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Average Mo

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  1. Valid point, seems such a shame to throw them away after such a short life.
  2. They can't be knock-offs as I bought from the largest golf retailer in the UK
  3. UK and Veteran would be the ones for me, thanks!
  4. I'll pick up a pack of these on my next visit to Costco, thanks!
  5. So I guess climate/humidity is a major factor in your preference not to wear a glove? Here in the UK it's pretty much wet/rainy 90% of the year... the other 10% is hot and sweaty so I really struggle without. I must say, I can't recall seeing many golfers around here who play gloveless...
  6. I'm the same, I just don't feel comfortable swinging without a glove.
  7. Here's a topic that isn't discussed anywhere near as much as it should be... Golf gloves. Maybe it's not as sexy as a brand new driver or some shiny wedges, but in my opinion a decent glove gives so much confidence and may be worth a handful of strokes per round (no pun intended). Am I right? I've tried a huge number of gloves in the short time that I have been playing golf and have concluded that my top 3 (at the moment) are as follows: (pictures below) 3. All Weather Glove - synthetic (cost £5.99 GBP) A surprisingly comfortable and soft glove, considering it is a value-fo
  8. Hi, Great idea to include badges. I'd appreciate the UK, Veteran and Broke 100 badges be added to my profile... Many thanks Mo
  9. What a beautiful looking club! Such a classy, timeless look. I'm not much of a driver of the ball yet, still trying to learn the basics so this one isn't for me... Really looking forward to reading the feedback and reviews in a few months time.
  10. I really wanted to dig a little hole in the lawn just like James Robinson but I'm sure you can imagine the look Mrs Average Mo gave me... decided to settle for just poking alignment sticks into the ground to simulate the pin...
  11. Hi JvS, Welcome! I'm at a similar point in my golfing journey so I look forward to following your progress to see if I can pick up any tips... All the best Mo
  12. Hi everyone, I've already managed to pick up some great tips and advice from forum members who have kindly responded to my posts on DIY training in the garden as well as a problem I've had with a club recently. What a great community to be part of! As a new "Recruit" on the MGS forums I'm working toward shaking this label and becoming an actual member, learning as much about this beautiful game along the way. I guess with the current lockdown situation we've got plenty of time to help each other out... I hope you are all doing well and staying safe.
  13. I picked a box of these up a couple of months ago for around £30 (GBP) here in the UK to replace my previous ball of choice: the Wilson Staff DX2, which I loved playing as as all-round performer. These newer Kirklands are a lovely soft ball, which feels beautiful when chipping and putting. I'm not 100% sure how great they are when used with driver/woods as I don't get much distance anyway, so can't pass judgement on that front - it's a work in progress. One thing I do find is that they discolour very very quickly and are difficult to clean after a round. The outer cover
  14. A superb video. I hadn't really considered bounce. Thank you
  15. Amazing! Thanks @M. Parsons Much appreciated This can be my homework for this week.
  16. I've been having the same problem with other areas of my game that I do actually practice such as driving. Maybe the pressure of playing actual golf gets to me... I seem to work out the faults on the range, but forget it all once I step up to the tee box. Maybe one day it'll all click onto place...
  17. Thanks @PMookie, I was extra gentle and was in constant fear for my life. Mrs Average Mo would have killed me! I basically chipped down the garden very gently, then was able to be a little more aggressive on the way back up.
  18. Hi fellow Golfers, I took up golf less than a year ago and picked up some beautiful brand-new wedges toward the end of summer 2019 from American Golf, which is the largest golfing retailer here in the UK (see pics below). As the pitching wedge in my iron set (Cleveland CG-16) is 44° loft I decided to evenly space out my wedges to minimise gaps. I got matching 48°, 52° and 58° so i have the flexibility in my set to learn a range of shots and decide which work best for me as my game develops. They are by a company called Benross - I'm not sure of they are only available in the UK
  19. It feels like forever since the sun was last shining here in northern England and I was able to get out and hit some golfballs in the garden... although it was actually only 8 days ago! We're forecast some nice dry weather this weekend so I hope to get out there once again and teach myself some basics to improve my short game. Last week I tried a cricket-style shot, as suggested by my brother, where I decrease loft by keeping my hands in front of the club head and pushing through, popping the ball up off the ground and landing with little back spin. It is a delicate little shot, wh
  20. Talk about reviving an old thread...! Technology has come on leaps and bounds since this thread started back in 2015, I bet the use of conventional watches is even more of a polarising topic. Personally, I'm a lover of traditional watches. Preferably an analogue with day and date - not a brand snob so I don't discriminate - although I'm partial to a classic Seiko (5 or automatic models hold particular sentimental value) and Pulsar takes me back to my military days - it was the brand of the official standard issue British Army watch. Currently I wear a Samsung Galaxy smartwatch
  21. I know the feeling, I can barely hit my driver. Something about the technique just hasn't clicked with me just yet. I'm averaging 175-200 yards with driver, I can get that with a hybrid off the tee! Lovely bag setup by the way, especially for someone who hasn't long been playing.
  22. Hi Tony, I'm from Manchester, England (UK). Currently working on short game: specifically getting onto the green from between 40-80 yards as I find myself short quite often. Have been thinning lots and ending up 20 yards past the green... Mo
  23. Mohammed/United Kingdom (Manchester) Beginner so no handicap yet (estimated 30) Current irons Cleveland CG-16 7i carry distance 135 yards
  24. Hi, Brand new member here, started hitting gf balls at the local driving range in July 2019 with my older brother after giving up football (or soccer to most of you outside of the UK) following injury woes. We finally plucked up the courage to get out onto a course for the first time in around September and haven't looked back since. I'm trying to teach myself to play, which I find particularly rewarding when I manage to figure something out. I usually score between 103-110 on a par 72 course. I broke 100 (twice) at my local course last month and hope to get lucky again
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