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    Quote Originally Posted by mugs View Post
    I'm just learning how to play the great game of golf.
    What have I learned so far? I really suck at golf...
    Every golfer learns that lesson constantly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mugs View Post
    I'm just learning how to play the great game of golf.
    What have I learned so far? I really suck at golf...
    The feeling that you suck at golf may never, ever go away.

    However, the drop from 115 to 100 is relatively easy.

    The drop from 100's to the 90's is a little tougher, but manageable. This will come as you develop a more consistent swing. Your ball will start flying further and straighter. You touch on and around the greens will improve.

    After that, you're on your own.

    The quickest way to shave strokes off your score (besides using the eraser or not counting all of your shots/penalties) is to work on the putting and chipping. Yes, it may be boring and tedious, but those shots count just the same as the drives. I have played with people who are decent from the tee and fairway, but get a wedge or putter in their hands, and its over.

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    OH SNAP!!!!!

    Just got an e-mail from The Tribute Golf Course in Dallas that I have a tee time for Saturday.

    Dallas Golf Course - The Tribute Course Layout

    Trying to get on the Cowboys Golf Course on Friday.

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    You'd better work on your 100 yd. putts!! (But I doubt the grass is even remotely the same, so nevermind.)
    But, you will have to watch out for the pot bunkers and the burns and the high grasses (but probably not the gorse)!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Teeny View Post
    You'd better work on your 100 yd. putts!! (But I doubt the grass is even remotely the same, so nevermind.)
    But, you will have to watch out for the pot bunkers and the burns and the high grasses (but probably not the gorse)!
    Uh oh, no time to practice any of those shots that hit short and release, as I am playing there on Friday.

    Saturday is now at The Texas Star Golf Course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by No One View Post
    The feeling that you suck at golf may never, ever go away.

    However, the drop from 115 to 100 is relatively easy.

    The drop from 100's to the 90's is a little tougher, but manageable. This will come as you develop a more consistent swing. Your ball will start flying further and straighter. You touch on and around the greens will improve.

    After that, you're on your own.

    The quickest way to shave strokes off your score (besides using the eraser or not counting all of your shots/penalties) is to work on the putting and chipping. Yes, it may be boring and tedious, but those shots count just the same as the drives. I have played with people who are decent from the tee and fairway, but get a wedge or putter in their hands, and its over.
    I try to kill the ball. For some reason, it's a hard habit for me to break.
    I'll get in a groove every once in awhile where I'm not hitting it hard at all and the ball goes pretty far and straight.
    Then I try to hit it harder and I tense up. Start hitting like crap again.

    Very frustrating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mugs View Post
    I try to kill the ball. For some reason, it's a hard habit for me to break.
    I'll get in a groove every once in awhile where I'm not hitting it hard at all and the ball goes pretty far and straight.
    Then I try to hit it harder and I tense up. Start hitting like crap again.

    Very frustrating.


    Welcome!!!!


    Isn't that sick? You feel like if you nut-up for this one shot, you should be able to hit it 5 - 10 extra yards. Nope. No such luck. I am still in the same boat. Somehow, my tempo changes when I hit off the natural green stuff.

    Okay, time to hop on an airplane!

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    PLayed Sierra Lakes in Fontana for the 1st time in a couple weeks, since Vegas and FF at least. And I realized something else, if your having a rough day/week, golf can be either your BEST relief from your stress OR add to it like youve never played this damn sport before.....pathetic 92.

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    Last Friday - The Tribute Golf Links in The Colony, TX -

    First off, for a state that HATES taxes, they charge Sales Tax for a round of golf.

    However, I did not start my day there. My friend had to go to work and judge a Halloween costume contest, so he dropped me at the Cowboys Golf Club for a couple of hours, which was good for practice. I was able to spend some time getting used to the speed of the greens in Texas (California may have the slowest greens in the USA). I was also able to use the practice facility for $15 (unlimited balls, sand, chipping). The Cowboys rate is $190, but that also included unlimited range, and all food and non-alcoholic drinks.

    After about an hour and a half of practice, I decided to grab breakfast at the Cowboys Club. Turns out, I was served by a Dallas Stars Ice Girl. I only know this because I was overhearing some guy (her dad) talking about the game the night prior. I assumed it was the baseball game. Turns out, when they said 5 - 2, I knew it was the Kings defeating the Stars. I then chimed in about the Kings, and that is where she told me.

    Even though I didn't play the course, I was able to get a discount on the food (and I can confirm that food is included in the daily rate).

    So, then we head to The Tribute. We get there a little late, so there is no time to swing. $129 weekend rate, included cart, range.

    This is an absolutely gorgeous course. The first fairway in joined with the 18th, ala St. Andrews. The rest of the holes are also incredible, and were in mostly great shape. There were some issues with the greens on some of the holes. 1, 9, 10, 18 were recently punched, however the holes were small enough to not effect the roll much. Some of the other greens has some minor issues, but nothing too drastic.

    I was able to hit it in the fairway off of 17, The Road Hole.

    I shot a miserable 89 from the tips, which is even worse considering I dropped 2 birdies on the front. I also ended up in, I think, 2 bunkers and none were that deep.

    I can not wait to tackle this course again.

    Last Saturday - Texas Star Golf Course

    We had a noon tee time, and almost didn't make it, due to construction on 121, so again no range. We drive up, and are followed by a cart who takes our bags and us down to the pro shop. we check in and pay our $77 +tax. Yes, $77.

    This course, while is Dallas (Euless actually), has some nice elevation changes and is also absolutely gorgeous as well.

    I was more on on Saturday. I think I hit 11 of 14 fairways, and of those 3 misses, I think only one was horrible. I also had a 3 putt par, but hey, I was too aggressive from 60 feet for eagle and paid the price.

    This course couldn't be more different than The Tribute. This is a tree lined course, where as The Tribute obviously isn't. Most of the fairways seemed to be a little more narrow than the Tribute.

    I was able to drop an 83 there.

    My buddy did pick 2 absolutely wonderful places to play. Both are worth a replay from me!!

    Seriously, you can not go wrong with either of these courses should you find yourselves in the Metroplex.

    For the experience, The Tribute is worth the $129 to play once or twice, and whenever you are playing with someone who hasn't been there. However, I could see Texas Star being a constant if I am frequently out there.

    Now, back to Mile Square.

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    Well, I guess I will bump this thread for the first time in 2011.

    I played a whopping one round from Thanksgiving through January 14. A cozy little 84 at El Dorado, which kept my index at 9.6. Can't remember the specifics.

    The calendar then turned to 2011. I have since played three rounds. San Juan Hills (83), Los Serranos South (85), and Skylinks (81).

    That 81 may be the most frustrating 81 I may ever experience. It was an 81 with 35 putts. Let's just say I had my best ball striking 9 holes ever on the back 9. I put an 8 iron (140 into the wind) within 12 feet for birdie on 11, a wedge (about 70 yards) to within 7 feet on 12 for birdie, a 7 iron (155 yards) to within 4 feet for birdie on 17 and MISSED THEM ALL!!! I did manage to scrape out a birdie on 18 with a HORRIBLE 9 iron from 135 that somehow rolled up to within 10 feet. (and I put my tee shot on 16 into the water. Off the toe of the 7 iron and rolled back down the hill).

    I hit 8/14 fairways and 10/18 greens. I just couldn't put the ball in the hole from anywhere. Oh well, I have seen a practice green since November (except for the pre-round ones).

    Off to try to get a 7 index this year, maybe even 6.5. We'll see how life and work go.

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