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#16 revkev

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 04:48 PM

Great read Jaacob - really enjoyed this - I had passed on it earlier because I was so busy - trying to get caught up with life post Christmas now.

Played yesterday - an exasperating 4:45 affair - while I'm not sure that I would enjoy only playing speed golf I'm of the opinion that a round should never last more than 3:30 and that a 3:00 round should be the norm that we strive for. The guy I played with believes that 2:30 should be the goal and that if there were a way to get the average round down to 2:30 we would double the number of golfers.

His suggestion is GPS ball tracking at affordable prices - I think you'd have to add slower green speeds and change the rules a bit - I like the lost ball rule here and OB being a drop with penalty at the spot the ball went OB. Perhaps also a 3 putt maximum except in competition.

Regardless this was a really fun read and I'm going to check out your site.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

Thanks for the kind words and support guys! Glad you liked! :)

I agree, not everyone will want to do speed golf and certainly time is a factor for a lot of people in deciding to play or not...but it's actually quite reasonable for a foursome to finish in 3-4 hours. We do it during our practice rounds when we just walk...and still find time to socialize, enjoy the scenery, etc.
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Posted 25 June 2013 - 01:44 PM

For those that missed the TV telecast of the Speedgolf World Championships on CBS during the Masters this past April...it's available to watch online now.

Here's the link. I'm in the red hat, red shirt, and khaki pants. Finished 5th. :D


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Posted 26 October 2013 - 01:10 AM

FYI, you can watch the 2013 Speedgolf World Championships on October 26th and 27th from 8am to 12pm PST.

Here's the web link to the Bandon Dunes site:

http://www.bandondun.../2013-speedgolf


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Posted 15 January 2014 - 10:31 AM

Here's a little clip from the 2013 Speedgolf World Championships.

http://youtu.be/z3fvxyxJpro


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 02:39 AM

I have the bag for speed golf, I don't run but I like the super lite bag and shooting good scores with less equipment. That's my favorite part about it they use 6 clubs max.

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Posted 01 July 2015 - 07:17 AM

Wow! Some 20 years ago I use to play/run 18 holes with a ball and 3 iron. Did this a lot and never shot below 85 at a par 72 course, even if my handicap was very low at the time. Great article. 



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Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:54 AM

That was awesome to read! Thanks for posting! What a grind!! 


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Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:41 AM

I think I might try this. I am in a weight loss slump and this might be just the thing to kill 2 birds with one stone.


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 08:38 PM

I usually play on Tuesday nights a full round, while not running I can finish in about 1:15ish on foot. 


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Driver: Tour Edge E8 Beta, 8.5° Project X M66 Handcrafted 6.5

Wood: Tour Edge E8 Tour 14.0° Diamana S+ 70X

Hybrids:   :adams-small:   Adams Red 18* X-Stiff

Irons:   :mizuno-small:  JPX 900 Tours 3-PW Project X LZ 6.5

Wedges:   :cleveland-small: RTX-3 52&58 DG TI S-400

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 05:00 AM

I can play a comfortable solo 18 in 45 minutes

#27 PlaidJacket

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Posted 25 October 2016 - 08:48 PM

Speed golf if you can call it golf doesn't interest me. I prefer steady-pace-of-play-golf. I rush around enough already. So the golf course is my place to relax. (sort of. Ha.)


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Posted 26 October 2016 - 12:33 AM

I enjoy being outside, communing with nature while trying to get better at this silly game.  I am not sure why I would want to cut my time short by rushing through a round.  My score would surely suffer.  Besides, at my course it would be impossible unless the course was empty, and I have never seen it empty.  I like PJ's approach of steady play; I don't like fast, and hate it when it's too slow.  All golf should be played at my speed!    :D



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Posted 26 October 2016 - 04:28 PM

How do you deal with people in front of you ? I couldn't get a round in by myself in under 2.5 hours just because of other people out there.

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Posted 13 November 2016 - 02:45 AM

I love playing fast...But this is taking it a little further than I'd ever be able to go! :-) Pretty cool stuff though.

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