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  1. Golf Games for Twosomes, Threesomes and Foursomes

    <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" border=0 cellSpacing=0 borderColor=#111111 cellPadding=5 width=600 bgColor=#ffffff><TBODY><TR><TD>Games for Twosomes, Threesomes and Foursomes </TD></TR><TR><TD> Scramble In a Scramble, each foursome is a team competing against all other foursomes....

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-24-2005 01:49 PM
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  2. Poll Poll: What to hit from 170yds out...

    On the idea of "distance claims" can we come up with a question that will give a more reasonable picture of distance. Let's try the following: Which club would you use if you had 170yds to the pin? Just because I know there will be questions: - no elevation change between you and the pin -...

    Started by Started2k3‎, 12-18-2006 02:07 PM
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  3. Red face pledge to charities - 2011

    2nd annual pledge to charities. :smash $5 for birdies, $20 for eagles (or pick your own amounts to give). Last year's pledge had 9 participants, we recorded over 200 birdies/eagles and raised over $1,000 for Canadian charities. Click here for the 2010 thread. I assume the same players from last...

    Started by nokids‎, 04-12-2011 03:03 PM
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  4. Poll Poll: Who is to blame for slow play?

    Interested to see the results... Feel free to be honest and not politically correct.

    Started by fundonny‎, 04-24-2006 04:16 PM
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  5. pledge to charities

    I pledge $5 for every birdie I make this golf season, and $20 for every eagle to go to a registered charity in Canada. At the end of each month, I'll tally up the birds, and make the gift. I think this is a great way to motivate myself to shoot lower scores, and not feel so guilty about playing so...

    Started by nokids‎, 03-04-2010 11:16 AM
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  6. Poll Poll: How bad is your golf itch right now?

    I'm at 5. Mildly itchy.....

    Started by nokids‎, 03-14-2011 10:55 AM
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  7. 2012 Pledge to Charities

    Birdied #5 at Prescott on both Saturday and Sunday. Guess I'll start it this year seeing as NoKids still has yet to get one this year :redface. I'll even steal his format: 3rd annual pledge to charities. :smash $5 for birdies, $20 for eagles (or pick your own amounts to give). Last ...

    Started by adam‎, 03-19-2012 01:57 PM
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  8. Poll Poll: Handicaps

    By the sound of it here (and on the course) everyone seems to be a 10 handicap or better, except that they seem to be having a bad day when you're paired up with them. As Spidey (I think) alluded to one time, everybody seems to hit it "250 all the time" and they must have just moved the 150 peg...

    Started by JimmyW‎, 09-22-2001 09:40 PM
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  9. Poll Poll: whats your handicap

    dunno if this poll has been done before but im wondering where people on this site stand in their handicaps? seems as though there are alot of good golfers here, and im just curious

    Started by MusicMan‎, 11-30-2006 01:40 PM
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  10. Forum Upgrade

    Well that was fun... :-) As you can see we've upgraded the forum software (and moved it to a new upgraded server). Obviously though, I'm not quite done yet. We were down for 10 hours today and I am burnt out so I put it back up and I'll relax a bit now :faint: I wish I had gotten more done,...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 03-09-2011 04:59 PM
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  11. Angry My rant on Ping and Golf Town Screw Up

    I brought in a set of Ping irons to get bent Aug 27th. They took them and shipped them off to Ping Friday Aug 28th. I called two weeks later Sept 11 only to find out that GT shipped them to the wrong location so Ping sent them back to Golf Town. GT then shipped them back to Ping again. GT told me...

    Started by The Saint‎, 09-15-2008 04:47 PM
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  12. Poll Poll: Do you suck at golf?

    I voted yes.

    Started by nokids‎, 06-09-2012 04:26 PM
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  13. Talking novice2scratch

    Hey Nokids! Is this your brother? :-) I have set myself the challenge of becoming a scratch standard golfer within one year of starting to play the game. I'll be using this site to let the world know how I'm getting on, what I'm doing to improve, and whether my...

    Started by Break68‎, 02-15-2011 01:02 PM
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  14. I suck and I quit.

    I know I said I wouldn't take about my game anymore, but after the most embarrassing round of golf of my life I just have to vent. I do have one more club event next Saturday, sorry Indio I can't make the forum day, I guess you can call me a gluton for punishment I will be hanging up the clubs for...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 09-23-2006 03:37 PM
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  15. Average Driving Distance???

    Ok, guys and gals... I am a pretty good golfer. I do not hit the ball 300 yards off the tee, but I read and hear about so many people who do hit it LONG. So what are your driving averages of the tee? I am curious to see how many people out there really do hit it consistnetly over let's...

    Started by golfisforfun‎, 07-18-2007 04:26 PM
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  16. Played golf with a nutcase on sunday

    Played manderly on Sunday... very wet but still looks like a great course. I went with my friend and his friend Steve. <o:p></o:p> <o:p></o:p> We get tot he first dogleg and the guys behind us thought we had cleared and they could go ahead. They almost hit Steve in the leg with their shot. What...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 04-11-2006 08:25 AM
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  17. Should your hat color match your shirt?

    I know its a strange question to be asking but I really like to dress nice where ever I go... even golf. Should the golf hat match the color of the shirt? How does it usually work? Would it look dumb? I never really paid atention or worried about this until I bought 2 ping hats from GT...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-03-2005 01:22 PM
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  18. Handicaipping for public players...

    I've used the handicapping software on this site the last few years but was wondering what other people use who don't play private courses. I'm interested in playing in the Citizen Am so i was thinking of using the rcga?

    Started by John‎, 03-04-2011 07:53 PM
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  19. difference between stiff steel and regular steel shafts?

    Whats the difference between stiff steel and regular steel shafts? Thanks :) also what would be better for me ( a terrible golfer who shoots around 110:lol2

    Started by Dustin‎, 05-28-2003 08:14 PM
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  20. Poll Poll: Compete or just play your own game?

    Do you prefer to compete or just play?

    Started by Kilroy‎, 04-30-2010 07:33 PM
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  21. Thumbs up Golf games and side bets...

    Wondering what are some of everyone's most popular games to play in a foursome. I'm playing in a wedding party foursome and wanted to organize some type of game or side bet instead of just playing and scoring our own ball. The only game I know of would be a 2man scamble, what are some other easy...

    Started by Smoothie‎, 08-21-2006 08:53 PM
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  22. Cool Ongoing Course Conditions...

    I would like to start a thread that documents people who have been out to courses this early golf seaon as they begin to open up and keep everyone up to date on their conditions. I think it would be helpful information to know which courses are open that are really ready to be open. There is...

    Started by MooseKnuckle‎, 04-09-2002 03:08 PM
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  23. TGN hacked (again)

    You guys up to no good again? I know you're desparate to win the ryder cup but cutting down the competition only makes us stronger:-) TGN has been down for 16 hours. (good job)

    Started by corchard‎, 03-17-2009 09:29 AM
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  24. Golf Carts, 2 wheel vs. 3 wheel. Push vs. Pull

    I have to nurse my lower back on the golf course sometimes and wondered what the forum thinks of two wheel carts and three wheel carts. Are the newer three wheel carts better and easier on the back? Also, what do you think is easier; a push cart or a pull cart?

    Started by Stephen‎, 04-18-2005 03:44 PM
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  25. Trespassers on 2 golf courses.

    Had enough of it, having played both Stonebridge and Kanata this year to have at least 5 incidents each time where there are just idiots roaming the course, whether it be dog walkers, kids playing, or just stupid ignorant adults. Last year was the same. Carefree and clueless. Have never seen a...

    Started by talktomyball‎, 07-11-2014 01:04 PM
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  26. Golftown / Golfsmith restructuring

    For those who haven't seen it yet.

    Started by jvincent‎, 09-14-2016 09:19 AM
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  27. 2011 Goals

    I don't see a thread for this yet, so to follow up on the 2010 goals thread, let's post goals for 2011. I'm pumped! Mine are: - Handicap down to below 5 - Regular lessons - Two birdies in a row - In contention at my Club Championship - Win OG Team Matchplay again

    Started by DenisO‎, 04-11-2011 09:39 PM
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  28. Poll Poll: What do you consider a decent round?

    When you are done a round and you're looking at your scorecard, what do you consider a decent/acceptable round of golf for yourself? Let's say par on the course is 72, slope is average 115, rating 72, and the course is not new (you've played the course before).

    Started by nokids‎, 06-17-2010 08:38 AM
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  29. Golf Games - Individual Games

    <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#111111 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=600 bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Individual Games </TD></TR><TR><TD>Stroke / Medal Play Just add 'em up! Medal Play is the most basic format for golf tournaments. Contestants simply...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-24-2005 01:46 PM
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  30. Thumbs down Start of Your Season

    Anyone else struggling with the start to their season? Six rounds in, and no signs of improvement, actually getting frustrating.....:irked::irked::irked: I'd love to hear some stories of great starts to the season....maybe it will inspire me.:thumbsup

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 04-23-2009 02:21 PM
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  31. Handicap RCGA vs USGA

    Here is a Florida golf finding. The USGA Handicap system differs from the RCGA system. When I started playing in Florida I was getting skinned by what I thought were the same handicap golfers as me. I attributed this to the change in grass, winds and altitude. I discovered that the USGA...

    Started by golfmajic‎, 02-22-2007 01:58 PM
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  32. Sick of Tiger

    Is anyone else sick of seeing Tiger already? It's his first event and he's all they talk about on the Golf Channel! "2 Weeks of Tiger". I have the utmost respect for him and it would be a dream to play a round of golf with him, I'd settle for following him while he golfs, but come on. Enough...

    Started by jsttaylor‎, 01-24-2008 09:31 PM
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  33. Longest hitter you have ever played with???

    Bouche for me... hands down. Hit a 3i into a 200yard par 3.... he hit the green with an 8i!!!!!! 280 out and he pulls out a hybrid and is pin high!!! The most insane thing I have seen in a long time. Dude is 21!!!

    Started by sillywilly‎, 06-03-2008 04:24 PM
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  34. Slow Golf Rounds

    Any recommendations on courses in the Ottawa area that don't shove golfers onto the tee blocks as quickly as they can? I don't ever want a repeat of the golfing experience that I had on Saturday. After showing up tweny minutes early for my tee time at Manderley, and then waiting fifteen minutes...

    Started by bnesbit‎, 07-14-2002 11:19 PM
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  35. Costs for bringing your clubs on the plane

    Does anyone know the extra cost to bring your golf clubs on a flight? I'm headed to the Dominican Sunday and I'm bringing my clubs and I was just wondering the cost before hand? I'm flying with Skyservice if that matters. I know that you can have 44 pounds so I could just lighten up on the...

    Started by kofclubs‎, 01-23-2009 10:28 AM
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  36. Poll Poll: How Many Rounds?

    Ok so how many rounds has everyone played this year? I will play my 74th round this afternoon, weather permitting. Then I will begin a stretch of at least 8-10 days straight golfing:-) (gotta love holidays) Considering I missed close to 8 weeks of prime golf weather I am happy with the # of rounds...

    Started by Golfbum‎, 09-12-2006 12:08 PM
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  37. Are you allowed to bring your own power cart to a course??

    pop it in the bed of your truck and bring it with you? Would any course say no you can't??

    Started by sillywilly‎, 02-01-2008 08:45 PM
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  38. Smile The Sweetest Swing? Discuss.

    The Golden Bear or Tiger? Jones or Hagen? Slammin’ Sammy or Lord Byron? Sergio or Seve? Moe or The Hawk? Arnie or The Black Knight? Vijay? Lefty? Elk? Long John? The Shark? Maybe even Wie or Annika or Zaharias? Who’s your pick for the sweetest swing? My favourite is still Fred Couples....

    Started by LobWedge‎, 02-27-2005 01:16 PM
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  39. 2010 Goals

    With Spring just around the corner :banana, it's that time again to ask... What are your goals for the upcoming season? With my limited playing opportunities, my goals are... To have SERIOUS fun, and enjoy every round. :-) Lower my index by at least 2 full strokes. (from 6-ish to 4-ish)...

    Started by LobWedge‎, 03-02-2010 02:54 PM
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  40. Poll Poll: Average putts per round? (AKA: Does putting really matter?)

    OK, so I'm working on getting the index into single digits. The conventional wisdom would say "Work on your putting". But I tend to disagree. If you look at the PGA tour stats, the number one guy is at 27.97 putts per round and the number 187 ranked guy is at 30.43. Not a very big spread. You'd...

    Started by jvincent‎, 07-11-2004 08:01 PM
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  41. Poll Poll: CPGA Versus CGTF

    Who has heard of the CGTF (Canadian Golf Teachers Federation) and/or the WGTF (World Golf Teachers Federation)?

    Started by Golftime‎, 02-16-2007 12:52 PM
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  42. Poll Poll: When Is It Too Cold For You To Play Golf?

    Ok this subject was brought up this past weekend by a member of this forum. He said if the temperatures go below 20 C then it is too cold for him to play golf. :rolleyes I say he is a wussy if that is the case. Now the question is this. What is the lowest temperature that you will play golf in?...

    Started by Golfbum‎, 10-13-2008 08:17 AM
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  43. Long Irons...short driver...

    I was playing with a scratch player today and we were pretty even in terms of driving distance (between 245-260 lasered). I found it amazing that I was a good four clubs longer with my irons. For example on a par 3 of 173 yds, I hit 7 iron to pin high and he hit a 3 hybrid stiff. This happened all...

    Started by fourlights‎, 06-07-2011 12:11 AM
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  44. What driver produced your longest drive?

    Seeing with the responses in the "who has the longest drive" thread are piling up, I was wondering what driver each of you respectively were using to produce that longest drive. Just out of personal curiosity. Mine was with a Tad Moore by Dunlop 10.5* w/stock firm graphite shaft. Wish I could...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 03-02-2006 12:29 PM
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  45. To "Knick" or not to "Knicker"

    What's the deal with no one in the PGA sporting the knickers anymore? Is this in homage to Payne Stewart, like golf's equivalent to retiring a jersey? Just wondering

    Started by dpanco‎, 09-27-2006 03:04 PM
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  46. Is your driver too long for ya?

    Is your driver too long for ya? Take a look at an excerpt from Tom Wishon's book. The Search for the Perfect Golf Club (excerpt) From Chapter 1 - Getting a Head The loft, lie and lengths of your clubs...

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 09-06-2005 10:10 PM
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  47. Ways to make golf balls go farther

    I was just wondering if there is any way to make a golf ball go farther (ex microwaving golf balls) and if anyone has ever tried them if they work.

    Started by dan_670_12‎, 10-05-2006 07:57 PM
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  48. Where is steve duplantis now ?

    Just finished book bud sweat and tees and was wondering what ever became of the caddie steve duplantis?

    Started by bchrist2‎, 02-21-2003 01:54 PM
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  49. Fantasy Gof League

    Did anybody else happen to notice #20 on last week's standings?? LEFTY420 grabbed 20th overall for the week with only 2 picks playing that week!! Very impressive.... I think that I can safely say that he or she made a one time season long team & left it at that.. Kinda makes me wonder about...

    Started by faldo‎, 03-19-2003 04:06 PM
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  50. When does the golf season begin in Ontario?

    I'm an Albertan looking to plan a holiday in Ontario in mid-April (in association with a work trip). I'm curious if there is any hope to plan on golfing at the same time. I'll be in the Ottawa, Toronto and Kingston areas. Thanks for any local comments.

    Started by borngreen‎, 12-10-2008 12:30 PM
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    02-01-2009 11:21 AM Go to last post

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