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  1. A mixed bag really, some holes have nice and wide, others can be tricky buggers. 6th Hole, some nicely placed bunkers make it a bit harder to drive the green ;) 11th Hole, Fairway breaks round to the right which is not very wide, again well placed bunkers means you have to be carefull 15th Hole, Slope (Upwards on the left, deep drop on the right, very narrow fairway roughly where the marker is on the picture, probably only 10-15 yards wide.
  2. Closest thing i could find im afraid. The hole in question though is the 4th hole (top left), the water comes into play on 2 occasions.
  3. http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/golf/4398586.stm
  4. A bit different to everybody elses choices. But judging by what clubs in my bag i hit my best shots with, i would go with the La Jolla knife series. I have the 3 & 5 woods, and these i hit shots i could never dream about with my old woods. To be fair though, ive not tried titliest irons and woods, well besides to 260.04 Wedge i have. The feel of this wedge though is great, and i look forward to saving the money to be able to have a go with a set :)
  5. Only started playing in Febuary. My target for the year was to break 100 This so far i have managed 3 times, so im more than happy. Going to set myself some good targets for next year, and i will probably join my local course which IMO and a few others is very difficult. If i can play well here (102 my best) theni think it will but me in good shape to play lots of other courses well. http://www.beaconparkgolf.com/ for anybody would would like a look :)
  6. Play every shot where it lies. Even if nobody spotted me, i would just feel like i was cheating myself.
  7. It may annoy people, but im sorry to say this is what ive just started doing and it has helped me a lot. Im rigid in my pre shot routine now, i take 3 practice swings, pick a marker 1 ft ahead of my ball, line up and hit the ball. Since i started this, ive managed to make a indent on my handicap and have got to 27...Woo Hoo ;)
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    When i 1st started playing earlier in the year, we used to allow ourselves mulligans if we fluffed the tee shot 10 foot or similar. Now though i play what i hit. I feel its improved my game a lot.
  9. I have a strange putting style. My left hand takes the same position as when i use any other club, but my right hand is a strange lol. The thumb and the next finger go around the club and the rest of them run down the front of the club. My right hand is just used to keep the club steady, while my left is what i produce the movement with. Probably explained it badly. I started using this after seeing 1 episode of playing with the pro`s on the UK Golf channel. Cant remember who the pro was, but i give it a go and have stuck with it ever since.
  10. Ahhhh. So the name of the shot when opening the face is a flop shot, ive heard that mentioned a few times on various tv programmes. What i dont understand though is how by opening the face gives the blub more loft.
  11. What does this achieve? Whenever i try to open the face when chipping onto the green etc, i more often then not mishit the ball and see it scoot of the green. Sorry for a silly question, but hey we where all new to the game one day ;)
  12. Looks hot in the picture though ;)
  13. What i do to line up my putt is actually use a bit of the text on the ball as a line and aim that where i want to hit the ball. Then all you have to worry about (As long as you line it up correctly) is how much power to use in your putt. Worked for me, and knocked approx 10 shots off my round 1st time i tried it.
  14. Im slowly starting to get on top of my slice now. What helped me is. 1. Stay connected - Arms working with your shoulders in one motion 2. Stiff arm - Keep my left arm straight and not letting the elbow bend (On back swing) 3. Wrist break - Im now learning to break the wrists at the right point (Not sure if this is the right term), but your right wrist needs to get ontop of your left wrist. Easiest way i found to do this was have a imaginary line between my left foot and the ball position. When you left arm hits this position do your best to try to stop your left arm (You cant stop it but dont worry), what it does though is helps to roll the right wrist over the left. This method after 2 sessions on the driving range has got me hitting them straighter than ever, some times i even hook it!!!!!
  15. Woo Hoo broke my 100. 2 rounds on the bounce hit a 95 and a 99. This was my target i had set myself for the year (Only started palying in Feb) so i am really happy :) and so treated myself to a new fairway wood (LaJolla Knife 3 wood) If i can get my slice sorted on my woods then i know i can bring this down by a lot.
  16. Got my average down to about 110 now, so im finding a big improvement as i keep playing. Started setting myself little targets for each round now. On monday my Target was 105, which i hit exactly with a 20ft put on the last hole. I was a bit dissapointed though, as i had a bad 10,11 & 12 holes. So really i should of broke the 100 barrier. Just need to keep my concentration levels up and the barrier will be broken.
  17. My trolley saved me from being hit yesterday. Thats the closest ive been to getting hit, but there have been a few close shaves.
  18. I have managed to rid myself of a huge slice (Well 90% of the time) I changed 2 things. 1. My grip, my grip was to strong, so i moved to a more neutral position. 2. My swing, i made my swing a lot steeper (not sure on the right term). My slice has virtually vanished now, and instead i hit the shot with a bit of fade. All i need to do is get my aiming sorted out lol.
  19. 122 Nightmare day. Started well with a good drive off the 1st tee. After that i should have gone home. Lots more practice needed, especially as my aim for this year is to break the 100. Not so long ago i hit a 110 on the same course, so i know i can do it with a bit more practice.
  20. Middle finger on my right hand, on the right hand side, got my swing wrong on one shot on the range and i felt the skin rip straight off, had problems with it ever since.
  21. Thanks for the tip, i will make a effort on concentrating on this part, and see if it improves my shot. Thanks again
  22. Wher about in the swing should the wrists start breaking? (Sounds painfull lol)
  23. Never been told about the wrist breaks ont he follow through, so ive never paid much attention to the follow through on my swing. Will check it out next time on the range and see if what you are saying makes sense to me lol. Got a game on saturday, just hope i get the chance to go to the range beforehand.
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