Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 7 Posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 591 times:
I decided to go with my dad to the local driving range just for the heck of it. I've never played it before in my life, so I figured hey, it can't be that hard. You just hit that little white ball as far as you can. Well...thats the idea, but unfortunately, it isn't exactly that easy. I was doing really bad. By the end, I could either hit it really high, but way to the right, or straight, but it bounced along the ground really fast. I definately need a whole lot of practice. Anyway, I was whackin away, when I noticed that I had broken the little rubber tee that you set the ball on. I was trying to put in a new one, and was being outsmarted by the artificial turf. This little kid (probably about eight years old) who was hitting in another Tee box, came over to give me a hand. This kid was pretty good, and had obviously been taking lessons. he showed me how to put the new Tee in and I thanked him and said "wow, you are a lot better at this than me". He then replied "yeah, and I'm hitting it a lot farther than you too". You have no idea how tempted I was to whack that kid upside the head with my club. Anyway, thought everyone might like that so they could laugh at me. Any pointers by the way?
Banco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 54 Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 584 times:
I play cricket (baseball would have the same issue) and am very bad at golf. After watching me swipe uselessly at the ball in the driving range for ten minutes, a friend turned round and asked me why it was that I had no difficulty hitting a moving ball, but couldn't manage it with a stationary one.
I was speechless, and I haven't thought of a decent answer yet!
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 578 times:
I play both baseball and icehockey and really really suck at golf. The hockey thing doesn't really count though because I'm a goalie. If I'm gonna be inclined to do anything, it would be to jump in front of another golfers shot.
EIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1540 posts, RR: 1 Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 541 times:
I have to admit, it can be a very frustrating game. I was doing really well for a while, hitting everything straight and solid, and now I'm losing 90% of my shots to the left. I always knew I had leftist leanings, but I didn't know they were that bad!
My general advice for someone having trouble with their game is to go out to the driving range and just work on short shots (ie. pitch shots) for a while. Just work on getting the club on plane and getting a smooth transfer of weight. Quite often, if I do some pitch shots for a while out on the driving range and then gradually work back up to a full-swing, I'm able to work out whatever problems I'd been having.
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 534 times:
I can just see it now...
"Tiger woods, up for his tee shot....he rears back, and ooh it look like a long one...GREAT SAVE by dragogoalie!! He just robbed woods of a great shot! That should help him out in catching up with Woods in the score"
Paulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 526 times:
having been playing golf for many years (25+ - i started very early) - it can be the most frustrating game on the planet although after getting a long putt, making a perfect pitch or a great drive, can be the most rewarding. There is little to beat the feeling of hitting a driver staight for 250 yards - only to go worm digging with your 6 iron on the next shot. A game of highs and lows (usually on successive shots)
Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 19 Reply 10, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 519 times:
It's hard alright. I thought it was easy when I got into it 3 years ago, boy was I wrong. I figured, ok I play baseball and hockey, this is going to be easy. No way. So i got some lessons and practiced and now I'm not too bad. I think in you play hockey and baseball it does give you an advantage, you just have to learn how to use it.
Notar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 497 times:
I have been playing golf for probably 5 years now, and I am still ironing out the bugs. Golf is probably the hardest sport I've played, just because you have to commit time and a hell of a lot of effort to even hit the ball. Sometimes I still miss it. It's very hard, especially when your growing to perfect your swing. The swing is what does it, and if you don't get that down you'll have to fix it later on, like I had to do, even now after I thought I had it right. I just came back from the driving range today, working on my drivers. I'm having a little bit of trouble with the flightpath (ballpath, whatever you want to call it) of the ball- I either slice it or hook it a little half the time. I've started to play in tournaments now with this thing called the Junior Golf Association (JGA), and we had the kickoff tournament a few weeks ago. I shot an 88 on 18 holes. That really emberassed me! Usually I'll do better, but that just wasn't my day.
In golf you're always learning. Every time you swing you learn. Every time you think you learn. And just like with anything, practice, effort, and commitment need to be in your head, or else you'll get no where. It will take time, and you just have to realize that. Even after 5-6 years I'm still fixing things and learning. There is always something to be fixed and always something to be learned. Your job is to find it.
Dragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 7 Reply 15, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 481 times:
There's an idea..make golf more interesting by playing one on one. While the other guy is shooting, you get a goalie catch glove and stand where you think they're gonna hit it. You try and catch the ball, and then start hauling ass back towards the tee box. Then the person who hits it, has to try to tackle you and then hit it from there. If you get all the way to the T box, they gotta start over Sounda a little XFLish, but then, and only then would I watch it on TV
Tbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7011 posts, RR: 27 Reply 16, posted (11 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 467 times:
I LOVE IT! I can see it again! hee hee hee
Commentator 1: "And here is Woods with the drive, and whoowhee its a long one....a good 300 yards! Roy is back there, puts up his glove and snags it..the race is on! Roy starts hauling ass down the green, and what's this? He's taking a turn into the rough!! Interesting strategy Bob."
Commentator 2: "Woods looks like he's got him, but oh! Roy gives him a blocker to the gut! Woods is down! Looks like Roy will make it back to the tee, what a waste of a great drive by Woods, looks like he'll bogey this hole Jack. Roy is on the tee area pumping his fist...he's saying something it appears, lets focus in on him"
Roy: "I amm zhee wa! I amm zhee best! Ay am a god! My stick eez much better than yor clob. I amm zhee best!"
I'm nut Joe, we need something to replace the BB this week!!!