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post #1546 of 1950
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Originally Posted by BlueHorseShoe View Post

At a "summer place" for Thanksgiving, so only the back 9 was playable. The greens were punched and sanded; rolling like a 5... I took 5 clubs out there and was screwing around. Had a great time playing for the first time since September. As a bonus, found my grandfather's old Ping Eye 1 iron, fitted with original grip, +2" extra stiff shafts. Was able to successfully hit 4/5 attempts (the failure was spectacular- launch angle had to be negative)
Playing makes me want to move to Palm Beach and play everyday. Screw the whole four seasons appreciation.

Just find some expensive winter sport to do, like Skiing!

I got out twice during the Thanksgiving break before it got COLD! I hadn't hit a ball in well over a month and somehow was on FIRE. I couldn't miss the fairways and greens. Shot a 84 the first day playing by myself. The 2nd day I played with a twosome. Older guys who were tennis pro's/instructors/coaches. They were a riot and we had a great time, though my game suffered a bit with an 89. Couldn't find my driver till the 6th hole. Would joke around too much and not focus on the golf at hand.
post #1547 of 1950

Played a round last weekend. Felt fantastic, since I now don't have time to play and the last time I played was 2 months ago. Shot +3... mad.gif I was -1, played pretty solid, considering the time in which I haven't played, all pars and one birdie. Then at the 17 hole, par 3, 160 yards, I hit my 8 iron, I pulled it a it, pin was in the right corner of the green, ball started straight, hooked and ended in the left side of the green. We went to find the ball, we never found it, lost ball and finished that hole with a double bogey. Then to 18th hit it to the right rough, bad lie, 130 yards to the pin, I grabbed my PW to try to play a lower shot. Caught that a bit thin and went OB... baldy[1].gif that's why I don't like to play low shot with ball back in my stance. Ended with a double bogey there and a +3. 

 

But aside from that round felt pretty solid. If only I could play as much as when I was in college, it would be a different story. 

post #1548 of 1950
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post #1549 of 1950
Played 2 rounds on rented clubs at halfmoon bay in Jamaica. 81,77. Pretty happy with using some crappy clubs, was ~7100 yards. My caddy was spot on with green reads and ball placement. We played the last 9 holes together. Maybe ill try white horse, the ritz club tomorrow. Next time I'm here, I'm definitely flying my clubs in.
post #1550 of 1950

How much was the club rental? 

post #1551 of 1950
Officially going through golf withdraws.
I'm considering taking some lessons during the off-season.

After setting this goal, I've realized there are 100+ "golf pro's" in my city of 100k people.

How the hell do these guys make a living??
post #1552 of 1950
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Originally Posted by xpress View Post

Officially going through golf withdraws.
I'm considering taking some lessons during the off-season.
After setting this goal, I've realized there are 100+ "golf pro's" in my city of 100k people.
How the hell do these guys make a living??

They squeak by on small commissions from merchandise sales. Unless they are affiliated with a healthy country club (which, depending on its size, can support upwards of 10+ PGA pros)

Separate question; has anyone played Torrey Pines South recently? Considering heading out west to play one Saturday, and want to make sure that it hasn't fallen off a cliff since the 2008 tournament. Don't want to blow 300 on a crappy muni.
post #1553 of 1950
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Originally Posted by xpress View Post

Officially going through golf withdraws.
I'm considering taking some lessons during the off-season.
After setting this goal, I've realized there are 100+ "golf pro's" in my city of 100k people.
How the hell do these guys make a living??

 

Consider the possibility that they are not all full time golf instructors.  I wouldn't be surprised to find out that they have "day jobs" and schedule golf lessons on the side.

post #1554 of 1950
105 for green fees and caddy, and 25 for a cheap callaway set
post #1555 of 1950

Ah, thank you.  Seems like out of towners get pinched on green fees.  I guess that's the way it goes, but 25 for a club rental doesn't seem so bad.  Depending on how many rounds you're playing its cheaper than paying the checked bag fee for a set of clubs.

post #1556 of 1950

Thanks to the Holidays I had the chance to play some golf. 3 days in a row, fuck yeah! On saturday I played decent, front nine +2 and a back nine -1. Considering I'm not playing in a regular basis, that was pretty good. On sunday I played the front nine in +3... I was +5 teeing at the 6th hole, then went birdie-birdie to finish the front nine. Back nine enden again at +3... On monday I was +2 at the 5th hole, then I went birdie and 6 and then bogey-bogey to finish at +2, on the back nine I was -2... then a really bad course management left me with a 7 at the par 4 18th... 

 

Golf is ridiculous... but I love this game. 

post #1557 of 1950

Glad to hear it.  I also used the holiday as an opportunity to get back in touch with golf.  Unfortunately, I played my worst round ever.  But I still had a great time.  That's why I like the game.

post #1558 of 1950
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

Glad to hear it.  I also used the holiday as an opportunity to get back in touch with golf.  Unfortunately, I played my worst round ever.  But I still had a great time.  That's why I like the game.

 

Yeap, I think this game tests you in every single aspect. I have played some other sports, football, basketball, swimming, tennis and the least that I liked soccer. I played football the most, for 13 years to be exact. I played as a center. College football in here is nothing compared to the NCAA, but we get some nice crowds, around 2,000 people per game. When I started playing golf I remember that when I was teeing off on the first tee with no more than 15 people watching, I felt nervous as hell! Some people used to tell me that how it was possible if in some football games I was being cheered at least from the 50% of the people and the other half want me to loose my concentration and made a mistake. 

 

I still feel this nerves when I tee off, it's amazing this game. 

post #1559 of 1950
Picked up a new pair of golf shoes - had them ordered from Edward Green. Really excited to rock these on the course.

post #1560 of 1950
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Originally Posted by cwh812 View Post

Picked up a new pair of golf shoes - had them ordered from Edward Green. Really excited to rock these on the course.


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