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post #55 of 66
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Originally Posted by LuciusWooding View Post
 

Here's an interesting question: Would that mean someone with all 5 couldn't not enjoy golf?


Probably not. That would be boring and you don't even get to see all parts of the golf course.

 

A playing partner and I were on our way home from a course one time and I mentioned how hard some of the shots out of the rough were at that course. After I said it I realized that he had almost no first hand experience of hitting a ball out of it.

post #56 of 66
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

What is this "enjoying golf" that you speak of?
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I think they may be referring to the 19th hole

 

 

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Here's an interesting question: Would that mean someone with all 5 couldn't not enjoy golf?

 

Doesn't look like he's having a good time ;-)

 

post #57 of 66
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Originally Posted by LuciusWooding View Post
 

Here's an interesting question: Would that mean someone with all 5 couldn't not enjoy golf?

 

 

I think a +1 handicapper would most likely enjoy the game. Otherwise, would he be spending 5 to 10 hours a day doing something not enjoyable?

 

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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

What is this "enjoying golf" that you speak of?
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I think it's a SoCal thing.

 

Sorry, I didn't mean to rib you "winter depression" folks. We also have weather conditions that disallow us to play, gets too hot sometimes!

 

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Originally Posted by LuciusWooding View Post
 

Here's an interesting question: Would that mean someone with all 5 couldn't not enjoy golf?


Probably not. That would be boring and you don't even get to see all parts of the golf course.

 

A playing partner and I were on our way home from a course one time and I mentioned how hard some of the shots out of the rough were at that course. After I said it I realized that he had almost no first hand experience of hitting a ball out of it.

 

He would get to see them, just not play from them.:-D

post #58 of 66
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post
 

Doesn't look like he's having a good time ;-)

 

 

What a beautiful setting! :-D

post #59 of 66

Shit that is a 300+ dollar Fujikura golf shaft. NO!!!! 

post #60 of 66

I think that's his ADDI8 from graphite design. I think he's gone back to Diamana for the most part this year but this pic looks like last year.

post #61 of 66
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

 

I think a +1 handicapper would most likely enjoy the game. Otherwise, would he be spending 5 to 10 hours a day doing something not enjoyable?

 

Tongue in cheek ... 

 

If I were a +1 handicapper, I don't think I would enjoy golf that much and may even quit.  All par 4s will be like driver, wedge, two putts with occasional birdie and bogey thrown in.  All par 3s will be green or near green followed by two putts or chip and putt (again with occasional birdie or bogey thrown in).   Golf will be boring.  I had 10 on one hole today.   It was simply an adventure.  Can +1 handicapper say that?  :-P

 

End of toungue in cheek.

post #62 of 66
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post

 

I think a +1 handicapper would most likely enjoy the game. Otherwise, would he be spending 5 to 10 hours a day doing something not enjoyable?

 

Tongue in cheek ... 

 

If I were a +1 handicapper, I don't think I would enjoy golf that much and may even quit.  All par 4s will be like driver, wedge, two putts with occasional birdie and bogey thrown in.  All par 3s will be green or near green followed by two putts or chip and putt (again with occasional birdie or bogey thrown in).   Golf will be boring.  I had 10 on one hole today.   It was simply an adventure.  Can +1 handicapper say that?  :-P

 

End of tongue in cheek.

 

Okay, you got me there.

 

Still, I would love to be in that position on all my local courses.

post #63 of 66

In my opinion, in order to have fun you need to make decent strokes. It depends on you on how great you want these shots to be, but in order to improve you need to want something decent. For me, if I do more than 30 points, is enough, at least not to feel bad. The problem is that sometimes, you are not able to make a good contact, and it seems like you´ve forgotten everything you learnt. This is the worst part of playing golf in my humble opinion. If you learn to play guitar, you play it at a certain level most of the times (surely always). Golf doesn´t work this way… You have to understand this or you are going to have some really bad days.
Going back to the topic, I working now in the #1 and #2 keys, in order to reduce my 20 handicap. IMaybe when I achieve them both, I will enjoy the game, but now it only happen a few times. This is my truth....

post #64 of 66
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Originally Posted by Golfingdad View Post
 

Totally.  The "angry golfer" I'm most familiar with is exactly like this.  Every round is "the worst round I have played in a really long time!!!!!!!!' ... when, in reality, its is exactly the same as every round you've ever played because you are a horrible golfer who doesn't practice, has no keys, has no course management skills, and has expectations that you'll shoot a better round than you've ever shot.

 

Argh!!

 

Either accept that you suck and don't care to change that and enjoy the fresh air, or STFU and get your ass to the driving range and practice!!!!!!

WOW! what a hard words ! I must say that I feel identified with the angry golfer you mention...However I try so hard to don´t get angry anymore at the course, but sometimes it´s really dificult. I train, but maybe it´s not enough or I must change my method.... who knows :blink:

post #65 of 66

For me, it was enough keys to make solid contact with the ball on a consistent basis. I'm only hitting about 33% of my GIRs lately, but when I miss, it isn't because I topped or chunked it 40 yards.

post #66 of 66
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WOW! what a hard words ! I must say that I feel identified with the angry golfer you mention...However I try so hard to don´t get angry anymore at the course, but sometimes it´s really dificult. I train, but maybe it´s not enough or I must change my method.... who knows :blink:

 

Yeah, he was a little harsh, not sure where that came from because it's not @Golfingdad 's normal personality.

 

In general, just know your current limits, and practice. Don't act like you can play better than you do, and you'll probably improve.

 

 

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For me, it was enough keys to make solid contact with the ball on a consistent basis. I'm only hitting about 33% of my GIRs lately, but when I miss, it isn't because I topped or chunked it 40 yards.

 

This is really true. If you don't top or chunk a ball, it still feels good. :beer:

 

Even a well hit shank is better than topping 40 yards. :whistle:

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