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Mr Puddle

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  1. My ageing limbs have meant I have now given into purchasing an electric trolley. I have managed to secure a deal on a good used Gokart trolley. The reviews appear to be very good, and after looking around it would appear a few people at my club use them. I am particularly interested in knowing if the trolley can be comfortably used if the battery dies, and if anyone here has used or owns one.
  2. Ahh, it would appear Americans do the same as Brits. You used centigrade to for the cold temperatures, and Fahrenheit for the warmer.
  3. I am suffering depression as a result of the winter. I am still getting out there a few times a week, but my golf has been dreadful. I find playing during the winter so damn hard. In the summer a perfect strike of the ball isn't necessary, as the ball will happily roll 150 yards even if you top it. Hit the ground before the ball, and the club face will bounce off of the hard soil and strike the ball. During the winter neither of these things happen, and the ball has to be struck perfectly. Even then the distance lost because of the weather is significant. Green conditions vary day today, and it takes me to the 9th to get a hold of how hard to hit the ball. At present I am a 16 handicapper playing like someone who has just taken the game up. I know it's the same for everyone, but I play with people who are still playing close to their handicap. NOW, that's depressing
  4. Good question, "what should a five year old focus on". Answer, don't accept lifts from strangers !!
  5. I retired at 57 and then took up golf, I am now 61. I play golf (weather permitting) 5 days a week, albeit many rounds are only 9 holes, I ten go to the pub for a few hours in the afternoon. My wife goes to the gym, and does other stuff that women do (not sure really). This is my tip, and it is a BIG ONE. After spending 40 hours a week at work, and then being in a situation where you are with the old woman all day, it will drive you absolutely crazy. You need to plan your retirement so you spend as little time as possible with her, otherwise you will end up suicidal.
  6. I keep my phone in the pocket of my bag. I will answer it only depending on who I am playing with, but to be honest I don't get many calls.
  7. I have a decently humorous story. Paddy and Murphy were working on a building site. Paddy was hanging upside down from a ceiling. The foreman asked him what he was doing, and he told him he was a light bulb. The foreman informed he had had enough, he fired him and told to get off of the site. Five minutes later Murphy was putting on his coat. The foreman asked him where he was going, and he replied "I'm not working in the dark" 😁
  8. My friends mate puts Baileys on his cornflakes, that's an alcoholic
  9. I have already said that the site software won't accept the video taken on my phone. I find this strange as it is the most common format. You are missing the point, I WAS a dreadful putter, but now quite reasonable. In fact, after just joining my new club I have been complimented on this part of my game. This is something that has never happened before. I have also said, if you are already a good putter, take no notice of this thread. As you may well know, in golf what works for one person doesn't for another. My thread is for those people who are presently struggling with putting and looking for an answer. It has worked for me, so I see no reason why it shouldn't help someone else. Forgive me if I am wrong, but I thought a forum was for this purpose ?
  10. OK, I filmed it, but the sites software won't let me upload it. Shoulders remain still, arms stay almost still, hips rock from side to side. It sounds a bit strange, but it works as it keeps the putt more constant
  11. I don't think I have made myself clear. My putting has traditionally been awful, but since finding this technique it has improved significantly. Now, if your already a decent putter I suggest you ignore this thread. The norm is to keep the body still and move your arms like a pendulum, although I have witnessed all sorts of things. My technique is to lock the arms straight and gently rock your body using the hips. For me this drastically reduces the adverse movement I experience when moving my arms. I don't suggest this will work for everyone, but if your struggling with your putting, it's worth an hour on the practice green, you may just be surprised
  12. Honestly, as far as you want. Arguably the power from your hips is greater than the power from your arms. Keeping your arms stationary reduces the amount of adverse movement. I keep my arms still, and tuck my right elbow into my hip. This in turn produces a truer putting stroke. Go and get your putter, and have a go
  13. I have a TomTom golfer MK1, and it is brilliant. Every time you plug it into the PC it updates. It is waterproof, and gives all the hazard info etc. I picked up on eBay for a crazy low price, but these bargains don't come up all the time. Incidentally, if that is you in and your other half in the avatar, your fighting above your weight
  14. Up until recently my putting has been dreadful, and amongst my friends it is a subject for jest. I have now found a technique that is far from orthodox, but it appears to be working, well, for the time being at least. I thought I would share this with you all, because I know I am not the only golfer that struggles with this part of the game. Now, this is going to sound strange, but honestly, it works for me. Simply line yourself up with the hole as you would do regardless. Now, keep your arms absolutely still, and instead of moving your arms to hit the ball, move your hips and keep your arms still. I find this reduces the inconsistency and side movement of your arms which in turn ruins the putting stroke. I am prepared to get bombarded with comments, but let us not forget, once upon a time we all thought the world was flat !!
  15. First 14 holes terrible, then only dropped one whole (gross) on the last 4. I am a late starter
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