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CoverTwo 04-09-2014 12:19 PM

The Golf Thread
 
I think CockyTalk is the only board that doesn't have a popular golf discussion or golf-related thread so I am starting an 'official' one up. We have a social group but it doesn't get too much activity these days. Basically this is the catch all for all golf related question, articles, personal stories, and general discussion.

And of course as we all know, its Masters week!

I recently moved by a Robert Trent Jones course and purchased a trail card. After what seems an eternity, I am finally hitting balls and playing regularly again and it feels great. I joined the USGA as well.

Is everyone else knocking the rust off? Let's talk about it!

:golf:

Cockypantherfan 04-09-2014 12:44 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
I need to knock the rust off but golf courses inside of Houston (I live in Midtown/downtown area) are scarce.

The last time I golfed was early March at Lauberge in Lake Charles for a bachelor party. We did more drinking than golfing..

CoverTwo 04-09-2014 01:00 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
I used to work at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken, SC (where I grew up) in high school. Golf has always been a big part of my mom's side of the family and that job is when I really got turned onto the game after mostly playing basketball or soccer. I played almost every day after school but ever since I went off to USC and now my job in Alabama, I just hadn't been able to play nearly as much.

I guess I'm one of a few that can't drink when playing golf. Idk what it is. I'd rather have beers after I'm finished playing. Strictly water or Gatorade on the course for me.

CoverTwo 04-09-2014 01:03 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
I'm thinking about getting a push cart so I can start walking some. Anyone have any suggestions on brand/model?

ShutTheSuccop 04-09-2014 01:07 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
well like C2, my high school job was working at a golf course and that is when I really got into. I began playing golf in the 8th grade. When I went to Furman for college, I was able to play about 3-4 times a week but that greatly diminished once I graduated and started dental school. Now with kids I get out about one a week if I am lucky during the spring and summer. We have a Donald Ross course here in town that is a great deal for membership (200/month including carts and gym membership). I walk most of the time I play b/c I think it is the best way to experience golf. I currently play off a 1 handicap but it is on the rise, lol. If anyone is in my area and wants to tee it up, let me know!

My bag setup currently:

Driver: Taylor Made SLDR 460 9.5
3-wood: Titleist 913F 15 degree
Hybrid: Mizuno Fli-Hi 18 degree
Irons: Mizuno MP-59 4-P
Wedges: Vokey 50,54,60
Putter: Scotty Cameron circa 2
Ball: ProV1

TKE226 04-09-2014 01:10 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
I live in MD and finally the ground is not frozen or too wet to get out there.

Unfortunately for me, having 2 kids that are only getting into more and more activities, I have less and less time for 5 hours on the links. I am hoping to play at least once this month though. I play to about a 10. Every now and again I can have a good day and shot a 75.

I am jealous of the RJT trail. I have played Oxmoor (both courses), Ross Bridge and 1.25 of the courses at Capital Hill before being rained out. Ross Bridge is probably one of my favorite courses that I have played to date.

I am interested in what sticks everyone uses...Me:

Drive: Ping G20
3W: Ping Rapture
19 degree Hybrid: Taylor Made
Irons (3-W) Ping I3 blades. Dated, but still do the job for me. I think Ping is on I25 or something like that now....
Gap and Sand wedge: Cleveland
Putter: Odyssey

ShutTheSuccop 04-09-2014 01:11 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CoverTwo (Post 4131351)
I'm thinking about getting a push cart so I can start walking some. Anyone have any suggestions on brand/model?

I know a lot of people who swear by clicgear carts. Here is a website:

http://www.clicgear.com/

Apparently they are really stable and solid carts.

I carry so I ordered a titleist sunday carry bag

http://www.golfblogger.co.uk/post/ti...g-buyers-guide

The bag weighs in at like 2.2 lbs or so. The double strap is only available in european markets but they pop up fairly often on Ebay. I think I paid like $90 for it. The sunday carry bag offered by titleist in the US only has one strap and it is kind of annoying (as I made the mistake of getting on of them)

Gyle41386 04-09-2014 01:18 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
I played for my middle/high school teams and worked at a country club for a few years after that, so I got to play at least 3 or 4 times a week for free. It helped me get a lot better and also made it really, really hard for me to ever want to pay to play golf. With that said, I played three times last week, after hours, with club employees. So there's still a way to play for free. :lol:

CoverTwo 04-09-2014 01:27 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
My bag:

Driver: Taylor Made R7 11 degree
3W: Taylor Made Rescue 19 degree
Hybrids (2): Ping i15 20 degree, 23 degree
5 - PW Irons: Wilson Fat Shafts
SW/GW/LW: Cleveland CG15 54 degree, 56 degree, 60 degree
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro 2-Ball Blade

I was going to do a club fitting this year to update my bag but that is going to get pushed into next year it appears. Its kind of a mixed bag right now but I'd like to get a uniform club selection as far as brand.

I don't play a longer iron than a 5. Reason being that I absolutely love those Ping hybrids and I hit it long enough off the tee where I'm mainly hitting 7 irons and in into pins. I may hit my 5 and 6 once or twice a round and I just leave the 3 and 4 at home. I'd rather have the extra wedges in my bag.

SCohioBoy 04-09-2014 01:33 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
I have a bag boy quad cart and love it. Flods nice and small to fit in the trunk. My current set up is this

Nike Covert 2.0 Driver and Three Wood
Callaway X Hot Pro 3 Hybrid
Callaway X Hot Pro 4-AW
Titleist Vokey 54 and 58 SM4 wedges
SeeMore FGP putter
Srixon ZStar XV, ZStar SL balls

TKE226 04-09-2014 01:35 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
I used to play a LW and don't anymore. I manage with the SW just fine. Something about taking a full swing from 50 yards scares the heck outta me!

usc_yogi 04-09-2014 02:37 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
I love to play golf, I just don't get to play more than probably 5 times a year and I am not very good at it to spend a lot of money. I've never had a brand new set of clubs. I currently own a used set of Slazenger graphite irons and use an old Big Bertha Driver and fairway woods.

I can never hit my LW. I am much better with my GW from under 100 than my PW.

GarnetInChicago 04-09-2014 02:40 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
Good timing for starting this thread with the Masters starting!

I always enjoyed golf as a kid, but I only played maybe five to ten times, so I never really learned what in the world I was doing. I was lucky enough to go to the Masters last year and I started getting into golf from there. Golfing is tough in Chicago, but I'm lucky that the park district tries to keep it alive in the city, including the Diversey driving range just a few blocks from my home.

I have some hand me down clubs and equipement, but before I go invest in better clubs and get them fitted, I need to actually learn how to swing properly. There's a GolfTec facility not a block away from me (indoor only, pretty small facility but it's in the city so what can you expect?). I have been thinking of signing up for lessons there. Any advice on what to look for when selecting someone to teach you?

Also, considering there's really only 1 course in the city itself and I don't have a car, I'm pretty excited that this would be my home course (even if it is just a par 36). Pretty great views for a city course:
http://svcdn.simpleviewinc.com/v3/ca...FCC2C4B74B.jpg
(In case you're ever in the city and have time to golf: http://www.cpdgolf.com/Sydney-R-Maro...lf-Course.html)

CoverTwo 04-09-2014 03:44 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ShutTheSuccop (Post 4131364)
I know a lot of people who swear by clicgear carts. Here is a website:

http://www.clicgear.com/

Apparently they are really stable and solid carts.

I carry so I ordered a titleist sunday carry bag

http://www.golfblogger.co.uk/post/ti...g-buyers-guide

The bag weighs in at like 2.2 lbs or so. The double strap is only available in european markets but they pop up fairly often on Ebay. I think I paid like $90 for it. The sunday carry bag offered by titleist in the US only has one strap and it is kind of annoying (as I made the mistake of getting on of them)

Thanks! I'll look into those and the bag boy quad cart

CoverTwo 04-09-2014 03:50 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GarnetInChicago (Post 4131427)
Good timing for starting this thread with the Masters starting!

I always enjoyed golf as a kid, but I only played maybe five to ten times, so I never really learned what in the world I was doing. I was lucky enough to go to the Masters last year and I started getting into golf from there. Golfing is tough in Chicago, but I'm lucky that the park district tries to keep it alive in the city, including the Diversey driving range just a few blocks from my home.

I have some hand me down clubs and equipement, but before I go invest in better clubs and get them fitted, I need to actually learn how to swing properly. There's a GolfTec facility not a block away from me (indoor only, pretty small facility but it's in the city so what can you expect?). I have been thinking of signing up for lessons there. Any advice on what to look for when selecting someone to teach you?

Also, considering there's really only 1 course in the city itself and I don't have a car, I'm pretty excited that this would be my home course (even if it is just a par 36). Pretty great views for a city course:
http://svcdn.simpleviewinc.com/v3/ca...FCC2C4B74B.jpg
(In case you're ever in the city and have time to golf: http://www.cpdgolf.com/Sydney-R-Maro...f-Course.html)


From what I have read GolfTec is very pricey but you get what you pay for.

I think when it comes to picking teachers, you really have to live up to your end of the bargain and practice all the drills they teach you. I took some lessons when I was younger from a club pro, I'd do all the drills with him in person and hit it better .. but as soon as I went off and did my own thing I wouldn't practice them like I was suppose so I never got anything out of it.

There are also a bunch of drills and swing videos on YouTube.

CoverTwo 04-09-2014 03:51 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
Watching some of the Par 3 right now .. Jack's swing is still awesome. Arnie's back looks like its about to give out completely.

catdaddy66 04-09-2014 03:52 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CoverTwo (Post 4131351)
I'm thinking about getting a push cart so I can start walking some. Anyone have any suggestions on brand/model?

I know Sanka Coffee is the greatest push cart driver in all Jamaica! :rotfl:

jayceecock 04-09-2014 04:13 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
Didn't start playing until the age of 35 when we bought a house in a golf course community. Bug hit me hard, I practiced or played just about every day, and got down to a low single handicap. 20 years later, I still love the game, but I don't play as much, rarely practice and probably play to about a 12.

Driver - Ping G20 10.5 Stiff
Woods - Callaway 3 & 5
Irons - Bridgestone J36 Blades 4-PW
Wedges - Cleveland 588 RTX S Sole 54 & 60
Putter - Guerin Rife Two Bar Hybrid Mallet
Ball - Titleist ProV1

Gyle41386 04-09-2014 05:24 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
As far as clubs go:

Driver - TaylorMade Tour Burner
3 wood - TaylorMade V Steel
7 wood - Snake Eyes 600T
Irons - Ping Eye 2 orange dot (4-SW)
Wedges - Snake Eyes 56*, Cleveland 60* (honestly don't remember either model #)
Putter - Odyssey DualForce 990

Sometimes I'll throw in a Ping Eye 2 black dot 1 iron. Depends on how it feels on the range. When it's on, it's so on. When it's off, it's SO off. :lol:

ShutTheSuccop 04-09-2014 05:28 PM

Re: The Golf Thread
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Gyle41386 (Post 4131530)
As far as clubs go:

Driver - TaylorMade Tour Burner
3 wood - TaylorMade V Steel
7 wood - Snake Eyes 600T
Irons - Ping Eye 2 orange dot (4-SW)
Wedges - Snake Eyes 56*, Cleveland 60* (honestly don't remember either model #)
Putter - Odyssey DualForce 990

Sometimes I'll throw in a Ping Eye 2 black dot 1 iron. Depends on how it feels on the range. When it's on, it's so on. When it's off, it's SO off. :lol:

IMO, this is one of the best fairway wood lines ever made. If anyone is looking for a great fairway wood that can be had at good prices, give this one a look. They setup great and are solid as hell.


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