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Golf

Twinflower

Twinflower

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Are there any fans of this game? How hard is to become a good player in it?
 
florri

florri

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Golf is an interesting game. This is a strategy game. I sometimes play as an amateur. But I like to watch championships. I used to watch people play in Vienna.
 
JBurgessXXX

JBurgessXXX

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Depends what you mean by good.
If you want to play so well, you have a very low handicap, it will take a long time and a lot of practice. These days, unless you a naturally gifted sports person, you really need to start as young as possible. Golf is not about pure strength as many female golfers hit the ball further than most men and nearly as far as the best pro’s
Golf depends on two main attributes. Flexibility and timing.
This is why the sooner you start, the better. Young people generally have far greater body flexibility and the timing is easier as they show no fear of swinging through the arc to hit the ball. They will hit many wild shots, but usually, if they have a modicum of skill and dedication, will achieve a very good standard.
However, many people take up the game later in life, perhaps after children have left home, or they retire of just have more time on their hands. They can still get a great deal of enjoyment from the game but will still need to practice a lot.
Golf is all about attitude. The golf swing is a counterintuitive action, unlike any other sports movement and is not easy to master consistently. If it was we would all be playing like the pro’s.
If you dedicate sufficient time and invest in good quality clubs and take lessons, a lot more than you think, you should achieve a reasonably good standard.
I have played for many years and have reached a mid-handicap level. This is good enough for me to play reasonably consistently and enjoy my golf with players of a similar standard. However, there are members of all golf clubs who never seem to enjoy themselves, always moaning about the shots they played badly, rather than enjoying the shots they played well.
Is it hard to become a good golf player? It’s as hard as you want to make it.
 
Needhelp

Needhelp

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Golf is something which I have looked at from time to time but I think it needs a lot of patience and focus. As I get distracted fairly easily I think I would lose interest relatively quickly. Are there any skills you can learn from golf that may be useful in business?
 
JBurgessXXX

JBurgessXXX

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By the way, has anyone tried to shoot their age?)
 
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lookingforadvice

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What you mean shoot your age?
 
Adam

Adam

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I took up golf in September last year, brought some new clubs in October and played twice a week throughout winter, had 7 Lessons in total since starting.

Managed to get my first Handicap of 17.0 around Feb just before Covid19 started interfearing :). I shoot between 80 - 85 on our local course every game, ( It's only a small course, typical 72 par course I normally hit high 80's which is normally better than my Handicap ).

Last week I got fitted properly for some new Irons, Mixed bag Mizuno MP20 HMB and MMC's. You could say I'm slightly addicted. It's cost me a small fortune already and Im planning custom fitting for wedges, Driver and woods in the coming months.

My target is a Handicap of below 12 before the end of the year. Which I'm on target for, hopefully when my new Irons turn up this week they will help towards breaking 80 :)
 
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Looking at this from a business point of view, is golf still a good way to network?
 
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