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Posted: 2/15/2017 10:03:56 PM EDT
Any tips. Right now my plan is to drink until I get better. It works work pool and darts.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:06:25 PM EDT
[#1]
Loose grip. Loose muscles. Swing waaaaaaaaaaay slower than you think you need to.'

<<< Golf Pro for over a decade  
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:09:02 PM EDT
[#2]
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Loose grip. Loose muscles. Swing waaaaaaaaaaay slower than you think you need to.'

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Good advice in the first post? Are you aware of how things work around here teener?
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:12:46 PM EDT
[#3]
No clue. I just drive the golf cart and drink beer. How else are you supposed to play golf?
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:14:30 PM EDT
[#4]
I my experience, consumption of one can of full strength beer per hole, makes for a thoroughly enjoyable day out with mates.

Whilst it is worth noting that golfing ability tends to drop off as the day progresses, generally this is offset by an increase in hilarity.

   
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:16:18 PM EDT
[#5]
Hit the small ball before you hit the big ball.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:19:01 PM EDT
[#7]
Cigars man, don't forget the cigars
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:20:13 PM EDT
[#8]
You will probably do good. Beginners luck

Then you'll go spend big money on clothes, clubs, and formal lessons. Only to find out you really suck
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:20:46 PM EDT
[#9]
Keep your head down when swinging and don't worry about watching where the ball goes. Your buddies will watch it for ya.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:21:15 PM EDT
[#10]
Just like shooting, proper grip and stance is very important. Oh and follow through with your swing is important as well. And unlike shooting you can drink beer while playing golf. So drink away and if you suck, blame it on the booze, ha
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:28:10 PM EDT
[#11]
When your playing partner is giving you tips
and he says ..... address the ball , don't say hello ball .
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 10:29:01 PM EDT
[#12]
Here's the best advice probably in the thread:


You're not a Pro...so don't worry about the "rules" in regards to swings, penalties, lie of the ball, etc.  Put the ball in a good spot.  Hit from the same spot as your partner.  If you take more than a few strokes, pick the ball up and get back in the cart and don't hold up play.


Don't try and KILL the ball.  Small slow swings.  Trying to kill it will result in missing or huge divits in the ground.


ETIQUETTE ETIQUETTE ETIQUETTE ETIQUETTE ETIQUETTE

Don't be an ass....don't curse on every swing....don't slam your club down.....don't do anything other than be gracious.  DON'T get shitfaced drunk.


use etiquette.

OH, have fun.  It really is a great game.  Laugh and enjoy the day.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 11:47:21 PM EDT
[#13]
Buy a large bucket of range balls and hit a few on the practice range prior to your round

Only hit half of them

Dump the other half in your golf bag as you will likely use lose them all over the next 4-5 hours

A sleeve of 3 new golf balls in the pro shop is $10-15

That 1/2 bucket of 30 golf balls is $3
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 11:51:52 PM EDT
[#14]
Eye on ball = focus on front sight. Same concept.
Link Posted: 2/15/2017 11:58:48 PM EDT
[#15]
Put your ball in the way of your swing.

Different swings for different shots.

Aim small.  Miss small. ( alignment is key )
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:02:30 AM EDT
[#16]
Ever played baseball OP?
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:02:41 AM EDT
[#17]
Mulligan post.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:03:46 AM EDT
[#18]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Quoted:
Here's the best advice probably in the thread:


You're not a Pro...so don't worry about the "rules" in regards to swings, penalties, lie of the ball, etc.  Put the ball in a good spot.  Hit from the same spot as your partner.  If you take more than a few strokes, pick the ball up and get back in the cart and don't hold up play.


Don't try and KILL the ball.  Small slow swings.  Trying to kill it will result in missing or huge divits in the ground.


ETIQUETTE ETIQUETTE ETIQUETTE ETIQUETTE ETIQUETTE

Don't be an ass....don't curse on every swing....don't slam your club down.....don't do anything other than be gracious.  DON'T get shitfaced drunk.


use etiquette.

OH, have fun.  It really is a great game.  Laugh and enjoy the day.
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Every bit of this. Just have fun most importantly. Also show up earlier and hit some practice balls if your tee time allows for it.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:04:49 AM EDT
[#19]
You're going to suck... The first 5 lessons you take help A LOT. Just try to enjoy it and don't have ANY expectations for how well you play.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:10:21 AM EDT
[#20]
Swing hard just in case you hit it
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:28:58 AM EDT
[#21]
Make sure you hit it with the weight on your front foot. I find myself hitting off the rear foot often mean topping the ball causing a worm burner or bouncing it only 20 feet
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:32:55 AM EDT
[#22]
Prepare to bring frustrated to a new level
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:33:15 AM EDT
[#23]
I would pay for a 30 minute less from the club pro. Also recommend wearing a golf glove. I also carry tape in my bag because I get blisters but ymmv.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:38:57 AM EDT
[#24]
Don't try and lift the ball.  Concentrate on hitting the ball and let the loft of the clubs do the lifting.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:42:37 AM EDT
[#25]
Round*

First tip bring alcohol.

Second tip don't try and kill the ball. Let the club head do all the work.

This is from a guy who consistently shoots low 100s 
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:46:03 AM EDT
[#26]
There was this one where you had to hit the ball up a narrow ramp and into the mouth of a giant frog. Hard as hell but if you did it you got a free game. Just take a deep breath and focus on the frog.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:49:41 AM EDT
[#27]
Quoted:
Any tips. Right now my plan is to drink until I get better. It works work pool and darts.
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Do not listen to shit anyone says in this thread!
You are already miles ahead, solid plan, stick with it.
Copious amounts of alcohol is all you need to be successful......or at least enjoy your day
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 12:50:57 AM EDT
[#28]
Be prepared to be humbled with just how hard the game is.
Tour pros make it look easy on TV, but it ain't.

Hopefully you keep working at it and don't quit.
Buy at least 2 doz of the cheapest balls you can find before getting to the course.. you'll need them and markup at most courses sucks.

*Eta post your scorecard tomorrow if you dare :)
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:06:28 AM EDT
[#29]
Not sure if it's useful to you, but when I went golfing, it was with my best friend. Him and his dad would regularly win their country club golf championship game.

We always played off of best ball. Sometimes, I'd have the better ball, sometimes he would. We just both played off the lay of that ball. Never kept score, and it was just a fun time.

It would have taken forever for me to play through, but playing off best ball was good, because it kept the game moving, and with no score, and not tracking who had the better shot, it just made it a fun afternoon of drinking and golfing.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 1:15:12 AM EDT
[#30]
I started on a par 3 course where the holes averaged 120
yards or so. It's good way to get started. Don't even bother trying to hit a driver at first. Stick with about a 7 iron off the tee for awhile.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 6:54:06 AM EDT
[#31]
Be the Ball Danny Be the Ball Shannnananananna Bannananannanna Shanananananna
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:19:03 AM EDT
[#32]
Only two rules of golf:

1.  Play fast;

2.  Be good company.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:26:20 AM EDT
[#33]
First, you don't playa 'game' of golf, you play a 'round' of golf.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:31:42 AM EDT
[#34]
I find that if you continually lower your expectations to meet your ability level, it makes the sport more enjoyable.

At first, I would try for a specific score. Nope.

Then I tried for not losing any balls during the round. Not that either.

By the time I stopped playing, I was just happy if I came home with as many clubs as I left with. That I could manage.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:33:10 AM EDT
[#35]
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:36:35 AM EDT
[#36]
Pretend the golf club is a door
Open the door
Fold the right arm
close the door.

Pretend the edge of the club is a hoe.
wack the nearest blade of grass behind the ball about an 1/8 of inch below the surface.

Don't hinder the lower body from rotating and facing the target.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:39:33 AM EDT
[#37]
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Just like shooting, proper grip and stance is very important. Oh and follow through with your swing is important as well. And unlike shooting you can drink beer while playing golf. So drink away and if you suck, blame it on the booze, ha
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You don't drink when shooting? That sounds boring.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:42:17 AM EDT
[#38]
Good luck!
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:50:48 AM EDT
[#39]
Grip the disc between your thumb and middle finger. Your forefinger needs to be on the underside of the disc, not on the outside of the rim.

Keep your shoulders square to the ground and the disc at chest level.

Remember, you're not letting go of the disc; the disc is actually ripping out of your fingers; this is what gives it spin/torque.

A proper throw starts slow and builds to a crescendo, much like snapping a towel or pulling the string  on a lawnmower.

For putting, keep your wrist loose and your eye on a single chain link. Keep the disc flat. A proper putting motion is almost like a underhand toss-- imagine you're "shaking hands" with the basket. Practice at short distances and increase distance only as you begin making way more than you miss. If you're missing most of your practice putts, you need to bring yourself in closer.

Drive for show, putt for dough. Most fun wins!
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:52:07 AM EDT
[#40]
Bring a lot of extra golf balls.

Don't get upset. Have fun and don't take it too seriously
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 7:58:39 AM EDT
[#41]
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Loose grip. Loose muscles. Swing waaaaaaaaaaay slower than you think you need to.'

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This X1000.

Golf is like crack. You know it's sucking the life out of you, taking time away from family and household responsibilities AND costing a shit ton of money. But, you keep going back, hoping for that high you got "that one time".



TC
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:04:22 AM EDT
[#42]
I am the worst golfer ever.

My hand-eye coordination is awesome. I shoot well, skeet, trap, instinctively shoot longbows and recurves, hockey pucks, baseballs....but I can't hit a golf ball well to save my life.

My son is a tremendous golfer. I am so bad I won't play anymore. I love the concept of golf, but it has fucking beat me.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:07:22 AM EDT
[#43]
Your back leg

Lift it else you will hurt your knee as you swing and turn
Ball of your foot is your friend
Or dont swing with all you got

I did my first golf game this weekend


My knee hurts.  

I feel dumb ;)
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:12:36 AM EDT
[#44]
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Eye on ball = focus on front sight. Same concept.
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Pick a small spot directly on the target line after the ball (about 1" on the target side) swing to hit that spot with the sole of the club.  Just swing to direct the club thru the ball and hit the spot.  Most problems come from hitting at the ball and bottoming out before the ball or on the ball.  Your swing should bottom out after you hit the ball so you hit down and thru the ball.  This compresses the ball between the club and the ground, which transfers the most energy with the least effort and it keeps the ball from deflecting off line.

The only club you don't hit down on this way is a driver.  Use a five or seven wood off the tee and skip the driver for now.  Don't learn or ingrain hitting up on the ball by starting with a driver.  Ingrain hitting down. Golf "tricks" you into thinking you swing like a baseball bat or forward.  You do not in any way swing the club forward.  You swing a golf club up and down like a hammer with your lead arm.  The turn of your body back makes this down swinging direct out from your chest instead of forward.  This down and out swing, combined with the angle of the club face and spin of the grooved makes the ball go forward. A lesson I watch online has this old man continually saying "down and out. Down and out. Down and out thru the ball!"  It's the only thing to think about- pick a spot and swing down and out thru the ball.   If you can do this you will easily shoot 90 and have a good time with your buddies.

The key to golf is you will usually, subconsciously hit what you aim at.   Aim at nothing or everything and you will hit it there.  Pick a target and then pick an aiming point on your target line just in front of the ball and hit it.  

Putting is similar: make every putt a 6" putt.  Pick a spot on your intended line and stroke the ball over it.  

It's very much like shooting thoughts  - sight control and trigger control are what you think about.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:26:33 AM EDT
[#45]
I've played for 37 years.

Buy 3 dozen balls and put them down the storm sewer drain in front of your house.  Buy a cheap set of used clubs.  Break and/or bend the shafts on all of them.  Curse at the top of your lungs on each one.

Drive the cart.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:27:13 AM EDT
[#46]
For me, Golf is fun for about the first 3 holes.  After that, my shoulders are sore from having swung more than a cheap porn star, my pants are muddy from forays into water and mud, my shoes are full of sand, I've lost my hat to a low hanging tree branch, I've used up the dozen balls I brought, and I have this horrible carbon fiber splinter in my hand from the couple of clubs I've already broken.

All in all, I don't think it's good use of an hour in my life.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:41:59 AM EDT
[#47]
What time are you meeting Obama?
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:45:03 AM EDT
[#48]
I started playing at age five.The addiction is worse than any drug. Good luck.
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:48:37 AM EDT
[#49]
Practice screaming fooorrrrre
Link Posted: 2/16/2017 8:52:55 AM EDT
[#50]
If you're doin it right, your face will hurt tomorrow from laughing so hard.
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