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Title: Golf
Post by: McRooster on January 03, 2011, 02:10:15 PM
Does anyone here play?

Post your handicap or talk about anything golf in here  :)

I play off 18, B Grade and played at my old man's club Tea Tree Gully this morning for a slightly disappointing 32 points stableford.
Smashed the ball off the tee but 3 putted on too many of the recently cored greens  >:(
I really need to practice more  ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 03, 2011, 02:12:12 PM
Does anyone here play?

Post your handicap or talk about anything golf in here  :)

I play off 18, B Grade and played at my old man's club Tea Tree Gully this morning for a slightly disappointing 32 points stableford.
Smashed the ball off the tee but 3 putted on too many of the recently cored greens  >:(
I really need to practice more  ::)
wow some1 else on here plays  ;D im current off 16 and play at sale, i need to practice though, i havent practiced since school finished  :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: ossie85 on January 03, 2011, 02:12:28 PM
I literally live in between two golf courses, though my skills are atrocious and have not had my handicap measures but it would be HIGH. I'm better at sports where the ball is moving towards me - instincts kick in :)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 03, 2011, 02:13:33 PM
I literally live in between two golf courses, though my skills are atrocious and have not had my handicap measures but it would be HIGH. I'm better at sports where the ball is moving towards me - instincts kick in :)
i seem to be worse at those kind of sports, playing golf though has helped me develop my lofted straight drives in cricket  :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on January 03, 2011, 03:34:57 PM
ive only played once since Curtis was born i just cant get a consistent block of that many hours to dedicate to it... love the links at lady bay tho Mc hav u played there? they actually hand u out a caddy write up when u pay that educates u on how best to navigate each hole in depth and the bunkers r like graves :o soooo deeeeep... i use to hope of shooting in the 80's got close once started the day badly with 7 7 5 then pulled it together and had 78 with 2 par 4's to play... silly me shouldnt hav looked at the scorecard went to pieces and finished with 91 :-\
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 03, 2011, 03:44:26 PM
ive only played once since Curtis was born i just cant get a consistent block of that many hours to dedicate to it... love the links at lady bay tho Mc hav u played there? they actually hand u out a caddy write up when u pay that educates u on how best to navigate each hole in depth and the bunkers r like graves :o soooo deeeeep... i use to hope of shooting in the 80's got close once started the day badly with 7 7 5 then pulled it together and had 78 with 2 par 4's to play... silly me shouldnt hav looked at the scorecard went to pieces and finished with 91 :-\

Awesome course. played there once but it like my 2nd or 3rd round of golf ever, so it was pretty bad. Want to visit it again soon! it's $50 a round now isn't it? Normanville have the best bakeries as well...  ;)

Another nice course down that way but a lot cheaper is Wirrina Cove, need a golf cart though if it's a hot day!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: CrowsFan on January 03, 2011, 03:47:41 PM
I play every now and then with my mates, but not enough to have ever bothered working out my handicap.
I am great with my drives and chips, but rubbish with the irons and putting haha. Always enjoy having a game though.
Recently played in Fiji when I went there on holiday and did pretty well, only played the front 9 and scored 46, which was pretty good for a course I had never played on before and with different clubs to my own
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 03, 2011, 03:49:56 PM
I play every now and then with my mates, but not enough to have ever bothered working out my handicap.
I am great with my drives and chips, but rubbish with the irons and putting haha. Always enjoy having a game though.
Recently played in Fiji when I went there on holiday and did pretty well, only played the front 9 and scored 46, which was pretty good for a course I had never played on before and with different clubs to my own
u cant be 2 bad if u shot 46 without your own clubs on a course u have never played b4 ;)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on January 03, 2011, 03:53:18 PM
ive only played once since Curtis was born i just cant get a consistent block of that many hours to dedicate to it... love the links at lady bay tho Mc hav u played there? they actually hand u out a caddy write up when u pay that educates u on how best to navigate each hole in depth and the bunkers r like graves :o soooo deeeeep... i use to hope of shooting in the 80's got close once started the day badly with 7 7 5 then pulled it together and had 78 with 2 par 4's to play... silly me shouldnt hav looked at the scorecard went to pieces and finished with 91 :-\

Awesome course. played there once but it like my 2nd or 3rd round of golf ever, so it was pretty bad. Want to visit it again soon! it's $50 a round now isn't it? Normanville have the best bakeries as well...  ;)

Another nice course down that way but a lot cheaper is Wirrina Cove, need a golf cart though if it's a hot day!
yeah use to play wirrinna heaps when i had less responsibilities and time to burn its going for $10 a round last time i was there and a couple of mates actually got free memberships last year or the year before bcos they were struggling for a buck they were giving free memberships away to anyone :o twas 2year ago i played the links and from memory it was $25-30 but that couldve/wouldve changed by now
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on January 03, 2011, 03:54:14 PM
I play every now and then with my mates, but not enough to have ever bothered working out my handicap.
I am great with my drives and chips, but rubbish with the irons and putting haha. Always enjoy having a game though.
Recently played in Fiji when I went there on holiday and did pretty well, only played the front 9 and scored 46, which was pretty good for a course I had never played on before and with different clubs to my own
u cant be 2 bad if u shot 46 without your own clubs on a course u have never played b4 ;)
nice mate :)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 04, 2011, 01:15:35 PM
Does anyone here go to the Golf Clearence warehouse at all?

prices are insane at the moment, got myself 2 doz Callaway Balls for $30 last week. Also got my golf clubs $330 for a 14 piece set of Maxfli's. Anyone need golf gear go there.

Link to the website: http://www.golfclearanceoutlet.com.au/?gclid=CMeFp8XBn6YCFYtspAodYkufnQ
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on January 04, 2011, 02:32:17 PM
Does anyone here go to the Golf Clearence warehouse at all?

prices are insane at the moment, got myself 2 doz Callaway Balls for $30 last week. Also got my golf clubs $330 for a 14 piece set of Maxfli's. Anyone need golf gear go there.

Link to the website: http://www.golfclearanceoutlet.com.au/?gclid=CMeFp8XBn6YCFYtspAodYkufnQ
indeed on south rd by the avoca hotel... insane prices 8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 04, 2011, 02:44:01 PM
What courses do you's normally play?

the ones me & mates play are, hve played lots others, but only once so haven't included them.

Pat (Exec) & pat South
Belair
Flagstaff Hill
Mount Compass
McCracken
Ashbourne (9 hole)
North adelaide (south)
Thaxted Park
Wirrinna Cove
Lady Bay

Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on January 04, 2011, 03:21:57 PM
What courses do you's normally play?

Victor Harbor GC
Mount Compass
McCracken
Ashbourne (9 hole)
Wirrinna Cove
Lady Bay
Attamurra Mt Gambier
Blue Lake Mt Gambier
Glacier Rock (now extinct)
South Lakes
reckon that covers them all that ive played
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 04, 2011, 03:47:32 PM
Attamurra is a lovely course, right up in the top 2 or 3 I've played, only played once, would love to play it again. Same with Murray Bridge only played that once, but a very nice course.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on January 04, 2011, 04:20:51 PM
Attamurra is a lovely course, right up in the top 2 or 3 I've played, only played once, would love to play it again. Same with Murray Bridge only played that once, but a very nice course.
definitely has plenty of character and very challenging... havent played the bridge
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 04, 2011, 08:14:13 PM
That par 3 that has the elevated tee is possibly one of the finest holes I've ever played.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on January 04, 2011, 11:02:50 PM
yep for sure the 16th or the one on the front 9? there is a massive drop off from one of the tee boxes on the back nine par 4 or 5 really long its the furtherest point from the pro shop that was my favourite hole i rekn it killed my round too had like an 11 :o i smoked the tee off but the ball was hardup against the base of a tree on a bad side for a right hander and well it just got worst from there :D still loved the hole
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on January 04, 2011, 11:08:40 PM
ive only played once since Curtis was born i just cant get a consistent block of that many hours to dedicate to it... love the links at lady bay tho Mc hav u played there? they actually hand u out a caddy write up when u pay that educates u on how best to navigate each hole in depth and the bunkers r like graves :o soooo deeeeep... i use to hope of shooting in the 80's got close once started the day badly with 7 7 5 then pulled it together and had 78 with 2 par 4's to play... silly me shouldnt hav looked at the scorecard went to pieces and finished with 91 :-\
My old lady used to live at Normanville when we first came back from Darwin but I never got around to playing there. I did see Gary Sweet at the Yankalilla Foodland one day when I was down there and I reckon it was him and Dizzy Gillespie that a had financial interst in Links Lady Bay wasn't it?
It'd be windy down there wouldn't it? Not sure where the old boy will play when he moves down to the block.
91 at Lady Bay would give me a net 73, that'd be just over par down there? Sounds like we're on the same level.  ;D
Mt Barker/Hahndorf has come along since they re-did the fairways.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on January 04, 2011, 11:23:20 PM
haha 2-3 years ago we may have been close but golfs never been a pickup a stick and im awesome game for me i was playing twice a week minimum when i shot that and i was consistently low 90's when ive had a long layoff id be happy to stay under 100 8) really beautiful course the links and beautiful area in general,not sure about the sweet/dizzy connection so il take ur word for it on that one ;)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 05, 2011, 11:35:20 AM
ive only played once since Curtis was born i just cant get a consistent block of that many hours to dedicate to it... love the links at lady bay tho Mc hav u played there? they actually hand u out a caddy write up when u pay that educates u on how best to navigate each hole in depth and the bunkers r like graves :o soooo deeeeep... i use to hope of shooting in the 80's got close once started the day badly with 7 7 5 then pulled it together and had 78 with 2 par 4's to play... silly me shouldnt hav looked at the scorecard went to pieces and finished with 91 :-\
My old lady used to live at Normanville when we first came back from Darwin but I never got around to playing there. I did see Gary Sweet at the Yankalilla Foodland one day when I was down there and I reckon it was him and Dizzy Gillespie that a had financial interst in Links Lady Bay wasn't it?
It'd be windy down there wouldn't it? Not sure where the old boy will play when he moves down to the block.
91 at Lady Bay would give me a net 73, that'd be just over par down there? Sounds like we're on the same level.  ;D
Mt Barker/Hahndorf has come along since they re-did the fairways.

Could've been when he was doing his celebrity golf days at Lady Bay I reckon. Don't know if he's still doing it.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 05, 2011, 11:40:13 AM
yep for sure the 16th or the one on the front 9? there is a massive drop off from one of the tee boxes on the back nine par 4 or 5 really long its the furtherest point from the pro shop that was my favourite hole i rekn it killed my round too had like an 11 :o i smoked the tee off but the ball was hardup against the base of a tree on a bad side for a right hander and well it just got worst from there :D still loved the hole

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5237/hole8.jpg) (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/hole8.jpg/)

Hole 8 is the Par 3, truly an awesome hole.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on January 05, 2011, 12:52:17 PM
yep for sure the 16th or the one on the front 9? there is a massive drop off from one of the tee boxes on the back nine par 4 or 5 really long its the furtherest point from the pro shop that was my favourite hole i rekn it killed my round too had like an 11 :o i smoked the tee off but the ball was hardup against the base of a tree on a bad side for a right hander and well it just got worst from there :D still loved the hole

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5237/hole8.jpg) (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/hole8.jpg/)

Hole 8 is the Par 3, truly an awesome hole.
haha nice work PM 8I left bunker SW tap in par for me on that hole ;) come to think of it most of the par 3s on that course r awesome
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 05, 2011, 01:25:09 PM
Just heard the news that Augusta national will be in TW12, game will be named TW PGA tour, masters edition

Link to confirm it: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11820601
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 05, 2011, 01:28:06 PM
yep for sure the 16th or the one on the front 9? there is a massive drop off from one of the tee boxes on the back nine par 4 or 5 really long its the furtherest point from the pro shop that was my favourite hole i rekn it killed my round too had like an 11 :o i smoked the tee off but the ball was hardup against the base of a tree on a bad side for a right hander and well it just got worst from there :D still loved the hole

(http://img10.imageshack.us/img10/5237/hole8.jpg) (http://img10.imageshack.us/i/hole8.jpg/)

Hole 8 is the Par 3, truly an awesome hole.
haha nice work PM 8I left bunker SW tap in par for me on that hole ;) come to think of it most of the par 3s on that course r awesome

Think i hit 9I when I played it, downhill factor, plus I generally hit my 9I pretty well.

and i do lie a little bit when it comes one of the finest holes I've played, cause I love the water hole Par 3 at Flagstaff Hill.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 06, 2011, 05:56:28 PM
Just heard the news that Augusta national will be in TW12, game will be named TW PGA tour, masters edition

Link to confirm it: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/11820601
about time!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 08, 2011, 09:57:55 PM
played today and had 84/68, dropped to 15 and won the b grade prize  ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: nas on January 09, 2011, 04:16:41 PM
NAGA for me. Have played a few that have already been mentioned in SA.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 10, 2011, 10:59:15 AM
Crap weather for Adelaide all week, giving golf a miss on thursday.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: nas on January 11, 2011, 06:38:40 PM
HA ha All the courses here are water logged (Qld)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 12, 2011, 02:42:26 PM
i played par today and had -2, but i have a HOLE-IN-ONE!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Fletch74 on January 12, 2011, 02:44:02 PM
i played par today and had -2, but i have a HOLE-IN-ONE!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Congrats man... ;D How long was the hole?
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 12, 2011, 02:45:12 PM
i played par today and had -2, but i have a HOLE-IN-ONE!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Congrats man... ;D How long was the hole?
thanks fletch  :D, it was 168m to the plates, but with the tees and pin forward was playing about 140m
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Fletch74 on January 12, 2011, 02:46:40 PM
i played par today and had -2, but i have a HOLE-IN-ONE!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Congrats man... ;D How long was the hole?
thanks fletch  :D, it was 168m to the plates, but with the tees and pin forward was playing about 140m
Well done, my best is about 49cm from the hole :) The Flag had a ruler.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 12, 2011, 02:48:34 PM
i forgot to mention on the hole before i hit my drive OB then hit off the tee again to 6ft and saved par :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Fletch74 on January 12, 2011, 02:53:35 PM
i forgot to mention on the hole before i hit my drive OB then hit off the tee again to 6ft and saved par :P
Lucky day ;)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on January 15, 2011, 05:53:20 PM
i played par today and had -2, but i have a HOLE-IN-ONE!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
That's MASSIVE pyro ! 8)

Well done on achieving the holy grail  ;D

I like playing PAR but get frustrated when you have a birdie and it only goes down as a plus but stableford would have given you 3 points  >:(

My best result has been when I was playing off 24 a while back and I was playing the indexed 1 par 5 at my course. I eagled it for a 6 pointer!!!!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 16, 2011, 11:10:17 PM
i played par today and had -2, but i have a HOLE-IN-ONE!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
That's MASSIVE pyro ! 8)

Well done on achieving the holy grail  ;D

I like playing PAR but get frustrated when you have a birdie and it only goes down as a plus but stableford would have given you 3 points  >:(

My best result has been when I was playing off 24 a while back and I was playing the indexed 1 par 5 at my course. I eagled it for a 6 pointer!!!!
thanks roost  ;D ive never had a 6 pointer before  :o ive had a couple of 5 pointers and the HIO would have been 5 if i was playing stableford, but it was PAR and i missed out on 2 pluses  ::) strangely i have eagled twice but never on a par 5  ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bazinga on January 18, 2011, 09:37:14 AM
AWESOME pyro  :o :o :o I've never had a Hole in one  :'( closest is 42cm .

I had my 1st ever round under par on Sunday. Shot 71 (1 under) , but I was 3 under after 13 holes. Two bogies in the last 5 holes was a tad disappointing, but I'm still very happy with a sub-par round ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 18, 2011, 11:38:17 AM
AWESOME pyro  :o :o :o I've never had a Hole in one  :'( closest is 42cm .

I had my 1st ever round under par on Sunday. Shot 71 (1 under) , but I was 3 under after 13 holes. Two bogies in the last 5 holes was a tad disappointing, but I'm still very happy with a sub-par round ;D ;D ;D
thanks bazinga  :D great job going under too  ;) dont worry i always finish badly too  ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on January 19, 2011, 06:32:49 PM
AWESOME pyro  :o :o :o I've never had a Hole in one  :'( closest is 42cm .

I had my 1st ever round under par on Sunday. Shot 71 (1 under) , but I was 3 under after 13 holes. Two bogies in the last 5 holes was a tad disappointing, but I'm still very happy with a sub-par round ;D ;D ;D
Very good effort Bazinga 8) What do you play off?
Single figure obviously, do you like the new handicapping system  :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on February 05, 2011, 03:56:57 PM
Back into the swing again after a bit of a lay-off, Stroke round today with a net 67.  :)
Solid front nine, had nearest the pin on the 211m par 3 5th when we came past (hit my 3iron rescue) and birdied the ninth. A day that could've been went to shower by coming in with 8, 8 , 4 on the last three holes  >:(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on February 05, 2011, 06:03:13 PM
Back into the swing again after a bit of a lay-off, Stroke round today with a net 67.  :)
Solid front nine, had nearest the pin on the 211m par 3 5th when we came past (hit my 3iron rescue) and birdied the ninth. A day that could've been went to shower by coming in with 8, 8 , 4 on the last three holes  >:(
ouch roost, at least your whole round wasnt shower like mine, i had 28 points  ::) on the plus side i am now down to 14  :D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on February 12, 2011, 08:53:18 PM
What driver do you use pyro?

I have a Bridgestone J33R 10.5 degree 460 with a 65 gram regular shaft.

Playing a format tomorrow I've never played before. It's a four man team event, 3 play Ambrose and the rotating fourth plays the hole on their own. Not really sure how the result will be accredited but it should be good fun on the long course of Gawler (Sandy Creek).


Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on February 13, 2011, 11:12:43 AM
What driver do you use pyro?

I have a Bridgestone J33R 10.5 degree 460 with a 65 gram regular shaft.

Playing a format tomorrow I've never played before. It's a four man team event, 3 play Ambrose and the rotating fourth plays the hole on their own. Not really sure how the result will be accredited but it should be good fun on the long course of Gawler (Sandy Creek).
i use a 10.5 titleist 905R 460 cc with a 65 gram stiff shaft, thats an interesting format roost, never played it before but it sounds fun ;)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on February 19, 2011, 06:54:56 PM
The format last week was interesting, it really put the pressure on the second drive. Basically, everyone tees off and generally the best tee shot would see that player play the hole out by himself. From the second best tee off the other three would play it out as an ambrose. Scores for the hole were combined (individual say has a 5 and ambrose group has a 4, then in the scorecard it goes down as a 9).
We had 161, I played 8 holes out by myself.

Today was back to my home club and we played par. I was all over the place, hit the ball long but had 6+'s and 7-'s for a net result of -1  :P
Shot of the day by me from 65m out on the 17th, D Rained it  8) - Was to save par and grabbed the plus  ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on February 19, 2011, 06:56:55 PM
The format last week was interesting, it really put the pressure on the second drive. Basically, everyone tees off and generally the best tee shot would see that player play the hole out by himself. From the second best tee off the other three would play it out as an ambrose. Scores for the hole were combined (individual say has a 5 and ambrose group has a 4, then in the scorecard it goes down as a 9).
We had 161, I played 8 holes out by myself.

Today was back to my home club and we played par. I was all over the place, hit the ball long but had 6+'s and 7-'s for a net result of -1  :P
Shot of the day by me from 65m out on the 17th, D Rained it  8) - Was to save par and grabbed the plus  ;D
nice roost  8) sounds like a fun game to play, would be better then playing par and 4BBB all the time ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on March 05, 2011, 12:57:06 PM
HELLO BUCKET LIST...

The Extreme 19th at Legend Safari...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3_W_JryhR0
Paddy Harrington is the only bloke to ever par the longest Par 3 in the world...

Link to the course itself...
http://www.legendgolfsafari.com/
can someone smell a FF golf trip :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on March 05, 2011, 06:15:28 PM
Played stroke today, net 76  >:(

Trialled the new Taylor Made 10.5 Ultra fast driver, very quick through the air and very light. Took too many disasters holes to realise I needed to reset my tee height to compensate - I had a 9 on 15 (2 out of bounds) ::). Me thinks I'll be sticking with the Bridgestone for a while longer. Greens had been cored and sanded also made it tough going.

Tossing up Marc this year whether to make the annual 'lads' trip a trip to Melb for footy or to Pt Douglas for a golf trip.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on March 07, 2011, 09:48:01 PM
had 34 points on saturday, going through a swing change at the moment, definitely hitting the ball straighter, too bad i cant putt for shower :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bazinga on March 08, 2011, 09:33:04 AM
Had a terrible weekend. Shot 81 off the stick (76 nett), hit the ball showerhouse. Then backed up to play pennants on Sunday and got beat 4 and 3.

I'm heading up north to play Bonville and Hope Island in May. Two of the best golf courses in the country so should be a great experience.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on March 08, 2011, 09:48:04 PM
Had a terrible weekend. Shot 81 off the stick (76 nett), hit the ball showerhouse. Then backed up to play pennants on Sunday and got beat 4 and 3.

I'm heading up north to play Bonville and Hope Island in May. Two of the best golf courses in the country so should be a great experience.
nice baz, im jealous :P

ive got a 3 day stroke tournament starting on saturday, hopefully can come away with some silver this year :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on March 12, 2011, 06:48:59 PM
had 88/74 today and have 4 shots (as far as i know) to make up nett over the next 2 days
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on March 19, 2011, 06:12:09 PM
40 points today  ;D (20 on the front/20 on the back) - no scrubs! - definitely keeping the Bridgestone, there's plenty of length and life in her still. Out drove my A Grade playing, 7 handicapped mate on 5 holes today - by some margin on 3 of them. Changed balls from Taylormade Burner LDP's to Bridgestone and loved the length I got.

One of my other mates (who plays off 23) had 25 on the front with a scrub and a 1 pointer (including a 2 for 5 on the par 3 seventh) - he finished with only 38, couldn't make a putt on the back  >:(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on March 19, 2011, 06:18:08 PM
played shower in the first round of club championships, 89/75, the swing feels fantastic, just didnt work for me today i have a good feeling about tomorrow though ;)


great score roost ;D how u stuck it up your mate about out-driving him :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on March 20, 2011, 04:31:50 PM
well today didnt live up to my expectations, but did play alright for an 86/72, included in that was driving the green on the 295m par 4 5th :D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on April 11, 2011, 08:01:11 AM
cmon Adam Scott leading the Masters with 2 holes to play :o :o

well done Adam Scott and Jason Day tied for 2nd...
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on April 11, 2011, 10:21:48 AM
Schwartzel or what ever his name is, birdied the last 4 holes to steal the jacket off Scott, you thief!

great final day though, heaps of action a some movers as well. Can feel for McIlroy, would've been hard to take that, especially making that triple bogey, he'll learn that and become a better golfer. Just proves you can't make 1 mistake around Augusta, if you do, the course will kill your round
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Fletch74 on April 11, 2011, 10:30:49 AM
The Aussies can't take a trick at the Masters :'( 6 times now, we've finished Runners Up...

Crampton - 72'
Newton - 80'
Norman - 86', 87', and 96'
Day/Scott - 11'
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on April 11, 2011, 02:12:24 PM
yep Swartzel played out of his skin... chip in from 60ft+ on the first :o approach from 150 yards on another and drops it :o :o :o that would already be considered a lucky day, but then he finished like Usain Bolt unreal... r we jinxed at the masters?
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bazinga on April 11, 2011, 02:41:52 PM
I wonder if Adam Scott would trade Ana Ivanovic for the green jacket? I doubt it  :P

On a side note, I shot a 2 under par 70 on saturday at our local monthly medal, winning A grade by 4 strokes (64 nett). Handicap down to 5.5 (so still off 6  :D)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on April 11, 2011, 03:53:07 PM
woah :o nice work Baz
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Justin Bieber on April 11, 2011, 09:50:32 PM
I wonder if Adam Scott would trade Ana Ivanovic for the green jacket? I doubt it  :P
Only a person on Drugs would do that ;).
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bazinga on April 11, 2011, 09:53:24 PM
I wonder if Adam Scott would trade Ana Ivanovic for the green jacket? I doubt it  :P
Only a person on Drugs would do that ;).
He is a very lucky guy. Shouldv'e been me  ::) :'(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Cruiseon on April 12, 2011, 08:12:02 AM
I thought they split ages ago, are they back together?

She can caddy for me any time!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on April 13, 2011, 08:26:43 AM
I wonder if Adam Scott would trade Ana Ivanovic for the green jacket? I doubt it  :P

On a side note, I shot a 2 under par 70 on saturday at our local monthly medal, winning A grade by 4 strokes (64 nett). Handicap down to 5.5 (so still off 6  :D)
great job baz ;)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: CrowsFan on April 14, 2011, 12:09:59 PM
Not exactly golf, but kinda similar. Tomorrow night I will be playing a round of pub golf :)
Hoping to shoot a nice round under par ;)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on April 14, 2011, 02:54:16 PM
Just snagged 2 rounds of golf at Links Lady Bay with a cart, plus a pizza after for $59! gold... Normally $50 a round for 1 person there. plus you have about 4 or 5 months to use it  :D.

with easter around the corner a great buy.

website called scoopon http://www.scoopon.com.au/adelaide played Mt Lofty a few weeks ago with a similar deal. Shot 96 on a damp day, would've been lower if dry. Putted alright 34putts 18/16 which is good for wet & soft greens.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on April 15, 2011, 08:13:38 AM
 :o nice powerman thats a wicked deal decent putting for those greens too ;)


anyone see Kevin Na's 15 on a par 4 on the news today? poor fella i think weve all felt his pain before...

even Tommy Armour had a 23 on a par 4 in 1927. This was in a tournament the week after he won the U.S. Open...

 
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on April 16, 2011, 06:40:43 PM
I wonder if Adam Scott would trade Ana Ivanovic for the green jacket? I doubt it  :P
Only a person on Drugs would do that ;).
I played a Pro Am a while ago where the Pro (who I won't name) told us that 'blocker' drugs were rife in proffessional golf. They are used to slow heart rates and reduce anxiety and pressure.....appparently.

Today we played par and I had minus 4  :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on April 16, 2011, 06:43:51 PM
played stroke today and had 86/72, OB on the last cost me playing to my handicap and dropping a shot :'(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on April 17, 2011, 02:39:17 PM
:o nice powerman thats a wicked deal decent putting for those greens too ;)


anyone see Kevin Na's 15 on a par 4 on the news today? poor fella i think weve all felt his pain before...

even Tommy Armour had a 23 on a par 4 in 1927. This was in a tournament the week after he won the U.S. Open...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWTXoNzuk8c

 ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: CrowsFan on April 17, 2011, 02:58:43 PM
Wow that is just such an unlucky hole!!
I feel so sorry for the guy!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on April 20, 2011, 09:18:26 PM
As discussed in the Elite chat, I had an 8 point front nine but turned at the clubhouse for a back 23....meh! Overall an ok first up effort at a new course.

The enlightening part of the whole day was that I met Peter Motley (who is a regular member at Blackwood) and found his company and humour to be thoroughly enjoying and uplifting. Pete still hits the ball pretty well, walks with severe impediment but retains a wicked sense of humour. He closes each weeks Wednesday presentations with a 'Pete's funnies' jokes segment and 2nites was side splitting, revolving around one liners in a nudist colony....

An inspiration and truly premium guy, thankyou Peter.

*I couldn't have cared less about my score after listening to Motz  8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on April 22, 2011, 01:22:45 PM
lucky roost ;)

on wednesday i had +2, and after 16 rounds of playing off 14 finally dropped to 13 ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on April 29, 2011, 09:18:11 AM
For those in Adelaide scoopon have another deal going

this time @ Flagstaff Hill $59 for 2 rounds (you & a mate) + cart + schnitzel each after + 2 pints bear (1 each)

amazing deal.

Playing Links @ Lady Bay next week sometime, probably thursday, can't wait
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on May 04, 2011, 05:07:17 PM
Played Lady Bay today, really forgot how magnificant the course is.

shot 51 on the front which I was really happy with. would rather not talk about the rest.  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bazinga on May 21, 2011, 11:03:15 PM
I'm currently on holidays up on the Gold Coast, playing some of the finest golf courses in the land of oz. Played at Bonville International Golf Course (near Coffs Harbour) on Wednesday and shot a very pleasing 80 off the stick (my handicap is 5). If anyone is planning a golfing trip up north, I recommend playing a round at Bonville. It truly is an amazing layout.

On Friday I made the journey up to the (not so sunny) Gold Coast and played at Hope Island near Sanctuary Cove. Another amazing layout, but with many more fairway bunkers and undulations than Bonville. After being 6 over after 7 holes, I managed to go even par for the final 11 holes (with 3 birdies) to shoot a six over par 78. $140 a game at hope island, but with GPS in the golf carts to help with distances and pin locations, it was definitely worth it   :)

Tomorrow is the final leg of my tour, where I play Palm Meadows Resort near Carrara. I'm hoping for another sub 80 round   8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on May 22, 2011, 05:12:08 PM
lucky baz :P thats some very good golf on those courses

played pennant today and won it on the last after being 3 down with 4 to play :D was very happy with an even par second nine 8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: upthemaidens on May 26, 2011, 04:00:31 AM
about a year ago i picked up a secondhand golf set and bag in what i thought was pretty good condition, paid $60 bucks oh baby u think i was happy bout it.  even though i hate em with a passion it was from cashies. absolute bargain.
  try to get out  as often as possible, but it never seems often enough,  100 shots seems to be the magical mark for me atm, so whats that around 30 handicap.  if only i could putt i reakon i could take 10 shots off my score,  nothing worse then getting on green in reg. than 4 putt  arhhhhhhh the pain, the pain.  its sad when a bogey gives ya a chubby  :)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on May 27, 2011, 10:34:05 AM
I'm currently on holidays up on the Gold Coast, playing some of the finest golf courses in the land of oz. Played at Bonville International Golf Course (near Coffs Harbour) on Wednesday and shot a very pleasing 80 off the stick (my handicap is 5). If anyone is planning a golfing trip up north, I recommend playing a round at Bonville. It truly is an amazing layout.

On Friday I made the journey up to the (not so sunny) Gold Coast and played at Hope Island near Sanctuary Cove. Another amazing layout, but with many more fairway bunkers and undulations than Bonville. After being 6 over after 7 holes, I managed to go even par for the final 11 holes (with 3 birdies) to shoot a six over par 78. $140 a game at hope island, but with GPS in the golf carts to help with distances and pin locations, it was definitely worth it   :)

Tomorrow is the final leg of my tour, where I play Palm Meadows Resort near Carrara. I'm hoping for another sub 80 round   8)

We had them when my mate and myself played at Lady Bay, absolutely worth the extra dollars if the course has them.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on May 29, 2011, 08:16:11 PM
about a year ago i picked up a secondhand golf set and bag in what i thought was pretty good condition, paid $60 bucks oh baby u think i was happy bout it.  even though i hate em with a passion it was from cashies. absolute bargain.
  try to get out  as often as possible, but it never seems often enough,  100 shots seems to be the magical mark for me atm, so whats that around 30 handicap.  if only i could putt i reakon i could take 10 shots off my score,  nothing worse then getting on green in reg. than 4 putt  arhhhhhhh the pain, the pain.  its sad when a bogey gives ya a chubby  :)
keep at it utm youll get better ;)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on June 03, 2011, 11:12:14 PM
My last round..... :-X

Thank God it was Ambrose  ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Wes Mantooth on June 09, 2011, 12:29:08 AM
I play... havent in over a year though. disappointing.

used to play off 14. joined aces again this yr (builders/architects golf day run by fielders) and can't wait to play koo and glenelg later in the year. even bought new golf clubs... beautiful titleists and they just sit there :(

You up for a game Michael? You'd prob kick my arse.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on June 15, 2011, 11:45:55 PM
I play... havent in over a year though. disappointing.

used to play off 14. joined aces again this yr (builders/architects golf day run by fielders) and can't wait to play koo and glenelg later in the year. even bought new golf clubs... beautiful titleists and they just sit there :(

You up for a game Michael? You'd prob kick my arse.
Not so sure about that Wes  :-\

I played last Saturday and had a promising front 9 with 17 points and no scrubs - finished with 24 points, nuff said  >:(

Any time you want Wes, PM me and we can hook up - I'm a member at Highercombe or maybe you'd prefer if I arranged a game with me an the ol' man who is a member at Tea Tree Gully.

*sorry I hadn't checked this thread for a while  :-[
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on June 16, 2011, 05:19:58 PM
ouch roost :o

i'm in a bit of bad form myself, 28 points, 28 points, 83 nett my last 3 rounds :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on June 24, 2011, 10:44:54 PM
I will play better tomorrow.

I will play better tomorrow.

I will play better tomorrow.

 :-\
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Wes Mantooth on June 24, 2011, 10:46:16 PM
beautiful day for it tomorrow!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on June 24, 2011, 10:58:17 PM
Pretty sure we're playing Par, which I like when you're not in consistent form. Hoping I can shoot a +2 with the new indexes at least  :-\

Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on June 25, 2011, 05:17:44 PM
had a double down the last to choke for 35 points ::) i haven't played to my handicap for my last 7 rounds, and haven't broken it for 14 rounds :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on June 25, 2011, 11:18:09 PM
-8  :'(

And I finished with a birdie on the par 5 17th for the + and parred the last after missing the green left for the +  :-[

Could've been -12 I suppose  :-\ - Ugly golf atm.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on June 26, 2011, 09:23:55 PM
ouch roost, can say i havent been much better though :P been hitting the driver every where :-X the only reason i had 35 points on saturday was because it stayed in the bad for most of the day (in fact, on the 6 holes i hit the driver, i bogeyed all but one ::))
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: upthemaidens on June 30, 2011, 01:06:53 PM
golf sucks,,  dont know why i do it to myself..  didnt play one good shot all round
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on June 30, 2011, 06:10:33 PM
golf sucks,,  dont know why i do it to myself..  didnt play one good shot all round
we have all had days like that before, it gets better :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Ermaz on July 01, 2011, 07:06:43 AM
Play off 4 at the heritage golf and country club in victoria. first course designed by jack nicklaus in australia!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on July 10, 2011, 07:25:37 PM
Missed tee off slot, waited 45min for another slot - my mate who hadn't played in 4 weeks had 4 scrubs to start and just wasn't feeling it. It was boggy, foggy and sleeting with rain - FUN times  ::)

At the twelfth green, next to the club house and car park we looked at each other and we knew we'd had enough.

I finished 12 holes with 22 points, my mate was on 10  :o

Bring on the Spring weather.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on July 11, 2011, 10:09:28 AM
haha roost, played in the wind on sat and had 94/80 ::) just to give you an idea of how windy it was, i smacked a nice 3 wood downwind 270m :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: upthemaidens on July 11, 2011, 11:07:44 AM
Missed tee off slot, waited 45min for another slot - my mate who hadn't played in 4 weeks had 4 scrubs to start and just wasn't feeling it. It was boggy, foggy and sleeting with rain - FUN times  ::)

At the twelfth green, next to the club house and car park we looked at each other and we knew we'd had enough.

I finished 12 holes with 22 points, my mate was on 10  :o

Bring on the Spring weather.
sorry for my supidity rooster, but what do u mean by points?   how does that relate to shots taken?
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on July 11, 2011, 03:11:44 PM
Missed tee off slot, waited 45min for another slot - my mate who hadn't played in 4 weeks had 4 scrubs to start and just wasn't feeling it. It was boggy, foggy and sleeting with rain - FUN times  ::)

At the twelfth green, next to the club house and car park we looked at each other and we knew we'd had enough.

I finished 12 holes with 22 points, my mate was on 10  :o

Bring on the Spring weather.
sorry for my supidity rooster, but what do u mean by points?   how does that relate to shots taken?
its a scoring system called stableford, you get points on each hole based on your score, a par (to handicap) is worth 2 points, a bogey to handicap worth one point, double bogey or worse 0 points, birdies to handicap are worth 3, eagles 4 etc. to play to handicap for a round is 36 points
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: upthemaidens on July 11, 2011, 05:49:42 PM
thanks pyro,  as soon as i read stableford i gave myself a face palm. ive seen sableford in match set ups on tiger woods golf, but just dont normally play it..
 
i do have 2 more question now though.   is it a better way to keep score ( a more acurate representation of a round)?
  and how does a handicap relate to a single hole  i.e. lets say a handicap of 14 , what would be a par 4?  would u just add 1 shot to each hole?
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on July 11, 2011, 05:55:44 PM
thanks pyro,  as soon as i read stableford i gave myself a face palm. ive seen sableford in match set ups on tiger woods golf, but just dont normally play it..
 
i do have 2 more question now though.   is it a better way to keep score ( a more acurate representation of a round)?
  and how does a handicap relate to a single hole  i.e. lets say a handicap of 14 , what would be a par 4?  would u just add 1 shot to each hole?
stroke is a more accurate way of showing your score, stableford you dont necessarily count all of your shots (if you have a really bad hole) but stableford is good to play occasionally as it may speed a round up slightly, and the scores are usually better

on a handicap of 14 (which is exactly what im on :P) you would be allocated 1 shot on each of the 14 hardest holes, there is an index on the scorecard for a course rating their holes from hardest (index 1) to easiest (index 18), meaning you would get 1 shot on the holes indexed 1 to 14

 
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: upthemaidens on July 11, 2011, 06:13:10 PM
thanks pyro,  as soon as i read stableford i gave myself a face palm. ive seen sableford in match set ups on tiger woods golf, but just dont normally play it..
 
i do have 2 more question now though.   is it a better way to keep score ( a more acurate representation of a round)?
  and how does a handicap relate to a single hole  i.e. lets say a handicap of 14 , what would be a par 4?  would u just add 1 shot to each hole?
stroke is a more accurate way of showing your score, stableford you dont necessarily count all of your shots (if you have a really bad hole) but stableford is good to play occasionally as it may speed a round up slightly, and the scores are usually better

on a handicap of 14 (which is exactly what im on :P) you would be allocated 1 shot on each of the 14 hardest holes, there is an index on the scorecard for a course rating their holes from hardest (index 1) to easiest (index 18), meaning you would get 1 shot on the holes indexed 1 to 14
awsome thankyou,  now everything makes sense  haha  i had always wondered what the index on the scorecard was for.
  so i can add 2 shots on atleast half the holes  lol   brilliant ::)     i might try it next time i go out for a hit. 
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on July 14, 2011, 08:35:01 PM
had 21 points yesterday :'( and the shaft in my 4 iron snapped due to unknown circumstances :o >:(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on July 16, 2011, 05:24:54 PM
managed 17 points more then wednesday today :P first good round in quite a while actually
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on July 23, 2011, 05:25:55 PM
At least I managed more points today than the Crows - 29 for me (12 front/17 back).

Really struggled to get going today after a 6/1 start, scrub second etc. My tee shot from the 4th  :-X Spat the chewie at 7 and began the climb back at 8 after driving the par 4 and making the 3 for 3points.

Used a new Odyssey putter today and it had a great feel, definitely time for the Bridgestone driver though to get a siff shaft or upgraded to an r11  :-\ - Was going to try a demo today but the Pro didn't have a stiffy  :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on July 23, 2011, 05:29:07 PM
lol roost, judging by the fact that you drove a par 4 i think you definitely need a stiff shaft :P

-8 for me today in a dismal par round ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on July 23, 2011, 05:45:06 PM
lol roost, judging by the fact that you drove a par 4 i think you definitely need a stiff shaft :P

-8 for me today in a dismal par round ::)
That par 4 is 265m and green is elevated, definitely had some angry heat on that poor little TaylorMade Burner ball.

Was perfect weather over here (ground still a bit mushy here and there) bad luck for you pyro, that was my score a couple of weeks back. I'm seeing some positives in my game atm but it is frustrating not stringing the good bits together on any given day.

Looking forward to our Holden Scramble on the 21st August  8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on July 23, 2011, 06:01:37 PM
it gets ridiculously frustrating when you cant string together >:( thats a fair whack too ;) the wheather was great here but the ground was mushy as all hell, was annoying to bomb a drive only for it to finish 1 inch from its pitch mark :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on August 09, 2011, 12:16:48 AM
The Tiger and Steve scenario is just ridiculous, they cant even agree how Steve was fired atm...

Steve says he copped a breakup phone call ("we need a break") and Tiger says it was face to face ::)

now im no expert but Steve hasnt lied to us once... Tiger on the other hand... well :-\
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on August 09, 2011, 09:36:24 PM
The Tiger and Steve scenario is just ridiculous, they cant even agree how Steve was fired atm...

Steve says he copped a breakup phone call ("we need a break") and Tiger says it was face to face ::)

now im no expert but Steve hasnt lied to us once... Tiger on the other hand... well :-\
Tiger has completely lost the plot IMO, i think Jack's record will be just a bit beyond him now
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on August 10, 2011, 01:01:32 AM
The Tiger and Steve scenario is just ridiculous, they cant even agree how Steve was fired atm...

Steve says he copped a breakup phone call ("we need a break") and Tiger says it was face to face ::)

now im no expert but Steve hasnt lied to us once... Tiger on the other hand... well :-\
Tiger has completely lost the plot IMO, i think Jack's record will be just a bit beyond him now
yeah i actually hope it stays in tact, ive lost respect for Tiger and his tantrums...
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on August 14, 2011, 10:44:20 AM
The Tiger and Steve scenario is just ridiculous, they cant even agree how Steve was fired atm...

Steve says he copped a breakup phone call ("we need a break") and Tiger says it was face to face ::)

now im no expert but Steve hasnt lied to us once... Tiger on the other hand... well :-\
Tiger has completely lost the plot IMO, i think Jack's record will be just a bit beyond him now
yeah i actually hope it stays in tact, ive lost respect for Tiger and his tantrums...
I'd be upset too if I hadn't coitus for as long as The Tiger has had to abstain  ;)

Maybe Eldrick just needs to grip down on his shaft a bit more  ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on August 14, 2011, 10:46:32 AM
The Tiger and Steve scenario is just ridiculous, they cant even agree how Steve was fired atm...

Steve says he copped a breakup phone call ("we need a break") and Tiger says it was face to face ::)

now im no expert but Steve hasnt lied to us once... Tiger on the other hand... well :-\
Tiger has completely lost the plot IMO, i think Jack's record will be just a bit beyond him now
yeah i actually hope it stays in tact, ive lost respect for Tiger and his tantrums...
I'd be upset too if I hadn't coitus for as long as The Tiger has had to abstain  ;)

Maybe Eldrick just needs to grip down on his shaft a bit more  ::)
BAHAHA Roost


on a side note my form slump continues, played in the foster plate (no it wasn't a beer sponsored event :P) and had 29 points ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on August 14, 2011, 10:53:12 AM
During my last stroke round I let frustration get the better of me and embarrasingly swung my 7 iron at my bag, subsequently damaging severely my Bridgestone - MASSIVE dent. Couldn't look down at the driver after that and round folded, DNF  :-[

R11 is on order. Pro has said my driver is worthless now, irrepairable  :'(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on August 14, 2011, 10:59:02 AM
During my last stroke round I let frustration get the better of me and embarrasingly swung my 7 iron at my bag, subsequently damaging severely my Bridgestone - MASSIVE dent. Couldn't look down at the driver after that and round folded, DNF  :-[

R11 is on order. Pro has said my driver is worthless now, irrepairable  :'(
anger gets the better of us all Roost :-X although while we are talking about dinted drivers, I dropped my bag on my dads cars towbar a couple of months ago and dinted mine ::) i still use it though, don't have the money to buy a new one :-X

also have a broken 4 iron, due to unknown circumstances :o

on a more positive note, i have discovered a new weapon, an old 1 iron that was sitting in our shed >:D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: 8-6 Suited on August 14, 2011, 12:42:24 PM
A 1 Iron... I haven't seen one of those since my first hand me downs when I was 12.

I am now starting to play more golf, having got my clubs out again. I stopped after getting this set as it ruined my drive and I just kept slicing. But 5 trips to the driving range in the past 2 weeks has almost completely eradicated it. Now to just improve my game to when it use to be with my old set and it will be going good again.

Playing 9 at Skye on Tuesday then 18 at Centenary Park on the weekend for 18. Hopefully it goes well.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on August 14, 2011, 12:47:19 PM
A 1 Iron... I haven't seen one of those since my first hand me downs when I was 12.

I am now starting to play more golf, having got my clubs out again. I stopped after getting this set as it ruined my drive and I just kept slicing. But 5 trips to the driving range in the past 2 weeks has almost completely eradicated it. Now to just improve my game to when it use to be with my old set and it will be going good again.

Playing 9 at Skye on Tuesday then 18 at Centenary Park on the weekend for 18. Hopefully it goes well.
nice Shaggy, ahh the dreaded slice :-X been a while since i battled with a slice, I generally go the other way and hook it :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Wes Mantooth on August 14, 2011, 08:39:07 PM
I play... havent in over a year though. disappointing.

used to play off 14. joined aces again this yr (builders/architects golf day run by fielders) and can't wait to play koo and glenelg later in the year. even bought new golf clubs... beautiful titleists and they just sit there :(

You up for a game Michael? You'd prob kick my arse.
Not so sure about that Wes  :-\

I played last Saturday and had a promising front 9 with 17 points and no scrubs - finished with 24 points, nuff said  >:(

Any time you want Wes, PM me and we can hook up - I'm a member at Highercombe or maybe you'd prefer if I arranged a game with me an the ol' man who is a member at Tea Tree Gully.

*sorry I hadn't checked this thread for a while  :-[

The problem is Michael I don't own a car but would be happy to play at some stage.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: 8-6 Suited on August 14, 2011, 09:55:19 PM
pyro, that is why I stopped. I couldn't get the slice to stop and when it didn't slice.... Which itself was rare, it would hook haha.

But overcome it finally. :D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on August 15, 2011, 07:38:33 PM
pyro, that is why I stopped. I couldn't get the slice to stop and when it didn't slice.... Which itself was rare, it would hook haha.

But overcome it finally. :D
good job ;) hitting it straight is the most important, yet hardest thing is golf ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on August 20, 2011, 10:39:40 AM
The problem is Michael I don't own a car but would be happy to play at some stage.
My office is in town Wes, company car, no probs - mid/late October ok? My people will call your people  8)

One more sleep till Scramble  ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Edge on August 20, 2011, 02:02:06 PM
i started playing golf a couple months ago, and i really get my moneys worth  ;D

im from melbourne and have only played at Keilor Golf Club and Melton Golf Club

Will never be going to Melton again, nearly every hole is a dog-leg par 4 or 5, and you can hear traffic at every hole

Keilor Golf Club is so relaxing, only hole you can really hear the traffic is the 3rd because it runs right next to the highway

But Im slowly getting better Par 70 Course, Started off with 135, now down to 120 after playing 5 times... need to work out how to tee off without slicing... every time i tee off,  it goes to the right  no matter which way the wind is going, and when i try to compensate, it goes left . . ive only been using a $200 dunlop set, but i dont see the need to buy an expensive set when i  cant play properly.

my uncle gave me his slightly dinted $200 dollar driver, and a few times ive hit straight down the fairway, about 150 yards, but other then that i struggle.

Putting i dont have much problem with, usually get it in with 1 or 2 putts, its just getting to the green can take me anywhere between 3 and 10 hits. lol
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on August 20, 2011, 03:24:20 PM
... need to work out how to tee off without slicing... every time i tee off,  it goes to the right  no matter which way the wind is going, and when i try to compensate, it goes left . .

We all have to start somewhere Edge, the strength of character you show by coming back again says alot for how you want to get better at the game  8)

As for the slice, I'd say as a new player you are keen to see where your tee shot has landed almost before you've hit it, that's natural. It's exciting to hit the ball long but you must remember to keep your head down. Lifting your head too early to see your shot opens your shoulders and hence the slice as your body opens to more of a cover drive position.

A few tips...
1. Head remains down through the entire shot
2. For wood/driver tee shots, align your tee forward in your stance with say the inside of your forward heel and for iron shots from the tee take a more central stance.
3. Maybe turn your front foot slightly back toward your rear foot and rotate your lower hand in the grip a little forward to close the face
4. As you begin your backswing arc, cock your head just a little so your forward shoulder is in line with the ball on the tee
5. Transfer your weight forward through your hips
6. Don't belt the shower out of it, relax and swing smoothly

Hope that helps a bit.

*Oh, and head to the driving range  ;)
 
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: CrowsFan on August 20, 2011, 03:32:27 PM
Nice tips there roost, I will have to try them out myself next time I have a round of golf. Sadly that wont be till the summer when I go back home to Tassie :(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Edge on August 20, 2011, 03:41:10 PM
... need to work out how to tee off without slicing... every time i tee off,  it goes to the right  no matter which way the wind is going, and when i try to compensate, it goes left . .

We all have to start somewhere Edge, the strength of character you show by coming back again says alot for how you want to get better at the game  8)

As for the slice, I'd say as a new player you are keen to see where your tee shot has landed almost before you've hit it, that's natural. It's exciting to hit the ball long but you must remember to keep your head down. Lifting your head too early to see your shot opens your shoulders and hence the slice as your body opens to more of a cover drive position.

A few tips...
1. Head remains down through the entire shot
2. For wood/driver tee shots, align your tee forward in your stance with say the inside of your forward heel and for iron shots from the tee take a more central stance.
3. Maybe turn your front foot slightly back toward your rear foot and rotate your lower hand in the grip a little forward to close the face
4. As you begin your backswing arc, cock your head just a little so your forward shoulder is in line with the ball on the tee
5. Transfer your weight forward through your hips
6. Don't belt the shower out of it, relax and swing smoothly

Hope that helps a bit.

*Oh, and head to the driving range  ;)

Thanks for the tips McRooster

Funny thing is, at the driving range about 90% of the time they go dead straight and get close to the 200 sign.. not sure if its yards or mtrs ...

ive hit the 175 sign a few times ..

when i get some more money i'll be heading back to the golf course hopefully once a week, maybe twice if i get time

if i can get down to 110 by the end of the year ill be happy.



also, how come sometimes when i play, i get a sharp pain through my left hand/fingers? am i gripping too tightly or does this only happen to me?  \=
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on August 21, 2011, 06:52:24 PM
Scramble Result, 57 and 3/8ths = 6th, just outside of the prizes  >:(

I hit the ball B I G with a Taylor Made Burner (stiff shaft) and had my name on the card for the compulsory three drives after only four holes - + held the longest drive on 12 until the second last group  ::)
Strategy played a strong card today and left us with three holes to close and one player to have to make two tee shots (a little nervous) but Birdie, par, birdie almost got us some chocolates.
The tee shot on the 10th par 3 (our final hole) was the shot of the day with my mate lacing out a VERY nice 165m 7iron within 2 inches of the hole only to get a metre of suckage and win nearest the pin, nicely finished off on his own for the bird  8) - A nice 6 pack of Cascade Premium for his effort!
But it was what happened leading into that hole that proved the highlight of the day, my other mate had picked up from nearly 55 out after slicing into the pine trees and threw his ball at the green in disgust and yep, you betcha, it went IN!!

A day that could have been but was most certainly enjoyed.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on August 21, 2011, 07:10:37 PM
Scramble Result, 57 and 3/8ths = 6th, just outside of the prizes  >:(

I hit the ball B I G with a Taylor Made Burner (stiff shaft) and had my name on the card for the compulsory three drives after only four holes - + held the longest drive on 12 until the second last group  ::)
Strategy played a strong card today and left us with three holes to close and one player to have to make two tee shots (a little nervous) but Birdie, par, birdie almost got us some chocolates.
The tee shot on the 10th par 3 (our final hole) was the shot of the day with my mate lacing out a VERY nice 165m 7iron within 2 inches of the hole only to get a metre of suckage and win nearest the pin, nicely finished off on his own for the bird  8) - A nice 6 pack of Cascade Premium for his effort!
But it was what happened leading into that hole that proved the highlight of the day, my other mate had picked up from nearly 55 out after slicing into the pine trees and threw his ball at the green in disgust and yep, you betcha, it went IN!!

A day that could have been but was most certainly enjoyed.
sounds like you had fun Roost :P but that is a BIG 7 iron :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on August 21, 2011, 08:37:55 PM
Sure did pyro, my mate plays off 7 and always hits one less club than me, I learn a lot from him - sweet to watch  8)
I took 6 iron and was pin high but just left of the green  :P

The tee is elevated but has a tricky cross breeze across the green face (after the tunnel of pine trees opens) where the valley breeze comes screaming across the adjacent pipeline.

You playing Scramble this year?

A 1 Iron... I haven't seen one of those since my first hand me downs when I was 12.

Playing 9 at Skye on Tuesday then 18 at Centenary Park on the weekend for 18. Hopefully it goes well.
Only God can hit a 1 iron they say 8-6, how did you go at Skye and Centenary?
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on August 21, 2011, 08:40:38 PM
Sure did pyro, my mate plays off 7 and always hits one less club than me, I learn a lot from him - sweet to watch  8)
I took 6 iron and was pin high but just left of the green  :P

The tee is elevated but has a tricky cross breeze across the green face (after the tunnel of pine trees opens) where the valley breeze comes screaming across the adjacent pipeline.

You playing Scramble this year?

A 1 Iron... I haven't seen one of those since my first hand me downs when I was 12.

Playing 9 at Skye on Tuesday then 18 at Centenary Park on the weekend for 18. Hopefully it goes well.
Only God can hit a 1 iron they say 8-6, how did you go at Skye and Centenary?
am keen to play it Roost, just need to find a team :P

i think it's 'not even god can hit a 1-iron' :P that privilege was reserved for the golden bear 8) 
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: 8-6 Suited on August 21, 2011, 08:45:56 PM
Didnt end up playing Centenery but did rather average on skye. Use to be a late better, but with my stroke being off and disliking my putter I am hitting a 50. Thats about 15 over., Absolutely terrible. I use to go around Royal Park in 32 which was 4 under. Not good but whatever. It will improve as I get back playing more.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on August 21, 2011, 08:58:39 PM
i think it's 'not even god can hit a 1-iron' :P that privilege was reserved for the golden bear 8)
Reckon your right pyro, but while we're talking about Jack Nicklaus who is the bloke on his left in this photo?  ;)
(http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Memorial+Tournament+presented+Morgan+Stanley+BsXKCWibi4hl.jpg)

Head down Shaggy, practice, practice -  it's an easy game  :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on August 21, 2011, 09:01:46 PM
i think it's 'not even god can hit a 1-iron' :P that privilege was reserved for the golden bear 8)
Reckon your right pyro, but while we're talking about Jack Nicklaus who is the bloke on his left in this photo?  ;)
(http://www2.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/Memorial+Tournament+presented+Morgan+Stanley+BsXKCWibi4hl.jpg)

Head down Shaggy, practice, practice -  it's an easy game  :P
you keep telling yourself that :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on August 28, 2011, 07:45:12 PM
I've finally accomplished a great feat....... I have gone back out to 16 ::) :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on September 03, 2011, 11:38:21 PM
I'm in LOVE  :-*

First hit out with the R11 today, sublime from the tee.

Had it set at 10 degree with 10/1 gram correction, magnificent!

*Pyro - I drove the par 4 8th I've told you about previously (265m uphill) but caught the long grass just to the left, slightly past pin height. Due to the quick greens, windy conditions, long grass I was caught in, + my ineptitude, I closed the hole for a 7  :o after basically driving the bloody hole  >:(

flowering golf!

Finished with a net 70. Found myself playing irons from unchartered territory due to the extra length from the tee and couldn't compensate. That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it.

But overall, $350 bucks well spent (Pro owed me a hunge  ;))
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on September 05, 2011, 07:03:52 PM
I used the excuse of hitting irons from uncharted territory a couple of weeks ago when I was hitting the fairway for once :P

-3 for me on the weekend, was up and down all day with only 3 halves :o Just a question though, can I pay somebody to chip for me so I don't have to? :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on September 18, 2011, 06:28:05 PM
played a 4BBB yesterday, had 43 points and hit the ball a lot better then I have been ;D I was hitting monster drives, and hit an easy 5 iron 2nd shot into the 435m par 5 15th :P

also with the changes to the handicap system being applied on Wednesday I will come back in to 14 :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bazinga on September 18, 2011, 06:49:36 PM
Wow thats some long hitting pyro ... I love whacking big drives   8)

Played a 4BBB yesterday as well, had 39 points while scoring 37 points on my own. My partner had a shocker   :P

My handicap is currently 5 (4.7) and will go down to 4 on wednesday - which sucks because our course is very easy.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on September 18, 2011, 07:02:28 PM
Wow thats some long hitting pyro ... I love whacking big drives   8)

Played a 4BBB yesterday as well, had 39 points while scoring 37 points on my own. My partner had a shocker   :P

My handicap is currently 5 (4.7) and will go down to 4 on wednesday - which sucks because our course is very easy.
Sounds like my other playing partners on Saturday, I let the guy who didn't perform know about it as last time I played a 4BBB with him the same thing happened :P

nice handicap Baz 8) my course is one of the harder ones in my area so I'm good when I go to other courses :P however with my course also being a bit open it hasn't forced me to be the straightest hitter so I do struggle at times on other courses :-X
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bazinga on September 18, 2011, 07:14:36 PM
Nothing worse than playing well in a 4BBB while your partner plays crap.

My course is tight with a bit of water, but it is very short (5,800m par 72). I am a very good chipper and putter, so I still regularly par holes even if I find trouble off the tee.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on September 18, 2011, 07:17:20 PM
Nothing worse than playing well in a 4BBB while your partner plays crap.

My course is tight with a bit of water, but it is very short (5,800m par 72). I am a very good chipper and putter, so I still regularly par holes even if I find trouble off the tee.
I'm a terrible chipper and putter at times :P I am very good at hitting big hooks around trees though (I wonder why ::) :P)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bazinga on September 23, 2011, 10:37:01 AM
The new handicapping system changes have been finalised, and my handicap has dropped from 4.7 down to 4.3 (as expected). It is going to be very tough to play off 4 as I've been off 5 & 6 for the past 12 months, especially as I've got into a routine of which holes I get shots on for stableford and fourball comps.

Personally I think the changes are great, as there are many golfers who have intentionally 'blown out' their handicaps by manipulating the system. The new handicapping structure definitely advantages the better (lower handicapped) golfer, which is the way it should be   :)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: 8-6 Suited on September 23, 2011, 11:04:28 AM
Well, I'm already cutting shots off my rounds again as I get back into it. Just gotta get my drive going right again and it will be complete as that is the only low point now. Costing me a fair few shots. :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on September 23, 2011, 09:10:55 PM
I play off 16 at my local 9 hole course Tambo Valley :D
Don't play fanatically, just more for a bit of fun and something to do on a Sunday.
Haven't had a competitive bash for about 3 months now  :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on September 24, 2011, 09:16:45 AM
Well, I'm already cutting shots off my rounds again as I get back into it. Just gotta get my drive going right again and it will be complete as that is the only low point now. Costing me a fair few shots. :P
lol Shaggy you sound like me :P

I agree Baz, I was starting to feel myself that my handicap was blowing out and giving me an unfair advantage (only because of my bad run of form) which is all well and good for when somebody is out of form, but if they hit form again they could have a crazy score
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on October 19, 2011, 06:17:05 PM
I played today at Patawalonga (South Course) with an old mate of mine. It was hot. My form really dropped on the second nine after getting quite tired and underhydrated. Went out in 42 for the front and came in with 52 for the back, 94 off the stick   >:(
My mate, who I used to do private training with, went out with a 53 and came in with a 48, 101 off the stick. He doesn't have a handicap but has some good shots in the bag. What it did show to me was how out of condition I've become and my sporadic attempts at getting out and playing in the last 4 months (winter golf sucks) has really let my form slide.
I didn't hand in a card today of course but think I may have slipped out to 22 with the new handicap system after being at 18 only 12 months ago  :'(

R11 is working ok, 4 iron is my hot stick atm, new soft face Odyssey putter nice enough - it is just the fade out outs I am having due to lack of fitness and irregularity (I don't mean bowel wise  :P). My bread and butter shot, the wedge from 100-110 out seems to have left me. I had put it down to the R11 giving me unexpected distances of the tee, but it is actually because my golf sucks balls atm. Need to get more regular.

Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on October 20, 2011, 04:59:46 PM
R11 is working ok, 4 iron is my hot stick atm, new soft face Odyssey putter nice enough
I got the Odyssey White-Ice blade-style putter for my birthday a while ago, and I simply love it   :D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on October 20, 2011, 05:51:19 PM
I played today at Patawalonga (South Course) with an old mate of mine. It was hot. My form really dropped on the second nine after getting quite tired and underhydrated. Went out in 42 for the front and came in with 52 for the back, 94 off the stick   >:(
My mate, who I used to do private training with, went out with a 53 and came in with a 48, 101 off the stick. He doesn't have a handicap but has some good shots in the bag. What it did show to me was how out of condition I've become and my sporadic attempts at getting out and playing in the last 4 months (winter golf sucks) has really let my form slide.
I didn't hand in a card today of course but think I may have slipped out to 22 with the new handicap system after being at 18 only 12 months ago  :'(

R11 is working ok, 4 iron is my hot stick atm, new soft face Odyssey putter nice enough - it is just the fade out outs I am having due to lack of fitness and irregularity (I don't mean bowel wise  :P). My bread and butter shot, the wedge from 100-110 out seems to have left me. I had put it down to the R11 giving me unexpected distances of the tee, but it is actually because my golf sucks balls atm. Need to get more regular.
yeah if you don't play weekly roost your golf can really suffer. I had +3 last weekend ;D hit the driver well for the first time ever :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on October 27, 2011, 06:47:26 PM
9.30 this Saturday, first game at home club in ? I'm really excited about getting up there despite my lack of form, I suppose it can only get better  :-\

Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on October 29, 2011, 04:55:56 PM
9.30 this Saturday, first game at home club in ? I'm really excited about getting up there despite my lack of form, I suppose it can only get better  :-\


38 pts with 4 scrubs and a 1 pointer on the first  :o - This included two 4 pointers and seven three pointers.

On the 11th I hit out of bounds, then put the next 270 up the guts, 100m out and dropped it on to within 6 feet. Would have been birdie if it wasn't for the first tee shot but I did still salvage the two points  8)

Higlhight was my birdie on 10 after having two Bratwurst sausages and a West End at the BBQ shed. This usually involves a social wager with the volunteer running the BBQ shed about who can make the green (180m elevated tee Par 3), this can be difficult as the green is open to the valley breezes whilst leading to the hole itself is protected from wind by high pine trees on both sides. Only five bucks was put on today and at least paid for my sausages  :)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on October 31, 2011, 05:13:28 PM
9.30 this Saturday, first game at home club in ? I'm really excited about getting up there despite my lack of form, I suppose it can only get better  :-\


38 pts with 4 scrubs and a 1 pointer on the first  :o - This included two 4 pointers and seven three pointers.

On the 11th I hit out of bounds, then put the next 270 up the guts, 100m out and dropped it on to within 6 feet. Would have been birdie if it wasn't for the first tee shot but I did still salvage the two points  8)

Higlhight was my birdie on 10 after having two Bratwurst sausages and a West End at the BBQ shed. This usually involves a social wager with the volunteer running the BBQ shed about who can make the green (180m elevated tee Par 3), this can be difficult as the green is open to the valley breezes whilst leading to the hole itself is protected from wind by high pine trees on both sides. Only five bucks was put on today and at least paid for my sausages  :)
nice job Roost ;)

I had 92/79 after dropping 3 shots in 3 weeks ::) My excuse is that I can't play in the rain :P But in reality I was doing alright until I had 7 putts in 3 holes :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on November 11, 2011, 01:14:05 PM
How was John Daly's meltdown ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: 8-6 Suited on November 11, 2011, 01:58:55 PM
Didn't see it. o.O!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: RiOtChEsS on November 11, 2011, 10:17:10 PM
he should stick to getting a beatdown from his mrs :P what a dope
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on November 11, 2011, 11:12:23 PM
The only thing travelling further than his ball was his dummy as the big man spat it out at the 11th  :D

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd459/McRooster3/JohnDaly.jpg)

I'd go home after hitting six into the water too John  ;D

For those who missed it...http://msn.foxsports.com/golf/story/john-daly-has-meltdown-walks-off-course-at-australian-open-110911
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Dudge on November 13, 2011, 01:38:36 PM
I know how he feels, i've drowned a (fair ) few balls in my day. I've never walked off the course, but i have lost interest at that moment and painfully limped to the 18th. PS the 19th always picks up the spirits though
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: 8-6 Suited on November 13, 2011, 03:44:12 PM
Had a pretty dismal putting to Amstel today for 9 holes before the UFC. Only 1 par and the rest weren't much to talk about lol
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Cicjose on November 17, 2011, 08:19:38 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2011/nov/17/tiger-woods-presidents-cup-defeat?newsfeed=true

Tiger Woods suffered the biggest matchplay defeat of his life today – but it was still the Americans who began the Presidents Cup at Royal Melbourne much the better.

Woods and Steve Stricker, hammered by a cup record-equalling 7&6 margin by Adam Scott and KJ Choi, were the only United States pair to lose in the opening foursomes.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Wes Mantooth on November 21, 2011, 10:31:28 PM
How was John Daly's meltdown ;D

To be fair he was correct in buggering off. Professionals are only allowed 8 balls in their bag.

But it was a bit of a spit!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on December 18, 2011, 03:50:01 PM
Ogilvy has let it get away from him, Poulter now leads the JB Were Masters by three shots with 5 holes to go.

Xmas ambrose for me yesterday, 57 1/8 net left us three shots off the Ham and Turkey  :'( - Seven birdies and one eagle in our group (the eagle on the back of my 260m drive across the dog leg - over the valley of sin - on hole 4, to land 6 feet from the pin  8) )
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on December 18, 2011, 03:55:51 PM
Ogilvy has let it get away from him, Poulter now leads the JB Were Masters by three shots with 5 holes to go.

Xmas ambrose for me yesterday, 57 1/8 net left us three shots off the Ham and Turkey  :'( - Seven birdies and one eagle in our group (the eagle on the back of my 260m drive across the dog leg - over the valley of sin - on hole 4, to land 6 feet from the pin  8) )
ncie shot Roost 8) not to brag or anything, but I hit one to 7ft off the 295m 5th at Sale yesterday :P ended up with a +4, same score as on Wednesday, and an equal best gross score ;D I'm now down to 12 8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on December 22, 2011, 09:19:34 PM
Nice shot pyro, very nice.

Caddyshack about to start on Go! after Big Bang finishes  ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Wes Mantooth on December 24, 2011, 02:01:47 PM
Very exciting - I finally got a 250gb hd for the xbox so I cn play Links 2004.
Why? Because I used to work at the course Greywolf in South East BC, Canada. Awesome course, google it!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Wes Mantooth on December 24, 2011, 02:02:53 PM
I'm also considering a membership at Kooyonga and jumping on the waiting list. Apparently its only 1.5 years at the moment.

Just that darn joining fee... ouch!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on December 26, 2011, 09:23:47 PM
Got a scoupon deal for the new Greg Norman at Port Hughes, can wait to go there and give a crack.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on January 15, 2012, 12:49:44 AM
Played Par today for a +2, happy enuf  :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: roo boys! on January 15, 2012, 07:06:40 AM
I have been getting into golf more and more lately, just about all the males in my family play so it was inevitable that I'd get into it eventually and I have now. Haven't got a handicap yet since I have only played a couple of times, been spending a lot of time at the driving range.

I literally live in between two golf courses, though my skills are atrocious and have not had my handicap measures but it would be HIGH. I'm better at sports where the ball is moving towards me - instincts kick in :)
i seem to be worse at those kind of sports, playing golf though has helped me develop my lofted straight drives in cricket  :P
It's the opposite for me :P I have stopped doing it now, but when I first started playing golf I was just cover driving the ball pretty much because I was just so used to cricket :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 15, 2012, 12:00:43 PM
I have been getting into golf more and more lately, just about all the males in my family play so it was inevitable that I'd get into it eventually and I have now. Haven't got a handicap yet since I have only played a couple of times, been spending a lot of time at the driving range.

I literally live in between two golf courses, though my skills are atrocious and have not had my handicap measures but it would be HIGH. I'm better at sports where the ball is moving towards me - instincts kick in :)
i seem to be worse at those kind of sports, playing golf though has helped me develop my lofted straight drives in cricket  :P
It's the opposite for me :P I have stopped doing it now, but when I first started playing golf I was just cover driving the ball pretty much because I was just so used to cricket :P
yeah cover driving is bad in golf :P

nice socre roost ;) I had -1 yesterday, but am down to 11 now >:D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 15, 2012, 08:22:23 PM
Played today, had 83 off the beater for a 69 net, and that was with a 7 on the par 3 5th hole  :o
Shot 39 on the back nine which was nice  8)

Down to 13 now  :D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 18, 2012, 04:40:49 PM
Played today, had 83 off the beater for a 69 net, and that was with a 7 on the par 3 5th hole  :o
Shot 39 on the back nine which was nice  8)

Down to 13 now  :D
nice chumps good effort ;) I've had a few rounds where I've had a blow out hole or 2 like that :-X remember recently had 2 doubles and a triple bogey in a 12 over :P

played pretty ordinary today, had 32 points, after finishing bought a 909D2 2nd hand driver with a proforce V2 shaft, it goes for miles >:D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on January 21, 2012, 10:53:42 PM
bought a 909D2 2nd hand driver with a proforce V2 shaft, it goes for miles >:D
Like you don't hit it far enough already pyro  ;)

38pts for me today  :) - 2 scrubs
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 25, 2012, 02:58:41 PM
bought a 909D2 2nd hand driver with a proforce V2 shaft, it goes for miles >:D
Like you don't hit it far enough already pyro  ;)

38pts for me today  :) - 2 scrubs
great score roost ;)

played today and had 35 points, hit the ball pretty well, but had 5 double bogies in an 82 ::)

I played at Traralgon on Sunday, and off the tee on the 350m par 4 1st, was 50 metres from the green >:D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 25, 2012, 10:18:56 PM
bought a 909D2 2nd hand driver with a proforce V2 shaft, it goes for miles >:D
Like you don't hit it far enough already pyro  ;)

38pts for me today  :) - 2 scrubs
great score roost ;)

played today and had 35 points, hit the ball pretty well, but had 5 double bogies in an 82 ::)

I played at Traralgon on Sunday, and off the tee on the 350m par 4 1st, was 50 metres from the green >:D
Wow, that is a massive hit Pyro  :o
Nice work!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 26, 2012, 10:36:24 AM
bought a 909D2 2nd hand driver with a proforce V2 shaft, it goes for miles >:D
Like you don't hit it far enough already pyro  ;)

38pts for me today  :) - 2 scrubs
great score roost ;)

played today and had 35 points, hit the ball pretty well, but had 5 double bogies in an 82 ::)

I played at Traralgon on Sunday, and off the tee on the 350m par 4 1st, was 50 metres from the green >:D
Wow, that is a massive hit Pyro  :o
Nice work!
thanks Chumps :) can't claim it as a 300m hit though as the tee block was about 7 or 8 metres forward of the plates :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 26, 2012, 09:06:43 PM
haven't been for a hit for ages, have been issues with bone spurs in my ankles which makes it hard to walk a course at the moment,

Hopefully I can get out in the next few weeks and use my scoopon I got for G Normans new course at Port Hughes, apparently it a ripping lay out, and the greens are like putting on glass.  ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 28, 2012, 06:33:41 PM
haven't been for a hit for ages, have been issues with bone spurs in my ankles which makes it hard to walk a course at the moment,

Hopefully I can get out in the next few weeks and use my scoopon I got for G Normans new course at Port Hughes, apparently it a ripping lay out, and the greens are like putting on glass.  ;D
is that Settler's run?

a guy I played with today said it was bloody hard :-X he plays off 5 and shot 91 there lol


I had -2 today, hit the ball really well the 2nd 9 :)

the driver was at it again, had a 60m 2nd shot into the 4th at Sale, a 350m par 4 :P (too bad I made bogey again ::))
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on January 28, 2012, 11:05:15 PM
Played the Valley View par 3 course on Australia Day as a fine tune, played 3 balls off every tee and came in with 178  :)

Had two eights (3,3,2) and was really surprised at the result of a more relaxed swing, easing the shoulders out and not punishing the shot, good lessons learnt.

Will certainly do it again to help short game.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 29, 2012, 04:54:08 PM
Played the Valley View par 3 course on Australia Day as a fine tune, played 3 balls off every tee and came in with 178  :)

Had two eights (3,3,2) and was really surprised at the result of a more relaxed swing, easing the shoulders out and not punishing the shot, good lessons learnt.

Will certainly do it again to help short game.
bugger that I'd be tired after 12 holes :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 29, 2012, 07:09:00 PM
Played today.... Hit it pretty shower but still had 37 points. Driver is not working for me  :(

Had a nice highlight though; draining a birdie from 165 out on the par 5 9th with a nice little fade off my 3 iron  :D
Pity it wasn't for my first eagle, but I screwed around in a hazard for a bit there  :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 29, 2012, 07:10:07 PM
Played today.... Hit it pretty shower but still had 37 points. Driver is not working for me  :(

Had a nice highlight though; draining a birdie from 165 out on the par 5 9th with a nice little fade off my 3 iron  :D
Pity it wasn't for my first eagle, but I screwed around in a hazard for a bit there  :P
haha nice chumps ;) what do you play off out of curiosity?
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 29, 2012, 07:12:25 PM
Played today.... Hit it pretty shower but still had 37 points. Driver is not working for me  :(

Had a nice highlight though; draining a birdie from 165 out on the par 5 9th with a nice little fade off my 3 iron  :D
Pity it wasn't for my first eagle, but I screwed around in a hazard for a bit there  :P
haha nice chumps ;) what do you play off out of curiosity?
14. Should be into 13 after today though  :)
I don't play that often, just once or twice a week... Never practice  :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 29, 2012, 07:16:06 PM
Played today.... Hit it pretty shower but still had 37 points. Driver is not working for me  :(

Had a nice highlight though; draining a birdie from 165 out on the par 5 9th with a nice little fade off my 3 iron  :D
Pity it wasn't for my first eagle, but I screwed around in a hazard for a bit there  :P
haha nice chumps ;) what do you play off out of curiosity?
14. Should be into 13 after today though  :)
I don't play that often, just once or twice a week... Never practice  :P
not bad chumps ;) I'm off 11 and do the same as you :P in fact, when I used to practice, I could only ever get down to 14 lol
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 29, 2012, 07:44:56 PM
Played today.... Hit it pretty shower but still had 37 points. Driver is not working for me  :(

Had a nice highlight though; draining a birdie from 165 out on the par 5 9th with a nice little fade off my 3 iron  :D
Pity it wasn't for my first eagle, but I screwed around in a hazard for a bit there  :P
haha nice chumps ;) what do you play off out of curiosity?
14. Should be into 13 after today though  :)
I don't play that often, just once or twice a week... Never practice  :P
not bad chumps ;) I'm off 11 and do the same as you :P in fact, when I used to practice, I could only ever get down to 14 lol
Yeah, I just can't be flowered practising anymore  :P
Doesn't help when you can't drive to the course either  :(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 30, 2012, 11:25:13 AM
Played today.... Hit it pretty shower but still had 37 points. Driver is not working for me  :(

Had a nice highlight though; draining a birdie from 165 out on the par 5 9th with a nice little fade off my 3 iron  :D
Pity it wasn't for my first eagle, but I screwed around in a hazard for a bit there  :P
haha nice chumps ;) what do you play off out of curiosity?
14. Should be into 13 after today though  :)
I don't play that often, just once or twice a week... Never practice  :P
not bad chumps ;) I'm off 11 and do the same as you :P in fact, when I used to practice, I could only ever get down to 14 lol
Yeah, I just can't be flowered practising anymore  :P
Doesn't help when you can't drive to the course either  :(
yeah I can't drive to the course :-\ In a few months I should be able to though :P (provided I get off my ass and get some hours up lol)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on February 01, 2012, 05:21:41 PM
Played again today, had +2, and dropped to 10 ;D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on February 04, 2012, 12:25:16 AM
Glad I checked my emails tonight, found this scoopon deal in them.

http://www.scoopon.com.au/deals/8174/every-golfer-needs-one-of-these-only-19-for-the-must-have-golf-passport?utm_source=scoopon&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=news

that's a dead set bargain.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on February 09, 2012, 11:39:16 AM
Think twice before playing through next time u play golf

http://au.sports.yahoo.com/golf/news/article/-/12852338/golfer-stabbed-after-trying-to-play-through/
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on October 05, 2012, 10:58:18 PM
This Sunday, top 16 individual match play play off.

Roost, ranked 7 - playing 10th.

We play nine holes for the top nine, then the highest ranked winner sits out the next nine whilst the remaining eight play off over the next nine. Thus there are five left to play in a five way over nine, then three, then two.

The champion is decided over sudden death, as long as it takes.

Celebratory drinks at The Rising Sun Hotel in Lobethal afterwards  ;D

*FYI, I won the skins tournament a fortnight ago and grabbed a NTP  8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on October 06, 2012, 08:43:39 PM
This Sunday, top 16 individual match play play off.

Roost, ranked 7 - playing 10th.

We play nine holes for the top nine, then the highest ranked winner sits out the next nine whilst the remaining eight play off over the next nine. Thus there are five left to play in a five way over nine, then three, then two.

The champion is decided over sudden death, as long as it takes.

Celebratory drinks at The Rising Sun Hotel in Lobethal afterwards  ;D

*FYI, I won the skins tournament a fortnight ago and grabbed a NTP  8)
sounds like fun, good luck ;)


meanwhile I'm just chilling on my anchor of 14, have been for several months now, and if things don't change, will be for several more months :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Cicjose on October 07, 2012, 01:04:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTLIDQfGdRA&feature=related
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: CrowsFan on October 07, 2012, 02:45:08 PM
Wow the commentators go soooo excited :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: McRooster on October 07, 2012, 09:18:50 PM
sounds like fun, good luck ;)


meanwhile I'm just chilling on my anchor of 14, have been for several months now, and if things don't change, will be for several more months :P
Thanks pyro. You'll be in single figures soon enough. Just remember to enjoy it, good and bad  ;)

The format was laid out a little different than I expected and so was my form. I made it to the last four and played my best mate for a spot in the final. We went round 9, two all - two sudden death holes later we shook hands and I became his caddy for the final.
The other two vying for the final spot also went to two sudden death holes.
My mate lost the first hole of the final and the favourite looked to be on his game.
But golf is a funny game sometimes and they went into the last hole 2 all (some spectacular golf being played). The favourite takes honour, drops it 12 meters short of the green, on fairway but with some heavy pine needles to contend with. My mate makes it to front edge, still 20ft from the pin. The favourite chips past the hole, maybe eight foot or so. My mate putts to within 10cm..a gimme
So, the favourite now has to make an eight footer to send the final into sudden death, he takes line, the gallery hushes....he glazes it past by two feet and my mate wins!! 8)

38 holes in one day, bloody fantastic fun!

*Two of my other mates played off in the bottom 16 final, with that also going to 1 hole of sudden death - congrats to both.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on October 07, 2012, 09:21:26 PM
wow we have a golf thread here!! haha i used to play of 2 when i was 16 and was going to try and take it on full time but when the decision between Golf or Uni came i was playing pretty bad and decided to go with Uni instead.....still love playing when i can but health reasons have kept me off the course over the last 3 years, really itching to get back into it soon, hopefully next year fingers crossed, miss this great game so much
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on October 10, 2012, 07:37:52 PM
wow we have a golf thread here!! haha i used to play of 2 when i was 16 and was going to try and take it on full time but when the decision between Golf or Uni came i was playing pretty bad and decided to go with Uni instead.....still love playing when i can but health reasons have kept me off the course over the last 3 years, really itching to get back into it soon, hopefully next year fingers crossed, miss this great game so much
hey col, off 2 at 16 :o could have made something from it at that stage, having said that though, I'm sure you would have made a career out of going to uni ;)

@roost I flipping hope so, sick of being someone who plays like a 6 handicapper but can't make a score :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on October 10, 2012, 08:06:06 PM
haha yeah i could have gone somewhere, unfortunately developed the yips with my chipping and putting when i was fiddling with my long game.....totally destroyed my touch and wrecked my game, got to the stage where i was shooting 80's after hitting 15 greens in reg...was rediculous. Its taken 8 years of only playing casually to get some sort of natural touch back in my game, can't wait to be well enough to get out and play regularly again and see how low i can get
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on October 10, 2012, 08:52:54 PM
haha yeah i could have gone somewhere, unfortunately developed the yips with my chipping and putting when i was fiddling with my long game.....totally destroyed my touch and wrecked my game, got to the stage where i was shooting 80's after hitting 15 greens in reg...was rediculous. Its taken 8 years of only playing casually to get some sort of natural touch back in my game, can't wait to be well enough to get out and play regularly again and see how low i can get
sounds a bit like me recently actually, for some reason I always lose touch during the winter, must be cause my hands are numb from being cold :P starting to regain it now though :)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on December 13, 2012, 01:12:29 PM
How good was it to see Pete Senior take out the Aussie Open!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Capper on December 27, 2012, 09:01:24 PM
so after a 2 year hiatus from golf i got the clubs out today and struggled. Now im no golfer, more of a hacker, but shot 104 for a par 70. Best score i have shot ever, i think for 18. But on the 16th i pulled a hammy, never done that on a golf course before.

Out drove everyone by 50m, putted well, short game was below par though
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on December 27, 2012, 09:16:30 PM
hahaha nice, doing a hammy though is a little odd for golf lol :p
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Capper on December 27, 2012, 09:33:17 PM
hahaha nice, doing a hammy though is a little odd for golf lol :p
yeh i know, still in pain though
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on December 28, 2012, 08:37:00 PM
lol unlucky man, i know if i dont play for a while and go out its usually the back that pulls up sore
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Capper on December 31, 2012, 02:05:42 AM
went out again today, different course and shot 104 on a par 72 and finally got my first birdie after 20+ years of trying. Stoked beat my dad for the first time as well off the stick by 2 shots and picked up 33 points as well coming in 4th. The people i played with were surprised that i didnt have a handicap as i drove well today again (and hit an 8-iron 140m, i think that is ok, yeh?) Pity i couldn't control it

And the hammy feels fine for now.....
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: tbagrocks on December 31, 2012, 02:31:03 AM
That's the stuff, good going!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 04, 2013, 12:48:21 PM
went out again today, different course and shot 104 on a par 72 and finally got my first birdie after 20+ years of trying. Stoked beat my dad for the first time as well off the stick by 2 shots and picked up 33 points as well coming in 4th. The people i played with were surprised that i didnt have a handicap as i drove well today again (and hit an 8-iron 140m, i think that is ok, yeh?) Pity i couldn't control it

And the hammy feels fine for now.....
good job tabs :D

yeah hitting 8-iron 140m is a fair distance, I hit my 8-iron about 140m (although fairly high, and with blades which aren't designed with distance in mind - all control), I suppose 15-20% of club golfers would hit an 8-iron that far or further, maybe slightly less
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 04, 2013, 01:14:04 PM
I play off 13 and hit my 8 iron 120-130 ish :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 04, 2013, 02:53:22 PM
I play off 13 and hit my 8 iron 120-130 ish :P
weak cumpy :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 04, 2013, 03:26:57 PM
I play off 13 and hit my 8 iron 120-130 ish :P
weak cumpy :P
I'll boo you for that :P

You big hitters make me feel bad :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 04, 2013, 03:30:18 PM
I play off 13 and hit my 8 iron 120-130 ish :P
weak cumpy :P
I'll boo you for that :P

You big hitters make me feel bad :P
sook :P


more like us good golfers down on 10 and 11 8) :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 04, 2013, 03:33:16 PM
I play off 13 and hit my 8 iron 120-130 ish :P
weak cumpy :P
I'll boo you for that :P

You big hitters make me feel bad :P
sook :P


more like us good golfers down on 10 and 11 8) :P
Haha, screw you! :P

I have a 10 dropping out next round too... I could be out to 14  :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 04, 2013, 03:47:33 PM
I play off 13 and hit my 8 iron 120-130 ish :P
weak cumpy :P
I'll boo you for that :P

You big hitters make me feel bad :P
sook :P


more like us good golfers down on 10 and 11 8) :P
Haha, screw you! :P

I have a 10 dropping out next round too... I could be out to 14  :o
lol I have like a 19, so I could be in to 10 :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 04, 2013, 04:34:20 PM
I play off 13 and hit my 8 iron 120-130 ish :P
weak cumpy :P
I'll boo you for that :P

You big hitters make me feel bad :P
sook :P


more like us good golfers down on 10 and 11 8) :P
Haha, screw you! :P

I have a 10 dropping out next round too... I could be out to 14  :o
lol I have like a 19, so I could be in to 10 :P
Haha, good luck man :)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 05, 2013, 11:51:19 PM
I play off 13 and hit my 8 iron 120-130 ish :P
weak cumpy :P
I'll boo you for that :P

You big hitters make me feel bad :P
sook :P


more like us good golfers down on 10 and 11 8) :P
Haha, screw you! :P

I have a 10 dropping out next round too... I could be out to 14  :o
lol I have like a 19, so I could be in to 10 :P
Haha, good luck man :)
nek minnit, plays to 14, stays on 10.5 >:(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Hawka on January 06, 2013, 12:05:11 AM
Played my first round ever last weekend!
Few good shots and putts but pree crappy haha
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 06, 2013, 08:10:29 PM
Played my first round ever last weekend!
Few good shots and putts but pree crappy haha
come play with me, I'll show you some cool tricks, like how to hit a ball on to the next fairway :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 06, 2013, 09:56:14 PM
lol Pyro :P

I played 18 today, and started off with a showerty front nine shooting 44  >:(

But I turned it on for the second nine, having 8 pars for 37 (one over). Gave me a net of 68, pretty happy  8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 07, 2013, 04:28:17 PM
lol Pyro :P

I played 18 today, and started off with a showerty front nine shooting 44  >:(

But I turned it on for the second nine, having 8 pars for 37 (one over). Gave me a net of 68, pretty happy  8)
nice cumpy 8) sounds exactly like one of my rounds lol
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Hawka on January 07, 2013, 07:40:05 PM
Played my first round ever last weekend!
Few good shots and putts but pree crappy haha
come play with me, I'll show you some cool tricks, like how to hit a ball on to the next fairway :o
Id be scared to play with someone as good as you haha, i think all you would do is laugh :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 07, 2013, 11:10:16 PM
Played my first round ever last weekend!
Few good shots and putts but pree crappy haha
come play with me, I'll show you some cool tricks, like how to hit a ball on to the next fairway :o
Id be scared to play with someone as good as you haha, i think all you would do is laugh :P
ask deeters :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Capper on January 07, 2013, 11:13:53 PM
Played my first round ever last weekend!
Few good shots and putts but pree crappy haha
come play with me, I'll show you some cool tricks, like how to hit a ball on to the next fairway :o
i thought that was the object of the game, to get value for the shots. The more shots you take the lower the cost per shot. $20 to play 100 shots, 20c per shot
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 07, 2013, 11:32:55 PM
Played my first round ever last weekend!
Few good shots and putts but pree crappy haha
come play with me, I'll show you some cool tricks, like how to hit a ball on to the next fairway :o
i thought that was the object of the game, to get value for the shots. The more shots you take the lower the cost per shot. $20 to play 100 shots, 20c per shot
I'm a member of a golf club, so if I play more rounds per year, it can offset for having less shots per round :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 09, 2013, 06:58:56 PM
played to 12 today, hello 10 handicap >:D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 09, 2013, 09:17:07 PM
Congrats man!

I played in our nine hole comp today, and had 18 points.

Missed three short putts throughout the round  >:(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 09, 2013, 09:25:09 PM
Congrats man!

I played in our nine hole comp today, and had 18 points.

Missed three short putts throughout the round  >:(
thanks cumpy, nice score, i missed a few putts today myself :-\
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 12, 2013, 11:20:24 PM
+2 today >:D, was at +5 after 8 holes, but had 5 misses in a row ::)

9.7 now, single figures come at me :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 13, 2013, 08:15:36 PM
Nice man! You're killing it :o

I had a poor round today... put two out of bounds on the same hole  >:(

Ended up with 87 off the stick for 74 net...
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 14, 2013, 01:03:39 AM
Nice man! You're killing it :o

I had a poor round today... put two out of bounds on the same hole  >:(

Ended up with 87 off the stick for 74 net...
2 out of bounds always hurts :-\

just shows how much of a bandit I was cumpy :p
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on January 15, 2013, 04:42:27 PM
played my first full round since i got sick 3 years ago today, managed 3 over with a double, 3 bogeys and 2 birdies, pretty happy with that! Completely worn out though, gonna be a few days on the couch recovering after that, even in a cart haha

Had to put the driver away though, hit 2 irons off the tee all day :p never been able to hit that stupid driver straight, need to get me a new one
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 15, 2013, 09:41:52 PM
played my first full round since i got sick 3 years ago today, managed 3 over with a double, 3 bogeys and 2 birdies, pretty happy with that! Completely worn out though, gonna be a few days on the couch recovering after that, even in a cart haha

Had to put the driver away though, hit 2 irons off the tee all day :p never been able to hit that stupid driver straight, need to get me a new one
pretty bloody good effort shooting 3 over in your first full round in 3 years :o great job ;)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on January 15, 2013, 09:51:32 PM
played my first full round since i got sick 3 years ago today, managed 3 over with a double, 3 bogeys and 2 birdies, pretty happy with that! Completely worn out though, gonna be a few days on the couch recovering after that, even in a cart haha

Had to put the driver away though, hit 2 irons off the tee all day :p never been able to hit that stupid driver straight, need to get me a new one
pretty bloody good effort shooting 3 over in your first full round in 3 years :o great job ;)

haha cheers i was pretty happy with it, just need to find me a driver i can hit, would make the game so much easier than playing 2 irons everywhere haha
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 15, 2013, 09:59:37 PM
played my first full round since i got sick 3 years ago today, managed 3 over with a double, 3 bogeys and 2 birdies, pretty happy with that! Completely worn out though, gonna be a few days on the couch recovering after that, even in a cart haha

Had to put the driver away though, hit 2 irons off the tee all day :p never been able to hit that stupid driver straight, need to get me a new one
pretty bloody good effort shooting 3 over in your first full round in 3 years :o great job ;)

haha cheers i was pretty happy with it, just need to find me a driver i can hit, would make the game so much easier than playing 2 irons everywhere haha
yeah haha, I've  got a titleist 909d2, wouldn't trade it for the world
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on January 15, 2013, 10:41:47 PM
yeah ive got an old titleist 975L-FE but its got a super stiff half graphite half steel shaft in it that ive just never been able to hit well, i either hit my irons like darts and the driver goes every whih way....or i change my swing to suit the driver and my irons desert me haha stupid game!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 15, 2013, 10:51:24 PM
yeah ive got an old titleist 975L-FE but its got a super stiff half graphite half steel shaft in it that ive just never been able to hit well, i either hit my irons like darts and the driver goes every whih way....or i change my swing to suit the driver and my irons desert me haha stupid game!
haha same thing kept happening to me for a while, got it sorted now, just need to put 18 holes of good golf together instead of 8 :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on January 15, 2013, 11:08:10 PM
Haha yeah that's the challenge 😝
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 16, 2013, 03:15:20 PM
arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

needed 36 points today to drop to 9, had 35 :'(

on 9.5 ::)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on January 16, 2013, 03:18:09 PM
arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

needed 36 points today to drop to 9, had 35 :'(

on 9.5 ::)

haha that's frustrating man, choke under the pressure down the last few holes? haha
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Capper on January 16, 2013, 04:01:31 PM
yeah ive got an old titleist 975L-FE but its got a super stiff half graphite half steel shaft in it that ive just never been able to hit well, i either hit my irons like darts and the driver goes every whih way....or i change my swing to suit the driver and my irons desert me haha stupid game!
yep i here you, my slice kills me sometimes. Then when there is a dog leg right i usually nail it straight
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 17, 2013, 12:15:55 PM
arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

needed 36 points today to drop to 9, had 35 :'(

on 9.5 ::)

haha that's frustrating man, choke under the pressure down the last few holes? haha
sort of, only because I lost a ball in some pine trees though >:(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: quinny88 on January 19, 2013, 04:08:54 PM
Went for a hit yesterday arvo. Took 4 balls with me.. Lost 3 of them by the 4th hole  :-[
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 19, 2013, 09:33:56 PM
hehehehehe

PLAYING
HANDICAP
9
EXACT
HANDICAP
9.1

>:D
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 19, 2013, 10:09:40 PM
Nice Pyro! Top effort  8)

Went for a hit yesterday arvo. Took 4 balls with me.. Lost 3 of them by the 4th hole  :-[
Hahahaha, excellent :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 19, 2013, 10:39:57 PM
cheers Cumpy 8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 27, 2013, 07:41:03 PM
Played today, and had a personal best 78 off the stick (40, 38 - Par 72) for 42 points  8)

Down to eleven now if my calculations are correct!
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 27, 2013, 09:20:24 PM
awesome cumpy well done ;D

played yesterday, hit the ball like shizzle and still managed to shoot 79, so was happy with that :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 30, 2013, 03:10:13 PM
+1 again today, handicap predictor tells me I'll be off 8.4 now :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: PowerMan on January 30, 2013, 04:01:30 PM
wow we have a golf thread here!! haha i used to play of 2 when i was 16 and was going to try and take it on full time but when the decision between Golf or Uni came i was playing pretty bad and decided to go with Uni instead.....still love playing when i can but health reasons have kept me off the course over the last 3 years, really itching to get back into it soon, hopefully next year fingers crossed, miss this great game so much

Same, have only played like 3 rounds in 18 months. Damn spurs in my ankles.  >:(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on January 30, 2013, 09:50:41 PM
wow we have a golf thread here!! haha i used to play of 2 when i was 16 and was going to try and take it on full time but when the decision between Golf or Uni came i was playing pretty bad and decided to go with Uni instead.....still love playing when i can but health reasons have kept me off the course over the last 3 years, really itching to get back into it soon, hopefully next year fingers crossed, miss this great game so much

Same, have only played like 3 rounds in 18 months. Damn spurs in my ankles.  >:(

ahhh man that sux, i finally got to play a full round in a cart for the first time in 3 years the other week.....chronic fatigue is an absolute dog, even in a cart i was stuffed fo rlike 4 days after the round
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on January 30, 2013, 10:57:27 PM
+1 again today, handicap predictor tells me I'll be off 8.4 now :o
Hahaha, you're insane man!  8)

I played awful today...
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on January 30, 2013, 11:42:06 PM
+1 again today, handicap predictor tells me I'll be off 8.4 now :o
Hahaha, you're insane man!  8)

I played awful today...
8)

we all have those days :P

damn col that sucks :-\
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Cicjose on February 17, 2013, 02:10:16 PM
I know this thread is about those that play golf but i feel that i need to mention this

Lydia Ko is currently the 2 time champion amateur at the Ladies Masters in Canberra (not bad for a 15 year old)

she is trying to win the event again later this afternoon

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/golf/8315516/Kos-performance-has-golfing-world-buzzing
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Ringo on February 17, 2013, 02:35:37 PM
Best of luck to her,  Has a tremendous future in front of her when she turns pro.

At 15 what a talent - Joint leader at 17 under par.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on March 10, 2013, 07:55:20 PM
Currently 2 rounds in to a 3 round tournament here at sale, sitting on a 3 shot lead for the b grade scratch 8) with rounds of 78 75


I'm also now playing off 7  :o
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on March 10, 2013, 08:35:42 PM
That's awesome man!

Good luck for tomorrow  8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on March 10, 2013, 08:38:17 PM
That's awesome man!

Good luck for tomorrow  8)
Thanks cumpy 8)
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: colmullet on March 10, 2013, 08:46:56 PM
nice man, finish it off!! :p
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: pyronerd on March 10, 2013, 08:49:48 PM
nice man, finish it off!! :p
Thanks col, I'll definitely by trying to :P
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on December 20, 2015, 09:27:27 AM
Was going to start a new thread to see if anyone here plays but did a search and found this.
I'm a club member at Waiuku (Auckland) ... Have been for nearly 20 years...except for about 4-5 years  between when I moved south and joined Taihape and Waiouru in the Central Plateau of the North Island, took a break, returned to Waiuku but joined nearby Clarks Beach for a couple of years.
For most of that time my handicap has ranged between 9-14. I'm currently on 14 but expect to be back down to a 10 or 11 by the end of summer. Shot 77 (+6) for 44stableford pts ... Good enough to win the div 1 comp and take home the Xmas ham.
I'm not one for watching it on TV... Aside from the British Open I don't watch any golf at all... Playing it though is another story.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: My Chumps on December 21, 2015, 09:22:21 PM
Funny that you bump this thread back into action Zedder; I don't play at all for most of the year while I'm studying down in Melbourne, but I'm back home for the summer and shot a personal best 36 (even) off the stick the other day. Hit 7 greens in regulation and only had one birdie  :o

For most of that time my handicap has ranged between 9-14. I'm currently on 14 but expect to be back down to a 10 or 11 by the end of summer. Shot 77 (+6) for 44stableford pts ... Good enough to win the div 1 comp and take home the Xmas ham.
Haha nice! Summer's always the time for carving a few shots off the handicap provided the course doesn't get too dry.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on December 21, 2015, 09:26:07 PM
that's nice work Chumpa! I'll just keep working on trying to hit 1 GIR
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on December 22, 2015, 02:12:42 PM
Funny that you bump this thread back into action Zedder; I don't play at all for most of the year while I'm studying down in Melbourne, but I'm back home for the summer and shot a personal best 36 (even) off the stick the other day. Hit 7 greens in regulation and only had one birdie  :o

For most of that time my handicap has ranged between 9-14. I'm currently on 14 but expect to be back down to a 10 or 11 by the end of summer. Shot 77 (+6) for 44stableford pts ... Good enough to win the div 1 comp and take home the Xmas ham.
Haha nice! Summer's always the time for carving a few shots off the handicap provided the course doesn't get too dry.
Solid golf mate. Well done! Where did you play?
I played in Tuesday morning haggle (comp) with a bunch of fellow members at Waiuku again this morning. Shot 78 off the stick mostly thanks to 4 monster putts. 43 stableford and came 1st again but only about 12 in the field today compared to 50 odd on the weekend. Handicap is going to well and truly going to get chopped.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Rusty00 on April 08, 2016, 09:31:21 AM
Disappointing to see Day falter towards the end of his round this morning after starting so well :-\

How about old Ernie Els though :o http://www.foxsports.com.au/golf/ernie-els-has-an-absolute-shocker-on-first-hole-of-the-masters/news-story/623ddf87cac31157877e6238792280d8 (http://www.foxsports.com.au/golf/ernie-els-has-an-absolute-shocker-on-first-hole-of-the-masters/news-story/623ddf87cac31157877e6238792280d8)

Would be hard to keep going after that on your first hole.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Ringo on April 08, 2016, 09:37:07 AM
Yep - Really disppointing last 4 holes from Jason.  Hope he can put it out of his mind and come out firing tomorrow.

And feel for Eels on that first green - makes us hacks feel good.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on April 28, 2016, 09:38:47 AM
That Els 7 putt was unbelievable. Would have been easier to hole some of those putts than miss. 4 putts happen occasionally from long range but 7 lmao.

Playing a handicap pennants practise round at Royal Auckland in a couple of hours in preparation for a matchplay pennants competition there on Sunday. Have won two, lost two this year. Fared a lot better last year when I was the team's best player and won 6, halved one and lost one. The loss was to a 12 year old though. :-[
Royal Auckland is a beautiful course, it's just a shame that the members are all tossers and they make you wear tailored shorts, tucked in shirts, etc. Will enjoy the course but not the tucked in shirt bit or seeing a bunch of fat guys with their guts busting to freed from their belts and shirts. :)

Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on August 07, 2016, 07:21:11 AM
Shot 102 at my home club yesterday... No pars at all. 20 stableford.
My worst round since I don't know when.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on November 13, 2016, 06:42:03 AM
Shot 76 off the stick, 5 over par including a triple bogey on 17 and 4 birdies. :)
Won a bar fridge with best net of the day... 63.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Ringo on November 13, 2016, 11:18:08 AM
Great game Enzedder Congratulations. Woulkd not be fun in todays wind though assuming it is up your way as well.  Very Windy here inTaupo.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on November 13, 2016, 04:20:50 PM
Great game Enzedder Congratulations. Woulkd not be fun in todays wind though assuming it is up your way as well.  Very Windy here inTaupo.
Cheers Ringo. Played yesterday. Had the odd shower and was windy. Today is much better, sunny with little wind.
Hope you are enjoying your stay in NZ....it's not a bad place to be. Hopefully it's fine there as Taupo is much nicer on a good day as can see the mountains to the south of the lake.
Rotorua tomorrow?
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Rusty00 on November 13, 2016, 04:57:05 PM
Shot 76 off the stick, 5 over par including a triple bogey on 17 and 4 birdies. :)
Won a bar fridge with best net of the day... 63.
Nice round mate! Would love to be able to shoot that low, but don't get out enough to improve my game :-\

Went out 2 weeks ago and shot a 93 with 1 birdie. That's about average for me. Disappointing thing is I felt I played pretty well, but I don't capitalise enough on holes that I play well.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on November 13, 2016, 05:56:46 PM
Shot 76 off the stick, 5 over par including a triple bogey on 17 and 4 birdies. :)
Won a bar fridge with best net of the day... 63.
Nice round mate! Would love to be able to shoot that low, but don't get out enough to improve my game :-\

Went out 2 weeks ago and shot a 93 with 1 birdie. That's about average for me. Disappointing thing is I felt I played pretty well, but I don't capitalise enough on holes that I play well.
Thanks mate. Anything less than 100 is certainly respectable, especially if you can't or don't play on a regular basis.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on November 16, 2016, 07:35:39 PM
In good form at the moment. Just back from twilight comp. 36 off the stick tonight for 9 holes (1 over). Played off 2 handicap tonight (for 9 holes) and will be cut another shot next week. Considering my present handicap is 13 ( handicap for 18) I've got my work cut out for me in twilight comps in coming weeks.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: Bill Manspeaker on December 03, 2016, 01:10:41 PM
I keep thinking the commentators are saying John Cena... John Senden
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on January 12, 2017, 04:36:26 AM
Shot even par last night for 9 holes in twilight comp. Good enough for 5th  >:(
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on January 14, 2018, 05:15:57 AM
Had another good round yesterday. Shot 74 off the stick.  3 over.
Included a triple bogey and a double bogey. Needless to say the other 16 were good.
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: crowls on January 14, 2018, 08:00:12 AM
Had another good round yesterday. Shot 74 off the stick.  3 over.
Included a triple bogey and a double bogey. Needless to say the other 16 were good.
Great round NZ.   
Title: Re: Golf
Post by: enzedder on January 19, 2019, 01:01:41 PM
Stoked to have shot 1 under 34 on the back 9 at my home course, Waiuku today. Think I’ve done it before but can’t say for sure. Had many even par 9 holes where I have been under the card and blown it on the last hole or two. Anyway birdied 10, 12 and 14 with bogeys on 16 and 17. Had 43 on the front for 77 (4 better than my 10 handicap). Good enough for 7th in div 1... too many burglars out today haha.