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MrPappagiorgio
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What's the best app for tracking your score on android? I used Easy Scorecard, but I want one with a course map


LINK

Has course maps, keeps your score along with stats... After every hole you input your score, number of putts, GIR, where you missed the fairway, penalties, etc.

Sounds like a lot to do, but it literally takes 30 seconds...


Guzzlingil
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re: Just started playing golf
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Agree, I have hit some 320 on baked out fairways with a tailwind and downhill, but my average good drive is like 250-260 maybe 270 if I really catch one, and my average average drive is probably 240.



That resembles my game.....


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PoppaD
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re: Just started playing golf
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I've been focusing on shoulder postitioning and moving my weight from the inside of my right knee to my left. I hit the ball very well yesterday, but it was a par 3 course


Don't say but it was a par 3 course. A par 3 is the absolute best place to play when your starting. You work on the scoring shots the whole time. Drives look good, but if you want to learn how to score well, learn to chip and put like a wild man. The long game can come later but nothing is better then getting a great short game.

Harvey Pennick said golfers should learn how to play from the hole back. Work on putting the most, chipping next, easy 3/4 irons shots, and spend the least amount of time on driver.


nelatf
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re: Just started playing golf
I don't drive it 300 yards
I rarely break 85
I love playing the game

And my handicap holds up in club championships or real stroke tournaments.

Keep a true score and watch your improvement. It is fun to beat 8 and 9 handicap players in match play events...because they bull shite their scores.


Guzzlingil
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re: Just started playing golf
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It is fun to beat 8 and 9 handicap players in match play events...because they bull shite their scores.



There are two types of caps....

sandbaggers and vanity caps....most have a vanity cap, IMO.


Ash Williams
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re: Just started playing golf
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LINK

Has course maps, keeps your score along with stats... After every hole you input your score, number of putts, GIR, where you missed the fairway, penalties, etc.

Sounds like a lot to do, but it literally takes 30 seconds...



i've used golf logix for over a year now and love it

i find the distances to be decent as well

if you use the markers and the distance golf logix gives you, it can really help to figure out almost exactly how far out you are

love the stats feature as well

its amazing how three putting will frick up your score


nelatf
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sandbaggers


I am not there - but I do count very shot.

A very important skill is to know when to bet, how much, when to press. Before my kids came along, I loved playing in the Saturday morning money game. If I was not winning the primary pool, I was collecting from side bets.

But damn it feels good to beat those vanity handicap guys...


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WDE24
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most have a vanity cap, IMO.
Not at country clubs. Most are either legit or sandbagging because they play for money every round.


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PoppaD
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Yeah I'm honest about my game as well. I have been playing 20 years. My average drive is 245 to 250 and I keep them in play and hit some fairways. I have hit some 300 on dry courses with the wind behind me. I am able to score ok because I play the correct tees for my length. I realize I'm not a tip player.

I shot between 78 to 85 some better some worse. Ive hit par a few times on easy courses. I am inconsistent with irons and driver but my dad taught me short game first so my putting and chipping bail me out and allow me to score pretty well. I pretty much always just try to hit the fat part of the green away from trouble so I have manageable chips and lag putts.

I love this game and can't wait till my little boy starts playing just like my dad and I.


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Ash Williams
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re: Just started playing golf
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sandbaggers and vanity caps....most have a vanity cap, IMO.



played in a scramble once where you had to have at least a 20 handicap or better to play

well im a 24 (I'm awful, just started a few years ago) and my team (all under 15 caps) told me to just say i was a 19 or 20 so i could play

i figure thats the only time its ok to be a vanity cap in a scramble, if everyone knows you're real cap and they're ok with it and you're only lying about it so you can actually play a round with your buddies

but otherwise lying about your handicap to make yourself sound better is just a really good way to lose money
This post was edited on 6/21 at 9:59 am


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MrPappagiorgio
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re: Just started playing golf
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its amazing how three putting will frick up your score


the putting feature has helped me out the most... Help me track that I was leaving the majority of my putts short



Ash Williams
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re: Just started playing golf
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Help me track that I was leaving the majority of my putts short



i go long majority of the time

but usually short on downhill putts because im so worried about going long and off the green

fricking putting


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PoppaD
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re: Just started playing golf
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the putting feature has helped me out the most... Help me track that I was leaving the majority of my putts short


Gotta give em a chance, they never go in when there short.


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PrimeTime Money
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Houston, Texas, USA
Member since Nov 2012
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re: Just started playing golf
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To hit it 300 consistently is quite a feat. Pga pros barely do it. Hitting it 300 with any sort of consistency when only ten rounds into your golfing career is damn near impossible. You just can't square the club face on a reliable basis if your new and swinging that hard. To hit 300 you have to either swing really hard or have your weight shift and leverage down to a perfect science. There is no way a new player has this down in 10 rounds.
I don't know what else to tell you. I was a baseball player, and there is no doubt that is where I got my power. I'm 6'3" and have long arms.

I'll go to the range before a round and correct my slight slice before I play.

I know people say a baseball swing is bad for golf, but I don't transfer my weight the same way a baseball player would.

On the range I'm around 300. Sometimes less, sometimes more.


guedeaux
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Houston
Member since Jan 2008
11090 posts

re: Just started playing golf
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I'll go to the range before a round and correct my slight slice before I play.


You state these things as if you are still playing and playing consistently. No one says "I'll do such and such" if they are not currently still doing said "such and such." Typically, someone who played only 10 rounds and stopped playing would say something like "I would" or "I used to."

Your shtick is retarded and transparent.


guedeaux
LSU Fan
Houston
Member since Jan 2008
11090 posts

re: Just started playing golf
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i've used golf logix for over a year now and love it


I use skydroid because it uses the satellite map images so it is easier to tell exactly where you are on the map. The distances have matched up pretty close with my buddy's laser. I don't think you can track your shots with it though.


TigerBait1127
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re: Just started playing golf
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Don't say but it was a par 3 course. A par 3 is the absolute best place to play when your starting. You work on the scoring shots the whole time. Drives look good, but if you want to learn how to score well, learn to chip and put like a wild man. The long game can come later but nothing is better then getting a great short game.



good to know, b/c i plan to play it 3-4x a week for the next 2 months


Ash Williams
LSU Fan
South of i-10
Member since May 2009
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re: Just started playing golf
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skydroid


is it free?

i use the free version of golf logix

with the free version they only update the course map about once a year and always gives you distance from middle of the green


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Guzzlingil
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Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2003
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re: Just started playing golf
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I'll go to the range before a round and correct my slight slice before I play.


It's that easy....?


MrPappagiorgio
Navy Fan
Prairieville
Member since Jan 2009
35928 posts

re: Just started playing golf
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I'll go to the range before a round and correct my slight slice before I play


If only correcting a slice was as easy as hitting a small bucket on the range before you tee off


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