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Frankfield Driving Range Short Game Area

  • 30-05-2019 12:19am
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    Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭ Deporhostia


    Was at Frankfield Driving range last week, they have opened up their short game area on the left as you drive in from the lower entrance. As far as I know for the first time, as opposed to the small green in the corner of the field.

    For €5 token from the bar you get unlimited time using your own balls, on 2 greens with 3 flags each, a couple of bunkers for each green, plus the massive practice putting green.

    There’s space around the greens, as well as lots of trees: I managed to play pitches up to about 80 yards as well as obviously chipping much closer to the greens.

    I really can’t fault it, I’ve been looking for somewhere like this since I’ve been living in Cork some 7 years now (that doesn’t have a €800 annual fee cough cough!), I feel like my long game has improved whereas my short game has gone backwards so hopefully this might help.

    The only downside is the notorious hill, but to be honest you can play shots from pretty much wherever you want so as much or as little up/down/left/right as you like. Tricky to get a level shot though. And the putting green is so slopey it really is a bit of a waste of time.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,531 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    I managed to play pitches up to about 80 yards as well as obviously chipping much closer to the greens.
    Are they ok with you hitting shots of this length into a practice green?
    Usually its not allowed as people dont repair their pitch marks when practicing and then chipping onto the green becomes a lottery.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,302 ✭✭✭ Miley Byrne


    GreeBo wrote: »
    Are they ok with you hitting shots of this length into a practice green?
    Usually its not allowed as people dont repair their pitch marks when practicing and then chipping onto the green becomes a lottery.

    You really should practice what you preach about reading posts properly.

    Nowhere did the OP say he was pitching from 80 yards onto a green.

    This is what he said "I managed to play pitches up to about 80 yards as well as obviously chipping much closer to the greens"


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,531 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    You really should practice what you preach about reading posts properly.

    Nowhere did the OP say he was pitching from 80 yards onto a green.

    This is what he said "I managed to play pitches up to about 80 yards as well as obviously chipping much closer to the greens"

    Well Holy God.

    What I actually did was ASK the OP if the owners are ok with people doing it.
    Nowhere did I say the OP did it.

    "You" is usually a second person pronoun. It is also used to refer to an indeterminate person, as a more common alternative to the very formal indefinite pronoun one.

    Thus ends the English lesson for today, thank you come again.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,302 ✭✭✭ Miley Byrne


    GreeBo wrote: »
    Well Holy God.

    What I actually did was ASK the OP if the owners are ok with people doing it.
    Nowhere did I say the OP did it.

    "You" is usually a second person pronoun. It is also used to refer to an indeterminate person, as a more common alternative to the very formal indefinite pronoun one.

    Thus ends the English lesson for today, thank you come again.

    :D:D:D When you are explaining, you are losing;)


    Just read the post properly next time before putting your foot in your mouth and you won't be called out on it, good man


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,531 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    :D:D:D When you are explaining, you are losing;)
    I seek to eliminate ignorance wherever i find it, today was your turn.
    Just read the post properly next time before putting your foot in your mouth and you won't be called out on it, good man

    Indeed, words to live by there chief, just ensure you have your dictionary to hand next time to avoid further embarrassment.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,051 ✭✭✭ Dbu


    Flipping hell, this is a golf forum


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,832 ✭✭✭ DuckSlice


    You really should practice what you preach about reading posts properly.

    Nowhere did the OP say he was pitching from 80 yards onto a green.

    This is what he said "I managed to play pitches up to about 80 yards as well as obviously chipping much closer to the greens"

    To be fair, the OP didn't say he was pitching on to a green, but he certainly implied that this is what he was doing. Also I don't know why you would go to a short game area to practice not playing into a green.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,302 ✭✭✭ Miley Byrne


    GreeBo wrote: »
    I seek to eliminate ignorance wherever i find it, today was your turn.


    Indeed, words to live by there chief, just ensure you have your dictionary to hand next time to avoid further embarrassment.

    If you want to know if their policy is to allow 80 yard pitch shots into the practice green then I suggest you contact them or ask before you start hitting, then again I'd be doubtful if you actually want to know, or have any plans to visit but just wanted to feel all superior and belittle the OP and chastise him if possible.

    Let us know if you if and when you get a response from Frankfield like a good lad


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 12,774 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Keano


    GreeBo wrote: »
    Well Holy God.

    What I actually did was ASK the OP if the owners are ok with people doing it.
    Nowhere did I say the OP did it.

    "You" is usually a second person pronoun. It is also used to refer to an indeterminate person, as a more common alternative to the very formal indefinite pronoun one.

    Thus ends the English lesson for today, thank you come again.
    Wee dont need peoples spelling picked on or mocked. Stop it thank's


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,531 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    If you want to know if their policy is to allow 80 yard pitch shots into the practice green then I suggest you contact them or ask before you start hitting, then again I'd be doubtful if you actually want to know, or have any plans to visit but just wanted to feel all superior and belittle the OP and chastise him if possible.

    Let us know if you if and when you get a response from Frankfield like a good lad

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_holes


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  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭ Deporhostia


    Anyway....I did hit some shots from 80 yards to greens, the guy who runs it encouraged me to do so before I played (claiming it was around 100 yards). It had been very dry and the greens are very firm, I hardly put a dent in them.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,531 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    Anyway....I did hit some shots from 80 yards to greens, the guy who runs it encouraged me to do so before I played (claiming it was around 100 yards). It had been very dry and the greens are very firm, I hardly put a dent in them.

    Thanks for clarifying.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,531 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    Just read the post properly next time before putting your foot in your mouth and you won't be called out on it, good man

    I'd get onto An Post, that apology I'm sure you posted still hasn't arrived on the thread...


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,167 ✭✭✭ slingerz


    Is this the place behind the bar there? Or somewhere else in Frankfield


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭ Deporhostia


    slingerz wrote: »
    Is this the place behind the bar there? Or somewhere else in Frankfield

    Yep as you leave the bar to go into the car park it’s over on your left hand side


  • Registered Users Posts: 901 ✭✭✭ Lion Killer


    I passed this a few weeks ago.

    What have they actually done here?
    Is the putting green on the outdoor range closed now?
    It looked like they just kept a couple of greens from the old golf course and called it a "short game area". Is there just the 2/3 greens you can see from the road as you drive in?
    Have they updated the range at all? I remember the distance markers used to be all out of whack.

    It looked fairly underwhelming to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 901 ✭✭✭ Lion Killer


    Update:

    The driving range hasn't changed much. The outdoor driving range is the same as always. The putting green on the outdoor part is still open.

    The indoor part of the range is basically the same. They do have a motorised thingy where you load balls in and it automatically tees the ball up for you at a specified height. I am not much of a fan of the indoor mats generally. You get a better idea of how you are hitting the ball on real grass.

    The pub there looks run down and like it hasn't been updated in 30 years.

    I think the prices were as follows:

    €4 for 30 balls
    €6 for 60 balls
    €8 for 90 balls


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,077 Oasis1974


    Is the golf course popular I played there years ago it's insane it's built on a hillside I mean it most be the oddest course there is.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,765 ✭✭✭ big_drive


    Oasis1974 wrote: »
    Is the golf course popular I played there years ago it's insane it's built on a hillside I mean it most be the oddest course there is.

    Course is gone a few years. Just a driving range now


  • Registered Users Posts: 901 ✭✭✭ Lion Killer


    I played on the course a few times. It was absolutely terrible. There was 1 teebox where you actually had to tee off across the road where cars would be driving up and down.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4 frannkie95


    Was planning on going up here to practice the short game, but have heard from a few friends that the token machine has been closed and the putting green is off limits.
    Coming up from East Cork so don't want to waste a long drive.

    Does anyone know if its definitely closed?


  • Registered Users Posts: 83 ✭✭ Deporhostia


    frannkie95 wrote: »
    Was planning on going up here to practice the short game, but have heard from a few friends that the token machine has been closed and the putting green is off limits.
    Coming up from East Cork so don't want to waste a long drive.

    Does anyone know if its definitely closed?

    I think the putting green you have to pay for and the chipping area you have to pay for are closed. But the range (grass and bays) and the free putting/chipping area are both open


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