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Handicap : 9.2
Posted : Wed 27th Jun 2012 21:14
does anybody mind if i use these question results for a school project? its all private and little over 100 school friends will see, this is only for my school project.
What was your first handicap? how long have you been playing? What age did you start? what is your current handicap? How often do you play? What are your top three tips in general for golf?
thanks in advance for anyone who takes part. Remeber this is just for a school project.
Handicap : 14.2
Reply : Wed 27th Jun 2012 21:23
Liam 1st Hcap 28. Been playing 16 years. Started at age 29. Current hcap 15. I try to play once a week. Tips 1 play within yourself. 2 try to leave an approach from a distance you like. 3 nice smooth drive, dont try to knock the skin off it. Of course I adhere to all my tips. LOL. Dave CAC handed Geordie.
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Handicap : 20.6
Reply : Wed 27th Jun 2012 21:23
No problem Liam. My first handicap, which is from Golfshake was around 27/28 I started playing golf seriously around 3/4 years ago, current handicap is 20.7 and I try to play once a week. My 3 tips would be this. 1. Have lessons 2. Play within your ability 3. Spend as much time on the putting green as possible.
Handicap : 27.4
Reply : Wed 27th Jun 2012 21:33
Liam, happy to help, 1st handicap 28, been playing approx 11 weeks, age 42 when i started, current handicap 28, i play approx 3/4 times a month,
top 3 tips. Lessons, practice, and remember to enjoy the sport for what it is..Fun !
Handicap : 20
Reply : Wed 27th Jun 2012 23:53
Hi Liam. Started off about age 26, handicap 28. Been playing 5 years now off 16/17. Play 3/4 times a month. Top tips are 1. Have lessons 2. Get custom fitted to find the right gear 3. Have fun and don't take things too seriously, we're not pros.
Handicap : 13.5
Reply : Wed 27th Jun 2012 23:54
Played on and off for a few years before getting serious about 6 years ago. Played maybe once a month when I signed up for a Golfshake handicap of 22. Now play once a week minimum, but nearer twice during the summer. Still carry at the tender age of 54 even if I do two rounds a day.
Top tips? No one ever died of embarrassment - enjoy youself You're only as good as your next shot - whatever you did with the last one is irrelevant Practice putting to the point where you convince yourself that every time you step up it's going in
Handicap : 23.2
Reply : Thu 28th Jun 2012 00:14
My 1st club handicap was 24. I have been playing seriously for about 8-9 months, which would mean I started at 33 years of age. Current handicap is 23.2 - only played 2 comps so far. Play about 3 times a month - hoping to increase as work reduces. As for tips
1) 2 foot past is better than 2 foot shot. 2) Comit to the shot 3) Enjoy it
Oh and get some comfy shoes.
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Handicap : 25.1
Reply : Thu 28th Jun 2012 07:12
Starting handicap 36 Playing 2 years Started age 41 Handicap 25 Play twice a week and practice at least twice a week
top tips 1) Practice your short game for longer than your long game 2) Never beat yourself up for a bad shot during a round, let it go and focus on the next shot 3) Get lessons - no point in repeating bad stuff in practice
Handicap : 10.5
Reply : Thu 28th Jun 2012 08:25
Started playing golf 9 1/2 years at the age of 35.
Ist handicap was 24, now playing off 11.
I've played 91 rounds of golf in the last year,I play less in the winter so getting at least 2-3 rounds a week at the moment,sometimes more.
good luck with the project Liam
Reply : Thu 28th Jun 2012 11:31
I am over 65 and my handicap has gone back to 26 following eye problems. i started playing golf about 20 years ago and started on a handicap of 26 which at one time went down to 14. My three tips would be to, firstly do not take golf too seriously but always respect the traditions, etiquette and rules, try and play regularly ie once a week and thirdly enjoy your golf and the social side of the game. Just remember that golf is one of the very few sports left where all players from pros to us hackers stick to the rules and do not try to gain any advantage by diving, feigning injury etc. Good luck with with your project and if you are already playing or thinking about taking up this fantastic game, have fun. www.redpost-golf.blogspot.com
Handicap : 12.6
Reply : Thu 28th Jun 2012 12:46
My first official handicap was 17 although i had already been a nomad for many years before that (and before things like golf shake existed!), I started playing at about 16 or 17 but very quickly was about a shot a hole player. Now 20+ years later and i am off 12 according to this site although i have gone back to my nomadic ways as play once a week maximum.
top tips, 1. hit the ball 2. put the ball in the hole and 3. enjoy it, it's fun
Handicap : 18.1
Reply : Thu 28th Jun 2012 13:07
hello bandit, started when i was about 27 or 28 but been on and off for years due to family kids morgage ect, handicap 28 as never been a member of a club so i use golfshake (looking at joing heaton park just for the handicap), play about 2 times a month in the summer, range when i get chance, tips enjoy the game, go for it, and lessons if you can get them at the right price also goal this year play more and beat you in a round lol
Handicap : 9.2
Reply : Thu 28th Jun 2012 18:54
thanks very much guys! this is great! project's due on monday, so i'll get back to you all soon!
Handicap : 7.9
Reply : Fri 29th Jun 2012 11:14
Liam, I started playing aged about 10 therefore had a handicap of 36, I now play of 9 having crept up over the last few months. been playing for over 20 years, though didn't play much when i was at uni/ starting working life. I now play about once a week march - October and a bit less during the winter.
3 tip: 1 - Have fun, 2 - practice putting, 3 - don't try to hit it hard! In relation to those it means that even when you aren't playing well you can still enjoy the fact that you're out of the house and socialising, and occaisionally sink a long putt.
Handicap : 2
Reply : Fri 29th Jun 2012 11:51
I started playing at 13yrs old (1969), got a 19hcp when I joined a Club, it's 5.6 today. I play as often as possible. My 3 tips are. 1. Don't be afraid of a bad shot. 2. Commit to every shot. 3. Enjoy the game, even when it's off.
Handicap : 6.9
Reply : Tue 3rd Jul 2012 09:58
First Handicap 28, been playing 12 years, started at 26. Current official handicap is 12. I play at least twice a week. Tips 1 - Stay within the moment, don't think about what score you will get over 18, focus on the shot you are playing 2 - Enjoy the game, even the best players miss fairways and get bogeys so don't get wound up when you hit a bad shot 3 - Practice your short game whenever you can, only way you shoot better scores is to get closer to the flag
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