What puts me off it, and is probably the wrong way to look at it, is that I am younger than most members you would find at a golf club. That comment is more an assumption without actually knowing though.Well, I play at a course where I am one of the few women members who play on my course who are under 40. The people I have ended up finding my place with are a lot older than me. My experience is that age is one of the least important factors in finding people that match with your preferences for how to play the game. You will find uptight buttholes, but you will also find great fun people who suit your game - just keep trying different groups till you find one that fits your preference.
Specials journey to lower scores..
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Yep…....all her 50 odd Vics from ISG as well…...Ouch, butthurt much? Wanna take me on at handicap matchplay?
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Thanks mate I appreciate that, had this open while I was playing tonight and using the tips. Some came in handy, some I just didn't play well enough to be able to use it. Par 3 I hit on top of that hill and it rolled down onto the green and I got par. Par 5 hole 4 I hit a beautiful straight drive and pulled the 2nd shot down that hill exactly like you said not to. Was perfect distance out too. I played 18, played some really nice golf at times, but still plenty of inconsistencies. I did not miss a fairway until the last 2 holes. Sliced them too when I thought it was gone but still some good signs. I was hitting most drives with a slight fade which came in handy, but most were straight and on fairway. Hardly sliced. In summary atm, Driver - Improved dramatically so far, don't want to get ahead of myself but definitely on the right track. Fairway woods to 5 iron - Struggle with these, slice them a bit or hit too fat. 6 to pitching wedge - Really comfortable with these atm, nice easy swing and hit them well, only thing I struggle on is judging distance or where I aim. Short pitching and putting - Really need to work on this aspect, putting is average at best atm, and short pitching I really suck at. From distance when I can swing through it, fantastic, short little dinky ones suck massive, hit them too thin or under too much. Overall shot another 94, definitely improvement on the 100+ I was shooting when I played my first games. for over a year about a month ago Btw I didn't happen to cross you when you may have been on the first and I was on the 9th? I remember being told you were a lefty who will most likely have a *** in his hand. I saw both when I was on the 9th..
Some quick tips if I may be so bold, for playing Beacy’s front 9.
2nd hole. You have 3 options on this one. Aim at the green and fly it all the way there (and hope it stops) ..... aim right and drop it a club short and let the hill kick it back (how the oldies play the hole) .......... or aim slightly left to the flat section between the bunkers at the front and left of the green. My suggestion is to play it safe, (with whatever shot you think will do that)
For the green itself ….... and everything breaks gently away from the hill towards the back left corner, so if you’re at the front of the green putting towards the middle of it, aim just a touch right of the hole location . not far outside, but just outside the hole right.
3rd hole ….... 2nd shot.
From the top of the hill ….... the best way I’ve found to play it, is to aim left of the green (at the mound), and do not be long. From anywhere left, its just an easy chip across to the green, and on landing its into the slight upslope which slows the ball quickly. For the chip over, the best miss is to finish left of the hole, eg, below it.
In heading left for your 2nd shot, it takes out all the danger of overshooting the green …. or in leaving yourself with a nasty downhill chip to a green that runs quickly away from you, that you are never going to be able to stop the ball close on.
4th hole 2nd shot. You’re generally hitting off an uphill sloping lie, and really, the only priority here, is just to get it up and onto the flat section so that you have a clear shot into the green. I play for 100m out from wherever I finish after my drive (so level with the Cypress tree on the left hand side) so sometimes its just a mid iron or less for me to get safely on it, and I don’t have to risk hitting a longer club.
You can’t go left on that 2nd shot or you fall off the ledge, and you can’t go too far right either, as the overhanging trees will tend to block out your 3rd shot, so you just need to position yourself on the plateau correctly. Possibly consider using any club that will leave you with an open shot to the green from a flat lie, (the shortest club you can hit with your 2nd shot the better I reckon).
7th hole uphill approach shot …... club up.
Always go for the back of green distance (if you have a GPS or rangefinder), If there is any wind into you, then you also can add another half a club. You can also try and use a low punch shot on this one, landing it just short so that it runs up and on. The steep rise at the back of the green will generally feed the ball back down, (unless you really smash it).
9th Hole ….... left side is good (even at times when you go into the trees, as often you get a good line back to the green when your less than a hunge out with your drive.
It is also a more straight uphill shot from the left hand side, so the ball stops quicker once its on the green. Right side and you run the risk of the overhanging stuff, and also in going over the left edge of the green on landing it. So anywhere middle left in the fairway is perfect, as you found.
From 80m out you want to hit a high soft landing one, but you do need to make sure you get it all the way there. It’s uphill and generally plays into the wind, (so it can add more than a few metres to your shot) ....... so PW was probably the right club choice to hit.
Just a few things to ponder ….
2012 Rotary Ambrose Champions “All Star Team” Member.
LD Wins – Growling Bog, Waterford Valley, Bendigo.
Bacchus Marsh 27 Hole Event winner 2013.
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Thanks mate! Think consistency from my long game will just come with more practice and eliminating that slice.. But I really need to learn how to chip and put, short game is pathetic! Will look to address that in the next couple lessons when the pro is comfortable my full swing is worked out.
Sounds like you are on track. Stick with the practice and the lessons and you’ll get down to the 80’s.
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2012 (Official) Winner of Inaugural ISG Nat. Champs.
2011 Inaugural winner Vict. Order of Merit Putting Champion – Long Island
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