I Love to Play Golf

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    Canadian Club Open

    January: Here I am looking out at two feet of snow in my yard. Spring golf is still a couple months away, but the sun came out this morning. I've been practicing my putting inside A few years ago I worked with some guys who held a golf event every January called the "Canadian...
    DozerDan DozerDan
    66-70, M
    Jan 11, 2013

    I Need Hank Haney

    I've been struggling with my game for a while now. I can't seem to get past the head trip. I was getting better before I started watching the golf channel and start thinking about my shots. Then I caught a show called the Haney project. He's re-teaching Charles Barkley his golf...
    teleman teleman
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Nov 24, 2009

    Club Tournament...

    I started at golf late in life, not starting to play more than a couple times a year until I joined a club in my early 50s. So I'm not a great golfer, running around a mid-20s handicap.  But I played Saturday in a men's association tournament at our club, and my partner and I...
    WetCoupleBigD WetCoupleBigD
    2 Responses Apr 15, 2013

    First Place

    This past week I attended a 50 year reunion for my high school Class of 1963. One of the events was a golf tournament. We were divided into 4 man, or woman, teams. Competition was a best ball scramble. Each team was required to use the drive of each player on 3 of the holes...
    DozerDan DozerDan
    66-70, M
    Aug 6, 2013

    Not competitively though,

    that would be too much stress and would just take all of the fun out of it! I play against my previous score, always trying to improve. The only problem with that is, the amount of alcohol I drink on any given golf-outing varies from one course to next...and, well, my golf game...
    lifesinlimbo lifesinlimbo
    51-55, F
    Jan 11, 2014

    Still Chasing That Goal

    I have a goal to shoot a 78 or lower. I have not done this just yet but, I have been working on trying to make my game and my swing more consistent. Its has been devastating to my score, but my game is finally starting to show signs of life. I'm finally hitting my mid to long...
    teleman teleman
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 29, 2009

    I have recently taken to golf,

    having never played it before. Two gentlemen from local club kindly offered to play a round with me. They showed me how to get a good grip and the correct position to stand in. I even managed to get their balls up a fairway! Unfortunately I was playing in the rough most of the...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 27, 2014

    Oh !?#@, Im Getting Worse!!!!

    Over the summer, I actually started shooting in the low eighties and was somewhat happy with that. My shots were going where I wanted them for the most part, and I felt really comfortable with my swing...then I started watching Golf Channel!!! Although I love watching, they give...
    teleman teleman
    36-40, M
    Oct 12, 2009

    Nothing Like Letting It Rip !!!

          I have alway played softball as a teenager and in High School, then i met someone who taught me how to play golf. I could not believe how far i could hit the ball, especially on the Drive, I got pretty good at it and i would go and play in Scramble...
    confusedone confusedone
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 22, 2008

    Ive been playing since i was 9.

    I can drive a ball about 250 yards with a good hit.
    CanadianAtHeart CanadianAtHeart
    13-15, M
    May 30, 2014

    Thank God

    Last week I thought my golfing was over. Thank god my wife contributed her feelings about the game to temporary insanity. So I get to continue something that relieves a lot of stress for me. Although my goal of shooting a 78 or less will probably never happen, I am still tring...
    teleman teleman
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Sep 20, 2009

    Need To Break 80

    started playing golf at the age of 12 and have been playing recreationally every since. i am currently a 10 handicap and am struggling to break 80... any suggestions?
    texasmade24 texasmade24
    22-25, M
    1 Response May 29, 2012

    Hey There Sports Fans

    Hey there sports fans, teleman here. Just back from a little weekend golf outing with my wife, where we played a new coarse to us.........huh.....played?! If one had been watching me, you would have thought I had never picked up a club in my life. It was terrible, yet hillarious...
    teleman teleman
    36-40, M
    Aug 31, 2009

    Guess Its Over

    My wife and I have been playing golf together for eight of our ten years of marriage. Lately we've decided to start taking our game seriously and all it did was mess our games up Today my wife shot the worst eighteen holes ever and has sincerely decided to never play again...
    teleman teleman
    36-40, M
    1 Response Sep 13, 2009

    Golf Golf Golf!!!!!

    Well...here it is, a cool crisp Saturday morning in October in Arkansas. The sky is starting to show signs of life and color, as the sun is making its way toward the eastern horizon. My beloved Arkansas Razorbacks will be taking the field in a few hours, and all seems right with...
    teleman teleman
    36-40, M
    Oct 30, 2010

    I list as a favorite game Golf Solitaire

    which is a card variant on the classic card game of Solitaire and it has the effects of golf plays. I discovered it on Club Pogo which is a gaming site. I don't play Pogo anymore for now because it has become too time-consuming, addictive and expensive for me. But I won't rule...
    loveismyfriend loveismyfriend
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2015

    Second Eagle

    Today, while playing nine holes after work with my wife, I was playing a long, narrow par 5. It was hole #4, and my drive, and second shot, were long and straight, but really never left the ground. I was right at 120 yards from the cup with a slight breeze in my face, and I...
    teleman teleman
    36-40, M
    Sep 17, 2010

    I think golf is a great game.

    You can use this time to clear out your mind and not thinking about your current problems. Time to bond with your friends and engage in business discussions. I can play everyday of the week if I can afford it. Does anyone else feel the same about golf? I know my wife doesn...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    I am located in Las Vegas

    and would LOVE a golf buddy. 420 and party friendly!
    PKRipper702 PKRipper702
    26-30, M
    Jun 16, 2014

    Help Your Golf Game

    INFLAMMATION, The “Silent Killer” About 3 in 4 Americans suffer from problems related to inflammation, which can negatively impact your health for years before you even become aware of obvious symptoms like chronic joint discomfort, reduced flexibility, skin problems...
    Xtremepower Xtremepower
    31-35, M
    1 Response Mar 22, 2012
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