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#1 Brett

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 05:40 PM

Hi everyone,

 

About me - I started golf at age 11 in Darwin and played till I was 19 (2 hcp). I stopped because of work and family etc, no time for sport. I got injured in 2000 while in the army and spent the next 17 years behind a desk not exercising much. In 2017 I retired at and decided to relax for a bit. 2 years later I was getting a bit fat so I got a 5 day membership at a local golf club and started my road back into this wonderful game.

 

After 8 months of golfing I've increased my weekly play time from 1 round per week (I struggled so much at the start) to 5 rounds per week (walking it easily now). I've lost 12 kgs!!!

 

I kept the basic stats since starting (62 cards kept).

  • 30 putts per round
  • 50% fairways hit
  • 45.8% GIR (the weakest part of my game)
  • 240.9 metre Driver distance (only fairways counted, includes misshits)
  • 3 eagles
  • 106 birdies
  • 599 pars
  • 330 bogeys
  • 62 doubles
  • 12 triples
  • 4 others

I've played over 40 rounds where I didn't keep a card as they were swing change sessions as I'm self taught. So far my hcp would be about 3-4 but I'm not keeping one as I'm not playing competitions yet.

 

My goals with golf are to lose another 10 kgs and keep it off, get a scratch hcp and to meet people who love golf. If anyone want's to play a round don't hesitate to contact me, I play at Ivanhoe Golf Course Monday - Friday.


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Posted 17 February 2020 - 07:09 PM

Join the club - you'll have people to play with.
Join Veterans' Golf - you'll have people to play with.

We used to have regular events through this site, but all the crew have moved over to live4golf.com.au Join up there and check out the OOMs.

p.s. Retirees are not allowed to play golf as well as you do.
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Posted 17 February 2020 - 08:33 PM

Cheers mate! Thanks for the advice.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 08:07 PM

Yep, join the Veterans Golf Association. You get to play at a lot of courses at a lower than usual price, a great day out and usually afternoon tea thrown in. Plus, when you travel you can join in other Veterans groups. There is a fixtures book available covering all Vets events in Victoria.


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Posted 20 February 2020 - 09:03 PM

Cheers mate! Thanks for the advice.

 

Yep, join the Veterans Golf Association. You get to play at a lot of courses at a lower than usual price, a great day out and usually afternoon tea thrown in. Plus, when you travel you can join in other Veterans groups. There is a fixtures book available covering all Vets events in Victoria.

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