Sennheiser MKH 60
Boom pole array
Today I got some help from the lovely people at Noosa Springs Country Club. Not only did they allow me to come and record some sounds, but they even allowed one of their touring Pros to hit some balls for me. This is definitely the best way to record gold sounds, having someone who really knows how to play hitting the ball for you. Its been probably 15 years since I hit a golf ball, and I was never any good at it, by comparison Dan was hitting like a champ and the resulting sounds were great. The course itself was nice and it was a fantastic day to be outdoors. I managed to get most of what I think you’d expect from a golf course. Hitting balls with irons and woods both off the ground and off tees, as well as miss hits, practice swings, chips and putting. Dan even suggested recording the sound of a golf ball hitting a palm tree. So that’s another sport with some representation in the catalogue. Several hundred sports still to go.
For less powerful shots and putting I got in nice and close to get as clear a sound as possible. Golf courses are often pretty quiet which makes it easier to get clean samples. I wish all my sports recordings would be this easy.