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Mr Puddle

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  1. I have posted on a few golf forums for a number of years, and find the opinion on the matter a little different either side of the pond. As well as this I think age has an affect on the opinion. If your young and starting up, a lesson every few weeks is probably advantageous, if your my age they probably won't do much to help. I am in my 60s and am happy to take the occasional tip from a friend. Sometimes these tips help, and sometimes they don't. There comes a point where it is better to make what you do work, rather than try something different. The most important thing is to find a good pro, because in my experience there are far more bad instructors than there are good.
  2. In the UK it just rains, and rains, and rains, and rains, and rains, and rains, and rains, and rains
  3. My handicap is spot on, but everyone else's is to high 😁
  4. I think it's great for women to play golf with other women as long as the housework is done first. As far as playing golf with women, NO THANKS
  5. As yet I haven't had good one, but if I do you will be the first to know
  6. I live on the East Coast of the UK, and we have had 45% of our annual rainfall in the last two weeks. Guess what, the course is closed
  7. Thanks for the advice. It amazes me though how somebody can wright an entire book on putting
  8. My club has a pick and place policy from October through to April. We can place the ball 6 inches either side or backwards on fairways only, and this includes competitions. When things are really bad we allow it in the rough as well. Preferred lies during the winter is the norm in the UK
  9. Having started this thread, and receiving some stick, I thought it may interest some of you how things have progressed. If you remember I had developed a technique where I putt from the shoulders (not the arms) and place the ball back in the stance. It's not uncommon for golfers to putt from the shoulders, however it is uncommon to putt with the ball behind centre of stance. This worked for a little while, but like so many golfing techniques it all went wrong, so back to the drawing board. I am not a natural putter, and have always struggled. I spent loads of time on the putting green, and believe I have now found something that works, albeit nothing ground breaking. When hitting normal golf shots I use an overlapping grip, but was advised when I took up the sport to use a baseball grip when putting, so this is something I have always done, albeit unsuccessfully. As well as watching several YouTube videos I changed my putting to grip to the same grip I use for all my other shots, but I place both thumbs down the centre of my Superstroke putter grip. Head over the ball, ball centre of stance, and elbow tucked into ribs, whilst still putting from the shoulders. My putting has now become consistent, although I still find it hard to judge distance. I suspect this may never change.
  10. As it's nearly Halloween ( a festival I particularly dislike) I thought it would be good if we could share some spooky or very coincidental stories. I have two Monday just gone I played with the seniors. who meet up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The seniors handicap is 33% of club handicap. I played off of 11 and scored 31 stableford points. I was 15 out and 16 back. I was only beaten by one person who also had 31 points, but he had 18 on the back 9, thus beating me on count back. I played again today, and coincidentally I scored 31 points, 15 out and 16 back. Guess what, I was beaten by someone else who also scored 31 points and got 18 on the back 9. In it's self that is quite strange, but this is even stranger, both of them are called Dave Stevenson Some years ago a friend of mine went on a golfing trip to Spain. A chap he was playing with on the first day miss hit a ball, and it ended up perched on the top of a 20 foot tree. The next day the same player miss hit another ball which ended up perched on the top of the same tree next to ball he previously put up there the day before I am sure you have your own, so let's hear them.
  11. Apologise if this one has already been told, but I am not going back 18 pages to find out. A man and wife are playing together, when the wife gets hit with a ball. She hits the ground like a sack of potatoes. The man rings for an ambulance, and tells the person on the other end what has happened. receptionist askes, where has she been hit. Man replies, between the first and second hole. Receptionist says, we are never going to be able to get plaster on that, are we ?
  12. There are many golf jokes, but I am going to tell you my present favourite. I also have a very funny one I would like to share, but I suspect being an American site carries a great deal of political corectness, so I won't. Anyway. Paddy moves to a new area and decides to pop into his local golf club in order he can find a new playing partner. Whilst talking to the pro, he was approached by an American who offered to play with him. Paddy told him that he would meet him at 9am the next morning, but he may be 30 minutes late. As agreed paddy was there at 9am. Indeed Paddy was a great player and gave his new partner a good spanking. The American wanted revenge, so he asked Paddy if he would accept the challenge. Paddy told him that he would meet him the next morning, but he may be 30 minutes late. The next day Paddy turned up at 9am, but this time had left handed clubs. Once again he beet the American quite easily. The American asked Paddy how he made the choice to play left or right handed. Paddy replied, when I wake up in the morning if my wife is laying on her right side I use my right handed clubs, and if she is laying on her left side I use my left handed clubs. The American asked what he did if she was lying on her back, and Paddy replied, I MAY BE THIRTY MINUTES LATE
  13. And I suppose total strokes per round aren't either
  14. At a club I used to play at there was a woman who often played on her own. She was very attractive, albeit a little overweight. I often wondered if she had done all her housework before coming out ?
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