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  1. Thread: Dubai advice

    by Matty
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    Re: Dubai advice

    The majority of the golf courses are closer the Jumirah than the old centre of Dubai.

    Centrally you've got Dubai Creek, but down by the Jumirah Palm you've got Emirates Hills (1 & 2), Jumirah Golf...
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    Re: hybrids ,how do you hit them?

    I was trying to sweep the ball with my hybrids but often just ended up topping the ball. So I moved the ball back a little and but a more iron swing on it and it's improved the contact and flight...
  3. Thread: Playing solo

    by Matty
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    Re: Playing solo

    try to pace yourself too, one of the things I find when playing solo is that I rush things a little too much when if anything I should take a little more time.
  4. Thread: AG free round

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    Re: AG free round

    Same here, I can dig out a code I won't be using if anyone else could make use of it.
  5. Thread: Chipping Help

    by Matty
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    Re: Chipping Help

    Also these:

    If you know of / like Mark Crossfield:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz5sJeHrPMY

    If you want to try a slightly different approach called 'Linear Chipping':...
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    Re: Vacuum conundrum.

    To use an Americanism - sure you meant to say "Vacuums suck!"
  7. Thread: GolfBuddy GPS

    by Matty
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    Re: GolfBuddy GPS

    I have no major reason to dispute what you are saying but why on earth do these companies think it is right and acceptable to lie to their customers? Why not just be honest? Good customer service, in...
  8. Thread: GolfBuddy GPS

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    Re: GolfBuddy GPS

    That doesn't explain the email and verbal responses I've had telling me it would be done soon (i.e. within weeks) and it also doesn't explain how Garmin have managed to push the update out within 6...
  9. Thread: GolfBuddy GPS

    by Matty
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    GolfBuddy GPS

    I've had a GolfBuddy Tour GPS device for a few years now and thought I'd post a review of the good bits and the bad bits.

    The good first - it feels like a well built and sturdy device, fits...
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    Re: Iron distances...

    Sounds like we have very similar games then, I've never struggled with launch and height but do struggle with distance and the ball balloons up when playing directly into the wind. As such I think...
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    Re: Iron distances...

    There are all sorts of things that need considering here, quality of strike, dynamic loft and also what carry you are getting and how much roll out when comparing your self to others.

    All that...
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    Re: John Rahm's ball repositioning

    I've watched the TV footage a few times over and I have to say I could not be certain from that footage that the ball was replaced in a different position. Where there is reasonable doubt the game...
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    Re: Arthritis or Gout

    Solpadol are a straight forward pain killer. Amitriptyline are for nerve pain - and perhaps to help you sleep. Although they are officially an antidepressant they are virtually never used for that...
  14. Re: Airline has lost my golf clubs...............what to do anyone?

    Is there no hope your bag will turn up? We lost a suitcase recently returning from Paris and it arrived fine the following day. Are baggage departments looking out for it?
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    Re: Do you use a line on your ball to aim your putt?

    I use the alignment aid on the ball for putts beyond about 3-4 feet, shorter than this doesn't need the ball aiming on most greens where I play.
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    Re: the NEW way to chip....

    If my chipping was poor I'd give this a go but it does look very unorthodox - mind you so does one handed chipping and that works very well for some too.
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    Re: Your Never Too Old To Learn A Rule

    My reading of this was as follows:

    Match play - you've lost the hole already (perhaps you're 5 off the tee and conceded the hole) but can continue to play to the hole as 'practice'.

    Stroke play...
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    Re: Cambridge, Where to play?

    Haven't played the course but from a distance Saffron Waldon looked very nice and the car park was always packed.
  19. Thread: Lexi Thompson

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    Re: Lexi Thompson

    How are you ever going to prove something is deliberate?

    How often do you see in football and truly awful tackle made that injures a player for a manager to defend it as 'he's not a malicious...
  20. Thread: Lexi Thompson

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    Re: Lexi Thompson

    When I initially heard this on the Radio this morning my first thoughts were that it was harsh and ridiculous.

    However, have seen the TV reply for myself I actually now think it's entirely fair....
  21. Thread: Dog takes ball

    by Matty
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    Re: Dog takes ball

    Back to rule 19-1, says if the ball is deliberately deflected or stopped by outside agency (and we are working on the assumption that the dog is outside agency and picking the ball is is a deliberate...
  22. Thread: Dog takes ball

    by Matty
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    Re: Dog takes ball

    Ah, the key word being accidentally in the 'rub of the green' quote. So, if instead of picking up the ball, it hit the dog (poor thing) and then ran out of bounds would that be different again?
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    Re: Fylde Coast Courses

    I've only played at Fleetwood after getting some lessons with the pro. As an non-member I found the members and staff very friendly and the course looked great even at the end of a busy season. Will...
  24. Thread: Dog takes ball

    by Matty
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    Re: Dog takes ball

    http://www.randa.org/Rules-of-Golf/MainRules/19-Ball-in-Motion-Deflected-or-Stopped/SubRules/1-By-Outside-Agency#core

    I don't think that's right sadly. It's rub of the green and you'd proceed...
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    Re: Osteoarthritis and Golf

    Brufen and Naproxen are both anti-inflammatory medicines as well as pain relievers - they come with down side like upset stomach - hence the stomach protector named above.

    Try paracetamol before...
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