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  1. Are we allowed to pack golf shoes and a set of clothes along with the clubs during travel? I once checked in a set of clubs in a travel case and during check-in (to London), I was asked what other things are packed in the case. I had nothing else other than clubs. He told me that i'm not allowed to pack clothes etc with it. Any advise/experiences on this topic?
  2. Hi All, Looking for advice and experiences of golfing in Singapore. Any recommendations on the courses? It looks like Marina Bay Golf course is the only public course and rest are private and is expensive. Any tips/dos-donts is appreciated. Thanks!
  3. I plan to visit and golf in/around St Andrews as well. I plan to be there during last week of July (around 26th). Will be going solo as well, would be good to golf with company. I'm a 12 handicap.
  4. Getting back to the forums after a while. Goal for 2020: Break 80. Play enough and practice enough to have a shot at the goal. Issues: Approach shots is missing the green and the round becomes a bogey train with a double or two. Driver: Unable to tap into the distance due to penalties with errant tee shots. Focus: Figure out swing to improve distance control and better GIR. Also: Hoping to play in the UK this summer. Starting my research about the affordable Links courses mentioned in this forums.
  5. What is a good golf news site to follow? Used to follow golf.com but that is somehow not as good with notifications and news about upcoming events etc. Wondering what other favorites exist for golf news
  6. It's fun to see it spin back. Also, it's so tough to get it when you are still learning it. Also, I feel ball fitting comes into play only after one has enough control over the ball/spin around the greens. In my experience, if your pursue the backspin and learn how to get it, the process would have improved your swing, ball impact, and your short game scoring !!
  7. Very cool, envy the opportunity to be able to do this. My "big" plan/wish is to hit the Links courses in UK.... waiting for planets to align....!
  8. !! What's this!? How do I participate?
  9. Have a prize for the" most honest team" ,I.e: team that came last, and give them each a ball retriever!
  10. Nice idea. Golf balls with some limits, like the tires in racing. Getting pure strength out of equation and more ball flight control into it would be great to watch. Some of Tigers insane ball trajectories were a treat to watch!
  11. I used to use GN quite a bit earlier, but now with the booking fees and the courses offering the same rates as Golf Now (at least for a few twilight rounds I have booked), we check the rate and call the course directly. I dont play as much these days, but other golf memberships like JC golf etc seems to be more promising for the $ you put in.
  12. Few things I learnt as I overcame the slice phase. Invest time in understanding swing mechanics and what results in the ball trajectory. Tons of videos talk about this, tough to isolate the good ones in youtube - but try. Dont waste too many range sessions repeating same swing and expecting different results. Read books, ask instructors and try specific fixes to specific swing flaws. Usually its because the arms are first to take off and body is last. Reverse the order. Take high FPS videos on your smart phones (with a tripod) and analyze them and compare with videos of the pros. You are bound to find your faults. Do this to save a ton of $ that instructors charge. This is easier for high handicappers, tough without instructors as your game improves.
  13. Missing 80, but not missing playing with family - might just make the 80+ score to be OK Got myself a rangefinder and a newer 3 wood. Looking forward to using both!
  14. Looking forward to the 8th! British open is my favorite! Not the lush green carpet that the other majors are setup on.
  15. Thanks for the recap. i too dint feel the US open aura. I think its because of these: * No big names in the final strech * No major collapse * No close challenger in the final stretch. * The bombers were too long for the attempted stretched out holes. They even made a 'fescue' video since fescue wasn't a prominent factor in the game when compared to British open! That video was super lame btw.
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