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#31 BumpunRun

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

That's cool, I've never seen it printed on the cards before. 

it is a pretty special club, they lads who pay their membership there would want something cool for it haha


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:20 PM

 

My pseudo home club has the best way, distance markers to the front of the green and then the pin measurements on the score card. There is nothing surer. 

 

That's fine for  DJ-like striker of the ball like your good self Bump, hitting all those fairways dead center an all.

 

But I'm often so far out left or right I would need my trigonometry book and skills to work out the angle of the hypotenuse, the tangent cosine relationship and how far the pin is actually back in real time :blink:

 

And you've no idea the difference it makes to me whether the pin is in fact 143 or 149 meters away. (The answer being diddly-squat).



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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:31 PM

all of the normal Sunday games I've played there they have. 

Not specifically a pin sheet, it's just another column on the printed card.

 

if Upin sees this he may confirm, but I am sure that it they do it for Sundays, I reckon they'd do it every time 

 

Every comp day......which is now every day.


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:22 PM

That's fine for  DJ-like striker of the ball like your good self Bump, hitting all those fairways dead center an all.
 
But I'm often so far out left or right I would need my trigonometry book and skills to work out the angle of the hypotenuse, the tangent cosine relationship and how far the pin is actually back in real time :blink:
 
And you've no idea the difference it makes to me whether the pin is in fact 143 or 149 meters away. (The answer being diddly-squat).


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 02:00 PM

All that American spelling in your post, are you not from this world?
If you are a foreigner, some things are forgiven. Otherwise, we speak strine here.

 

:huh:

 

What yank-speak was I using OB?

 

Diddly-squat might have US of A origins, but we were using that in pommy land back in my youth. I've been in Straya for 30 years, and all my foreign-speak is pommy. I'll be using a lot of it at The Gabba tomorrow :D


Edited by bazinoz, 18 January 2018 - 02:27 PM.


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 07:04 PM

:huh:

What yank-speak was I using OB?

Diddly-squat might have US of A origins, but we were using that in pommy land back in my youth. I've been in Straya for 30 years, and all my foreign-speak is pommy. I'll be using a lot of it at The Gabba tomorrow :D

As a pom, you should know how to spell 'centre' and the difference between a meter and a metre. I suppose that "an all" in lieu of "and all" could have been an intentional bit of slang, along with your "diddly".

Edited by OldBogey, 18 January 2018 - 07:05 PM.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 11:53 PM

Oz, I reckon a gps or range finder should be given to every newbie as they enter golf so they could stop bloody thinking they hit a 7 iron 150m. Then once they have that solved, it can be discarded.

Nothing more frustrating than the next three chips when a high handicapper can’t hit a ball pin high (accurately or not) because they once hit a 7 iron 155m and now think anything less is a lay up.

I used to have a reputation (long gone) for giving the ball some grief but even in those days I’d OWN the fact my 6i (31 degree loft for those wondering) was the 150m club.
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 02:12 AM

What would be interesting to see is if there was a variance of scores if the average to below average golfer played a game without pins and only had front middle and back of green distances and which way the variance went.
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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:35 AM

What would be interesting to see is if there was a variance of scores if the average to below average golfer played a game without pins and only had front middle and back of green distances and which way the variance went.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:43 AM

Lukos
are you suggesting that golfer tend to flag hunt a lot more if they use a laser.


Spot on, increase target area and I would say a lot of people would lower their scores.
I know for sure it's got me in trouble on many an occasion.

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Posted 19 January 2018 - 04:57 AM

Lukos
are you suggesting that golfer tend to flag hunt a lot more if they use a laser.


As i mentioned earlier, since my laser broke, im shooting much better scores
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Posted 21 January 2018 - 09:23 AM

As i mentioned earlier, since my laser broke, im shooting much better scores

 

Rob i agree with you. At gardiners and indeed lots of courses, there are a number of holes where the best miss is front of green regardless of flag position.

 

PS: good work and keep doing what you are, as your handicap is coming way down. 


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