First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  Next  Last
Golf for Every age
1542 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21
Offline
Posted 6/29/08 , edited 9/12/08
This thread is about a general topic on golf so anything about golf can be posted. ...
What is hot on golf gadgets? Recommended golf courses? Tips for low/high handicap players? What is best for the average weekend golfer? Where can we learn golf in your area? Golf rules? How do you rate golf compared to other sports when it comes to health benefits and sports related injuries?
.....

Nobody is old enough to learn golf.

Don't you know that an average golf course ( 18 holes ) is around six (6) to seven (7) km long?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf_club_(equipment)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golf_course




Types of shots

Strictly speaking, every shot made in a round of golf will be subtly different, because the conditions of the ball's lie and desired travel path and distance of the ball will virtually never be exactly the same. However, most shots fall into one of the following categories depending on the purpose and desired distance:

* A drive is a long-distance shot played from the tee or fairway, intended to move the ball a great distance down the fairway towards the green.
* An approach shot is made with the intention of placing the ball on the green. A drive may place the ball on the green as well, but the term "approach" typically refers to a second or subsequent shot with a shorter-range iron club chosen for the distance required.
* A putt is a shot designed to roll the ball along the ground. It is normally made on the putting green using a putter, though other clubs may be used to achieve the same effect in different situations. A lag is a long putt designed less to try to place the ball in the cup than simply to move the ball a long distance across the putting green for an easier short putt into the cup.
* A chip shot is a very short lofted shot, generally made with an abbreviated swing motion. Chip shots are used as very short approach shots (generally within 35 yards/32 m), as a "lay-up" shot to reposition the ball on the fairway, or to get the ball out of a hazard such as a sand trap. A bump and run is a variation of a chip shot, which involves running the ball along the ground with a medium- or high-lofted club using a putting motion.
* Punch or knock-down shots are very low-loft shots of varying distance. They are used to avoid hitting the ball into the canopy of trees or other overhead obstructions, or when hitting into the wind which causes the ball to climb higher than normal.
* Lay-up shots are made from the fairway after a drive or from the rough, but intended to travel a shorter distance than might normally be expected and/or with a higher degree of accuracy, due to intervening circumstances. Most often, a lay-up shot is made to avoid hitting the ball into a hazard placed in the fairway, or to position the ball in a more favorable position on the fairway for the next shot. They are "safe" shots; the player is choosing not to try to make a very long or oddly-placed shot correctly, therefore avoiding the risk that they will make it incorrectly and incur penalty strokes, at the cost of requiring one or more additional strokes to place the ball on the green.
* Flop Shot is when a player uses a very open club like a Lob Wedge to get the ball high very quickly over an obstacle or to get the ball to stop quickly when it hits the ground.
* A draw is when a player shapes a shot from right to left in a curving motion (or left to right for a left-handed player). This occurs when the clubface is closed relative to the swingpath. A shot which draws too much, or unintentionally and thus uncontrolled, is called a "hook".
* A fade is when a player shapes a shot from left to right in a curving motion (or right to left for a left-handed player). This occurs when the clubface is open relative to the swingpath. A shot which fades too much, or unintentionally and thus uncontrolled, is called a "slice".
* A shank occurs when the club strikes the ball close to the joint between the shaft of the club and the club head, called the hosel, and thus flies at a sharp angle to the right of the intended direction (or to the left, for a left-handed player).
* A topped or bladed shot occurs when the forward edge of the club head strikes the ball too high, ie at the centre of the ball or "over the top" instead of underneath as intended, and the ball thus flies very low or rolls along the ground.
* A duffed shot occurs when the club head strikes the ground behind the ball, instead of striking the ball cleanly, thus slowing the club head velocity as it propels the ball and/or altering the alignment of the club head to the ball, with various consequences for the quality of the shot. This is also known as "hitting fat".
* A chunked or turfed shot occurs when the club head strikes the ground behind the ball at a steep angle, causing the club to nearly stop as it pulls up a very large divot, or "chunk" of turf, causing the ball to come up extremely short of the desired target.
14895 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
23 / M
Offline
Posted 6/29/08
i'm good at mini golf
36758 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
Offline
Posted 6/29/08
i got a HOLE IN ONE when i was a little kid...
Posted 6/29/08
I play golf occasionally. Well, whole family plays golf! My dad is addicted to it. He plays 4 times a week. AT LEAST four times a week. Its kinda fun!
19324 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
70 / M / Motor City
Offline
Posted 6/29/08
I like hitting golf balls full force at mini golf places. Fun shit.
328 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F / your bathr0om~! HAHA
Offline
Posted 6/29/08
i've played golf...and i suck at it.
1542 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21
Offline
Posted 6/29/08

0x0xkrizx0x0 wrote:

i've played golf...and i suck at it.


it takes time to master the green, the short irons and the wood.
18991 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
www.crunchyroll.com
Offline
Posted 6/29/08
328 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F / your bathr0om~! HAHA
Offline
Posted 6/29/08

Putter wrote:


0x0xkrizx0x0 wrote:

i've played golf...and i suck at it.


it takes time to master the green, the short irons and the wood.



i know. i just don't have the patience..or the time to learn it.
isn't there an instant way to just know it?!
1542 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21
Offline
Posted 6/29/08

0x0xkrizx0x0 wrote:


Putter wrote:


0x0xkrizx0x0 wrote:

i've played golf...and i suck at it.


it takes time to master the green, the short irons and the wood.



i know. i just don't have the patience..or the time to learn it.
isn't there an instant way to just know it?!


For the wood and the iron you have to be consistent- try the driving range and maybe with a pro

Also work around the green with the wedge and on the green with the putter.

It is like practice makes perfect thing.
328 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
22 / F / your bathr0om~! HAHA
Offline
Posted 6/29/08

Putter wrote:


0x0xkrizx0x0 wrote:


Putter wrote:


0x0xkrizx0x0 wrote:

i've played golf...and i suck at it.


it takes time to master the green, the short irons and the wood.



i know. i just don't have the patience..or the time to learn it.
isn't there an instant way to just know it?!


For the wood and the iron you have to be consistent- try the driving range and maybe with a pro

Also work around the green with the wedge and on the green with the putter.

It is like practice makes perfect thing.


okay. i'll try those...but what's a green with the wedge-thing and the green with the putter-thing?
i've tried working with a player my age(..he's good)..but we ended up dating. HAHA.
i'll try an older guy..one that looks like a father/gramps. lol.

1542 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
21
Offline
Posted 6/29/08 , edited 6/29/08

0x0xkrizx0x0 wrote:


Putter wrote:


0x0xkrizx0x0 wrote:


Putter wrote:


0x0xkrizx0x0 wrote:

i've played golf...and i suck at it.


it takes time to master the green, the short irons and the wood.



i know. i just don't have the patience..or the time to learn it.
isn't there an instant way to just know it?!


For the wood and the iron you have to be consistent- try the driving range and maybe with a pro

Also work around the green with the wedge and on the green with the putter.

It is like practice makes perfect thing.


okay. i'll try those...but what's a green with the wedge-thing and the green with the putter-thing?
i've tried working with a player my age(..he's good)..but we ended up dating. HAHA.
i'll try an older guy..one that looks like a father/gramps. lol.



try sinking twenty balls with the putter maybe at four spots and at one foot around the hole in the green and then try at at two feet again around the hole. then three feet then four and until you cannot sink it. and try doing it from four feet then three feet then two feet then one foot and that ends the practice. get someone to check your swing for the first few putts
around the green we use the pitching wedge and the sand wedge. try the chip and run with close club face and the pitch with open club face and practice it
Posted 6/29/08
Golf? I never play such things.
2378 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M
Offline
Posted 6/29/08
i've onli played golf when young. seems quite fun tho
16316 cr points
Send Message: Send PM GB Post
25 / M / Bangalore,India
Offline
Posted 6/29/08
Does Golf deserve to be called a sport?
First  Prev  1  2  3  4  5  Next  Last
You must be logged in to post.