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  1. Popeye

    How many shots do I get??

    Never heard of the term index before. As far as I'm aware that is just my course handicap. How would I go about finding this out? P.s should also point out that I am in the UK so not sure how the system differs.
  2. Warning-daft question arriving! Just need a pint clarifying for me, sorry if it's obvious to some but I'm new to the game and still trying to get my head around some things! At the minute a have a handicap of 28. Now in match play that should mean I get a shot on every hole and 2 on holes 1-10? Correct? However, although my home course is a par 71 it has a sss of 69. Does this 2 shot difference affect what holes I can take 2 shots on or does it not matter? Tia.
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    Irons or wedges?

    True, he probably knows me better then I know myself when it comes to golf! Although it still leaves me with the question of irons or wedges!
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    Irons or wedges?

    Yeah they are pretty decent clubs, I'm just a bit inconsistent with them. Whether the is due to me being new to the game or them being not fitted properly I don't know how. I'm not really looking at getting another set of second hand clubs-if I get irons then I want them to be new and fitted!
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    Irons or wedges?

    Yes I have had several lessons and they definitely have helped but am also now looking in my bag to see if I can make any improvements to my game there! At the minute I have a set oh Ben Hogan bh-5 irons they I got second hand As for wedges they are basically a miss match of all sorts! Was a case of they where cheap so I got them! And yes the price difference is definitely a factor! I know I will have to save it is just a question of for how long!
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    Scotland - Summer 2019

    If you do put East Lothian into your plans let me know if I can offer any help or advice-that's my local stomping ground!
  7. Saving up for some new clubs and trying to decide whether to spend the cash on getting a new set of irons or some new wedges. My short Game is pretty decent and I feel is something I can build on but not sure how much getting fitted for wedges would help. My irons in the other hand is ok but lack consistency and getting fitted might help. I only started playing lady July and At the might I don't have a HC but generally score in the mid to high 80's and improving all the time. Any advice would be welcome!
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    Judging distance

    I'm only really confident for the first 50 yards or so. After that I'm not really convinced about reliable results. Especially when you start involving slopes etc! Most courses here only have a 150 marker and occasionally a 100. Is that just through trial and error or have you a secret formula! My only reservation about this (apart from the cost) is that from I understand, although might be wrong, you can't use them in compititions-so then what do I do?
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    Judging distance

    Just to revive a old thread! I am trying to work on my pitching and have managed to work out what distances I can hit different wedges to with different swings etc but what I really struggle with on the course is judging distances within 100 yards. I don't have a range finder so anyone with any tips on this it would be very much appreciated!
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    Should I get fitted?

    This is a road I am considering going down my self but not sure if I can afford it tbh. I know the price will vary depending on the equipment but what's a valorous figure I should expect to pay for this service?
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    My Swing (Popeye)

    Have been practising a better posture in front of a mirror and it is starting to feel more comfortable the more I do it, just need to wait for a break in the weather to see what effect it will have. One issue tha is concerning me is with my improved posture the iron isn't sitting flush with the ground any more, the toe is raised. In order to get it flush I end up in the posture you can see in the video. Is this something to be concerned or something I can address letter and concentrate on bigger issues for now?
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    Hogan...mythical?

    I am currently using the bh-5's and love them. Not quite ready to upgrade yet but when I do will probably stick with BH, any one suggest which ones they would recommend?
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    The (No) Sixes Challenge

    This is a good idea! Fraid I am going to have to do it as a 'no 7's'. My last scorecard shows I managed this on my last round although there was a few Mulligan's involved!
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