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  1. Sorry, but I would rank them pretty poorly compared with others I've seen on this site. The actual photography is pretty good, but half of those pictures you can't even tell are taken on golf courses. The other half show a course that looks poorly maintained/closed. You should pay to walk a nice course in your area and take more pictures of the hole features instead of just the flora, or a combination of the two.
  2. Thanks. And can I use a wristy movement at impact to slide the club under the ball, or should I keep hands and wrists firm?
  3. Great, thanks. So basically the only thing I have been doing wrong is moving the ball too far forward in my stance. Are you sure that's all?
  4. what do you mean by 'hang back' and 'pressing down the line'?
  5. Since Bubba won the Masters I've heard people mention on TV and on the course about how he never had a lesson in his life. What does this mean exactly? He started playing golf at an early age, and just practiced and practiced and practiced and 'figured it out' ? Discovered something that worked for him? Or did he study the body of knowledge that you would acquire from getting lessons, and just cut out the middle man? Does Bubba have a deep understanding of swing mechanics like the rest of the pros? Does he video his swing and draw lines representing shoulder tilt, hip angles, weight dis
  6. How far back? Middle of stance? Just inside left heel, right heel?
  7. I was living in the states for the last few months before I came back to Ireland. When I was there I saw a demonstration by Gary Player on how to get spin with wedges. He described the process of accelerating through impact as like 'Striking a match'. I found this to be a brilliant explanation and I've brought it to the course ever since. Another video I saw mentioned how you should open the club face, put the ball forward in your stance (until it's a bit inside your left foot) and transfer the weight to your left foot. So the next day I went down to the country club to the fairway on a
  8. It's something that really intrigues me, as does golf architecture in general. But it seems to be an arcane discipline. Can anyone enlighten me as to the steps one would have to take to become firstly a slope rater, and secondly a golf architect? I imagine for the latter there is probably no set course.
  9. Thanks a million, much appreciated.
  10. Agreed. But that makes us sexists and discriminatory, right?
  11. Thanks. Is this taken into account when deciding tee box positions and hole lengths on the European tour?
  12. I don't see what the problem is here. It sounds like 'Let's keep it golf, ok'? is another way of saying that you don't like playing golf with strangers. Small talk and finding common ground with pairings is part of life, and in particular part of golf - getting to know people, making new acquaintances etc. If you're going to get wound up by people being cordial, maybe you should just play alone.
  13. I was playing golf in MA for the last couple of months, especially when the weather was hot. There were some days where it was 85 which I would consider hot. I'm back in Ireland now and the average temperature since I've been home has been about 48. How much does the cold air effect the distance?
  14. From my experience, most women are slow, terrible, and have poor etiquette. There are exceptions of course.
  15. Thanks guys, great advice. When you go for a fitting in a store, what kind of things to they take into account when fitting you for shafts? Swing speed? What about flex?
  16. How do you think the corporate aspect affects it? I'm not sure what you mean by that. Overpriced, maybe. @Beisenhaur - Are you saying that many of the resort courses are more 'spectacular' than well-designed? What about places like Pebble Beach?
  17. I've been reading this forum now for a while - reading much more than I've been posting I'm afraid, but I've noticed that 'resort courses' seem to be looked down upon by some of the golfing community. Can someone explain to me why this might be? And, moreso, is it justified?
  18. A bit about me and my game: I've been playing and studying golf for about two years. Of those two years, I've been at sea for sixteen months, and therefore have only been playing for about eight months, but spaced over two years. I've never been joined a club, so I've never had a chance to get an official handicap, but right now I would estimate it to be around 18-20. The best score I've posted was 15 over par. I couldn't afford lessons until just recently and have had two and they've helped immensely. Before I got the lessons, I could get pretty good distances on my drives and irons, b
  19. I'm really excited to have found this forum. I've been playing golf about two years, although for sixteen months of those two years, I've been at sea. I love golf more than most things in life. I am passionate about almost every aspect, from course design, to swing mechanics, equipment, rules, and the philosophy of the sport and life lessons to be learnt. I'm twenty three years old and loving life!
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