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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
  14. I think I can feel when I do , but not super sure. Assuming the thump before ball contact would be just that? It happens so fast I guess I just have to figure that out.
  15. I, of course, am looking to improve, but the above is my reason for going out there.
  16. Dave, Like not rising on the swing?
  17. Is tha because your causing grass or dirt between you ball and club where you wouldn't from a Mat? So hitting from a mat "can" cause you problems down the line...
  18. Real quick question. Most of the driving ranges at my local courses are so beat up and I like to practice hitting off the grass (iron practice). It can be tough. A great place by me has, well it has grass also (also beat up) but has the stalls with the mats. Any disadvantage to hitting off those green mats or are you just wasting your time and should look for grass? Thanks Joe
  19. I have to agree. I work 2 jobs and at this point in life, neither are fulfilling. My wife constantly reminds me of that and to find something that is. I have been with my day Job 38yrs, am now 60, and just want to finish with it and retire.
  20. I just started my golf life in June, at 60yrs old its been a bit of a struggle. I play bad more than good ( I play at a good pace and not hold anyone back) but one thing I have learned in my short time, I want to enjoy the game, things most likely will get better and not to EVER get discouraged. Just go forward. This from a super newbie. For now I play par 29 9's and am happy just to be out there.
  21. Upstate NY we get winter, wet spring. storms all summer (this year) and then short fall, then 6 months of winter again. I just started my golf life in Mid june, so hot to play well this summer and days are short in the fall, so no after work time. Its is tough when time flies by.
  22. All good tips. I am going to work on proper hydration, not only for my game, but for me also. Thanks all.
  23. I know this is an old story but, super sorry to hear about you club loss, but it's a replaceable loss. Hope the new clubs are working for well for you. But your story now makes me think about how I just leave my cart and bag outside the clubhouse while I go in to use the facilities..
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