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    Re: Is the cost of a ball making you play badly?

    I'm trying to imagine the Pro's on the 17th tee at Sawgrass, or the 12th at Augusta, asking their caddies to reach in the bag and pull out a couple of Lake balls because they are worried about losing...
  2. Re: Been Invited To Play In a Club Match For The First Time!

    Don't forget the club tie
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    Re: TV Series - What Are You Watching?

    Deep State.
    I thought the first episode was rubbish, but having been persuaded by my Dad to keep watching, I now think itís brilliant !
  4. Thread: Senior Majors

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    Re: Senior Majors

    I agree entirely.

    Also, what is it with these Ladies "Majors"? Come on, just Lady golfers playing for big pots of money, I say it's all a load of nonsense, convince me otherwise :rolleyes:
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    Re: What stand bag ??

    I will never buy another stand bag unless itís a Ping!
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    Re: I played today and...(Rolling thread)

    Good afternoon, my namesí James and today I played terrible golf.
    I hit only 2 fairways, both were using irons (one was a Misshit), and only 8 shots were less than awful!
    Not a good day on the...
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    Re: Which type of wedge in a greenside bunker?

    Any sand wedge should be fine, assuming the bounce is suitable.
    I used to have a set of Howson Derby irons, the sand wedge was awful (in theory) but I was really good with it.

    So I would suggest...
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    Re: So what are you listening to at the moment?

    Radioheadís OK Computer.
    Up there with The Bends and Revolver as the best album of all time
  9. Thread: Films

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    Re: Films

    Was that the same story as Essex Boys, with Sean Bean ?
  10. Thread: Yanny or Laurel

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    Poll: Re: Yanny or Laurel

    Laurel
  11. Thread: Club distances

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    Re: Club distances

    I imagine most are good enough to know, but may be arenít good enough to do
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    Re: Club distances

    Itís about learning, hole to hole, where to miss.
  13. Thread: Club distances

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    Re: Club distances

    Interesting, I often find that being short isnít a bad thing. In fact i recall at Beau Desert I asked the pro for any tips, and his reply was not to go long, short is safe.
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    Re: Playing here in a couple of weeks....

    Itís either his local pitch n putt or Carnoustie
  15. Thread: Club distances

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    Re: Club distances

    I reckon we are standard for decent players, getting a little older, but not one of the young starlets who hit it a mile.
  16. Thread: Club distances

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    Re: Club distances

    Agreed, my Titleist fitting last Spring had my swing speed at 107 iirc. So the distances Iíve stated are similar to those on the chart.
    Apparently I was 3-4 mph too slow for x stiff shafts.
  17. Thread: Club distances

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    Re: Club distances

    Fairways are soooo overrated though Phil!
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    Re: Club distances

    You do need a starting point however. So you can start with a club that goes x yards, and then vary it based on wind, slopes, warmth, pin position etc etc
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    Re: Club distances

    I have 50, 54 & 58 degree wedges
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    Re: Club distances

    I work on approximates around:

    PW - 130
    8 iron - 155
    6 iron - 180
    4 iron - 205
    4 wood - 230
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    Re: Playing here in a couple of weeks....

    I think you hit a nerve DaveR
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    Re: Playing here in a couple of weeks....

    At least you know that if it gets too difficult you can use Stableford scoring to help you along!
  23. Thread: Medal Rounds

    by JamesR
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    Re: Medal Rounds

    Thanks, I'll take my prize in installments if that's ok :thup:
  24. Thread: Medal Rounds

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    Re: Medal Rounds

    I agree, if you start playing all of your stablefords like they are medals you may well improve your game. This is why lower handicappers see both formats as being pretty much the same thing. As we...
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    Re: 3rd Best Player Ever

    Kim Jong-Il - actually, he was probably the best ever if you believe his scores :thup:

    Closely followed by Donald Trump
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