what club makes the best weapon?

LifeStoryLifeStory Members Posts: 323 ✭✭✭✭

Okay so given that there was a murder last year on the women's minitour that happened while a girl was playing a practice round in the morning by herself...
Say you found yourself in a similar predicament where a crazed individual comes at you while you're in the middle of a relaxing round, what club is your go-to for self defense?
wedge for heft and control? long iron for reach? wood because you couldn't process what was happening and just grabbed whatever your hand landed on 1st?
would the knee jerk reaction be to just drop the clubs and run? would a person even think to grab a club and stand their ground, or would the adrenaline be too high to make such a choice in such a circumstance?
either way, scary hearing these stories.
do golf clubs even make good self defense weapons or would the shafts just snap upon 1st strike 95% of the time?

what would you choose? what would you do?

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  • SoloShot84SoloShot84 Members Posts: 407 ✭✭✭✭

    setup a short tee. 2 preshot routine swing. aim and shoot. I say Driving Iron for accuracy and penetrating ball flight

  • kmay__kmay__ niagara, ontario, canada. Members Posts: 329 ✭✭✭✭

    Pull the pm grind and square off with the f*cker lol

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  • KenRobieKenRobie Members Posts: 130 ✭✭✭

    Pretty dark question for the golf scene. However the most lethal club in my bag is my putter, it'l cut your heart out when it turns on ya.!!!

  • BottleCapBottleCap Members Posts: 1,406 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    4 iron for me

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  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 2,323 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    The toe of a traditional anser style putter, or any other putter with a fairly blunted edge, will probably by the most effective at delivering effective concentrated force to a variety of places on the body (namely the head), plus its likely the shortest club in the bag which gives you a greater chance of hitting what you're swinging at. Next up would probably be any given shorter iron for similar reasons, 9-irons have been known to do serious damage to tigers, lol. Your driver probably seems appealing but the hollow design will offer less blunt force overall and the shafts are more likely to snap.

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  • I.B. Golfin'I.B. Golfin' Members Posts: 124 ✭✭✭

    Used to be my bat-winged Odyssey putter, guaranteed to leave 4 holes in someone if flipped around. Now I'd have to go with my 105g steel shafted 3h, would leave a helluva dent on someone's shin/chin if necessary.

  • duffer987duffer987 I'm old enough to remember a time when Ignore and Feedback worked. Canadian in CaliforniaMembers Posts: 9,335 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Surely it has to be an SGI 5 iron, as then you have a ready made shovel to bury the body afterwards.
    Amirite? Ba-doom-tish. Tip your servers folks

  • NokeNoke Members Posts: 2,150 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Your legs and your vocal cords.

    And yes I am serious.

  • cxxcxx Members Posts: 3,160 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    All my putters are rounded. The sand wedge is just right. Heavy and a sharp leading edge. Not too long either.

  • rich srich s Members Posts: 729 ✭✭✭✭✭

    been there, used the 54. Only problem was the 12 degrees of bounce. 6 would have been better with a S grind. Couple options with that club, great workability. You are only limited by your imagination.

  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Madison WIUnregistered Posts: 305 ✭✭✭✭

    A good sand wedge can save you so many strokes.....

  • MattyO1984MattyO1984 Members Posts: 5,245 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Ha, a couple of us actually talked about the other day. There was a weird guy walking down the beach next to the course so we were trying to figure out what we would do.

    My choice was the lob wedge. My theory is that the size of my putter would ordinarily mean that I went for that but then I am having to get the headcover off which saw it fall behind the lobber in the pecking order.

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  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,654 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    i'd think a 7 or 8 iron would be the best. A wood is too flimsy and long. The graphite could break easier, longer to swing. etc. I'd defintely avoid graphite shafted clubs. putters are equally bad as i don't think their build quality is as rugged

    I think a 7 iron would be it, very maneuverable, you can swing it quickly. steel shafted , still would do a ton of damage.

    Like if you have a medieval warrior with a sword and one with one of those maces on a long rope. The guy with the sword just needs to avoid one shot and once he gets in close he's got it won. I'd think you'd go with a shorter club in this case

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  • LifeStoryLifeStory Members Posts: 323 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Jun 28, 2019 9:09pm #17

    your opinions are all super fascinating tbh...
    didn't expect this much variation.
    :open_mouth:

  • Murphy76Murphy76 Members Posts: 91 ✭✭✭

    What is the appropriate loft for testicles?

    I suppose it depends how far from the 'pin' you are......

  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,634 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    You want a wedge - short shaft and heavy head. Swing with purpose if this is for real, if you swing a wedge at someone and misconnect they could take it from you. I’m serious here as I have been there, if you are in a situation where you have to defend yourself that you think might be for your life - do not hesitate, and do not hold back. The detective I spoke with after an attempted mugging said a lot of people think just showing they will defend themselves is enough, and fall victim to fright when the attacker keeps coming. You have to drop them, then render them unable to continue- short shaft for control, that heavy headed wedge for damage. Use it.

  • LifeStoryLifeStory Members Posts: 323 ✭✭✭✭

    @golfandfishing said:
    You want a wedge - short shaft and heavy head. Swing with purpose if this is for real, if you swing a wedge at someone and misconnect they could take it from you. I’m serious here as I have been there, if you are in a situation where you have to defend yourself that you think might be for your life - do not hesitate, and do not hold back. The detective I spoke with after an attempted mugging said a lot of people think just showing they will defend themselves is enough, and fall victim to fright when the attacker keeps coming. You have to drop them, then render them unable to continue- short shaft for control, that heavy headed wedge for damage. Use it.

    i wish you could elaborate on your personal experience with having to defend yourself :open_mouth: sounds intriguing

  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,634 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, I work downtown and went to a ballgame after work, it’s a short walk in a well populated area from our building to Chase Field so there isn't a reason to drive at all. Walking back I saw a homeless guy and I went to the far side of the sidewalk, he came over to stay in my path. I went back to the right and so did he, and now we were very close. I made the last second move to miss him and he reached out and pushed me against a building, as he was saying “I need your wallet” I landed one in his face and gave him two more in the throat. He was gasping for air but still on his feet, and I landed several more to his head and throat. A security guard in a nearby building saw and came out, he peppered the guy and zip tied him. Police came and security guy showed them cct they had of the street. Homeless guy had a knife that he never got out, I never gave him the chance. Defending yourself is like laying up- don’t toy with it, do it. Don’t do just enough to just instigate a fight, finish it. If you are laying up don’t get as close to the water as possible, be serious and lay up. During that 30 seconds I had no intention of letting that guy regain control. If I had pushed him off and tried to run then his knife would have come out. Be serious when defending yourself, attackers aren’t going to drop and run like in the movies.

  • LifeStoryLifeStory Members Posts: 323 ✭✭✭✭
    edited Jun 29, 2019 2:41am #22

    @golfandfishing said:
    Well, I work downtown and went to a ballgame after work, it’s a short walk in a well populated area from our building to Chase Field so there isn't a reason to drive at all. Walking back I saw a homeless guy and I went to the far side of the sidewalk, he came over to stay in my path. I went back to the right and so did he, and now we were very close. I made the last second move to miss him and he reached out and pushed me against a building, as he was saying “I need your wallet” I landed one in his face and gave him two more in the throat. He was gasping for air but still on his feet, and I landed several more to his head and throat. A security guard in a nearby building saw and came out, he peppered the guy and zip tied him. Police came and security guy showed them cct they had of the street. Homeless guy had a knife that he never got out, I never gave him the chance. Defending yourself is like laying up- don’t toy with it, do it. Don’t do just enough to just instigate a fight, finish it. If you are laying up don’t get as close to the water as possible, be serious and lay up. During that 30 seconds I had no intention of letting that guy regain control. If I had pushed him off and tried to run then his knife would have come out. Be serious when defending yourself, attackers aren’t going to drop and run like in the movies.

    good lord
    that's intense that is
    glad you're alright man
    thx for sharing & i appreciate the wisdom

  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 27,142 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    “crazed individual comes at you while you're in the middle of a relaxing”

    This happens everyday in the subway.

    Just ignore them til they go away.

    If I have to actually look at you.

    You got a problem ; )

  • KAndyManKAndyMan JUST GOTTA SEND IT!!! Trident/Lowcountry areaMembers Posts: 380 ✭✭✭✭

    A buddy of mine actually had to do this about 5-6 years ago. It was the middle of the night and he woke up to someone breaking into his house. He jumped out of bed, ran to his home office next to his bedroom and grabbed his 7 iron (Said he just grabbed an iron not really picking one.) Ended up beating the **** out of the intruder pretty bad to the tune of multiple broken bones and he wasnt able to escape. The police actually found the outcome kinda funny and told him he did a good job. My buddy didnt think it was too funny at the time and ended up buying a “lead thrower” and new 7 iron. He laughs about it all now. So yea a 7 iron will get the job done if need be.

  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 Countdown to The Open Championship! IowaClubWRX Posts: 18,275 ClubWRX

    @LifeStory said:
    Okay so given that there was a murder last year on the women's minitour that happened while a girl was playing a practice round in the morning by herself...
    Say you found yourself in a similar predicament where a crazed individual comes at you while you're in the middle of a relaxing round, what club is your go-to for self defense?
    wedge for heft and control? long iron for reach? wood because you couldn't process what was happening and just grabbed whatever your hand landed on 1st?
    would the knee jerk reaction be to just drop the clubs and run? would a person even think to grab a club and stand their ground, or would the adrenaline be too high to make such a choice in such a circumstance?
    either way, scary hearing these stories.
    do golf clubs even make good self defense weapons or would the shafts just snap upon 1st strike 95% of the time?

    what would you choose? what would you do?

    @LifeStory said:
    Okay so given that there was a murder last year on the women's minitour that happened while a girl was playing a practice round in the morning by herself...
    Say you found yourself in a similar predicament where a crazed individual comes at you while you're in the middle of a relaxing round, what club is your go-to for self defense?
    wedge for heft and control? long iron for reach? wood because you couldn't process what was happening and just grabbed whatever your hand landed on 1st?
    would the knee jerk reaction be to just drop the clubs and run? would a person even think to grab a club and stand their ground, or would the adrenaline be too high to make such a choice in such a circumstance?
    either way, scary hearing these stories.
    do golf clubs even make good self defense weapons or would the shafts just snap upon 1st strike 95% of the time?

    what would you choose? what would you do?

    Didn’t happen “on the women’s minitour”, doubt you are really concerned for your safety.

  • Crazy About GolfCrazy About Golf Members Posts: 297 ✭✭✭✭


    This one definitely makes the best weapon!

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  • nichhonichho Members Posts: 1,976 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Take any steel shafted iron. Snap the head off the shaft. Stab the assailant through the heart with the pointy bit.

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  • ohioglfrohioglfr Municipal Junkie Dayton, OhioMembers Posts: 792 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @golfandfishing said:
    Well, I work downtown and went to a ballgame after work, it’s a short walk in a well populated area from our building to Chase Field so there isn't a reason to drive at all. Walking back I saw a homeless guy and I went to the far side of the sidewalk, he came over to stay in my path. I went back to the right and so did he, and now we were very close. I made the last second move to miss him and he reached out and pushed me against a building, as he was saying “I need your wallet” I landed one in his face and gave him two more in the throat. He was gasping for air but still on his feet, and I landed several more to his head and throat. A security guard in a nearby building saw and came out, he peppered the guy and zip tied him. Police came and security guy showed them cct they had of the street. Homeless guy had a knife that he never got out, I never gave him the chance. Defending yourself is like laying up- don’t toy with it, do it. Don’t do just enough to just instigate a fight, finish it. If you are laying up don’t get as close to the water as possible, be serious and lay up. During that 30 seconds I had no intention of letting that guy regain control. If I had pushed him off and tried to run then his knife would have come out. Be serious when defending yourself, attackers aren’t going to drop and run like in the movies.

    I totally agree . . . but I wonder about this situation in Portland or Seattle. The bum would probably end up swarmed by lawyers that would want to sue you and claim the bum was the victim.

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  • golfandfishinggolfandfishing Members Posts: 3,634 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Well, in Seattle or Portland he wouldn’t have been alone. The homeless in those cities are professional bums.

  • jpdxjpdx Members Posts: 1,666 ✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @golfandfishing said:
    Well, in Seattle or Portland he wouldn’t have been alone. The homeless in those cities are professional bums.

    truth.

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