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  1. OK so I just better work on my swing and hope to never hit a 14 in competition as that would be game over haha. Unless it's a stableford points competition
  2. So I would take an 8 on the scorecard as my handicap is between 20-29? Shouldnt you play from where the last ball was hit? Officially. I mean I do the same but I have my first competition Sunday and I'm trying to recap all rules If that happens in a competition then it would needed to be written down. Just curious what situation that would bring
  3. So, I played decently today, under my handicap until it came to the 15th hole. For some reason I couldnt hit the ball to save my life. First ball was a massive slice deep into the woods. Played my provisional ball which was a pull slice into grass as deep as hell I would never end up finding. Third ball went slicing and joined the first ball in the woods. At this point I am getting frustrated to the point I was considering giving up golf. Thought maybe a fourth ball would do it, nope...ended up pulling it and it sailed waaaaay out of bounds. I had no idea what to do at this point, risk losing any faith I had left in my golfing abilities or try to attempt to get the next one on the fairway. As if the heavens answed, my fifth ball managed to land in the rough next to the fairway...about 100m out...on a par 5 hole...I didn't care, it was like chirstmas to me! Finally a ball in play. Luckily no one was around so I could save the embarassment and carry on as normal. After 5 more hits I made it to the hole. But, what is my score? I played with my 4th provisional ball, and then hit that ball 6 times (including tee shot). My total strokes is 14??? Or can I ignore the first three provisional balls?
  4. -14 Rory McIlroy -13 Tiger Woods -15 Brandt Snedecker
  5. Golfz

    KLM Open

    Well Peter Hanson won and Im glad that i chose to follow him for a few holes on Friday. Great golfer!
  6. Yes as youre saying, the lower compression golf balls are recommended for slow swings as you get more backspin. Also what i have found is the COR is higher which means the more efficient the impact is. Think of pulling back on a rubber band and letting go, it would fly farther than if you would pull back on a piece of string and let go. This is as more potential elastic energy is stored when objects are in the compressed state, hence upon releasing the rubber band, more energy can be succesfully transferred into the kinetic energy of the rubber band. Same thing applies to golf balls, where a high compression golf ball would be the rubber band, and the low compression golf ball (harder ball) would be the string. Hope that makes more sense.
  7. For the collection of the data, someone else hit the golf balls. I tried to find a PGA player to hit the golf balls, however he was not able to come to the shop where they had the simulator. Even though, a swing speed of 130-140 is the average speed of a golf ball (including irons), for any shot. At a high swing speed however I did find research which supported my thesis where the higher swing speeds may not be entirely better suited to low compressible golf balls. The advantage gained in distance is inversely proportional to you re swing speed. In simpler terms, someone with a higher swing speed has a lesser additional advantage to someone with a low swing speed. The research was an investigation to see what golf ball suits you re swing speed. Although not included in the tests, hexagonal dimples make the golf ball go that extra distance, as the surface area on the golf ball increases hence the ball can 'grab' the air more than a golf ball with circular dimples. As to the academic level, its the final year of high school, international baccalaureate if you re familiar with the system.
  8. Golfz

    KLM Open

    you have a point, just is interesting to see it live instead of on TV. For me watching a swing executed perfectly helps me identify what i might have to adjust in my swing like how far my backswin needs to be. But to my main point, who is an interesting golfer to watch?
  9. Glad you read it haha. Ok on many golf balls there is no number like 88 written on it, giving it a specific compression rating. You can find these statistics online, Ill post a link once I find it again. There is a limit to how much the ball can compress, but honestly it is no advantage to all players. For those with high swing speed, choosing a soft golf ball will compromise accuracy for distance. Pro V1 are softer than older balls, but have a compression rating in the 90's region which gives more accuracy and less distance than those golf balls with rating 70. This is what pro's prefer as distance isnt something they need. ProV1s also are not single core so respond better upon impact. A golf ball with a solid core and not multi wound are typically driving range balls, which makes those balls cheap to make but hard to hit well.
  10. Golfz

    KLM Open

    yea Im looking to watch players to see where I can improve, as for the coming week Im going to play daily. Would like to put to practice some of the things I see
  11. No I was solely focusing on the distances achieved depending on the dimples. I hoped to have 0 side spin during my tests as this translates into maximum distance. It is a scientific paper so it may be a bit boring to some, but like you said, thats how they should be written. And further to youre point, I did think it was fairly average language backt then hahaha, but its also meant to be an essay that all can understand . Maybe skip to the conclusion, its a bit straight foreward :D And thanks! I put 100 hours of work into the whole essay from start to finish, I'm was glad its over!! But thats the first of many essays to come, except those would be for university, and not on golf haha
  12. Not long ago I wrote an essay about the flight dynamics of the golf ball. Personally I found how the golf ball flies particularly interesting and how different factors influence this, and how varying factors can affect youre golf game. The research may only expand youre knowledge of the golf ball, and could help you to achieve a desired lower handicap. If youve got the concentration and time, I recommend reading it!
  13. Golfz

    KLM Open

    Finally managed to go to my first golf tournament. Tomorrow I'm going to the KLM Open. Martin Kaymer, Simon Dyson, and Joost Luiten are several I am anticipating to see, but who else do you recommend I follow?
  14. Interesting game. Different format compared to any golf game or card game that I have played on the iPad. One additional aspect I would add would be some element where the player actually hits a golf ball after each 'hole'. It would be considered a bonus level. Similar to the game Tiger Woods on the iPad except more of a 'bonus' format, as in hitting the ball closest to the flag for additional points. Those points could be used to buy upgrades in the game, but then this could also be altering the game too dramatically.
  15. Well my home course is open year round, I even can play in the snow. But its not always possible, so instead I just practice chipping in garden, and just practice full swings. Additionally I hit the gym to get ready when the weather is better. It helps alot.
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