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Noble Locks
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66963 posts since 10/7/03

31 Mar 2009 13:18
that scouse streaker pic is so good, thats up there with all time classic works of art imho…the running caught in perfect show and the wording is just the best. Cool
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

3 Apr 2009 14:11
I've been goign to the driving range with my mate the last couple of months. Been working on my swing, as i have a mate whose dad is a pga pro of our local course helping out a bit. Using my dads old clubs, some proper old wilson ones (rust and all Laughing out loud), and i'm getting better.

Something i'd quite like the get into, and as i've started seeing a fair amount of my shots veering to the right recently i should probably get lessons. Whats the going rate usually?
looseone
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367 posts since 8/1/09

3 Apr 2009 14:24
eent wrote: I've been goign to the driving range with my mate the last couple of months. Been working on my swing, as i have a mate whose dad is a pga pro of our local course helping out a bit. Using my dads old clubs, some proper old wilson ones (rust and all Laughing out loud), and i'm getting better.

Something i'd quite like the get into, and as i've started seeing a fair amount of my shots veering to the right recently i should probably get lessons. Whats the going rate usually?

theyre very expensive for 1 on 1 and in a group youd be with a ton of nippers that would be putting you to shame.

might sound silly but get hold of a dvd/video/download etc…..it improved my game shit loads.

tells u exactly how your meant to do things an why - all golf takes is the technical knowhow and a lot of practice
eent
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9015 posts since 25/2/05

3 Apr 2009 22:38
Cheers, will look into it.

Come to think of it though, one of my mates is actually turning pro soon, and he's been pestering me to go down to his course. Probably should get him to show me if he's got the time
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

4 Apr 2009 02:09
to be honest i found dvds videos useless, it slal good seeing it but putting it into practice is a totally different matter

lessons in a group(and who cares if its nippers showing you up) no matter what, if you have lessons your game will improve.

i had 5 lessons in a group, it stopped my draw to the right and sorted my game out a treat, going rate is around £25 a lesson
RhysBev
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58 posts since 16/6/08

6 Apr 2009 15:12
Ive been playing for about six years and down to 3. Bought some TaylorMade burners off my mate when I was off about 26 and came down to 9 in one year. Since then all I have used is TaylorMade's so would highly recommend them, and you can get some great deals on them.
kid unknown
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5317 posts since 8/12/01

14 Apr 2009 09:49
Ban all the cunts shouting "geddinthehole" at the Masters Evil
DuffMan
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14255 posts since 21/2/07

14 Apr 2009 12:02
It's one guy doing it everytime. I did quite like it in the playoff when he changed it to 'get it on the green'.
SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

16 Apr 2009 00:30
I am a 25 handicap and shot an 88(+19) at my course sat, and shoot exactly the same today Smiling
Never broke 90 before and done it twice, watch me shoot a 100 this sat in the competition now.


kid unknown
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5317 posts since 8/12/01

16 Apr 2009 07:10
SOS wrote: I am a 25 handicap and shot an 88(+19) at my course sat, and shoot exactly the same today Smiling
Never broke 90 before and done it twice, watch me shoot a 100 this sat in the competition now.


well done.

any idea how many putts you took? ive started marking this on my card and my best is 33. i did an 86 recently which was split 43 shots 43 putts.

my brother in law reckons anything under 40 putts is acceptable for mid-high handicappers.


SOS
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6483 posts since 12/10/04

16 Apr 2009 10:19
NO but I also want to start logging puts, I did 3 putt a few holes, but made a few wonder puts from 20 odd foot to balance out the misses. I guess 40 is ok, acceptable. as thats like 2.2 a hole, alowing for a few 3 putts which is going to happen to high handicapers. I would like to come in in the high 20s mind, or just anything averaging under 2 putts a round like your 33.
Smiling
stoney
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17362 posts since 22/1/05

16 Apr 2009 10:25
putting was always my week point, i prob averaged 38+ puts which off 10 is unacceptable Evil chipping was my other week point, tee to green i could pay as well as any low single figure players. If i had more time to dedicate to practicing short game i think that would have helped, but its so time consuming.
kid unknown
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5317 posts since 8/12/01

16 Apr 2009 10:31
i've done the 9 hole putting green at my local in 15 putts.

at the moment i am really struggling with wedge shots of 20-60 yards. so much so that i hit 7 iron chip and runs if faced with this type of shot Oops

best part of game is prob driver at moment.
kid unknown
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5317 posts since 8/12/01

16 Apr 2009 10:46
i normally take more putts if i am playing better because if i get on the green from 170+ yards away i am normally going to have much longer putt than if i have missed the green and just pitched on.

i don't count putts from off the green either.
RhysBev
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58 posts since 16/6/08

16 Apr 2009 20:52
Surely the short game is easier to practice in the garden (chipping into an umbrella) and putting in-house??
RhysBev
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58 posts since 16/6/08

16 Apr 2009 20:55
kid unknown wrote: i've done the 9 hole putting green at my local in 15 putts.

at the moment i am really struggling with wedge shots of 20-60 yards. so much so that i hit 7 iron chip and runs if faced with this type of shot Oops

best part of game is prob driver at moment.

Try not to break your wrists at all, just keep your swing like a clock pendulum motion and this should reduce errors, thats what I do anyway.
stoney
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17362 posts since 22/1/05

16 Apr 2009 20:58
i think to an extent its something your naturally good at or not (you can obviously improve if your not great by practice)
kid unknown
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5317 posts since 8/12/01

16 Apr 2009 22:41
was playing so shit this afternoon i gave up scoring tho still birdied 2 holes (stroke index 1 and 4 as well) - so frustrating after hitting loads of good shots at the driving range Evil
kid unknown
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5317 posts since 8/12/01

16 Apr 2009 22:43
RhysBev wrote:
kid unknown wrote: i've done the 9 hole putting green at my local in 15 putts.

at the moment i am really struggling with wedge shots of 20-60 yards. so much so that i hit 7 iron chip and runs if faced with this type of shot Oops

best part of game is prob driver at moment.

Try not to break your wrists at all, just keep your swing like a clock pendulum motion and this should reduce errors, thats what I do anyway.

i do that for greenside chips but break the wrists for greenside pitching without problems. if i try to do this from further out i either make a mess of it or think i will make a mess hence the 7 iron
Strum
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1075 posts since 16/11/05

16 Apr 2009 22:51
i played at my local on tuesday, first time ive swuung a club for 8 months and shot 92, which im pretty pleased with
very incosistant though, creamed some drives and long irons but my chip and putts were awful, i was thinning every lob, sand and pitch.
but hwat really got my riled was i had an 8ft putt for birdie on a par 5, 4 putted for a double bogey. shocking

to cap it all i snapped my sand wedge, went for a shot and it snapped just inside the grip