My dad suspects that we are related to the Smith bothers, three professional golfers who emigrated from Scotland to North America in the early 20th century. What could we do to find out more about them? [more inside]
Looking for tips and advice for attending the final day of the Open Championship at St Andrews in July. [more inside]
There is a cute goat who lives in a cute little goat house. With the help of about 5 bunny rabbit friends, he (or she?) keeps the grass trimmed at an abandoned mini-golf (putt-putt) place. We stop there occasionally to talk to the goat and to fantasize about running a mini-golf-ery since it's for sale. But what is a clever name for a goat associated with mini-golf? We are at a loss for a good one, properly punny.
What is the best way to sell 3 extra tickets to the 2015 Masters? [more inside]
Databases of standard golf course information (address, scorecards, etc) are available from providers such as US Golf Data. However I am wondering how companies are able to provide GPS maps of the courses (as can be seen in apps like GolfNow, MobiTee, and GolfShot). These all appear to be separate companies, did they really each do the mapping themselves (isn't this a huge amount of labor?) or is there a known licensor of GPS golf maps? [more inside]
A friend of mine and a friend of hers would like to spend 6-8 or 10 weeks in Florida, starting in mid-January until some point in March. Any resources for a relatively cheap stay in/around Orlando or WPB/Ft. Lauderdale? Budget ~$1500 USD per month, total. [more inside]
My nephews and I seek your assistance in kicking butt in a pumpkin carving contest. Pumpkin shaped snowflakes inside. [more inside]
I need to start participating in 2 annual golf events at work (believe these are best ball style). Save mini-putt, I have no golf experience. I need advice on a) equipment and b) developing enough skill to not totally embarrass myself. I have 2-3 months to prepare for the first event. Location: Toronto. [more inside]
Can you explain the logistics of shipping golf clubs? [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for an indoor golf practice net and mat (sturdy enough for real balls) for a January birthday. [more inside]
Golfers,give me some ideas for "tricking up" the golf course for our annual Thanksgiving Day golf scramble. More details inside. [more inside]
Can a non-athletic person become a non-terrible golfer? [more inside]
I'm looking for recommendations for 'good' sports writing; authors and/or publications/websites. Online is preferable but print is fine. Bonus points for excellent Golf writing. [more inside]
What would be some good rules for a robot golf tournament? And how many years before a golf-playing robot could beat a pro?
What would be some good rules for a Robot Golf tournament? And how many years can we expect to wait before a golf-playing robot could beat a pro? [more inside]
Heading to my first ever professional golf tournament on Saturday (PGA Championship). Other than the obvious (no pictures, etc). What should I expect? DO you have tips?
My wife and I are going to South Carolina for a week to major in playing golf with a minor in eating BBQ/Southern food. I need some help picking where in the state to head. [more inside]
You're a single digit handicap. You were more or less a hacker for years and years and years (hitting in the 90s+). How did you get better? I'm sure it means practice-- but how did you approach practice? How did you approach the game? [more inside]
Recently diagnosed with Costochondritis. How long does it take to heal? What can I do in the mean time? My golf clubs are lonely! [more inside]
I used to play a lot of disc golf 10-15 years ago, but haven't played much at all in the past decade. I recently took it up again, and quite frankly, I stink. I'd like to at least be able to be within a couple strokes of par. Am i better off just playing as many rounds as possible, or should I devote some of my time to just practicing my driving, putting, etc? What else can i do to make myself better at disc golf?
What else do I need to not look like a redneck yokel on the golf course? [more inside]
UsedCarFilter: Shopping for a small inexpensive hatchback, <$10k. Have a few models in mind, but looking for more info [more inside]
Engine braking with a cold engine - bad idea? [more inside]
I'm looking for a free program/app/webpage, etc that will allow me to create 6 or 7 rounds worth of golf foursomes with as little repetition as possible. [more inside]
What are the best online/freeware golf games? Either mini-golf or the full game is fine, and easily controllable with just the keyboard and mouse. [more inside]
Battery died in a Volkswagen Golf. New battery connected and now whenever the car door is opened the alarm goes off, which came as a shock because we didn't know the car had an alarm! Disconnecting a thin blue wire on the negative battery terminal disables the alarm but the car won't start -- dash lights come on, radio plays fine, but the engine doesn't even make a sound. Just dead. Presumably an immobiliser. Help! [more inside]
Carrying a golf set from New York to New Delhi [more inside]
Where can I buy one of these golf scoreboards? (Preferably a laminated one).
When I work on my golf swing on the driving range, I would like to be able to set up a recording device (e.g. a smartphone) to record my swing, then immediately play it back without me having to touch anything. [more inside]
Gift Filter: Under $40 shipped, small token of appreciation for my mentor. I'd like it to be a small decoration (or the like) that he could put on his desk. Other requirements: somehow related to both golf (his favorite hobby) and the oilfield (his career for 35+ years). I'm not very crafty, so hand making something isn't an option.
What are some good golf courses in northern VT? [more inside]
I live pretty close by to the Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena, CA. Can you recommend a golf pro to seek out? Also, what questions should I be asking to see if I'm a good match with the instructor? I'm a beginner. Never been out on the fairway. But I've hit a few balls on my own. Thanks!
After waiting 42 years, I'm thinking about taking up golf. Is that possible? [more inside]
Any experience with knockoff golf clubs? [more inside]
My 2001 VW Golf (1.6l manual) was caught in flash flooding on Friday. The car stalled in water that came up to a couple of inches past the level of the bottom of the doors. The car was in the water for about 15 minutes before some local residents helped me push the car out of the water. Luckily, the car started and I drove home. The next day I found it was (intermittently) difficult to change gears. Is it possible that water could have got into the transmission or some other part of the car effecting the transmission? Or is this just a coincidence and the well know problem with the Mk4 transmission has happened? Any advice is appreciated.
My 2005 VW Golf 1.9 litre TDI has started making an odd noise. It doesn't start until maybe 5 seconds after having started the engine and appears to be loudest around the area near the alternator. [more inside]
I'm looking in to buying an inexpensive starter golf club set (for myself). Should I buy new or used clubs? [more inside]
My air conditioning suddenly conked out on my 2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI (diesel). The mechanics at the dealership are having trouble finding the cause and I'm spending a lot of money on diagnostics, with no definitive end in sight. It's hot here in Toronto - help. [more inside]
Has any beginner tried the Golftec lessons? How would you compare this with a traditional coach? [more inside]
Our 2005 VW Diesel Golf needs a timing belt replaced. It has 111k miles on it. They suggested that they replace the water pump at the same time, even though it is perfectly fine. Is it worth it? [more inside]
Can any golfers out there recommend a decent golf bag for under £100 (if such a thing exists)? Failing that, what do golfers look for in a golf bag? Are there any particular brands that'll earn you a bit of kudos? It's a gift, but I haven't the first clue.
I'm looking for the source of this remembered anecdote I heard about 30 years ago: A famous letter was to the editor of the Times of London read, in its entirety: "This morning while shaving, I broke 100. What's par?" This apparently released a flood of responses. The letter was published much longer ago, I'd guess, and it might not have been the Times, either — perhaps it was in the journal Notes & Queries. Search at Times or Notes & Queries fails to find it, however. It was in Britain, in any case. [more inside]
What kind of math am I using when I'm playing Wii golf? More specifically, when I get a hole in one. [more inside]
Will golf balls damage clothes if I put them in the dryer? [more inside]
Help My Parents With Their Inexplicable Obsession Filter: Is there a way to watch the Golf Channel online for free or cheap? [more inside]
Do golf shoes really make a difference for a 21 handicapper? [more inside]
Watching the golf today, they showed a greenskeeper taking water out of a hole. He used what looked like a giant syringe. What is this tool called, and where can I get one?
Can i play golf alone if I suck at it? [more inside]
Why do golfers sometimes place a token or coin behind the ball? I know almost nothing about golf, but I've started watching it on a new HDTV as I find it beautiful to watch in Hi Def. I just watched a player putt to within 5-6 feet. He put a token on the green right behind the ball, picked up the ball for a second, then replaced the ball where it was, removed the token and made the putt. What is the reason for this?
Where can I take beginner golf lessons in Toronto? [more inside]
What are some interesting or useful things I can do with about 100 golf balls? [more inside]
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