Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1683 times:
I play, but not very well. I do not play enough to calculate a handicap, since I usually just go out with friends. My best score over 18 holes, though, is an 87. Not too good, but hey, I'm not a good golfer.
Ilikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1673 times:
Yes, I play, but not well. I have some clubs in my closet and they haven't been used in a while because I can't find anyone with whom to play. The only golfer I know is one of the serious types and I just want to play for fun.
STLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9521 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 1670 times:
I play and am especially inspired since I was given new clubs for my birthday last year. I play with a lot of beer and a lot of hot dogs. Sometimes I hit the ball horribly and cuss up a storm. Sometimes I hit the ball beautifully and cuss up a storm.
I am the only member of my family over 18 who hasn't gotten a hole in one or bowled a 300 game.
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Nighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5186 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1658 times:
Quoting 707CMF (Reply 4): My handicap is so huge I am allowed to park on "disabled only" parking spots.
Yea i play golf, i kinda stopped when i turned 18 as the membership was too much, then i moved away to go to uni. I started playing again last summer, although only made 3 games. Hoping to get out for a few moregames this summer.
Im crap at golf, but hey its good fun so who cares!
Airlinerfreak From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1654 times:
I myself am an avid golfer. I play with Cobra clubs, with a 350CC King Cobra Driver. They are great clubs for the bigger person with the bigger swing. In case you were wondering I play with Steel Shafts. I like to go out and play once or twice a week. For my age I am considered a good golfer though I am about 10 strokes now I believe it is from actually being in contention. Yes there are actually scratch golfers at the age of 13.
TedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1647 times:
I shoot a 72
On the Front 9!!!
probably 80 on the back 9 because I'm more inebriated by then.
I'm sorry, but unless you have genuine professional aspirations golf is NOT a game to be taken seriously!! Go out get lit, have a good time, hurt balls, sand traps, make a boatload of divots (replace them of course), hit on the beer chick, get shot down, and go home knowing you accomplished your mission of playing a lousy game of golf while having a boatload of fun!!
Usairwys757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1639 times:
I play golf alot. I usually shoot in the low to mid 80's. I used to could play all year back when I lived in Atlanta and Charlotte, but now with this crap weather here in Sorrycuse I can only play in the Spring/Summer/ and part of the fall months.
I love playing golf and I use Taylor Made Irons and have a Nike Ignite driver.
Aerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4686 posts, RR: 46
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1624 times:
Yep, sure do. Just picked up a set of Ping G2 irons, CS Lite Stiff Shaft (steel) to go along with my Cleveland Launcher 400 driver. Shot an 80 yesterday, with only 23 puts (!) at Green River golf course. Usually shoot between 80-85, play once a week - I use to play better in high school! I'm actually making an effort to become good at this game.
NIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
Quoting Newark777 (Reply 1): I play, but not very well. I do not play enough to calculate a handicap, since I usually just go out with friends. My best score over 18 holes, though, is an 87. Not too good, but hey, I'm not a good golfer.
Actually if you can shoot that score consistently you would be an above average golfer. Most golfers can't break 90 consisently if they play USGA rules.
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1581 times:
I've a membership at a local course, have done since I was 14 but because I was at boarding school and didn't have time to play I'd be awful at the start of the easter or summer and then get good at the end. My handicap is 17 which is the average of what I'd shoot over the year. Probably playing to +9/10 at end of summer and more like +25 at beginning.
I played a Par 3 course locally in a Junior Open and shot +2 over 36holes although the par was only 32 and the longest hole about 340yards The other junior members from my course used to tear up that place in their competitions!
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Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1573 times:
I usually shoot around 100. Playing once or twice a year, that ain't too bad. I'm pretty straight off the tee, and my short irons are OK, but I can't hit a long iron to save my life, and my putting sucks.
I rememeber about 12 years ago I was playing during the first part of a bachelor party with some old fraternity brothers. I had 3-4 beers by the second hole and I pushed my drive to the right, down a pretty steep hill. I didn't feel like taking the cart path way off to the left, so I rode on down the hill. Well, I dumped the cart, throwing me and my friend out.
Somehow, the cart flipped and missed us, but unfortunately, it righted itself and started chugging toward a water hazard. Yup. 5-6 feet down in the water, flipped over, dumped all of our clubs into the sediment. I went in in my underwear, with beer cans floating across the hazard. I salvaged a few clubs, and then the club manager came out. Of course it had to be a woman, and I'm standing there in my wet tighty whities trying to explain just how much of an idiot I was.
Needless to say, I haven't been back there, but I do stick to the cart paths now!
XJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2473 posts, RR: 51
Reply 20, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1567 times:
I play golf whenever I get the chance (which sometimes is far and few between)....but I used to play every day when I was younger. My best score was a 67 on a very difficult course (length was 7300 yds) and it was in a tournament. That was the only time I shot under 70. My handicap, the last time I checked it was either 0 or 1.
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1552 times:
I played in an informal after-work league for a few months 15 years ago. Mostly I participated because I was able to get out of work two hours early on Mondays Out of the 20 or so regular participants, I was the cellar-dweller more often than not, but I didn't really care. As for scoring, I think I once got under 50 - for nine holes, needless to say - but usually got in the middle to high 50's. I had a set of clubs I had bought used, though I no longer remember what type.
I stopped participating when I left the job in August 1990, and haven't played since.
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Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 23, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1544 times:
Try to play a couple times a month, the most recent of which was this morning. Played Lakewood Country Club in New Orleans. Don't ask what I shot (my handicap is 21, and it wouldn't have done much good)!!!
Tom at MSY
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