2018 summer support group

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Re: 2018 summer support group

Post by legitimatebeef » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:19 am

Next round for me is most likely going to be indoors on a simulator. Sometime this week.

Among the perks of indoor golf: don't have to wear a polo shirt.
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Aug 09, 2018 11:59 am

Going to simulator in a few minutes. :puke
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Post by legitimatebeef » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:52 pm

I am back from the simulator. It wasn't that fun and yet the time really flew by like nothing. Just hit balls on the range. I learned that I can barely hit a 6i over 150y. Surprising.

I still sweated through my shirt. I think I still prefer being outside and sweating it up. Hitting in a sim is such a different experience. I could swear there is a certain physical response to observing the ball in the air, which gets stifled when hitting at a screen. Is there a type of sim that features a quiet screen? Maybe that's still future tech, but IMO eliminating the "thwack!" of sim golf could be revolutionary. I dunno, I find it fairly unpleasant. This facility has 10 sims, adds up to a lot of thwackin.

Had a decent practice once I got acclimated. Terrible bang for the buck though. I need to practice my swinging in a slower, more thoughtful manner. Been trying to practice visualization prior to stepping over the ball and to do that takes time. How do you do that at $45/hr? I'll come back though, maybe when it's cold. I don't like it but am not going to quit on it, there is something to indoor practice. It is more cerebral, seems like. Tiger spent a lot of time in the garage hitting to a net as a kid, after dark and rainy days, says he learned a lot in there.
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Post by jasonfish11 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:58 pm

Not trying to sway your thoughts at all. At first I didn't like hitting indoors as much as outdoors, but now that I've done it I really prefer it.

For me I'm still playing golf swing, it's so much easier for me to do that on a simulator. Once I get more into playing golf (god I hope that is sooner rather than later) I think playing and hitting balls outside will be more enjoyable. But right now I really like messing around on the simulator when working on my swing.

But at $45/hour I dont think I'd enjoy it. Maybe I should start charging in the winter.
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Re: 2018 summer support group

Post by GBOGEY » Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:43 pm

Interesting experience exploring new courses the last two days. Yesterday I had the chance to play at a local club. The reputation was the course was hard and tight. No my old course wasn't popular because it was so tight, but this place was unreal. The rating was 71.1/135 for only 6100 yards - not sure I've seen many ratings that strong for such a short distance. There were few holes where after the fact where the right strategy was probably laying back and then mid-iron. There was one hole where the landing area for my FW was less than 30 yards. Almost hard to the point of not fun. Course has some good stuff but not one I'm dying to play again tomorrow.

Then today I think I played my first real muni. Mind you I mainly played public golf in NJ, but the two counties where I lived are too of the richest counties in the country and the quality of the muni golf shows that - courses in great condition for muni's and nice design. This place - the club house hasn't been touched in at least 30 years. Slow greens, wide fairways running parallel to other holes, generally straight. Almost no rough because they haven't been watering and so there wasn't much there. Or maybe they were trying for a links feel - I had two drives roll out at least 50 yards. Anyway it was fun, good pace, and $22.

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