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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Nicksfix, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. Stavingo

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    Well now looking onto the positive sides of golf.

    I think I just played the best round of my life. 45 Points in stableford (+14) Second in the comp and winning 15 balls (Second+Nearest to the pin)
     
  2. Casio

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    Watch out guys, I'm joining the Golf crowd!

    I've always enjoyed watching Golf and my dad plays a bit so I've always been around it, but never really got into it myself. My mates and I have started playing a bit and I'm hooked! So a few questions if I may:

    I've found that I can hit the ball relatively high and straight 80% of the time, but my putting is terrible. I think this is because I want to putt left handed, like I have always naturally done when I play mini-golf (Even though I hit regularly right), are you allowed to have a left handed putter and right handed everything else?

    I'm using just loaner clubs at the moment, but obviously looking to get my own, is it better to get just the cheapest set, or get say a mid-range set that will last me a bit?

    I've given up on the Driver/3wood, every shot is just a massive slice that worries the coast of New Zealand, I'm just smashing 3-Irons off the tee which seems to work pretty well for me. Is their something different I should be doing with those clubs compared to the irons?
     
  3. Stavingo

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    Casio.

    You're allowed to have both left and right handed clubs in your bag as long you don't go over the limit.

    I'd say get a mid-range set, I bought my first set for $500 (Including Bag) and they're still kicking after 4 years!

    I can't really help you with your woods, but maybe one thing is check where you are alligning the head of your wood. Normally fixes my drives.
     
  4. Nicksfix

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    Very nice indeed,congrats. :tup:

    Welcome to the golf community Casio :tup:.

    As far as clubs go,check out your local golf courses ( want ad board ),usually there are sets posted up there for sale.Remember,your only allowed to carry 14 clubs in your bag.

    As far as your slice,check this out.
     
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  6. Casio

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    So I brought myself some clubs, a complete set of Wilson Deep Red II Irons, Hybrids and Drivers. Went out and played nine and shot 44, which was better than the low 60s I was shooting with borrowed clubs.

    I have to say though, I can't hit the hybrids at all, I'm thinking I may go out and buy a 3 iron because I just can't get a good feel for them. Though with these new clubs, I'm hitting the 5-iron 190 yards+ so it's not worrying me too much.

    What do you guys think of these Hybrid clubs?
     
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  7. Stavingo

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    I have two hybrids in my bag (3+4) and personally I think they're great. I find them slightly easier to hit than normal irons. You must hit the ball a long way Casio, I only hit my 5 Iron 160. But then again, I'm not an adult.

    Today the juniors from my club had an hour lesson with Aron Price who's been touring on the US PGA Tour. He gave us tips for our chipping,putting and full swing techniques. Last couple of minutes we had a 30ft putt of and closest to the hole would win a sleeve of Pro V1's.

    I decided I'd go about 9th (Out of 11) and just scraped in being the closest to the hole. After watching 2 people make their grueling putts it was a sigh of relief as I won, unfortunately I didn't win the sleeves of Pro V1's but instead he gave me his hat he was wearing with all the cool sponsors (Titleist Pro V1, FootJoy)

    Also, a couple of days ago I won nearest to the pin (98cm) and I have to pick up that prize. :D
     
  8. Nicksfix

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    Once you learn to hit them properly,they are almost a must have.They are awesome.I carry one to replace my 2-3 iron.
     
  9. Casio

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    I'm actually starting to think that I'm a reasonably long distance hitter after reading around. I'm a pretty stocky guy so I could probably do it. So I'm thinking that perhaps my swing speed is too fast for these hybrids I have which has pretty flexible shafts, similar to my driver I also can't hit, I'm thinking of going and trying some steel shafted ones and some traditional long irons.
     
  10. Stavingo

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    Sounds like a nice idea.

    Hopefully within this week and next week I can go to my golfing coach and see if he can measure me up for some new clubs! :D
     
  11. Stavingo

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    I'm so excited today as I am going to play my first round with my new clubs :D

    I bought this entire set for $1099 brand new. :)
    (Sorry for the poor quality pic, taken with my phone)
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    It's a Taylormade R5 XLS set with a Taylormade Burner carry bag worth $200!
    Can't wait to get out on the golf course! :D
     
  12. Casio

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    Great looking set. From what I hear those Burner's are fairly awesome.

    And now some picture perfect putting action.

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  13. Stavingo

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    That putter is awesome, it's like the classic style blade or mallet or whatever.
     
  14. Nicksfix

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    You guys are golfing and it's 20 degrees with snow on the ground here. (jealous):lol:

    Nice looking set of clubs Stavingo :tup:
     
  15. Stavingo

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    Thanks!

    I think I got nearest to the pin-1.5 Metres
     
  16. Casio

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    Yeah, it has the advantage of being able to hit on both sides, which was pretty handy if you were stuck on the edge of a sandtrap or hazard and couldn't do a proper stoke.

    But it was actually quite difficult to put with, it would always rotate on impact, had no alignment anything, and was a bit light for me. Yesterday I walked in to the golf store to get some new Golf Balls and walked out with...

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    Odyssey White Hot Tour #1

    They had accidentally ordered a whole bunch of Left Handed versions of these and were selling them at a very good price (Like around $100 less than the right handed version in the same store, and much much less than full retail). It's so nice to hold, I instantly had a much better "arc" putting stroke that I've being trying to practice due to the stunning weighting of the thing. Looks awesome too, my friends are going to laugh at me for splashing out on a putter, but it's the club you use the most a round so why not! More sense than spending $500+ on a driver.
     
  17. Stavingo

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    Nice Casio good find!:tup:

    I too recently acquired myself a new putter as well.

    Odyssey White Hot XG 2-Ball Blade Putter

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    Found this at Drummonds Golf for $220, It was pretty much the first putter I picked up and liked everything about it and took the deal.

    Played my first round with it the other day, 34 points which is OK.

    Only positive out of that game is that I was bombing putts in and positively had nearest to the pin in that comp which was 38cm. (My best so far)

    Speaking of which, does anyone know what date Australia is going to acquire the american handicap system?
     
  18. Nicksfix

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    ^

    I have the exact same putter in my bag.I love it.
     
  19. Casio

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    I actually picked up that putter first before I choose the other one. It had a better and easier alignment I thought then the one I picked up, but was more expensive and didn't feel as good instantly when I held it to me. Stunning build quality on all the Odyssey gear though. Beautiful putter the 2-ball is.

    I thought I read the handicap system will be coming in around March. I don't know too much about it, but it seems a lot of people aren't happy with it.
     
  20. Stavingo

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    First decent putter I've had and too love it:tup:

    Im interested on how the US Handicap System differs from ours and it sounds very interesting. Any of you american members explain how your handicap system works? Sort of know how it works but what are the pros and cons of this system?
     
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    Woo, On fire! Another nearest to the pin!

    38CM!

    So close, yet so far........
     
  24. Stavingo

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    Oh my god... I just played my first round with a Cleveland CG15 Wedge I bought and I am in love.

    Very awesome.
     
  25. Nicksfix

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    Cleveland wedges (IMO) , the best on the market.I keep these in my bag.
    I've played different wedges before puchasing my Clevelands,nothing came close as far as feel,playability.A definate improvement in the short game with theses wedges. I give them a 10. :tup:
     
  26. Casio

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    What's the difference between the CG12/14/15 with the wedges?

    I was looking around the other day and found this. An 80 degree wedge. They say it makes for easy flop shots, but I find it hard to believe you could even hit the ball with that thing.
     
  27. Stavingo

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    I think the difference in the wedges are little improvements like grooves within the grooves and bigger soles etc.

    The pictures of Dr.Knockdown wedge make it look like a 60 degree wedge.
     
  28. Nicksfix

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    Hope this answers your question,right from Clevelands website.
     
  29. Casio

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    That Niblick is so awesome. I'm totally going to get one.
     
  30. Nicksfix

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    Let us know how that club works out,please.Kind of curious about this one.
    I don't know anyone who has one,so I can't bum it and try it.