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PostSubject: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:49 am

A few times I went range, I kept hearing folks telling their frens that certain irons shld go certain distance eg 8 iron , shld go 130-140 m.

Listening to them, I think I am not even an under achiever, more like un-achiever !!!!! I can even reach that distance with my 7 iron consistently!!

How and where in the world such expectation come about? I hv a feel that the new Y-generation are too good
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 11:17 am

even tour players there are short hitters and long hitters... i tink they are more concern about the 'meat' rather than the 'motion'
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:12 pm

At the end of the round it's how many.
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 12:24 pm

Dun get sucked into it... get swing consistent and everything else will come along.
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:03 pm

distance is meaningless without accuracy and also "drive for show , putt for dought". what you want off your iron play is to be close to the pin . i prefer to hit my iron 10 m shorter but 10ft nearer to the pin than be 10m longer but be everywhere except near the pin .


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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:07 pm

I am definitely under achiever. When I wan to back spin 2 ft, sometimes overspin until 4 ft. Damn tulan!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:49 pm

I under achieve too.

I should be playing more golf but can only do so......once a week.....hiaz...
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:52 pm

Asahi, you once a week now 1 once a mth!

Somehow, I play better once a mth. I think this screwed-up methodolgy of 'keeping all the good shots and forgetting all the bad' from DS is actually true!

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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 1:57 pm

Yea......Duval's threads have some measure of profound wisdom in them.

That's why I make it a point to post in his threads. haha
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:21 pm

why worry about distance and iron. you play to your own standard and as long as you win all the best, who cares what your 8 iron distance is ?

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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 4:56 pm

I heard of one uncle from my frd tat is,he just use only a 3 iron to play the whole 18 hole.Do u guys know this uncle and why he do tat?
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:10 pm

Thanks bro asahi and s70b. I am especially glad that my belief of good shot retention is slowly gaining acceptance.

Ple pardon my english coz I actually meant to ask why and where the Y-gen has such acceptance that certain irons shld travel such distance?

Could it be that the gen-x folks hv lower expectation?
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:18 pm

How do you define "Underchiever"?

To me if you complete a hole in the least number of strokes, you have attain great achivement. Never mind the position of the ball before you hole out.
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:10 pm

Of course, the great Seve is well-known for doing that.

He did it because he was poor and only had one club to play with when he was young...but I can imagine always hitting out of greenside bunkers to a short pin with a 3 iron makes for a short game genius very quickly.
Kengnam wrote:
I heard of one uncle from my frd tat is,he just use only a 3 iron to play the whole 18 hole.Do u guys know this uncle and why he do tat?
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:43 am

entity wrote:
Of course, the great Seve is well-known for doing that.

He did it because he was poor and only had one club to play with when he was young...but I can imagine always hitting out of greenside bunkers to a short pin with a 3 iron makes for a short game genius very quickly.
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I heard of one uncle from my frd tat is,he just use only a 3 iron to play the whole 18 hole.Do u guys know this uncle and why he do tat?

Greenside bunker with a 3 iron... Wow!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:34 am

I also under achieve. I hit 8-4i all same distance, approximately 130m. sigh
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:28 pm

Seen alot of threads and discussion about distance. Agree accuracy is more important. However, distance is an advantage especially in some of the longer SG courses, in my humble opinion.

Without going to the extreme end about "2 on" a Par 5, but certain long par 4s you will have difficulty to GIR if your drive is short. E.g in RCC / JCC there are some Par 4s which are 400+ m.

Plus, if you can drive 200-220M, you often get to use 8,9,P / wedges for the approach shot. It is easier to get the shot nearer the green if you are starting off closer.

Know this because I play with my Dad quite often. Due to his age, he can't really hit far. So when my brother and I approach the green with Irons, he was using his woods. Tend to be harder for him and he often aims to go for the chip and putt.
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Mon Nov 14, 2011 2:36 pm

GIR, now that's another one. " aiya, cannot put on!"
How many GIRS does one expect to hit in 1 round if he/she is playing in the 90s?
6/8/10/12/14?
If one plays the game with realist expectations, it WILL be more fun, for everyone.


P.s. I am happy when I get to play once every mth. Period.
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PostSubject: Re: Are u an under achiever in golf?   Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:52 pm

Miserably wet rainy day at Bukit Beruntung, last hole, Hole 9, par 4, 386m. So much rain, lost about a box of ProV1's already. Plenty of plugged balls disappearing in the fairway or rough. Battery dying in buggy. Shoes filling with mud.

Seeing how it was the last tee off of the day, gave it a nice meaty whack.

"That carried about 230m," said my playing partner. True enough, it went well past the 150m marker, right side of the fairway. About 130m left, pin tucked well at the back of the sloping green, so playing about 140m, water in between.

8 iron, full swing, tracking... tracking... chasing the flag.... pin high! About 3 footer left. Read the break twice just to be sure. Made the birdie putt.

"You just birdied the index 1 hole," my helpful partner commented again.

And that's the hole I remember. Especially the 256m tee shot (I just calculated for this post and realized it total distance, I thought it was more around 240m), and the fact it was almost 30m further than the nearest ball. Not the chip-in par, and not the couple of long putts that went in. Nor the lost balls, nor pushing the buggy with a dead battery. All the problems were forgotten because of that one tee shot setting up the sole birdie on the last hole.

Human nature.

Now, if I can only repeat that swing consistently and save a fortune on ProV1's.... Rolling Eyes
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