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Official Golf Thread

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Piobaire, May 22, 2010.

  1. imschatz

    imschatz Senior member

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    That is a great score, bedeuce. One day, one day...in the distant future. [​IMG]

    Yes, our pro has been hammering us with the concept that usual par is 72 and the goal is to "two putt," meaning 50% of your strokes are putts if you're a scratch player. Makes you think.

    I find the difference between my good days and bad days is my chipping. Those stupid finess shots inside 100 yards drive me nuts sometimes. Some days I'll hit anything within 10 feet. Other's I'm lucky to hit the green from 10 yards out. If you aren't taking your first putt from 30 feet out, making a 2 putt is easy.
     
  2. bdeuce22

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    agreed. i usually am not good off the tee with my driver. i can hit it far but i don't hit fairways on a regular basis, but it's not so bad where i need to punch it out with a 2 iron. 150 yards and in is where low scores are born. the last few times i've golfed, i've been so dialed in right at the 140-150 yardage mark that i've been hitting irons off the tee just to get me to 140-150 yards.
     
  3. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Picked up the clubs with the new and larger grips. What a difference. Took a dozen practice swings in the cage at the golf shop. A great, solid, "thwack" each time without my right hand gripping too tightly. Can't wait to hit the links Saturday.
     
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    good to hear pio. that will help you a lot.

    Aren't you from MI originally. You should come back and take a trip to northern MI one of these days. GREAT courses here.
     
  5. Douglas

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    Played about 12 holes yesterday. Man, I stunk. I could hit the driver, couldn't hit anything else. Short game was gone, gone, gone. I skipped putting practice (trying to get out before dark) and my first few holes were sheer misery. One hole encapsulated my day:

    Short par-4, blind approach, uphill, about 300 yards to the front. Killed my drive (for me, anyways) to about 20 yards shy of the green, perfect angle, neither bunker in my way. Double bogey.

    Managed to straighten it out near the end, with a couple of pars and a birdie, but with all the doubles and triples early, I obviously didn't score very well.
     
  6. Piobaire

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    good to hear pio. that will help you a lot.

    Aren't you from MI originally. You should come back and take a trip to northern MI one of these days. GREAT courses here.


    I've seen some of them, just was not a golfer at the time. You're correct, some stunning landscapes. In fact, Mrs. Piob and I are looking forward to 3-4 years down the road, when we're hopefully proficient enough not to embarass ourselves and doing some golfing vacations. Nice resorts in beautiful locations ftw.

    Killed my drive (for me, anyways) to about 20 yards shy of the green, perfect angle, neither bunker in my way. Double bogey.

    Dood, from what little I know, a 280 yard up hill drive is killing it for most pro golfers.
     
  7. imschatz

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    I've seen some of them, just was not a golfer at the time. You're correct, some stunning landscapes. In fact, Mrs. Piob and I are looking forward to 3-4 years down the road, when we're hopefully proficient enough not to embarass ourselves and doing some golfing vacations. Nice resorts in beautiful locations ftw.



    Dood, from what little I know, a 280 yard up hill drive is killing it for most pro golfers.

    Depends on how up-hill. But ya, 280 yards regardless is a well hit drive for the average golfer. Had a drive last week that was close to 340 off a slightly elevated tee. I love angry drives. The kind you get after a shitty couple holes, and you just say "**** it, I'm going to try and break this ball".
     
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    I've come to the realization that I am about a 12 and do not have the time to be better than a 12, so I'm just be happy with it. I play maybe 8 times a year, 2-4 range sessions a year, obviously not going to improve with that, but I also haven't shot worse than 92 in about 5 years...played this past Saturday at Angeles National in Los Angeles - if you haven't tried it or haven't played it recently, it's looking great with the new clubhouse. I kicked it around for 4 hours for an 85 - my first round in 4 months (new baby).
     
  9. imschatz

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    I've come to the realization that I am about a 12 and do not have the time to be better than a 12, so I'm just be happy with it. I play maybe 8 times a year, 2-4 range sessions a year, obviously not going to improve with that, but I also haven't shot worse than 92 in about 5 years...played this past Saturday at Angeles National in Los Angeles - if you haven't tried it or haven't played it recently, it's looking great with the new clubhouse. I kicked it around for 4 hours for an 85 - my first round in 4 months (new baby).
    Shooting in the 80's would be perfect. I hope to get there sometime this season. Good enough that if you go out with guys from work you don't embarass yourself, and not so good to require constant practice. My problem is I can't seem to string together 18 holes. Last time I was out, I was 10 over after 15. Finished with a tripple-tripple-tripple. Seriously .. wtf is that!?!
     
  10. itsstillmatt

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    I almost never drive it more than about 270.
     
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    I think you guys are focussing on the drive way too much and not enough on the part where it took me 5 strokes to get into the cup from 20 yards off the green.
     
  12. Piobaire

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    We were being nice to you.
     
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    I almost never drive it more than about 270.

    This.

    I think you guys are focussing on the drive way too much and not enough on the part where it took me 5 strokes to get into the cup from 20 yards off the green.

    I feel your pain. This has happened to me so many times and is so frustrating. I remember after one such hole looking at my friend and making the comment, "2 shots to get 470 yards and 4 shots for the last 30 feet. Ridiculous."
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think you guys are focussing on the drive way too much and not enough on the part where it took me 5 strokes to get into the cup from 20 yards off the green.
    Well, that is because I do this all the time now. I don't hit the ball any worse than when I was scratch, maybe I hit it better. Unfortunately, I shoot around 80-85 on a bad day, which means a shitload of shots on and around the greens. Once in awhile I can get hot with my putter, but I can't chip if I don't practice. [​IMG]
     
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    This thread has got me thinking about getting some new clubs finally, especially after just how crappy my irons felt yesterday. I'll just have to put "new clubs" on the items-to-purchase list, which no thanks to the denizens of StyleForum, is already overbrimming with the finest and most expensive versions of everything. Why, just in the past two days I've learned I need a Stowa Marine Original and a bird's beak paring knife. [​IMG]
     
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    I almost never drive it more than about 270.

    yeah, I leave my woods at home as well.

    I think you guys are focussing on the drive way too much and not enough on the part where it took me 5 strokes to get into the cup from 20 yards off the green.

    Early in the season it's less about scoring and more about bragging rights. At least, that's how it was for me.

    And, if it took you 5 shots to get down from 20 yards out, you might just look at a new PW instead of a whole new set of irons. That is, if you absolutely MUST buy something.
     
  17. Piobaire

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    This thread has got me thinking about getting some new clubs finally, especially after just how crappy my irons felt yesterday. I'll just have to put "new clubs" on the items-to-purchase list, which no thanks to the denizens of StyleForum, is already overbrimming with the finest and most expensive versions of everything. Why, just in the past two days I've learned I need a Stowa Marine Original and a bird's beak paring knife.

    [​IMG]


    Hey, not only did I just buy a complete set of semi-decent clubs, for a sport I can't really play yet, I also just had them re-gripped. How am I doing?
     
  18. imschatz

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    And, if it took you 5 shots to get down from 20 yards out, you might just look at a new PW instead of a whole new set of irons. That is, if you absolutely MUST buy something.
    If the only "wedge" you have in your bag is a PW .. I envy you. I have 4 wedges. PW, and a 50, 54, 58. I can hit my PW 150ish, and like the 3 other wedges to fill out the space between 50 to 150 yards. Don't use the 58 much though, mainly because my home course is pretty easy with little requirment to play flop or bunker shots.
     
  19. archetypal_yuppie

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    ...I can hit my PW 150ish...

    [​IMG]
     

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