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I win the golf again!

StevOz

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Not bad for a 51 year old hacker, 81 off the stick on an 11 handicap..won a bottle of The Black Douglas Premium, sipping it now.


http://www.golflink.com.au/handicap-..._No=6680700001

That was Saturday, today I won again!

That's two in a row, shot 79 off the stick this time, for 40 stableford points now down to a 10.6 handicap. :)
 

Itchigo

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Nice!! Congrats Steve!

My lowest for 18 is 81, thought I thought I was going to break 80 but I screwed it up.
 

Ike Savage

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Congrats, Steve.

Last week I bowled for the first time in years. Got a 199. Should have gone over 200 easy, but too much clowning around with friends.

Thread is full of champions.
 
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StevOz

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Have not bowled in years and usually only went there for the pinballs and video games, that said I rarely got to 200, 170 odd was usually a good game for me, I'd have to say 199 seems a good score to me, congrats!
 

Ike Savage

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170+ are good scores for a non-league bowler, which includes me as well. I can't even throw a hook without injuring my wrist, haha.

Guess you're a pretty good athlete across sports, with credit to your active lifestyle. That's a big part of my own plan, in particular.
 
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sleepy

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When bowling, does using wrist straps help at all?
For some reason I have thin wrists, though I was born with moderately thick bone structure. Mostly my thick skull, with Jacob Bronowsky brows.
In times past, I though myself to be very Neanderthal, but really alright. :trippy:
 

Ike Savage

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Yeah, they make wrist braces just for bowling. I did try one once, but it was just too much trouble for this occasional bowler.

If you can maintain a certain amount of controlled randomness, you can just straight-bowl the lead pin and still get plenty of strikes.
 
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sleepy

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I'm right-handed so I've always aimed between the "15" and the "10" marks right side of dead center on the lane guides.
 

Ike Savage

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I do something like that if my release gets too consistent, else it's nothing but splits.

I also fool around with bowling from the corners, aiming just off the center pin, as a way of simulating a hook with a straight ball. Still hard for me to get the angle right, however.

Some people use two hands to roll a hook, like in basketball how the off-hand steadies the shot. Feels pretty awkward to me, tho.


Looks like a total grandpa shot, too. :lol:
 
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sleepy

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And I aim the first ball of the frame to hit right between the 1-3 pins.
Bowling is like the break shot in pool with the actions and reactions.
 

Ike Savage

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I noticed someone looking at this thread, and am curious if you're still golfing, @StevOz.

Too bad the original link was lost.
 

StevOz

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Since losing my job at the Country Club due to it being shutdown by CV19 restrictions for several months, no golf these days.

It's not all bad I have had 2 hole in ones, so bucket list completed and was on the decline as far as my abilities go.

Since my parents passed on a few years ago I was fortunate to inherit enough to buy my own modest house.

It's not where I used to live and work as places there were way too costly. Still it's got everything I need with in bicycle distance and the weather is just as good being about 80 km north.
 
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