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Official Golf Thread

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

  1. StephenHero

    StephenHero Senior member

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    I didn't play today but if I did I would have shot around 84.
     
  2. TheButler

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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. [​IMG]

    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.
     
  3. dganderson

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    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.
     
  4. imschatz

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    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+. [​IMG]
     
  5. nootje

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    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 )
     
  6. imschatz

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    They do a green croc print on their higher end shoes. They also do custom color combinations. My brother just ordered a pretty slick pair of green/white Footjoy's [our football team is green/white].
     
  7. Piobaire

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    For nice looking leather golf shoes, I picked up a couple of pair of these BB models on clearance a while back. At $500 retail they were [​IMG], at $250 clearance they were still [​IMG] but I pulled the trigger anyway.

    Wore the blue ones this weekend for the first time. Really liked them.
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize=

    I don't think I'd buy leather golf shoes as my only pair. Wouldn't want to wear these in the mud. But for nice weather days or whatever, I really like them.

    Also got these in brown:
    http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatP...=&sectionsize=
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Senior member

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    Those are very sharp, Mark.
     
  10. StephenHero

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  11. archetypal_yuppie

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    ^ Ew.

    Golf is the once chance you have to wear spectators without looking like a fag or a douche, and you wanna go for the bicycle-toed kenneth cole look?
     
  12. Douglas

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    I wear hideous but oh-so-comfortable Foot Joys that I find on fire sale at Dick's Sporting Goods. I once spent on a really nice-looking pair of Nikes - they looked like real dress shoes - and they hurt my feet so badly I swore off the nicer-looking ones forever. And if you get those white spectators you're only going to scuff them to hell your first time out anyways, so I just don't worry about it anymore.
     
  13. Pilot

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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?



    No offense, but just go out and play some rounds first. You're new to golf. just because your computer says yout hit your 7 iron 175 one time doesn't mean that is the right club for that shot. Just go out and have fun and play a real game of golf.

    You can look at a gps layout of a green and see the a flag is position 6 yards from the front and 10 yards from the back of the green. But can you really distinguinsh the difference in your swing and have the ability to control a shot within +- 5 yards?

    I know you say you're a tech nerd, but just go out and play a couple rounds. Leave your cell phone in the car, enjoy the nice weather, step off some yards, and hit the ball. You'll learn far more doing this than what your gps can tell you.

    Golf is mainly about feel, developing an eye for shots, and being creative.
     
  14. Piobaire

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    No offense, but just go out and play some rounds first. You're new to golf. just because your computer says yout hit your 7 iron 175 one time doesn't mean that is the right club for that shot. Just go out and have fun and play a real game of golf.

    You can look at a gps layout of a green and see the a flag is position 6 yards from the front and 10 yards from the back of the green. But can you really distinguinsh the difference in your swing and have the ability to control a shot within +- 5 yards?

    I know you say you're a tech nerd, but just go out and play a couple rounds. Leave your cell phone in the car, enjoy the nice weather, step off some yards, and hit the ball. You'll learn far more doing this than what your gps can tell you.

    Golf is mainly about feel, developing an eye for shots, and being creative.


    You are correct, I need to get out and play some rounds. However, as I said, this would be based on many data points, per iron, and an average distance calculated not just a single data point per iron so your summation on that was incorrect.

    Been doing the three tee putting drill this week. Getting that routine down pat.
     
  15. Dakota rube

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    Golf is mainly about feel, developing an eye for shots, and being creative.

    Golf, to me, has always been just about getting outdoors and enjoying myself. I never really care what I score.

    But your advice to pio is perfect: go hit the ball. Walk off some yardages; I'm sure the sprinkler heads wherever you'll play are marked.

    Have fun! Golf is a great game if not taken too seriously.
     
  16. Thomas

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    I wear hideous but oh-so-comfortable Foot Joys that I find on fire sale at Dick's Sporting Goods. I once spent on a really nice-looking pair of Nikes - they looked like real dress shoes - and they hurt my feet so badly I swore off the nicer-looking ones forever. And if you get those white spectators you're only going to scuff them to hell your first time out anyways, so I just don't worry about it anymore.

    Funny enough, I got a pair of white Nike Saddles, right around the time my playing dwindled to once or twice a year. Damn things still look pretty new. This was...nine years ago?
     
  17. Pilot

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    You are correct, I need to get out and play some rounds. However, as I said, this would be based on many data points, per iron, and an average distance calculated not just a single data point per iron so your summation on that was incorrect.


    You missed the point. Leave your yardage calculator at home for now. Go play.
     
  18. BDC2823

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    You are correct, I need to get out and play some rounds. However, as I said, this would be based on many data points, per iron, and an average distance calculated not just a single data point per iron so your summation on that was incorrect.

    Been doing the three tee putting drill this week. Getting that routine down pat.


    I agree about forgetting about looking at the course layout and deciding what club to hit what distance beforehand. I used to do this...(just to see if I could get away with not having to hit a 5 or 6 iron), but its pretty useless. Elevation changes, wind direction and speed, trees and even their height, pin placement, slopes, tee box location, hazards, how you are hitting the ball that day and what clubs are working for you, etc. are all factors that come into play and can change on the fly once you are out there.

    I've had courses I've never played on before where I thought I'd be hitting one club and once I actually got onto the hole it was completely different. Even the same hole can one day be a 7 iron and the next be a 3 iron. I've played in Vegas with heavy winds where I'd hit a driver 325 plus on one hole with the wind and then 175 on the next into the wind. So that 155 yard par 3 that looks like a 7 iron on paper can easily become something completely different.
     
  19. Piobaire

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    Well, the ranger finder has slope built in, so you get the corrected distance.

    I don't know. Do you folks just grab a club at random or have you mentally dialed in approximate yardages for yourself? Yes, I'm brand new and will be full of changes to my game, this just seemed a pretty intelligent way to get a guesstimate of which club to pick. Also, good way to chart increases in club distance.

    I see everyone out there with little pads checking yardage. Figured that over time, this would be a much slicker way, eliminating little notebooks and the need to pace off yards.

    I was watching the Muirwood this weekend. I heard how Jack was the first to keep a yardage book. Would anyone like to guess a chance at the odds a bunch of people told him to forget that fancy idea and just play golf? [​IMG]
     
  20. BDC2823

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    Well, the ranger finder has slope built in, so you get the corrected distance. I don't know. Do you folks just grab a club at random or have you mentally dialed in approximate yardages for yourself? Yes, I'm brand new and will be full of changes to my game, this just seemed a pretty intelligent way to get a guesstimate of which club to pick. Also, good way to chart increases in club distance. I see everyone out there with little pads checking yardage. Figured that over time, this would be a much slicker way, eliminating little notebooks and the need to pace off yards. I was watching the Muirwood this weekend. I heard how Jack was the first to keep a yardage book. Would anyone like to guess a chance at the odds a bunch of people told him to forget that fancy idea and just play golf? [​IMG]
    I'm not a pro and just go out there for fun, but I know the distances I normally hit each club. If I'm hitting the ball a club longer than normal, or vice-versa, I'll adjust to that. When I get to my ball if on the fairway (or usually rough)/tee I check the yardage via gps on cart or from yardage markers if there is no gps. Then I'll look at what kind of lie I have and where I want to land the ball taking into account where the hazards are. Check wind and any elevation changes and then decide which club will work best for me in that situation and then hit the ball. Next step is usually saying "Damn it" and then going over to my ball hoping it isn't behind a tree or that it rolled into a lake. [​IMG] Edit: I probably didn't read enough into your post but I was assuming you meant that you'd look at the scorecard on your comp/clubhouse to decide what club you were going to use on a hole once you actually got onto the course, instead of just figuring it out while you were out there.
     

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