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post #1576 of 1926
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

If there's nae walking there's nae gowf.

^this.

Around these parts you wont get a buggy unless you can show a disability card or pay an extra 50 bucks. When playing competition in my younger years, par for the course was 36 holes in a day. Of course you started using a cart to pull your bag around the course when you knew that was coming.

Then again, club championships where 72 holes in 2 days, where again, a buggy wasnt allowed unless you have a disability card.

First time I was forced to take a buggy was when playing in spain, monte mayor. The caddy master wouldnt let me walk that course, anybody that knows how mountainous that course was (its closed due to bankruptcy) understands that the guy was right to stop me from walking it, I wouldnt have made it back...

Regarding the aldens, if you take the time to break that type of shoe in, they are just as comfortable on course as the new trainer type of shoes. Might actually be better, as I really dont like the thick springy soles my current adidas have.
post #1577 of 1926
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Originally Posted by nootje View Post

^this.

Around these parts you wont get a buggy unless you can show a disability card or pay an extra 50 bucks. When playing competition in my younger years, par for the course was 36 holes in a day. Of course you started using a cart to pull your bag around the course when you knew that was coming.

Regarding the aldens, if you take the time to break that type of shoe in, they are just as comfortable on course as the new trainer type of shoes. Might actually be better, as I really dont like the thick springy soles my current adidas have.



I have a golf shoe dream; classic uppers complete with two-tone leather, broguing, and kilties, but the heart of an athletic shoe. Also, it has to accept an orthotic insole.

Until I find those shoes, I'm just making do with some ridiculous Dickie Fowler-orange Pumas.
post #1578 of 1926
I saw some sweet looking JL wingtips in all white and black and white that looked to straddle that classic style with modern improvements. I think I linked them on this thread before...but that was on blowout clearance and likely not in stock anymore.
post #1579 of 1926
Shot a 103 Easter morning for my first round of the year. Should have been in the 90s but my 50 yards and in game was awful. Going to play some pitch and putt tomorrow after work to on my short game. Also thinking of picking up a used gap wedge. Any suggestions?

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post #1580 of 1926
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Originally Posted by salisboss View Post

Shot a 103 Easter morning for my first round of the year. Should have been in the 90s but my 50 yards and in game was awful. Going to play some pitch and putt tomorrow after work to on my short game. Also thinking of picking up a used gap wedge. Any suggestions?

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I shot 109 a couple of weeks ago, aaaaagggghhhhh I was 1 over after 8 holes, then had a quadruple bogey on the 9th, and 5 over on the tenth!!!! couldn't get back into it after that and played bogey double/triple bogey all the way in. Then I broke a rib playing soccer and I'm off the course for 2 months!! ffffuuuu.gifcloud.gif
post #1581 of 1926
At least you broke it now rather than June.

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post #1582 of 1926
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Originally Posted by salisboss View Post

Shot a 103 Easter morning for my first round of the year. Should have been in the 90s but my 50 yards and in game was awful. Going to play some pitch and putt tomorrow after work to on my short game. Also thinking of picking up a used gap wedge. Any suggestions?

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Don't get a gap wedge (or a lob wedge). Become proficient with your pitching & sand wedges first.

Adding additional wedges should be left to the experts (or not done at all). This is because, with more wedges, you will lose familiarity with each one, and how hard to swing to achieve a certain distance.

Alternatively, buying a gap wedge so that you can have full swing 125/112/100 yard shots with your pitch/gap/sand wedges is silly.

For (example) 100-125, you should use pitch & softer pitch, and 100 and in sand, and really get to know your sand wedge. Prob the most important club in your bag.

I experimented with a lob wedge for a few years, was a complete waste of time. This was when I was a scratch golfer, too.
post #1583 of 1926
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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.


Though they're good looking, you'd be better off using shoes designed to be golf shoes. Here EG is appealing to hopeless romantics.
post #1584 of 1926

Masters week! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

post #1585 of 1926
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post

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Originally Posted by salisboss View Post

Shot a 103 Easter morning for my first round of the year. Should have been in the 90s but my 50 yards and in game was awful. Going to play some pitch and putt tomorrow after work to on my short game. Also thinking of picking up a used gap wedge. Any suggestions?

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Don't get a gap wedge (or a lob wedge). Become proficient with your pitching & sand wedges first.

Adding additional wedges should be left to the experts (or not done at all). This is because, with more wedges, you will lose familiarity with each one, and how hard to swing to achieve a certain distance.

Alternatively, buying a gap wedge so that you can have full swing 125/112/100 yard shots with your pitch/gap/sand wedges is silly.

For (example) 100-125, you should use pitch & softer pitch, and 100 and in sand, and really get to know your sand wedge. Prob the most important club in your bag.

I experimented with a lob wedge for a few years, was a complete waste of time. This was when I was a scratch golfer, too.

Thanks for the insight. I will get my technique down first. I watched alot of videos and am now ready to take it to the course after work.

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post #1586 of 1926
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Thanks for the insight. I will get my technique down first. I watched alot of videos and am now ready to take it to the course after work.

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Np. Course is good & fun, but for improving, driving range is best. BUT, IT MUST BE A REAL GRASS DRIVING RANGE.

These can be hard to find depending on where you are. But I've found that hitting off of mats its way too forgiving, and leads to catching it fat on the course.
post #1587 of 1926
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Originally Posted by salisboss View Post

Thanks for the insight. I will get my technique down first. I watched alot of videos and am now ready to take it to the course after work.

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Np. Course is good & fun, but for improving, driving range is best. BUT, IT MUST BE A REAL GRASS DRIVING RANGE.

These can be hard to find depending on where you are. But I've found that hitting off of mats its way too forgiving, and leads to catching it fat on the course.

Luckily for me the pitch and putt place has an all grass driving range section.

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post #1588 of 1926
All I have access to are mats. It's pretty easy to tell when you're striking the ball flush vs hitting it fat, even on a mat. The results are more similar than they would be off grass, but you can still feel the mis-hit.
post #1589 of 1926
I wish I was at The Masters. frown.gif
post #1590 of 1926
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Originally Posted by salisboss View Post

At least you broke it now rather than June.

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April May are the two best months for golf weather wise in Japan. June and July are rainy season, August and September are as humid as fux and there are is actually more rain than in rainy season,, October November are also good,
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