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    Winter Depression Thread

    Had only 5 months of decent golf this year. Can usually count on 7 months. April didn't open cuz of late snow. Lost Oct due to early snow. Sept. was damn cold. Its the start of winter. Shovelling. Cold walks in the neighbourhood. Occasional snow blower activity. Already into my 4th week at the indoor dome
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    Expected score on par 3 courses?

    Last year I tried to use +1 as my par on every hole. It changed my 2nd shot and approach shot distances. Making them more reasonable for me...instead of grabbing the club I could hit the longest.
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    What are Your 2018 Golf Goals?

    It was to bring the handicap below 20. Started and finished at 23... But feel I am way more consistent this year. Need a little more length
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    When does it make sense to quit?

    Golf is a funny sport. I have also curled, played tennis, mixed slow pitch-and sucked. Yet it was fun. I have to remind myself that regardless of the score I want or think I can hit, I'm a 20 handicap and that means I only shoot 90 a small portion of the time, below 90 even less and closer to a hundred a lot more. Like every activity/sport, golf requires an improving skill set to reduce scores, not just wanting to. Had to ask myself, why is the score so important? Tournament play? moving to a mini tour or higher? Playing for money? Nope. Beating the wife and holding my own with a few strangers or work mates/clients? Yup. Good enough. I'm starting to enjoy picking up a club and hitting the ball. Finding it and hitting it again. Oh, and looking at golf courses and their architecture.
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    When does it make sense to quit?

    What ever you decide to do, Keep walking, you'll keep walking. Throw away the scorecard.
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    I Thought I Would Be Shooting in the 90s by Now...

    This is my seventh year. There are a few things I try to remember. #1.Enjoy the walk #2. Ignore the other folks-they are thinking the same way you are #3. Ignore your own expectations, they lie to you. It's a humbling game. #4. Forget the last shot As some famous golfer said: hit the ball, go find it, hit it again.
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    11 Reasons You Stink at Golf

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    11 Reasons You Stink at Golf

    Regarding that cart: two in a cart doesn't speed up the game. Single carts might. Once that first ball is found, that second persons ball is still waiting to be found/hit. Can be agonizing to watch. Us slow walkers are at our ball waiting.
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    Stableford Strategy

    Our mens night is a stableford using handicap. Trying to shoot no worse than bogey appears to be the strategy.
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    The $5 Bucket

    Our mens night fee includes a small bucket. You can refill it as necessary.
  11. I know I'm opening up another can of worms but Is there a part B driver to this feel vs real debate: Ball flight? What are we trying to change when we look through the camera lens: A swing we don't like the look of , because it doesn't meet some ideal in our heads...or ball flight? Which imho is the purpose of the exercise.
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    Can't Seem To Get Better...

    My 7th year. I'm 65. Shot a 160 and stopped counting. This year have shot a low of 79 and a high of 104. The last two months I've decided to try and keep the expectations under control. I have reached a plateau that I appear to have settled. I just want to enjoy the walk.
  13. Another post suggested you might live in BC. BC Golf https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=BC+Golf+association&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8 could be a place to start...or whatever organization covers PGA/CPGA in your zone. There are a number of teaching pros in my community who were Web.com card holders for a while. These folks will give you a lot of great information and possibly hook you up with folks who could become your team. My experience is limited but the few guys I know who are playing monday qualifiers don't do it on their own. Coaching, financing, someone to manage the travel side, caddies(unless the better half cn travel, caddie and plan for you) Enjoy the ride.
  14. Don't know if you have access to local teaching pros...but...go to your local teaching pros and book 30 minutes...They are great folks and will give you their thought and direction... The big but...they are going to tell you the truth...
  15. I play munis. I meet all kinds, most are great. Respectful. Good golfers, high handicaps, like me. There's probably no more than 1 arsehole outa 50. Even the drinkers, the weed smokers, the newbies don't bother me. They have as much right to be out there as I do. Arseholes are everywhere
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    Why make a full shoulder turn?

    +1..It's probably a "feel vs real" deal, but..lately I have been stopping the arms in the back swing without breaking my wrists. Been stopping the arms once I '"feel" I can't tun more. Been hitting it a little more consistently, straighter..."past that point and it "feels" like the arms, wrists , hands are flapping around.
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    Putting Tips

    I try to remember: 99% of all putts that are short, won't drop...and us hackers underestimate the break....
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    How to become successful in golf at 17

    Good job man. Enjoy the walk!
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    How to become successful in golf at 17

    Was reviewing other younger golfers results-Justin Thomas shot a 65 at one of the Wyndham rounds and made the cut, when he was 16. A friend of mine, a 2-4 hcp gave monday qualifiers a shot, for four consecutive weeks, on the Mackenzie Tour (Canadian PGA). two years ago. Travelled and practiced on the road for a month, four cities, four provinces, all the expenses associated with being on the road for a month. Entry fees. Practice rounds , range costs etc (Had a couple of local sponsors supported him). Had to be in the top 10 for that weeks tour event 4 in a row, shot 72 or 73. Top tens all shot sub par, down to 65's, very Monday. All kinds of competition, ex PGA guys, ex Web guys, up and comers Have you started competing at the local level. How are you doing. Be realistic, Your results will tell you where you are at and drive what you need to do at golf. Get that education. Like Iacas mentioned, maybe its a golf management program. But...you gotta have a dream...You won't know, unless you do. and who know's what you'll find along the way
  20. I spend range time shooting targets with 2 or 3 clubs, 5 balls max per clubI, tend to finish off any range time with 5 balls saved for driver. and with my limited skill set, hit it as hard as I can with no thought to where the ball goes. Just hip turn and swing as hard as I can. That's always one of my practice activities-practice swinging faster
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    Golf Saved My Life!

    Enjoy the walk
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    What'd You Shoot Today?

    Played an 81 at our usual muni par 68 yesterday. 39/42. Managed 8 GIR's and 8 pars. 1 triple, 2 bogies. New swing thought yesterday-just be one with the club (Grasshopper). Have needed a little more distance on second/approach shots and spent an hour on full swing the day before, changing club face to slightly more closed and reducing takeaway slightly-feels more controlled somehow
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    Has this ever happened to you? What should I do?

    Excellent. I'm a 20'ish, down from a 24'ish. Gotta constantly keep the expectations under control and enjoy the walk
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    My Fitting Experience

    My wife and I were recommended a fitter 4 years ago. We were both prepared to buy new clubs (been golfing two years with gifted clubs) Turned out he is old school-some type of flight scope, a couple of manual devices. (You can tell I'm old school). Works out of a local indoor range. 25 years in the biz He spent considerable time with both of us, bent the wife's putter, gave her clubs a thumbs up (apparently the buyer had a good eye) and suggested my clubs were shite. I purchased new clubs and wedges. I Ended up with Golf pride grips, matrix shafts and GI KZG heads. He probably spent 4 or 5 hours with us, all in 4 years later, I have played into those clubs, they feel like a family friend. Last winter had him fit me for a new driver , also KZG (I didn't want knobs to change as I won't use them) The experience was awesome. Between fitting time and delivery time, I had three hours with this guy. I see him regularly at the indoor range in the winter, regularly comes by and checks out my clubs for wear. I"m thinking about a new set next year, my last year of work, take advantage of a pay check and before he retires. Has my golf improved because of the clubs, maybe, but I really enjoy the buying experience better than a box store. Is it expensive, not in my mind.
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    Good score for beginning

    Enjoy the game and enjoy the walk

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