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by DougE
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: driving range confessions
Replies: 7
Views: 51

Re: driving range confessions

Not in NYC, but aren't you in CA right now?
by DougE
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:48 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1365
Views: 74947

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

I'm jealous. 76 on any par 72 course, from any distance is quite an accomplishment. A lot has to go right. Over 6700 yards and a 139 slope. Wow! You deserve to pat yourself on the back, as well as pats from all of us. Awesome job Jattruia! :yess
by DougE
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: driving range confessions
Replies: 7
Views: 51

Re: driving range confessions

Beef, you probably already realize this, but, you might look for a range at a golf course close by to where you are, instead of an independent range who charges by the bucket. Many better courses include range balls in their greens fee and don't sell them by the bucket, but rather have an endless su...
by DougE
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Hybrid Fix
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Hybrid Fix

You are right Matt. It won't be stiffer at the flex point if your trim at the butt, but just because it is a shorter shaft I assumed it might be stiffer, though not really detectable. Yes, I agree, trimming the tip will certainly add stiffness. Choking down will make it feel stiffer IMO as well, dep...
by DougE
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Hybrid Fix
Replies: 6
Views: 36

Re: Hybrid Fix

If the 2-3 hybrid shaft has the same shaft model exactly as the broken one, you could have the butt end cut down .75" to the length of the 3-4 hybrid and then just re-grip it. It will play a touch stiffer due to the shorter length, but you won't feel it. This should also keep the swingweight th...
by DougE
Tue Oct 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: If You Could Play Golf as Often as You Prefer, How Often?
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: If You Could Play Golf as Often as You Prefer, How Often?

Somewhere along the line I lost my game and probably as a consequence, my burning desire to be on the course. I have had similar down periods and bounced back. This one seems to have lasted almost the entire spring & summer. I have been in those funks as well. Sometimes just taking a prolonged ...
by DougE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Severe downhill lie to a distant uphill target
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Re: Severe downhill lie to a distant uphill target

Spoke to my club pro today about the above scenario. Basically, he said, the situation I describe is virtually impossible from which to hit a long quality shot over the hazard and up to the high green. He offered an idea though, which I might try next time I get in that situation. Rather than try to...
by DougE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Food - Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: Food - Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella

bkuehn1952 wrote: My wallet's name is Antonio.


:rofl
by DougE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Severe downhill lie to a distant uphill target
Replies: 6
Views: 64

Severe downhill lie to a distant uphill target

For me, one of the toughest lies in the game. I'm not talking about a lie where your front foot is a couple inches lower than your rear foot. I mean a lie where your front foot is 8-12 inches, or more, below your back foot, like on the front side of a steep mogul. I feel this shot is nearly impossib...
by DougE
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Post your pics of the courses you play
Replies: 33
Views: 492

Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

Fish, for you, and anyone else who's interested: Par 5 13th at Worthington from the three typical lie areas. Hole is slightly dog-legged left at the fairway bunkers barely visable from the tee. Green is 20-30 yards left of the taller tree that can be seen out on the horizon. Long hitters can cut the...
by DougE
Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1365
Views: 74947

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

...and another wedge from 85 yards to 2 inches, just missing my 2nd eagle. Your picture of your near-eagle is similar to a great shot of mine today, of which I also took a picture. 151-yard, somewhat uphill, 7i approach around and over a tree from the rough. Drew it perfectly around the top of the ...
by DougE
Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1365
Views: 74947

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

It's not so much WTF I shot today as much as Who the F@$# I saw playing today on the golf course (and it was actually yesterday). All on the same day, totally independent of each other: Ray Knight, 1985 World Series Champion 3rd Baseman of the New York Mets (who was married to Nancy Lopez, LPGA Hall...
by DougE
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: If You Could Play Golf as Often as You Prefer, How Often?
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: If You Could Play Golf as Often as You Prefer, How Often?

srogers13 wrote: Of course, unlike some people I won't name like Doug, I have a full time job.


I have a full time job too. It's called GOLF. :P
by DougE
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: If You Could Play Golf as Often as You Prefer, How Often?
Replies: 19
Views: 318

Re: If You Could Play Golf as Often as You Prefer, How Often?

As we go into June, I'm feeling like I have had a good start on the season, golf rounds-wise. As of today, there have been 151 days in 2017. I am playing my 78th round today on the 152nd day of the year. Not bad in a locale that has a real winter. On average, that's basically a round every other da...
by DougE
Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 23
Views: 218

Re: golf is hard

I am looking forward to cooler temps and the course quieting down in the late fall. It's been some time since I walked a full 18, particularly on a course as hilly as Worthington, but I do often walk nine here and find that by the end, I seem fine cardiovasularly-speaking (is that a word?), but my h...
by DougE
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1365
Views: 74947

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

My Connecticut boys came to visit. We played Worthington of Friday. They wanted to play whites. I agreed, but was lost from those tees after having been playing from the blues for the last few months there. Scored poorly. 87 or 88, can't remember. Didn't keep score on the first day. Then on Saturday...
by DougE
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Swinging an upside-down club
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Swinging an upside-down club

I have the full-length one which is best for driver swings, but frankly, it works great for tempo for all clubs. In fact, if you want to hit great chip and pitch shots, use a tempo like the one you use to swing the Orange Whip and you will be amazed at how good it feels to hit proper shots, without ...
by DougE
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 23
Views: 218

Re: golf is hard

Though I ride most of the time, I do walk every now and then and will do so more once the temps start to drop a bit. When I walk, I either carry my Titleist 14-way lightweight stand bag, or push a Sun Mountain cart. When I use the push cart, I usually put my everyday, full Titleist mid-staff bag on ...
by DougE
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 23
Views: 218

Re: golf is hard

They better use less than 15 clubs now!
by DougE
Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 23
Views: 218

Re: golf is hard

The USGA allows this in almost all of it's tournaments. I know for US Open qualifying (both regional and sectional) the caddies can use push carts. I'm not sure if they can in the US Open or not. True dat. In the US Open Qualifier here at Worthington Manor last year there were many who had caddies ...
by DougE
Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Swinging an upside-down club
Replies: 8
Views: 129

Re: Swinging an upside-down club

The Orange Whip is the best tempo training aid I have used, though I have considered trying a SpeedStik too. The great thing about the Orange Whip is that it really helps you find a good balance and great tempo, which, when used properly, contributes to better lag. I had stopped using mine a year or...
by DougE
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1365
Views: 74947

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

Had a pretty nice round today. 78 with no birdies, yet 3 or 4 realistic birdie opportunities under 15 feet. No complaints though. Hit the ball well.
by DougE
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Post your pics of the courses you play
Replies: 33
Views: 492

Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

I like your thinking...and your research. However, I think if you did actually play this hole, you would have little problem. And with your distance, you'd likely have better options than I do. For instance a 4i off the tee for you would likely put you where I typically hit my driver, distance-wise....
by DougE
Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Post your pics of the courses you play
Replies: 33
Views: 492

Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

As it looks like after that tree it's down hill to the green I'm 99% sure my first thought is "how far is it to carry the tree and what is on the other side of the tree." With my normal fade the center of that tree looks like a really nice aiming point. For a big hitter (like you), it mig...
by DougE
Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:29 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Post your pics of the courses you play
Replies: 33
Views: 492

Re: Post your pics of the courses you play

I may have to do it in installments though. Maybe a hole or two a week. I'll start on the 1st next chance I get. Pictures are easy. Writing the descriptions will take me some time. But I'm up for it if someone will read it.

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