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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby vmixture on Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:58 pm

Played an away match yesterday for my club at a tough track. Won 6&5.

Life is good (for now).
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby CRFC Hammer on Tue May 02, 2017 8:23 am

Played my 1st round of the year yesterday at Brentwood (old South Weald), 32 points, starting an ending with par's. 4 hours to get round despite the occasional delays due to a couple of heavy showers and ducks crossing the fairways.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Tue May 02, 2017 8:44 pm

Cheeky 9 holes over crowlands this evening

18 points

was more pleased with creaming 2 drives down the middle 230 yards with a tiny draw.. been working on my driver a lot and they defo came straight out the middle of the club

proves the lesson wasnt wasted
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Wed May 03, 2017 12:25 am

230 down the middle is very respectable indeed. The trouble usually starts when you try to hit it even further. In my case I sometimes do indeed hit it further, the problem is it's usually on an adjoining fairway :(
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby Johnzo on Wed May 03, 2017 8:58 am

Looking to get a few lessons booked up over the summer months. Can anyone recommend anywhere reasonably priced around Upminster, Hornchuch, Romford way?
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Wed May 03, 2017 10:19 am

Johnzo wrote:Looking to get a few lessons booked up over the summer months. Can anyone recommend anywhere reasonably priced around Upminster, Hornchuch, Romford way?


Lessons you get what you pay for I find

James sharp at top meadow is reasonable he was my first pro but I've switched to david Rawlings at cranfield golf centre in chadwell Heath he is £45 an hour but worth every penny
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Wed May 03, 2017 10:21 am

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:230 down the middle is very respectable indeed. The trouble usually starts when you try to hit it even further. In my case I sometimes do indeed hit it further, the problem is it's usually on an adjoining fairway :(


Yeah that's what I need! Keep this up

I've got the 10.5 degree head for my m2 arriving today with an event tomorrow I'm gonna leave the 12 degree on until my next round and when I go my driver fitting I'll compare all my figures and go with the best for me

Might be a m2 for sale very soon so if I buy a new shaft I will have a complete m2 ready to shift so watch this space people lol
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby Mega Ron on Wed May 03, 2017 5:13 pm

With my 3 I consistently hit it over 200 yards with a little draw, or dead straight.

With my driver I might as well just turn 90 degrees to the right a drive the ball that way.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Wed May 03, 2017 5:49 pm

Mega Ron wrote:With my 3 I consistently hit it over 200 yards with a little draw, or dead straight.

With my driver I might as well just turn 90 degrees to the right a drive the ball that way.


I had a lesson last week on the driver with my new pro, best £45 I have spent for sure

first round was 2 days later bit hit and miss

but yesterday some really nice strikes and can feel myself swinging in a more in to out path

if I drive like that tomorrow ill come in with 40 plus points as I have been scoring around the 30 mark scrambling all the time
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Thu May 04, 2017 9:39 pm

3rd event today in society 1

32 points with 3 blobs

11 points out 21 points back

drove well , putted badly (front)

major improvement
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Mon May 08, 2017 11:16 am

played Toot Hill yesterday for the first time - was really impressed with the course

i think its the best course i have played in essex to date

got 28 points and retained the trophy me and my pals play for so all in all its been quite a weekend
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby dave_l on Mon May 08, 2017 12:37 pm

I always feel like I over or under reach with my driver. Can't seem to get my stance right at all. Can nail 160-180 comfortably with a 6 iron and around 200 with my 3 wood but consistency is terrible.

My chipping is also horrendous. Putting very good and irons shots generally pretty good. I'm deciding whether to invest in some lessons. I just struggle to find the time to be honest but I enjoy it when I play and want to try and get less terrible and more consistent.

One thing that does put me off about golf is that there are many old sods who seem to like nothing more than just being busy bodies on golf courses.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Mon May 08, 2017 7:52 pm

dave_l wrote:I always feel like I over or under reach with my driver. Can't seem to get my stance right at all. Can nail 160-180 comfortably with a 6 iron and around 200 with my 3 wood but consistency is terrible.

My chipping is also horrendous. Putting very good and irons shots generally pretty good. I'm deciding whether to invest in some lessons. I just struggle to find the time to be honest but I enjoy it when I play and want to try and get less terrible and more consistent.

One thing that does put me off about golf is that there are many old sods who seem to like nothing more than just being busy bodies on golf courses.


Lessons best investment

In one driver lesson I have gone from a slice 160 distance when I loose control to a slight fade or draw 200 yards carry
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Tue May 09, 2017 7:37 pm

Played Crowlands again

20 points over the 9 holes, hit 43 so only 10 over

switched my driver head to 10.5 creamed it 250 on the first

so im selling my M2 HL (12 degree) head for the 2016 M2 driver

£100 delivered
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Thu May 11, 2017 3:08 pm

played cranham yesterday

had a shocker - 23 points

lost about 4 balls in the rough - they have grown it up so its quite thick and heavy in places

not playing till next tuesday now
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Thu May 11, 2017 5:31 pm

psychoscoredthelot wrote:played cranham yesterday

had a shocker - 23 points

lost about 4 balls in the rough - they have grown it up so its quite thick and heavy in places

not playing till next tuesday now


Woah that's surprising over cranham that's normally a sure 30 plus points course

Playing nazeing tomorrow never played before
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Fri May 12, 2017 4:09 pm

Played Nazeing Golf course today.. Never played before but would again it was lovely

Hit 32 points.. 3 blobs (shame about them) but very enjoyable round

Drive like a dream.. shanked 3 shots into water which was why I blobbed.. Shame because each of those drives was 200+ yards

baby steps
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Mon May 15, 2017 5:01 pm

Wanstead today for my free round

Lovely course

Shame was raining but in the most was dry

hit 33 points played well on front 9 had 20 points .. back 9 different story.. driving poorly on the bag

37% fairways on front

0% on back

oh well
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Wed May 17, 2017 1:41 pm

maylands yesterday

26 points and still struggling to find form
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Thu May 18, 2017 4:12 pm

Played in a team event today.. two teams of 10 in Foresomes format

my team won overall as the results of the match were 1 defeat and 2 wins other 2 matches draws

my match was a win 2 and 1 with me sinking the winning putt

come on
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