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good website for discount green's fees

does anybody have a good website for discount green's fees? I was out at a course about two weeks ago (waters edge in Worth, IL) we had a 2 for 1 pass, that made it $33 a round each with a cart which i thought was very resonable. Only to find out that the pair that we got paired with found a deal online for $39 a person and that included a dozen balls. Our deal was a coupon that a friend got from buying a coupon sheet at the beginning of the year (you know the deal, spend $50 for $500 in free golf type of thing)

FYI, waters edge golf course's online special is $10 off the posted rate which would make it $51 a round, and no where near as good a deal as $39 with a dozen balls.

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sweet.

Now if somebody can just fix my swing, I will be set to go.
Well 5+ years of my winter swing lessons might be of some help. Maybe we can meet up sometime at a driving range and see what I can pass along to ya.

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Well 5+ years of my winter swing lessons might be of some help. Maybe we can meet up sometime at a driving range and see what I can pass along to ya.
if your offering, I would appreciate the help. fresh meadows is right down the street from me.

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if your offering, I would appreciate the help. fresh meadows is right down the street from me.
Sure, that'd be no problem. I'm actually pretty surprised that you are fairly close to where I live. If you look on a map, I live by the little hump in 290 between Des Planes and Harlem and I work in Bellwood on 25th and Madison.

I'll be gone this weekend (Thursday night through Monday night) but other than that I should probably be pretty available. Let me know.

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Sure, that'd be no problem. I'm actually pretty surprised that you are fairly close to where I live. If you look on a map, I live by the little hump in 290 between Des Planes and Harlem and I work in Bellwood on 25th and Madison.

I'll be gone this weekend (Thursday night through Monday night) but other than that I should probably be pretty available. Let me know.
i live in westchester, just west of gardner and north of cermak. I work from home a few days a week, so sometime next week (or when ever you are available)

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i live in westchester, just west of gardner and north of cermak. I work from home a few days a week, so sometime next week (or when ever you are available)

thanks again for the help.
Sometime next week should work for me. Maybe on Tuesday or Thursday after 5:30 (after work) or so to avoid possible riding nights (out of town on Monday and Wednesday bike night). We could just make a CLSB driving range night and tie it into dinner or something in case anyone else wants go to the range for a while and take out some aggression. Thoughts?

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Sometime next week should work for me. Maybe on Tuesday or Thursday after 5:30 (after work) or so to avoid possible riding nights (out of town on Monday and Wednesday bike night). We could just make a CLSB driving range night and tie it into dinner or something in case anyone else wants go to the range for a while and take out some aggression. Thoughts?
im game. there is a nice restruant and pub on cermak and 9th called the village pub, good food, and only a few minutes from the range. thursday is out. It would have to be tuesday.

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Hang and hit balls with a friend. Good times. Unless the friend is a low single digit and came off a " golf program" take anything with a grain of salt.

Lessons = a pro you can build a working relationship with. Quite often a good assistant pro is the ticket. They are cheaper and can be quite good. Lessons should have short and long term structure and stress short game. In three of my last 4 lessons I didn't hit a ball more than 100 yards. Since I'm trying to improve my game I shoot for a lesson a week and manage 1 every other week.

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Hang and hit balls with a friend. Good times. Unless the friend is a low single digit and came off a " golf program" take anything with a grain of salt.

Lessons = a pro you can build a working relationship with. Quite often a good assistant pro is the ticket. They are cheaper and can be quite good. Lessons should have short and long term structure and stress short game. In three of my last 4 lessons I didn't hit a ball more than 100 yards. Since I'm trying to improve my game I shoot for a lesson a week and manage 1 every other week.
and just out of curiosity, what do you normally shoot? I watched a video yesterday on 3 tips to breaking 90, and none of them had anything to do with the tee box.

#1 - don't 3 putt (AKA practice putting so its second nature)
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Hang and hit balls with a friend. Good times. Unless the friend is a low single digit and came off a " golf program" take anything with a grain of salt.

Lessons = a pro you can build a working relationship with. Quite often a good assistant pro is the ticket. They are cheaper and can be quite good. Lessons should have short and long term structure and stress short game. In three of my last 4 lessons I didn't hit a ball more than 100 yards. Since I'm trying to improve my game I shoot for a lesson a week and manage 1 every other week.

i can't afford taking that many lessons, and right now im enjoying the game. I am a pretty consistent 105ish golfer, and know that if I play more and work out my short game, that score would drop. so I do see your point. However, I also feel (Im sure everybody does) that I have a fundamental flaw in my drive that causes an unmanagable aussie hook. If it's something that can be fixed quickly, im not certain it would improve my game sore, I do feel comfortable that it will improve my enjoyment of the game (looking for 5 or 6 drives every 9 because they are in the trees or deep ruff sucks)

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I haven't played in a while, but I was usually around 75 (+/-3) at my home course. If it was the first time I've played a course, I'd be around 80 or so. I haven't played much since high school or college but I did happen to put down a 34 (par 35) with my first time on a course back in Minnesota before I moved here.

I can't claim to be able to completely break down a swing anymore, nor do I have the tools to completely analyize one. I do, however, have many years of lessons under my belt and can offer what I know to help simplify a swing and get it to work a little better before spending the money on professional lessions. I've had mine broken down many times and had things pointed out to me from my home course's head pro.

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I haven't played in a while, but I was usually around 75 (+/-3) at my home course. If it was the first time I've played a course, I'd be around 80 or so. I haven't played much since high school or college but I did happen to put down a 34 (par 35) with my first time on a course back in Minnesota before I moved here.

I can't claim to be able to completely break down a swing anymore, nor do I have the tools to completely analyize one. I do, however, have many years of lessons under my belt and can offer what I know to help simplify a swing and get it to work a little better before spending the money on professional lessions. I've had mine broken down many times and had things pointed out to me from my home course's head pro.
again, I appreciate the help.

are we on for next tuesday? If so, I will post a thread in the social gatherings.

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Yeah, I was going to start one this afternoon but you probably have a better idea of the places and the locations in the area.

I'm in!

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Yeah, I was going to start one this afternoon but you probably have a better idea of the places and the locations in the area.

I'm in!

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from your office just go south to cermak, go west accross the bridge into westchester, past mannhiem, past wolf, on your right hand side. Oh, and Im a lefty and drive a dark red ford explorer, black golf bag, I can be there any time after 5 and only live about 5 minutes from there, so just give me a call when you are on your way and I can meet you there.

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I play to a high single to low double digit depending on what part of me is hurting at the time and if I'm fighting my putter. So high 70s to mid 80s. I'd really like to get down to a mid single. Since I didn't touch a club before I was 39 and have gone through major R shoulder surgery I really can't expect too much more. (Remember, golf is all about excuses. Especially as you get older.)

Did you ever hear the expression "Drive for show, putt for dough"? Per Greg Norman it should be, "Drive for dough, putt for dough". If I start hooking off the tee, which is my error too, it's going to be a bad day. Every 4th to 5th lesson is driver/full swing. Despite my shoulder, I can pump the ball out there and the gun is an important part of my game.

Who said golf is cheap? OK, just kidding, but if some limited lessons can help take 10 strokes off your game and keep you out of the woods IMO it's worth it. My assistant pro, at Randall Oakes who should be a full pro this fall, is $35 a lesson and it includes balls. They have a full practice facility and you can chip and putt to your heart's content. I can easily spend 1.5 - 2 hours out there for a lesson / practice sesson. Put in that context, $35 a pop isn't too bad and a lesson a month should be affordable for most budgets.

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I play to a high single to low double digit depending on what part of me is hurting at the time and if I'm fighting my putter. So high 70s to mid 80s. I'd really like to get down to a mid single. Since I didn't touch a club before I was 39 and have gone through major R shoulder surgery I really can't expect too much more. (Remember, golf is all about excuses. Especially as you get older.)

Did you ever hear the expression "Drive for show, putt for dough"? Per Greg Norman it should be, "Drive for dough, putt for dough". If I start hooking off the tee, which is my error too, it's going to be a bad day. Every 4th to 5th lesson is driver/full swing. Despite my shoulder, I can pump the ball out there and the gun is an important part of my game.

Who said golf is cheap? OK, just kidding, but if some limited lessons can help take 10 strokes off your game and keep you out of the woods IMO it's worth it. My assistant pro, at Randall Oakes who should be a full pro this fall, is $35 a lesson and it includes balls. They have a full practice facility and you can chip and putt to your heart's content. I can easily spend 1.5 - 2 hours out there for a lesson / practice sesson. Put in that context, $35 a pop isn't too bad and a lesson a month should be affordable for most budgets.

yes, I could swing $35 once a month, it's the $50 a week that I would have trouble getting past congress.

as for the who said golf is cheap. It is what you make of it. If you don't have any expectations of being spectacular at it, you can play a 9 hole round at a local course for $15 (meadowlark by me in the evening or early morning) and a dozen balls costs $10 (buying topflite or something else cheap) it is a resonable sport.

On the other end of the spectrum, you can hit $40 callaway golf balls with $900 irons, at $110 a round golf courses.

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Don't forget about $399 drivers or country club memberships starting at a minimum of $25,000 with $1,200 a month assessments.

I don't want to think too hard about what I spend on golf. It's right there with a bike budget. I'll admit to $5,000 a year by the time the smoke clears. Golf b very addictive...

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