KCmike
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Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 1:50 pm

I am a somewhat frequent player. I try to play about 2 times a month. I can normally shoot on a good day around 85. Im not great but its fun to get out of the house.

Any others here?
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theCoz
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:09 pm

Have you ever had too many beers and tied off the governer of your gas powered golf cart? Now THAT's golf!  Smokin cool

Like they say, it's not how hard you hit the ball that matters, it's how much air you get when jumping the cart.

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saxdiva
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:19 pm

Thecoz, I love golfers like you. I live a block away from a hilly course with very narrow fairways, and I collect balls on the road when I'm walking my dog. Today I hit a new record of 45.  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:25 pm

that rocks Big grin Big grin Big grin

   

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Riley
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:28 pm

I played golf almost daily for 20 years from 1973 to 1993. I typically carried a handicap of Scratch to around 4 and played at a competitive level in Georgia in the late 1980's and early 90's, including the '90 & '91 Georgia State Amateur Championship, at The Farm in Dalton, Georgia and Augusta Country Club (NOT Augusta National) in Augusta, Georgia respectively. My career moved me to the Pacific Northwest in '93 and on to Canada in '97 and that effectively put an end to my golf life. I have since settled here in DFW. I live across the street from Bear Creek Golf Club by DFW airport where I still manage to play occasionally, but I tend to take it less seriously these days. For me to be competitive requires a lot of time playing and practicing, and I just don't have the time or patience for it any longer. To be REALLY good you have to be mentally tough as golf is a humbling sport that will humiliate you to no end if you take it too seriously. Maybe someday I'll get the juices flowing again...

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theCoz
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:33 pm

yeah...BUT HAVE YOU EVER JUMPED THE CART, MAN???




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CanadianNorth
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 2:48 pm

This summer a friend of mine found a really good deal on 4 45-minute golf lessons and talked me into going. It was kinda fun, but it can get to be a frustrating game eh. I only really went because of the fact that they let us drive those golf carts. Man those things are fun! And although I came very close a few times I managed not to flip it over once!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy




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prosa
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:09 pm

I only really went because of the fact that they let us drive those golf carts. Man those things are fun!

Using a cart takes away most of the exercise value.
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jamesag96
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:39 pm

There is excercise value? Hell I thought the game's purpose was to send my blood pressure through the roof.
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CanadianNorth
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:42 pm

PROSA... Have you ever had the fun of driving one of those?? Sure theres exercise involved. Its called sitting there when yer friend is driving - it's all about trying to not fall out while yer friend tries to make it around the drink...

Aint Yukoners fun drivers???



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theCoz
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 3:48 pm

That's like saying there is exercise value in chess.

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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:11 pm

I've been playing for a year and a half. I've got the equipment, but unfortunately not the game.  Sad My best score is 88.

Here's my equipment, all given to me by my brother.

Titleist 975J driver
Titleist 975F 20.5 fairway wood
Adams Tight Lies 7 wood
Callaway X-16 Pro Series Irons 5-GW
Cleveland 588 SW
Odyssey #3 putter
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CanadianNorth
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 4:56 pm

No. Staying on a golf cart (with 3 people on it, so yer hanging off the side to start with) with my friend driving is more work than playing chess, trust me.



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AzoresLover
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:13 pm

I used to play golf, in the Azores, we had a great course on Terceira. Fortunately, no golf carts, had to walk it...a cart would have had to go way out of the way often to get to the next hole. I got to the point where no more improvement occurred; in fact, I seemed to be going backwards, so I finally quit. It's sorta like this joke:

Guy was talking to his shrink, telling him about being so tense and nervous and high-strung all the time. The shrink told him: "Tell you what - if you don't play golf, take it up; if you do, quit!"

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Tiger119
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:32 pm

Golf carts are fun. Ever see the movie "Navy SEALS?" There was a great scene with the team playing (and I use the term playing loosely) a round of golf and they ripped that course up! And drowned a couple golf carts!
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Delta767300ER
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 9:20 pm

I have played on and off for about 10 years now. I have a real problem with slicing the ball when I hit w/ a driver but never with an iron...Weird isnt it? I am currently looking into buying some new clubs and get back out on the course ASAP!

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vaporlock
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Sun Nov 21, 2004 11:48 pm

I love hitting a bucket of balls.........but golf itself I don't really like!!

I live right beside a golf course and the majority of guys golfing are "over the hill" and fat...... as far as golf being a good way to exercise....I don't think so... ha ha

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prosa
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 3:55 am

I live right beside a golf course and the majority of guys golfing are "over the hill" and fat...... as far as golf being a good way to exercise....I don't think so... ha ha

If you walk the course and carry your clubs, golf has some exercise value ... not much, admittedly, but it's better than being a couch potato.
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 6:00 am

Greetings all,

Some input for all that want some advice. I recent bought a Medicus 2000 5-iron training aid and I have to say that it is a tremendous help. You can indeed hit balls with the thing do as I have done a few times at the range now.

As far as the golf cart things goes, I could say that you guys are immature. I could say that, but I won't!!  Laugh out loud I recently went golfing with some buds, and we were going down a rather steep slope. He put the thing in neutral and, OMG, I had no idea that a golf cart could push 40 MPH!  Laugh out loud The funniest part was he went to put the thing back into gear, and it made the most horrendous grinding noise that you could probably hear throughout the entire course! I was laughing so hard I could neither breathe or see from crying! The very next hole, we did the same thing but not as steep a slope. This time we got airborne. The kicker was, my buddy's beer got ejected from the cart and we never did find it!!

I also try not to play with people that take the game too seriously. IMO, that brings the fun meter waaaay down.

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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 9:19 am

I play golf pretty often, still not terribly good though for how often I play! I usually shoot in the 90's, sometimes 80's
Have you ever had too many beers and tied off the governer of your gas powered golf cart? Now THAT's golf
I worked at a golf course for a few years during high school...some of our funnest times came when we disabled the governors on the carts and raced them around the parking lot in circles. Who knew that driving little carts at 25mph could bring so much joy to (almost) grown men  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 8:15 pm

I use to play golf till about 3 years ago, till i got bored of walking around a golf course hitting a ball.
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paulc
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Mon Nov 22, 2004 11:59 pm

been playing golf since I was 6 - so over 30 years now - good fun and there is little more satisfaction when you hit a drive straight up the middle or nothing more frustrating than missing a 1ft putt.

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because sh1t & fcuk are already taken  Big grin
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Logan22L
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RE: Any Golfers Here?

Tue Nov 23, 2004 3:06 am

yeah...BUT HAVE YOU EVER JUMPED THE CART, MAN???

Back in 1991 I was playing golf as part of the daytime festivities of a bachelor party for a fraternity brother of mine. Well, a few too many beers later, I pushed my drive down a rather steep hill and the cart path was off to the far left. Feeling lazy and stupid enough to ignore all common sense, I drove the cart down the hill, dumping it and throwing me and my friend clear. Next thing I see, the cart has rolled back onto its wheels, and is chugging nicely toward a water hazard.

Yup, six feet under, on its side, dumped all of our clubs in the sediment. Empty beer cans floating on the surface of the hazard. I stripped down to my skivvies, and went in after the clubs, but no luck. Then one of the owners comes riding out on a cart, yelling at me, in my wet underwear (of course, it had to be a woman with me in my soaking tighty whities) "What the hell didn't you stay on the cart path?" I said "It's a little late for these questions now, isn't it?!!?"

Suffice to say, I bought my friend a new set of Pings, and paid the course about $200 to tow out the cart and replace the brake cable. The course sent me a letter acknowledging reciept of my check, and ended it by saying something like: "We trust that you will not be visiting our golf course ever again."

I haven't, but I still play a couple of times a year.

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