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uitar9 last won the day on November 16 2015

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  1. I had heard this before but didn't know where it came from-I'm going to improve my score quicker through reducing mistakes than by getting birdies. The other was an observation that I will always practice the things I am good at, rather than those things I should be practicing Good tidbits to remember
  2. I think the most important AHA was learning about where my clubs bottom out depending on the lie I have.
  3. Just started the green book "if you like golf.." Another great read so far.
  4. Both my wife and I took up golf 8 years ago. The first non Child activity we do together. We look forward to our golf time on the weekends and have started golf vacationing with family members. We've both met great people and it is definitely keeping us more active as we get older.
  5. The only noise that bothers me is the social conversation of the group ahead of me as they "wait for the green to clear" on a par 4, and they all hit about 200 yards.
  6. Haven't posted here before. Was on a 11 month streak of 100 push ups, 2 minutes of planks and sixty slow mo swings in doors up to Jan 4. Got a brutal cold and just back to the daily routine two nights ago.
  7. My wife and I walk with push carts. We have a rule...keep up to the folks in front of us..thats our job. We do not turn around...we don't care about pace of play of the people behind us. That's their job. They want to play through...ask...but don't hit into me thinking your gonna speed me up...It's gonna slow your game down some
  8. Had a chipping problem a while back, chunking those shots 10-15 feet from the green. Usually make 8 out of 10. I was chunking everything. Went to the range and realized I had the ball to far forward in my stance. Just forgot. I have to constantly remember those little things.
  9. I use a Calloway 7 wood and picked up a cobra f7 9 early last year. I can't hit a 5 iron or 3 wood worth shit. I'll give up the distance for a little more consistency.
  10. No worries-I play 50-70 times per year during our short northern season. I take it seriously. Skill level, frequency of play--nope, doesn't bother me...shit I'm only a 19 Engaged to me means: ...being on time for the first hole...not spending a round fishing for water balls...paying attention to others around them...being reasonably courteous...not treating the round like a night out at the bar...it goes on...thats the extreme of course Did they come out to play golf? I'm not a stickler for golf etiquette and realise golf newbies have no knowledge of that.. I realize it takes all types and the industry needs the dollars...and realize as a single on a muni I get stuck with what I get... Their just not engaged in the golf activity
  11. I play once a week with my wife, once a week with 9 hole mens after work and once a week on my own. Really enjoy my wife's company. We just play, enjoy the game and each others company.. I met one guy at mens that we get along well...we both walk...both show up weekly and are both engaged in the game. There are a couple guys at work who I get out with two or three times and we get along well. Otherwise I play alone, get matched up with strangers and play my own game. For me, I can't stand folks who aren't interested in the game...are more interested in politics or whatever opinions they want to spout off during a round. Over hundreds of muni rounds I've only met a couple of folks that I've been matched up with that are really engaged in the game. One rides a cart alone, chain smokes cigarettes and brings a martini shaker with him. He is great to play with. He's engaged in the game. Another is an older out of work plumber who is a hunter and brings smoked meat (which he's done himself) sandwiches which he shares with all parties and always smokes some weed on the 10th hole. But he's engaged. The other group I like to be paired up with are the hard core lady golfers who are often members in my wife's league and who come out to just play golf. They are engaged.
  12. Get the better half hooked on golf. Now mine plays more than I do.
  13. Yup, I'd take those Vancouver days right now. Its 26 F in Vancouver right now. Unfortunately -21 F in southern Alberta. Three more days forecasted. A bit chilly. Might warm up on Sunday. Haven't touched my fixed 12 degree head in weeks.
  14. They look like those bins you see in used golf club places-those bins of decades old clubs-wedges, irons, real woods-that haven't sold for decades. Priced from $0.50-$5.00. A great deal if you are looking to make a set of clubs for a visitor who wants to play once in their lifetime, or you have a desire to make refinishing old clubs a hobby to fill in your spare time and giving away to kids groups. Yer better off putting the $800 against credit card debt and save 18-24% Most people won't buy this stuff-too much shiny newish stuff out there for cheap. No work involved. For nostalgia I bought a set of ping eye 2's (5-PW) for $100 Canadian. Old clubs but in VG shape and very playable.
  15. There might be a used club shop in your area. Many of those places also buy unused two or three year old sets and will give you enough advice to get you started. We can't buy a good golf game. Most gear from the top manufacturers is perfectly good for us weekend warriors. Instruction, practice, playing rounds will improve your game. ....but shiny clubs will make you feel a whole lot better, lol
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