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For all the golfers - Do You Take Lessons?

Discussion in 'Movies, Music & TV' started by yfs1, Jun 13, 2005.

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Do you take Golf Lessons?

Poll closed Jul 4, 2005.
  1. Yes, they actually make the game more enjoyable

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  2. No, I just like playing - No Lessons for me

    6 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. Golf is for Losers/Old Men/etc. (Now everyone can vote ;))

    4 vote(s)
    25.0%
  1. #1
    Just out of curiosity, there are quite a few golfers on the board so I'd like to see how many actively take lessons.

    I have gotten into them myself big time and never realized how much of a difference they make. I had gone 10 years without a single lesson and now wish I hadn't.
    SEMrush
    So are you the kind of person that just plays or do you take a lesson once in a while?
     
    yfs1, Jun 13, 2005 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Padawan

    Padawan Peon

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    #2
    I don't take lessons now but between the ages of 13-17 I used to go to some private school that had a golf camp during the summer holidays. The course was run by Alex Hay and there were various pro players involved such as Seve, Faldo and a few other less-known ones.

    It certainly did me good as I was playing off 2 by the time I finished, just wish I'd persevered with it, but I got into the national team for a martial art and never had time to do both after that.
     
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  3. yfs1

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    #3
    :eek: , Thats extraordinary!

    I certainly haven't gotten to that point but I have shaved quite a few strokes off.
     
    yfs1, Jun 13, 2005 IP
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    Padawan Peon

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    #4
    It certainly helped to be young, dedicated and have plenty of time - my Dad has been a member of his club for 40 years so the owner always let me go round at off-peak times for free which helped immensely. Now I only play maybe 5-6 times a year and am lucky to go round in less than 90 :(
     
    Padawan, Jun 13, 2005 IP
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    #5
    I took lessons when I was 7-8, but nothing since then. I voted no, but I would like to go get some lessons before I go back out. I've got two courses fairly close to my house and another few around town here... just haven't been in awhile.
     
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  6. yfs1

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    #6
    Lol..Someone anonymously voted Golf is for Losers but didn't show their face

    Are you afraid of us Golfers. We certainly are a mean bunch

    [​IMG]
     
    yfs1, Jun 13, 2005 IP
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    #7
    Just did 9 holes today, ohh.. need more lessons! :)

    My only handicap is I played Baseball for many years this influences my swing, it's really hard to stay in the golf swing.
     
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    #8
    Its even worse if you played Hurling ;)
     
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    #9
    What is Hurling about? It looks a bit like hockey..
     
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    #10
    Its close to Field Hockey.

    You can pick up the ball but you have to either bounce it on the ground, your foot, or your stick every three paces.

    Plus there is a regular goal and another goal (looks like a football field goal). THe soccor style goal is worth more points.

    I believe its the fastest field game in the world.
     
    yfs1, Jun 13, 2005 IP
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    ResaleBroker Active Member

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    #11
    I played for a couple of years before taking lessons and kick myself for not taking them sooner. ;)
     
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    #12
    This is my team
    http://meath.gaa.ie/home.htm

    You root for the team where you live...You would never root for another county or risk being stoned.

    Of course I wasn't born in Ireland so although I am currently living in Dublin, I'm building a house in Meath so its alright to root for them.

    Make Sense?
     
    yfs1, Jun 13, 2005 IP
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    debunked Prominent Member

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    #13
    I thought hurling is what crazy rob does before he passes out??

    --
     
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    #14
    Ahaa, I see you in the middle! :)
     

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  15. chachi

    chachi The other Jason

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    I pretty much gave up on the sport until I can play 3 days a week.
     
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    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    #16
    I do not subscribe to coaching services. All my buddies who engage a coach or two had their swing entirely changed. Some actually do more harm than good.
    I would rather have my mistakes correct while at the driving range rather than spend top dollars for coaching. That explains why I'm still a 24 handicapper...:D
     
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    #17
    I've been playing for 18 years since I was 5 and I've never had a lesson. :)
     
    Weirfire, Jun 13, 2005 IP
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    #18
    That sounds crazy, but fun... I've never heard of it before... found a few sites that kind of explain it. This one explains skills/moves but the videos don't seem to work. I couldn't find any videos, but I did find that there is at least one league in the US.
     
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    #19
    My first few lessons added strokes to my game bacause I was doing Everything wrong. Basically I was then compensating by doing other things wrong.

    Now everything is getting fixed one thing at a time and slowly I am getting better. I am now way better than when I started and the potential has increased a lot.

    I used to think like you do and actually considered stopping them when my game completely went in the tank but now I keep getting better every week.

    Before that I spent 10 years at the same handicap - around a 25
     
    yfs1, Jun 14, 2005 IP
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    petertdavis Notable Member

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    #20
    Yes! lessons. I suck really bad at golf, gotta have more lessons this season.
     
    petertdavis, Jun 14, 2005 IP