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post #151 of 1935
Yah. It's good practice for sure. I worked at my companys manufacturing plant in a small town in indiana for a year. There was a crappy course across the street and I'd golf there once or twice a week and play about 4 balls from tee to green.
post #152 of 1935
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Awesome lesson today. Dialing in the stroke then introduction to putting. This three tee drill. Anyone else get that one from their coach?
post #153 of 1935
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I will be getting one of these in July or August, when I actually start hitting the course:

http://www.bushnellgolf.com/laser/tourv2_se.cfm

Wrote an Excel macro to go with this. I figure Mrs. Piob and I can use the range finder to keep notes of how far we hit which club. This will be random data in a little flip notebook. So we'll keep our raw, random data on one worksheet and just keep adding on to the end of it after each game. Then, when the latest data is entered, copy and paste into a second sheet and run my macro. It will sort per club, in descending order of clubs, and at the end of data for each club give the summary average distance with that club.

Is that slick or what?
Why wouldn't you get a GPS range finder?

http://www.bushnellgolf.com/gps/yardage_xgc.cfm

A million times better then the laser finders. You can actually download GPS app's for the Blackberry (if you have one), that work pretty ****ing good.
post #154 of 1935
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Why wouldn't you get a GPS range finder? http://www.bushnellgolf.com/gps/yardage_xgc.cfm A million times better then the laser finders. You can actually download GPS app's for the Blackberry (if you have one), that work pretty ****ing good.
Margin of error on GPS much bigger, must download stuff and can only use what's there to download. Laser finder you merely point and press the button and get a distance on whatever it is you want. Each to his own though. They both are probably better than nothing or pacing things off. I had an absolute crap day at the range. Could do nothing right. At yesterday's lesson my coach grabbed my rear belt loop and pulled my butt out. Said this is how I need to adjust my stance. Could not hit anything but low flights and worm burners with my 7 iron today I will re-examine things tomorrow I am bummed, as I felt I was just finding my swing and getting consistent about 70% of the time. Mrs. Piob had her best day ever. Something clicked and she's finding her swing. I'm very happy for her and think it was a great break through.
post #155 of 1935
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Margin of error on GPS much bigger, must download stuff and can only use what's there to download. Laser finder you merely point and press the button and get a distance on whatever it is you want.

Each to his own though. They both are probably better than nothing or pacing things off.
Eh .. I guess it depends what kind of course your golfing at. My home course, is available on every GPS I've ever seen. And it has lots of blind greens, or blind tee-offs. I can't imagine laser finders being much use when you can't see what your shooting at.
post #156 of 1935
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Eh .. I guess it depends what kind of course your golfing at. My home course, is available on every GPS I've ever seen. And it has lots of blind greens, or blind tee-offs. I can't imagine laser finders being much use when you can't see what your shooting at.

No doubt you're correct. Carry on.
post #157 of 1935
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Margin of error on GPS much bigger, must download stuff and can only use what's there to download. Laser finder you merely point and press the button and get a distance on whatever it is you want.

Each to his own though. They both are probably better than nothing or pacing things off.

I had an absolute crap day at the range. Could do nothing right. At yesterday's lesson my coach grabbed my rear belt loop and pulled my butt out. Said this is how I need to adjust my stance. Could not hit anything but low flights and worm burners with my 7 iron today I will re-examine things tomorrow I am bummed, as I felt I was just finding my swing and getting consistent about 70% of the time.

Mrs. Piob had her best day ever. Something clicked and she's finding her swing. I'm very happy for her and think it was a great break through.

Sounds like the day I had a couple of weeks ago. I hadn't been able to get out to the range again until today, and I had a great day. Some really outstanding shots, and I left feeling really good. In retrospect, having a terrible day was probably a good thing - it forced me to understanding my mechanics better, and it showed me that one bad day doesn't mean I've taken a step back.

I hope you had a better day today.
post #158 of 1935
bad days are a part of golf... You'll be amazed how good one can score on a crappy swing day, and how a good score can elude you on a good day..

I had tournaments go to shit with the best preparation I could give myself, and also murdered one when I was so hungover I had to puke on the first tee (finished second). Point is, dont beat yourself up for it and analyse what went wrong, next time on the range will be a brand new day...
post #159 of 1935
Pio, don't beat yourself up after a bad day. my biggest problem learning was getting too down on myself and it made things even worse. shake it off.

might have the opportunity to play Oakland Hills south this week. course where many US Opens have been played. played once back 6-7 years ago and it was easily the most enjoyable and most difficult round ever. i hope it comes through.
post #160 of 1935
First round of the year. Pretty solid 83 on a very tough course. Given how little I've been playing the last few years, I'm pretty happy with that.
post #161 of 1935
I didn't play today but if I did I would have shot around 84.
post #162 of 1935
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Reading the rest of you guys, glad to see my hunch about over shooting at the range can mess you up.
Or you could look at it differently seeing as you are spending all your time at a range: shooting on the course at some point is going to really mess up your range performance.

A few years back I took lessons for about a year, was doing well on the range. Had difficulty translating that to the course though. Shot choices, hazards, pressure all conspired against me.

BTW, look at ecco for golf shoes. Not the sexiest shoes on the planet (ok, the word clunky comes to mind as the politest adjective) but damn, ecco makes comfortable shoes. And if you like walking courses as opposed to spending 3/4 of the game sitting on your ass in a cart, comfort goes a long way to make up for the gunboat-look.
post #163 of 1935
I played today, unfortunately not well. I'm pretty sick but thought that the fresh air might help. Not so much. I ended up shooting about 94. One of the other guys I played with shot 67, 37 and 30. His putt on 18 lipped out our he would have had a back nine 29. If his game had started getting together earlier he could have shot 63.
post #164 of 1935
So .. question .. Since this is a style forum and all .. anyone buy golf clothes/shoes based on their look? I spent about 6 weeks tracking down a pair of Callaway Fenway's last summer, based entirely on their look. Also helped they weren't current season, and were only $50, compared to similar looking current season Callaway's for $125+.
post #165 of 1935
I used to buy footjoy classic dry premier's for both the looks and overall comfort.. Decided it just wasnt worth it anymore when I stopped being on course all day long, switched to decidedly less beautiful shoes (some adidas 360 whatever) but they are still very comfortable..

main point, get shoes that fit and are comfortable, you'll be walking quite a few miles in them so you really want to avoid blisters..

That said, the footjoy white and brown croc print still tempt me (fwiw, they used to have that one with the croc print in green :P )
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