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Back on a golf course - all is coming back

I was away from golf for a few months. I visited Vietnam and Poland. Both countries are not famous for their golfers. Both countries have golf courses, but the saying that golf is an elitist sport for rich people applies to these countries much…
What golf clubs should I get
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What golf clubs should I get

What golf clubs should I get? When I first became serious about golf, about 6 months ago, I dusted off my old clubs I had in the garage. I bought them off ebay about 8 years ago, but I only played them a couple of times before I lost interest…
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Invite a guest to play the Masters at Augusta

It's one of the perks of playing this year's Masters championship, or being one of the former champions. On a Sunday before the championship starts you can bring a guest to play the Augusta course. I can only imagine the thrill they would…
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US Masters - test of my commitment to golf

The US Masters 2018 are on this week. Only 3 days to go. I will use it as a simple test of my commitment to the game of golf. Well,  it's not really a test of my commitment to the game itself, but rather to the idea of watching others play…
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I am not buying new golf clubs

Decided. I'm not getting new golf clubs. I actually lost interest in that topic. Months ago I bookmarked a few good golf club internet shops and I used to check the prices almost daily. Just after Christmas when they had a sale I almost bought…
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Frustration with golf

I think everyone that is trying to learn this game follows s similar path. A path filled with excitement, frustration, happiness and anger. I spoke with a fellow member in our club. Someone I see often practicing at the nets with me. His story…
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Focus on the target - not on the ball

I hit the best shots when I'm concentrating on the actual target somewhere on the fairway or the flag. It is not something that comes easily to me. I have to make a conscious effort to see the flag in the distance when I'm lifting the club.…
Learn golf later in life
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Learn to play golf later in life

I decided to learn to play golf later in life. For a person over 40, there are very few options left as far as sports to consider learning. I love tennis and badminton, but these are a young man's sports. I mean I can still play them but I am…
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Getting ready for my first golf competition

I think I'm ready to step up and be judged; ridiculed or encouraged, depending on my performance. Had a chat with the pro and he's happy to put me in this Saturday at 11am to get my first competition score card. I need 3 official scores to get…