sdparkes66

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  1. sdparkes66

    Ace !!!!

    Managed a Hole in One last night ... Sorry about the bad camera work and the bad language PEGI18
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    New member from Worcestershire

    Hi Micheal, I'm over in Stratford-Upon-Avon but don't mind a little travel for a casual match/game/practice round..
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    club washers and dishwashers

    Sorry, but this bring to mind a YouTube vid I recently saw...
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    I need help

    Hi and welcome, to be honest, you are wasting money by buying a driver without getting a couple of lessons.. I have been given the same advice, and to be honest, ignored it, spent a fortune, and not until I had a lessons was I able to have anything resembling a constant strike.. I watched a youtube video not too long ago, where someone was using a 7 iron for most of the game, a 7 can usually get around 150 yards(carry).. A par 5 at say 500 yards, you will be on or near the green in 3, then it's short game.. Takes a fair bit to realise it's your short game that matters more than anything... If you think, a bad chip turns into 2 chips, 1 putt turns into 3 putts, there's 5 shots that should have been 2 or 3.. Hope that helps a bit.. and good luck
  5. Dive on Twitter and give this guy a shout, he's at Chrolton Cum Hardy (Guessing its close) https://twitter.com/GolfVlogsUK Just been out in Spain with him and 40 guys, a fair few are from the Manchester area
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    Flying with golf clubs

    Just spoke to Ryan Air, would appear they don't care whats in the bag as long as it's under 20kg
  7. sdparkes66

    Flying with golf clubs

    Just wondering what I can get away with putting in the golf club carry bag ? (RyanAir) Shoes, clothes and Towels ? Or is it just Clubs ?
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    New (to me) clubs

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    New (to me) clubs

    I really need to go onto one of these funky machines and find out I guess, wonder if AG will let me do that.. As long as they let me warm up
  10. sdparkes66

    New (to me) clubs

    System 75 Regular (there's a cw next to the 75)
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    New (to me) clubs

    So I got myself a set of Benross Gold Speed (Senior Flex) Irons when I started playing in 2016, bought without advice and for what I thought was a good price (£139, 5-SW).. Well, I've really been enjoying playing with them, but have never felt 100% confident. 2 days ago a friend of mine has had to hang up his bag due to ill health and gave me his old clubs, a set of Callaway x-18's .. So, I literally picked one at random, and very weirdly felt confident with the club, so I went to the range with them, and fired a basket of balls, each swing feeling better and better. I cannot believe how different they feel, how much more confident I feel using them, and more importantly, how much more consistency there was with my shots, possibly a placebo effect, not sure, I just know I will be able to do wonders with them. Am not being delusional, I know that I am still going to have plenty of duff shots, but I believe I will have less duff, and more balls going where I want them to.. ( was also a lot straighter with the shots)... Is it normal that there can be such a difference between clubs and the fact that the feeling of confidence does aid in improving the shots (makes sense that it could)... Any thoughts ?
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    How far should golf adapt?

    Amazing.. Knuckle Draggers... People then wonder why golf is perceived to have an "old school" secret handshake type underbelly... Yes, I get incensed about this old school garbage, all these narrow minded committee members need to be encouraged to open their minds or move on...
  13. sdparkes66

    Golfshake 36 Hole Competition 2018

    I've registered, so hopefully will get scrounging a lift with you Rob
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    Charity Golf Events 2018

    I'd be interested