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User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 660 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?

--dragogoalie-#88--


Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 653 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! Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 647 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.

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineBWIrwy4 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 642 times:

There's an idea Drago. Block their shots and you'll end up beating them. Big grin

User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 619 times:

Hockey-players are generally good golfers. Must be something in common with the swing and launching a slapshot. I'm not that good. My goal is to break 95.


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User currently offlineN400QX From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 616 times:

haha, that is the same reaction I have gotten from friends. They always so, "Oh, golf is a wimpy sport-- all you have to do is hit the ball into the hole."

Oh but do they leave the course with a different attitude!

To the greatest game of all time!


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 610 times:

Jetservice - Don't the skates cause problems with the greens? Big grin


She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 610 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.


User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 603 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"

 Big thumbs up



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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 595 times:

having been playing golf for many years (25+ - i started very early) Big grin - 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)




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User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 588 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.


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User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 35
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 581 times:

I found Golf pretty easy. With the irons I can hit 180 yards+ and thats with only a couple of hours on the driving range and 2 rounds on a par 3 course.

I can't hit a cricket ball to save my life!!! I'm a much better bowler/wicket keeper.

Funny huh? I'm also very good at Tennis, darts and football. Very odd.

Dan  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


User currently offlineNWA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 1200 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 581 times:

Its a very hard game. I am hopeing that I will play in college. well I will see how I do this summer. If I stay a par alot, I will try out for the gold the the following year


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User currently offlineNotar520AC From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1606 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 566 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.

-Notar520AC



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User currently offlineJetService From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4798 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 560 times:

LOL Banco! They come in handy when one of your opponents tries to hip-check your ass in the tee-box. I HATE that!!!


"Shaddap you!"
User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 550 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  Wink/being sarcastic Sounda a little XFLish, but then, and only then would I watch it on TV  Wink/being sarcastic

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 536 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!"

 Big thumbs up  Big thumbs up I'm nut Joe, we need something to replace the BB this week!!!



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