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  • Birthday 02/05/1980

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    West Yorkshire, England

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  1. I can see it working with a Ryder/Solheim cup style format which would be fun to watch but not as an individual format.
  2. Great tournament at a great course. I think despite the odd bit of dodgy putting both teams should be proud of how they played in some tricky conditions. I think if you're going to win then a last gasp effort is probably the most satisfying way to do it and the flip side is that if you lose on the last hole then im sure thats easier to accept than losing by a country mile Well done Europe and well played USA. I really think womens golf deserves much more coverage than it does at present. Maybe time for a change?
  3. Just do what i did. Got rid of all the grass and replaced with the top grade synthetic grass. Cost us £3000(ish) to do the back garden but we can use it all year round, dries quick, no muddy footprints in the kitchen, the kids love it plus its great for golf practice (i use a mat so i dont damage the grass). No lawn mower, no watering and looks good all year. Got it done last year and best thing we did. Just need to sell the Flymo now
  4. The young players today can express themselves in the game while following dress codes. Look at the stuff they can wear. Golf shoes that look like Nike Air Max trainers, bling belts, flat peaked baseball hats (they're the fashion or so i'm told) bright coloured shirts and pants. Hell, some of the young guys i see at the course look more trendy in golf attire then they do in their £100 ripped jeans with their undies showing. The manufactures are coming out with golf gear that looks the bizz while still respecting the dress codes FWIW, i played the local par 3 on Sunday and wore jeans and a hoody (always wear golf shoes though) but if i'm on the main course it's always golf gear even though the dress code is relaxed at that course.
  5. +1 I wouldn't even consider swinging a club until it's fully healed, All it takes is a small knock and you're back to square one.
  6. I'm starting to really like my 60*. Because i wasn't able to play golf for a while i practiced my short game like crazy. I use my 60* if i'm off the green with too much grass between me and the green or need to get over a hazard (otherwise i putt-chip). I stated last year that i couldn't get the hang of the Mickleson style hinge & hold technique but after having practiced it most days for 2 months it really lends itself to the 60*. Served my well on the par 3 course i played sunday as with the small synthetic greens anything lower than the lob wouldnt have stopped.
  7. Yesterday I took my 6yr old son out for a round on our local course's par 3 course. Was a sunny morning but grass was wet so we finished with wet feet but very happy. The course was modified to enable use for footgolf using the same greens as for normal golf a couple of years ago so the artificial greens are now a bit hard (and small) but the pro didn't charge for my son which was really nice. Now, they normally have golf from 7:30am to 9am then follow the last tee time around taking the plugs out from the hole to turn them into footgolf sized holes. To save time they have stopped doing this, the result being enormous holes which my lad had to stand in to get his ball out (which we both thought was funny). We've all heard the debate in the past that larger holes make the game more fun and speeds play up and after yesterday I have to agree. Seeing my son, not only achieve his first par, but chip in twice made us both very happy. I'm not suggesting we move to the cavernous footgolf holes, and not even larger holes on all courses, but larger holes on par 3 or short 9 hole courses (where the short course isn't the main course) could have benefits to those new to the game or who can't get out to play as much. I was surprised by the fact it wasn't as easy as I had expected due to small hard greens (sun was in my eyes too, and it was wet plus other excuses ) but it was such a laugh and we can't wait to do it again. I know changes to the norm can often seem taboo subjects, but what do you guys think?
  8. Over here they try and send you home the same day you have the op (they dont like having sick people take up the hospital beds ). Cartilage ops are really common these days.
  9. Puma's Autumn collection is a little different this year
  10. Going to see the Amazons in November. Really good British band.
  11. As per usual i'm a little late to this party, but I totally agree with what most of you guys are saying. Golf is a game, a hobby, an escape from daily life for a bit, nothing more (unless it's your job of course). It's supposed to be fun. I used to get really hot under the collar at bad shots and it's taken me getting pretty ill and having to manage a condition for the rest of my life to realise that it's a waste of energy to get pissed at bad shots. I'm now happy to be able to just play (got some new irons out of it as well so win win!!)
  12. @JayMartry Hireko golf. They do chippers that you can choose what length shafts you want. Prices are pretty good as well.
  13. I'd go try both, you may find that the one you dont like the look of actually fits you better than the one that suits your eye. Pro shops often have a laser attachment they can use to check how you line the face up before and during the swing to see what style would suit you better. Plus, it's always fun having a play with a load of different putters
  14. I think it should have a tag line of "Train while you Strain"
  15. Got you covered there.......
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