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RussUK last won the day on May 18 2018

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  • Birthday 02/05/1980

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  1. My usual golfing haunt has advised 2 of the 3 courses are open for play. Just pay online or via phone. Obviously restrictions are in place regarding flagsticks and rakes but other than that people are welcome to play. I would love to get some play in but not sure I will. Will stick to chipping and putting and hittng foam balls in the garden till further notice.
  2. Public Health England have said outdoor pursuits that dont involve large numbers of people are fine as being in the fresh air (providing you are feeling well and dont have covid-19) is the best place. Things like running/jogging, cycling, fishing and golf, amongst others, are fine providing you dont celebrate by "shaking hands or hugging". Never celebrated making a par with a hug before so i should be ok
  3. I hope it wont however not being able to play for a few weeks is pretty insignificant compared to staying healthy. I wont lie and say i'm not worried as I am a little. My parents are both 75 and look after my kids after school two days a week so i worry about them but they seem unflustered about it all. I have kidney disease so im slightly more at risk than a healthy person but less at risk than those with respiritory issues. They do say that in 99% of those who get it they will have a mild to moderate case of covid-19. All the deaths in the UK have been patients with serious underlying health conditions. Still not helping my anxiety much though
  4. Looking at trying the Wilson DX2 Optic in yellow or Neon green.
  5. Forget the camera phones, just strap a GoPro to your head then you can watch and film (and look like a tosser )
  6. Yep, he used to drink bottles and bottles ok Coca-Cola every day.
  7. Well I can confirm @Nett Swingis a brave man for playing golf in the north of England in October with one shoe . Heck, playing with 2 shoes in a wet October in the north takes balls of steel
  8. This is something i have been wondering about. My Srixon irons are graphite but by my 52,56 and 60 are all steel. Not sure if any advantages would outweigh the extra cost?
  9. When you get asked to do jobs around the house or do the shopping, make sure you do such a terrible job you dont get asked again. Once this is done wait until your wife/partner is about to do said job then offer to do it. After a short while you'll be told to clear off somewhere you cant cause any problems (e.g. the golf course)
  10. The course I often play had boxes on each tee filled with sand. Pro shop said they used to be a mixture of sand and seed to repair divots but they noticed alot of people using it on par 3's to tee the ball up with like "the olden days".
  11. This is great advice. One of the things the Pro recently advised me to do was this. I was over coiling causing me not only pain but crap contact. Looking at those "half swings" they really weren't. I often see guys at the range overswinging by miles.
  12. Had a read of that. Thing is if you read their 2019 ball test: https://mygolfspy.com/most-wanted-golf-ball/ They say, and i quote, "A soft ball is a slow ball; it’s that simple. If you are playing a “soft” golf ball, it’s probably costing you distance off the tee (unless you swing under 85 MPH) and spin around the green". Its hard to know who or what to believe. One person says a swing below 95mph wont be able to compress a higher conpression ball, another is saying you'll lose distance with a low compression ball. Buying golf balls has turned into a bit of a minefield lately. Looking on the Decathlon website (they sell the Inesis balls) the 3 they offer are: Distance 100 - 95 compression Soft 500 - 65 compression Tour 900 - 90 conmpression. Reviews have been positive on all 3 balls with MGS rating the Tour 900 highly, Golf Monthly saying the Distance 100 performed suprisingly well for a 2 piece distance ball and a decent online review on the 500 soft. Tempted to get a dozen soft and a dozen distance an test them tbh.
  13. Hi all, Does anyone have any experience with the Wilson DX2 range of balls? I'm looking at moving to a softer ball (in yellow, crap eyesight!) and can pick these up for about £14 a dozen. Thing is the compression is 29!! I have an average swing speed (90mph or so with driver) so not sure if these would be too soft. Other options are the Taylormade project (S) at £17 or the Inesis 500 soft at £14. At what swing speed do low compression golf balls become negative on a persons game (if at all)?
  14. Exciting times for space exploration. One thing that made me smile was when NASA announced the Orion spacecraft. Essentialy a larger, 5 crew version of Apollo (controlled by what looked like Ipads!). Back to the moon in no time. My 6 yr old was doing a project about space before christmas so I had fun going through my old space books with him.
  15. Welcome to TST. You'll find this a very friendly place (even from Town fans like myself !!). Maybe start a my swing thread as there are members here who really know a thing or two about the swing who should be able to help you out. Up the Town!!!
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