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  1. Moff

    Moff Well-Known Member

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    It depends. If it were just you and one other, as a new player it could be four hours or so. Better players are obviously quicker, but the amount in your group can obviously slow you down.
    If you do go to play, check with the course for quieter times as playing then would put less pressure on you as less people around, and you either wont be stuck behind people or have people coming up behind you on a hole.
     
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  2. Rich

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    You'd expect a round to take 4/5 hours on the course. If you're in a society/group of lads that aren't regular golfers you'll likely be looking at 5.
     
  3. covcity4life

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    not sure she will leave me alone for 5 hours ha. maybe she can walk around with me and enjoy the scenery
     
  4. Rich

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    A few guys do that when they're under the thumb.
     
  5. covcity4life

    covcity4life Well-Known Member

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    just for that i am gonna go home and backhand her

    i am the mannnnnnnnnnnnn
     
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  6. Nick

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    Make sure she isn't looking, don't want to get yourself knocked out ;)
     
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  7. Rich

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    No man should hit a woman........








    Unless she deserves it.
     
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  8. covcity4life

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    my wife actually shadow boxes me as a joke and she doesnt realise how shit scared i am.

    anyway back on the golf, i am gonna book a lesson at johnny raeys soon. hope its value for money!
     
  9. Rich

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    The only thing I'd book there is food in the restaurant. Honestly I wouldn't go there for lessons.
     
  10. covcity4life

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    oh right. its just because 5 mins from my house

    ansty about 20 mins away
     
  11. B-Ban-Boogie

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    Playing here in a scramble tournament in a few hours... Sara Bay Golf and Country Club
    They play the LPGA women's regional (US Open and Symetra Tour) tournaments here and even though its a little wide open, the greens are like upside down saucers and fast, so nigh on impossible to keep the ball on the green.

    Still, it's free beer all day!! :-)

    Oh, and its 94f out today. :emoji_sunglasses::emoji_sunglasses:

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  12. Rich

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    I'd go Forest of Arden if you're over that side. Alistair is a great teacher, the range is usually quiet and the short game area is great.
     
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  13. Covstu

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    I don't play as much as I used too, its a crazy game as you can play the same hole 10 times and have a very different experience each time depending on the drive, weather, who you are playing with, what you did the last hole, wind, how hungover you might be, whether there are idiots before or behind you. That's what makes it a great game
     
  14. B-Ban-Boogie

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    My mate is a member of the Forest.
    Every time i come back to Cov we play the Arden course which is a fantastic track.:emoji_thumbsup:
     
  15. covcity4life

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    forest of arden is so fancy though, i went there for a works do once.

    a zayne malik lookalike like me will look weird there.

    johnny raes will be more urban i think
     
  16. Rich

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    Nah the range is standalone as you drive in on the right. It's a nice little range to be fair.
     
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  17. quinn1971

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    We stay on highlands reserve in davenport, managed to get 11 holes in before it pissed it down, typical weathers been great all week, I'm playing in a competition there next Saturday, wounded warriors scramble, I'm in a team with 3 locals, should be good
     
  18. covcity4life

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    So i went driving rangw yesterday and taight myself frin youtube

    Best effort was around 165 yards right down the middle with height

    How is that? Good, average ,shite?

    Btw I used a wood (not sure which) as they don't give out drivers.
     
  19. Marty

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    It's not bad for a first go but really should be hitting 200+ yards with a wood.

    For 165 yards I would be using a 7 or 8 iron depending on wind direction, but I hit a lot further then most due to upper body injuries which I've needed to strengthen my body to protect those areas.
     
  20. covcity4life

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    Sorry it was a iron i was using actually i think. I cant remeber tbh. Whateve rjohnny raeys give oit!

    Everyone eho was there yesterday noone really got near 200 that i saw so perhaps it was irons
     
  21. Ranjit Bhurpa

    Ranjit Bhurpa Well-Known Member

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    Maybe forget the golf for now cc4l and invest in a new keyboard Your worms are all mucking fuddled.
     
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  22. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    Played 18 holes after work on Friday and first game in 12 months. Don't know why I bothered as the golf was shite and I've been as stiff as a board all weekend.
     
  23. covcity4life

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    Yeah my lower back is sore as fuck. Shame as i wanna go again today after watching some more beginner videos
     
  24. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    Sounds like youve got the golf bug mate. Tiger Woods has a severe back problem so at least you're in good company! Try and ease yourself into it, play within yourself and try not to hit it 300 yards every shot. Above all, enjoy it.
     
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  25. covcity4life

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    Yeah the fsct its so cheap is good. Nice sunny day cost around a fiver. And can go alone if mates not up 4 it.

    I recorded myaelf and my back posture was very rounded. Watching videos on sorting it all out
     
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  26. Ranjit Bhurpa

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    If you were at Johnny Reay's, maybe ask about the cost of 2 or 3 lessons. A PGA pro will make sure you have the basics right - grip, posture and swing. Once you have those, it's all about practice and fine tuning....ano that's when the fun starts. All the best anyway, hope you stick at it.
     
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  27. covcity4life

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    Cheers paji!

    Tbh not i taught myself i dint want to be told diffetent. Stupid and stubborn i know!
     

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