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  1. Snow Golf

    <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#111111 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=600 bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>Snow Golf By Dan Kilbank - OttawaGolf </TD></TR><TR><TD> In the winter in Ottawa we all feel the absence of something in our lives. Golf in the...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-24-2005 04:20 PM
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  2. The Golf Shot Heard Around the Moon

    <TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#111111 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=5 width=600 bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD>The Golf Shot Heard Around the Moon By Dan Kilbank - OttawaGolf </TD></TD></TR><TR><TD> Alan Shepard has taken thousands of strokes during his...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-24-2005 04:14 PM
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  3. The Best Lesson I Ever Had

    The Best Lesson I Ever Had by Tom Ward PGA Tour Instructor As a Golf Instructor who has been fortunate enough to travel extensively around the world teaching and developing golf programs in foreign lands to players from all walks of life. Over the years I have encountered numerous excuses from...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-24-2005 04:12 PM
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  4. online booking

    has anyone else had problems with the online booking? I reserved a spot on sunday morning (grid showed 4 spots available) so I booked 3 spots for our 3-some. But I go back in the time still shows as all 4 spots being available ?

    Started by upanddown‎, 06-24-2005 02:54 PM
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  5. 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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  6. Gambling Golfers

    Gambling Golfers by Antoine Nguyen Golf and gambling have often gone hand-in-hand. There can be few golfers that haven't wagered a few dollars or the odd Top-Flite golf ball on the outcome of a match. But what about the player who bet one hundred pounds that he could play a round of golf...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-24-2005 01:41 PM
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  7. What are the rules concerning the location of the hole on the putting green?

    The location of the hole on the putting green is not a matter covered under the Rules of Golf. However, when setting such locations, various specific points should be considered. There must be enough putting surface between the hole and the front and the sides of the green to accommodate the...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-24-2005 01:38 PM
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  8. NEW RMGolf Discount Golf Call Center! FREE MEMBERSHIP

    <TABLE id=table1 style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" cellPadding=0 width=507 bgColor=#ffffff border=0><TBODY><TR><TD> </TD><TD width=343>Reservation Masters NEW RMGolf Discount Golf Call Center! </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE style="BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" borderColor=#111111 cellPadding=0...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 06-22-2005 05:55 PM
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  9. Question Where to buy a golf trophy?

    I'm looking to get a a golf trophy for a small annual golf tournament I have in the works. The idea would be for it to be a trophy that would have room for each year's winners to be listed (engraved on a small placard that gets stuck on or whatever). I'm really not looking for anything fancy or...

    Started by Rye‎, 06-22-2005 10:48 PM
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  10. Membership Plans in Regina.

    Does anyone know if there is any type of membership deals like ottawagolf or corporate golf in Regina? I asked awhile ago about similiar golf locations like Ottawa and regina popped up as being a similiar demographic that Ottawa has to offer. Do they have any golf deals there though? I can't sit...

    Started by Barnie‎, 06-23-2005 12:22 AM
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  11. Fathers Day

    So did anyone get any golf items for Father's Day? My daughters and wife bought me a Titleist Sunday Bag and a one hour lesson from the Pro at the local private course. That Titleist bag is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet. Holds 14 clubs, a few balls, tees, wallet, keys etc and is so easy to carry. For...

    Started by Golfbum‎, 06-21-2005 12:19 AM
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  12. Getting Clubs Refinished

    Hey all does anyone know of a good place to get clubs refinished. I want to have my TaylorMade 200 Steel three wood done in a nice shiny black. Also thinking of refinishing my Launcher 460 in a black pearl.

    Started by John‎, 06-22-2005 12:20 PM
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  13. Headcovers

    Ok so I am curious about this issue. How many of you do not leave the headcovers on your drivers, fairway woods and rescue clubs? Reason I ask is this. I do some clubhead repaints for the local golf store. Today I picked up 2 TaylorMade Mid Rescues they wanted to have painted. Man they were beat...

    Started by Golfbum‎, 06-21-2005 01:24 PM
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  14. Membership troubles

    I have been having real problems with my membership this year and would like some imput to know if I'm being unreasonable. To me a full membership implies that I should be able to golf pretty much anytime I want (within reason -- i understand that the course will have some tournaments and that tee...

    Started by TheBananaSlice‎, 06-21-2005 05:18 PM
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  15. "Real" OPEN Tourneys....

    Here's a thought... Considering the qualifying process for US Open and other "open" tourneys, wouldn't this be a neat idea to try? Have the regular system as is, but also open up the field by one foursome, made up of the top four players from the hosting club, amateur ranked. Only reason I...

    Started by broken27‎, 06-17-2005 10:27 PM
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  16. U.S Open on ESPN. Where??

    I saw in a post earlier that E.S.P.N was broadcasting coverage of two holes from their website. Was this only for Thurs and Fri? I'm stuck at work for today and tomorrow and need my golf fix.. I checked the site but couldn't find the link.. Anyone else know where I can find some coverage.. Live...

    Started by Barnie‎, 06-18-2005 04:21 PM
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  17. Driver: Steel or Titanium?

    Just wanted to see if what people that. I find that the smaller steel head lets me hit the ball further and with much more control on shaping my shot. Although on mi****s the Titanium in more forgiving. Does anybody out there know a reason why or feels the same or different? :shhh:

    Started by BG458‎, 06-17-2005 11:36 PM
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  18. Having trouble picking woods

    Right now I have a 10* driver, 15* 3 wood, 19* 5 wood and a 21* 7 wood Would it make more sense to change the 3 to a strong 3 so its 13* and then get a 4 wood isntead of a 5 wood so I'm at 17* that way instead of being 10 I'd be 10 15 .........13 19 .........17

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-16-2005 06:09 PM
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  19. Balls and launch angle

    Hi, I have read that driver launch angle is affected by the combination of clubhead, shaft and ball. The ball being the easiest and cheapest of the three to test, which types of balls would give me a higher launch angle. Thanks.

    Started by Lefty‎, 06-15-2005 11:55 AM
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  20. Does my 3 5 7 have to match?

    I know the woods don't really have to match but should they all atleast be the same head material? I have a the ADAMs RPM driver and three wood. They are both Titanium heads but I'm looking at getting a 5 and a 7 wood as well but they are steel. I'm sure I can get them in tituamium but I'm...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-11-2005 05:36 PM
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  21. Red face People watching you tee-off

    I have had a few funny conversations about having a few people watch as you teeoff. My story is kinda funny. I had just switched to playing left-handed at 34 yrs old after playing right-handed since I was 14. I had never played much golf (4 games) and did not like it. After some coaxing I tried...

    Started by leftylucas‎, 06-10-2005 01:13 PM
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  22. What do you guys think?

    Ok I played 36 holes on Saturday in Toronto... It was sooo hot. We played the first 18 at Eagles Nest and teed of at 7:40. The carts there have coolers on them. When you get your cart it is full of ice and has two free water in it... Great. And during the round a guy even came buy to refill our...

    Started by Ginker‎, 06-13-2005 02:02 PM
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  23. 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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  24. Humidity and the golf ball

    I was golfing yesterday(42* with humidex) and could swear my ball was getting less carry especially on my irons. I guess this would make sense with the density of the air. Did anyone else notice this or maybe I was hallucinating and having another heat stroke :-)

    Started by bobblehead‎, 06-12-2005 12:08 PM
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  25. How do we move up?

    I'm sure this thread has already been posted, but I was just wondering how do we move up from being a putter to being a driver? Is it the amount of posts you have or is it a combination of things? Thanks

    Started by flagolfnut‎, 06-10-2005 03:14 PM
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  26. fivesomes?

    I must admit I have never really heard of/seen them before today. I came across a course directory that has information on whether or not the course allows fivesomes. Some of the sites say that fivesomes are allowed based on the management's discretion. My question is, what is the benefit of a...

    Started by jmr73‎, 06-09-2005 09:55 AM
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  27. Vermont and New Hampshire

    Has anyone played in Vermont or New Hampshire who could tell me where to go or not go. Thanks.

    Started by Ron‎, 06-09-2005 09:32 PM
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  28. Corporate Golf Days

    Anyone from the Toronto area know of any fun exectuve getaways that are focused on golf? I am looking to host a fun corporate event and tie in golf to keep everyone happy. A friend of mine used and had a great time but I want to know what else is out there. ...

    Started by ParPatrol‎, 06-09-2005 03:35 PM
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  29. Hole in one club..

    Was there ever a "hole in one" club or links from Ottawagolf? I thought I saw one few years ago. Thanks.

    Started by Eldred‎, 06-09-2005 02:59 PM
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  30. Looking to compete and play in tourneys

    Hey Guys, I am considering competing at a higher level for golf. I want to play for my University's Team (Ottawa) but need to establish a 152 at local tournaments. Ottawa Citizen or similar. Any ideas where I can get this information from. At the current time I could not shoot a combined 152, but...

    Started by beefstuf‎, 06-09-2005 01:18 PM
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  31. how to

    How do I change the title of a thread that I started? Thanks Claude

    Started by challengegolf‎, 06-09-2005 10:35 AM
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  32. Spectators.

    Just interested. Is any one else here sick of unoriginal golf spectators at the televised PGA events shouting "get in the hole" after every golf shot they watch. I mean it's a fair enough shout if someone has chipped on and the ball is tracking towards the cup, but when someone (usually Tiger) is...

    Started by Hank Hill‎, 06-07-2005 03:59 PM
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  33. Poll Poll: Missing Tee Times

    I've got a question. If your late for your tee time should the starter try to squeeze you in or make you wait till the next available tee-time even though that might be a couple of hours ahead? I was 10 to 15 mins late for mine today and the starter wouldn't let me and a friend on. He said we had...

    Started by Barnie‎, 06-04-2005 11:27 PM
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  34. played twor ounds in the heat.. feel sick

    hey guys, I feel like crap. I played glen mar twice today (7am and 1120am) and I feel really sick now. I drank a lot of water while I played (atleast 4 litres). My head is hurting,I can't keep my eyes open. I kinda feel like how I feel when i get back from going to a club. Any ideas as to what...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-06-2005 07:52 PM
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  35. Potsdam Golf Course?

    I'm playing Potsdam this Friday & have never been there. If anyone who has played this course & can provide tips or comparisons to other courses it would be greatly appreciated.

    Started by Shivas Irons‎, 06-07-2005 01:02 PM
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  36. How many golf courses world wide?

    Anyone know? Also, how many golfers are there world wide? To be a golfer I guess you should atleast own your own set... Any guesses. Don't google it... My guess is 84,798 courses and I have no clue how many golfers there are world wide

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-03-2005 05:21 PM
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  37. Soliciting advice only

    Here's a question.... How does one make golf friends? I am terribly new to the sport but have all of the typical newbie enthusiasm..... The only problem is this. None of my friends golf (well that's a lie, but none of my friends in a 7 hour radius golf). I can get out a bit with my...

    Started by mclarengirl‎, 06-06-2005 05:47 PM
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  38. What does this mean?

    Does anybody know what a "+" beside a user's name in the active users means? I have seen it beside the name of Proforged, LobWedge and now payne4ever. Just curious.

    Started by Big Johnny69‎, 06-06-2005 08:27 AM
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  39. Cart Girls

    I don't recall seeing girls like this around here, check out the gallery, OMG! BeerCart Girls :thumbsup :mecry

    Started by LongHitta‎, 06-06-2005 08:00 AM
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    06-06-2005 08:26 AM Go to last post
  40. What's this mean?

    Bump I always see it but I have no idea what people are talking about. What's the point of it?

    Started by Barnie‎, 06-05-2005 07:15 AM
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    06-05-2005 07:18 AM Go to last post
  41. Best player you've ever played with?

    Throughout the years that I've been golfing I've played with a lot of good players. I played with the 2nd ranked junior in Quebec (16 in Canada) and numerous others, but the best player I've ever played with was a kid in Florida. I joined up with him at a course in Florida on the 16th hole a 380...

    Started by flagolfnut‎, 06-02-2005 02:43 PM
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    06-03-2005 02:07 PM Go to last post
  42. I have a $357 gift certificate to golftown.. kind of

    I found a brand new $395 driver at a golf course back in april, when the courses first opened, and being the great, awesome, amazing person that I am I took it to the club house and turned it in. They asked me for my info incause the owner of the club wanted to thank me. I thought sure, why...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 06-01-2005 12:29 AM
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  43. I have to get a new brain in my head

    Stole out of the office yesterday afternoon to play 18 holes with a friend instead of dealing with clients. Mental health day one might say. Anyway, my round was wonderful until about the 14th hole when I realized that I was playing better than most days, and was in the lead. Then the old brain...

    Started by Bill M‎, 06-02-2005 02:19 PM
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    06-03-2005 11:57 AM Go to last post
  44. fore....!

    Just curious, Anyone here ever nail someone with a ball? Or get hit?

    Started by covanant‎, 05-28-2005 10:59 AM
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  45. Just bought a laser range finder

    $199 at golf town. I'm going to use it for a week or two, see if i like it and if not I'll just return it. I did use it at the canadian yesterday and i shot a 44 on the front nine which is 3 shots better than any 9 I've played this year (front nine is a par 35). Anyway, it made a huge difference...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 05-07-2005 10:57 AM
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  46. Good golf equipment review/ranking site?

    Is there a site that you can think of that ranks equpiment and not just users rating the clubs and the site averaging it out. I would like to read reviews of people in the industry, rankings of the clubs to see how they stack up against similar clubs. Help

    Started by "Richard"‎, 05-31-2005 02:53 PM
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    05-31-2005 06:12 PM Go to last post
  47. Moved: Red Book

    Started by bazooka Don‎, 10-04-2006 06:47 AM
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  48. Question Check-Go and Balls

    I have a Check-Go and use it regularly. I cannot get that nice solid line on the balls like on the commercial but I re-draw afterward on the staggered line it makes and it works just fine. I have been trying various balls to find the one that gives me optimal distance and feel around the greens...

    Started by leftylucas‎, 05-24-2005 03:11 PM
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    05-31-2005 12:26 PM Go to last post
  49. Question Golf in Quebec

    Hello, I'm looking to golf while on vacation with my wife in mid-July. We'll be spending some time in Baie-St. Paul and Tadoussac QC. Just wondering if anybody has any recommendations for good golf in the area? Thanks in advance.

    Started by 72 Divots‎, 05-27-2005 08:20 AM
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    05-31-2005 11:43 AM Go to last post
  50. 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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    05-30-2005 03:23 PM Go to last post

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