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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. 54 minutes ago, JonMA1 said:

    I've never been to one. In your opinion, do some fans behave in such a way that it would be excusable for a player to react poorly?

    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. 12 hours ago, Patch said:

    I let my daughters, my grand kids, and even my wife start out putting when they tagged along with me. 

    The idea was for them to start on the green some where, and with their putter hole out in fewer strokes than it took me from the tee box. It was a competition fun game of sorts. 

    Once they could beat me to the hole out with their putter,  I had them move off the green some where with a wedge, and continue our game from there.  

    This scenario made it fun for both them, and Myself. It was a backwards learning progression of the game for them. 

    I now have a 12 year old Grand daughter causing me some pressure from the 200 yard marker. Problem is she likes playing basketball better. Her reason for golfing is that she just likes "hanging with G-Pa". That, or maybe the visit to the ice cream place afterwards......

    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. 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 and back) course, but someday would like to move to the bigger courses where the big boys and girls play. And if my long iron play is like it is, yikes.:~(

    Thanks, Joe


  8. 4 hours ago, iacas said:

    It's never seemed that difficult to me to know when you "got away with one" by hitting it fat.

    Yeah, the ball still goes okay, but you can TELL that you hit behind it, still…

    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.


  9. 2 minutes ago, DaveP043 said:

    I think if you're "practicing to play", hitting off grass is a positive thing, you're getting a truer evaluation of your contact.  If you're practicing to change, trying to change a specific part of your swing, you can do that no matter what surface you're hitting from.  Your goal isn't necessarily good shot results, but a specific change in the motion of your swing.

    Dave, Like not rising on the swing?


  10. 3 minutes ago, saevel25 said:

    Mats or hard ground can let you get away with hitting slightly behind the ball slightly. What would be a slightly heavy shot will turn out OK.

    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...


  11. 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


  12. 21 hours ago, dennyjones said:

    You are lucky to have a rewarding job.   Most people don't find fulfillment in their job, other than a paycheck.   Being retired, I still think a bad day of golf is better than a day at work... and I'm not working anymore.

    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.


  13. 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.


  14. 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.


  15. 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..:-O

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