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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Fri Jul 21, 2017 11:09 am

maylands yesterday - got 29 points

few putts lipped out and the obligatory couple of blobs - otherwise good round
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:24 am

http://m.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/40738368

Sky losing its grip on golf

Bt in talks for masters too
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby Nesticles on Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:28 am

Sorry to hijack this thread

What's the best way to go about acquiring a second hand set of clubs for a beginner? I'm looking at starting up some lessons in the next couple of weeks. Any help/advice much appreciated :thup:
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:59 am

Nesticles wrote:Sorry to hijack this thread

What's the best way to go about acquiring a second hand set of clubs for a beginner? I'm looking at starting up some lessons in the next couple of weeks. Any help/advice much appreciated :thup:


ebay/golf trader are your best websites for golf gear mate
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:01 am

played priors saturday - £15 for a round

the course isnt in the best nick but it was ok for that money - apparently the contractors doing the works there has buggered off before finishing it

31 points - quite happy with that
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:29 pm

Nesticles wrote:Sorry to hijack this thread

What's the best way to go about acquiring a second hand set of clubs for a beginner? I'm looking at starting up some lessons in the next couple of weeks. Any help/advice much appreciated :thup:



It's not a hijack, it's what the thread's for.

Golfbidder is another one worth looking at. They only do good makes and the stuff they sell is in decent condition. Better than the Odyssey putter I wanted to sell them.

Don't bother with a driver for now, it'll only frustrate you. Top Tip: look at American Golf to see which clubs are suitable for beginners (high handicap) and see if they're on Golfbidder.

Or you could look at package sets in American Golf.

Thinking about it, hold off buying clubs until you've had a few lessons. The pro will provide them for you to start with and his advice on what to buy will be better than anything we can say.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby Nesticles on Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:10 pm

Cheers, that's really helpful JBB :thup:
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby richard99cook on Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:34 pm

psychoscoredthelot wrote:played priors saturday - £15 for a round

the course isnt in the best nick but it was ok for that money - apparently the contractors doing the works there has buggered off before finishing it

31 points - quite happy with that

I'd recommend the Abbots course if you're flexible on time? Think it was £20/round before 8am or something the last time I played it and the course is sooooo good.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Mon Jul 31, 2017 9:38 pm

AG is good for second hand gear... they had a massive drive buying a lot of second hand gear and now have to shift it

at least go and try some models before getting off golf bidder
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby psychoscoredthelot on Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:04 am

yeah ive played abbotts too - i thought it was a tough track

only reason we played priors was that it was due to rain - we didnt mind if we got rained off priors for £15

My favourite course in essex is Toot Hill
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby dave_l on Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:55 am

Played Farleigh near Warlingham yesterday and managed 23 points. Greens difficult to read but 3 good 9 proper 9 hole courses that can be combined into 18 and 27 if you so wish.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby Johnny Byrne's Boots on Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:43 am

If you ever needed proof before your very eyes that brute strength isn't needed to hit the ball a l-o-n-g way, watch the Women's Open on now.

Tiny little ladies getting great distance with technique, not strength.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby SammyLeeWasOffside on Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:21 pm

Frustratingly missed getting down to single figures by a shot last week.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby vmixture on Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:43 pm

Johnny Byrne's Boots wrote:If you ever needed proof before your very eyes that brute strength isn't needed to hit the ball a l-o-n-g way, watch the Women's Open on now.

Tiny little ladies getting great distance with technique, not strength.


Amateurs should watch more women's golf. The women pro's are a lot closer to what us part timers have to offer. Trying to emulate what the men have to offer is suicide to the average golfer imo.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:00 pm

Played south essex today

30 points

12 front , 18 back

infested with the shanks

managed to hit a few straight irons towards the end
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:12 pm

Spent all morning yesterday trying to work the shanks out my irons

hit top meadow today after my grandad mugged me off yesterday saying "you wont break 100 at top meadow" senile old fool must forgot that ive done it before... really made me angry lol I hate that course anyways

started off with a shank .. hit triple bogey on the first thinking damn it

walked off the course with a 95.. 41 points

sod you grandad
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby Tin Hat on Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:44 am

I'm playing at Nizels tomorrow near Tonbridge. Have any of you played there and if so what is it like?
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:18 pm

Played Nazeing today. (everyone needs to get on groupon and play this while the deal lasts, £48 for a 4 ball with a bacon roll, tea and 30 range balls, £28 for a 2 ball in same deal)


anyways went out in 14 points.. didnt play amazing but was playing solid

back 9 hit 23 points

won the 4 ball with 37 points
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby Row X on Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:55 pm

mumbles87 wrote:Played Nazeing today. (everyone needs to get on groupon and play this while the deal lasts, £48 for a 4 ball with a bacon roll, tea and 30 range balls, £28 for a 2 ball in same deal)


anyways went out in 14 points.. didnt play amazing but was playing solid

back 9 hit 23 points

won the 4 ball with 37 points


What's it like over there now?

Our society used to play there every year and we used to love it.... we then said at an AGM that we wanted to play different venues, so left it for about 4 years. We went back there last year around July and the place was in a shocking state. The fairways were terrible, the greens were ruined, the bunkers had no sand and the clubhouse needed more than a lick of paint, and they still charged us top dollar. Needless to say it was crossed off the list again this year.
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Re: The Golf Thread

Postby mumbles87 on Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:49 pm

Row X wrote:What's it like over there now?

Our society used to play there every year and we used to love it.... we then said at an AGM that we wanted to play different venues, so left it for about 4 years. We went back there last year around July and the place was in a shocking state. The fairways were terrible, the greens were ruined, the bunkers had no sand and the clubhouse needed more than a lick of paint, and they still charged us top dollar. Needless to say it was crossed off the list again this year.


its decent on the deal for sure.. anything over £20 a round and id be questioning it

fairway bunkers were non existent ... all "GUR".. greens were decent.. fairways were decent enough

lots of work being done over there

played there twice now .. enjoyed both times but last time more because it was like £12
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