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Golf Thread

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by Andr3w, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. always4lora

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2007

    Posts: 2,051

    2nd birdie today mixed bag with some good golf and some bad.
    Managed to get out of the rough beautifully today however when I started walking back to my bag the pw fell in two =(

    Most of the ones in th shop are around 100 but they are selling the titleist 718 ap1 demo set for 370 which is 5-gw
    Tempting
     
  2. Ryan-3

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,469

    Location: Northumberland

    Officially just bought my first senior clubs today, the MacGregor DCT2000 set. Plenty good enough for me to relearn and get my eye in again. Been years since I last did anything except play around on the range as I did earlier on today. Thankfully wasn't too rusty either. Have numerous mates who already play and have been bugged a few times before, and today, I finally gave in. :)

    Now just need some new polos, pants, shoes, glove, tees, balls, a hat, pitch repairer, marker, waterproof cover, umbrella.... :p
     
  3. always4lora

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2007

    Posts: 2,051

    At least all the other bits can be had quite cheap if brands are not to important.
    I scored 105 on Monday which was good for me. little annoyed as i got a 9 and an 8 on the last 9. should have got my first score under 100. Come down nicely since the 130/140s i was getting when i first started to play in August.

    Going to test the Titleist AP1s out today :)
    Got some second hand golf balls of facebook so just waiting for them to turn up, doubt there will be much difference in the Srixon Distance balls and my cheapo slazenger balls i currently use.
     
  4. Swinbag

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Nov 30, 2008

    Posts: 1,103

    Looking to start lessons again in the next couple of weeks, I'd like to try and get my game into a better place before the nicer weather arrives and the days start getting longer!

    I'm aiming to break 100 at a few of the local courses I play this year.
     
  5. always4lora

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 14, 2007

    Posts: 2,051

    Play through the winter.. courses are quieter and the conditions whilst not great are not to bad.
    I play at Ulverston which is about 15-20 minutes away from me.
    Played Carus Green a week or so back and should be playing windermere soon.

    Just checked my spreadsheet of score cards for ulverston and i've played 14 rounds since the 27th of August.
     
  6. Ryan-3

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,469

    Location: Northumberland

    Already had a couple sessions at the driving range with mates. Always been okay hitting wedges and irons, but starting to get a feel with the hybrids, woods and the driver. When I hit it sweet with the 3 wood, I get past the final hole at the 240 yard mark, so it looks like I just need to practice my swings to find consistency. Maybe some lessons are in order. :)
     
  7. Ryan-3

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,469

    Location: Northumberland

    As the above post, has anyone here had any lessons? What did they find good or bad etc. Only one person I know has done it and they've talked about it. Not sure who they had would be any use for me as they simply went overboard with their technology and comparing you with the pro's.. :rolleyes:
     
  8. BigDools

    Hitman

    Joined: May 4, 2003

    Posts: 862

    Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

    It all depends on the pro you get doing the lessons so it’s hard to say if you would benefit but have a look as I’m sure there is some courses that offer some introduction to golf sessions and they are not to expensive.

    One thing I can recommend is gloves you can’t go wrong with Footjoy weathersof, American golf sell a pack of 2 for £14.99 .
     
  9. Ryan-3

    Soldato

    Joined: Sep 14, 2009

    Posts: 7,469

    Location: Northumberland

    Yeah, I've got all the equipment now and certainly couldn't go without gloves. Will weigh up my options this weekend. :)
     
  10. Maccy

    Commissario

    Joined: Nov 23, 2004

    Posts: 34,475

    Location: Back in Blighty

    I had a lesson last Sunday with a guy I was at school with, we worked a lot on my posture and set up. Had an hour and only hit 40 balls or so as we were going over the corrected set up and body position each time, definitely got a lot out of it and the only tech he used was filming me on his phone and showing bits that we were working on.
     
  11. Ryan-3

    Soldato

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    Location: Northumberland

    That's the sort of thing I'm looking for. I find my posture is great for long clubs, but poor with the short. Still haven't got round to looking again... :)
     
  12. MikeTimbers

    Soldato

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    Location: New Eltham, London

    I've had a few lessons over the years but the best way to learn is to play and to play with better players than you. Watch how they get round the course, what shots they hit and how they get out of trouble.

    Get a repeatable swing from working on the range and then really practice your short game. If your repeatable swing is awful, lessons may be the only answer but I've seen plenty of terrible swings working perfectly happily on the course.

    We can't all swing like pros.
     
  13. Ryan-3

    Soldato

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    Location: Northumberland

    Yeah, I was at the range later on yesterday and I've got much much more consistent now. Likely be playing a full round in a week or two so will see.

    Thanks all :)
     
  14. -westy-

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 7, 2002

    Posts: 12,164

    Location: UK

    So, now that we're (hopefully) out of the depths of winter, who would fancy getting a group together to play a round or two?
     
  15. Maccy

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    Christ you're just round the corner from me, we should head up to Little Hay or Shendish.
     
  16. -westy-

    Capodecina

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    There's quite a few reasonable courses around here, have you played Hazelmere before? Lots of variation.
     
  17. Maccy

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    Can't say I have, but yeh there is a lot around Herts. I only mentioned those 2 as they're literally on my doorstep, Little Hay has a good driving range too.