GOLF - 2022

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fat80b

1,513 posts

198 months

Friday 13th May
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sxmwht said:
maybe I will chuck a few balls down each time I have a chip shot
This. I would also make use of the Trumpington Par 3 - I've played a couple of times a week here since about September and continue to do so even though I am a member at Girton. Short game practice is what it is for and it only takes an hour to get round. Drop a few extra balls on the way round to try things out and after a month you will be much much better.

Other options nearby-ish that help me - Melbourn has the 9 holer and the Par 3 there. I played the Melbourn 9 holes this morning in 40Mph gusts which was fun and it turns out I can score quite well in daft winds....

And if you want a round (either 9 or 18) some time at Girton, give me a shout. It's a shorter course and tighter in places, but I would say it's much easier than the long slog at Bar Hill which is a tough grind to start out with.

sxmwht

767 posts

36 months

Friday 13th May
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fat80b said:
This. I would also make use of the Trumpington Par 3 - I've played a couple of times a week here since about September and continue to do so even though I am a member at Girton. Short game practice is what it is for and it only takes an hour to get round. Drop a few extra balls on the way round to try things out and after a month you will be much much better.

Other options nearby-ish that help me - Melbourn has the 9 holer and the Par 3 there. I played the Melbourn 9 holes this morning in 40Mph gusts which was fun and it turns out I can score quite well in daft winds....

And if you want a round (either 9 or 18) some time at Girton, give me a shout. It's a shorter course and tighter in places, but I would say it's much easier than the long slog at Bar Hill which is a tough grind to start out with.
That's a good shout, it's a nice little course and perfect for what I'd be looking for.

I'm sure we'll definitely get a round in at some point, I'm still brushing away the cobwebs really so far

Tycho

10,777 posts

250 months

Friday 13th May
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I’ve just been down to the range with my “new” club. The driver and 3 wood have been on the naughty step for a few rounds so I thought I’d treat myself. I had one of these years ago and loved it until Ryan Air bent the hosel beyond repair and took no responsibility for it.



It only cost me £29 and £7 for a regrip!

Not bad going on the virtual golf


kiethton

13,005 posts

157 months

Friday 13th May
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That's some serious yardage from an iron - what loft was it?

Tycho

10,777 posts

250 months

Friday 13th May
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kiethton said:
That's some serious yardage from an iron - what loft was it?
It is a 1 iron and 16 degrees! Most of them were carrying around 220-225 and rolling out to 245-255 which I’m more than happy with. I think a 1 iron is something you can use really well or not at all and it seems to suit me. Definitely a club to use only off the tee.

Here’s a couple of my swings. I’ve slowed down my backswing and it seems to really help me get synced up when striking the ball.

https://share.icloud.com/photos/00bfmUPXK9g0X-EjQt...

The clubface looks a little closed when it gets level with my waist but I seem to be hitting it ok.

Edited by Tycho on Friday 13th May 20:17

fourstardan

1,983 posts

121 months

Friday 13th May
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Aren't they illegal those clubs?

Tycho

10,777 posts

250 months

Friday 13th May
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fourstardan said:
Aren't they illegal those clubs?
Not for non professionals until at least 2024.

https://ping.com/en-us/legal/groove-rule

Zing, Zing2, ISI, i3, i3+, G2, G5, G10, i5, i10, S59, S58, S57, Rapture, Rapture V2, Rhapsody, Moxie Jr. Set, Pal Jr. Set, PING Wedge, MB Wedge, iWedge, Tour Wedge and Tour W Wedge.

Each conforms until at least 2024 at nearly all non-professional events played under the R&A and/or the USGA Rules of Golf;
Each does not conform at professional tour events, or any other events that are played pursuant to the 2010 Condition of Competition; and
Beginning in 2014 each will not conform at any national amateur championships conducted by the USGA and/or the R&A

Teebs

2,513 posts

192 months

Saturday 14th May
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Utterly ridiculous game.

2 under gross on the back 9 and take a 8 on the last par 5, 500 yards downwind. FFS.
Usually I'm solid off the tee and awful at putting, yesterday, barely could hit a fairway but holed everything in sight to shoot 76 gross with 1 x triple and 2 x double bogeys.

Mate had a new Callaway utility wood and they look like a rocket, his was a X stiff shaft but keen to try one with a more compliant shaft.


andyA700

1,092 posts

14 months

Saturday 14th May
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Tycho said:
I’ve just been down to the range with my “new” club. The driver and 3 wood have been on the naughty step for a few rounds so I thought I’d treat myself. I had one of these years ago and loved it until Ryan Air bent the hosel beyond repair and took no responsibility for it.



It only cost me £29 and £7 for a regrip!

Not bad going on the virtual golf

Memories, blast from the past. You can get a set of these irons for around £100.
I think one of my mates from school in the seventies used the original Ping Irons, then went on to win on the Japanese tour in the following era.

Andy 308GTB

2,633 posts

198 months

Sunday 15th May
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Blackpuddin said:
Andy 308GTB said:
Blackpuddin said:
Andy 308GTB said:
Westy commits with Mickelson on joining the Saudi series.
My understanding is that Bubba Watson, Paul Casey & Ian Poulter are also possibilities.
Garcia too judging by his on-course outburst last week.
Yes of course, I heard about that. He can be very petulant.
Quite an unpleasant character by most accounts.
Surprised Mrs Doubtfire hasn't been jumping up and down trying to attract Norman's attention, he's egotistical enough to think that spectators will still gladly pay to be glared at by him.
Daily Mirror reporting that in addition to Westy & Poulter, the following 8 British players are looking to join the Saudi League:

Richard Bland [world No 53]
Laurie Canter [107]
Sam Horsfield [110]
Jordan Smith [118]
David Horsey [262]
Robert Rock [422]
Ross McGowan [436]
Oliver Fisher [922].


Tycho

10,777 posts

250 months

Sunday 15th May
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andyA700 said:
Tycho said:
I’ve just been down to the range with my “new” club. The driver and 3 wood have been on the naughty step for a few rounds so I thought I’d treat myself. I had one of these years ago and loved it until Ryan Air bent the hosel beyond repair and took no responsibility for it.



It only cost me £29 and £7 for a regrip!

Not bad going on the virtual golf

Memories, blast from the past. You can get a set of these irons for around £100.
I think one of my mates from school in the seventies used the original Ping Irons, then went on to win on the Japanese tour in the following era.
I played with the ISI-K irons for about 20 years and loved them. I think they were pretty much the first brand to custom fit as mine were black dot and 1 inch longer than standard.

HaplessBoyLard

1,492 posts

165 months

Sunday 15th May
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Rosscow said:
Just treated myself to some of these:

https://gb.ecco.com/en-GB/product/5642845384/ECCO-...

It has to be said, I love an Ecco shoe. These are like slippers!
Incredibly comfy, but just keep an eye on them. This is what happened to mine after 7 or 8 months.





I’m an Ecco devotee, and this is the first time I’ve had a problem with a pair of their shoes. The retailer gave me credit thankfully, so they’ve been replaced with a pair of these:



Teebs

2,513 posts

192 months

Monday 16th May
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Does anyone have a recommendation for electric trolleys?

The PowaKaddy CT6 seems to get good reviews and is around the right price (ish).
Hired a electric trolley last year and the difference v carrying at the end of the round was outstanding in terms of fatigue...

Thanks all.

kiethton

13,005 posts

157 months

Monday 16th May
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Teebs said:
Does anyone have a recommendation for electric trolleys?

The PowaKaddy CT6 seems to get good reviews and is around the right price (ish).
Hired a electric trolley last year and the difference v carrying at the end of the round was outstanding in terms of fatigue...

Thanks all.
Exactly the model I have (albeit GPS) and I have no issues with mine

Rosscow

Original Poster:

8,259 posts

140 months

Monday 16th May
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HaplessBoyLard said:
Incredibly comfy, but just keep an eye on them. This is what happened to mine after 7 or 8 months.





I’m an Ecco devotee, and this is the first time I’ve had a problem with a pair of their shoes. The retailer gave me credit thankfully, so they’ve been replaced with a pair of these:


Thanks for the heads-up, I'll keep an eye on them! This is my 4th pair and not had issues before so fingers crossed.

Rosscow

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8,259 posts

140 months

Monday 16th May
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Played a match last night, had to give 6 shots but won 3&2. Game getting better, putted well.

danneth

842 posts

164 months

Monday 16th May
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Rosscow said:
Just treated myself to some of these:

https://gb.ecco.com/en-GB/product/5642845384/ECCO-...

It has to be said, I love an Ecco shoe. These are like slippers!
Good choice, I've recently gone into ecco after trying everything else and don't think I'd come away from them now


Rosscow

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8,259 posts

140 months

Monday 16th May
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Nice! I wanted some Boa but my pro didn't have any. Can't complain though, got them for a good price (£135).

Flanders.

6,266 posts

185 months

Monday 16th May
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Managed to get 18 in before the rain arrived yesterday.

Sounds rubbish but managed to get round in 120 which I'm over the moon with as I really struggled to get back into golf after the various lockdowns etc.

Now to target 115!

One question is I occasionally struggle to get height with my driver, does anyone have any tips on becoming more consistent?

fat80b

1,513 posts

198 months

Monday 16th May
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Flanders. said:
Managed to get 18 in before the rain arrived yesterday.

Sounds rubbish but managed to get round in 120 which I'm over the moon with as I really struggled to get back into golf after the various lockdowns etc.

Now to target 115!

One question is I occasionally struggle to get height with my driver, does anyone have any tips on becoming more consistent?
Great job on getting out there - I’d say at 115 ish, don’t even bother with driver unless you are super confident with it.

I’ve just watched a golf sidekick vid on YT where he gets Big Dog (high handicapper) to break 100 hitting no more than a 7 iron.

I play with loads of people that could score better if they followed his mantra.

For me, if I’m swinging well, driver might come out a few times a round but on most occasions, my hybrid is my go to club and a much safer option. Better to be in play than not ime.