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IronInsanity

IronInsanity

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I started playing a couple years ago and have developed an intense love/hate relationship with it. If anyone had told me that the more you practice the worse you get I would have never started lol. Seriously, my biggest problem (as is most everyone's) is consistency, or lack thereof. When I'm on, I can shoot an 80, but the next day I can look like I just started. I've sworn I'm never going back at least a dozen times. But it's now an addiction. Anyone else hooked on golf?
 
IronSoul

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Haha that's just golf man! Yeah, I'm hooked as well. My fiancée just bought me new callaway steelhead irons this past Christmas. Really wanting to get the new epic sub zero. I went and hit it and fell in love.


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IronInsanity

IronInsanity

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Haha that's just golf man! Yeah, I'm hooked as well. My fiancée just bought me new callaway steelhead irons this past Christmas. Really wanting to get the new epic sub zero. I went and hit it and fell in love.


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It makes it worse/better for me that I'm in warm weather year-round.
 
IronSoul

IronSoul

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It makes it worse/better for me that I'm in warm weather year-round.

Damn that would be nice. I hate not playing in the winter


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IronInsanity

IronInsanity

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Makes it hot in the summer (110) unless you get out early, but otherwise it's nice playing in the winter. It's a small town too so the course is never crowded.
 
midevil

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bought a Harley and tossed my clubs back in 03. Haven't played since..
 
JackD

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Love playing anytime of the year. Even when it's 100 out. My problem is I start thinking about everything I'm doing half way through, which is at the same moment I look like a retard hitting balls everywhere else than where I wanted them to go. If the mind can be shut off, and I can act like I don't care, well, then I do awesome.

Mostly why there is so much drinking in golf, keeps the body loose and the mind from getting flooded with thoughts. Play my best games buzzed as hell!!
 
Lizard King

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I find the bigger you get the harder it is to be consistent with a swing. More shoulder mass, wider chest, makes you break your elbow and it's all downhill from there. I love to play, when I hit the ball right from the tee, it's freaking gone. When I don't I'm out searching and enjoying a beer and stoggie while I search for random balls in the woods. I've played at some really nice courses that I should not have been on. Amazing what money buys when your company is paying for an event.
 
shortz

shortz

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I just started playing 6 weeks ago. We put our daughter in to it and I had no idea how to hit a golf ball, so, I started taking lessons to learn.

Let me tell you, having an instructor is sooooo valuable. On days that I hit the ball on my own, I feel a bit lost and start screwing up really bad. These folks will catch your bad habits and correct them. Just when I think I have my set up right, they correct something I am messing up. Just when I think my swing is getting good, I do something that changes the swing path or my form and they catch those too.

Within 6 weeks I am driving the ball, consistently, pretty close to the path I want and hitting it about 200-250+ yards with a moderately powered swing and focusing on form. I am sure I will be hitting it about 400 yards once I am able to hold my form well and go full power.

My biggest issue is with chipping. I think more golfers suck at chipping more than anything. I am willing to bet if you got with an instructor for long enough to get a good chipping swing, you will be golden.
 
IronInsanity

IronInsanity

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I just started playing 6 weeks ago. We put our daughter in to it and I had no idea how to hit a golf ball, so, I started taking lessons to learn.

Let me tell you, having an instructor is sooooo valuable. On days that I hit the ball on my own, I feel a bit lost and start screwing up really bad. These folks will catch your bad habits and correct them. Just when I think I have my set up right, they correct something I am messing up. Just when I think my swing is getting good, I do something that changes the swing path or my form and they catch those too.

Within 6 weeks I am driving the ball, consistently, pretty close to the path I want and hitting it about 200-250+ yards with a moderately powered swing and focusing on form. I am sure I will be hitting it about 400 yards once I am able to hold my form well and go full power.

My biggest issue is with chipping. I think more golfers suck at chipping more than anything. I am willing to bet if you got with an instructor for long enough to get a good chipping swing, you will be golden.
Let me just tell you... when you think you have figured it out... it's just momentary. Enjoy it though. It's a lot of fun. I play 3-4 times a week.
 
DungeonDweller

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Consistency eludes me. When I play more I get more consistent but I have other interests these days and don't golf weekly, let alone monthly. I just play like crap, enjoy the "walk in the park", flirting with beer cart girls, and try not to worry about it.

Haven't gotten out yet this year... Hmmm maybe tomorrow.
 
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