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Hello and Welcome!

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

I wanted to start this group in case there are other Central Ohioans who might want to play the occasional round or just make some more friends in the area.  I live about an hour North of C'bus, and my favorite public course in my area is probably Apple Valley in Howard.

 

I hope others will join this group soon! a1_smile.gif

post #2 of 15
Thread Starter 

I see we have 5 members now.  Would anybody like to introduce themselves?

post #3 of 15

I'll bite. :)

 

Hi, my name's Travis. I live in Columbus and am about to start my third year of law school at OSU. I've screwed around with the game before but have only started to get serious this year, so I consider myself a beginner still.

 

I took a couple lessons this spring, but I'm still a devoted hack, shooting in the 110's to 120's. My goal for this year is to have one round under 105, and my goal next year is to consistently play around the 100 mark. Despite playing sports as a kid, I unfortunately do not have immense athletic talent, so not a heck of a lot comes naturally. 

 

I wouldn't mind meeting up with folks for a round some time, so long as you don't mind playing with a beginner. I'm not too bad at keeping pace as I'm generally willing to drop a ball versus spending too much time looking for one. 

post #4 of 15
Thread Starter 

Welcome, Travis.  I like your avatar! a2_wink.gif

 

I don't mind playing with a beginner, and it's good you're already aware of keeping pace.

post #5 of 15

Hi,

 

I live in Columbus and just started golf since couple of months ago. Nice to meet you guys!

post #6 of 15

Name is Dennon. I live in Reynoldsburg. I don't get to play very often because I never have anyone to play with. My wife is more than willing to let me play. At least I let her think she has some say so...lol. Have played many courses around town. Shoot 100 just about every time out. Just love the competition and the challenge of getting better. Have hit a wall unfortunately, due to lack of play. 3 times out in the past 2 years just isn't going to cut it. If anyone is interested in playing a round, I guess drop a line. New to this site. Just found it today.

post #7 of 15

I'm starting to get that itch.

 

You know what I mean. That wintertime itch.

 

That "I-haven't-swung-a-golf-club-since-October-and-even-then-it-was-at-Turnberry-which-is-a-total-dog-track-and-I-miss-the-joy-of-a-well-struck-8-iron-from-120-yards-out-and-my-swing-is-atrophying-with-each-passing-day" itch.

 

It broke my heart a little last week when I walked by my golf bag to grab a box of Christmas decorations. 

 

Is anyone getting in any good winter rounds? Are there any good courses in the area for winter play, either from the perspective of good-for-winter course conditions or dirt-cheap winter rates (preferably both)? 

 

Also, does anyone have an indoor driving range they especially recommend?

post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by TTH83 View Post

 

Also, does anyone have an indoor driving range they especially recommend?

 

I know what you mean about that itch.  This is the time of year where I have to focus on college football bowl games and Buckeye basketball.

 

Here are a couple recommendations:

http://www.fourseasonsgolfcenter.com/ (indoor golf dome)

http://www.ablesgolf.com/  (they have some heated stalls)

 

Dennon, sorry I didn't see your post until now.  Perhaps next year some of us can get together for a round.

post #9 of 15

Hi Guys,

 

New to this site, but been golfing for years (at least trying to).  The last couple of summers I actually started taking it more seriously and am trying to (still) work the bugs out of my swing. 

 

Live up in Delaware, work (4)-9's and a 4 so normally have Friday afternoons off.  Hopefully I can find the time this summer to play on Fridays as the wifey is getting edgy about not having her kitchen done after 4 years in the new (old) house.  Looks like I cannot avoid it this year so that will take a sizeable chunk of golf-time. 

 

Monday league sub at the office, Tuesday Glenross League for swing-time, but with a great group of guys that welcomed me in last year.

 

As far as where I play you ask?  Where won't I?  Last year hit the favorites and the not so fav's.  Apple Valley, Chapel Hill, Bent Tree, GCoDublin, Royal American, Longaberger (LOVE IT but it kills me) and have been to just about every public course in the central Ohio area.

post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 

Welcome to the forum.  You named some pretty nice courses there.  I'm in a league at Bent Tree, and I live pretty close to Apple Valley and Chapel Hill.

 

Spring is coming...
 

post #11 of 15

Hi guys,

 

I am from Fort Worth TX, now living in Cambridge OH. I have been playing since 2005 and have several hundred rounds of experience. I took the P.A.T. in October at Firestone C.C. for the first time and passed. I work with a solid group of guys that vary in skill but we always find a game to play. I am excited about the new golf season and all the courses Ohio has to offer.

post #12 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by UncleRobot View Post

Hi guys,

 

I am from Fort Worth TX, now living in Cambridge OH. I have been playing since 2005 and have several hundred rounds of experience. I took the P.A.T. in October at Firestone C.C. for the first time and passed. I work with a solid group of guys that vary in skill but we always find a game to play. I am excited about the new golf season and all the courses Ohio has to offer.

Welcome!  I'm sure the weather will take some getting used to, but there are some pretty good courses to enjoy.  May Spring come soon...

post #13 of 15
Bassplayer, thanks for the welcome.
Unclerobot, welcome.


Hopefully the weather turns soon. Last year i played through the winter, this year, once since October. Leagues start next month and I have swing work to do.
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by KuviesDad View Post

Leagues start next month and I have swing work to do.

 

I hear ya there.

post #15 of 15
Took a look at the weather report and am seeing 3 weather sites calling saturday to be 50, sunshine, and slight breeze. Anyone else thinking of heading out, or will you all be to busy watching ncaa?
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