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  1. Forum Profile Handicap Indices....

    Good find! Does anyone have a UK equivalent? Looks like this is only valid in the us?
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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!
  6. Forum Profile Handicap Indices....

    I haven't been playing long enough to even think about a handicap yet but I do use my average score as a yard stick to track my progress. Not sure I would ever make it official if you can just work it out yourself online, don't think I could justify the several hundred pounds it would cost to join a club in order to get it. I Suppose if I wanted to enter any tournament that would be different
  7. My Swing (Popeye)

    Thanks, next time I get out will have another go and try and do it properly! That's the thing-that is my natural posture and how I feel comfortable, when I try and do it 'by the book' then it just feels horrible and I end up reverting back.
  8. My Swing (Popeye)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 4 months My current handicap index or average score is: 95 My typical ball flight is: random! The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is:more consistantcy So ever since I started I have had real problems hitting my irons- there is no way of knowing where the ball can end up! It can go high to the left or the right or it can just bounce along the ground for a few yards, or sometimes it can be the cleanest, crispest shot you will ever see in your life and go straight as a arrow!! My driving is ok, it is just irons that seen to be a issue. the videos show hitting a 4i, 7i and a PW in that order. Looking at the video I can see that my posture is not the best ( arms need to be straighter and my hands look pretty weird!) Now could that be all that is wrong or can anyone see anything else amiss (be gentle!) Thanks in advance!! p.s apologies for not getting the ball in the frame- I can record another video if need be. Videos:
  9. Unwritten Rules of Golf

    Just reading the rules and it seems that no practice strokes are allowed during a hole or between a hole ( the exception is putting) however a practice swing is not classed as a stroke and is allowed at any place.
  10. Unwritten Rules of Golf

    Sorry can some one explain the logic behind the 'no practice on first tee' rule? I don't get it? Our am I just being a bit dim??
  11. Newbie from Scotland!

    well no matter where you chose I'm sure you will have a great time-it really is a inredible place for golf, I only wish you luck with our Scottish weather!
  12. Is golf more mental or physical?

    did I not read somewhere that many pro players visit psychologists?
  13. Is golf more mental or physical?

    I am afraid i'm new so please forgive my lack of experience but from what I have found so far I feel that the mental side is just as impertant as the physical. We are all striving for that perfect swing which will lead to the perfect shot but what happens when we over think things-Surely a relaxed mind state leads to a relaxed body=better shots. plus I have found that after a few bad holes it takes a lot of mental strength and having to dig deep to pull myself back up. no doubt hittng a good shot is down to sound mehanics but at the end of the day the mid controls the body so that needs to be looked after first.
  14. Newbie from Scotland!

    thats only about 10 mins away from where I live! Ducks is a nice wee pub ( although I must say I havn't tried the food there) and Aberlady a beautiful wee village witha great links course 'Kilspindie'-a bit of a hidden gem. further on in Gullane you have another great pub ( plus 4 courses!) called funny enough the 'Golf inn' which does great food and good entertainment. North Berwick is also worth a visit for a day ( plus 2 more courses!). Finally remember that musselburgh ( aprox 25 min drive) is recorded as having the oldest course in the world. Hope ths helps

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