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by DougE
Fri May 18, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018 Spring Support Group
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: 2018 Spring Support Group

They are mowing rough twice a week. But, with all the rain, they can't keep up. I noticed on some holes today, in an effort to make sure they get to all holes, they are only mowing 20 feet or so from the fairway. The rest of the rough (further out than that 20 feet) is being passed over for now I gu...
by DougE
Fri May 18, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018 Spring Support Group
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: 2018 Spring Support Group

This rough is killing me (and everyone else). This shot is from 10 feet off the fairway.
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by DougE
Fri May 18, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018 Spring Support Group
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: 2018 Spring Support Group

Ah, Spring. Been raining here all week. Course is soaked, but finally turning solid green everywhere. Greens were aerated with huge holes 10-11 days ago and they are already healing up nicely due to the warm, sunny and rainy mix of conditions since. Another week or two and they will be back and in U...
by DougE
Wed May 16, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Southern Grasses
Replies: 4
Views: 41

Re: Southern Grasses

I hate Bermuda grass. Gets in my head. Bermuda rough mostly. Like you, most of my golf is played on bent grasses too. However, I play a lot in Florida over the winters due to my Mom and sisters and their families all living in the Sarasota area since the 90s. So I go there at least a week or two a y...
by DougE
Tue May 15, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Reduced flight balls closer than we think?
Replies: 11
Views: 235

Re: Reduced flight balls closer than we think?

I filled out their (USGA) survey and sent them my honest opinion. They aren't going to like it.
by DougE
Tue May 15, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Wedge Finish Choices
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Wedge Finish Choices

It was a pretty good launch monitor. The $30-50K kind used for professional fittings. Not a personal type LM. Could have just been an anomaly, but I have had other instances at different times over the years where I do not get consistent results. I do agree with you that I am not comfortable hitting...
by DougE
Mon May 14, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Wedge Finish Choices
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Wedge Finish Choices

Coincidence. I am ordering a custom-built 4 iron from Titleist today to fill my gap between 19H and 5i. Though I wouldn't call it a driving iron, as a 2i or 3i might be, it is 21* and will be used at times off long par 3s. I don't really need a driving iron otherwise, as my 3W and 19* hybrid usually...
by DougE
Mon May 14, 2018 11:22 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Wedge Finish Choices
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Wedge Finish Choices

jasonfish11 wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 11:18 am
Ah he's just mad I'm considering a TM driving iron not a Titleist.
Your loss. ;)

FYI, did anyone notice Webb Simpson over the weekend, Mr. Titleist brand ambassador himself, playing an M2 3W (with a Titleist 917F headcover)? I surely did.
by DougE
Mon May 14, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Wedge Finish Choices
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Wedge Finish Choices

No, not true beef. That's fake news. Alls I'm sayin' is that for ME, launch monitors mean diddley. What I actually see on the course in real life matters much more to me than any launch monitor results, particular about wedge play, and specifically less than full shots. Fish can rely on launch monit...
by DougE
Sun May 13, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Wedge Finish Choices
Replies: 20
Views: 224

Re: Wedge Finish Choices

Now do it off real turf to see if it's as easy as you think. I don't believe anything I see on a launch monitor until I can verify it off real grass in real life conditions. I hit my 7 iron in real life 145-155 yards, CARRY. (I usually play it from 145-165, depending on lie and conditions.) Verified...
by DougE
Fri May 11, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018 Spring Support Group
Replies: 22
Views: 297

Re: 2018 Spring Support Group

Playing in a little rain with good FJ raingear far outweighs playing on a sunny, over-crowded golf course full of fairweather hackers. Those of us who rough it in all sorts of unfriendly weather out there, from cold and wind and snow and rain, IMO, should be rewarded come perfect days in the spring ...
by DougE
Fri May 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you buy today?
Replies: 280
Views: 27793

Re: WTF did you buy today?

I bought a new Titleist Vokey SM7 58.12D in Tour Chrome to replace my SM6 58K (gray steel finish) a couple weeks ago. Liked it so much I replaced my SM6 54.10S last week with the same loft and grind in a new SM7. Both looked so nice in my bag that I finished off the set by replacing my SM6 50.08F wi...
by DougE
Thu May 10, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 LPGA thread
Replies: 106
Views: 2664

Re: 2018 LPGA thread

If I were close by to either of those wonderful cities, I know I'd already have my tix in hand, the spider webs dusted off my folding chair and a fresh notebook ready to record my thoughts while there so I don't forget a minute of it! I would expect Fish and BK are as excited and will be filing a fu...
by DougE
Mon May 07, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1465
Views: 132612

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

Great story Doug, and although there is clearly some comedic value to the 2nd hole fiasco, I'm betting that you lament your decision to walk back to the ravine after exiting the 2nd green. You could've been free and clear! I'm sure once they got a new cart, they would have hunted us down and made t...
by DougE
Sun May 06, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: N.B.A.
Replies: 22
Views: 1794

Re: N.B.A.

NBA .......ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZsnoreZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.
by DougE
Sat May 05, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1465
Views: 132612

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

I know, I know, it looks like another long story, but it's not really about me: 43/39. Four 3-putts and four lip-outs from over 10 feet. So, an uninspiring 82, or so it sounds. Now factor in that we were paired with a twosome who, between them, LOST PROBABLY 2-3 DOZEN BALLS DURING THE ROUND ! No kid...
by DougE
Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge
Replies: 84
Views: 5640

Re: Legitimate Frozen Balls Challenge

I just received my lovely Frozen Balls Challenge trophy today after BK so graciously packaged it up with some beautiful designer paper towel, which I'm hoping was not "used," as well as a crumpled-up local advertising flier from Ace Hardware, and sent it to me on a slow boat from China, I think. It ...
by DougE
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 43
Views: 2647

Re: golf is hard

I have a different reason for why golf is hard. Yesterday in the cold and 25-30 mph wind, after I finished my responsibilities of the tourney, I played with my golf buddy, a 28+ handicap and a cardioligist. Just the two of us. We had the place to ourselves. She is blond, beautiful, and hot. It was h...
by DougE
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 43
Views: 2647

Re: golf is hard

Crazy in the 2nd round. Cold and windy. My young buddy who plays to a 4 hdcp shot 94. I was positioned on hole 8 again today doing the scoring (It's the highest and windiest spot on the course. I froze my ass off.) There were 77 single digit players in the field today, with only 1 birdie and 22 pars...
by DougE
Sat Apr 28, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 43
Views: 2647

Re: golf is hard

This seems like a good thread in which to throw this post out there. Though it's an old thread, the title says it all. I am working a high level AJGA regional event at my club this weekend. I'm an official scorer and timer for 3 holes, 6-7-8. The level of player in this event is low single-digit to ...
by DougE
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The Grumble Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 5297

Re: The Grumble Thread

:fk Totally agree.
by DougE
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: The role/function of hands in golf
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: The role/function of hands in golf

Okay, I did not want to insert myself into this argument, since I try very hard not to be a real handsy player through impact (which does not mean I don't use my wrists and hands---I absolutely do in my backswing with a strong, somewhat supinated wrist set) and my swing works perfectly well for me w...
by DougE
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1465
Views: 132612

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

:thumbs

Golf. Such an unpredictable game. One day you play like a 20 handicap, the next, a 2. I like the latter more, but the former is the one that's a lot easier to emulate. Good job BK.
by DougE
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Bawlz
Replies: 118
Views: 7115

Re: Bawlz

AVX stands for Alternate to V and X. It is marketed as the same level ball as the ProV or ProV 1X with some different characteristics, as I outlined above. Hence, the price is the same. Sorry.

I bet you like them when you try them.
by DougE
Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018 Winter Season Support Group
Replies: 236
Views: 8173

Re: 2018 Winter Season Support Group

I lived in Killington, Vermont in my early 20s for 3 years. Skied Memorial Day every year. Then I went back to CT for the summers and sailed (and played a little golf for fun, but mostly sailed).