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Barack
1 minute ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

Lesson(s) required, my game is an absolute mess. The only shot I can be confident over is chipping and putting, anything requiring a full swing is just utterly awful.

 

Drivers are skied, high hooks, low slices.

 

Irons and hybrid are slicing or topped.

 

Just stinking :lol: 

Tough at the top these days, bud?😉

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hmfc_liam06
Just now, Barack said:

Tough at the top these days, bud?😉

 

I wish! 

 

Had a great spell in June/July and start of August but there's been a pretty dramatic decline in September and this month. I'm talking 28 handicap level shit :lol: 

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Barack
1 minute ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

I wish! 

 

Had a great spell in June/July and start of August but there's been a pretty dramatic decline in September and this month. I'm talking 28 handicap level shit :lol: 

Might as well make the most of it & take what you can get.

 

Got a feeling winter golf might be a bit quieter this year.

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hmfc_liam06
Just now, Barack said:

Might as well make the most of it & take what you can get.

 

Got a feeling winter golf might be a bit quieter this year.

 

You know it's bad when you drop yourself from your own winter league side

 

:lolderwood:

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Barack
Just now, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

You know it's bad when you drop yourself from your own winter league side

 

:lolderwood:

Winter golf. Urgh.

 

New year's game with my Dad, is about as much as I can stand.

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Irufushi

Had a few lessons now and also got fitted for new irons. Came down to feel really and went for mp20 mmc with kbs shafts (cant remember what ones but they are in x) . Felt nicer to me than the jpx tour. 

 

 

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Samuel Camazzola
3 hours ago, Irufushi said:

Had a few lessons now and also got fitted for new irons. Came down to feel really and went for mp20 mmc with kbs shafts (cant remember what ones but they are in x) . Felt nicer to me than the jpx tour. 

 

 

As they say, nothing feels like a Mizuno. 😉 😄 

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Tommy Brown
5 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

I wish! 

 

Had a great spell in June/July and start of August but there's been a pretty dramatic decline in September and this month. I'm talking 28 handicap level shit :lol: 

 

You were going like a train early on in the season and said you get to 12 no problem.

 

Get's difficult from there, you've maybe started to overthink a bit.

 

Lessons are the way to go. after 45 years, I'm going to get my first lesson soon.

 

Decided I dont get enough length off the tee (Driver), been hitting it ok, just no length, has to be really well hit to get past 185.

I can hit further than that off fairways with a 3w, 5w and hybrids. 

 

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Irufushi
2 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

As they say, nothing feels like a Mizuno. 😉 😄 

Yup! Had the old mp62’s that I loved , then went and got ap2’s off Armageddon on here, they helped get me from 6 down to 2. Lovely irons but I forgot how good mizunos feel. Lessons and getting used to new irons ahead of next season . I haven’t played a comp in 13 months 🤣

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Samuel Camazzola
41 minutes ago, Irufushi said:

Yup! Had the old mp62’s that I loved , then went and got ap2’s off Armageddon on here, they helped get me from 6 down to 2. Lovely irons but I forgot how good mizunos feel. Lessons and getting used to new irons ahead of next season . I haven’t played a comp in 13 months 🤣

I'm still battling with the mp52's. I'll likely keep them on board for next year but will consider a refresh the following one. 

 

I need to get a chance to work on pitching and chipping as that's holding me back from getting lower. 

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hmfc_liam06
14 hours ago, Tommy Brown said:

 

You were going like a train early on in the season and said you get to 12 no problem.

 

Get's difficult from there, you've maybe started to overthink a bit.

 

Lessons are the way to go. after 45 years, I'm going to get my first lesson soon.

 

Decided I dont get enough length off the tee (Driver), been hitting it ok, just no length, has to be really well hit to get past 185.

I can hit further than that off fairways with a 3w, 5w and hybrids. 

 

 

Yeah had a blazing start to the year, overall I'm delighted how its went. 

 

Over thinking things is definitely something, my mate also reckons I'm brutally harsh on myself at times too but it's hard not to be when you've been pinging shots for months then suddenly start playing terribly.

 

Hopefully a few lessons gets me back on track and get to single figures next year.

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Bigsmak

relax and score better

 

 

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hmfc_liam06

Lesson booked with the club pro on Friday.

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Jamie Walker Tash

Can't hit an iron for shit just now. Driving and putting the best I've ever done since taking up the game yet hitting my irons like I've never played before, rather embarrassing.

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hmfc_liam06

Went for my lesson today, definitely worth it.

 

My issue is my lower body, it's just not moving. Been given a wee drill to work on to get the hips rotating. Already noticing the difference.

 

Hopefully carries on to the course tomorrow when I head out for a wee practice.

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Samuel Camazzola

I played this morning and unless there is a dry spell soon, I think games on parkland courses are coming to an end this season. 

 

Took a stroll by Lundin Links and their track is in tip top condition. Links golf is the way to go from now.  

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merrymac
3 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

I played this morning and unless there is a dry spell soon, I think games on parkland courses are coming to an end this season. 

 

Took a stroll by Lundin Links and their track is in tip top condition. Links golf is the way to go from now.  

Agree ,had a wee trip to Linden Hall a couple of weeks ago, nice track but underfoot like a swamp, god knows what it will be like by December.

Glad I am a member of a links, all year round golf if you want it, the greens are as good now as they have been all season

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hmfc_liam06
7 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

I played this morning and unless there is a dry spell soon, I think games on parkland courses are coming to an end this season. 

 

Took a stroll by Lundin Links and their track is in tip top condition. Links golf is the way to go from now.  

 

Fairmont getting some great praise.

 

I must always pick the bad times to play it as I've never been overly impressed by the greens whenever I've been.

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Samuel Camazzola
Just now, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

Fairmont getting some great praise.

 

I must always pick the bad times to play it as I've never been overly impressed by the greens whenever I've been.

The course was closed for a spell before the tournament week and they've had some of the Dumbarnie green staff assisting the normal team too. The extra hands seem to have been a benefit. 

 

A lot of pros have spoke highly of the greens. In terms of regular pro events, the width of the fairways are quite generous but some of the rough us brutal. 

 

I think some of the images displayed on the coverage will attract a lot of new visitors. 

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Tommy Brown

Jaunt down to Eyemouth this morning.

Forecast was fair all week.

Holes 3, 4 had a heavy drizzle and cold wind. Totally unprepared:sad:

 

Stopped and turned decent. 

First time I've played in fairly calm conditions:lol:

🙊😼👻😩😩😩😫😨

scores were still rank, 9 at 13th.

Thought my partner found his ball, so I  picked up his provisional. He then lost that one, when I put back.

I put myself in the water twice.

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StSow
2 hours ago, Tommy Brown said:

Jaunt down to Eyemouth this morning.

Forecast was fair all week.

Holes 3, 4 had a heavy drizzle and cold wind. Totally unprepared:sad:

 

Stopped and turned decent. 

First time I've played in fairly calm conditions:lol:

🙊😼👻😩😩😩😫😨

scores were still rank, 9 at 13th.

Thought my partner found his ball, so I  picked up his provisional. He then lost that one, when I put back.

I put myself in the water twice.

You must have been out first? We got the brutal drizzly stuff 2nd and 3rd so just behind you. The holes into the wind were playing tough

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Tommy Brown
1 minute ago, StSow said:

You must have been out first? We got the brutal drizzly stuff 2nd and 3rd so just behind you. The holes into the wind were playing tough

We were yes.

We played a good pace until the 13th. All 4 of us had a disaster.

Both pairs had 9s.

Sorry for the delay.:thumbsup:

 

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Tommy Brown
1 minute ago, StSow said:

You must have been out first? We got the brutal drizzly stuff 2nd and 3rd so just behind you. The holes into the wind were playing tough

We were yes.

We played a good pace until the 13th. All 4 of us had a disaster.

Both pairs had 9s.

Sorry for the delay.:thumbsup:

 

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StSow
37 minutes ago, Tommy Brown said:

We were yes.

We played a good pace until the 13th. All 4 of us had a disaster.

Both pairs had 9s.

Sorry for the delay.:thumbsup:

 

Nah no worries at all man. 👍

You'd be miles ahead by the end after I hacked a couple about in the bushes on 15. 

Hope you enjoyed it despite the damp start 👍

 

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Victorian

Was having another look at how the h/c will fare when the WHS starts.   Looks like I will do ok on the average of 8 from 20 calculation (7.4 from 7.8) but quite a few of my better scores are in the older half of the 20.   I did a notional conversion on my last 8 and those scores would put me up from 7.8 to 10.1  😳

 

Better get my finger out next season.

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Samuel Camazzola
10 minutes ago, Victorian said:

Was having another look at how the h/c will fare when the WHS starts.   Looks like I will do ok on the average of 8 from 20 calculation (7.4 from 7.8) but quite a few of my better scores are in the older half of the 20.   I did a notional conversion on my last 8 and those scores would put me up from 7.8 to 10.1  😳

 

Better get my finger out next season.

Are all your scores based at the home club? Otherwise, you'd need to get a note of the relevant course slopes to conduct an accurate calculation. 

 

If you're registered on the Scottish Golf site, all returns will be recorded there but I'm unsure if the slope associated with the tees are displayed. 

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merrymac
6 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Are all your scores based at the home club? Otherwise, you'd need to get a note of the relevant course slopes to conduct an accurate calculation. 

 

If you're registered on the Scottish Golf site, all returns will be recorded there but I'm unsure if the slope associated with the tees are displayed. 

Nothing currently on SGU  re slope, so if you have played in Opens its quite difficult to calculate what your handicap will be.

Our Match Secy just posted the charts on the board , was dizzy looking at them after about 30 seconds. Four full pages of numbers . I am sure we will all get used to it eventually but seems rather complicated to operate for your average golfer without a degree in Maths😀

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Victorian
26 minutes ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Are all your scores based at the home club? Otherwise, you'd need to get a note of the relevant course slopes to conduct an accurate calculation. 

 

If you're registered on the Scottish Golf site, all returns will be recorded there but I'm unsure if the slope associated with the tees are displayed. 

 

Yeah,  no comp scores away from home course.   

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Irufushi

My best 8 from 20 will see me go from 1.9 to 0.8 according to my mate. I didn’t figure it out myself cause I’m a thick ***** . 
 

 

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Victorian
18 minutes ago, Irufushi said:

My best 8 from 20 will see me go from 1.9 to 0.8 according to my mate. I didn’t figure it out myself cause I’m a thick ***** . 
 

 

 

It's a bit algebraic but there are calculators on the Internet you can use.  

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Bigsmak
4 hours ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

According to this I should be off 10.8.

 

https://www.calculator.net/golf-handicap-calculator.html

 

 

Just stuck mine in - should be 3.7 I think I am 4.8 just now. might have missed some adjustments though as my scores dont show if the CSS went up or down.. so it might just be nonsense. 

 

The guy at my club confirmed to me that they would retrospectively be worked out by the SGU / WHS or whatever.. will be interesting to see.. (all my good rounds were not.....not the most recent 12... lol

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Samuel Camazzola

Golf courses in Wales to close for 17 days from Friday. Crazy decision! 

 

Won't put it past the SG to follow this daft approach. 

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hmfc_liam06
5 hours ago, Samuel Camazzola said:

Golf courses in Wales to close for 17 days from Friday. Crazy decision! 

 

Won't put it past the SG to follow this daft approach. 

 

It's things like golf (or any form of exercise) we should be trying our utmost to keep running. There are clear health benefits.

 

I'd sooner see pubs shut than lose schools and golf.

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hmfc_liam06

Can anyone recommend a cheap scope? 

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kila

Get a GPS golf app for your phone instead? 

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Irufushi
43 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

Can anyone recommend a cheap scope? 

I got a cheap bushnell ones 3 years ago (maybe more) £199 i think it was. Still going strong. 

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hmfc_liam06
3 hours ago, Irufushi said:

I got a cheap bushnell ones 3 years ago (maybe more) £199 i think it was. Still going strong. 

 

I'm talking cheap cheap :lol:

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hmfc_liam06
4 hours ago, kila said:

Get a GPS golf app for your phone instead? 

 

I've got the watch there, I'm needing something for the winter to quickly scope distance to winter greens.

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kila
1 minute ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

I've got the watch there, I'm needing something for the winter to quickly scope distance to winter greens.

 

The golf app I use has each hole sketched out from satellite and you can move the target it counts to. By default it is in the middle of the green but can move it anywhere on the hole, such as a bunker or in the case of a winter green somewhere in front that lines up with what you can see.

 

Skip to 1:18 to see what I mean (the images get cached, this guy is loading each course for the first time):

 

 

 

 

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Irufushi
Samuel Camazzola

Played Leven Links today. Good condition and greens great to putt on. 

Loved the 18th with the wide burn in front of the green. 

 

Worth a game if anyone is looking for a change of scenery. 

 

Longniddry this weekend. 

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merrymac
44 minutes ago, hmfc_liam06 said:

 

I'm talking cheap cheap :lol:

No recommendation but here you go £51 new

golfrangefinder, rangefinder, usb, télémètregolf

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Tommy Brown

Myself and a few mates have joined the Fairmont Winter series Stableford.

 

£150. You get 5 rounds and best 3 scores get entered to enter a Final round.

You can go up all Winter for £30 per round and these scores can qualify too.

 

Seems decent, good hour - 75mins drive for us, only drawback for me. Makes it a long day out.

 

Anyone playing in it too (or previous years)?

Is it easy enough to get booked on?

 

I see you can also have a £300 flexible membership (10 rounds) or £500 (20 rounds).

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Samuel Camazzola
37 minutes ago, Tommy Brown said:

Myself and a few mates have joined the Fairmont Winter series Stableford.

 

£150. You get 5 rounds and best 3 scores get entered to enter a Final round.

You can go up all Winter for £30 per round and these scores can qualify too.

 

Seems decent, good hour - 75mins drive for us, only drawback for me. Makes it a long day out.

 

Anyone playing in it too (or previous years)?

Is it easy enough to get booked on?

 

I see you can also have a £300 flexible membership (10 rounds) or £500 (20 rounds).

Hi Tommy. I'm looking to sign up to the winter series. Great deal with chance of qualifying for the finals day and get a 6th round. 

 

As there are two courses, it's pretty easy to get a tee time (although the shorter days will barrow the window). The booking period is very wide so you could secure a time far in advance if required. 

 

I have had one of their membership packages for several years and they are good value. You can book 9 hole options too so if a quick nine or an energetic 27 suits you, it can be accommodated through your account. The membership also comes with a card which gives you 20% discount in the shops and 25% discount in the bars and restaurants. You'll also get 4 spa passes which can be given to friends or family if that's not your thing. 

 

FYI, there are also two upcoming Texas Scrambles (one this Sunday I believe) which are around £35 a head. Good value again. 👍 

 

Enjoy! 

 

 

 

 

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StSow

My projected WHS handicap is available on the Scottish golf app. 

Dunno if it's just my club or throughout Scotland. 

Down 0.3

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merrymac
21 minutes ago, StSow said:

My projected WHS handicap is available on the Scottish golf app. 

Dunno if it's just my club or throughout Scotland. 

Down 0.3

Hi Mate,

Just checked the App and cant see anything? Where does it show it?

Used Liam's calculator and it has me down from 4.9 to 3.4 would like to check if that is correct

Cheers

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StSow
30 minutes ago, merrymac said:

Hi Mate,

Just checked the App and cant see anything? Where does it show it?

Used Liam's calculator and it has me down from 4.9 to 3.4 would like to check if that is correct

Cheers

The blue box with your h/cap at the top left of screen, click that then "projected WHS index" 

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Irufushi
3 minutes ago, StSow said:

The blue box with your h/cap at the top left of screen, click that then "projected WHS index" 

Just checked mine, I’m projected 0.9 so down from 1.9 👍

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merrymac
7 minutes ago, StSow said:

The blue box with your h/cap at the top left of screen, click that then "projected WHS index" 

Thanks for the info.

Don't seem to have this anywhere?

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