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Posted: 2/14/2006 9:58:59 AM EDT

Started playing a couple months ago.

I practiced at the driving range a few times, went out on the course and did mediocre for a beginner I guess (22 over par ). Back to the driving range a few times and now I'm STARTING to be able to drive better and place shots with the 3, 7 and 9 irons - I can hit maybe 3/5 shots where I want.

It's fun - especially those rare times you hit the ball and it feels like a marshmallow and goes 250 or lands EXACTLY where you wanted, WOOT!

So I've played a grand total of three times now... I'm hooked. Anyone else a recent convert to the game? (btw... you know you're hooked when you can actually WATCH it on TV for more than 5 minutes )


Oh and just so this thread won't be a total waste - what's the funniest/best/most fun "Golf movie"?

* Caddyshack
* Happy Gilmore
* Tin Cup

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:59:31 AM EDT
Yup, golf is addictive, almost as bad as BRD!!!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 9:59:49 AM EDT
Leslie Nielson's "Bad Golf My Way". Truly a classic.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:01:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Started playing a couple months ago.

I practiced at the driving range a few times, went out on the course and did mediocre for a beginner I guess (22 over par ). Back to the driving range a few times and now I'm STARTING to be able to drive better and place shots with the 3, 7 and 9 irons - I can hit maybe 3/5 shots where I want.

It's fun - especially those rare times you hit the ball and it feels like a marshmallow and goes 250 or lands EXACTLY where you wanted, WOOT!

So I've played a grand total of three times now... I'm hooked. Anyone else a recent convert to the game? (btw... you know you're hooked when you can actually WATCH it on TV for more than 5 minutes )


Oh and just so this thread won't be a total waste - what's the funniest/best/most fun "Golf movie"?

* Caddyshack
* Happy Gilmore
* Tin Cup




That experience happened to me exactly three times in two seasons.

I broke all my clubs after I shanked on into a water hazzard, walked off the course, and, never played again.

I hate golf........Because I suck at it.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:03:49 AM EDT
you broke 100 first time out?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:29:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
you broke 100 first time out?



He was playing from the ladies tees.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:32:53 AM EDT
Golf is fun unless you're impatient like me, then it gets frustrating.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:38:39 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
you broke 100 first time out?

Par 72 - I got 94.

So I guess I did. Second time I got 103. Third time 97.

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:39:44 AM EDT
I've never played but am thinking about taking lessons this spring.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:40:44 AM EDT
Words that will come back to haunt you; STOP NOW before it is too late!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:41:12 AM EDT
I work right next to the municipal golf course, I've played 18 three times but it just didn't do anything for me. I'll probably not play again.

But I do hit the 19th hole almost every day after work for a little decompression before going home...
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:41:41 AM EDT
Happy Gilmore.

When I get another job, after I pay off my debt to a friend, I'm getting a set of clubs and some lessons.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:42:41 AM EDT
I sold my golf clubs last year. I don't regret it or miss it at all.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:46:56 AM EDT
Golf? No sir, prefer prison flog.

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Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:48:11 AM EDT

I tried it once.



I'd rather have a root canal through my ass.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:49:26 AM EDT
It is addictive Mac !!
I've been playing since I was very young and it never gets old.
We'll have to get an ARFCOM golf tourney going !!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:53:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Words that will come back to haunt you; STOP NOW before it is too late!



Prepare to spend money and be heart broken.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:55:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
I tried it once.



I'd rather have a root canal through my ass.



You've never had one of those???


Hell, quit now....you will have more money for guns and ammo.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 10:59:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
you broke 100 first time out?

Par 72 - I got 94.

So I guess I did. Second time I got 103. Third time 97.




Yeah, that Foot Wedge is the most valuable club in the bag!

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:02:07 AM EDT
The price is wrong, Bitch!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:05:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 11:06:13 AM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By Lurch:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
you broke 100 first time out?

Par 72 - I got 94.

So I guess I did. Second time I got 103. Third time 97.


Yeah, that Foot Wedge is the most valuable club in the bag!



Well you're only supposed to count the shots that land in the fairway right? Just like baseball - out of bounds doesn't count right?

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:06:39 AM EDT
I've never played, and I honestly don't see the attraction. Why would you want to spend your time playing golf when you could spend it shooting, or fishing, or something not likely to cause a coronary?

CO
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:11:33 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 11:11:51 AM EDT by The_Macallan]

Originally Posted By SPECTRE:
It is addictive Mac !!
I've been playing since I was very young and it never gets old.
We'll have to get an ARFCOM golf tourney going !!


{Mental Note To Self: Never play golf for money with SPECTRE.}


Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:21:40 PM EDT
Whatever you do do not get hooked on Golf Club Exchange. Virtually new clubs at cheap prices. Buying new golf clubs is like a powerful drug over which you have no control.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:27:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 10mmFan:
Whatever you do do not get hooked on Golf Club Exchange. Virtually new clubs at cheap prices. Buying new golf clubs is like a powerful drug over which you have no control.



Yeah, equipment doesn't win, people do.

Don't buy equipment to solve your problems.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:30:56 PM EDT
Golf spelled backwards is .....................................................FLOG

Live golf with each word spelled backwards is..........................EVIL FLOG.


Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:32:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Goonboss:

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Started playing a couple months ago.

I practiced at the driving range a few times, went out on the course and did mediocre for a beginner I guess (22 over par ). Back to the driving range a few times and now I'm STARTING to be able to drive better and place shots with the 3, 7 and 9 irons - I can hit maybe 3/5 shots where I want.

It's fun - especially those rare times you hit the ball and it feels like a marshmallow and goes 250 or lands EXACTLY where you wanted, WOOT!

So I've played a grand total of three times now... I'm hooked. Anyone else a recent convert to the game? (btw... you know you're hooked when you can actually WATCH it on TV for more than 5 minutes )


Oh and just so this thread won't be a total waste - what's the funniest/best/most fun "Golf movie"?

* Caddyshack
* Happy Gilmore
* Tin Cup




That experience happened to me exactly three times in two seasons.

I broke all my clubs after I shanked on into a water hazzard, walked off the course, and, never played again.

I hate golf........Because I suck at it.



You don't, by some chance, have video footage of that, do you?

BTW - I hate golf for the same reasons you do.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:34:51 PM EDT
If you were counting all penalties and still broke 100 your first time out, I hate you. I've been playing 10 years and still shoot mid-high 80's.

I want to check out this golf club exchange thing.....but I'm afraid I will get hooked.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 12:36:55 PM EDT
I hate golf.... i'll never make Colonel!


my "old man sport" is skeet shooting. last time i went on base I shared the field with 2 O-6's and a O-8, and I'm still a cadadidiot!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:41:16 PM EDT
nightbump
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:43:51 PM EDT
I think of golf as another form of target practice.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:50:46 PM EDT
Best thing ever is to go out at sunrise and be first on the course. With a nicely designed and landscaped course, dew on the ground, slight haze still tobe burned off by the rising sun ..it has an amazing feel to it.


Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:07:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/14/2006 8:09:45 PM EDT by patchouli]

Originally Posted By bastiat:
Best thing ever is to go out at sunrise and be firston the course. With a nicely designed and landscaped course, dew on the ground, slight haze still tobe burned off by the rising sun ..it has an amazing feel to it.







You're not the first one on the course, Bastiat!

THere are those who wake up at crazy hours just to be there before you and prepare the course for your amusement. They toil. They dig. They mow. They sweat. They Bleed. We work hard.

Patchouli
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
~60 hours a week making the course beautiful for you all.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:11:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patchouli:

Originally Posted By bastiat:
Best thing ever is to go out at sunrise and be first on the course. With a nicely designed and landscaped course, dew on the ground, slight haze still tobe burned off by the rising sun ..it has an amazing feel to it.






images.snapfish.com/345%3C%3B%3B583%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2335%3D%3B68%3D­%3C89%3DXROQDF%3E23235%3B%3B79%3C8%3A9ot1lsi
You're not the first one on the course, Bastiat!

THere are those who wake up at crazy hours just to be there before you and prepare the course for your playland. They toil. They dig. They mow. They sweat.

Patchouli



Depends on the course and their schedules.

I've gone on courses where it's completely undisturbed - no footprints, cart tracks, or tractor tracks on the course - you can see that your footprints are the only thing in the dew covered grass (which is why waterproof golf shoes are important!)

Sometimes I've run into them changing the cups a few holes in, or doing some basic maintenance work. But otherwise it's just me and the people I'm playing with - followed by a couple other diehards on the course.

Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:13:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patchouli:

Originally Posted By bastiat:
Best thing ever is to go out at sunrise and be first on the course. With a nicely designed and landscaped course, dew on the ground, slight haze still tobe burned off by the rising sun ..it has an amazing feel to it.

images.snapfish.com/345%3C%3B%3B583%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2335%3D%3B68%3D­%3C89%3DXROQDF%3E23235%3B%3B79%3C8%3A9ot1lsi
You're not the first one on the course, Bastiat!

THere are those who wake up at crazy hours just to be there before you and prepare the course for your playland. They toil. They dig. They mow. They sweat.



Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:15:45 PM EDT
tin cup was the best, caddyshack was the funniest and best to watch

i hate golf
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:19:52 PM EDT
I work as a greenskeeper at a golf course.
If you ask me, a golf course is a waste of a good rifle range.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:28:22 PM EDT
I tried it for real once, didn't get the appeal. But there's no doubt that it's more interesting than minature golf, which I had done about ten times before playing golf for real.

Strangely though, I was a lot better at driving than putting, even though I had way more experience putting.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:37:06 PM EDT
Yup its fun. I used to go a lot up but its hard to take away from range practice and shooting IPSC, IDPA and other stuff. Why swing a club when you can shoot a gun!!
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:44:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

Originally Posted By NoVaGator:
you broke 100 first time out?

Par 72 - I got 94.

So I guess I did. Second time I got 103. Third time 97.


Those are excellent scores! It took me a few months to break 100!
I played 9 holes this afternoon and shot a 42...decent for me this early in the year.

Caddyshack is def. the best golf movie
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:55:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By patchouli:

Originally Posted By bastiat:
Best thing ever is to go out at sunrise and be firston the course. With a nicely designed and landscaped course, dew on the ground, slight haze still tobe burned off by the rising sun ..it has an amazing feel to it.






images.snapfish.com/345%3C%3B%3B583%7Ffp64%3Dot%3E2335%3D%3B68%3D­%3C89%3DXROQDF%3E23235%3B%3B79%3C8%3A9ot1lsi
You're not the first one on the course, Bastiat!

THere are those who wake up at crazy hours just to be there before you and prepare the course for your amusement. They toil. They dig. They mow. They sweat. They Bleed. We work hard.

Patchouli
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
~60 hours a week making the course beautiful for you all.



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