Notes: At the Driving Range

I finally got to go to the driving range tonight… the first time in nearly 6 years, and the first time ever with my own clubs. I’m pretty happy with the outcome. It gets me motivated to go more often. These are my notes from the range: Invest in a golf glove. Not only would it help my grip, but it would also prevent my hands from getting sore. A quick $10 purchase would make things better.

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Tiger Woods SwingVision

Here are some cool videos of Tiger Woods’ drive, captured by SwingVision. I especially like seeing the close up, slow motion capture of the head of the driver impacting the golf ball.

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Clarification of the Goal

After talking to various people about this project, I’ve come to the realization that I need to add some clarifications and stipulations on which golf courses count and which don’t count toward the goal. Also, to go along with the goal, I will be maintaining two approximate handicaps throughout this project; one handicap for 18-hole full rounds and one handicap for 9-hole half rounds. These are the clarifications and stipulations:

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Columbus Park Golf Course

My second stop on the Chicagoland golf course tour brought me to the Columbus Park Golf Course. This golf course is part of the Chicago Park District, which maintains six golf courses throughout Chicagoland. Of the six golf courses, only one offers a full 18 hole course (Jackson Park Golf Course), with the remainder only offering 9 holes. Mike joined me again for this round. We chose this course because it was the second closest course to downtown, with the closest being Sydney R.

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Terminology: dormie

I came across a particular golf term today… “dormie”. What does it mean? Well, the Wikipedia article for “dormie” (update: Wikipedia removed the page: “Non-notable term, no sources provided, and WP is not a dictionary.”) was so informative interesting that, instead of paraphrasing the article, I’m going to just show a direct quote. Dormie (also spelled “dormy”) is a term used in match play golf, denoting that the score is such that one player is the same number of points ahead as there are holes still to play; thus that should one hole be halved, that leading player will win the match.

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