Friday, August 11, 2006

New personal best

Had a breakthrough today on the back 9 in the rain, I hadn't been keeping my back straight when taking my shots, causing them to go awry. I managed to salvage my game and score 107, which is my new personal best. I think with this knowledge I might be able to score even lower the next time I go out. I was playing with Richard and he also played his best round yet, scoring 77.... :S.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Back at the Goose

Hey everyone, sorry for the long period of inactivity here. Been busy with work and haven't had much time to go golfing. Since my last post I have played 2 more rounds at the goose hummock golf resort, the first round I scored a decent 109, and the second a terrible 118. I fell apart yesterday when I went out, I felt as though I was playing my best round ever on the front 9 and was on track to breaking 100 for the first time, however sadly it was not going to happen. I have no idea how or why but I just could not make any shots on the back 9 no matter what I did, it is as though the golf gods decided yesterday was not the day I would break 100 on my score card.

I have vastly improved upon my putting ability, my driving is ok, however my short chip approaches are absolutely god awful, I always either under shoot over shoot my target by at least 20 yards. I am seriously contemplating purchasing some lessons, or at least going out a lot more once I buy my new car in the next couple weeks :).

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Worst round ever!

Just got back from the worst round I have played yet, I shot 124 on a course called Twin Willows in St. Albert. Ugly course I must say as well... To top it all off I messed up my knee somehow as well and can barely walk right now, I hope I didn't do any real damage to it, if it is still bothering me tomorrow I am going to have to go to the hospitol and get it checked out.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

No matter how good you get you can always get better and that's the exciting part

I am sure most of you know that in the beginning stages of learning, a golfer can make huge strides in a very short period of time. However, today has been the biggest improvement I have yet to see in my ability. I have found that the regular flex shaft is my holy grail, I hit longer (about 200-250 regularly), I hit straighter, and I use less effort in doing so. Nearly 90% of my drives with the new Taylormade V-Steel FW 3-wood were dead straight, with no hook, no fade, and no surprises. I was astonished to say the least, I felt like a pro out on the driving range doing considerably better than the women in the stalls next to me taking lessons with the resident PGA instructor, who apparently have been golfing for years. I am beyond psyched and very much looking forward to my next round of golf, I am confident I can easily break 100.... heck maybe even 90!

12-year-old records two holes-in-one during tourney

A South Carolina youngster recorded two holes-in-one while competing in the 11-12 age group at the Future Masters. This is nuts, scoring a single hole in one is supposed to be a once in a lifetime experience for most golfers, but two is just amazingly lucky. Unfortunately the article neglects to mention his final score, though judging by the final quote we can assume that he didn't win.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Taylormade V-Steel FW 3-Wood

I bought one on ebay about a week and a half ago, just arrived an hour ago, after my first aid training tomorrow I am going to go try it out at the driving range. This thing has gotten some good reviews, so I am hoping it does me right, as I didn't even have any FW woods before this heh.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Late night T time

Played a round tonight with Richard, his buddy Leon, and a guy we met on the course named Dustin. We started at 6:40pm and finished at 11:15pm. Shot a 106... but I bet I could have hit close to 100 if I hadn't been tired on the back nine and nearly unable to see the flight of my ball off the T since it was pretty dark out. All in all I am improving quite a bit, hitting straighter, hitting farther, and putting as well as pitching more accurately. If I keep at this rate, by the time I finish my first year I should be shooting in the mid-to-high 80's.

P.S. I was playing from the blue's today, normally I play the white's.

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Nike contact lenses make you a better athlete.

I just found this link on a technology news site that I frequent called digg. It looks like Nike has made the successor to the sunglasses, they are contact lenses that have the same effect, only minus the annoying tan lines you tend to get from wearing them a lot. They aren't even that much more expensive than regular contacts which is a bonus.

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Where I'm at with my game

Hello everyone and welcome to my impersonal golf blog/journal. I am a hacker and a slacker, new to the game, but planning on maybe going pro someday. I started playing about 2 months ago, my boss/buddy got me into the game, sold me his father in laws partially used clubs, and took me out a few times to play. I scored a VERY generous 120 (probably a 130-138 without mulligans) at a course called the goose hummock, which has a slope rating of 129 for the white t's. For those who don't play golf; that is the average mens t's, each t is a different difficulty rating, and a different distance from the green. This course is rated as difficult due to 15 of the 18 holes having water hazards. I usually lose between 5 and 12 balls each time I go out.

Since the first time I went out I have gone again twice, scoring a 118 then a 108, so I would say I have improved a fair bit. I have gone to the driving range at the Victoria Municipal Range here in Edmonton a few times, though due to my schedule I am unable to go as often as I would like.

I will be posting something new every time I go out to play or just go to the driving range, whether it being ramblings about my frustrations, or insights into the game in general, so check back often.