this story suggests. The titanium drivers do have a more piercing sound though, but only if you hit them flush which is rare for non-pro golfers.
    Have you ever heard the Speed LD driver they are talking about in the article? That particular driver is annoyingly loud... it sounds like an aluminum baseball bat. A true "sonic boom" it is not, but it would not surprise me at all if the sound was truly causing hearing damage for certain people that play a lot.
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    Re: Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

    What?........
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    Re: Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

    Quote Originally Posted by 505 View Post
    Have you ever heard the Speed LD driver they are talking about in the article? That particular driver is annoyingly loud... it sounds like an aluminum baseball bat. A true "sonic boom" it is not, but it would not surprise me at all if the sound was truly causing hearing damage for certain people that play a lot.
    Yeah, my brother in law plays a Speed LD driver. Its loud for a golf club, but its not something that makes you think you'd go deaf. Besides, I just got my Golf Digest Hotlist, and it looks like the muted sound of a driver is kind of making a comeback with designers.
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    Re: Playing golf can 'damage hearing'

    Quote Originally Posted by WI Crippler View Post
    Yeah, my brother in law plays a Speed LD driver. Its loud for a golf club, but its not something that makes you think you'd go deaf. Besides, I just got my Golf Digest Hotlist, and it looks like the muted sound of a driver is kind of making a comeback with designers.
    Thank god. I have only heard them from across the range/course, not a fan. Sound is feel, and I just can't imagine bagging one of those things. My 425tp has great sound, and I'm hoping that the R9 will follow suit in that department since I am needing a new bigdog for this season.

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