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Everything posted by mellison24

  1. I woke up in a bunker once. Apparently I’d hit the shot from the the bunker but it hit the lip and rebounded, hit me flush on the forehead. I say ‘apparently’ because I don’t remember it; only the waking up bit.
  2. 15 seconds is a bit of an exaggeration imo unless you’re hitting 40-footers or something. I reckon it takes me less time to simply work out which foot is higher in two spots than to stare at the hole from several angles. There’s a lot to be said for ‘letting your brain do the work’ with a quick glance, but why take a chance? A few extra seconds (although I don’t think it takes longer) is hardly holding anyone up.
  3. Ahhh, I stopped after calculating the probability of one shot failing 😂 Tbf, a 1 in 2 chance is great! I’ll have a go. Middle class prison will be fine.
  4. Definitely not don’t it right then 😂 Would you mind calculating odds to account for 7500 shots from the average golfer? I obviously couldn’t 😂
  5. Using the same formula earlier in the thread but based on the full 7500 shots rather than just 4000. I’m not quite sure I did the ^ but right on an iPhone calculator though.
  6. To my mind, you only ‘Break 80’ once; the first time. After that you score below 80. I think that will mean more to me (biased because I’m chasing it, perhaps?) than a single digit handicap.
  7. If I’ve done it right, the odds (with 7500 shots) amount to 99.987%. I’ll try it!
  8. Could use the ‘How did you score today?’ thread as your ‘diary’ 🙂 I enjoy reading how people play. I’m going to start posting in there more regularly this year.
  9. Bloody typical ain’t it?
  10. If ever my friends can’t make it for a round on an 18 holer, I just play my local 9 hole course for £10, then visit the range if I’ve noticed anything needing tweaking.
  11. I find that on the course, although I hit wayward shots, they are generally far fewer, or less drastic, than on the range. I usually hit it roughly where I want it to go or somewhere I can hit another shot. I expect it’s an unconscious effect of changing club nearly every stroke and not getting the chance to do-over a shot, whereas on the range you end up changing swing subtly with every shot depending on your previous hit. Hence it’s so important to focus on very particular aspects on the range, rather than simply hitting ball after ball. But do I follow my own advice? Do I bollocks 😂
  12. Sorry to be cheesy but the first round I played with my dad was awesome. I’d taken lessons privately, and he kept telling me how proud he was. I hit over 100, but it was the first of loads of great golfing days together. In terms of the GOLF, played in a local pub’s ‘open’ and scored 81, played out my skin, scrambling pars with ups and downs, was awesome!
  13. Definitely scoring lower. Imagine striking it awesome and ending up with 100... how badly must you have to putt?
  14. Hadn’t considered it for chipping, although today I didn’t have that many opportunities. Now that I’ve seen it work IRL, I plan to just aim for the middle of the green and hopefully that will improve my mid-irons by relaxing. That was my weak point today, actually getting to the green, but Darwen GC is a hilly course, and a storm came over from hole 14-18 😂 #OnceAHacker...
  15. Played a round this morning, shite weather, wet and windy, hackers golf. 25 over. Only 30 putts though 😁
  16. As an aside, my AimPoint pro recommended I ‘get hold of a book called Lowest Score Wins’, and he was genuinely thrilled when I said I had a copy on the way 😂
  17. Finished my AimPoint lesson 10 mins ago. Sold! Have never putted like that in my life (also nicely explained why 4+% reads on holes cause so much chaos, and are so rare). I could’ve spent £129 on a new club, but I think I’ve just spent it on a miracle. The difference between the eye and the feet is chalk and cheese (and I bloody love cheese)!
  18. This wonderful sport gave me a lot more time with my dad. It kept him walking and getting out and about, rather than wasting away after retirement and a terminal prostate cancer diagnosis. Had to hang up his clubs last year as he simply couldn’t manage anything more strenuous than putting, but now he walks the course with me and buddies on a round. And if it’s an empty course, we drop balls for him and have mini putting comps (play for pints on the 19th).
  19. Luck is definitely involved. If it weren’t, the tour pros would more regularly get holes in one than they do (and it’s already a helluva lot compared to Joe Hacker). However, it’s a factor that accounts for less than 1% of a shot. The rest is skill level. As you become less skilled, the more you rely on luck.
  20. Golf is the greatest game in the world, and so accessible as a lifetime hobby and exercise. Why ruin it by making it a job?
  21. Good idea, I might just do that. My pro (not AimPoint) was fixing an issue where I was pushing putts by going straight on my followthrough instead of arcing properly. Anything within 5ft flat, I’m happy with. I was amazed by the physics ‘revelation’ that the hole is bigger if you stop the ball up to a half-ball round the cup, simply because gravity does it’s job. I’m hoping the physics of green-reading will be similarly revelatory and simple 🙂
  22. Tend to leave mine on, but off (on my head) when putting. Whether it makes a difference or not, I’ve no idea.
  23. Thanks for the quick response 🙂 has the chart version (MidPoint?) fallen out of fashion now (just realised I’m talking about posts 5-7years old)? The physics and maths and data sounded cool. But I’m looking forward to seeing what I take from AE. Piqued my interest when I was ‘recommended’ a YouTube vid by MeAndMyGolf having a session with (not that one) Jamie Donaldson 🙂 With this and LSW to come, I’m really looking forward to trying some new ideas after stagnating a little and falling in and out of the game.
  24. I’ve booked on to a 1-1 AimPoint Express session (2hrs) for £129. I’m going ahead with it either way out of intrigue if nothing else BUT what can I expect? Is it the sort of thing that will only really help on longer (20’+) putts as suggested earlier in this thread? Will it be useful regardless of putt distance? Are there charts or not (alluded to earlier)? Or shall I just find out? 😛
  25. Another good one: Teed up, nice smooth swing, hit my tee ten yards and my ball straight up with backspin. Rolled a few feet backwards...
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