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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Thu Mar 17, 2011 5:51 pm

After reading all the posts, why I have a feeling that

Ah Pek = Good short game, in maths, Good short game = Ah Pek

Lidat I better train harder on my driver, I don't want to be an Ah Pek ..... No
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:01 pm

jimmychoo wrote:

Ah Pek = Good short game, in maths, Good short game = Ah Pek

ROFL

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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:43 pm

Duval_S wrote:


When I am feeling down, after the 1st tee off, I will remembver your words ' Not scared you Long, only scared you Accurate '!!!


actually hor it should be "Not scared you LONG, only scared you HENG".........
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:44 pm

jimmychoo wrote:
After reading all the posts, why I have a feeling that

Ah Pek = Good short game, in maths, Good short game = Ah Pek


heng, my short game no good..... liddat cannot call me ah pek liao
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:46 pm

slinger wrote:
jimmychoo wrote:
After reading all the posts, why I have a feeling that

Ah Pek = Good short game, in maths, Good short game = Ah Pek


heng, my short game no good..... liddat cannot call me ah pek liao

hmmm....we shall see tmr. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:51 pm

okok, i let u see twr.....


how abt we play vegas?? winner buy lunch at jumbo
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:52 am

My answer to the above is no! Golf is a game of excellence, which means there is no perfection, and no exceptions... ppl just keep getting better. It is certainly not a game that we can leave it to chance. In fact, it demands a high level of consciousness, such that one is fully aware of why and how he hit a good shot, couple with ones ability to repeat that in different grounds.

The truth is A par is not enough, you want a birdie!! one has to hit it long and accurate, not a either or.. A short hitter with accuracy maintain the high probability of error as he has to hit more shots on varying terrain.

My thoughts are... accuracy can be cured with swing correction. A swing correction often works on the virtue that, regardless of any club that i use.. i have the ability to hit a good shot. With these, the dependency on distance is very much lower, because if my drive is short, i could still land a good wood/hybrid on the green!

However, distance is direct proportional to flexibility. Swing speed =Angle turned(distance)/time. Assuming time is constant, and therefore increasing turned angle equal increasing swing speed. It demands stringent works on flexibility like shoulder and hip turn angle etc.. and as we aged and not maintaining health would certainly decrease these flexibilities. Tom Watson is a good example of having age at 60+ and yet able to sustain a great shoulder turn angle of >90 degree to drive 300yrds(270m)

Therefore to increase distance, my thoughts are to search for ppl like Somax Performance group who has expertise to increase turn angles, something that is not achieve by merely stretching everyday... although it does help a bit!

cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:06 am

Question scratching my head.. Angle turned, time, health....what?

Didnt u read the real life examples? Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:16 am

Real life examples, huh? Try getting your ass kicked by an old guy who drove 50 meters behind you! I shot 78 by the way and we were playing scratch.

Yes, my own bitter experience throughout the year... pirat


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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:23 am

It's not how you drive but how your arrive that counts Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:53 am

Yarra wrote:
Real life examples, huh? Try getting your ass kicked by an old guy who drove 50 meters behind you! I shot 78 by the way and we were playing scratch.

Yes, my own bitter experience throughout the year... pirat

Is...you didnt mention about your dad Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:02 am

But with such a limitation in driving distance, it'd be a real accomplishment to be a single handicapper.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:19 am

Long drives no longer scare me......those that scare me are those who are so accurate on their approach (120m or lower) pLus able to chip on any lie.

Joined a flight with this uncle at mbgc. Every wedge approach is pin high and most of his chip was max 5 ft from pin. Si bei stress!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:26 am

Or in shifu's words...... scared HENG! ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:37 am

asahi wrote:
But with such a limitation in driving distance, it'd be a real accomplishment to be a single handicapper.

I dun think its really a limitation. People who drives 210m and still play low scores are people who know which is the area to work on. Driver, maximum 14 shots, putting example is 36 shots. Then you are left with 30 over shots of good iron, fwd and hybrid shots. So you should know better which is the area to work on.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:02 am

I agree with Duffy.

210m smack in the center of the fairway.
190m with a 3W
100m with a PW

That should clear most of the Par 5s.

I'm expecting that with a person of that caliber, his/her iron and FW shots must be pretty darn good. It's not so much the distance but the ability to control the ball and shape shots. That's more critical, if you ask me.

While distance gives an advantage, nothing beats the ability to work the irons and wedges Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:51 am

or driver, 3 hybrid, 8i and two putt or one chip and one putt if u miss the green

disclaimer: see Captain's disclaimer (must be proficient in all aspects of golf dept) Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 9:26 am

Fairwind wrote:
My answer to the above is no! Golf is a game of excellence, which means there is no perfection, and no exceptions... ppl just keep getting better. It is certainly not a game that we can leave it to chance. In fact, it demands a high level of consciousness, such that one is fully aware of why and how he hit a good shot, couple with ones ability to repeat that in different grounds.

The truth is A par is not enough, you want a birdie!! one has to hit it long and accurate, not a either or.. A short hitter with accuracy maintain the high probability of error as he has to hit more shots on varying terrain.

My thoughts are... accuracy can be cured with swing correction. A swing correction often works on the virtue that, regardless of any club that i use.. i have the ability to hit a good shot. With these, the dependency on distance is very much lower, because if my drive is short, i could still land a good wood/hybrid on the green!

However, distance is direct proportional to flexibility. Swing speed =Angle turned(distance)/time. Assuming time is constant, and therefore increasing turned angle equal increasing swing speed. It demands stringent works on flexibility like shoulder and hip turn angle etc.. and as we aged and not maintaining health would certainly decrease these flexibilities. Tom Watson is a good example of having age at 60+ and yet able to sustain a great shoulder turn angle of >90 degree to drive 300yrds(270m)

Therefore to increase distance, my thoughts are to search for ppl like Somax Performance group who has expertise to increase turn angles, something that is not achieve by merely stretching everyday... although it does help a bit!

cheers


Hur??? I dont really understand the relevance of your post ! are u saying to be a single hcp you need to increase tee off distance or ...... flexibilities needed .... also must need birdies ??

P.s. to increase distant we do not need to increase turn angles to achieve distance !
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 10:55 am

Fairwind, what you had mentioned is more like a pro requirement. What we talking here is single handicap.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 11:56 am

Can drive but cannot arrive is equally bad. I ever played with a 60yrs old Sr caddie. No distance but damn accurate. He consistently scores btwn 75-80, blue tee, any shot within 120m - deadly. Therefore, it's possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:31 pm

We r all entitled to our game n our own assessment of the game.

I choose to believe that distance n accuracy are both impt. Many ppl says it is how u arrive. To me, it is both.. how i start n how i arrive both equally impt. I believe that makes me a better n stronger golfer. My journey to be my single handicapper.

Single handicap is just a grade.

Regardless of opinions, assessment... Ultimately let's just enjoy the game. Smile

Thank you for your pointers n feedback. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:42 pm

Now that makes more sense bro...

Actually no one is saying distance is totally irrelevant......., but anyways. Enjoy your game and best of luck in becoming a single!


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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:06 pm

Think we kinda beat this to death liao.


I am plannning to start another ' How important is luck ' ....hahahaha
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PostSubject: Re: Is it Possible to play to a single handicap with a 210 metre drive?   Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:15 pm

Important but not as important as using the latest and greatest hot list gold award equipment! ROFL
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