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  1. US Open qualifying story from the BBC

    http://m.bbc.com/sport/golf/39892101 And the guy must have had an index of 1.4 or better!

    Started by goochy‎, 05-12-2017 12:16 AM
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    05-12-2017 09:32 PM Go to last post
  2. Golf Stereotypes

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/3PNsMXe170Q" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Started by Kilroy‎, 05-02-2017 05:37 PM
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    05-02-2017 05:37 PM Go to last post
  3. Arthritis Help Needed

    Not sure this belongs in this forum, or in the (Club-Making). I just took my clubs out, to get ready for a Vacation in Florida. Over the winter I have developed Arthritis in my Hands. So when I grip my clubs, It HURTS like hell. I've been looking into it and have found some common Aids....

    Started by R-22‎, 03-19-2017 10:14 AM
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    04-29-2017 08:50 PM Go to last post
  4. Golf Avenue & Golf Town

    Golf Avenue & Golf Town just increased their pre-owned club prices just before season start. Isn't that nice of them.

    Started by boylebj‎, 04-04-2017 08:41 AM
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    04-07-2017 08:58 PM Go to last post
  5. Rickie Fowler's Double Pitch.

    Did anyone else see Rickie Fowler throw his ball towards his caddie (Joe Skovron) after he picked it up from his pitch shot onto the 15th green?

    Started by MarcArt‎, 04-07-2017 06:20 PM
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    04-07-2017 06:20 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 12:40 PM
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    04-04-2017 08:20 AM Go to last post
  7. 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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    03-26-2017 07:56 PM Go to last post
  8. Poll Poll: Do you suck at golf?

    I voted yes.

    Started by nokids‎, 06-09-2012 04:26 PM
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    03-15-2017 07:18 PM Go to last post
  9. Young golfer's family calls Air Canada's handling of stolen clubs 'below par'

    Air Canada told golfer her clubs were on the next flight, but they showed up for sale on Kijiji http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/stolen-golf-clubs-pearson-airport-peel-police-man-arrested-1.3994824

    Started by Kilroy‎, 02-23-2017 07:54 AM
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    03-02-2017 08:58 AM Go to last post
  10. UNB engineering students designing prosthetic golf arm

    'To think that maybe I'm helping someone regain their ability to play golf ... is really exciting' http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/prosthetic-golf-arm-1.3509372

    Started by Kilroy‎, 02-04-2017 12:30 PM
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    02-07-2017 04:12 PM Go to last post
  11. Choosing your tee

    Played, what I assume will be, my final round this season today. Given the cold weather, I decided to play from the white tees (approximately 6,000 yards). I'm going to make this really short - I had a great time! I shot a 76 and thoroughly enjoyed myself. I wasn't looking for balls and had a...

    Started by Johnyc‎, 10-30-2016 08:11 PM
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    12-20-2016 09:03 AM Go to last post
  12. Thoughts on Repiaring the Decline of Golf

    On the heel’s of the “Golfsmith/Golftown restructuring” Post. Since that Post evolved into The Decline of Golf spectrum. My 2-bits on the future of golf. The courses like Pebble Beach, Hilton Head, Pinehurst#2 etc. Will never see there bookings drop. If Golf Equipment went to $10,000 for a set of...

    Started by R-22‎, 09-17-2016 05:10 PM
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    11-30-2016 11:08 AM Go to last post
  13. Last Game of year

    Well had my last game of the year played at Canadian. Was pretty good shape, although few temp green as covering up greens for winter. Should have been a sad day, but I got my very first hole in one on 9 west at 100 yards. Didn't roll in was a slam dunk. Made it even sweeter. Called my Mom to...

    Started by ladygolfer13‎, 11-19-2016 08:52 PM
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    11-21-2016 01:53 PM Go to last post
  14. Golftown / Golfsmith restructuring

    For those who haven't seen it yet. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/golf-town-and-golfsmith-announce-strategic-transactions-300327910.html

    Started by jvincent‎, 09-14-2016 09:19 AM
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    10-26-2016 08:55 AM Go to last post
  15. Boombox on the course

    About a year ago I was surprised (and annoyed) by a group of young fellas with a boombox playing while they golfed. Fortunately, they were only within earshot for a few minutes on that occasion. Last week I noticed a group in my league had one going. They were a couple of groups ahead of us,...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 09-09-2016 05:45 PM
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    10-22-2016 08:36 PM Go to last post
  16. Question about kenneth smith clubs

    I have kenneth smith oversized 4(x2) 8 (x2) 6 (x2) and a pitching wedge, a putter and 1 10.5 driver they all have a gold crown on the and ks 2000, can anyone tell me what they would be worth? I am looking to get rid of some extra golf clubs we have

    Started by jchurc92‎, 10-15-2016 03:11 PM
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    10-15-2016 03:11 PM Go to last post
  17. Question Question not an Ad - Golf Liquidation

    Morning all, received a flyer with my paper this AM. Ad for a liquidation of golf equipment, clothing etc. this coming Friday/Saturday. Been to one of these many moons ago in Bells Corners and was disappointed. Seems like it is a couple-of-times-a-year thing. Just looking for comments about the...

    Started by Kiwi‎, 09-28-2016 12:25 PM
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    10-09-2016 09:47 AM Go to last post
  18. My first ACE, hole in one

    Hey guys, got a hole in one today at Sorcier, my first but hopefully not my last. It was on the second par 3 on the front nine, #7 before you go back to the clubhouse side. That hole is appropriately named "L'Enfer" or "Hell". Today's pin was 194 yards and on the left side of the green. I hit...

    Started by leftylucas‎, 09-03-2016 09:23 PM
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    09-17-2016 04:25 PM Go to last post
  19. Question Found club what to do

    Played golf the other day and like most golfers have done I forgot a club right beside the green. I didn't notice it for quite some time so I had no idea where I left it. On getting back to the clubhouse I waited for some golfers who were behind me and asked if they had seen my club and believe it...

    Started by DMWARREN‎, 08-09-2016 09:52 PM
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    08-17-2016 09:35 AM Go to last post
  20. Moving up to senior tees.

    I know a lot of you still play tips and whites but i think this year i will be moving to the senior tips. I have never been a long hitter by no means and its just getting harder for me to reach par 4's in two. I just want to enjoy the game more. Re-joining Buckingham after 4 years and look forward...

    Started by Marcos‎, 03-04-2016 07:10 AM
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    08-09-2016 09:59 PM Go to last post
  21. Loblaws has Golf Town gift cards for 20% off...

    Loblaws has a deal for 20% off $50 Golf Town Cards. This is definitely a great deal, it's summer time and if you were thinking of getting some new golfing gear, now is the time! This deal is in participating Atlantic Superstore, Zehrs, Superstore, Fortinos, Dominion, Zehrs, Real Canadian...

    Started by moegolf26‎, 07-19-2016 09:09 AM
    deal, discount, golf, golf town
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    07-19-2016 02:25 PM Go to last post
  22. Scottish Open, now thats real golf!!!

    Yep, not for the faint of heart. Its on my bucket list. Golf channel has it on this morning. Would love to go if i could get over my fear of flying and my if my wife would let me go.LOL.

    Started by Marcos‎, 07-07-2016 09:07 AM
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    07-17-2016 07:57 AM Go to last post
  23. Pre shot routines

    So I have never been a big advocate of practice swings. Mostly because I see people take too many and it really throws the pace of play off (not 1-2 but acting like a pro). So I had essentially trained myself to help pick up other players slow play by playing faster. My routine was, get distance -...

    Started by jimmyc‎, 06-01-2016 02:18 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    07-16-2016 11:46 AM Go to last post
  24. Forun rules for promoting new golf company

    Hi everyone, My friends and I will be launching a pre-owned golf equipment and golf ball website and I was wondering if there are any forum rules that need to be respected before doing so. Any information or recommendations you have would be greatly appreciated as we'd like to start things off...

    Started by enconicado‎, 07-10-2016 02:13 PM
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    07-10-2016 02:34 PM Go to last post
  25. Free birthday Golf - anyone know of the courses

    Hey guys, Thought this could be helpful to many - I know of a few places (Canadian, Metcalfe) that offer free golf on your birthday, or 6 months later for the winter born... Any other courses that anyone knows of? TIA

    Started by thedufs‎, 06-27-2016 02:06 PM
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    06-29-2016 07:20 PM Go to last post
  26. When a hole in one is not

    I had to share this as its too good not too. I was playing Canadian last week. Not playing overly well but not horrid either. We get to #9. I have honors. We are playing the orange. I hit a slightly pulled 8 iron going at a back right pin. As a lefty it drifts towards the trees I cant see. I am...

    Started by jimmyc‎, 06-07-2016 01:38 PM
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    06-24-2016 07:09 PM Go to last post
  27. Golf after surgery

    Well recovery sucks and I wish it went faster. I had open hernia repair for an inguinal hernia and although I had one before on the other side (Shouldice method), this time it seems to take much longer to recover. It's been almost 4 weeks and I don't think that I'm anywhere near being able to play....

    Started by nice_lag‎, 04-14-2016 07:59 PM
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    04-27-2016 06:13 PM Go to last post
  28. More distance with Driver

    Hi, My Taylormade burner 2009, 10.5, regular shaft driver gives me 215 yards presently, I would like to get 20-25 more yards.. Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.

    Started by rajah‎, 09-29-2015 10:56 AM
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    03-05-2016 04:27 PM Go to last post
  29. Kid Hits Hole-In-One As Tiger Watches

    An 11-year-old boy on Wednesday played the opening shot on a new golf course with co-designer Tiger Woods watching — and scored a hole-in-one. (March 3) <iframe width="640" height="360" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/iTFqQmgthY4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    Started by Kilroy‎, 03-03-2016 02:04 PM
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    03-04-2016 12:24 PM Go to last post
  30. Good golf read

    Hey guys! I'm looking for a good book to read, of course, golf related. I have read paper tiger and the big miss in the past few months. I'm open to any suggestion. Thanks

    Started by Roach‎, 09-02-2014 06:03 PM
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    02-26-2016 07:19 PM Go to last post
  31. Half Way House

    Got on the topic with some people of Halfway house snacks. What is your go to snack / meal at the half way? What are some neat ideas you think golf courses should add. I'm all for a slushie machine!

    Started by zacmac19‎, 02-11-2016 12:34 PM
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    02-11-2016 03:35 PM Go to last post
  32. Today

    Who was lucky enough to get out today,it was pure awesome weather.Might be the last day like this till spring.Kingsway was in nice condition and pretty busy

    Started by spuds‎, 10-27-2015 04:22 PM
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    11-02-2015 07:51 AM Go to last post
  33. Clublink files to redevelop Glen Abbey Golf Club into residential community

    Story here: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/toronto/clublink-files-to-redevelop-glen-abbey-golf-club-into-residential-community/article27012533/

    Started by 3Jack‎, 10-28-2015 07:58 AM
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    10-28-2015 07:58 AM Go to last post
  34. Why do we label people as "low/mid/high handicappers" when discussing clubs?

    I've been wondering about this for a while, and haven't seen it discussed on here so I thought I'd start a discussion thread - if this is a repost, apologies. Why do we label people as "low/mid/high handicappers" when discussing which clubs are best suited to their game, when we rarely seem to...

    Started by SnazzyD‎, 10-21-2015 10:25 AM
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    10-24-2015 07:53 AM Go to last post
  35. Bushnell V2 Rangefinder

    Good Morning Form members, Quick post to share, I had my car broken into and one item that was stolen was my Bushnell V2 rangefinder (orange). These items are pretty golf specific so I thought I'd throw a quick post to the Ottawa area golfers. If anyone is in contact with someone looking to...

    Started by deepball‎, 10-20-2015 09:59 AM
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  36. Camera specs for golf swing

    Hi, Does anyone out there know the minimum specs (frames/sec, megapixels, etc.) for a camera to record the golf swing and see the shaft (or most of it)? Thanks.

    Started by BigFlopper‎, 10-05-2015 05:07 PM
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    10-05-2015 07:15 PM Go to last post
  37. I have seen it all now !!

    :eek: I played Newcastle Golf and Country club on Friday---nice course but I had trouble in the water hazards---could not see my ball for the huge Lake Ontario Salmon---next time I bring my rod !!!!!! :-)

    Started by big mac‎, 10-03-2015 02:17 PM
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    10-05-2015 03:57 PM Go to last post
  38. 18 holes in 2 hours

    Anyone know if an ottawa based golf course tried implementing this style of play? I'm finding it more and more difficult to find 4-5 hours to play a round. 2-2.5 hours would be perfect! Here is the link to the case study http://twincitiesgolf.com/2hourgolf/

    Started by jimmycox‎, 09-18-2015 10:48 AM
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    09-24-2015 03:00 PM Go to last post
  39. Your Favourite Golf Snack

    I generally bring a banana and a couple of granola bars to eat during the round, but a couple of weeks ago a buddy of mine showed up with a dozen Golden Palace egg rolls that we scarfed down during our Thursday evening round, which got me to wondering; What is everyones favourite, or most...

    Started by Shivas Irons‎, 08-29-2014 11:48 AM
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    09-12-2015 11:08 PM Go to last post
  40. Ref Golf Ball Guy selling balls near Champlain gofl course ?

    Hi /Does anyone know where that guy is selling used ball in Aylmer or Gatineau ? thanks or the name of his company

    Started by ROLLYGOLF7‎, 09-09-2015 07:44 PM
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    09-11-2015 12:07 AM Go to last post
  41. CR2 Batteries for range finders

    Just went by Shoppers DrugMart and saw a 2-pack for $32....I'm thinking there has to be a better deal somewhere else. Anyone have any suggestions for me? Thx, T

    Started by Travis‎, 07-30-2015 02:36 PM
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    09-01-2015 10:32 AM Go to last post
  42. Used or recycled balls in Canada?

    Seen alot of used ball sites based in the US but just wondering if there's any Canadian companies selling used balls? May be easier than paying customs and delivery charges

    Started by Sunster‎, 06-30-2015 10:21 AM
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    08-31-2015 10:49 AM Go to last post
  43. Hole in one!

    First time this afternoon. #2 at Stonebridge in Ottawa, 159 yards, 7 iron, one hop 3 feet from the hole and in! I was in shock. Hit a beautiful shot with a nice little draw right at it but how many times do we do that and it doesn't go in. One of the toughest par 3's in the city, over water with...

    Started by jeffc‎, 06-25-2015 08:21 PM
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    08-10-2015 07:48 AM Go to last post
  44. Golf Scoring Variations

    Hey Guys, Anyone here play any scoring variations to mix things up? I noticed there exists one on TruGolf e6 software, and in turn found this one.. Any others people like? Not supposed to be an advert, but this is the best explanation they have of the scoring method!

    Started by danielbush‎, 07-17-2015 01:57 PM
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    07-17-2015 01:57 PM Go to last post
  45. 2016 Masters

    Well I finally decided to throw my name in to get tickets this year. My wife had been doing so for some time and stupidly I never did. I did not get any tournament days but managed to get the Wednesday practice round which includes the par 3 contest. I am very excited and my wife will accompany...

    Started by leftylucas‎, 07-14-2015 01:30 PM
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    07-15-2015 07:21 PM Go to last post
  46. Cool Sun Mountain Wheel Bearing

    I had a Wheel Bearing fall apart on my Sun Mountain Speed Cart. The offered solution was a complete new wheel that was not in stock. I decided to attempt my own repair. I was able to remove the old broken pressed in bearing without doing further damage to the wheel. I took the wheel, old bearing...

    Started by golfmajic‎, 07-06-2015 03:46 PM
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    07-10-2015 10:16 AM Go to last post
  47. Taylor Made R7

    Hi All, I need a 7-iron (steel shaft- right hand) to complete my set. Does anyone have one for sale??

    Started by collsoul‎, 07-06-2015 03:20 PM
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    07-06-2015 03:20 PM Go to last post
  48. Poll Poll: Would you rather...

    Which of the following accomplishments would be the most satisfying to you: - A hole in one. - Shoot a career low round. - Improve upon your career best handicap factor.

    Started by mjf‎, 09-08-2014 02:08 PM
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    06-25-2015 10:14 PM Go to last post
  49. Moved: Pledge for Charities - 2015

    Started by stevek‎, 04-22-2015 01:38 PM
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    04-22-2015 01:38 PM Go to last post
  50. HBO Real Sports: The Future of Golf

    I don't think this is a repost, but I found this quite interesting. I'd love to go to one of those TopGolf Range/nightclubs, that looks awesome. http://youtu.be/QFEYC4Z44v0

    Started by Sakuraba‎, 08-18-2014 10:16 AM
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 2,973
    04-19-2015 09:04 PM Go to last post

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