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About swffjvl

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  1. Wow, great thread. I always thought I was a bad golfer, now reading this thread makes me think. I am a, for the most part, a double bogey golfer (+/-), not that I don't try, but dang, I do enjoy it. I don't have allot of time to practice, or play for that matter, so when I do get out I am a happy camper. I try my best, I laugh a lot, nice to other golfers and the course, try to follow the rules and keep up pace of play. So I guess there is a lot more to being a good golfer that I just never thought about.
  2. Patch, good for you. I have been wanting to make the move to a league but, keep telling myself, more practice, more practice. I am a bogey, double bogey, triple bogey, throw in a par once and awhile, golfer so hesitant to give it a try. Maybe next year I'll look for a league for a 60 yr old player.
  3. I also have never been to one either, but been to many other types of sporting events. Sometime fans can be jerks to the point I could see a player acting back. I guess they shouldn't but, like mentioned above, their only human. I believe we have to be responsible fans.
  4. New golfer this year and would like to meet up with other members, I am a double bogey golfer, (if I'm playing well I mix in a bogey , and a surprising par, once and awhile). Would be nice here to gain more members in Upstate NY club. I'm in for a get together. Joe
  5. Had my best 9 hole par 29 today. It's only my 5th game played. 41. Had to use my nasty driver twice today and I was more surprised than anyone, it went where I wanted it to. Now my putting needs work, which drew me down.... It was a good day
  6. Exactly what I was thinking with my wife. I think its a great way to hang and have fun with the kids or wife, and get them interested.
  7. I'm trying to get my wife to play, trying to figure out how to. She likes to putt and now I'm trying to convince her to chip. We'll see what happens.
  8. I'm down in Albany, we're lucky to have a few around.
  9. For some reason when I go out on the course when it's not busy and play alone, I shoot my best round. And I'm the only one there to see it. I believe it's because I relax more.
  10. I agree with the mat usage versus actual grass but, of the 3 driving ranges I use that are grass ranges, its basically hitting from hard dirt. These ranges are so used i'm better off playing 9 for practice. Sometimes the mats are the only way to go.
  11. If room allows it, nets really aren't too expensive. At least it keeps you in tune. I'm lucky just a bit south of you. Even though this is my first year, I did notice courses stay open late and do have a few indoor places to get out and swing.
  12. In my other thread "range practice" asking about hitting off mats, I went to the mat range today and it was semi enjoyable. I could tell when I hit it fat by the ball flight and was able to work on that matter with moderate success. But being completely new to golf, one more quick question. I did great with my 9 iron and 8 iron, wedge, but couldn't hit the ball well AT ALL with a 5 iron. And I did go back and forth with the 5 and 8 with same results. Any idea why that would be? My swing, I think, was the same. I guess for right now its a good thing I play only a par 29 (58 front
  13. Gonna grab a bucket and hit the mats and save some for a move down the walk to the grass. Just see the difference
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