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Discussion in 'Health, Sports and Fitness' started by PACKER, Mar 4, 2016.

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  1. stillsober

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    I played a scramble over the weekend at Sierra Star in Mammoth Ca. That course is lovely. One of my favorites that isn’t Pebble Beach.
     
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    Yes I definitely want to keep improving, it is a lot of fun to get out and play and more fun when you hit more good shots than bad. I used to say that if I made a par in a round it was a good round, and I made 5 of them last time out. I dont remember ever making more than 2 in a single round before.

    I understand that there is a lot to the game. I have always taken the whole bag to the range, and usually try to hit a different club every shot for the last half of the bucket like it was an actual hole. I am still trying to make consistent contact every time I make a swing, and also get my yardage down for each club. That is getting better relatively quickly. The consistent contact can get rid of a shot or two per hole by getting rid of the top shot dribbler followed by a divot that goes further than the ball. Those shots that are less than a full swing but more than a chip shot are still tough and I practice those when I go to the range. I usually do decent putting, but I do still three putt a few holes per round.

    The big thing for now though is just going out more often. I am trying out new courses as often as I can, but there is a cheap course that is nearby and can almost always get on. It is a little rough for the fairways, and the greens are pretty small but they are usually in good shape.
     
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    My birthday is coming up in March, and I have been thinking of treating myself to a golf weekend. I'm not interested in flying to the southwest, as I think this is still peak season for the desert. I was thinking of driving to Oregon and maybe going to Bandon and treating myself to a round there as it is $185 per round in March, as opposed to $335 in the summer. Pumpkin ridge is an option on the way as well as the public course is showing $65 for February. March is likely a little higher but still not peak season. Any other suggestions along the way? Decent and reasonable prices are about my only criteria.

    I plan to hit a few of the higher end courses in the western Washington area later this summer as well.
     
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    annual golf trip in vegas this time.. booked 3.1 at Royal Links and 3.2 at Bali Hai. prices weren't horrible.. i think $115 (royal) and $209 (bali). i am a horrible golfer.. but i can enjoy if i'm able to put 1 decent hole together..

    life has hit some of the guys so it's just me and my bro. i think i'll need about 3 boxes of balls.. not sleeves. lol. last year, i quit after running out on the back 9 of our 4th course. good times.
     
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    Too funny - I like your attitude about golf. For years I took it way too seriously, mostly because I always played in a group of scratch golfers who had been playing since childhood. I didn't start until 35 so I had a lot of catching up to do. It took many years, but I was finally able to consistently shoot in the 70's. I finally got to the point of realizing that I didn't give a hoot any longer about golf - I had lost the passion to play/practice every day. I will now reboot my golfing in the next month by playing at Copperhead, the week before the Valspar. This time around I won't take it seriously :) :)
     
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    i worked at a golf store when i was 18. got some pointers from the pro's there.. too bad my swing is all about anger and hope. grip it n rip it.. and i hope it goes straight. and if it did.. shit.. not that direction.
     
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    I have a tee time at Torrey Pines (north) next month. Super excited playing with a friend who is a stick, but not wound to tight. Trying to break 90, so looking for a fun round and take in the beautiful scenery
     
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    My exact thinking.. If I have one Par or a birdie try in a round of golf, I'm coming back..
     
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    Lol - I definitely need to lower my expectations on my golfing reboot. I never even really had to keep score - just write down the birdies and bogies - not many hole to write numbers on. I just to try to make birdie on every hole - and now will be doing the same with par as the new target. I would expect that I would be in the 70's again with 3 weeks of practice. I'd better hurry - playing Copperhead on March 10th.
     
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    I'm kinda pissed with the Snowmaggedon that has hit the Seattle area. I am just glad I played last Saturday before it hit.

    On the topic of winter golf, for those who play regularly do you have troubles when the weather gets nicer? With the cold and wet winters here, you get no roll. The temps are probably 40 degrees cooler and the air is typically holding as much water as possible. Since I just started mid last summer, I dont have consistent club distances figured out yet, but I do notice that when it is in the 30s or low 40s as opposed to the high 70s or 80s I am at using at least one more, if not two clubs for shots I was hitting in the fall.
     
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    You need to play lower compression balls in the winter. This compensates for the cooler temperature.
     
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    I leave for a guys' trip to Streamsong next Thursday. Playing the black course twice, the blue course twice and the red course once. We have never been, so we all looking forward to it. For anyone not familiar, here is a link to the site:

    http://www.streamsongresort.com
     
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    After consulting VF, your post gave me the direction to search for winter golf balls. I finally found some data that said that golf balls lose 2 yards of carry for every 10 degree drop. That coupled with the lower flexibility and bulkier clothes of winter golf would explain the shorter shots. Plus winter golf in Seattle typically gets zero roll, if you can find your ball in the fairway at all. I guess I will just keep playing and focusing on trying to make consistent contact with the ball, once all this damn snow melts.
     
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