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Old 10-02-2009, 03:16 PM   #31
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Thanks for the advice guys, maybe we can have a TWP tourny some day. I'm really excited. Any hints on places I can practice (probably just driving/putting) during the winter in the NoVA area? What should I expect to pay for used starter clubs? Just so I have an idea.
There is a Driving Range just off of the Dale BLVD exit (heading East) in Dale City. I believe that they have greens to putt and chip on too. That might be further than you want to travel though. There are tons of courses in Fairfax, just google some.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:06 PM   #32
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Here you go: Fairfax Golf Driving Ranges and Practice Facilities

I've always wanted to go here: TopGolf Alexandria - Bringing Entertainment and Fun to the Driving Range
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:19 AM   #33
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I shot a round with Doug Nettles yesterday. He shot an 84. Pretty damn good golfer and in pretty good shape too. Yesterday my irons were on fire but I couldn't hit shit off of the tee until the 15th hole. On hole 15 I launched a 315 yard drive on a 500+ yard par 5 and he asked me "Where has that been all day". Needless to say my irons took a crap after that and I am still trying to break 100. I had so many wasted short puts it was redonkulous. In the end I shot a 102.

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If you have not had any you really should go take some leasons. I play with so many people who play allot of golf but I beat them about 99.99% of the time because I take leasons. There is a reason that pros. have coaches and work on their swing all the time and they are pros. I played Friday and had an 82 and that was with a new set of irons that I was using for the first time. I got a set of Taylor made R9 that I really like but now I have to adjust to the distance I picked up with the new clubs.
I think that I am going to finally break down and do that. I have seen drastic improvment over the years but this year it seems as if I have hit a wall.
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I think that I am going to finally break down and do that. I have seen drastic improvment over the years but this year it seems as if I have hit a wall.
Scoring takes place from within 60 yards from the hole. Head to the park or an open field and practice chipping and pitching to a spot over and over. Try to visualize where the ball will roll once it lands.

If you're shooting 95-100, doing this can take you to 88-92 in pretty quick fashion. It's more important to be good around the greens than it is off the tee.
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Scoring takes place from within 60 yards from the hole. Head to the park or an open field and practice chipping and pitching to a spot over and over. Try to visualize where the ball will roll once it lands.

If you're shooting 95-100, doing this can take you to 88-92 in pretty quick fashion. It's more important to be good around the greens than it is off the tee.
In general I agree with you however my problems ar stemming from poor 1st or second shots and poor putting. I am actually above average around the green.

If my first shot is good, then I usually tank the second or vice versa. I flat out have to take too many penalties. Stringing two shots together is my nemises. I average 1 additional shot per hole trying to recover or having to drop from a bad shot.

I also have difficulty hitting long irons and woods off of the fairway. I will lay up in many situations when I should be able to get on with a wood or long iron.
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In general I agree with you however my problems ar stemming from poor 1st or second shots and poor putting. I am actually above average around the green.

If my first shot is good, then I usually tank the second or vice versa. I flat out have to take too many penalties. Stringing two shots together is my nemises. I average 1 additional shot per hole trying to recover or having to drop from a bad shot.

I also have difficulty hitting long irons and woods off of the fairway. I will lay up in many situations when I should be able to get on with a wood or long iron.
Got ya. Then yeah, lessons and the driving range. Wash rinse repeat!
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Good advice in here Daseal. Schneed is pretty much spot on. Head down always, and 80% of the game is chipping/putting. Good luck.

One more thing I'll add is that golf is one of the few sports where the equipment will affect your play significantly. Don't get a cheap set of clubs just because you're new -- they will be a detriment to your progress.
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