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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:33 pm

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thanks all, i think i need to get a rangefinder.

Hi Chia, if you genuinely interested in getting a Rangefinder PM me. I got a Bushnell Yardage Pro Scout Model 20-0002 cosmetic rating 9.7/10, A1 working condition. No box though. Easy to use but as it is hand held, your breathing will be the only factor in getting absolute accuracy. I have no problem though. Just thinking of upgrading to GPS. Will take photo only if interested. Looking at $350.00. Tks.

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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 12:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 3:19 pm

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Titu,

We really will appreciate if you didn't turn every other thread into a personal sale for your wares thanks.

If you are keen to sell your items, please use the marketplace or if u wanna deal with the person direct, there is a pm function.

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OKie understood. Originally do not have any intention to sell. Forgot can use the PM function....pai seh pai seh Embarassed

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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:05 pm

my two cents: range balls have lower compression than normal balls so that they don't fly so far and make it harder for the poor helper to pick up. also some ranges wash their balls by soaking them in water, making them lose their shape.

i played golf with a semi-pro swedish exchange student once, he said when we go to the range we should only be looking out for ball flight, not distance because it's never accurate. so... range practice is only for ball flight, and actual golf course games with shiny new golf balls is for flight and distance.
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:38 pm

lol that's good! so my 180m drives actually go around 200m? haha something to console myself with the next time i'm at the range. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:43 pm

duhIndustries wrote:
my two cents: range balls have lower compression than normal balls so that they don't fly so far and make it harder for the poor helper to pick up. also some ranges wash their balls by soaking them in water, making them lose their shape.

i played golf with a semi-pro swedish exchange student once, he said when we go to the range we should only be looking out for ball flight, not distance because it's never accurate. so... range practice is only for ball flight, and actual golf course games with shiny new golf balls is for flight and distance.

sometimes the ball flight quite misleading also. my trajectory seems to be very weird with balls at certain ranges, which i SHALL NAME because the range owner does not seem to want to change his balls at all. the balls at turf city gives me extremely weird trajectories, always dipping at the end. some of the balls even have cracks in them, and trust me, u'll be surprised at the way the ball flies on certain shots. some of them are so botak, and the trajectory is so weird, u will understand why dimples were invented in the first place.

anyway, i go to the range mainly to check my ball striking also.
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:49 pm

Yup, no dimple, no fly....
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:54 pm

wah.. this kinda reevaluates why you SHOULD go to the range in the first place huh.. i'm usually so concerned about distance and i tend to neglect the ball-striking aspect of it. sometimes 200+ balls and go by in a little over an hour.. hmmm i gotta spend more quality time as opposed to quantity time now.
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:51 pm

Tituman wrote:
S70B wrote:
Titu,

We really will appreciate if you didn't turn every other thread into a personal sale for your wares thanks.

If you are keen to sell your items, please use the marketplace or if u wanna deal with the person direct, there is a pm function.

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OKie understood. Originally do not have any intention to sell. Forgot can use the PM function....pai seh pai seh Embarassed

Titu

Thanks for your offer tituman. i discuss with my golf kaki first. PM you if needed.
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:44 pm

Ironfist, you seow ah? 200+ balls in just over an hour? Ur just pounding away la.... 100 balls last me that long. And tired better stop, or you'll just be ingraining mistakes into your muscle memory.

Quality time is right way to go, take time to evaluate each shot and it's flight. Or do drills to ingrain a move. And practice whole pre-shot routine with each shot, then you'll come close to at least replicating some of what is required on the course bro.
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:20 am

haha yeah sometimes i have whole range sessions where i don't even sit down! i like to hit balls lah! Razz but now i'm beginning to slow down and take my time. even look at the wind and judge speed and TRY and spin balls against the wind or some stunt like that. haha
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:57 am

200+ balls in less than 1 hour is hardcore, IF. It takes me about twice that time to get through 200 balls. I find that I practice better when I hit, pause and try to figure out why my ball went right. Then I fix my shot and hit again.

Too many shots taken too rapidly doesn't work for me. In fact, I'm fearful that it may cause me to adopt bad swings which I'm not conscious of.

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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:33 am

got it folks. i'll slow it down and i'm sure at that kind of pace eventually my spleen's gonna rupture or something. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:35 am

I go to the range as a social event with coworkers and friends or to give minor coaching to beginners.

Range also good for destress Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:59 am

one way to control the desire to just keep pounding away is not to take so many balls from the machine at 1 go...

sometimes i go range and see golfers reach their bay, first thg they do is to go to machine and draw 2 big basket of balls, pour onto the bay tray and starting pounding away... naturally you will be less likely to think through your shots/setup...

i try to take no more than 30 or 45 each time, finish, then take more.... though i make more trips to machine, it gives me a time to think and rest also...

try if it will work for you...
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:08 am

sunny wrote:
Actually tpy uses yards and not metres. Their distance is very short. Range balls typically go shorter by ten percent. It could also be that you never catch the ball flush in the range but got one hot. I had hit my irons a gd 20m long on solid contact

Agree that range balls go lesser by 10-15%.

However, nothing compares to those range balls at the old Singa Inn.... balls there simply CMI. Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Fri Nov 06, 2009 8:12 am

taking a few balls at a time is always good....

I have some routine at the range:

1. About 20 balls to warm up from wedge to 6 iron.
2. Then start with driver. Visualise that I am playing and teeing up as if on the course itself.
3. Second shot, maybe a 7 iron for par 4, and see if can make GIR.
4. Start routine again for another hole say par 5.

Overall it makes my time at the range more interesting and helps to analyse your shots with full concentration as if you are playing it for real.....
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Fri Nov 06, 2009 10:07 am

Ooniik, doesn't that format of practice result in less consistent practice with a particular club? The constant swapping of clubs to use doesn't allow you to properly identify and correct your errors (if any).

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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:59 am

more like 30% shorter for drivers cause i am suppose to carry 260m
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:04 pm

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more like 30% shorter for drivers cause i am suppose to carry 260m
Razz

I can carry the ball 260m and more... so long as the ball sits in my pocket while I walk.

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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Fri Nov 06, 2009 5:11 pm

ralphlim wrote:
one way to control the desire to just keep pounding away is not to take so many balls from the machine at 1 go...

sometimes i go range and see golfers reach their bay, first thg they do is to go to machine and draw 2 big basket of balls, pour onto the bay tray and starting pounding away... naturally you will be less likely to think through your shots/setup...

i try to take no more than 30 or 45 each time, finish, then take more.... though i make more trips to machine, it gives me a time to think and rest also...

try if it will work for you...

Good tip Ralph!

I also seldom go to the range with a full bag...firstly it is bloody heavy, secondly I tend to get the urge to try other clubs.

As such, I use my Sunday bag to bring only select clubs so I dont have any other choice.

I tend to bring:

Only Wedges

Only Woods/Driver

Only Irons

I'd like to think that it helps my game but based on my scores....maybe not lol!
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:13 pm

wah i don't think i can bear to do that.. haha i don't get the chance to go to the range often so each time i go i have to at least hit every club in the bag.. i do regulate the amount of balls i pour into the tray though.. about 15 each club. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Sat Nov 07, 2009 1:16 am

TPY range is yard meh?
I don't think so wor.

Cos all my club distance measured at other range is the same at TPY. Very Happy

In the course, I play 1 club lesser compared to range.
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Sat Nov 07, 2009 2:21 am

Technospaz wrote:
Ooniik, doesn't that format of practice result in less consistent practice with a particular club? The constant swapping of clubs to use doesn't allow you to properly identify and correct your errors (if any).

Hi TS,

Please allow me to add my input.

I also follow this same practice routine but only for the 2nd half. The 1st half, I practice a particular club with a few hits. After about 60-70 balls, I do what Ooniik does as this allows you to have a "simulated" feel of how it is like to play on the course. you hit your driver first/ followed by woods / hybrids/ short irons / approach shots.
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PostSubject: Re: range ball distance   Sat Nov 07, 2009 11:32 am

hmm i think tpy should be yards.. i hit my 50* GW at the 100 mark there and when i go to MBGC i hit it around 90 thereabouts.
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