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#30 : June 15, 2008, 11:38:20 PM

Whoa. Okay, I play it maybe once a month and I'm Awesome!

If it wasn't for playing a bunch of Tiger a few years ago, I wouldn't give two spits about Golf. So they do have some usefulness besides time killing.

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#31 : July 11, 2008, 06:52:35 PM

Modern drivers are killing courses.  I watched a guy drive the 380 yard first hole on our course the other day.  I used to play with one of the top amateurs in the UK (-3.5 handicap), and when we used wooden drivers he was hitting it around 250 yards.  On a par 5 he would be hitting driver and three wood and still not making the green.  These days people are hitting driver and a short iron into par 5's.  Madness.



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#32 : July 12, 2008, 01:29:27 AM

I know from watching the golfers go by that many people hit 280+ yards these days.


No way, everyone hits it 230 yrds if they're lucky. Maybe more are hitting it longer but most still suck.

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#36 : July 12, 2008, 10:40:23 AM

I know from watching the golfers go by that many people hit 280+ yards these days.


No way, everyone hits it 230 yrds if they're lucky. Maybe more are hitting it longer but most still suck.


If you go to a public course there will be some fairly erratic golf.  I live on a private course, and can see the tee shots on two par 5s.  The fairway bunkers are between 250-270 on both holes and more than 50% of drives end up level with the bunkers.  Of course there are people that don't hit it as far but there are bigger hitter as well.  I am driving like crap at the moment and its carrying 260+.


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#37 : July 12, 2008, 10:56:24 AM

I get very little roll most of the time because I have a fairly high trajectory with all my clubs.  I am not hitting the driver well at the moment but the straight ones are carrying 250-270.  I have some that fall twenty yards shorter and some that go 20 yards longer. 

Out of interest how far do you hit all your clubs?  What is the trajectory, high/medium/low?  And are they steel or graphite.

I have just switched to graphite irons because my son has stolen my Pings.

Driver - 260-280 (was 10% longer but am going through a swing change)
4 wood - 220-230
Utility - 200-220
4 Iron - 200
5 Iron - 185
6 Iron - 175
7 Iron - 165
8 Iron - 150
9 Iron - 140
PW (graphite) - 125
PW (steel) - 100
GW (steel) - 80
SW (steel) - 65

I hit the ball very high, my 7 is like most peoples PW.  Into a green none of my irons roll more than 5-10 feet on the green.  Everything from 6 iron down usually doesn't stray more than three feet from the pitch mark.




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#38 : July 12, 2008, 11:15:12 AM

Distance is completely over-rated. All that matters is hitting it straight. Whenever I go to the driving range there are 35+ guys trying to hit it 300 yards with driver heads the size of footballs. How many guys on the putting green? 1 at the most but usually 0.

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#39 : July 12, 2008, 11:22:11 AM

Distance is completely over-rated. All that matters is hitting it straight. Whenever I go to the driving range there are 35+ guys trying to hit it 300 yards with driver heads the size of footballs. How many guys on the putting green? 1 at the most but usually 0.

Driving is for show, putting is for dough.

I used to spend a lot of time on the putting green when I was younger.  My best friend was the assistant pro at the club and he had to stay near the pro-shop all day.  Consequently we spent hours on the putting green. 

Distance is nice if it is straight though.  My 7-iron down are consistent so if I can get within 150 yards GIR becomes a given.  And getting close enough to have a birdie putt is increased a lot too.


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#40 : July 12, 2008, 11:45:03 AM

I forgot to add, that I get about 50 yds when I throw my club - usually my 56 deg wedge has the best flight.

http://www.golf.com/golf/video/article/0,28224,1720077,00.html

ROFLMAO....used to do that a lot when I was younger.  I actually threw a club down in frustration for the first time in years yesterday.  A nice easy 70 wedge into a par-5, and I chunked it 40 yards.   [banghead]  I didn't see a green keeper waiting on his mower behind the green, he was laughing his nuts off. 

The funny thing with golf is you can have bad shots and still make par.  My forth was a pitch and run, links style, and I left it 3 feet from the pin.  I had one hole yesterday(par 5): Poor pushed drive 250 yards into bunker.  Poor 6 iron sliced 150 yards just in bounds.  Next shot was a 100 PW, 2 feet from the flag.  Knocked the putt in for a birdie after cussing my way down the hole.........funny, frustrating game.   :-[


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#41 : July 12, 2008, 11:48:28 AM

BTW - a friend of mine threw his bag in a pond when we were about 17.  This guy had a real temper on the course.  He snapped five shafts in one round.  We spent the next 30 minutes deciding what to do as the other golfers went by laughing.  In the end he stripped down to his boxers and went diving.


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#42 : July 12, 2008, 11:50:15 AM

I rarely throw clubs. My first year of golf, I tossed a wedge toward the green and nearly nailed my friend in the head. After that, the only time I throw a club is when alone and out of pure frustration - usually botched short chips/pitches.

I tend to say "oh sh1t" a lot when I hit poor shots.  My son laughs I say it that much.


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#43 : July 12, 2008, 01:23:12 PM

Distance is completely over-rated. All that matters is hitting it straight. Whenever I go to the driving range there are 35+ guys trying to hit it 300 yards with driver heads the size of footballs. How many guys on the putting green? 1 at the most but usually 0.

Driving is for show, putting is for dough.

I used to spend a lot of time on the putting green when I was younger.  My best friend was the assistant pro at the club and he had to stay near the pro-shop all day.  Consequently we spent hours on the putting green. 

Distance is nice if it is straight though.  My 7-iron down are consistent so if I can get within 150 yards GIR becomes a given.  And getting close enough to have a birdie putt is increased a lot too.

When I'm driving I swing really slow and under control. It doesn't go far (175-225) but it's usually always on the fairway. The lack of distance only hurts me on very long par 4s.

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#44 : July 12, 2008, 02:09:32 PM

When I'm driving I swing really slow and under control. It doesn't go far (175-225) but it's usually always on the fairway. The lack of distance only hurts me on very long par 4s.

Surely its better to play a 6/5 iron, or maybe utility club and place the ball in the fairway.  When I was younger I went through a phase of leaving the wooden clubs at home and using a 1-iron because I could place it about 220-240 yards.  These days drivers have sweet spots the size of a small country and the graphite exaggerates everyone's swing speed.  Being in the fairway is always good but being able to play driver and short iron on a par-5 is fun.


I have a like new Persimmon wooden driver and four wood that are about 25 years old.  I might throw them in the bag and see how far they go for fun.

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