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  1. 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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  2. 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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    06-14-2005 07:56 AM Go to last post
  3. 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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    06-13-2005 11:55 PM Go to last post
  4. 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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    06-13-2005 10:16 PM Go to last post
  5. 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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    06-10-2005 11:06 PM Go to last post
  6. 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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    06-10-2005 10:34 AM Go to last post
  7. 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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    06-09-2005 10:22 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 http://www.golflogic.ca/corporate.html 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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    06-09-2005 01:18 PM Go to last post
  11. 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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    06-09-2005 11:42 AM Go to last post
  12. 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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    06-09-2005 09:59 AM Go to last post
  13. 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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  14. 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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    06-08-2005 11:54 AM Go to last post
  15. 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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    06-08-2005 08:15 AM Go to last post
  16. 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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    06-07-2005 01:42 PM Go to last post
  17. 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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    06-07-2005 11:15 AM Go to last post
  18. 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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    06-06-2005 04:23 PM Go to last post
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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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    06-03-2005 01:41 PM Go to last post
  23. 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
  24. 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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    06-01-2005 03:07 PM Go to last post
  25. 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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  26. 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
  27. Moved: Red Book

    Started by bazooka Don‎, 10-04-2006 06:47 AM
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  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. Favorite Courses

    I noticed that a lot of people on this board do a lot of travelling and playing all over the world. I'm wondering what courses have you guys played ?

    Started by mmills820105‎, 02-10-2005 09:46 PM
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    05-30-2005 12:08 PM Go to last post
  32. Poll Poll: Lazer Rangerfinders

    After reading the posts on the thread about rangefinders, I thought I'd post a poll to find out what you think. :scratchch Do you think rangefinders should be allowed to be used during play in OVGA and other amateur events, or not be allowed DURING these events. I'm just looking for a yes or...

    Started by NoBack‎, 05-30-2005 06:48 AM
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  33. Duncan Meadows Victoria, BC

    Has anybody played there? I have the upcoming Canadian University Championships there in two weeks and would love any info/advice on the course that you have. thanks dave

    Started by davevandyk‎, 05-26-2005 11:06 AM
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    05-30-2005 07:22 AM Go to last post
  34. 2 Iron (Hybrid) vrs 5 Wood

    I went out last week and traded in my old Adams Tightlies 3 and 5 wood. I picked up a new Big Bertha Fairway wood (3 wood - 15 Degree). I don't carry a 3 or 4 iron, I have a Callaway Heavenwood 4 Iron Hybrid. My 3 wood is 15 Degrees and my 4 Iron Hybrid is 23 Degrees. So I have 13 clubs in the...

    Started by EWhelan‎, 05-29-2005 08:42 PM
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  35. New Golf Flick

    The Greatest Game Ever Played. Disneyfied version of the Francis Ouimet story. Doesn't look half bad actually.

    Started by 3Jack‎, 05-27-2005 03:25 PM
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    05-27-2005 11:05 PM Go to last post
  36. OG handicap sytem

    I've been having trouble logging onto the OttawaGolf handicap system since yesterday...anyone else experience this problem?

    Started by bobblehead‎, 05-25-2005 01:52 PM
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    05-26-2005 12:34 PM Go to last post
  37. Talking Goals for the season

    Thought I would start this thread again since we are so close to hitting the links. What crazy goals have folks thought up for themselves over the winter? Mine (in no particular order): 1. Be pin-high. ALWAYS. 2. Play more with the old man. Now that he has 2 new hips he might start...

    Started by GarthM‎, 04-01-2005 06:30 PM
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  38. Amateur vrs Mid-amateur?

    What is the difference between a Amateur Championship and a Mid-amateur Championship? Thanks,

    Started by EWhelan‎, 05-23-2005 01:51 PM
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    05-24-2005 09:37 AM Go to last post
  39. To be or not the be (a memeber)

    What is the point of being a member somewhere? I mean it would only make sense if I could get some of my friends to also become members there otherwise I would just be playing alone or playing while my friends payed $40 to play the course everytime. Also, isn't 1/2 the fun playing different...

    Started by "Richard"‎, 04-20-2005 11:17 AM
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  40. Cities w/ the most Golf Courses Per Capita??

    According to this website there are more golf courses per capita in the Ottawa and surrounding area than anywhere else in North America other than Myrtle Beach. Does anyone know of the top ten or twenty areas in North America? Any info would be much appreciated and up-to-date stats is what I...

    Started by Barnie‎, 05-18-2005 09:14 PM
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    05-20-2005 07:53 AM Go to last post
  41. Enter your scores on our new FREE Handicaping System.

    Enter your scores on our new FREE Handicaping System. RCGA Certification is pending. RCGA members at courses usiing the Reservation Masters Booking System will be able to use this for official handicapping. handicap.ottawagolf.com handicap.kingstongolf.ca handicap.centralontariogolf.ca...

    Started by Kilroy‎, 05-05-2005 06:32 PM
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    05-18-2005 06:07 AM Go to last post
  42. 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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  43. Moved: Trade Ins

    Started by Steelhead‎, 10-04-2006 06:47 AM
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    05-16-2005 10:30 AM Go to last post
  44. Post your golf swing video

    Just occurred to me that it might be fun to upload video of our swings for the enjoyment/amusement of all. A friend had his video-capable digicam handy at the range last week, and sent me a file of my own lurching mess for perusal. Both fun and painful to watch, as I went Daly on my backswing. I...

    Started by Wedge61‎, 05-14-2005 04:03 PM
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    05-15-2005 10:03 AM Go to last post
  45. Driver Loft

    Has anyone heards the scholarly TV commentators make the claim that the best spot on a driver club face to maximize distance, is above the center of the face? Considering that a 10.5* driver is 13* at the top of the face and 8* at the bottom because of the built in roll, I wonder if any of them...

    Started by BC MIST‎, 05-07-2005 07:58 PM
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    05-14-2005 08:32 AM Go to last post
  46. Check out this tool to help your swing, I need opinions, i might get one

    http://www.hypemakers.net/swingtempo/go.php?v=r&adv=1813 Click that link to check it out, if you've used it, how was it? was it worth it? I might get one...

    Started by jmcivor‎, 01-22-2005 06:53 AM
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    05-13-2005 03:28 PM Go to last post
  47. $1000 golftown gift certificate??

    What would you use it on. If someone (no one would) got me one I think I would have to get all golf gear. Shoes, pants, shirts and stuff like that. If I was starting my set from scratch I would get the callaway x-tour for sure. Sick clubs PS no one got me one, but a guy can dream can't he?

    Started by "Richard"‎, 05-11-2005 11:16 PM
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    05-13-2005 10:29 AM Go to last post
  48. on line

    Just wondering if anyone knows any good canadian websites for buying clubs, used or new. I thought i had a great deal when i bought my last driver from vortex golf, but i got dinged when it came through customs. It still turned out to be a good deal and i am happy with my club but i don't need any...

    Started by bazooka Don‎, 05-12-2005 09:27 PM
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    05-12-2005 09:52 PM Go to last post
  49. Has this happened to anyone else...

    This has happened to me twice now. My 3 iron and 4 iron have developed a crack where the hosel meets the blade. When this first happened to my 3 iron, I thought that I had gotten mad at a shot and (in)appropriately smashed down my club against the ground and broke it. On friday I was playing...

    Started by Started2k3‎, 05-09-2005 02:00 PM
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    05-12-2005 05:22 PM Go to last post
  50. It's about time

    Golftown website now posting more items for sale,with prices. Used to be kind of useless before ,without knowing how much that putter was you were looking at!:thumbsup

    Started by covanant‎, 05-10-2005 06:38 AM
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    05-11-2005 08:01 PM Go to last post

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