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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:50 pm

Anybody like the band "Heart?"

I heard the song "alone" today for the first time in a long time. Great song! Then I listened to the song "Straight On" and was really in the groove as I walked to work.



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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:52 pm

This chart may give you all a guide



Taken from http://probablegolfinstruction.com/PGI%20Newsletter/news09-07-04.htm

Can't find anything on driving distance however
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:55 pm

punkrockpga wrote:
Anybody like the band "Heart?"

I heard the song "alone" today for the first time in a long time. Great song! Then I listened to the song "Straight On" and was really in the groove as I walked to work.




I like "all I wanna do is make love to you" more than "alone" Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 3:57 pm

Tronos, 200m is short hor, I drive a little over that and I am usually one of the first to hit my 2nd shot.

150m for a drive? Then better be ready for red tee and skirt jokes. Quite a handful of GRians already hit their 7 irons that far, not me though.
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:10 pm

i hit my driver 200m only.. sometimes less.. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:11 pm

mizzy wrote:
i hit my driver 200m only.. sometimes less.. Embarassed

Nonsense. Dun start buaya talk here lor Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:13 pm

pushslice wrote:
mizzy wrote:
i hit my driver 200m only.. sometimes less.. Embarassed

Nonsense. Dun start buaya talk here lor Razz

ya lor...darm buaya lor....

unlike me, i always speak the truth, like "I hardly drive beyond 180m".....keke
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:16 pm

The other day I tried chili chocolate ice cream. So cold, yet so spicey. I liked it but my wife didn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 4:59 pm

Birdman wrote:
Tronos, 200m is short hor, I drive a little over that and I am usually one of the first to hit my 2nd shot.

150m for a drive? Then better be ready for red tee and skirt jokes. Quite a handful of GRians already hit their 7 irons that far, not me though.

for many golfers 200m is quite long liao to drive with at acceptable fairway %.

Maybe i have been writing with the wrong perspective, 200m is actually avg (or short for a certain age bracket) and it good to have an avg driving distance Sad


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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:00 pm

punkrockpga wrote:
The other day I tried chili chocolate ice cream. So cold, yet so spicey. I liked it but my wife didn't.
ne ponimayu.. don't understand.. very chim...Question scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:07 pm

tronos wrote:
Birdman wrote:
Tronos, 200m is short hor, I drive a little over that and I am usually one of the first to hit my 2nd shot.

150m for a drive? Then better be ready for red tee and skirt jokes. Quite a handful of GRians already hit their 7 irons that far, not me though.

for many golfers 200m is quite long liao to drive with at acceptable fairway %.

Maybe i have been writing with the wrong perspective, 200m is actually avg (or short for a certain age bracket) and it good to have an avg driving distance Sad
Maybe you arrange to play with Loudmouth or Mengteck71 or Coastguy.. I had the honour and privilege to play with all three of them during our GR Anniversary game and then I understood what is average drive. Also proved that you don't have to be big to drive long.. darned long!!
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:20 pm

I tracked mizzy's stats over the 2 games I played with him last weekend ...

avg drive 210m
fairways 12/14
GIR 6/18
scrambling 10%
avg score 90
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:32 pm

Mizzy

of the 12 times you missed green in regulation, only one time made par (Scrambling 10%)

it's obvious where you need to improve to go to top Div 1. Go find cure to your kryptonite Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:14 pm

wow ZX, thanks for the tracking.. you are my personal golf tracker now. hehe

yes my chipping is bad.. that's why i putt onto green if possible. if the sand is hard and the lip is flat, i'll putt.
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:06 pm

Anyone want to learn how to hit the driver farther?
I can teach you how to do it. Probably straighter too.

In fact I would love to teach you how!
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:52 am

Food for thought ... is it eaiser to

1) Hit a 3hybrid as accurately as a 6 iron (both to optimal distance)

or ...

2) Gain 30 more meters from your driver

I understand that it does depend on what skill level you are currently at ... would appreciate comments from all alike

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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:00 am

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Food for thought ... is it eaiser to

1) Hit a 3hybrid as accurately as a 6 iron (both to optimal distance)

or ...

2) Gain 30 more meters from your driver

I understand that it does depend on what skill level you are currently at ... would appreciate comments from all alike

hey bro, so here is my SOP in such situation.

1. I play fm the back....if my follow-up shot is 100m or less fm the green regardless of whether I use option #1 or #2, then I will go with option #1.

2. However if my follow-up shot with option #1 is >100m fm the green while option #2 will be <100m fm the green, then option #2 for me.

why 100m le? coz my comfy distance...

Disclaimer: The above is solely based on my approach to my chick shit coourse mgmt teachings...
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:34 am

pushslice wrote:
What is under rated amongst us leisure golfers?

1. Hitting fairway woods off the deck at least 180m and STRAIGHT
2. Pitch ON to the green from 30 to 80m
3. Chip CLOSE to the pin
4. Getting out of bunkers in ONE try and ON to the green

I see quite a few long driver with handicap 18 and above, but it's even more rare to see a high handicaper who can do the above four skills

To see a high handicapper do the above, it can only mean 2 things, the stars and planets are all in alignment and wearing red underwear OR the player is a super BUAYA.
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:41 am

winston. Wah sia.....your this avatar damn power!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:41 am

Winston wrote:
pushslice wrote:
What is under rated amongst us leisure golfers?

1. Hitting fairway woods off the deck at least 180m and STRAIGHT
2. Pitch ON to the green from 30 to 80m
3. Chip CLOSE to the pin
4. Getting out of bunkers in ONE try and ON to the green

I see quite a few long driver with handicap 18 and above, but it's even more rare to see a high handicaper who can do the above four skills

To see a high handicapper do the above, it can only mean 2 things, the stars and planets are all in alignment and wearing red underwear OR the player is a super BUAYA.

that is why PS cannot be label as high handicapper, he can do all these EASILY....haha !!!
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:45 am

hello, if I can do that, I would jio ZX for a game every week pig What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:56 am

pushslice wrote:
hello, if I can do that, I would jio ZX for a game every week pig What a Face

haha....from our batam game, i can see u can do all these leh...i'm still struggling to do any one of these....haha !!!

so, i can still call myself as high handicapper lor...haha !!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:48 pm

I personally feel that Long drives are not necessarily a good thing, I would prefer accurate drives. The reason behind this being long can still cause you to end up in roughs making you 2nd shot more difficult. Or it may cause you to be in position whereby it does not allow you to attack the green unless you can control the ball really well.

I look at this from the point of being a weekend warrior and fulltime hacker. A bogey or double bogey is perfectly fine for me.

Going up 1 or 2 tees is not something I even want to think about as it presents a completly different set of problems as you have to completly re-think your approach and how you play the hole.
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:51 pm

pushslice wrote:
hello, if I can do that, I would jio ZX for a game every week pig What a Face

patiently waiting for your invitation
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PostSubject: Re: Long Drives and Greens in Reguation are over rated (Part 1)   Tue Jul 19, 2011 2:05 pm

zhenxua wrote:
pushslice wrote:
hello, if I can do that, I would jio ZX for a game every week pig What a Face

patiently waiting for your invitation

really do appreciate your patience. It's going to be a while. Laughing
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