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TigerBait1127
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Just started playing golf


Any advice for a starter?

Shot +36 my first day
+22 the next time after some driving range practice

EDIT: 9 holes



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Carson123987
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re: Just started playing golf


spend a few weeks developing different shots.





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Croacka
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quote:

Shot +36 my first day +22 the next time after some driving range practice


Sign an agent now bc you have raw talent






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LSUChamp06
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re: Just started playing golf


Goofy pants and a poofy visor.

It's all in the hips.







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WDE24
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Have fun. Keep an accurate score playing by the rules so you can see your progress, but don't obsess over your score. Slow your swing way down, then swing half as hard until you are consistently striking the ball on the sweet spot. Don't take golf advice from internet pros.


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LNCHBOX
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re: Just started playing golf


quote:

Any advice for a starter?

Shot +36 my first day
+22 the next time after some driving range practice



bullshite, unless you only played 9... maybe not even then.






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dgtiger3
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re: Just started playing golf


quote:

Shot +36 my first day
+22 the next time after some driving range practice


So you averaged double bogey your first time playing...

and you shot a 94 your second time playing.


quote:

Any advice for a starter?


Start counting all your strokes.






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RoscoeHarper
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If you truly shot low 90s your second time out it would be beyond amazing





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LSUballs
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quote:

Shot +36 my first day +22 the next time after some driving range practice




Nice. Master that windmill you'll be in the single digits in no time.






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Trauma14
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+22 the next time after some driving range practice
On 9 or 18 holes? If after 18 holes, playing by USGA rules, and only your second time to play a round you will be a scratch golfer by the fall!






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Sign an agent now bc you have raw talent






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Tiger n Austin
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re: Just started playing golf


Were you playing a Par3 only course?





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TigerBait1127
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bullshite, unless you only played 9... maybe not even then.



sorry, was on 9

signed up for CC today b/c i was spending too much money at the driving range

Bought these last week for a beginners set
LINK



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TigerBait1127
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quote:

Were you playing a Par3 only course?



no, 9 holes with a par of 36 on the first day I believe. I do fine until I'm up on the green



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WDE24
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re: Just started playing golf


Give those clubs to the local Boys and Girls club and get a decent used set online.





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lsu480
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quote:

+22 the next time after some driving range practice



No you didn't

ETA: Just saw it was only 9 holes.



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Carson123987
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buy some shitty blades to hit with. that way, when you get good with them, you will MURDER with a quality set





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dgtiger3
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quote:

TigerBait1127


Just to give you an idea, and I am by no means a good golfer. I started playing about 5 years ago, around the 3rd year I was playing once a week I shot an 87 once, only time I ever broke 90. I have had no formal instruction, but I was a college baseball player so I do have an athletic background. I played for the first time in 11 months today, counted every stroke, shot a 99.
Shot Par on 4 holes, missed a two foot putt for Birdie, hit OB off the tee 4 times. This is the reason many on here have a tough time believing someone shot that well their first two times.



EDIT: Ok if just nine holes very believable. Goodluck out there, it is a hell of a sport to play. Just remember to have fun, because the game can be pretty damn frustrating at times.



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SabiDojo
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The first and only time I ever played golf I shot a 106.

I birdied the 9th hole on an 8 foot putt, which I thought was cool.

That shite is hard. I suck at driving. I would just get off the tee and use a 3 wood (?) to get me to the green.

No kidding, it probably took me over 8 hours to finish 18 holes. A really old guy was with me on every hole. He was really nice. He made sure I took my time on everything.

I haven't golfed since. I enjoyed it, but it just looks like an expensive hobby. I remember being pretty sore the next day, too.







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TigerBait1127
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9 Holes, not 18. I've been playing after work

just bought these

LINK

don't think my clubs are going to be holding me back at this point and can upgrade later

I've also been watching this guys videos
Shawn Clement



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