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PostSubject: Start of a Journey,   Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:12 pm

Hi all,

It is about 4 month since hitting my first golf ball. Really never expected it to be so hard given that i been into sports of all kind since young. (table tennis, badminton, soccer, basket ball...etc.)

Its one kind of hard trying to be good at this sport in a short time. Everybody keep telling me that i takes time but being the sportsman that i am, its get really fustrating. Its like people ranging from small kid to old man all doing better than me.

At some point during the 4 months, i seriously thought of giving up and throw in the towel and say this sport is not for me. But i cant get over the fact that i was beaten by this little white ball. So i endure, practice and be receptive to other people comments to get better.

Im now at the stage where i can say that im begining to enjoy the game more or less because i was able to hit the ball toward the hole more often than hiting the gound, topping, slicing, hooking, moving 1 metre from the original position..etc

Every game now is a learning experience and may be a sport that will follow me for a long time.
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:18 pm

Absolutely.

After 3 years - I'm still learning as well.

Don't give up on this game !
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:49 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:04 pm

traix wrote:
Hi all,

It is about 4 month since hitting my first golf ball. Really never expected it to be so hard given that i been into sports of all kind since young. (table tennis, badminton, soccer, basket ball...etc.)

Its one kind of hard trying to be good at this sport in a short time. Everybody keep telling me that i takes time but being the sportsman that i am, its get really fustrating. Its like people ranging from small kid to old man all doing better than me.

At some point during the 4 months, i seriously thought of giving up and throw in the towel and say this sport is not for me. But i cant get over the fact that i was beaten by this little white ball. So i endure, practice and be receptive to other people comments to get better.

Im now at the stage where i can say that im begining to enjoy the game more or less because i was able to hit the ball toward the hole more often than hiting the gound, topping, slicing, hooking, moving 1 metre from the original position..etc

Every game now is a learning experience and may be a sport that will follow me for a long time.

Bro, 4 months and you are able to hit the ball towards the hole instead of ground, top, slice, hook ...

i must say .. thats a fantastic result !!!!

i played 4 years, but still at the ground, top, slice, hook stage ....
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:24 pm

s-killer wrote:
traix wrote:
Hi all,

It is about 4 month since hitting my first golf ball. Really never expected it to be so hard given that i been into sports of all kind since young. (table tennis, badminton, soccer, basket ball...etc.)

Its one kind of hard trying to be good at this sport in a short time. Everybody keep telling me that i takes time but being the sportsman that i am, its get really fustrating. Its like people ranging from small kid to old man all doing better than me.

At some point during the 4 months, i seriously thought of giving up and throw in the towel and say this sport is not for me. But i cant get over the fact that i was beaten by this little white ball. So i endure, practice and be receptive to other people comments to get better.

Im now at the stage where i can say that im begining to enjoy the game more or less because i was able to hit the ball toward the hole more often than hiting the gound, topping, slicing, hooking, moving 1 metre from the original position..etc

Every game now is a learning experience and may be a sport that will follow me for a long time.

Bro, 4 months and you are able to hit the ball towards the hole instead of ground, top, slice, hook ...

i must say .. thats a fantastic result !!!!

i played 4 years, but still at the ground, top, slice, hook stage ....

Hi s-killer. I not saying that im not doing all those things just that im doing less now. thus enjoying the game more instead of cursing, swearing and getting fustrated. And thanks for the encouragment.
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:26 pm

thank you for sharing! it was inspirational
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:27 pm

Bro

You know wat u need?

U need people who understands ur pain. Pls join us in our events.....

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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:47 pm

Well I'm just 1mth after u bro. I totally understand ur feeling.
As e Chinese saying goes, on stage 1 min, below stage is 10yrs..
Let us enjoy e journey Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Mon Jul 26, 2010 10:22 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:25 am

Totally understand bro, the thought of giving up golf crossed my mind more than a couple of times.

Preserverance really does pays off.
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:27 am

Tian wrote:
Totally understand bro, the thought of giving up golf crossed my mind more than a couple of times.

Preserverance really does pays off.

Swinging the way you do after less than a year want to give up golf? Sure or not?

Or just trying to butter up your next victim? ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:42 am

traix, i'm a good example----- i gave the game up for 4 yrs (for various reasons). Only just picked it back up. ..

Hang in there!!

Aiya. I always tell ppl: Just enjoy the time spent. If not good then how to improve. haha. Anyways, I can assure you--it's gonna be a love-hate relationship with this sport. That is what makes it so much more interesting (in my opinion--and possibly why I was drawn back to it).

Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:44 am

Birdman wrote:
Tian wrote:
Totally understand bro, the thought of giving up golf crossed my mind more than a couple of times.

Preserverance really does pays off.

Swinging the way you do after less than a year want to give up golf? Sure or not?

Or just trying to butter up your next victim? ROFL

Aiyah, dont pecha my lobang leh.

But really, golf is way tougher than any other sport i've played. Maybe that's why i love it so much.

Heng heng my girlfriend is an avid golfer as well or else i think i would have stayed single for the rest of my life. HAHAHA!
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:49 am

Hang in there Traix, sounds like you got bit by the bug good already.

This will be a life long love-hate relationship with the game of golf. You will experience improvement, many a plateau, and even find your golf heading south before heading northwards again. Improvements I've found in my experience, also comes in spurts rather than small incremental doses. Such is the beauty and frustration that is this game.

The most comforting thing to know is that now you have support from fellow addicts.
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:49 am

The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where ...

It's a long, long road
From which there is no return



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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:53 am

Tian, all anyone has to do is see who you constantly join for golf in GR and people will know your standard already.

Your WTB post of x-forged (heads only ah) also pechar your own lobang. Surely you not buying the clubs for your girlfriend right? ROFL

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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:54 am

eiji wrote:
The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where ...

It's a long, long road
From which there is no return



Hello... Twilight Zone ah?
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:55 am

that song's first part very relevant to Golf's journey

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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:57 am

eiji wrote:
that song's first part very relevant to Golf's journey

He Ain't Heavy, He's My Bladder? ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:59 am

Birdman wrote:
eiji wrote:
The road is long
With many a winding turn
That leads us to who knows where
Who knows where ...

It's a long, long road
From which there is no return



Hello... Twilight Zone ah?

Oei.. people got ink la! haha. what twilight zone. Aiyoooo.

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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 1:00 am

Birdman wrote:
Tian, all anyone has to do is see who you constantly join for golf in GR and people will know your standard already.

Your WTB post of x-forged (heads only ah) also pechar your own lobang. Surely you not buying the clubs for your girlfriend right? ROFL

Topic OFF

HAHAHA! Razz

My old one kenna stolen by her liao, thts why need to find a new one! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:51 am

mine still continuing... Smile

same same~~
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:20 am

Quote :
Birdman wrote:
Tian, all anyone has to do is see who you constantly join for golf in GR and people will know your standard already.

Your WTB post of x-forged (heads only ah) also pechar your own lobang. Surely you not buying the clubs for your girlfriend right? ROFL

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Girlfren....someone who plays golf? eh...intro leh!!!

If not mistaken, there is a criteria to play with this young man. I am trying to make it to the 1st cut line
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 8:39 am

Traix,

Sounds like your journey is somewhat close to mine...started exactly in 02 April 2010 (1st lesson) ......

I used to do a lot of sports too... rugby,football, tennis , lure fishing (if thats considered even a sport) and these sports come with bigger balls (size wise)

To get ourselves beaten by this small white (sometimes green,pink or purple) ball, does get a bit frustrating, but I'm sure u remembered the first time you hit the 7 iron and the ball flew a nice trajectory and favourable distance with a "swing" and not a hit...

Armed with the memory of that "swing", you will now try to emulate this into your every shot via mental and muscle memory , BUT, the golf gods can be cruel...some days you totally lose that "swing" and u end up with a "hit" with a loud thud!!!!.. fat shots, tops etc....

So congrats to you and of course beginners like us needs to keep motivating each other to move on and forward from here.... never give up... but of course, like some of the bros here mentioned, we have to train "smartly"...

The first "smart" thing I did after 1 mth plus of stagnation with my swing.. I got myself another pro to twitch my swing... So far its been helping... got 8 lessons to go..Smile

So since we're both beginners, lets go for a game sometime, Smile hah...

Enjoy bro!
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PostSubject: Re: Start of a Journey,   Tue Jul 27, 2010 9:14 am

Thanks for all the comments and encouragement. Glad that im not alone in this journey. Before picking up golf all i know is watching tv and how easy they do it and tell myself how hard can it be... hahahaa, how wrong i was.

Hope to be good enough to join some bros/gals here for games in the future.
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