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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5430 on: April 01, 2019, 09:40:26 AM »
Does a win on the PGA Tour not guarantee entry to the majors??

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« Reply #5431 on: April 01, 2019, 09:42:01 AM »
Does a win on the PGA Tour not guarantee entry to the majors??

Just checked . . . it doesn't!

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« Reply #5432 on: April 01, 2019, 09:42:43 AM »
McIlroy-Woods was riveting to watch. I McIlroy's game is in better shape than Tiger's but the Big Cat knows how to turn the screw. Delighted to see Kucher getting beaten, unsporting money grabbing pratt.

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« Reply #5433 on: April 01, 2019, 09:54:35 AM »
Many golfers on the board with handicaps?? I'm playing off 15 for past few years,can't seem to get any better or worse at it :P could play 7 days a week if I could find a way to financially support my idea lol

Iíve a 16 handicap more play more like a 24. Lowest I have been is 12 for two weeks.

Got down to 11 when I was kid but went up consistently at uni and when I started work. Was back at 18 when I broke two bones in my back about 6 years and am only now getting back into the game. Would probably be off 24 now. Have to say though I got a new set of Irons a few months ago. Custom fit to me so a little longer and a little more upright. I wish I had those when playing regularly because I easily got them 15% further and with more accuracy. Didnít realise the difference custom fitting could make.
Playing off 19 ATM, got down to 14 in the winter, target this year is 16.

Currently playing off 21 (20.6).  Lowest I've been is 20.

Starting playing 4 years ago, aside from hacking it around par3 course when i was a cub.  Started off 24 & went up to 25 briefly on 2 occasions.

Driver is my biggest achilles heel.  Had been hitting the driver well (by my standards) over the winter but went to shite yesterday.  Still managed to scramble around for 39 points.  However, it isn't qualifying yet.

Main aim this year is to get down to 18.  But that was my aim last year too!!

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5434 on: April 01, 2019, 09:59:41 AM »
Many golfers on the board with handicaps?? I'm playing off 15 for past few years,can't seem to get any better or worse at it :P could play 7 days a week if I could find a way to financially support my idea lol

Iíve a 16 handicap more play more like a 24. Lowest I have been is 12 for two weeks.

Got down to 11 when I was kid but went up consistently at uni and when I started work. Was back at 18 when I broke two bones in my back about 6 years and am only now getting back into the game. Would probably be off 24 now. Have to say though I got a new set of Irons a few months ago. Custom fit to me so a little longer and a little more upright. I wish I had those when playing regularly because I easily got them 15% further and with more accuracy. Didnít realise the difference custom fitting could make.
Playing off 19 ATM, got down to 14 in the winter, target this year is 16.

Currently playing off 21 (20.6).  Lowest I've been is 20.

Starting playing 4 years ago, aside from hacking it around par3 course when i was a cub.  Started off 24 & went up to 25 briefly on 2 occasions.

Driver is my biggest achilles heel.  Had been hitting the driver well (by my standards) over the winter but went to shite yesterday.  Still managed to scramble around for 39 points.  However, it isn't qualifying yet.

Main aim this year is to get down to 18.  But that was my aim last year too!!
I feel your pain!!!!!

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5435 on: April 01, 2019, 11:21:15 AM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in competitions.

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« Reply #5436 on: April 01, 2019, 11:31:19 AM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in com
petitions.

You mean not scoring?
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« Reply #5437 on: April 01, 2019, 11:39:50 AM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in competitions.

I hear you. Golf is a cracking sport but you've got to be up and out around sunrise. Theres nothing worse than going out around 12 and it eating up your whole day. We teed it up at 6.40 on Saturday and I was back at home drinking tea before 11. Couldn't beat it.

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« Reply #5438 on: April 01, 2019, 12:02:05 PM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in competitions.

I hear you. Golf is a cracking sport but you've got to be up and out around sunrise. Theres nothing worse than going out around 12 and it eating up your whole day. We teed it up at 6.40 on Saturday and I was back at home drinking tea before 11. Couldn't beat it.
Some of us can't even play on a Saturday. 

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« Reply #5439 on: April 01, 2019, 12:15:30 PM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in competitions.

I hear you. Golf is a cracking sport but you've got to be up and out around sunrise. Theres nothing worse than going out around 12 and it eating up your whole day. We teed it up at 6.40 on Saturday and I was back at home drinking tea before 11. Couldn't beat it.
Some of us can't even play on a Saturday.

Yes you can, if you pay the full membership fee like the rest of us 🙂
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« Reply #5440 on: April 01, 2019, 01:12:20 PM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in competitions.

I hear you. Golf is a cracking sport but you've got to be up and out around sunrise. Theres nothing worse than going out around 12 and it eating up your whole day. We teed it up at 6.40 on Saturday and I was back at home drinking tea before 11. Couldn't beat it.
Some of us can't even play on a Saturday.
Yes you can, if you pay the full membership fee like the rest of us 🙂
Saturday is blocked out at our club for men's competition from sunrise.  Ladies full membership is actually £3.50 per year more than the men's rates due to higher LGUI fees. 

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5441 on: April 01, 2019, 02:31:29 PM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in competitions.

I hear you. Golf is a cracking sport but you've got to be up and out around sunrise. Theres nothing worse than going out around 12 and it eating up your whole day. We teed it up at 6.40 on Saturday and I was back at home drinking tea before 11. Couldn't beat it.
Some of us can't even play on a Saturday.
Yes you can, if you pay the full membership fee like the rest of us 🙂
Saturday is blocked out at our club for men's competition from sunrise.  Ladies full membership is actually £3.50 per year more than the men's rates due to higher LGUI fees.

That is an absolute farce in this day and age. Out of interest what club are you a member of? On another note I was at a loose end in work earlier and took a quick browse around membership rates in certain clubs. It really is difficult to attract people to the game whenever you see the sheer cost of it in some parts of the country. Such a pity as it's a cracking game for both your physical and mental health ( the latter is only true around 20% of the time  ;D)

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5442 on: April 01, 2019, 02:48:46 PM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in competitions.

I hear you. Golf is a cracking sport but you've got to be up and out around sunrise. Theres nothing worse than going out around 12 and it eating up your whole day. We teed it up at 6.40 on Saturday and I was back at home drinking tea before 11. Couldn't beat it.
Some of us can't even play on a Saturday.
Yes you can, if you pay the full membership fee like the rest of us 🙂
Saturday is blocked out at our club for men's competition from sunrise.  Ladies full membership is actually £3.50 per year more than the men's rates due to higher LGUI fees.

Yeah Saturday and Sunday is a no go for Women in my club unless they want to play late in the evening. Tuesdays are however given over to them. So suits the retired or non working lady member. It's a bollocks. I think working members (Men & Women) should perhaps be given privilege at the weekends, one day either Sat or Sun and then retired members given their own day during the week. Monday for Men and Tuesday foe Women for example. Dunno how practical this is. 
It's definitely working against encouraging women into the sport. My wife a rather accomplished Camogie player in her day has played a few times but works Monday - Friday so is unable to commit to joining as she wouldn't get to play.

 


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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5443 on: April 01, 2019, 03:29:33 PM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in competitions.

I hear you. Golf is a cracking sport but you've got to be up and out around sunrise. Theres nothing worse than going out around 12 and it eating up your whole day. We teed it up at 6.40 on Saturday and I was back at home drinking tea before 11. Couldn't beat it.
Some of us can't even play on a Saturday.
Yes you can, if you pay the full membership fee like the rest of us 🙂
Saturday is blocked out at our club for men's competition from sunrise.  Ladies full membership is actually £3.50 per year more than the men's rates due to higher LGUI fees.

Yeah Saturday and Sunday is a no go for Women in my club unless they want to play late in the evening. Tuesdays are however given over to them. So suits the retired or non working lady member. It's a bollocks. I think working members (Men & Women) should perhaps be given privilege at the weekends, one day either Sat or Sun and then retired members given their own day during the week. Monday for Men and Tuesday foe Women for example. Dunno how practical this is. 
It's definitely working against encouraging women into the sport. My wife a rather accomplished Camogie player in her day has played a few times but works Monday - Friday so is unable to commit to joining as she wouldn't get to play.
Yes Tuesday is ladies' day at my new club (Lurgan) and I'm hoping to be able to work flexibly so I can at least play in a few competitions.  It'll get easier to get out now for nine holes in the evening, now that the clocks have changed, but restricts golf to April-September really, and to nine-hole comps. 
To be fair to Lurgan, they are really trying with the ladies section and have introduced a good offer that if you do an introductory course (6 wks), you can sign up for the rest of the year for about £120, though you don't get a handicap.  It at least gives people an insight as to whether they want to join or not.  In my group from last year, 5 out of 8 have joined this year as associate members, having used the intro offer. 
PS my first score yesterday was huge - OK until about 80 yards from the green, and if I didn't get into a bunker...disaster when that happened!

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Re: The Official Golf Thread
« Reply #5444 on: April 01, 2019, 03:36:34 PM »
Quit playing 10 years ago, played off 5, fed up with 5 hour rounds and scoring in com
petitions.

You mean not scoring?

No I mean 46 points to win stableford or nett 60 in stroke play.....if I had been able to compete with that then I should have been on tour.