My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 36
  1. #1
    Publisher
    Points: 813,279, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    16,752
    Points
    813,279
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,268
    Given: 329

    My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Veenker's PGA pro, Chris Seaboch is going to give me my first ever golf lesson today at 2:15. I've only played once this year and I am a TERRIBLE golfer.

    Anybody ever taken lessons before? Any tips?



  2. #2
    All-Star
    Points: 24,288, Level: 47
    Level completed: 74%, Points required for next Level: 262
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    sunnysideup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    The Metro
    Posts
    1,422
    Points
    24,288
    Level
    47
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 111
    Given: 64

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    I have never taken lessons although I probably should. Just started golfing last year and I consistantly shoot 110-120. Let us know how it goes.


    Yeah TOAST!!!

  3. #3
    Publisher
    Points: 813,279, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation First ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    ChrisMWilliams's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    16,752
    Points
    813,279
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1,268
    Given: 329

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Quote Originally Posted by sunnysideup View Post
    I have never taken lessons although I probably should. Just started golfing last year and I consistantly shoot 110-120. Let us know how it goes.
    Will do. We're actually going to put together a golf tips video with this. Should be a lot of fun and great publicity for Veenker, an awesome CF sponsor.



  4. #4
    Bench Warmer
    Points: 10,966, Level: 31
    Level completed: 60%, Points required for next Level: 284
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience Points
    RideRdie4life's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Kansas City
    Posts
    254
    Points
    10,966
    Level
    31
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    I took lessons when I was yittle--it doesn't show. I guess to give myself some credit I went from 40 rounds a year to about 15 times in 3 years--5 of which were this year at Veenker before school got out. So I need to play more.

    My advice--try not to get discouraged--it only makes the matter worse



  5. #5
    Legend Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    DaddyMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14,375
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Took lessons two years ago, one or two tune-ups last year, and most likely will again soon.

    Went to Lori ??? over at Longview and it made a huge difference.

    Not much you can really do during the lesson. I might suggest taking a notecard or something and jotting down the key points they walk you through. Then review and get to the driving a few times a week. Sounds like a lot, but you can get a small bucket for maybe $5 and only takes 20-30 minutes. I did that during lunches two summers ago and was playing my best.... which isn't saying much.



  6. #6
    Hall-Of-Famer
    Points: 40,072, Level: 61
    Level completed: 79%, Points required for next Level: 278
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Created Album picturesVeteran25000 Experience Points
    ThatllDoCy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    3,860
    Points
    40,072
    Level
    61
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 324
    Given: 421

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Get as many short game tips as you can!


    “Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.”
    Alan Wilson Watts

  7. #7
    Rookie
    Points: 7,854, Level: 26
    Level completed: 51%, Points required for next Level: 296
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points
    AmesCloneFan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    351
    Points
    7,854
    Level
    26
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 10

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    Veenker's PGA pro, Chris Seaboch is going to give me my first ever golf lesson today at 2:15. I've only played once this year and I am a TERRIBLE golfer.

    Anybody ever taken lessons before? Any tips?

    I'm going to Coldwater this afternoon for my 3rd lesson this year! I have been playing off and on for about 12 years, and am also a TERRIBLE golfer. I have never felt like I improved much over the years, even as I play more and more golf every summer. This year I decided to take my first lesson, and was so happy with it I signed up then and there for a 3-pack.

    Put it this way- the only golfing advise I have ever received my whole life was from my drunken golfing buddies. The rest was on my own. Not being a particularly athletic guy, that has not been a good combination for success! I think you'll enjoy getting some actual tips from a legitimate pro. I'm not ready to join the PGA Tour after my 3 lessons, but I do think it has helped quite a bit.

    Advice: no matter how bad you are and how embarrassed you'll be when you duff it 3 times in a row in front of the golf pro, trust me- he's seen worse.


    SOUTH CY'DERS!!!!!

  8. #8
    Rookie
    Points: 9,002, Level: 28
    Level completed: 43%, Points required for next Level: 348
    Overall activity: 1.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    393
    Points
    9,002
    Level
    28
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 6
    Given: 0

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Post video of lesson on youtube or send into America's Funniest Videos, whichever is appropriate.



  9. #9
    Speechless
    Points: 227,057, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsCreated Album pictures
    Clones21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    17,558
    Points
    227,057
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Make sure you get your swing on camera Chris! We'd like to see it!


    "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." †

  10. #10
    Speechless
    Points: 440,282, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 7.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    24,033
    Points
    440,282
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 284
    Given: 32

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    CW: Just taaaaaaap it in. Just taaaaaaap it in.



  11. #11
    Speechless
    Points: 227,057, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsCreated Album pictures
    Clones21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    17,558
    Points
    227,057
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    CW: Just taaaaaaap it in. Just taaaaaaap it in.
    Then Chris goes over and starts knocking people out, and throws his club and it knocks some old lady out.


    "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." †

  12. #12
    Legend
    Points: 143,177, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 5.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Marshalltown
    Posts
    10,252
    Points
    143,177
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 267
    Given: 175

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    I guess we need to start calling you "golf guy".



  13. #13
    Legend Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    DaddyMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14,375
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Quote Originally Posted by 1100011CS View Post
    I guess we need to start calling you "golf guy".
    Could make for a great weekly vblog segement. "Golfing with Chris"



  14. #14
    Addict
    Points: 74,547, Level: 84
    Level completed: 83%, Points required for next Level: 303
    Overall activity: 25.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    erikbj's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    hiawatha, ia
    Posts
    5,726
    Points
    74,547
    Level
    84
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 369
    Given: 97

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    Rule #1: You will get worse before you get better.

    Rule #2: Don't stop after 1 lesson, you need to keep going.

    Rule #3: Practice - don't play!



  15. #15
    Speechless
    Points: 227,057, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience PointsCreated Album pictures
    Clones21's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    17,558
    Points
    227,057
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 3
    Given: 0

    Re: My first golf lesson @ Veenker - today at 2:15

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77NVTXiKv94]YouTube - Happy Gilmore: You Suck ya *******[/ame]


    "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." †

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: Cyclones.tv
  • HOOPS: Iowa State vs. Mississippi Valley State
  • December 31, 2014
  • 06:00 PM