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#1 Noob Yoda ©

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:19 PM

Ok,  I thought it might be time for me to start a thread here with a journey as others have.  

 

As most of you know i only started 2 months ago and was very determined to get better after my shocking 134 at southport with the ISG golf day and boy was that embarrassing. 

 

Within the 2 months i have played i have been to driving ranges on many occasions just to work on my swing and it has helped heaps.  another great help is winksie.  his useful tips helped me go from topping the ball and having a terrible swing to now hitting long and straight a lot more. (and his constant - "go get lessons")

 

i have picked up a couple of new sticks on the way with replacing my driver and getting a 60 wedge to help in those tuff spots.

 

im sure most of you have been noticing my scores have been increasingly getting better. i am now averaging around the 100 mark and have also submitted my first card to get a handicap.  to drop 34 strokes off my original game i feel is awesome.

 

my best moment so far in the game of golf is hitting a 91 (bloody lucky day) and am so glad i didnt have to submit that card haha..

 

i am happy to say im a proud pine rivers member and am really enjoying the course and the people i have met there.. some even offering for me to come and have a hit with them to get a handicap..

 

next step is to go get those lessons winksie keeps on hasseling me about... :)

 

 


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:25 PM

Bloody hell they will let anyone start their own thread lol.

Love the title.

Nice to see your journey right from the start.

You have some good guys up there to play with and will always be there to try and help you.

Look forward to reading about you progress.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:38 PM

awesome mate!


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:53 PM

You have some good guys up there to play with and will always be there to try and help you.


Just to be clear this does not include me. I'm a little bit awesome.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 04:54 PM

Just to be clear this does not include me. I'm a burglar.


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:13 PM

haha i only just learned what a burglar was from weeti


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:22 PM

And with a 91 under your belt if they put you off 30 you'll be one!
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:23 PM

Welcome to the world of golf blogs mate!

Enjoy the journey.
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:38 PM

Nice one - dunno what those tips were that I gave you but I'd better listen to my own advice I seem to be getting worse! Getting a club fit at Piney tonight with Al hopefully a shiney new set of irons will make me feel better about the world ;)
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Posted 09 January 2014 - 05:52 PM

tell Al Mitch says Hi and that you want a driver just like me, you know you want to


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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:02 PM

Lol winks u know you've helped me.. I'm thinking of a new set of irons as well .. But people are talking me out of it haha

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:14 PM

Lol winks u know you've helped me.. I'm thinking of a new set of irons as well .. But people are talking me out of it haha


It's a game to be enjoyed, if you want new clubs bloody get em.

Bump will know good places to go and get fitted etc.

Don't listen to choppers. :)

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:26 PM

Lol winks u know you've helped me.. I'm thinking of a new set of irons as well .. But people are talking me out of it haha

I might be a bit cynical Noob, but, I have found that sometimes the pro will "suggest" a certain brand of clubs that the club they are at are heavily promoting or aligned with. My club has a heavy lean towards one brand and I have noticed some of my fellow members who were in the market for new iron sets being steered towards this brand.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:32 PM

Lol winks u know you've helped me.. I'm thinking of a new set of irons as well .. But people are talking me out of it haha


What brand?

Reckon Ping G25 irons would be the ducks nuts for you. Straight, long and forgiving. Plus you could enjoy them right down to single figures before needing to change. Love mine

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 06:41 PM

I might be a bit cynical Noob, but, I have found that sometimes the pro will "suggest" a certain brand of clubs that the club they are at are heavily promoting or aligned with. My club has a heavy lean towards one brand and I have noticed some of my fellow members who were in the market for new iron sets being steered towards this brand.

You're not being too cynical Danny this does happen.

Main reason with golf pros is what clubs they use or who gives them free gear.
Also what reps they are mates with.

Bigger retail stores will push you towards higher margin clubs.

This doesn't happen all the time but a lot.





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