Golf Thread


#841

Green fees are mental for all the decent links courses. €210 now for high season in Lahinch, Waterville & Ballybunion. Hard to justify for the average Joe.


#842

Yeah got it for €40 with the society. It was windy there yesterday but a relatively flat course.

Not a massive lover of links as it doesn’t suit my game and I hadn’t played a round since last July but I went with a new approach to my game yesterday and end up with 28 points and runner up in my category. Used only 4 clubs for 95% of my strokes and it served me well.


#843

4 clubs is all you need around there alright. 28 playing off?


#844

The women’s tee


#845

:joy::joy:


#846

21 handicap in the society, dont play enough to justify the expense of joining a club for a GUI handicap.

Played 5 rounds of golf last year in total but hope to play a bit more this year.


#847

Youd get distance membership somewhere for 200 quid. Well worth it for the gui you could play ypur pick of courses for half nothing in open singles comps.

I havent played in 2 years too much of a time committment and I cant play for shit unless im at it regularly enough


#848

Paul Dunne is painfully slow


#849

Think roganstown/swords open has a ridiculously cheap membership fee for the purpose of getting a gui handicap. Just out the back of the airport.


#850


#851

3 wood, 7 iron, wedge and putter… and repeat


#852

Had a superb week down in Kerry playing in the social media open. Format was 4 day stableford 2 player team event using 3/4 handicaps. Played Cashen, Ballybunion old, Dooks and Tralee in that order. In order of preference I would go Tralee and Dooks 1 and 2. Would defintely go back to play both. Would take or leave Ballybunions 2 courses but that could have been as much to do with weather, opponents etc than the courses themselves. Cashen though was a pain to play. Ridiculous course layout and elevated greens and blind shots on every hole. Seemed to spend half the day looking for mine or one of the other 3 balls.

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#853


#854

Tralee is the best course in the country.

There is a new club open in Waterville called Hogs head. On old skellig bay which used to be a complete bog. They have spent unreal cash overhauling it. Green fee is 300 quid. Good feature on it here.

One v interesting point is that course manager said course was designed so fellas could play to their handicap i.e. its relatively easy. A great selling point when you think about it


#855

Whereszat john


#856

That one is Dooks down in Glenbeigh. Very underrated or unheralded course perhaps because it hasnt been traipsed upon by countless Americans. There is a rustic feel to the place which only adds to it. Was playing in the elements and was quite cold and beaten up when I went into the clubhouse. I asked the barman do they do soup to which he pointed at the beer taps and said in a thick Kerry accent “thats the only soup you’ll get around here”. Out of all 4 I think the views in Dooks are unrivalled. Panoramic 360 degree views which the course comfortably sits in.


#857

Thats a fantastic pic, you’ve a natural eye for it. Glad to hear you survived that unfunny and unpleasant encounter at the bar. What are playing off?


#858

I agree on Tralee. Best course I have ever played. Just so happened to be best golf I have ever played as well. Front nine builds up confidence levels and we brought that into the back nine which is more undulating and protected by countless dunes. Shot a good score. Incredibly beautiful place. Not a sinner to be seen on Barrow, Ballyheigue and Banna strand.


#859

I’m only off 14. I can get from tee to green fairly well but have only got back into the game after a few years off. Putting is my achilles heel. Miss too many from 3 to 6 feet to get to single figures.


#860

Get fitted for a putter and get one that suits your stroke.