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DumpsterFire
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re: Just started playing golf

Also, you will probably be tempted to use your lob wedge/sand wedge around the green every hole, but you will be better off hitting a club with less loft(granted you are not behind a sand trap). If you have a lot of green to work with, then don't be afraid to chip with a 5 iron.


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lsuchamps23
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i couldn't even keep score for the first two years

after 6 years I can barely shoot 85.


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LNCHBOX
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I don't remember exactly. I was 1 over on just about every hole except for one hole that I did terrible on.


No you weren't. Stop lying.


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ShoeBang
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My grandfather who still shoots low 80s at age 85 tells me all the time:

"Son, God invented golf to make man humble."

Don't ever get too discouraged. Take it one shot at a time and have fun when you hit a good shot and try to learn from the bad ones. Seek advice and try to put it to use until you find your groove


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JJ27
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With 2-3 extra tee shots, pulling it out of the woods, putting it on grass instead of dirt, etc. if you truly played down you'd shoot in triple digits.


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PrimeTime Money
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re: Just started playing golf
I've played sports all my life. Maybe that's why?

A Marshall stopped in his cart and watched me drive when I was a teenager. After I hit he asked how long I've been playing. I said "about a month". It was like my 4th time playing.

He was amazed and said I had a swing of somebody who has played for a long time.

I guess I just have natural talent. I wish I played more.


TigerBait1127
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I've played sports all my life. Maybe that's why?



I've been told that playing baseball hurts a swing

On my way out right now. The course is actually connected to where I work
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LNCHBOX
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I've played sports all my life. Maybe that's why?

A Marshall stopped in his cart and watched me drive when I was a teenager. After I hit he asked how long I've been playing. I said "about a month". It was like my 4th time playing.

He was amazed and said I had a swing of somebody who has played for a long time.

I guess I just have natural talent. I wish I played more.


Dude, just stop.


lsuchamps23
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iheartlsu
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Only work on one thing at a time to cut down on all the swing thoughts. Don't follow all the tips in golf magazines, sometimes instructors will give conflicting opinions.

The ball starts where the face is pointed at impact


jimithing11
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re: Just started playing golf
some lying mother truckers here

I've only been to the driving range and putting green, never actually played a round of golf.

If I were to play tomorrow, I can almost guarantee I'd shoot a 120-130
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WDE24
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I've been told that playing baseball hurts a swing

Being a good athlete will make you better initially than the average new golfer and help you improve faster to a point. However, baseball swing tendencies often creep in and hurt a golf swing once you get to a certain level.


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LNCHBOX
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Only work on one thing at a time to cut down on all the swing thoughts


Good tip here. I only use one swing thought at a time. Trying any more usually results in a terrible swing.


boom roasted
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When you hit a ball towards someone, don't be a pussy. Yell fore.


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TigerBait1127
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Good tip here. I only use one swing thought at a time. Trying any more usually results in a terrible swing.



any reason that I hit irons so much better than a 3 wood?


Croacka
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any reason that I hit irons so much better than a 3 wood?


You're normal


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Carson123987
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I only use one swing thought at a time.


big problem with this and with my shot in basketball when i was younger. always wanted to fix so much at once. great advice


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WDE24
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Real golf tip: spend lots of time on the practice green before a round focusing on getting a good feel for the speed of the green. Get the speed right and you will 3 and 4 putt a lot less. Also, play a little more break in a putt than what you think. If you miss on the high side, it is breaking toward the hole, but if you miss on the low side, it is moving away from the hole.

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any reason that I hit irons so much better than a 3 wood?

The shorter the shaft on a club and higher the loft of the club face, the easier it is to hit.
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LNCHBOX
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any reason that I hit irons so much better than a 3 wood?


I dunno, I hate my 3 wood and avoid it

I used to hit it well, but my irons are much better these days and my driver is reliable enough that I always use it off the tee.

I have a tendency to hit low hooks with my 3 wood for some reason.


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iheartlsu
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Shorter club is easier to control


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