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  1. wasilvers added a post in a topic farthest drives   

    Same here - a good drive is 250 for me. Had a 15mph tailwind, hit a hillside and measured at 292. Duffed the chip on and managed to 3 putt to bogey on the hole.
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  2. wasilvers added a post in a topic How do scores on short courses compare?   

    the course is moor downs in waukesha wi- link here... https://ncrdb.usga.org/NCRDB/courseTeeInfo.aspx?CourseID=45577

    I can't go any farther back than they let me-so i joke about playing from the tips. :)
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  3. wasilvers added a post in a topic How do scores on short courses compare?   

    84 is an awesome score of that's the course I'm seeing on the usga website. Slope rating of 145! Congrats!
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  4. wasilvers added a post in a topic How do scores on short courses compare?   

    Usga says slope is 117. I gave the wrong number. If I take bogey golf numbers, I might break 100. Would need some pars or birdies in the bunch and no 3 putts.
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  5. wasilvers added a post in a topic How do scores on short courses compare?   

    The holes are 320-340, shortest par 4 is one 277 with water and trees everywhere. And 1 460ish all uphill. I do play the 9 twice to hit 18. Today I walked the 18 carrying the bag the whole way. Golfing wasn't the best day I've had, that bag got heavy! The longest holes on other courses i play are 550ish, I still go bogey on those too. Drives are 250, but today i used my hybrids to drive after the 4th duff that I had to rescue. They only go 210-220 but they always go straight, and I wanted to score rather than just hit far. Thanks for the info!
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  6. wasilvers added a topic in Golf Talk   

    How do scores on short courses compare?
    There is a shorter municipal course I play. The stats are 9 holes for 2710 yards, slope of 106, par of 34, it has all par 4 holes except 2. The par 3s are 170 and 135. I wanted to break 100 this year. I have scored 85 and 89 on this course, which feels great to me. Would this compare to breaking 100 on a normal course? Maybe you guys who play a lot can tell me how your scores compare for shorter courses?
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  7. wasilvers added a post in a topic What's the worst, most embarrassing shot you've ever seen?   

    For me, we had 8 guys gathered at the first tee for an informal scramble, most I knew but half I had never played with.  I was first off and just knicked the ball with the toe, off it went at about 80 degrees at 30 yards.  They all said "Take another - first swing" and all.. So I put another ball out.  You know what happened - this time it went much higher, still 80 degrees and 35 yards out...  One guy speaks up and says "At least some of us have seen you play before..." and told the others that I wasn't 'that bad'.  Arrrggg...  I Made up for it by putting us on the green with my groups second shot, but that opening was in my head all round.
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  8. wasilvers added a topic in Golf Talk   

    Today I learned to never leave a club in the car...
    Like every other newbie golfer - I have a type of club that gives me trouble - Generally it's the driver.  But some days, the driver works awesome and the irons stink.  Usually irons are great though.  I seem to be progressively worse from Irons, Hybrids, Woods, Fatheaded Driver.  When walking alone, sometimes I just leave the driver or woods completely out of the bag.

    This weeks visit to the range told me the driver should be trashed, my woods are shaky, but the rest was ok.  So today I played 9 with my group this morning - no woods in the bag, took the driver along in the bag just for looks, and drove with my 3H.

    I learned that each day is different - and never leave a club behind - ever.

    We played scramble. My drives with the 3H weren't long at 210-220 - but I single-handedly parred the first 2 holes and bogeyed the 550 yarder (one poor shot with my 7i)   So I was +1 in 3 holes and I never touched the driver.  Then the kid in our group blasted a drive about 270+.  Since it's all about the looks and I would look poorly doing a 220 yard drive, so felt I had to grab the driver.  I blasted one 260 and a bit right, but well playable - and I thought "Why do I hate this club again?"

    That's when I began to really wish I had my 3 wood.  I can send that 240-250 when I get ahold of it, and today was not quite driver day, but I'm pretty sure I could have hit the heck out of the smaller wood.  So - never again will I leave a long club behind.
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  9. wasilvers added a post in a topic Your 150 yd Club   

    I played with a kid who used a PW and overshot a green at 160. He could murder the ball, but everything under 100 was a mystery to him. I have 4clubs (excluding putter) to use from 100 in, that is where you make most of your score line... For me anyway.
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  10. wasilvers added a post in a topic Your 150 yd Club   

    I can hit 150 with a full 9iron, but usually try to use my 8 for 150. Clubbing down helps the accuracy a lot. My drives can reach 260, but consistently only for 220-230
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  11. wasilvers added a post in a topic Absolutely lost all confidence with driver and woods   

    Don't grip it so hard, aim for a 180 yard shot, slow down your pace. And maybe shorten your driver. All this helped me. The biggest help was measuring my grips and realizing I have big hands - XL glove- an oversize grip allowed me to relax my grip and just swing. Still working out "straight", but most drives are well playable now.
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  12. wasilvers added a post in a topic less is turning out to be more   

    I've picked up a few from goodwill. Found 9 sleeves of pro v1 balls for $9 brand new. Picked up a sand wedge that I love. Lost my 8 iron so had to get one of those. Yesterday I found a 10 that appears to be between my pw and sw. It was a ladies club, so I bought another club there for the shaft. Reshafted and it is in the bag. Spent a whole $10 on 3 clubs :)
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  13. wasilvers added a topic in Welcome, Everyone   

    Learning in Waukesha, WI
    Had a coworker buy me some clubs about a decade ago. Played or ranged it about 2-3 times a year till this year. When I decided to learn something about this game. Practiced a lot the last 2 months. My best game so far is a 40 on a par 34 9 holes and 85 for the same course on a par 68. Looking to play a bigger course and break 100, that's the goal for 2015. If I leave my driver in the bag, that wouldn't be a problem, but i feel i have to hit the "big stick". Btw, my best drive ever on a course was just over 290, second best was 265. Normally I just go 220. Looking forward to learning more about the game from this forum.
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