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mailman

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About mailman

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  1. When I watched some of Dans earlier videos for the first time the thing that stood out like dogs bollocks was the lack of athleticism (and natural talent). Even back then it was clear that he was going to be fighting an uphill battle. Then there was the offers of help that he failed to take up (but I guess thats understandable given he had a clear vision in his mind how he wanted to approach this). But yeah, its evident this was only going to end one way. You just can't do this kind of thing without some underlying natural ability and talent. I mean, have a look at something like X Factor when they play the back story of contestants. More times than not the ones that excel are the ones with backstories where they excel at pretty much everything they do. Its almost as if people who are naturally talented have an inner voice that tells them to not waste time on things where they have little hope of success while those who are, for the want of better words, tragic don't have that little voice in their heads! :)
  2. I don't see what the problem is? I know plenty of high hcpers that can hit it 300 yards but if course the real issue isn't distance but whether they can find the ball or how much they've missed the fairway by ??
  3. Golf Trip Handicapping

    Just play 90% of the handicap for the 4bbb matches and full handicap for the singles. No need to make it more complicated than it needs to be. I think sometimes us golfers like to over think some thing's far too much eh? ??
  4. I played golf in NZ when visiting family a few months ago and used a set from the golf club from the dark ages (no idea when from BUT they looked old and were a brand Id never heard of...and did I say they looked old?). Anyway, my misses were just as big with my Titliest bats, my drives were just as long as my Titliest driver and my chipping was just as bad as with my vokeys! Of course that was a completely unscientific way of looking at this from a data pool of one round but hey, from the 4 hours of loving I had with this old set of bats I really couldn't tell just how much different they were from my more modern set of bats. So take this with about as much seriousness as you pay for advice on the intraweb :) Regards Mailman
  5. Ah...then that makes sense. Although for $500 that to me seems like a really expensive way of trying to work out your gapping when maybe a $50 session on a launch monitor would be a more cost effective way of doing this? Having said that, because its a toy, its related to golf, and I have absolutely no need for it then it goes straight to the top of my list of "Must Buys"!! :) Regards Mailman
  6. Seems accurate with irons and a bit hit and miss with the driver. I guess the real question is once you have the numbers from a swing what do you do with them? How do you fix what you are seeing? Regards Mailman
  7. I think the simple truthful answer is NO. Ive been stuck on 18 for what feels like an eternity and worst still, this year Ive been struggling with a power hook! Coupled with being busy at work and having no time for practice and lessons its really been killing my enjoyment of the game (where it got to the point I was going to chuck it in when it came to renewing my membership in June because i wasn't able to get out and play golf as much as I wanted to!). However I put my man pants on, invested in a few lessons and set aside time for practice to try and sort these things out and the enjoyment is back. Shot at 84 two weeks ago that included three triples and 4 doubles but also had 2 birdies and 4 other realistic birdie chances! That round was enjoyable BECAUSE I had been working on eliminating the hook and instead of losing eight balls off the tee box I only lost 2 :)
  8. Ive a GPS and a laser range finder and love them both. I use the GPS for fixes on trouble that I can't see and as a confirmation if a lasered distance is looking dodgy. Each has its strength and weakness and really at the end of the day it just comes down to what works for you. I have an old Garmin Approach G3 that is actually pretty good but thank god AA batteries cost a pound for 8 at Poundland otherwise this thing would chew through them like a fat chick at a smarties factory! Regards Mailman
  9. Best Shot of the Week

    Not so much best shot of the day but best recovery of the day. First drive was a big wide ugly push right so wide that it went OB in to the driving range next to the first fairway! Third shot was a nice little 260 yard drive down the guts. Fourth shot was an 8 iron bang on the money (160 yard carry) coming to rest about 6 feet from the pin. One put for a bogey and a half as it was match play. Take 5 on this whole any day of the week :) Regards Mailman
  10. What Are Your 2016 Golf Goals? Official Thread

    Bloody hell...how have I let this one get away from me! Clearly need to work on objectives for 2017 but am pleased to see that Ive managed to take achieve one of the "when hell freezes over" goals :) Objectives for when Hell freezes over 1. handicap under 10 2. Score under 80 - ACHIEVED 30/10/16 with 5 over par 76! 2. Round at even par 3. Hole in one 4. Win my first competition - ACHIEVED 5 times now with the latest win on 30/10/16 Objectives for 2014 1. Handicap under 20 - ACHIEVED 22/7//15 2. Score under 90 in a competition - achieved 13/9/14 (89!) 3. 5 FIRs and GIRs - achieved 29/6/14 (6FIR, 5GIR) 4. Under 30 putts - achieved 13/9/14 (28 putts, 8x1 putt, 11x2 putt) 5. Round with no three putts - achieved 13/9/14 5. First Eagle - achieved 6/6/15 6. Develop and reliable and consistent swing. Ongoing! Objectivesfor 2013: 1. First official handicap - achieved and now at the lofty heights of 24.9 2. Round with two 3 putts - achieved 12/5/13 3. Four FIRs and GIRs, achieved 12/3/13 4. No lost balls in a round - achieved 19/5/13 5. Six 1 putts - achieved 12/10/13 at my clubs annual Masters competition (I came 11th). 6. Score under 100 - achieved 17/8/13 7. Enter first competition - achieved 6/4/13 (with a massive medal score of 116!) 8. Under 40 putts per round - achieved 30/3/13 9. Round with no quadruple bogies - achieved 27/10/13 10. First handicap drop - achieved 18/8/13 11. First chip in - achieved 20/5/13 Regards Mailman
  11. Broseph! What a transformation! Just saw a picture of you in post #64! You are a physically different person now eh! Well done on the positive change. Regards Mailman
  12. What'd You Shoot Today?

    40 out - 5 par, 4 bogeys, 1x1 putt, 8x2 putt 36 back - 2 birdies, 4 par, 3 bogeys, 3x1 putt, 6x2 putt 76 (5 over par) - First time Ive had 2 birdies in a round. - First time Ive ever broken 80 in a competition round at my golf club (actually, first time Ive broken 80 full stop). - First time Ive broken 40 for a front or back 9 in a competition. Just one of those days where everything went my way :) Regards Mailman
  13. Personal Best Ball

    Toting up all my best scores gives me a gross 59 (par 71 course) on Howdidido. That doesn't have all my rounds in it so probably closer to mid 50's now? Wish I could do this in one round instead of spread out over 2 years! Mind you, if I could do that in a single round I most likely wouldn't be posting here :) Regards Mailman