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The Golf Thread

Post by psychoscoredthelot » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:37 am

played cranham wednesday for £11 twilight - had a shocker but good to get out

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Post by Romford » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:53 am

Great to hear Rory McIlroy pulling up Muirfield on their member's sexist behavior...sad that others kept quiet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/golf/39286496" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by psychoscoredthelot » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:54 am

well said mate and welcome to the golf thread :lol:

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Post by Romford » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:00 am

I was actually going to start one...100% gospel.

As long as people on it realise they are open to the same rules as every other poster on every other thread then we will all get along fine.*







* and Mumbles doesn't send pics of his sexy golf bag :wink:

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Post by Crouchend_Hammer » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:03 am

Since the little un came along not been able to play much but I had a cracking lesson last weekend and hoping to get out for a thrash round Finchley next Sunday

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by psychoscoredthelot » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:35 am

it would have been much funnier if you had of started it mate

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Post by mumbles87 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:43 pm

Thank god for this threads return..

joined a golf forum jesus 90% of people are massively over anal about their golf and proper boring...

like minded hammers much better!

Been working on my game a lot in the winter.. had a couple lessons and a few improvement rounds recently.. roll on season start 29th March!

saying that playing my match play first round tuesday...


oh and romford shame I had a new bag ready and everything! :twisted:
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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by Romford » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:47 pm

mumbles87 wrote:Thank god for this threads return..

joined a golf forum jesus 90% of people are massively over anal about their goal and proper boring...

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You admitting i was right ??

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Post by Up the Junction » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:48 pm

Please note that now this is no longer part of a larger forum (NuMB, as it was) it is not necessary to have one all-encompassing thread per sport.

As per GD, feel free to use a new thread for each new event. Same goes for all other sports/events on here.

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by mumbles87 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:55 pm

Romford wrote: You admitting i was right ??
those on the golf forum are the proper extreme walking rulebook type.

live breath and drink it

bit OTT

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by mumbles87 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:37 pm

Played today

Wanstead , 30 points

Beautiful course, shame that we were stuck behind a pro event so took forever and some members got the hump at the speed and tried to start a bit of an arguement

Soon got shot down when my mate offered one out lol

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by psychoscoredthelot » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:16 am

played yesterday at maylands

27 points...... terrible front 9 (11) better back 9 (16)

bloke i was playing with didnt hit double figures though

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by Slacking student » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:47 am

Guys what would be the best way of taking up the sport? I've always been interested but it's only now that I may have the time to actually do anything about it

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by mumbles87 » Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:16 am

Slacking student wrote:Guys what would be the best way of taking up the sport? I've always been interested but it's only now that I may have the time to actually do anything about it
depends on budget

you could buy yourself a decent set of clubs for say £1000 and have some lessons

or you could go second hand get a very good set of clubs for under £500 and again lessons

key is some lessons just to have the basics

many pros offer get into golf classes to teach you the basics of grip and swing which will get you into the game

ebay is hard to get second hand clubs at the moment due to AG doing double trade in and everyone buying second hand stock and selling to american golf

AG now have a ton of second hand golf gear.. as do golf bidder

there is also the starter packs that american golf offer

http://www.americangolf.co.uk/golf-club ... tand%20bag" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

£250 for a complete set, good way to start, can always upgrade if you get more into it

but the key would be a few professional lessons to get you on the right track

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Post by Johnny Byrne's Boots » Thu Mar 23, 2017 2:35 pm

Yep, definitely start with a course of lessons. Most clubs offer beginner classes where you won't have to shell out for all the gear, they'll provide what you need.

Don't get disheartened, a lot of the technique is counter intuitive and will take time to 'groove'.

On a purely personal basis, if somebody asked me to teach them from square one I'd start with putting, go on to chipping and then pitching. They are basically the same stroke and will get you used to swinging the club rather than hitting with it.

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by Chimera » Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:08 pm

Agree with everything said about taking it up... I started from scratch two years ago, have a lesson every 3 weeks or so. Its taking some time to come together but last week was the first time I've felt like i could actually hit a par 4 green in 2... which was an awesome feeling...

Dont spend silly money to begin with, no need... a lot of it is technique, the right tools can come later

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by V-M » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:27 pm

Chimera wrote:I started from scratch two years ago
If you started from 'scratch' you have outstanding natural ability! Image

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by Chimera » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:51 pm

vmixture wrote:If you started from 'scratch' you have outstanding natural ability! Image
If only!!!

:D

Actually bought myself a new set of Taylor Made Irons today, to go with the Taylor Made Driver the Mrs bought me last week. Tried out different brands, just seem to feel right and I think thats the main thing.

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by Romford » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:06 pm

Up the Junction wrote:Please note that now this is no longer part of a larger forum (NuMB, as it was) it is not necessary to have one all-encompassing thread per sport.

As per GD, feel free to use a new thread for each new event. Same goes for all other sports/events on here.
Glad to hear that all sports will be treated the same....the problems previously arose because of a lack of moderating and arrogance from some members who were allowed to behave as if this was a golf forum.

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Re: The Golf Thread

Post by Romford » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:10 pm

mumbles87 wrote:
those on the golf forum are the proper extreme walking rulebook type.

live breath and drink it

bit OTT
The biggest problem with golf is the people that play it sadly....

I'm just glad the penny has dropped.....and you finally realised i was right :wink:

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