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Single figures is a decent handicap IMHO. The vast majority of golfers never get to play off single figure handicaps. Not got there myself yet though I improved from 17 to 14 last season and shot a 9-over gross in a non-qualifier earlier this year. Unfortunately since this season started I am going the wrong way, up to 14.5 (15) now. :( Main thing is to enjoy the game.
I read somewhere that 75% of people who play golf will NEVER break 100 (unless they cheat). Maintaining a low handicap is difficult to do unless you can play at least once or twice a week every week. I managed to get to 9 before becoming ill and not playing for two years. I then scored my first and only 'hole in one' having only played about 10 times, since my return. My FIL who is Scratch, has never managed a hole in one despite playing twice a week every week for some 50 years. He was my partner that day.

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Very sad news for Tiger... We have seen it all too often with big stars falling apart and "losing it all" - Some can bounce back and rise again, take Britney Spears for example.

I hope he gets his life back on track, his back gets better and he can start playing top level again.

As for playing, i love the game, playing off 22 currently but improving all the time
 

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Golf is a difficult game.

I hadn't played for over 10 years until I played a small society outing in the Wicklow hills last month. I won the closest to the pin at one of the par 3s (was the only player to actually stay on the green). The only other thing I ever won was a longest drive at another "corporate" day.

I have regularly (in the past) broken 90 but couldn't break 120 last month!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Poor old Tiger, it's hard to play at 9 10ths when you were the greatest for so long.
 
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Without wishing to sound big-headed.

I'm a natural at the game.

My Dad (a keen golfer) used to take me over to the playing fields to knock a few balls around and was impressed at my ability to ping the balls off to wherever I wanted.
He offered to pay for club membership and lessons but I was more interested in surfing and skateboarding, I take up tennis but only because the courts were next to the beach.

Years later I was taken to the local driving range which has a 6 hole course attached by a couple of mates who were getting right into golf. I could still hit all of the distance marker signs and spanked the two of them on the little course, I only had a 5 iron and a putter.

Golf, a piece of piss.:p
 

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Without wishing to sound big-headed.

I'm a natural at the game.

My Dad (a keen golfer) used to take me over to the playing fields to knock a few balls around and was impressed at my ability to ping the balls off to wherever I wanted.
He offered to pay for club membership and lessons but I was more interested in surfing and skateboarding, I take up tennis but only because the courts were next to the beach.

Years later I was taken to the local driving range which has a 6 hole course attached by a couple of mates who were getting right into golf. I could still hit all of the distance marker signs and spanked the two of them on the little course, I only had a 5 iron and a putter.

Golf, a piece of piss.:p

Tragic that all that natural talent is not making you millions on the tour...:doh:
 
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Without wishing to sound big-headed.



I'm a natural at the game.



My Dad (a keen golfer) used to take me over to the playing fields to knock a few balls around and was impressed at my ability to ping the balls off to wherever I wanted.

He offered to pay for club membership and lessons but I was more interested in surfing and skateboarding, I take up tennis but only because the courts were next to the beach.



Years later I was taken to the local driving range which has a 6 hole course attached by a couple of mates who were getting right into golf. I could still hit all of the distance marker signs and spanked the two of them on the little course, I only had a 5 iron and a putter.



Golf, a piece of piss.:p



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I'm not too shabby myself, my old man was a scratch golfer, Said I had a more natural swing than him, but unfortunately life got in the way of Golf, now I have odd flashes of once was.


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Can Lee Westwood or Iain Poulter win a major? Sent from my Apple product using Crapatalk

Yes, but very, very unlikely. Westwood seems to fall to bits on Sundays. Poults is a real talent and Sergio's recent win may just inspire him. But time is not on their side.

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Yes, but very, very unlikely. Westwood seems to fall to bits on Sundays. Poults is a real talent and Sergio's recent win may just inspire him. But time is not on their side.

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I really thought Sergio was going to choke, still can't believe it now


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