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      06-14-2014, 09:31 PM   #1
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So who on this board plays Golf often?

Been playing since I was probably in my early teens, just not very consistently. I'm at the point in my life now where I can play about once a week and looking to improve. Bought some forgiving taylorMade irons two years ago and looking to get something a little more geared towards a middle handicap player. I don't hit my short irons as long as I used to, and I'm not totally sure why. My guess is I have slowed my swing down and it's not so erratic, so when I do hit them they don't go as far either.

Anyway, who here plays and enjoys the sport?
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      06-14-2014, 10:03 PM   #2
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Caddied when I was a kid and couldn't afford it. Been playing for about 12 years, semi regularly. I bought a set of Nike Covert forged irons a couple of months ago. Ball rockets off them. Very forgiving on off center hits. Handicap down 2 since, and i know it's not that I'm better. It's either the greatest or the stupidest game ever, isn't it?
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      06-14-2014, 11:11 PM   #3
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I use to play a lot. After RA, I haven't played nor practiced for 5+ years.
I even have a golf swinging place with net set up inside my basement. As soon as it gets better, I am planning to start practice.

As for a Golf clubs. i am a fan of PING irons. Anser,G,i,or S. I tend to lean towards i's.
I still have i5, and TM R5's.
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      06-14-2014, 11:20 PM   #4
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Started late in the game (around 22) and have been playing for 9 years now. Got CGTF certified in 2008 and lowest handicap held was a 4. I play weekly but I don't keep a handicap anymore. I'll shoot from 75-85 depending on how hot the weather is or how drunk I am.

I use to love this game but have lost my passion to improve for several years. I find that I enjoy the game more when I care less about the score (hence the drinking). Good friends and a dozen or two beers and it'll be a happy day regardless.

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I also have 3 other full sets for what I call "experimental" failures over the years. I just keep going back to my old school setup. Good thing is, I'm a recovering addict that has not bought clubs in the past 3 years.
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      06-15-2014, 09:19 AM   #5
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This is a BMW forum, doubt too many people would play golf here......
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      06-15-2014, 01:38 PM   #6
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I've played mini golf. Almost the same, right?
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      06-15-2014, 07:58 PM   #7
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I started to play on Monday's at the club I was a caddie during high school. I have continued to play and trend a 4 handicap. This year, I actually when to the Titleist Performance Institute(TPI) for a full bag fitting (minus the putter). The fitting experience was by the far the best money spent for golf. I no longer think about other clubs since I have exactly what I need. It is amazing being fit by the same people that fit the professional golfers. I was shocked by how much he could tell from the ball flight and trackman just confirmed what he saw from each shot.

When I was leaving TPI, a LPGA player stopped in (knew she was a LPGA player since they were discussing her travel plans for the next event).
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      06-16-2014, 08:36 AM   #8
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When my wife used to work weekends I would play every week but now I play once a year if I'm lucky. Last time I played was at the Shattuck in New Hampshire and I hit a hole-in-one on the second hole. I told myself I retired from Golf that day.

Funny story - When we were leaving we told the cart guy about it and he said I could register the HIO with the PGA and they would send me a certificate. I went on the website and it said it had to be a true round and not a practice round, meaning I had to use the same ball for the entire course. I laughed out loud because I was probably on my fifth ball by whole two and actually ran out by the 16th. Needless to say, my hole-in-one is not registered with the PGA.
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      06-16-2014, 08:43 AM   #9
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I've been an athlete all my life.....

I can do everything sports related and I can do it fairly well.....

I know for a fact I can do baseball at a scholarship level at least, so that accounts for something....

but if you told me that I'd win a 45,000sqft mansion on an island off of San Diego if could just hit a golf ball with a golf club in the air, I'd fail.....

I've been playing baseball since I was 6 years old - there is NO WAY I can just up and change the way I swing a stick.....

I've tried hitting a golf ball on 3 or 4 different holes at a golf course with my buddy back in 2002 - I'd roll over the ball on my swing - never got that fucking ball to go higher than 3 feet......

haven't swung a golf club in 12 years.....but I've been in the cages, I've taken grounders at 3rd base, I've spend countless hours in the gym hitting jumpers and I've thrown a football further than Uncle Rico.....

eff golf...eff it all over it's stupid face.....
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      06-16-2014, 09:56 AM   #10
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Here in South Florida it’s almost mandatory that you play. I tried a couple times but can’t get into the sport.
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      06-16-2014, 10:23 AM   #11
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Given the name, I'm sure you can tell that I don't play a lot of golf.

Played through high school and in to college, never had quite enough money to make it all the way past the mini tours when I was playing a lot and had to go and get a real job. I now hold a +2 and am able to play 3 to 4 times a week when I'm not in the end of quarter scramble (right now) which is when I only play once a week.

I have more full sets of golf clubs than I care to count, from all manufacturers. Though I have played almost exclusively Titleist clubs since I was on staff with them. Golf is one of the few things I have left where I can go and play with some friends, have little to no stress and play for a few dollars.
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      06-17-2014, 02:07 PM   #12
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Does anybody who currently play participate in any state/local/national tournaments in their area?
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      06-18-2014, 07:41 AM   #13
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This thread makes me sad. I haven't made it to the links one time this year yet. I was planning on going for my birthday this weekend, but I'm not sure it will play out in my favor.

Last year I only got out twice.


This truly is a first world problem.
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      06-18-2014, 09:02 AM   #14
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I tried golfing once. It was horrible. I was so annoyed
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I tried golfing once. It was horrible. I was so annoyed
Golfing should also include a lot of alcohol and good friends with which to enjoy the terrible time you are having.
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I just got fit for irons/driver and ended up with a Ping G25 driver (they are letting me use the demo until the G30 comes out, which should be soon) and Ping Karsten irons/hybrid combo, which are max game improvement irons that are supposed to be superb. They should come in Friday.
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I used to play a lot. I was number one varsity in high school now a days I only have time to play two or three times a year. Still averaging a score of 81. All muscle memory.
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Been playing since I was 9... Dad put clubs in mine and my brothers had the same Christmas. We all go on a 4 day golf trip every year together. I play about 2 times a week at the country club i live on and am a member at here in Charlotte. We have 36 holes so a nice little variety. Also going to be redoing our North Course very shortly. South course was finished up in 2011.. 7,900 yards from the tips... longest course in NC
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I play 4 times a week. Love the game can never get enough of it.
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I play 4 times a week. Love the game can never get enough of it.
I am lucky if I get out once a week, 4 times is crazy. I have been playing since I was 6, used to be better than I am now, currently a 6.
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Just a lot of disc golf for me.
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I am lucky if I get out once a week, 4 times is crazy. I have been playing since I was 6, used to be better than I am now, currently a 6.
I hear ya. I usually work 4am-noon so that leaves me all afternoon to play golf and now that it doesn't get dark till 8 I can easily fit in a round here and there. Currently am a +.5 right now.

home course: La Purisima Golf course.

what are your home courses guys?
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