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rxwine
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March 7th, 2016 at 7:57:46 PM permalink
Quote: Face

Only shot in the 90s maybe 3 times. I just cannot drive to save my life. Like, I use a driver on long par 3's, and that's not a joke. 165yds? Gimme the big dog because that's right in my wheelhouse.



My golf game was much like Tiger Woods, but only the part where it went all to Hell eventually the longer I played.

It was never not fun though. We didn't walk though, just rented carts and usually had beer on hand.
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RS
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March 8th, 2016 at 1:33:52 AM permalink
Long story short, one of my friend's dad (when we were in high school) had a membership at the local golf course / country club / resort / etc. (fancy place). So my friend and I would get drunk & high (medical reason, obvi, I had dimensia or something) and we'd hit up the golf course. Sometimes they'd already be staying at the resort. Other times we could walk there, he lived in a house (actually, like 3 lol) that were walking distance. You'd be surprised how much those golf carts can drift. Friend's brother broke his leg or foot cause they rolled the cart and sh** got real. Wasn't there for that one.

I don't think it was at that property, but I have some vague memories of playing tennis, a soda can with mostly scotch and a cigarette in one hand and the tennis paddle in the other.
terapined
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March 8th, 2016 at 5:41:32 AM permalink
I only started playing golf about 6 years ago because I moved to Florida
Its fun and in the summer, real cheap. Courses down here in the summer practically begging you to come out with cheap prices.
Usually just 20 bucks for a cart and 18.
I really like playing.
It just nice being outdoors with friends hitting a ball around a nice course
That said, I totally suck. Never been much of an athlete. Pretty much a nerdy weakling.
A not very good to fair driver hitting it a max of 175 yards sometimes straight, sometimes to the right
Then going to the 3 on the fairway, that's my problem
I either top it or hit ground to early
Its a victory for me if I have to drive my cart to a ball instead of walk to it
Lately with the 3 just a partial wind up just concentrating on good contact on the ball without killing it usually works for me lately resulting in a ball hit that I have to drive the cart up to rather then walk after a poor short shot
Pretty good with a pitching wedge and an average putter.
I have never bet on a golf course.
I'm not much of a gambler anyway, in Vegas , a low roller.
Glad I found a group of friends that just like to play golf without gambling
We all like to catch a buzz on the course, smoke or drink :-)
I generally score in the 120's. 2 life time birdies, A few lifetime pars
I consider a single bogey a huge victory
Because I don't hit far, I don't lose a lot of balls :-)
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Gabes22
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March 8th, 2016 at 5:59:34 AM permalink
I never understood why golf is so cheap in the summer in Florida. I mean, it's not really any more hot and humid than most places like Atlanta, Cincy, St Louis, Philly, NYC, DC etc. Perhaps it's that there is not the proliferation of snowbirds and that they have too many courses for the native population
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ThatDonGuy
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March 8th, 2016 at 8:28:12 AM permalink
Haven't played in something like 30 years, and even at that, I've never set foot on a course where the par was at least 70. For that matter, I don't think I've ever played 18 holes at a stretch. Never mind what greens fees cost - have you seen the price of a decent set of clubs? Okay, maybe using the Sports Illustrated Golf Equipment Issue as a guide may be too high of a standard, but still, what would the cheapest set of reasonably decent clubs at, say, the Taylor Made outlet on the south Strip cost? (And never mind what a "hybrid" is - since when is carrying more than two wedges (pitching and sand) a "thing"? In my day, it was a driver, a 3-wood (yes, wood), a 1-through-9-iron (I played a 1-iron rather than a 4 or 5-wood), two wedges, and a putter.)

As for tennis, let me put it this way; the last time I played, it was with a wood racket - metal ones were still too heavy for my liking at the time.
Joeman
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March 8th, 2016 at 10:45:38 AM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

Perhaps it's that there is not the proliferation of snowbirds and that they have too many courses for the native population

Yes, you nailed it. It's all supply and demand. There are the same amount of courses in the summer, but a lot fewer people to play them. I remember a par-3 down in Boynton Beach we used to play in the early 90's -- $5 to walk 18 holes during the summer!

I used to play a couple times a month, but these days, I'm lucky to get out there a couple times a year. I have broken 100 maybe 5 times in my life. Usually 105-110 would be average for me. Occasionally I'll be with a group that bets, but it's usually just a buck or two per hole.

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You'd be surprised how much those golf carts can drift.

Especially after a little rain or morning dew... not that I ever did anything like that! ;)
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March 8th, 2016 at 10:47:16 AM permalink
I got my set for $175ish new. Came with everything I could want and well more than I needed, though it was absent a chicken stick.

Only need 4 sticks, anyways. Putt, 9, 5, 1w. The rest are for throwing, as I understand it.
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ukaserex
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March 8th, 2016 at 12:23:50 PM permalink
I kind of wish I did golf. One of the perks of my top tier card at The Palace Casino Resort is free golf. But, it goes unused because the idea of chasing a little white ball around, only to push it farther away once you get close to it - that's just about as silly as driving in circles at high speeds, waiting for an accident.
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Romes
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March 8th, 2016 at 12:37:28 PM permalink
Quote: Face

...Only need 4 sticks, anyways. Putt, 9, 5, 1w. The rest are for throwing, as I understand it.

Close... I only require: Driver, 4 iron, PW, and Putter.

When I was in HS i missed a 3 foot birdy putt, so I soft tossed baseball swung my putter, perfectly hitting the ball, and it broke the putter head right off in to the lake. So I putt with my 4 iron the rest of the day, which I could probably do again.

The 4 iron punch shot is a MUST for anyone's game... Low, straight, and all that needs adjusted is the power =P. If I were to play for money with 1 club, it would definitely be like a 2-4 iron.

p.s. To date I've thrown 3 clubs in to ponds/lakes, not including the broken putter head that went flying (quite far I might add) in to the lake.

...I love golf, I think.
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Joeman
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March 8th, 2016 at 1:04:59 PM permalink
Quote: ukaserex

I kind of wish I did golf. One of the perks of my top tier card at The Palace Casino Resort is free golf. But, it goes unused because the idea of chasing a little white ball around, only to push it farther away once you get close to it - that's just about as silly as driving in circles at high speeds, waiting for an accident.

I think you're looking at it all wrong, uk. Golf is a chance to spend 4 hours walking on a beautifully manicured lawn that someone else has to take care of! ;)

At least that's how I look at it when my game goes sideways. Plus, all the while, you get to drink beer, smoke a cigar, and drive the little cart.
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