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Old 06-12-2019, 06:54 PM   #1961
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:17 PM   #1962
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Hey thanks guys!



It was my Ping 8-iron from 132 yards, slight uphill and hurt wind. About 3 yard draw, and landed about 5 feet short of pin and rolled in after hitting flag stick. So fun to watch!


I thought we would win the event easy, but we finished out of the money in fourth place. However, the celebration was great!
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It was my Ping 8-iron from 132 yards, slight uphill and hurt wind.

Congratulations! Ping will send you a nice 'Hole-In-One' certificate if you send in the information, there's a form somewhere on their web site.
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Congratulations! Ping will send you a nice 'Hole-In-One' certificate if you send in the information, there's a form somewhere on their web site.
http://pinggolf-blob.ping.com/pinggo...g_ace_form.pdf

And if you were playing a Titleist https://www.titleist.com/hole-in-one
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Old 06-13-2019, 05:31 AM   #1965
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Mine was a Kirkland. I wonder if they have a program.

Otherwise I'll take a Costco shopping spree!
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:59 AM   #1966
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Hey thanks guys!



It was my Ping 8-iron from 132 yards, slight uphill and hurt wind. About 3 yard draw, and landed about 5 feet short of pin and rolled in after hitting flag stick. So fun to watch!


I thought we would win the event easy, but we finished out of the money in fourth place. However, the celebration was great!
that's awesome - last HIO I got cost me $350
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Old 06-13-2019, 10:02 AM   #1967
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Amazon has a Father's day special on Srixon soft feel balls for 9.99 a dozen. Probably lots of other sales going on. So far have liked these balls a lot (my driver swing speed is unfortunately only 80 so far).
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:18 PM   #1968
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Just bought a new set of Callaway Rogue X irons and wedges to replace my ancient, but beloved, Ping Zing 2 set. Wow! Quite a difference in feel and results. Just what this hacker needs at 58. I also ordered 3 & 4 hybrids, but they're not here yet.

I bought them on Callaway Pre-Owned but they look like brand new. Great website to find Callaway [and other mfgs.] clubs - they will even adjust the Lie, Length and Grips for just a few bucks. (If you call them to order, they will do even more - like adjust clubs back to standard for free. Highly recommended to buy through their reps. They will save you money and help you get exactly what you want.)

I also sprung for a popup driving net on Amazon so I can spend the time to dial these in at home.
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This may already be somewhere in this thread, but if you don't mind a scuff or two, here's the place to buy ProV1s and any other expensive golf balls for your weekly rounds: https://www.lostgolfballs.com
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Went to a nice course today with a couple of old work buddies. We always play for a little fun money. I basically suck at golf, but a few bucks between friends is all good. So, I expect to pay out a little money, but today, I embarrassed myself on the front nine. Shot a 63. A few years ago I buckled down and broke 100 and since then I don’t recall a 60 for nine. Thankfully the back nine went a lot better. Couple pars and some better putting and I put up a 50. For me, breaking 100 on a new course plus this one being a bit tough, would be a good day. So, the 50 was pretty good. Just not sure how I can have two nines be so different on the same day. Oh well, it was a beautiful day here and was with good friends. I guess that’s a good day despite the 60+ front nine.
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Went to a nice course today with a couple of old work buddies. We always play for a little fun money. I basically suck at golf, but a few bucks between friends is all good. So, I expect to pay out a little money, but today, I embarrassed myself on the front nine. Shot a 63. A few years ago I buckled down and broke 100 and since then I donít recall a 60 for nine. Thankfully the back nine went a lot better. Couple pars and some better putting and I put up a 50. For me, breaking 100 on a new course plus this one being a bit tough, would be a good day. So, the 50 was pretty good. Just not sure how I can have two nines be so different on the same day. Oh well, it was a beautiful day here and was with good friends. I guess thatís a good day despite the 60+ front nine.
Iíve done that this year but on the same nine. The front nine was closed for aeration of the greens so we played the back nine twice. The back nine had been aerated two days earlier so putting was ďinterestingĒ. First time through I shot 60 and second time through I shot 48! I keep wondering what a third trip through would have brought me.
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Just got my annual rejection notice for the 2020 Masters ticket lottery, guess they didn't want to ruin my streak, about 0-15 now.
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Is this the right forum to ask about golf etiquette?
Beginner golf, no handicap cap. We play at a 9 hole course that seems to be for beginners to intermediates. We are slow due to bad hits, to many strokes and time looking for balls.
What is an approximate time to spend on a hole so we learn but don’t hold up other players?
Being rushed only makes us hit worse, and all players had to start at the beginning so don’t understand bad attitude players. One group hit balls on our fairway while we were looking for our balls! WTH!
Obviously we can let some groups play through but not everyone.
We get to the practice range 2 or 3 times a month, so we are practicing.
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Just got my annual rejection notice for the 2020 Masters ticket lottery, guess they didn't want to ruin my streak, about 0-15 now.
+1 but I don't have as long a streak as you do. I wonder what the odds of being able to buy tickets are?
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Is this the right forum to ask about golf etiquette?
Beginner golf, no handicap cap. We play at a 9 hole course that seems to be for beginners to intermediates. We are slow due to bad hits, to many strokes and time looking for balls.
What is an approximate time to spend on a hole so we learn but donít hold up other players?
Being rushed only makes us hit worse, and all players had to start at the beginning so donít understand bad attitude players. One group hit balls on our fairway while we were looking for our balls! WTH!
Obviously we can let some groups play through but not everyone.
We get to the practice range 2 or 3 times a month, so we are practicing.
My two cents, try to play when the course isn't crowded and be mindful of those behind you and let them play through. Ten minutes a hole should plenty and looking for a lost ball should be limited to a three minute time period. Most guys I play with, if you at double bogey, pick it up and move on.
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Is this the right forum to ask about golf etiquette?
Beginner golf, no handicap cap. We play at a 9 hole course that seems to be for beginners to intermediates. We are slow due to bad hits, to many strokes and time looking for balls.
What is an approximate time to spend on a hole so we learn but don’t hold up other players?
Being rushed only makes us hit worse, and all players had to start at the beginning so don’t understand bad attitude players. One group hit balls on our fairway while we were looking for our balls! WTH!
Obviously we can let some groups play through but not everyone.
We get to the practice range 2 or 3 times a month, so we are practicing.
If people are hitting into you, that is not good. I would suggest "ready" golf, no or just one practice swing (I took a practice swing out of my game a couple years ago and my scores improved... I line up, set up, relax for a second, take back slowly and then just hit the damned ball).

One of the guys who plays in our group takes numerous practice swings and then chilli-dips it. Grrr...

Buy used balls at Walmart... less than $1 each so if you lose one give it a quick look and if you don't find it drop one and move on.

Most golfers don't mind playing with golfers who are not good golfers.... but hate playing with slow golfers whether they are low handicap or high handicap.

One beginner that I played with would just drop a ball about 150 yds and then play it in from there... she improved and is now playing off the tee and hitting the ball pretty well.
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Get some inexpensive balls and stop looking for your balls. Just keep moving and you should be fine. There will always be people that don't respect that you're new to golf and at an appropriate golf course, but that's their problem. Have an extra ball(s) in your pocket at all times and keep moving. Take your time hitting the ball, but try to remove other wasted time.

Another thing to do is not worry about putting out. If your putt is close, add a stoke and pick up and move on. If you don't know what "inside the leather" means, let us know. It's a good rule for quicker golf.

One other thing to do is stop at double par. If you're at 8 on a par four, pick up and move on.

Play ready golf - etiquette is to have the person furthest away from the hole to shoot next. Forget that except to stay safe and out of the way of an errant shot. Get to your ball and hit - as in when you're ready, shoot. Of course, don't be obnoxious to your team mates.

Continually look for things to remove time from your game without sacrificing the time you take for a good shot. That's your time and you need it to improve.
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Thanks for the suggestions,we’ll try them all .
Just for information purposes it takes us a little over 2 hours to play 9 holes.
Haven’t attempted 18.
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Is this the right forum to ask about golf etiquette?
Beginner golf, no handicap cap. We play at a 9 hole course that seems to be for beginners to intermediates. We are slow due to bad hits, to many strokes and time looking for balls.
What is an approximate time to spend on a hole so we learn but donít hold up other players?
Being rushed only makes us hit worse, and all players had to start at the beginning so donít understand bad attitude players. One group hit balls on our fairway while we were looking for our balls! WTH!
Obviously we can let some groups play through but not everyone.
We get to the practice range 2 or 3 times a month, so we are practicing.
https://www.usga.org/content/dam/usg...-%20Final2.pdf

Above is USGA pace of play guidelines.

Etiquette had been furthest away plays, but this was revised to "ready golf", i.e. Hit when you're ready. Everyone should go to their own ball and get ready to play.
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Thanks for the suggestions,weíll try them all .
Just for information purposes it takes us a little over 2 hours to play 9 holes.
Havenít attempted 18.
For two people, that would be a bit long. For four people, that wouldnít be slow at all. Four hours for 18 for a foursome is about right.
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