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  1. 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.

    Started by Sakuraba‎, 08-18-2014 10:16 AM
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  2. If you could golf just one more course, which would it be?

    Let's say the big guy says your time is up but you can golf one last round. Where would you play? And yes, the big guy can cut ahead of any waiting list so don't try the Pebble waiting list :P.

    Started by fundonny‎, 08-06-2010 05:00 PM
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  3. Question What do you think when someone at the range says.....

    Yesterday while cleaning my club after a range session, I got to talking to the guy cleaning his clubs next to me. Started talking about ferrules. He asked about how I like my 910 driver and then he said: I am using an R11S, but put the Rocketballs shaft in it. Works great. Last weekend on a par...

    Started by rezadue‎, 05-29-2012 10:14 AM
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  4. How's this for inconsistent!!??

    41 on the front nine, 34 on the back nine.:wallbash:wallbash:wallbash

    Started by Txxxxxxx‎, 07-29-2008 09:14 AM
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  5. how to give my brother his putter??? SURPRISE!

    so, his girlfriend bought him a SC putter but she won't be around to give it to him so the putter is being shipped to my place. I'm seeing him sunday. There are a few options. 1. "hey check out my new putter..." He will say, wow that is sick (I know he wanted one already) and I can let...

    Started by sillywilly‎, 04-22-2008 11:52 PM
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  6. tennis elbow or golf elbow help

    I have been suffering with I think Golf elbow all season. Most of the year I had it in my left elbow and I can say it is painful but not really during golf. In the last 4 weeks I now have it in my right elbow too and like the left again it doesn't seem to effect my game very much at all, in fact...

    Started by caddishack‎, 11-24-2007 02:08 PM
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  7. back to back eagles anyone?

    Anyone ever do this on a golf course (I've only done it with a video game controller in my hands) But I know somebody who has!

    Started by Sakuraba‎, 08-05-2008 11:08 AM
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  8. Arrggggg...

    Dan Is there any chance that you could interchange the "Mark Forums Read" and the "Open Buddy List"? So that when I miss click with my mouse, while going for the "Today's Posts", I don't lose all the latest posts. Or maybe for April Fools you could add "Log Out" links around all the most...

    Started by Started2k3‎, 01-12-2007 03:58 PM
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  9. Match play vs. strokes

    I'm playing match play with dan while in ottawa and wanted to know.. any pointers? tips? Is there a stratedgy you use? differen course mgt? Also, since I've never played match play before.. are there different rules? Any disadvantages to just going out and playing the way you normally play...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-26-2006 06:10 PM
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  10. Post your FAV golf vids

    Maybe I'll post something you haven't seen.. maybe you will post something I haven't seen... Anyway, this is one of my favs!!

    Started by sillywilly‎, 12-16-2007 02:30 PM
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  11. Do you feel national pride when it comes to Mike Weir?

    A natural follow up to the last question. I was actually shocked to see how some people think of Mike.

    Started by fundonny‎, 11-04-2007 03:32 PM
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  12. Mike Weir

    Ok is he being ranked so high in the world because Bell is paying off the Sony rankings. Will he ever not choke in a major. I'm starting to seriously doubt his ability to grind it out. Is he a flash in the pan? The experts don't seem to thinks so. Personally I think he may be a Billy Andrade...

    Started by Hnd|cp‎, 06-18-2001 09:20 AM
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  13. "Honour" in golf

    I had an interesting discussion yesterday about honour in golf. For the sake of this discussion, we'll assume that a couple of bucks are on the line. Not a lot, just pocket change to spice things up in an otherwse friendly game. It was put forth that it is dishonourable to "call" a fellow...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 01-14-2005 11:52 AM
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  14. Forum Name Change

    I think it's time that I drop the "John" handle but my creative juices aren't flowing. Anyone have any good suggestions for a suitable forum name?

    Started by John‎, 04-11-2012 09:43 AM
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  15. Checking for wind

    I notice some people with reach down and rip out some perfectly healthy grass, fling it in the air and observse its journey to the ground. I chuckle inside every time, wondering exactly what they think they are measuring, and how the are reacting to that measurement. Do people seriously gain some...

    Started by zoic‎, 10-13-2005 03:17 PM
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    10-14-2005 06:38 PM Go to last post
  16. THe Found Ball Thread

    Came across a Pro V1x at Manderley the other day that a couple gave away at their wedding, their names were stamped on it with a wedding bow. I figured I wanted to be friends with a guy that hands out Pro V1's for a special occasion. LOL Got me thinking that it would be cool to have a thread...

    Started by fundonny‎, 10-31-2009 06:43 AM
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  17. cold"pops"

    What are some of your thoughts about having a couple of beers in your bags? Im not talking about a case or getting stupid,but simply "a couple" I sometimes see others hiding beers from groundscrew as if they are breaking some sort of rule? Is there a no booze policy at courses(except from the...

    Started by covanant‎, 05-08-2005 06:50 PM
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  18. Has anybody else noticed how much club ho'in is going on

    As you are all aware I do my share of buying, selling and trading. I love it, but I can't help but notice the amount of activity now. It's like Nascar and we're in the final laps.. I love it.. people are changing up their bags and moving all kinds of gear.:P

    Started by The Saint‎, 02-25-2009 08:18 PM
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  19. Biggest Golf Accomplishments for 2007

    Seeing as how the season is winding down, I was wondering what your biggest golf accomplishment was this year? It could've been a big match play win, you won your club championship, you scored a personal best. Let's hear them. For me, I have two: 1) Making the Intersectional team at my...

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 11-08-2007 11:35 AM
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  20. What Draws us Here?

    If any of you are like me (if you are, my deepest sympathies) you find yourself working away on the computer at work and all of a sudden you get the urge to login here and see what banter is taking place..... What attracts us so often during the day? I mean besides the gentle reminder...

    Started by Indio‎, 12-30-2005 10:33 AM
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  21. Question in Honour of Luke Donald

    OK, so in honour of Donald's excellent feat of topping both the PGA and European Tour money lists, which was based sqaurely on his fantastic short game, here is my question: What is your longest streak of holes without 3 putting? Luke Donald: 449 Goochy: 26

    Started by goochy‎, 12-11-2011 08:10 PM
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  22. Hole in One

    This past Sunday my local club had a Par 3 tournament. On te 3rd hole, normally a par 4, i was lucky enough to jug me tee shot from about 185 out. There was alot of dew that morning so we couldnt see it go in. The divot was about 6 inches away at 7 o'clock, since it was a high 6 iron with a...

    Started by Northern Golfer‎, 09-29-2005 11:27 PM
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  23. Single Digit Handicappers: How often do you go to the range?

    I'm curious about how often the better players (single digit handicappers) practice at the range and how often you play in a week?

    Started by Rocket Man‎, 07-15-2009 10:53 PM
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  24. Slow Play - Can't someone do something about people who are slooooowwww...

    I am a memebr at the Clublink Greyhawk course and we just held out Club Championship. It took me more than 3 1/2 hours to play the front nine!! We were sent out in groups of three (an occasional fourth was interspersed). My question is this, at a low handicap, why does it take so damn long to...

    Started by MrMulligan‎, 09-05-2005 10:37 PM
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  25. Ping Lie Angle Fitting Question

    I recently got a nice set of Ping Zing 2's from my Uncle. He moved on to the I3's and said I could have these for the small price of $300. They have the WRX finish on them, and True Temper Sensicore shafts in regular flex. They look like they have been used maybe 10 rounds. Excellent shape. What...

    Started by blur13‎, 04-25-2002 07:23 AM
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  26. The Caddy

    The Caddy Dan Kilbank - OttawaGolf <TABLE align=left bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="100%"> Caddie Willie 1838 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> Time has been kind to the golfer. While there are still jobs for elite caddies on the pro tours, the club caddie has all but vanished from...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-25-2005 06:15 AM
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  27. Question During a given round, what wedges do you use?

    Do you carry 4 wedges? Do you usually use all four? Which one do you use the most?

    Started by fundonny‎, 01-20-2007 08:04 AM
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  28. Taping fingers

    I've always had a problem with the padding inbetween the two middle knuckles on my ring fingers and was thinking of taping it so that it is less painful. Does anyone tape their fingers, and what kind of tape should be used? All I can think of is hockey tape, I'm not sure if there's a specialized...

    Started by DenisO‎, 05-22-2010 10:06 PM
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  29. Would it bother you ?

    PAR 4: 272 yards from the white (Anderson Links, hole# 16) If the group behind you, lands their balls 3-6 feet outside the green while you're putting, would it bother you ?

    Started by Golfy Kid‎, 05-13-2009 10:01 AM
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  30. RCGA Handicap Calculator

    You know, its really unfortunate that the RCGA doesn't spend a little more time and money improving the Handicap calculator and provide more detailed statistics calculators and graphing. Since they have all my FIRs and GIRs anyways, it would be really nice to be able to break down things like...

    Started by orangeTANG‎, 08-31-2009 11:26 AM
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  31. Paging Member Riddell

    Does anyone out there know Riddell? I'm in no way talking smack about the guy i'm more so worried as we were supposed to meet Sunday for a driver i'm grabbing and I haven't heard from him since last Friday, i don't want to send him pm's and have something actually be wrong on his end.

    Started by John‎, 05-22-2009 09:14 AM
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  32. Yardage books for Ottawa Golf Club courses?

    Hi; I was thinking about how nice a yardage book would be for the courses that we play as members of Ottawa Golf. Does anyone know of a source for the purchase of yardage books for the area? I am comptiplating making some myself, I figure it would be alot of work, but it would be fun...

    Started by Rusty‎, 01-21-2004 04:21 PM
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  33. Been caught swinging?

    Just reading mpare's post on the thread about where you keep you clubs during the winter & thought, "yeah, I do that" I often go out to my front lawn in the winter & wail away at the snow. I can check my swing in the large front window. My neighbors already think I'm nuts. One of them understands,...

    Started by Sakuraba‎, 12-28-2006 10:42 AM
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  34. Buy Your Place In History :P

    Started by Nat Williams‎, 02-08-2007 01:01 PM
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  35. Scoregolf's top 100 golf courses in Canada for 2006

    Here are Scoregolf's top 100-rated golf courses in Canada for 2006: The top 10 courses are as follows: 1. The National Golf Club of Canada Woodbridge , ON | Tom Fazio - George Fazio | 1975 ...

    Started by DavidY‎, 08-12-2006 07:33 PM
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  36. Slow Play

    Any suggestions on how to cope with slow play? I was playing this weekend with delay after delay. Each swing felt like my first of the day after waiting between shots for so long. Long story short, I became rattled very early on and the round was a mess. It's not like I would have had a brilliant...

    Started by macspesh‎, 06-04-2007 09:56 AM
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  37. Lets say you got locked inside golftown over night....

    Lets say you are in the bathroom when they lock up... you have to spend the entire night at golftown (poor you!). In the morning the manager is so scared of getting sued that he tells you that other than the simulators and any Honma clubs you can take 5 things (set of irons is 1 thing, 1 fairway...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 07-25-2006 08:43 PM
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  38. Ottawa courses left off Top 50 Ontario rankings

    Thought this would bring some interesting discussion as there is not one Ottawa area course in the recent Ontario Top 50 golf course rankings......... Unbelievable Eagle Creek was left off, but is #75 in Scoregolf Top 100 Courses in Canada....

    Started by PEI Golfing‎, 08-20-2007 11:41 PM
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  39. Poll Poll: Marshalls...What are they for?

    Not to get into my day today but how many people think a marshall's job is to help players? If a marshall sees a ball bounce off a drainage grate and into the fescue while 20 yards away from the ball should he/she not get out of their cart and help locate the ball?

    Started by Pinshark‎, 08-05-2007 08:27 PM
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  40. Mike Weir to play Fred Couples at Crowbush Cove.

    For any of you heading down to PEI the end of July, you might want to take in this event. Making the Connection golf event to be held at Crowbush Cove. If its the same as last years Nicklaus vs Watson event at Dundarave (PEI) it aired on Global TV two weeks after it was shot and editted ......

    Started by PEI Golfing‎, 03-06-2007 08:09 PM
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  41. Poll Poll: Putting - What Stroke Do You Use?

    How do you putt and do you think you'd be a better putter if you changed your stroke? I'm a straight back and through, face-balanced putter kind of guy, and it works very well for me. The feel aspect of my stroke is distance control; I seem to have the most control with the feeling of hitting...

    Started by PowerFade‎, 06-14-2011 09:34 AM
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  42. Best golf book ever

    What is the golf book you ever read? For me Golf is Not a Game of Perfect: by Bob Dr. Rotella- ranks way up there.

    Started by Chieflongtee‎, 02-17-2007 08:21 PM
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  43. Poll Poll: How do you grip the club?

    I was just curious to see what kind of grip most people use. I used an interlocking grip until very recently when I switched to the ten finger/baseball style grip.

    Started by spackler‎, 03-31-2006 12:25 PM
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  44. Laser Rangefinders

    Anyone own and use these on the course? Curious as to your opinions. I know Bushnell and Nikon have some models,that while not inexpensive, seem to be of good quality. I realize they're not sanctioned for tournament play, but I think they'd be a great assett for casual play.....knowing it's exactly...

    Started by CDELA‎, 04-03-2005 09:11 PM
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  45. Drive for dough?

    Just imagine how good Tiger would be if he could hit the fairway. I read somewhere he's using a 5.5* driver. Crazy. I think giving up 10-15 yards for accuracy is worth it. In 1999 and 2000 he averaged over 290 off the tee and was over 70% for fairways hit over the entire season. Since then, he's...

    Started by rockford35‎, 05-18-2004 11:56 AM
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  46. Want a beautiful desktop?

    I found this australian link, with plenty of superb quality golf wallpapers. It deserves a look. PS i took Kauri Cliffs #17

    Started by buckylasek‎, 12-14-2005 09:02 AM
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  47. New Moderator Chris St. Michael

    Formerly known as The Saint, Chris St. Michael has volunteered to help us with the moderating here. Thanks Chris and welcome to the Mod Squad! :thumbsup

    Started by Kilroy‎, 04-18-2007 01:57 PM
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  48. Rant: Playing Solo

    I'll try to keep this as short as I can but thought it needed to be shared. I arrived at a local course (to remain nameless) around 2:40pm this afternoon. I chipped and putted (on practice green which is right by the first tee) for about 50 minutes. I mention this detail because it allowed me to...

    Started by northern33‎, 09-28-2013 10:37 PM
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  49. lightning strikes

    Was playing yesterday at irish hills when the horn blew for lightning. Not too bad considering i was on the 16th,but i noticed some guys would not get off. I was curious,do you have to get off? or is it just a recomendation? What is the policy if youre only on the first or second hole? Is there...

    Started by covanant‎, 06-12-2005 08:45 AM
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  50. Poll Poll: Any interest in hosting Blogs here?

    If you are not aware, a Blog is a "web-log" or personal journal / diary. Users could each have thier own Blog where they could keep a golf diary or anything they'd like. Other users could then comment on blog entries. Do you folks think that would be something you'd be interested in?

    Started by Kilroy‎, 12-15-2005 10:36 AM
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    12-21-2005 06:07 AM Go to last post

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