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#1 miike

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Posted 02 October 2002 - 07:04 AM

OK you guys, now that we all know each other how about letting your handicaps be known. What is your highest and lowest and what's your goal ?
Me first;
current: 15.4
highest: 27
lowest : 15.1
goal: 9.4 ( hey I'm a realist )



#2 jeanmc

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Posted 02 October 2002 - 08:56 AM

Mine...

Current: 10.0 (Brunei) sad.gif
Lowest: 6.9 (Perth - March 2002) smile.gif
Highest: 28.0 :roll:
Goal: 5.0 (Realistic? Prob not!) :wink:
Better keep on practicing...

Mw.



#3 choco

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Posted 02 October 2002 - 07:25 PM

Started at the begining of the year on ,32
now i'm playing off ,19
goal is 10 over the next couple of years
being self employed i've got plenty of time to pratise(2-3 hours most days)
we do have a local golf pro but he's been out of action for last 5mths because of health problems,only other option is Adelaide but thats 2 hrs away.
nothing is impossible if you set goals. :wink:



#4 george023

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Posted 02 October 2002 - 10:13 PM

current: 12.4 (as of last Saturday's good round)
highest: 24
lowest : 12.4 (see above)

goal: was to get to 12 by the end of this year. Now that that's achieved, next goal is to be 10 by this time next year.



#5 cazandpaul

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 03:19 AM

Caz - Highest 39 Lowest 9 Current 10

Paul - Highest 27 Lowest 11 Current 13

She will be beaten.

Regards

Paul



#6 judgesmails

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Posted 03 October 2002 - 11:42 PM

I know I'm new to this forum but I thought I'd join in anyway.

Current 15.4 at Amstel playing mainly at the Ranfurlie Course
Started off at least 28
Lowest was 13.1 when I then took a year off to play Cricket and slowly made my way back out to 17. I was also off 11 for a short time with a social club but that dosent really count.
Goal is single figures, at least for just one round so when my Grandkids ask me what handicap I played off I can say " ohh, I used to be a single figure marker in my hey day!"
Also Choco, I'm self employed as well and cant find enough time to have 1/2 an hour for Lunch, whats your secret to finding 2/3 hours a day for practise????



#7 robbo345

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 12:50 AM

Here we go:

highest: 27 (2 years ago)
lowest: 1.8 (2 months ago)
current: 2.7 (don't swing changes just murder your game)
goal: SCRATCH

Every golfers dream is to play off scratch so wy not!



#8 james

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 01:17 AM

judgesmails, what are your impressions of the Ranfurlie course?



#9 judgesmails

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Posted 04 October 2002 - 04:40 PM

James, in answering your question "what are your impressions of the Ranfurlie course?" I like the course and I think that I'm a much better player at other courses now as it's a lot harder than most tracks, for instance I was 2 over the card at Carrington Park after 10 holes last Sunday and I'd lipped out 5 or 6 putts, finished with 39 points including 2 outs and a 1, I think this is due to learning more shots that I need to play at Ranfurlie and being able to execute them better.
The Pros are Good Greens and Bunkering, extreme importance on setting up for a good shot to the green, long and short par 3's, long (and I mean LONG) par 4's mixed with some good short par 4's and a couple of reachable par 5's that reward a good attacking shot but can severly penalise a bad one.

Con's
The driving lacks a little imagination, you can hit the ball straight on every hole pretty much and the green on the 18th hole is too small for such a long uphill par 5.

The fairways need a little maturing and ideally the course should still be closed but $$$$ dicatate it has to be open to the members.
The wind can play havoc, on a still day I can hit driver/Lob Wedge to the first, I have known single figure markers to hit Driver/3 Wood in the wind and not get there!!
A few people are a little miffed that they cant beat their handicap there, square or better and you are a chance of winning and a few months back on Medal day 3 down won both A and C Grade while Square won B Grade, but my handicap has actually dropped since I've been there, all be it by only a shot or so.

All in all I like it and after Spring and the new growth it should be great...Just don't hit your ball in the rough, especially if you want to get it back![/i]



#10 choco

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Posted 05 October 2002 - 05:17 AM

Hi Judgesmails,

My secret so far has worked well with regards to finding time for practise,
i grow wine grapes which are mechanically harvested and pruned computer watering system,i'm only a small grower but i've found a good balance between earning good $ and enjoying life,but like they say nothing lasts forever.



#11 miike

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Posted 25 October 2002 - 01:55 AM

This is a pretty poor response.
I was hoping to hear from some of the gurus. C'mon Hindo and Rusty and Ben and Jason and Bruce etc etc. Are you all too chicken ?



#12 Marcus

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Posted 25 October 2002 - 02:34 AM

Current -11.3
Highest -23.6
Lowest - See Current

Goal -9.4



#13 Matt

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Posted 25 October 2002 - 06:53 AM

Highest 25
Lowest 6
Current 7

P.S Has Hindo left the building???



#14 jockotaylor

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Posted 25 October 2002 - 07:14 PM

Highest 28
Lowest 24
Current 24.7
Target 9.4 then I'll only ever play bounce games!






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