TR fatbusting/fitness (as a try hard golfer)



  • I may as well get in on this

    Starting weight in January 99kg.

    Now 95kg, target 90kg.

    Did weights on Monday, went hard out, killed myself for weights for rest of week, but went for a 20 min run on Wednesday.

    Played 18 holes of golf yesterday, and went for a 15min run last night.

    My plan is just to eat better, exercise more regularly. Have stopped my twilight hockey, so can do a little more running and weights. Am playing golf at least 1 time a week, as I want to get back to being good at this, I need to manage my weights properly because to be good at golf you can't have your muscles changing too much.

    So doing what I did last week was not the best idea.



  • What set up do you have with weights?...your own or do ya visit a gym..



  • Have a bench in the garage with a straight bar, curl bar and a pair od d/b, also a swiss ball and some handle attached to the roof for pull ups. Only have about 90k of weight though.



  • [quote name='taniwharugby']
    Have a bench in the garage with a straight bar, curl bar and a pair od d/b, also a swiss ball and some handle attached to the roof for pull ups. Only have about 90k of weight though.
    [/quote]

    Like to have a set up like that, nothing flash i guess but only problem nowhere to put it...could get rid of the bed in the spare room, that idea didnt go down well tho :shifty:



  • After a weekend on the piss and eating takeaways in Auckland, got home, went our for 25 min run...decided to run up my hill instead of avoiding that part of the street...had to walk a section, just too fecken steep!

    Will be out a couple of times this week, muscles still a little tight form weight session last week  :idiot2:

    Oh, I also need to set a few goals for golf...more to do with consistancy I guess, something has always eluded me as a golfer. But am keen to break par on a few different courses this year, have done so already on one course I never managed to when I was actually supposed to be quite good!!



  • keep us up to date with your handicap too



  • When I got my handicap back, it was 4.9, now at 4.7.



  • had 2 30 min runs this week, did some stretching and even decided I should do some golf practice.

    Weight 95kg

    Golf
    Score - 76  meh (par 70)
    Putts - 35  (so much for the practice)
    Fairways hit - 7/14  👅
    Greens in reg - 8/18 
    Of those 8 greens I hit, only picked up 2 birdies, overall, pretty shite!



  • DO you have a goal of getting to a scratch handicap?  Or is that a step too far from a 4 handicap?



  • [quote name='Hooroo']
    DO you have a goal of getting to a scratch handicap?  Or is that a step too far from a 4 handicap?
    [/quote]

    Given my time I have to play at present, scratch is possibly a step too far, I'd like to be a consistant 3/4 handicap, when I was playing almost fulltime (as a 19 year old) I did get down to a 2 handicap.

    Am now on a 4.5 handicap, but still need to drop out some of my inconsistant holes, like 6's on par 4's, 8's on par 5's and so on. Just be happy to be shooting low to mid 70's all the time, if you look at my scores (as you possibly have) I am shooting mid-high 70's at present with the odd 80 chucked in to keep me on my toes!



  • Only managed 1 run this week, still 95kg

    Played golf today, 76 on par 72.

    Putts - 31 (should be 24-27 per round) ave 33
    Fairways hit - 7/14 (50% ave) target 10/14
    Greens Hit - 9/18 (47.2% ave) target 13/18
    3 birdies from those 9 attempts (targetto be converting 30-40%) ave 29.15%
    2 3 putts and 1 double bogey.

    Reasonably happy, was 1 under par with 5 holes to go.



  • I played 9 holes yesterday and hit 44. Not too bad since I have just started playing again after 3 years break.

    What clubs do you use? Heres my new set, its a bit mix and match as some were off ebay.

    Callaway FT-3 fusion driver
    Titleist 904F 3 wood
    Taylor Made Rescue 3-4 (thinking about getting a 2)
    Callaway X-20 irons 3-PW
    Titleist Vokey spin milled 56degree wedge (I want to get a 46 and 60 wedge too one to replace my current PW)
    Scotty Cameron Newport 2.5 putter



  • Callaway Biggest Big Bertha 7 deg driver
    Wilson Ultra 15.5 deg 3 wood (old reliable, been the only club stayed in my bag!
    Wilson Staff Irons, just got them in Dec
    Ram 52 deg U groove wedge with 0 deg bounce
    Ram 55 deg square groove spin wedge
    Balata face putter

    I probably need to look at getting mineself a flop wedge, but to be honest, havent really found a need for one, more often than not, opening the face on the 55deg wedge is enough.

    Assume since you are looking at a 60deg wedge, and have a spin wedge you must be a (or used to be)  a pretty tidy golfer. Otherwise, sounds like you got some good gear though.



  • I peaked at about a 12 handicap using a really crap set of clubs. I've spent about $2000 on this set because I want to get serious again, and I think I have the potential to break 10 which is my aim this year.

    The only clubs I didn't get off ebay were the irons (which I wanted clubfit) and the driver (superceded by the FT-5). The rest I paid about 50% retail price.

    The putter was probably the most expensive at $325 but scotty camerons are really nice. I do however want a mallet putter, such as one of those oddysseys.



  • Funnily enough, my putter is a nondescript no brand one, some days it is hot, others bad, but then I have always been a bad putter, so putters have never been a high priority for me, had had expensive ones too...they all run hot and cold!

    Am spending more time practising the 6ft putts at moment, they are the most crucial ones, they are the ones you are likely to miss for birdie or save a par from, if you make more of those than you miss, you should be able to drop a few shots off your score right then.



  • Exercise - 2 x runs, 1 weight session, hour or so putting practice, still 95kg

    Played yesterday, shot 83, par 72Â

    Putts - 37 ave 32
    Fairways hit - 7/14 53% ave
    Greens Hit - 7/18 50% ave
    1 birdie from those 7 attempts  ave 35.3% (these stats include 2 rounds not on here)

    Am hugely pissed about that score, actually hit the ball off the tee very well, of the 7 fairways I missed, 4 were by inches. On all the par 5's, hit fantastic tee shots, 1 was only hitting an 8 iron into it, in a position to his green for 2 and ended up bogeying 2/3 par 5's, the other I missed a 5ft birdie. A few of the par 4's, knocked a couple of drives out over 300m,

    Had 2 double bogeys and 2 triple bogies!Â

    My short game, fell to peices yesterday, need to get down the range and hit some wedge shots!



  • I played just 9 today with my new irons I had never it. I think it destroyed my confidence and I hit one of my worst games ever.

    Need to also hit the driving range before I get back onto the course so I can get used to the new clubs.



  • Forgot to update this, a bad week for me all round, personally.

    Played last Sat, shot same score as week before, stats even worse!

    Score - 83 (ave score 77)
    GiR - Ave 45.4% (-8%)
    Fairways - Ave 48.6% (-1.4%)
    Birdie Conv - Ave 29.4% (-5.5%)
    Putts - 32, ave 32

    Still 95kg, but did no exercise bar the golf.



  • What's that saying about golf - ruining a good walk in the countryside!!



  • [quote name='MrBartMan']
    What's that saying about golf - ruining a good walk in the countryside!!
    [/quote]

    Something more about a little white ball ruining a nice walk...


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