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#1 Phana24JG

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Posted 03 May 2010 - 11:55 AM

I am now entering my seventh year of play. I progressed on a reasonable path from 142 (my opening day spectacular) to about a five handicap. I had been taking lessons from a local range pro and was pleased with my progress Two years ago, I realized that I had gone about as far with this guy as I could, so I went on a search for a more advanced teacher. Via word of mouth of local media, I tried the local "name" and "elite" instructors. I spent most of last year in golf hell courtesy of a couple of method teachers who managed to turn my game into a complete mess. A pricey golf school was next. My main accomplishment at this place was adding four pounds in four days.

At this time, I then began to seek information on the Internet. I was primarily looking for instruction, but also uncovered several interesting forums, where I finally uncovered the secret to the game of golf. If you really want to break 80, and then enter the world of 300 yard drives and eventually become a scratch golfer I am about to reveal THE secret:

1) Quit Taking Lessons
2) Hold Off on ANY New Equipment Purchases
3) Discontinue Your Participation in MGS and Other Similar Forums
4) Join Golf WRX
and here is key
5) START POSTING!!

That is it! Within your first 75-100 posts, you will be breaking 80 on a regular basis. Somewhere around post 250, your driving average will rise above 260 yards and the first 300 yeard drive appears. Now, this is where you separate the men from the boys. As you learn the appropriate verbage and acquire the haughty condescension necessary to continue to successfully post, it appears that in the post 750 to 1000 range, you make that transition to scratch/near scratch, and routinely drive the ball 300 yards.

BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! Along the way, you will somehow acquire a job that permits you to spend thousands of dollars on esoteric Japanese equipment. Instead of being some loser like me, concerned about spending $500 for a new driver, you can now spend that much just for a shaft and change them out on a regular basis as the tempo of your now 120mph swing speed varies. Apparently, this new job will not require you to spend very much time actually working because your number of posts goes up, and you are playing golf almost every day.

Unfortunately, not everone can achieve the 120-125 mph swings with this simple technique. Since rigorous honesty is a sine qua non for being a Golf WRX insider, you may have to settle for that 108-114 mph swing. However, with some additional posting in the short game and wedge sections, you can now achieve a mini-tour caliber short game with a few hundred posts in those sections, and score just as well as the "average" WRX golfer.

#2 bcgolf

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Posted 05 May 2010 - 11:32 AM

I'm on WRX too and man ... you have a point ... :)
There is undeniably very good content there, but some people can loose any form of realism real quick.
But that might not only be a WRX thing, but a general internet forum thing !

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#3 JohnBarry

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 02:05 PM

Good one!!!!
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#4 Matt Saternus

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Posted 10 July 2010 - 11:50 PM

There are many things to love about MGS, but my favorite is probably the general lack of BS about handicaps, SS's, and other things. People on here seem pretty honest about their game, their problems, and, thus, there is great content that is actually helpful instead of a million posts saying, "I hit this too far/too high/too far left."

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#5 silver & black

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 02:29 AM

There are many things to love about MGS, but my favorite is probably the general lack of BS about handicaps, SS's, and other things. People on here seem pretty honest about their game, their problems, and, thus, there is great content that is actually helpful instead of a million posts saying, "I hit this too far/too high/too far left."


MGS is the only golf forum I've registered on, for this very reason. :D

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 03:07 AM

So that's the secret!

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#7 Paul S

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:39 AM

I was bumming around youtubing "in the bag" videos and go figure, there are billions of high school kids talking about how they needed to upgrade to the project x 7.5s because everything else felt like wet noodles in their 130 mph swings... Not to mention, how on EARTH did they afford that $80 billion dollar setup with their allowance!?

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#8 dru_

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 12:43 PM

This is funny because MGS is the only golf forum I post on for many of these very reasons.

I'm not here because I want you to think I'm a good golfer, I'm not. I love to play, and around here, that really is the only prerequisite.

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#9 Rickles

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

That was funny and true. That other forum has it's uses, but, I love the honesty, openness, and friendly helpful nature of everyone here. I can't even remember my log in and password for wrx anymore. By the way I really am a 1 handicap but I only drive it about 265 on a good shot and hit a 7 iron about 160 when I swing hard. My driver swing speed is around 105 on a good day. Thank God for a good short game. They can worry about how far they hit it. I just wanna get the ball in the hole in the fewest strokes. :lol:

It's all about the short game, unless you can't keep it in play!

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 04:49 PM

Goodbye MGS Goodbye!
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#11 BK in TEXAS

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Posted 28 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

I'm sure there are good people over there. Wading through the crap was just too much for me though. MGS is my "home".

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#12 TheHacker

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 03:58 AM

I always tell my son among the biggest tragedies in life, is self delusion - so stop kidding yourself. I like this forum because it consist of real people, not "average" golfers who hits the ball 320 yards with a slight draw.

We all have our struggles with the golf game and life, but we are united by our common love for the game, and of course, the joys of shiny new golf equipments :D

Its the internet and you can be whatever you want, but here in MGS I can be myself without shame, that's what I like.
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TM SLDR 10.5 Deg with Matrix Ozik 6Q3 S flex
RBZ 3 Wood with crappy stock shaft
Cleveland Launcher Hybrid 18 deg Diamana Red Board Stiff
Titleist ZB Forged Iron 3-PW DG S200 Steel Shaft
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#13 R.P. Jacobs II

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:30 AM

HaHa, one thing hasn't changed in the time that you've been gone- I'm still double postin my ass off, lol

Take care Dude B)


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:40 PM

My e-mail is:

rpjii at me dot com

Drop me a line

My Best,
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What's Inside My Sun Mountain H2N0 Stand Bag:

-TMaG RBZ ST 2 Tour(Breast Cancer Pink Head by WalkerJames) 10.5*, Graphite Design Tour AD 9003 S(74gr)

-Adams Speedline XTD Super LS VST 3FM(Breast Cancer Fill) 15*, RT Tech Midas S(88gr)

-Adams Idea XTD Super LS VST Hybrid 19*, Fubuki AX 350

-Mizzy MP-68(4i-8i),TT DG TI S400, +1/2", +2*

-SCOR 43*,47*,51*,55*,59*, Genious 12 Firm +,  +1/2"

-Scotty Studio Select Fastback Custom 1.5, 35", 350gr HW(Not from the shop, notta Tour Issue/Circle T, just a poor ass retail model B))-Breast Cancer Fill

-Golf Pride Decade Multi-Compound Cord, Mizzy Blue/Black

-Stones Tour B330-S

-Shoes: A bunch, depends on my slacks, lol
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Posted 22 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

if that is the case you would be hitting 350 yards if you visited Tourspec golfs forum. Some of those guys are so jaded it's unreal. This is my home....

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