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  1. JonW

    Golf shoes

    @casuk - which model did you go for?
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    Repairing terrible greens

    A public shaming was not my intention at all. I love the layout of the course and really want the owner and the course to do well and get things back on track. My question was more about whether the greens are likely to improve (with time and love) or whether I should cut my losses now and...
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    Repairing terrible greens

    I’m not looking at name calling or blaming anyone. I think that the owner and green staff under huge pressure to make ends meet and I feel sorry for them. I was more wondering whether those greens were repairable, and I should give it some time, or whether just to move on to another nearby...
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    Repairing terrible greens

    This is how bad I’m talking (from someone else):
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    Repairing terrible greens

    Ouch. The lack of green staff would explain why the greens are in such appalling state then. I think that the problem is that the course has been going downhill for a few years, meaning that members leave and there’s less money, so the course doesn’t get the financing it needs - a huge...
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    Repairing terrible greens

    @MetalMickie - Yes, there are only two of them. How many would you expect? (It’s a pretty hilly par 70 (with little sand in the bunkers))
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    Repairing terrible greens

    That’s a good call. There may be some underlying reason why they’re rubbish and it may be reversible. (However, I suspect that it’s just down to very few hoots being given!)
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    Repairing terrible greens

    The course has two green keepers and they’ve been around for a few years. My feeling is that if they’ve let the greens get to this condition, then they can’t be that bothered. The club also seem to be struggling financially and I think that this is putting a strain on the course and the...
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    Repairing terrible greens

    The local course where I’m a member now has truly awful greens. There are big bald patches with no grass on the surface at all, they’re really patchy and bobbly and are (currently) rock hard. I appreciate that they may have had reduced maintenance during lockdown, but this deterioration has...
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    whats the differential between pitching and chipping please

    Is it only a ‘bump and run’ if I don’t return to look at the new answers? 😉
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    whats the differential between pitching and chipping please

    So if I'm understanding correctly... Chipping has no wrist action at all (played like a putting stroke) and pitching normally involves some wrist action?
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    Aerating Greens

    Yeh, there’s been a lot going on at the club and I suspect that this has slipped down the list (and it’s showing!). Would you expect a club to own an aeration / tining machine or is this something they’d need to hire in?
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    Aerating Greens

    I joined a golf club last June after 20 years away from the game. Since joining the club I’ve noticed that the greens have never been aerated. The greens aren’t great and definitely need some TLC! Q1. Is there any ‘technical’ reason why they shouldn’t have been aerated in that time or is it...
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    custom fitting in the north west

    I'm going to try to dig this thread up again as a lot can change in 9 years! I'm looking to get a new set of irons this year and want to have them custom fitted. I don't particularly want to be limited to just one brand, so somewhere that offers a selection would be good. Where/who would you...
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    New shaft in my driver?

    Thanks @clubchamp98. I’ll chat to my pro about it and see what he recommends. I’ll let you know what he says and where we get to. (y)
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    New shaft in my driver?

    Yep, that makes the most sense. Thanks (y)
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    New shaft in my driver?

    I returned to golf earlier this year after a 20 year layoff. I’m currently playing off 14, but am hoping to get lower. About three months in I bought a second hand Ping G30 driver with a stock Ping (stiff) shaft to replace the ancient driver I had before. To my question... Everyone seems to...
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    Lightweight waterproof stand bag

    What did you go for?
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    Garden mirror

    For my first attempt, I got six A3 sized acryllic mirror sheets from ebay and mounted them on some 0.5" ply wood. However, I'd strongly recommend against doing that as each of the six flexed slightly differently, so it looked like the hall of funny mirrors at Blackpool - either that, or that's...
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    Rory - hmmmmmmm!

    Whilst I agree with Rory and would like to see the courses (both sides of the pond) more challenging for the pros, he has to remember that this event was also a pro-am. If every pin is tucked behind a bunker or on a slope then it make take the amateurs six hours to get round and make their day...
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