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stoncuttr
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River Ridge is in great shape FWIW

10/3/2007 10:47:14 AM

baonest
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got a nice Ping I wedge 60degree from knightsplay. twas in the 50% off bin. original price was $95. plus i had a $50 gift certificate.
it was nice. i was chipping in my back yard, i like

10/3/2007 12:00:26 PM

Jeepin4x4
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my trip to Cuscowilla is tomorrow. Man I am stoked. Got a nice new addidas climacool shirt with the state logo yesterday

10/3/2007 3:49:47 PM

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went to knights play again to work on my iron game.

much better now that i changed my grip.

nailed a lot of the greens. kinda damp out there, big ole divots.
one even stuck in the green a little less than half the ball

10/6/2007 1:37:15 PM

MyFilosofy
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Eagle Ridge is in awesome shape. Time to brag a little bit, I shot 72 today and got my first eagle.

10/7/2007 8:05:06 PM

Biofreak70
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i played out there on thursday, and yes, it is in awesome shape- the only thing that sucked was the marshall- she kept coming around and bugging us telling us to hurry up, even though there wasn't anyone within 2 holes of us

haha also, i didn't play so well... i was just playin to break 100- i actually had some pretty good holes, but i also has some that destroyed me- like hole 10 for example- i hate that f-ing hole

overall though, still a fun, super challenging course

10/7/2007 9:31:49 PM

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both knightsplay and the pond behind my house have gone down about 4-5 feet.

perfect for finding balls. you can see better now that its less water.

found about 18 balls behind my house, 14 of them were good shape.. and good balls too. rich folk play there.

found about 6-7 at knightsplay. left another 5-6 on the grass around the pond for other people (like 2-3 of them were ok to play, the others were stained from being in the water for a while).

so i got my new L wedge, Ping (i love this club), and i was trying to nail the green from my back yard.

even after hitting the trees i was within like 6 feet from the green.

its probably about a 65 Yard hit to the green, with tall pin trees in the way.

10/8/2007 9:39:22 AM

gforce
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Playing Riverwood on the 19th....anyone every play that course ? I never have.

10/8/2007 4:59:52 PM

dman ncsu 86
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If anyone here is interested, I finally got enough people together to make a club golf team here at state.

We are having our first meeting, which is primarily to get folk's information and what-not on Tuesday, October 16th in Daniels 216. If ya know anyone interested feel free to spread the word.

10/8/2007 6:26:05 PM

baonest
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^^riverwood is fun.

played there twice.. forgot which course i played. but its a nice course. i cant really comment on it since you know... we had to count 12 strokes off our swing because of beer related items. so yeah....

10/9/2007 8:42:25 AM

baonest
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olde liberty is opening up in Nov.

we'll see bout that course

10/15/2007 4:07:16 PM

Jeepin4x4
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is it bad that i dont want it to rain tomorrow? hahaha

have a 1:20 teetime at Rocky River and I am hoping this rain will hold off just a little while. I've been anxious to play all week.

10/18/2007 10:55:28 AM

Biofreak70
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^^how much did you get your lob wedge for?

i have one i got for free when I bought a replacement 6 iron, but I'm thinkin bout upgrading it

10/18/2007 3:34:59 PM

baonest
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i picked it up at knightsplay for $.71.. thats because it was around $99 (original price) in the half off bin, plus i had $50 gift certificate. so i just payed some tax.

i think they still have some wedges around.. and the driving range in north raleigh, Falls Golf Complex, has a few bins with other clubs for fairly good deals. some are used, others are new.

i saw a 61degree wedge. not sure on the brand though.

10/19/2007 8:31:37 AM

Jeepin4x4
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my dad better not bitch out of playing today. yeah it rained this morning but its so dry there won't be any standing water out there.

10/19/2007 9:25:27 AM

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http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-perform-the-perfect-golf-swing

10/22/2007 10:38:56 PM

baonest
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ive seen that vid before. its pretty good.

i was actually trying to find it about a week or so ago.

nice find

10/23/2007 9:49:38 AM

MyFilosofy
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Anyone been to Hedingham lately? I've never been and am curious if it's worth a shit or not

10/26/2007 9:05:06 AM

baonest
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its a good course for the money.

take a student ID.

first hole is a dog leg right... just aim over the batch of trees on the right side.. if you hit it correctly you are a chip from the green.


i play there a lot with my dad, mainly because its nearby and inexpensive.

10/26/2007 9:08:09 AM

baonest
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hitting up the range to chip a few. taking one club and a handful of balls.

10/29/2007 3:49:45 PM

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icee wat u did thur

10/29/2007 3:52:50 PM

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any of you guys, especially better drivers, ever used tees like this before? Notice any improvement or difference? I got a set of them in mystery golf grab bag over the weekend and have never bothered thinking about using them in the past as i am very traditional. But hell if they are worth something I may give them a shot during my next round.

10/29/2007 3:55:04 PM

JT3bucky
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i've tried brush tees, spring tees, even those paper tees that they make...I will stick with wood.

I dont notice any bit of difference as long as the tee is fairly well polished and all. not to mention some places you cant use anything other than wood tees so why get yourself acquainted with something that could be illegal.


but i really dont see that much difference, i mean it may be 5 yards...but i mean really.

10/29/2007 3:59:01 PM

Jeepin4x4
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^ya'rlly


thats what i figured.

10/29/2007 4:04:46 PM

baonest
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i dont know where but ive seen that picture somewhere..

ive tried brush tees.. like ^^ said, ill stick to wooden ones, or ill pull it out if i dont have anymore tees.

the brush tee is good because you cant destroy it unless you hit it like a hammer.

10/29/2007 7:48:26 PM

Jeepin4x4
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https://www.luckyteegolf.com is the site i got that picture off of. That's the brand of those tees i got in that grab bag.

10/30/2007 10:12:29 AM

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do they make tees out of grass seed (obviously it would be the type of grass used in tee boxes)? was just thinking how that could be a cool idea. but i'm sure either someone else already thought of it, or there's some reason that it's not a good idea.

10/30/2007 10:24:09 AM

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not sure about grass seed specifically, but you can get them made out of biodegradable products like corn starch, etc...

the only reason i think it would be a bad idea/greenskeeper's nightmare is that different courses use different grass, and so it would be tough to regulate the types of tees one is using and make for ugly tee boxes

[Edited on October 30, 2007 at 10:31 AM. Reason : .]

10/30/2007 10:31:18 AM

jam05
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Just bought a set of Callaway X-Forged 3-PW Project X 6.5 Rifle shafts. $500 on Ebay, can't wait to try them out! Please not to get cold yet!

11/5/2007 11:22:12 PM

baonest
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even later on in nov. and dec. just throw a long sleeve shirt on and go play.

knightsplay has a lot of nike apparel that is 50% off. lots of long sleeve stuff.

11/6/2007 8:28:43 AM

Jeepin4x4
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played sunday at the Tradition in charlotte. i played horribly, probably the worst overall round in 6 months.

I just couldn't find any rythym off the teebox. I think driving lessons are in order because I can't find a groove up there. irons and in are fine.

11/6/2007 10:17:19 AM

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Quote :
"the only reason i think it would be a bad idea/greenskeeper's nightmare is that different courses use different grass, and so it would be tough to regulate the types of tees one is using and make for ugly tee boxes"


good point.

11/6/2007 11:05:25 AM

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I'm beginning to get frustrated with my fairway wood and hybrids... I can drive it consistently straight, and my irons (i only carry 4-9) are fine, but everytime I try to break out my fairwaywood or my hybrid, I am topping the ball for some reason- I can't figure it out. Should I have the ball closer to the middle of my stance? (I have it lined up at the front of my stance like I do with my driver)

It's starting to get frustrating to the point where I'm just accepting I'm gonna have to add a stroke and just use my irons- I mean, I just got a new fairway wood, and I'd hate to think I wasted my money on it

On the plus side, my new 60degree wedge is dy-no-mite

11/11/2007 12:01:35 PM

MyFilosofy
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^ Slide it a little further back towards the middle and try to use the same swing you use with an iron, still hit the ball first, but do so at an aggressive downward strike, as it you were trying to leave a divot. That'll have the effect of pinching the ball between the club and the ground, causing it to get high up in the hair and have some spin.

11/11/2007 12:04:55 PM

AC Slater
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^^ what ^ said or keep your head down or a combo of both.

11/11/2007 12:18:33 PM

Biofreak70
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word- I'm gonna go to the range today, and hopefully they'll have the grass open so I can practice hitting off the ground (^^I wouldn't want to try the more aggressive swing deal on a mat- i'd probably hurt myself )

11/11/2007 12:31:47 PM

baonest
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got me a new hat. well, the first one i lost.



$21 and change at carolina custom golf

11/16/2007 12:20:18 PM

gforce
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Playing the Nuese on Monday :-)

11/16/2007 4:15:49 PM

gforce
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Questions to you more experienced golfers.....
1.) I am under the opinion that the grip and swing is what cause you to or not to slice....a friend of mine recently a friend has told me the type of ball you use can make a difference...wondering what you more experienced golfers think ?
2.) I play golf on average twice a month over the year.....how often should you buy new irons...same friend from above told me every 5 to 6 years ?

11/18/2007 2:38:50 PM

MyFilosofy
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A golf ball will not cure a slice...ever. If you slice the ball it is your swing, NOT the ball, not your irons. The only thing equipment-wise that could make an impact is the shaft, but with irons, that's a non-issue. For instance, all drivers now have graphite shafts, and if it is too flexible for your swing, the clubhead will arrive at the ball AFTER your hands, which will cause the clubhead to be open, putting a slice-spin on the ball. But if you slice with your irons too, it's your swing and no golf ball on earth will help.

As far as new irons, it depends on how much better you get. For players just starting out, use cavity back irons, that are heavily weighted, making it easy for the club to carry itself through impact. Most beginner irons are also offset, which try to put a natural draw on the ball in an attempt to correct a SLIGHT fade (slice). More important than getting new irons is getting new grips. I'd regrip at least once a year.

11/18/2007 2:50:44 PM

gforce
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^Thanks

11/18/2007 3:02:54 PM

baonest
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^^yeah. he pretty much nailed it.

there are lots of irons for beginners out there. and they do pretty well. they are more expensive because of the added help they have, like the Cobra S9 irons compared to the FP irons, compared to the pro set.


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11/18/2007 5:14:57 PM

Biofreak70
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^i thought that forged blades and clubs more for people who have been playing for a while(smaller heads, less forgiving, better feel, etc) were more expensive


and my new question is- how much would it run me to buy a new set of iron heads and then get them custom fitted to me (I worry the my current set is too short)- and just to give an idea of what I've been looking at, I've had my eye on the ping g10 and i10 , the cobra FP and S9, and calloway x-18 and x-20 (also, does anyone have any suggestion these clubs?)

12/3/2007 11:59:37 AM

baonest
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^well thats what i figured also until i saw the prices. these were the cobra prices, maybe some others are different.

but the "beginner" set was like $700 because of all the handicap aids added on to it. the cobra rep told me those were the reasons it was more expensive.

12/3/2007 12:03:58 PM

MyFilosofy
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Blades are for people who have a lower handicap due to their workability (playing draws and fades), this being said, it has a smaller sweet spot and are harder to hit than other beginner clubs. Generally, the thinner the club head, the better player it takes to take full advantage of the club's abilities. If you're relatively good and hit the ball high, you want to use blades because it'll calm that trajectory down a little and make it more controllable. If you're not that good yet and have trouble getting the ball up in the air, cavity back irons help a lot because of where the weight is placed in the club.

As for "forged" irons, all this means is the type of steel that goes into making the iron. Forged irons are literally cut and beat out of a chunk of steel to make the clubhead where as "cast" irons are formed when the steel is melted down, formed into the shape of the club and then cooled down to make it solid. Forged irons are going to feel a little softer, but if you're just starting out - it's unlikely that you'll notice a big difference.

As far as price goes - the Callaways (x-18 and 20s) are expensive, bottom line, but they're good clubs. Callaway's X series is simply a continuation series, where as the 18s are the model before the 20s. I don't think they started with 2, but they've been out for a while. If it were me, and I were just starting out - I'd look for a used set of Taylormade RACs or Mizuno MX-17s. The Taylormades are REALLY easy to launch, especially the long irons compared to other manufacturers, and as far as the Mizunos, I'm just a little partial because I played with those for a while. Both of those are pretty severely offset so that'll help with a natural fade, but don't expect ANY club to cure a slice, that's a swing flaw.

I know this is a bit much - but I like talking about this stuff and I hope it helps.

12/3/2007 3:44:45 PM

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Getting it in the air is no problem for me, but my distance isn't where it should be- my 7 gets about 150-160~, but my 4 can only get me ~190-200... my friend who used to be in PGM told me that it should be more like 210+ (i don't carry a 3 or a 2 anymore, so that's my longest iron, with my next club being a TM Rescue 3)

12/3/2007 5:22:22 PM

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Nah man - that's pretty much false. Your irons should vary 10-15 yards per club. So if you're hitting a 150 yard 7 iron, 190 yard 4 iron isn't all that strange. I bet your buddy expects to hit a 210 yard 4 iron, but he was in the PGM program for a reason. I'm a 5 handicap, I hit about a 155 7 iron and when I get to a 190 or 200 yard shot, I use my 4 or sometimes my 3. Distance is nice - but hitting the ball straight is a helluva lot more important.

12/3/2007 5:28:39 PM

Biofreak70
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very true-

so as for "building my own clubs"- would that be worth while? or is it something that i won't notice too much?

12/3/2007 5:32:14 PM

MyFilosofy
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F no man. I wouldn't do that. It's a novel idea - but trust me, manufacturers have put plenty of time and effort into their products. You can still get custom fitted too. Don't buy your shit from Dick's or anywhere like that. Go to a golf shop and they'll get you done up right. I would suggest the new Golfsmith store over on Glenwood. I would say Carolina Custom, but I don't like the way they "fit" clubs. They rip the grip off, put an extension rod down the shaft and regrip it. It doesn't add a whole lot of weight, but I can tell a difference. However, if you do go used - that might be the only way to get them fitted length wise. They can bend the hosel to get the right angle at address to any club, though - so unless you're abnormally tall or short, you should be good.

12/3/2007 5:40:23 PM

baonest
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i didnt know they had a golfsmith store off of glenwood.

i need to check that out.

12/12/2007 1:37:34 PM

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