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  1. luisfernandezgolfer

    What is the tournament for beginners

    Hello, Is Golf Channel Amateur Champ a good start for beginners? What other (Big, Good, prestigious) tournaments should be a good start?
  2. Bigbob1003

    Good score for beginning

    Ok so I have played golf when I was younger maybe 14-15 years old. I am now 23 and starting to take golf seriously. I have been playing at least 9 holes 3 times a week. For an average I been shooting 47-50 on 9 holes. 98-102 on 18. I been wondering because I play with some buddies that play amateur event and are allot better then me and some buddies that are worst them I am. How are my scores on average. I know I need to practice my short game more as it is one of my faults. I have also improved my short game over the summer drastically.
  3. Hey everyone,Long time lurker, first time poster. Recently fell in love with golf and decided I need to get a set rather than use a hodge podge bag of clubs. I'm trying to decide between the Cobra Max irons and Callaway XRs. 1) Cobra Maxa) I had a demo 7 iron of this set, and it was the first club I ever hit really well. I was hitting it consistently 150 yards straight. At the same time I didnt necessarily love the feel. b)Also had a cobra 5 iron amp cell demo that I hit wellc) $100 cheaper than the XRsd) Rated as "Super Game Improvement" e) Have a draw bias. I tend to hook my shots (rarely ever slice) so I'm not sure this is ideal for me.2) Callaway XRsa) Get's great reviewsb) Rated as only "Game Improvement" but I've read tons of reviews saying they are great for all players and give more distancec) I feel like I could "grow into" these clubsd) $100 more expensive e) Never hit them, cant find them at a demo place near me so would be buying blind/ d) Look almost unused. In better shape than the Cobra Max Irons.So how much difference is there between super game improvement and just game improvement irons? Which would serve me best? I've been playing for like 3 months, best round ever was 96. Thanks for any replies!
  4. Hello all, just got fitted for a set of Wilson staff c300s earlier this week. I was fairly set on getting the SGI d300s as I’m fairly new to the sport (although I think I’m improving steadily) but the c300s felt more comfortable and I was hitting better with them. just wondering now whether I made the right call in going for game improvement over super game improvement clubs and can’t seem to find anything on the internet to really give me an answer to that question!
  5. Ok, let me start off with that I am 100% new to the game. Went to the driving range for the first time today. I have my driver set at 11. Hit 75 balls and maybe 5 got decent loft. The rest were line drives about a foot off the ground. Please, any tips or opinions would be appreciated.
  6. My shoulder isn't 100% and it's going to rain, but f*** it I'm going golfing tomorrow.

  7. Maric771

    First time on the course

    Well I finally did it. After months of lessons and trips to the driving range I finally got up the nerve to go to a golf course. By chance I stumbled on a women's "new to golf group". Non-competitive and very supportive group. I had a great time and can't wait for the next outing. It was a par 3 course that I'm sure many of you would sneer at, but for a first round it was great. I even got a birdie!
  8. Hi, My daughter is interested to be golf team in her high school - 9 th grader. She wants to take private lessons, please suggest for the references for the private lessons in and around Alpharetta. Preferrably over weekend
  9. Hello everyone, New to the forum and new to the game, just picked golf up about a month ago and I picked up some cheap Wilson Ultra blk clubs new for 130 bucks. I've been to the driving range every other day and I'm looking to go ahead and upgrade the clubs. The driver for the Wilson is horrible for a weak. Looking at the Taylormade AeroBurner for a driver at my local Taylormade outlet on sale for $100. What do you guys think of this driver as it was released in 2014 is it too old should I wait and get a newer driver any opinion is greatly appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
  10. PabloMoorzio

    Starting handicap

    What was your handicap when you first registered it? I have just made my resolution on 2017 goals thread and it's to get a handicap then start work on shaving it so was wondering what is a starters handicap? Spoke to a chap at driving range today who started on 19 handicap 3 years ago, and still there, but 19 sounded a great handicap to start with to me(in fact I don't mind admitting I was a bit in awe of that number)?
  11. Evening all, I'm relatively new to the world of golf and it's fair to say after 6 months I'm hooked. The biggest problem I'm finding is hitting my 3 wood off the tee, im very inconsistent and my pro has reccomended a driver instead of my Adams tight lies wood, I have hit the g30 and like it but was really after something cheaper but still forgiving. My pro has recommended the titleist 917 that he can do me for at half price with the new model coming out, i have no idea and would appreciate all the help I can get, thanks in advance wilf
  12. There will always be good and bad teachers as long as there is no standard lesson plan. I'm going to keep pounding this drum until I get a decent hearing. The Professional Ski Instructors of America twenty-five years ago had it right. There was a way to teach skiing which could be standardized and mastered and anyone can fit somewhere on the learning curve from absolute beginner to the bumps and race course. I could teach someone to bring their skis parallel from a wedge, taught by someone who got them up on skis the first time. Then another pro could take them and teach them how to start their skis parallel, and maybe how to absorb a mogul. It's a process. Golf, I believe, is no different. It has a learning curve which can be broken down and taught from beginner who knows scratch to golfer who plays to scratch. I'm a really good student. I've got chops when it comes to learning. I'm seeing the similarities from Hogan to (insert name here). There is no top ski pro. There are lots and lots of experts, all about equal in voice because they are singing from the same songbook, and even more who are like I was--who got the newbies up on skis, to the towline, and down the hill, safely. Those who took advantage of beginner lessons kept skiing. Those who were taught by their fathers or boyfriends did not come back after the first time. See the comparisons at all? How hard is it to teach a putting stroke? A lot easier than hitting a putt. But there seems to be a thousand ways for a thousand golfers. Yet every single one have to come through the ball square to the line. What percentage would you guess the number of golfers who have actually had a lesson in putting? Self-taught, all the rest of us. The biggest reason most can't hit a four-foot putt every time is because they don't practice them at all, if any. Yet. If there is an opportunity for growth in golf, the leader in the clubhouse should be the pro--specifically the PGA. There should be a program, Learn to Pitch, Putt and Chip, which is like learning the wedge in skiing, the top-spin forehand in tennis. They are basic moves. Increase the pitch to a seven iron, and finally a five iron. Then go out to the 150 yard line and try to get the ball in the hole in two-over. Then one-over. Any pro, anywhere, could take a student at the level they are at and help them progress to the next level. It's not that hard. Yet, it will never happen. Did I say there are as many excuses as their are golfers? Times ten? It won't get a hearing. Nobody will even think about it, because change is radical and golf is the last holdout for the old school. Too bad. I think the my alternative sounds like a lot more fun and entertaining. Just my answer to why there are any bad pros at all.
  13. imthebogeyman

    My Swing (imthebogeyman)

    I've been Playing Golf for: 1 year My current handicap index or average score is: 105 My typical ball flight is: draw The shot I hate or the "miss" I'm trying to reduce/eliminate is: push New to posting on this forum but have been avidly following this forum for some time! This is my first year playing golf, and I am absolutely obsessed. Aside from not being able to put the golf club down (I even swing at home), I love to read about technique and watch hours and hours of instructional videos. This has been a fantastic forum to read! Lately, I've been working on a revamp of my swing -- given this is my first season, I've realized my swing has had a lot of faults. So these were the things I tried to work on: 1) shallowing of club on downswing -- this was difficult to practice and I've been swinging thousands of repetitions without the ball and doing pause swings 2) initiating downswing with lower body and with left shoulder separating from chin; trying to swing left instead of flipping the club 3) flattening my wrists at top of backswing and aiming to get it flat upon impact aka best attempt at Hogan supination and trying to pivot with body I would greatly appreciate some comments and advice on my video below. There are 4 swings in total -- the first 2 are without the ball, and last two (starting at 2:30) are with the ball. My problem / question is --- I'm pretty happy with how my 2 no-ball swings look (minus fact that club is slightly across line at top); the club shaft shallows, and I get enough lag so that my club returns to the original takeaway at address (0:13 and 1:15). HOWEVER, once I have a ball on the ground, I feel that my downswing disintegrates and my form falls apart. I can't quite detect what is happening here. If you look at the last 2 swings with the ball, it seems that I am either not clearing my left hips enough, or perhaps early releasing -- I don't have the lag as much as I do in the first two swings, and the 'triangle' formed at the bottom of the downswing before impact has shrunk (see 2:41 and 4:38) My path also looks much more 'inside' than before; my arms seem to be much closer to my body. Any advice please? Thank you. Videos:
  14. So I just played my round best yesterday and only lost 2 golf balls! Which is really good for me because the course I live on has so much water and narrow fairways. The first time I went I lost a 24 pack of laddies.... so this made me happy in the wallet to say the least haha. anyhow I'm not sure where I should spend more time practicing so I wrote down my score into 3 different sections shots to get to pitching or chipping distance. pitching and chipping. putts. my score was a 100 with a 45 on the front and a 55 on the back... (I smoked on the back and I blame the 10 extra strokes because of this.) shots to chipping and pitching: 18 F 22B pitching and chipping: 9F 8B putts: 18 F 22 B Penalties: 0F 2B so in my opinion I think my distance with my long game is there I just need to work on my accuracy to lower my chips and pitches. my pitching chipping and putting all go together because I've already used my GiR so my first chip or pitch is actually counting as my first putt (if I'm going for scratch golf. my putting is horrendous because of the amount of pitching and chipping I had there should be no reason for any 3 putts at all. The only time I should 3 putt is if I hit an iron to the green. tell me what u guys think
  15. So for some back story I had played a little golf here and there up until januaty 2016, it was my junior years golf season start and I wanted to be good. I was a 100s golfer in 2015 and these were my 2016 results thus far 101, 98, 95, 93, 93, 90, 87, 91, 85 each new score is one week later and new tournament. I have started practicing everyday and now work at a golf course and have improved vastly (partly thanks to my swing coach Mark Gray I highly recommend his website www.theprozone.net) as of today my handicap calculated from April 25th to may 22nd is - 7.4, today I played 9 holes and was only 2 over. I plan to keep practicing every day this summer and am playing on the STPGA Junior Tour and the Beltway Jr Golf Tour, I will update yall with each tournament. I hope to earn a spot on a college team, scholarship or not, and eventually move up to a bigger school. I want to either be a tour pro/pro am player or a PGA caddie. I hit about 50% greens in regulation and 80% fairways and these numbers are growing higher every time I play. I can make all 10ft> putts basically and many 15ft and some 20ft. I have basically dropped 20+ strokes in 5 months and am only getting more into golf daily. Any advice, tips, recommendations, etc. Are appreciated! PS I'm 17, going into my senior year, and live in the Austin Texas metropolitan (between Driftwood and westlake).
  16. You meet someone at a party and they mention they are taking up the game of golf. They tried doing some research on the golf swing but found all the conflicting information too confusing. They ask you for your best "tip" or the one thing you know now that you wish you knew when you started playing golf. What do you tell them?

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