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Post by Nay Wed 25 Feb 2015, 8:09 pm

I like to putt in the house, however I have also been known to chip around the house and even pitch golf balls on to the couch. (This was when the missus put her foot down.)

I have recently read about a tip for pitching (with an old club) a 50p pence onto the couch which I have started doing. The idea being that if I can strike a 50p clean enough to hit my target a ball will seem huge when I reach the course.

So simple question really, do you golf in the house?

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Post by Davie Wed 25 Feb 2015, 8:49 pm

Ah ... so that explains the screams of "wrong hole, wrong hole" coming from your neighbourhood! laughing

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Post by golfermartin Thu 26 Feb 2015, 9:51 am

Straight answer - yes. I have also opened the patio doors and chipped from the lounge carpet into the back garden.

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Post by McLaren Thu 26 Feb 2015, 10:38 am

Over the years many pieces of furniture, lamps, walls etc have been damaged by in house golf. Often while trying to pose at the top of the backswing in a mirror. I have also had to hang a few pictures over holes in walls where the space to swing has been misjudged.


Golfermartin, I have also tried hitting out of patio doors. My parents house when I was growing up had enough land out the back to hit balls into. In the winter I would open the patio doors and hit from an old rug. Sadly a shank stopped this, no windows were broken but I got the fear and had to stop.
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Post by SmithersJones Thu 26 Feb 2015, 10:44 am

I broke a good half dozen glass lamp shades in my old flat posing like Mac. At university I wore a hole in the carpet of my hall of residence room hitting balls into the duvet I'd pinned up against the wall, cushioned with my pillow. Full swings, albeit with no more than a 7 iron! There were a few strays over time, including one which headed straight out of a thankfully open window! Even now there's a lump glued back into our kitchen worktop where my weighted grip trainer got a little loose on the backswing - the missus wasn't happy, to say the least.
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Post by barragan Thu 26 Feb 2015, 10:51 am

Used to practice three quarter or half pitches into a towel hanging off a clothes horse. Now limited to chipping onto an armchair. Never bother practice putting indoors.

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Post by golfermartin Thu 26 Feb 2015, 10:52 am

The other thing I used to do was hang a plumb bob from the top of a doorway so I could make sure my eyes where over the ball when putting. And I would putt with a small hexagonal nut bluetacked to the sweet spot of the putter face to encourage on-centre hits - obviously if you didn't hit the flat of the nut the ball would go sideways.

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Post by Eyetoldyouso Thu 26 Feb 2015, 12:06 pm

I practise my putting in the lounge. There is a subtle left to right break putting towards the TV.

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Post by incontinentia Thu 26 Feb 2015, 1:51 pm

I have chipped onto the sofa before. Any other form of golf indoors is probably a bad idea.

NB do you find that 50p thing any good? How about chipping with a marble for the same sort of effect?
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Post by super_realist Thu 26 Feb 2015, 1:56 pm

MIght get my Doak book out and plot myself a TOC rivalling "track" around the Realist Residence.

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Post by McLaren Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:56 pm

Super

Do you have a garden?
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Post by super_realist Thu 26 Feb 2015, 2:59 pm

Yes, mostly paved though Mac, though I do have a well, I know you aren't fond of water features though.

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Post by McLaren Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:02 pm

Do you have a sun lounger on the paved area?
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Post by super_realist Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:15 pm

Are you kidding Mac? It's Aberdeen. I do have a table and chairs though.
My stairs in the house would be a dogleg left par 4 though.

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Post by McLaren Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:30 pm

Do you ever sit and sip a nice cool drink on your patio chairs?
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Post by super_realist Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:32 pm

On occasion Mac, if the weather is nice I shall sit outside and read a book with a beveridge in hand. What's your point?

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Post by puligny Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:36 pm

Has anyone ever seen Super and Mac in the same room, at the same time? Just asking!

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Post by McLaren Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:41 pm

Do you ever remove your T-shirt when having such a drink?
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Post by super_realist Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:44 pm

MAc, what on earth are you talking about you weirdo?




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Post by 1GrumpyGolfer Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:46 pm

Super, he's probably surfing Google earth images of Aberdeen with one hand.

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Post by super_realist Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:48 pm

Yeah, I'm getting a bit worried I'm fuelling his "bank"

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Post by McLaren Thu 26 Feb 2015, 3:57 pm

Super,

I apologize, we should have set up a safeword before we started this.
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Post by Nay Thu 26 Feb 2015, 7:44 pm

incontinentia wrote:I have chipped onto the sofa before. Any other form of golf indoors is probably a bad idea.

NB do you find that 50p thing any good? How about chipping with a marble for the same sort of effect?

Well I can get the 50p onto the couch and my carpet is pretty bare lie, ball striking is the worst part of my game with most contact being fat of thin which wouldn't work in the 50p game.

So if nothing else gives me confidence.

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Post by JAS Fri 27 Feb 2015, 12:29 am

Most of my rooms have laminate flooring. So I can sample the speed of Augusta greens but not the contours :-p

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Post by Roller_Coaster Fri 27 Feb 2015, 8:51 am

puligny wrote:Has anyone ever seen Super and Mac in the same room, at the same time? Just asking!

Previously postulated. Overwhelming silence.

Just compounding.

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Post by Roller_Coaster Fri 27 Feb 2015, 8:52 am

JAS wrote:Most of my rooms have laminate flooring. So I can sample the speed of Augusta greens but not the contours :-p

I did my own laminating.

So I can!

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