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Don't see it mentioned much apart from when the Ryder Cup or Masters come around, so I'm expecting this article to flop

Anyone get out and play regularly, enter club level medals or stableford comps?

Any weekend hackers just enjoy it for a laugh and a few beers after?

Maybe someone who's just taken it up?

I couldn't play for a year almost due to a bad shoulder, but since October have been getting back amongst it finally feel I can trust myself injury free

Any amusing or good stories from your round, or freakishly lucky breaks you've had?

Best course played at? (UK and abroad)

Golf is lovely, so anyone who thinks otherwise can do one

posted on 3/7/17

I'm pretty poor with my driver. I've got a Taylor Made r1 (stiff shaft) and a Taylor Made r7 425 (regular shaft) about 10 years old.

I've never been able to hit the r1 properly despite all the adjustments you can make.

Might invest in a new one this week. Never been a fan of Callaway, and fancy a change from TaylorMade despite the reviews of the newest ones. Any ideas?

comment by Mike (U1170)

posted on 17/7/17

Only just seen this Sir Kenneth sorry.

I bought and sold an R1, could never get used to it despite as you say trying every adjustment I was driving terribly.

I've gone back to my Taylormade Burner Superfast 2.0 and will stick with that for a while, it's been good to me

comment by Mike (U1170)

posted on 1/8/17

My Mrs has bought me 4 hours worth of 'playing lessons' with the club pro near me for my birthday at the weekend. Can go out for a full 18 with him, maybe that and 9 holes if I choose a quiet time, or I'll probably use 3 separate 9 holes and play the back 9 on my own to work on what he's said.

I'm guessing she was picking up on how much I've moaned when I've got back from a round the last few months

posted on 2/8/17

Never had an on course lesson, but got my 2nd lesson on the range tomorrow. Been slow progress since the first but pre lesson I had 2 94's and a 95, since I had a 89 and a 81 at the weekend which should have been in the 70's, shank on the par 3 14th, ended up trebling it! Doubled the last too.

Bought a Taylor Made M2 from a mate, only hit 2 good drives Saturday out of 12, but the misses weren't bad at all and surprisingly finishing with the same ball helps your score

comment by Mike (U1170)

posted on 2/8/17

I've never had an on course lesson either. Thinking of spreading my hours over a few 9 holes rather than a full round to rule out picking a day that I decide to play horrendously.

I'm looking for a new 3 wood or possible a hybrid, need to try a few. Not sure what degree of loft to go for either.

posted on 2/8/17

Never had a golf lesson, which explains why I can shoot an 86 one day and a 110 the next.

comment by Mike (U1170)

posted on 2/8/17



I've only ever had a few at the range. Learnt from my old man as a kid basically.

It does do your game good though VC if something is lacking or you feel in a rut with a certain club or part of your game, having the pro take a look at you really helps if they point something out you didn't even know you were doing.

posted on 2/8/17

Don't have a 3 wood or hybrid, just got a 5 wood at the moment. 3 wood always sounded good in principle, should be more controlled than a driver and still able to get good distance, but I was always actually less confident due to the smaller head.

Last lesson it was amazing how quickly he pinpointed 2 or 3 faults, made the changes and was hitting it very well during the lesson starting with 8 iron-6 iron-4 iron before finishing on the driver. Trouble is a couple of days later on the course I was concentrating that much on the initial swing movement that I stopped transferring my weight, therefore it became all arms and was coming way over the top for a massive pull.

Booked on for 9 holes tomorrow evening so can hopefully take the technique straight out on the course rather than forget it a few days later.

comment by Mike (U1170)

posted on 7/3/18

First round this year for me Friday, looking forward to it for now, but pretty sure by Friday afternoon I'll hate golf all over again.

posted on 7/3/18

Bah humbug. Expecting a big storm today. maybe upward of a foot of snow. Golfs just an April thru October sport here.

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