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  1. Thread: Golf union

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    Re: Golf union

    Thanks. Silly question but is it just my name I need to contact them with
  2. Thread: Golf union

    by MrC
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    Golf union

    Hi all

    Joined a golf club and paid my English golf union fee

    Handed in my 3 cards and got my handicap of 21

    Should I receive anything from English Golf union as nothing has come through so...
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    Re: Letting people through while in a comp?

    this is the reason why golf clubs struggle in my opinion. we are all playing for fun unless you happen to be fortunate enough to be a pro.
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    Re: This is gonna hurt...

    I have an old gap wedge for exactly this. Anytime I think I may ruin/damage a club I use it.

    Helps me because I don't care if it breaks so generally can focus on the shot. If I was using my new...
  5. Thread: Chipping club

    by MrC
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    Re: Chipping club

    Thanks for the replies

    Obviously everyone is different and found a way that works for them although it seems the answers are for a lot a loft (56' +) or 8 iron (similar)

    Why not a pitching...
  6. Thread: Chipping club

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    Chipping club

    Hi all

    Short game needs practice and joined a club with nice practice area

    When I was a kid I remember having one club(8 iron) no idea of loft. But I could play a lot of different shots well...
  7. Thread: Holiday books

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    Holiday books

    Anyone recommend a good golf book to take?
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    Tough par 4 what do you do

    420 yards

    very tight tree lined slight dog leg

    safe play is 5 iron, 6 iron, wedge

    aggressive play is driver, 7 iron

    the driver brings trouble and missing lift or right means lost ball
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    Re: Phone as a GPS/distance measuring device

    Are phones not allowed then?
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    Re: Phone as a GPS/distance measuring device

    thanks. I have downloaded hole 19. It's seems good just getting some notes as well about the course and hazards etc
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    Phone as a GPS/distance measuring device

    Does any one use their phone as a GPS Or distance measuring device?

    would you recommend it?

    how much does it cost?

    whats the app?

    thanks
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    Re: 2016 pro v1 for high handicapper

    Very true 😀
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    Re: 2016 pro v1 for high handicapper

    Thanks, it's true what you say. Although right now I don't think the ball makes much difference
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    Re: 2016 pro v1 for high handicapper

    Exactly, never had to put one back in the pack before at the end of 18..... I might frame it
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    Re: 2016 pro v1 for high handicapper

    that's true - I was actually more worried about them doing more harm with the extra spin making my drives even wider!!
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    Re: 2016 pro v1 for high handicapper

    They were a freebie so no need to worry about laying out

    don't want to sell them as I quite fancy using them

    played one last night and the ball made it round and is still in the bag for...
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    Re: Greetings from another novice

    I wouldn't completely dismiss a box set either. Work out your budget and then work out your best option. You will be learning the game but most importantly is that you enjoy yourself and get...
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    Re: 2016 pro v1 for high handicapper

    generally lose 1 per round. I do like the super soft but I was given the pro v1s
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    2016 pro v1 for high handicapper

    Hi

    i have been given a dozen 2016 pro v1.

    obviously a great ball but should I use them or wait until I improve? Will the extra spin impact me negativity by losing more tee shots

    ball of...
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    Re: gaining a handicap without joining a club?

    So you want to play in competitions but don't want to pay to join a club. its not so much that golf is expensive it's what you are trying to do. Competition are regulated and designed to be for...
  21. Thread: First Handicap

    by MrC
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    Re: First Handicap

    I don't think you are wrong in your thinking.

    However for me I just want to get the best handicap I can. I know I will get better the more I play.
  22. Thread: First Handicap

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    Re: First Handicap

    thanks - that's what I am hoping. based on yesterday I would be about a 26/27 when really I can play to 20-22 (possible 18 if I had a great round and got a few bounces)
  23. Thread: First Handicap

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    Re: First Handicap

    The update is that the pro wanted us to play off whites for handicap so we did.

    Had an absolute stinker but nothing to do with the tees. Worst round for a long time even if I did have a chip in...
  24. Thread: First Handicap

    by MrC
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    Re: First Handicap

    thanks Louise - I will ask the pro later. There is a SSS for the yellows which is one shot less than the whites
  25. Thread: First Handicap

    by MrC
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    First Handicap

    Hi all

    So I finally went and joined a club.....

    Going there this evening to meet the pro and have a practice (played there before but now I am official :))

    with regards the three cards for...
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