Any Golfers?

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  1. albanga

    albanga Well-Known Member

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    So I’ve finally accepted my days of playing contact sport are over and have taken up golf.
    Been playing for around 4 months and have my very low handicap of 36.

    For being an absolute hack I am still however very much enjoying it! It’s great to get out and walk around for a few hours, maybe have a few beers along the way.

    Any other golfers here?
    If so what do you play of and where is your local?
     
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  2. Silverson

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    When time permits i love heading out for a round!
    Generally play at the local (Yarra Bend) or sometimes play at Royal Park. When I’m playing well I feel on top of the world, if I’m having a bad day then golf just ruins a boring walk. When I cut back work a bit and play more often I will get lessons I think.
     
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    Noosa Springs - pop up for a round, the course is in superb nick :)
     
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    Just came from there. The humidity this time of year is a killer, but you do feel like your in a part of heaven.
     
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    25 Wembley golf course Perth
     
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    wylie Moderator Staff Member

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    I took some lessons with another tuck shop mother about 15 years ago. Couldn't bear the humidity in summer, but the cooler months on a beautiful golf course was enjoyable.

    We did see the actual golf as being something we had to get through before the reward of having a nice lunch and a coffee and good old chat.

    I don't really think my heart was in the golf game itself. :D

    My boss used to network hard at golf games. I used to wonder what the men who don't play golf do to network with other businessmen, clients.
     
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    played a round yesterday - sticky! gets better in a couple of weeks at least!
     
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  8. albanga

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    I’m heading up to Noosa for the first time next month. I have a 3 month old so may be pushing it but I’ll see if the wife lets me sneak out for one of the days :)
     
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    you'll love it!

    Stay on the water if you can. My resort was ground floor with beach right on my balcony.

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  10. MTR

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    I am a golf widow
     
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  11. albanga

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    As a 36 handicapper my current goal is to hit in the 40s in 9. This morning I was 44 coming into the 18th Par 3. Drove to around 10m from the pin in a bit of rough.
    Took me another 6 shots to then get it in!
    Talk about choking!!!!
     
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    Where do you play?

    Believe Melb has got some of the best courses
     
  13. chindonly

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    Used to play a lot, including pennants, out of Wolston Park in Brisbane. Having kids changed all that, but will get back to it one day. If you want to get your handicap down, I recommend you practice the short game as much as you can. For most players, 80% of your shots will be within about 110m of the green, as your 6 put/chips from 10m proves!
     
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  14. albanga

    albanga Well-Known Member

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    I play at Melbourne Airport.
    It’s not the best course but it’s really casual fit beginners and close to home.

    I hear the East Side has some brilliant courses. I’m just sticking to my local until the handicap gets in the 20s and I can enjoy them a bit more :)
     
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    My GA handicap is 7.8 play at Tea Tree Gully
    Only play 6 months of the year as still play hockey in winter.
     
  16. beachgurl

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    I used to play pennants pre-kids. Played for both Randwick and Rosnay and got down to 14 at one point. Joined Cumberland for a bit just after my first child but couldn't get out on the course often enough and blew out to 25. 10 years' on I've had a few hits at Rosnay these past few months and might rejoin.
    Good idea to stick to your local. Knowing your golf course means you don't have to think about where to hit next and just focus on your short game. My tip is to underclub rather than go for the hero shots. And when aiming for the hole, pretend there's a much bigger circle around it. If you can aim to have the ball stop in that larger circle you may not have many balls go in the hole on that shot but there's less chance of overhitting and making the next putt as tough as the first.
     
  17. geoffw

    geoffw Moderator Staff Member

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    I played golf one afternoon. It was the longest week of my life.
     
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    I rejoined my local club 2 weeks ago aftee 10 years away from the game. As of tonight, the course is now closed until further notice. I was really looking forward to a solo 18 holes later in the week for my mental health
     
  19. Brady

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    My course still open at this stage, but down to groups of 2. But spoke to Pro and said they have been told by Golf Aust to close to up
     
  20. matt_j

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    Are any courses still open in NSW?

    Took up golf again about 18 months ago after many years of not playing, have only been playing regularly for the past 6 months or so. Currently off 18 and trending down until Covid-19 has caused the closure of courses.

    Will have to buy a golf net for when we move into a house with a backyard so it doesn't go up too high when we get back on course!