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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:22 pm

i love the tp blacks
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:25 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:
count2infinity wrote:My apartment is right next to a golf course (trees between the course and my balcony so i can't see anything). We just got a dog and have been taking him on walks on the nature trail that goes near the course. So far 3 walks on the trail, 5 ProV1's found and 1 Callaway warbird. Awesome.


its amazing how many lost prov1s are out there. kenny the kangaroo thought they were only for good players. not sucky players that blast balls 30 feet into the woods.


That was the best part about working at a driving range: the people who hit all their "real" golf balls. If we found 'em, we got to keep 'em. Have at least 100 Pro V's I've found.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:40 pm

people hit real golf balls at the range????
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:45 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:people hit real golf balls at the range????


Yup. Boss said it was either "end of season, so they get rid of old balls", "they want to hit more", or "they didn't play well with them".
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby count2infinity on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:49 pm

wow, really? how much money do people have to burn on golf balls like that?
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:57 pm

Beats me... They were free for me. All I really cared about.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby blurryhaze312 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:24 pm

Just this year I really started getting into golf seriously after spending the past 5-7 years going only 2-3 times a year, if that.

Up until this point I just used hand-me-down sets from my dad as it wasn't worth spending money on a set for the frequency I hit the course. However, the other day I was at Dick's and was able to snag an Adams A7OS set for an amazing price and am extremely glad I did.

I've never tried a hybrid club before and was amazed at how well I hit them. Like, really well. (Set came with 4-5H and 6-7 Semi-Hybrid.) My problem though is that I've never hit fairway woods well at all, and the two I picked up the same day are no exception. The woods I had before were smaller, but the club face was taller; I figured the two I picked up would be better since I had a wider club head to look at to build confidence hitting the ball, even if the club face was shorter, much like an iron. I just can't get the grip on the woods and am considering taking them back since they came with a 30-day test run in which I could return them for store credit.

I'm wondering if anyone else prefers long irons/hybrids over fairway woods. I'm considering 2-3H to replace the woods. I figure any "distance" I lose from going to long irons from woods would be irrelevant since I can't hit the woods for crap anyways and typically need an extra stroke after I completely whiff or top the ball and/or hit it left/right of the fairway.

Thoughts?
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:49 pm

on the last page, litt observed that the only people who used ProV1s are scratch golfers and crappy players that like new gear.

as far as fairway woods goes, the only people who use fairway woods are scratch golfers and crappy players that dont know any better
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:50 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:as far as fairway woods goes, the only people who use fairway woods are scratch golfers and crappy players that dont know any better


Yeah I pretty much just hit my 4 hybrid every time from the fairway.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:51 pm

How well do you hit the fairway woods off the tee?
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby Rylan on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:52 pm

I just hit my irons every time from the rough...

FIRs are just a distant dream.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:53 pm

I love bombing a 5 wood from the fairway. One of the few things I can hit consistently during a round.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby Rylan on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:55 pm

I do nothing consistently in golf because of a bad back :(
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby blurryhaze312 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 3:55 pm

Well....

<---- doesn't know any better :lol:

MRandall25 wrote:How well do you hit the fairway woods off the tee?


Not terribly with the older ones I had, but I haven't had the chance to use the newer ones off the tee in the two weeks since purchase. The one time I tried, the short height of the club head really messed with me and I ended up getting too far under the ball.

The hybrids off a tee are a thing of beauty though 9 times out of 10.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby KennyTheKangaroo on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:00 pm

will anyone else admit to owning a 7 wood?
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby MRandall25 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:01 pm

IMO, fairway woods are definitely an asset if I need to lay up or reach a long Par 3/short Par 4 from the tee.

Then again, everyone plays differently.

And I don't own a 7 wood, but my dad has been known to break one out every now and then.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby shafnutz05 on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:02 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:will anyone else admit to owning a 7 wood?


I don't personally own one, but when we go to Florida to golf with my wife's grandparents, her Nana typically uses a 7 wood off the fairway.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby ulf on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:02 pm

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:on the last page, litt observed that the only people who used ProV1s are scratch golfers and crappy players that like new gear.

as far as fairway woods goes, the only people who use fairway woods are scratch golfers and crappy players that dont know any better

My 12 handicap enjoys hitting bombs with my 5 wood off the deck.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:11 pm

my favorite club for the longest time was:

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Image but 27 degree...


could hit that thing out of any lie and it would be biscuits
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby Twisted Wrister on Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:41 am

The gamer is a solid ball! TF gets a real bad rap from the past, but now I think Callaway makes it and its an awesome ball.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby bh on Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:18 am

KennyTheKangaroo wrote:as far as fairway woods goes, the only people who use fairway woods are scratch golfers and crappy players that dont know any better
Most people can't bomb the drive like PGA players and get that kind of distance. For long par 5's and par 3's and short par 4's they come in pretty handy. I played in high school and college and I can't imagine not having a 3 and a 5 wood.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby blurryhaze312 on Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:06 am

It sounds like you were able to control them though, which is where my problem is.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby DropEmJayBird on Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:14 am

Ok - for golf drill gurus.

I'm happy, for now, with all aspects of my game except for the tee. In any round I play in - the biggest trouble I may run into is hurting myself off the tee. I have a draw right now, that sometimes turns into a hook.

This summer I've worked on getting into the right position on my backswing. I've focused on my shoulders turning, when I do that I usually find it's much easier to control the ball - this has certainly improved my accuracy off the tee, the problem I think I run into is rhythm. There are times I can go out on the course, focus on my backswing and take an easy swing and hit the ball straight with good distance. Although at some point during the round, my tempo falls off and I start to hook the ball. Sometimes I can get it back, sometimes not. It's really a challenge if we are playing on a crowded course and I'm waiting on every shot.

I've got some alignment rods, not sure if there is any drill I can do to prevent the hook by honing my swing plane, or something I can do to help keep that tempo. Not sure if this makes sense or not, but I feel like if I start getting too quick on my downswing - I invite that hook.
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby blurryhaze312 on Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:04 am

Returned the woods and was lucky enough to find the 2H in the same set I own, now I just need to find the 3H and my set will be complete.

Hopefully the weather is good enough through the weekend to get out and test them!
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Re: LGP Golf Thread

Postby count2infinity on Sat Aug 18, 2012 5:46 pm

Had my golf scramble today. Started out very well. We were -11 through 9 holes. Our next 9 holes, we shot -1. Everything just fell apart for all 4 of us. The winner was at -20 and the runner up was at -17. If we'd have kept up our pace, we'd have won it. Oh well, it was still pretty fun.
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