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luckyluke699

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About luckyluke699

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  • Birthday 11/30/1980

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    18.0
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    Righty
  1. Correct that, today it was just about sub 25 degrees... and it'll probably get colder!
  2. I wish pros in the uk commonly used this technology to show us what we did, rather than telling us what to try to do and what to "feel"... That's a nice swing!
  3. short answer --> As a 14 handicap, no... not in the slightest (coming from an 18 handcapper). As mentioned you have till 2024 really and no local club will care at that time as you and I won't be good enough for the "grooves rule" to be holding our game up even if you were playing with 15 year old clubs at that point. Conforming with this rules change will be seemless and easy for 99% of everyday amateurs (which is the point). My inability to FIR/GIR/SS/Scramble/Putt well enough will be far more of a hinderance to my game so no one will check or care come 2024...
  4. I think people over estimate how "good" you need to be able to be to strike a blade, like it's the reserve of + handicappers and pros only. Try one... like the poster above said "for better or worse, you know exactly wat the ball is doing as soon as it leaves your club face", and you might surprise yourself.
  5. I have the 20 degree hybrid and love it! Check out the reviews from the sandtrap articles..
  6. I personally haven't played any and I can't see them becomming commonplace for 2 reasons... 1) It's really just a par 5 with another long fairway shot thrown in on top, dosn't add anything extra. 2) People who own the golf course will have more land to look after! :P would be good to play one from a novelty point of view though
  7. I've never understood the strong loft thing. I'm starting to wonder if the concept of "numbered clubs" should be changed to simply stamping the stock loft of the club? So for example instead of someone comparing their TM Burner 2.0 "7 iron" to an MP-67 "7 iron", he could compare his 31* stamped Burner 2.0 (7 iron) to the 32* stamped MP-67 (6 iron) for an idea? That said though, it's obvious from your post that you like the clubs for the way they strike the ball etc so go for them! :P
  8. I don't buy this, you don't need to listen to me singing karaoke to realise I am tone deaf. I was not born with the same vocal capabilities Michael Jackson was, and the same applies to sports such as golf! Sure you can progress massively through tuition and practise, but the reality is the pros aren't just guys who have had lots of time to practse... they're the very best, the cream of the guys who've had lots of time to practise .
  9. Wilson Di9 5-pw. As a beginner you probably won't be hitting 3 or 4 irons for a little while anyway and a bargain for an 8 iron set at under $200. Nice big cavity in the back of the club to help as you've just started, and that's plenty to spend tbh... http://cgi.ebay.com/Wilson-Golf-Staf...ht_2617wt_1078 Or even hunt about and get some second hand if it proves even cheaper?
  10. There are guidelines for a holes length which determine it's par. As we all know you can have an easy par 4 or a hard par 4, but this is what course ratings are for The USGA states "A male scratch golfer, for rating purposes, can hit tee shots an average of 250 yards and can reach a 470-yard hole in two shots at sea level. A female scratch golfer, for rating purposes, can hit tee shots an average of 210 yards and can reach a 400-yard hole in two shots at sea level.". Due to this logic of distance, the current guidelines exist... Men: Par 3 - Up to 250 yards Par 4 - 251 to 470 yards Par 5 - 471 yards to 690 yards Par 6 - 691 yards or more Women: Par 3 - Up to 210 yards Par 4 - 211 to 400 yards Par 5 - 401 to 575 yards Par 6 - 575 yards or more
  11. This gent is absolutely correct, purchase a set of clubs with a good/large cavity back from a reputable brand and have your local store adjust the length and lie (very cheap!). Your swing will change considerably, and the clubs you buy now, you will probably "outgrow" in 12 months time. Spend that money on lessons and range practise getting better instead. I'm on my 3rd set of irons now, and they've all been second hand so don't be afraid of second hand clubs. At the end of the day it's a chunk of metal. If looked after well it will last a long time!
  12. Will be keeping an eye on things, keep the updates coming. Always a good read!!
  13. I don't know the exact yardage for an average shot to be honest... and I really should!! Might wait till the summer before finding out though, when my average distance increases by about 20-25 yards again
  14. Leave for work at 7:30am, return at 6:30pm (it's dark at both those times). Consequently - Range 4 times per week, 36 holes per month max really.
  15. It won't be long before I'm practising in sub 30 degree temperatures (fareinheit) when swinging my golf club! :P
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