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Whatever happened to ....

JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,966 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

... I'll start with Victor shwamkrug. Still holds the record for average driving distance of 339+ which he set years ago on buy.com (or whatever they called/call it).

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  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,465 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Went to high school with him. He dated my sister for a while. Last I heard, he was trying his hand at long drive, but that was several years ago.

    https://www.si.com/vault/2003/05/05/342386/long-and-wrong-victor-schwamkrug-takes-pride-in-hitting-the-ball-farther-than-any-tour-pro-alive-that-may-be-why-his-career-has-hit-a-dead-end

  • JD3JD3 Members Posts: 4,966 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @bigred90gt said:
    Went to high school with him. He dated my sister for a while. Last I heard, he was trying his hand at long drive, but that was several years ago.

    https://www.si.com/vault/2003/05/05/342386/long-and-wrong-victor-schwamkrug-takes-pride-in-hitting-the-ball-farther-than-any-tour-pro-alive-that-may-be-why-his-career-has-hit-a-dead-end

    I take it back. According to this tweet champ broke Victor's record. Really an awesome swing he had (not just the power)

    TM M1 2017 10.5 Aldila NV 2KXV Green 60x
    TM M1 2016 3W HL Tensei CK White 70x 
    Ping G410 HB 19 KBS Graphite Tour Hybrid 85s+
    Callaway Apex 2019 4 - AW KBS Tour 120s (hard stepped 1x)
    Yururi Tataki Wedges 52.5 and 60.5 KBS Hi-Rev 2.0x
    Ping Anser 2 Milled
    NDMC Grips (extra wrap lower half to reduce taper)
    Titleist AVX (yellow)
    UA Jordan Spieth 2
    Footjoy Tour Glove (optional, often times play without glove)
  • Jakob 91Jakob 91 Members Posts: 73 ✭✭

    Is that your sister on the bag?

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  • freeze16172002freeze16172002 Members Posts: 168 ✭✭✭
    edited Sep 10, 2019 11:48am #5
  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @freeze16172002 said:
    Johnny kaye

    His career declined after "55 Cadillac."
    Sorry, my mistake, that was Andrew W. K.

  • bigred90gtbigred90gt Lefty Boomers Posts: 4,465 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Jakob 91 said:
    Is that your sister on the bag?

    nah. She couldn't be bothered to carry much of anything, lol.

  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,743 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Sep 10, 2019 2:55pm #8

    I remember hearing about him. He played a bag of SMT irons and woods. Accuflex shafts. Carried two drivers as well. It takes a lot more than a long ball to make it in golf.

    I tried the irons at one point. There were so weird, A stainless steel blade iron, that had a ton of offset, and were strangely light.

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  • DavePelz4DavePelz4 A golf course in the Chicago area.ClubWRX Posts: 24,937 ClubWRX

    @Ferguson said:

    @freeze16172002 said:
    Johnny kaye

    His career declined after "55 Cadillac."
    Sorry, my mistake, that was Andrew W. K.

    This is how old I am Fergie but Johnny Kaye was a big band leader back in the 1960's. Swing and Sway with Johnny Kaye. They played all over the US and some internationally as well. He's from the birthplace of DP4, Peru, IL.

  • PhilomathesqPhilomathesq Legal EagleMembers Posts: 293 ✭✭✭✭

    @Ferguson said:

    @freeze16172002 said:
    Johnny kaye

    His career declined after "55 Cadillac."
    Sorry, my mistake, that was Andrew W. K.

    My favorite law professor, who has long since retired, is Andrew W.K.'s dad. I got to meet him once at a dinner at the professor's house. He seemed like a nice enough guy. Much taller than I expected him to be based on his dad's height.

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  • QuigleyDUQuigleyDU Members Posts: 7,743 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    @Philomathesq said:

    @Ferguson said:

    @freeze16172002 said:
    Johnny kaye

    His career declined after "55 Cadillac."
    Sorry, my mistake, that was Andrew W. K.

    My favorite law professor, who has long since retired, is Andrew W.K.'s dad. I got to meet him once at a dinner at the professor's house. He seemed like a nice enough guy. Much taller than I expected him to be based on his dad's height.

    I more of a fan of his cousin, Andrew D. C. Otherwise known as the Diceman.

    Driver: Callaway Epic SubZero 3D 10.5*, Fujikura Ventus 7X
    Fairway: Cobra F9 Tour, GD TOUR AD-DI 8X 
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  • FergusonFerguson Members Posts: 5,184 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Robert Andrew, circa 1860, had seven top-10 finishes in the British, and only played 8 years.
    No one knows how or when he died?

    _Robert, we hardly knew ye. _

  • puttfordouxputtfordoux Members Posts: 468 ✭✭✭✭

    Randolph Scott.
    Ah the Statler Bros....

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