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  1. Nail

    Breaking 80 Thread

    Distance is about all i have, I am a very inconsistent ballstriker thats why I am still playing off 15. I'm not bs'ing you but I am longer than anyone I have played with so far which is probably less than 30 people tbh. There isn't a single par 4 on my course that I'll have more than a wedge into if i hit my drive in tbe fairway but I mishit an awful lot of shots hence why even with distance I have never broke 80, most days if i am honest i dont break 90
  2. Nail

    Breaking 80 Thread

    Its not pretty damn obvious to me, I'm still relatively new to golf, playing two years, this year is my first to have a handicap. I never said I'm able to not the 5 wood 250 accurately, its probably a little more accurate than the driver alright but I don't have some pro ability to hit it 250 down the middle of the fairway everytime. I get the sense that you were being sarcastic though and doubt I can hit the ball that far?
  3. HCP: Low expectations, people are surprised when you hit a good shot or a 300 yard drive. Good chance of winning nett competitions. HCB: Losing balls constantly. Feeling embarrassment when playing with good players when they have to help you look for a ball or you hit a terrible shot etc. Getting unwanted advice from low handicap players, just because you are better doesn’t mean you necessarily know what I’m doing wrong. One I really hate when playing with new people who are low handicaps is because I am a high handicap but also a relatively big hitter, they regularly tell me to “hit away you are never reaching them” with a driver or maybe a 5 wood on a par 5 for my second shot and then I have to say that I could reach them and I better wait only to then proceed to hit a terrible mishit shot and they are thinking I am bullshitting them in the first place. Very frustrating.
  4. I carry 5 wedges, I play titleist ap1 irons so I have a P and a W in the set at 43 and 48 degrees I believe then I have a set of Wilson wedges 52,56 and 60 degrees. I use every one of them regularly far more often than my 5 or 6 iron, even than my 7 iron to be honest.
  5. If you had 9 straight rounds in the 60’s then how can you say you are a 0 handicap at best. You are clearly better than a 0
  6. I used to lose 5 or 6 a round, now I’d say 1 or 2. There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to find a ball that you should easily find. That happens me a lot
  7. I’m one of those that hits it quite long but am very wayward with my drives. On a good day I could have 100 yards left on a 400 yard par four but on another day I am in the trees looking for my ball having to chip out. I need to work on driving accuracy, the distance is there
  8. Over here we almost always play in competition so no I don’t improve my lie as that would be cheating. We are however allowed to clean and replace in fairways only in the winter which has come into play the last two weeks. I’m actually shocked at the amount of you who do improve your lie.
  9. Well I can only go by myself when i average out my best 8 rounds of the last 20 it would see me as an 18.2 handicap, yet because of the better rounds I have been cut to 15.4 so I'm sure I'm not an anomaly
  10. Will the new system average 8 of the last 20 and still multiply by 0.96?
  11. I suppose it does. I am down to 15.4 now, I had hoped at the start of the year to be lower by now but i still have too many bad shots. I won the club comp last weekend so dropped from 16.3 to 15.4, I think the new system over here will see a more drastic change than over in the US. I think most people over here will end up with a slightly higher handicap. Up to even 3 strokes higher I think, as it stands you get cut too much for one good round in competition
  12. Ah I’m too late but it’s funnier with the Irish accent.
  13. I still haven't had an eagle, I had a putt for eagle on a par 5 yesterday after a driver and 5 wood had me on the green. I had about twenty feet for eagle. I had the line perfect for the putt but I left it about 4 inches short, tap in birdie. Later in the same round I almost drove a par 4 that has a big dog leg, I put it on the fringe but had a very long putt for eagle, the ball was on the fringe at the front and the pin was at the back, I ended up 3 putting so was disappointed with that. I was happy with the drive though, 321 yards. The hole is listed as about 370 yards but obviously if you take the corner which has quite high trees it is shorter
  14. I voted 4-6 because I went through my last round and there was four shots I was very happy with, that’s fairly typical for me per round. I don’t know if I’d call them pure but I don’t think I could have hit them better so I’ll stick with it
  15. Don’t get me started in CrossFit, it is a disaster waiting to happen. Hugely technical lifts being thought by very unqualified people to ordinary people. A recipe for disaster regarding injuries and mobility. You have people walking in and doing clean and press for example with terrible form and doing it over and over again. I feel sorry for their backs.
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