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by sjduffers
Sat May 19, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Reduced flight balls closer than we think?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Reduced flight balls closer than we think?

The problem is that the average man's drive is 205 for amateurs (all ages and handicaps combined), I remember reading somewhere, so if you take 20% off, it would become 164 yards. Forget even playing 6000 yar Tough titties. :nope I actually read that the average distance in 1996 was 200 yards and 2...
by sjduffers
Wed May 16, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Reduced flight balls closer than we think?
Replies: 11
Views: 279

Re: Reduced flight balls closer than we think?

The problem is that the average man's drive is 205 for amateurs (all ages and handicaps combined), I remember reading somewhere, so if you take 20% off, it would become 164 yards. Forget even playing 6000 yards courses, then! Not to mention that all the hazards, bunkers, etc, that were designed for ...
by sjduffers
Tue May 15, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Anything, Dog
Replies: 237
Views: 23274

Re: Anything, Dog

I see it just fine. I saw this on my news feed the other day: such a cool picture! Agreed with Beef about brightening one's day. It really looks like the black lab in front took the "selfie", doesn't it? :thumbs
by sjduffers
Sat May 05, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1470
Views: 135495

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

I have to say, I LOLed at your second hole story, Doug.That was a clusterf*ck if there ever was one! I also admire your ability to shoot 82 in those circumstances: I clearly wouldn't be able to keep my cool. Wow!
by sjduffers
Thu May 03, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The Wind
Replies: 4
Views: 71

Re: The Wind

legitimatebeef wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 9:58 pm
Good point, it was fairly crowded. But even on my non-golf days, out in the world, I notice it. Whooosh. All the time.
You might notice it more simply because you are more of a golfer, ie thinking in terms of golf even when you are not playing or practicing. I know I am one of those people....
by sjduffers
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 PGA Tour Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 5697

Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Did you guys hear about the RBC Heritage tournament over the weekend? Of course you didn't! That's because an unknown Japanese and a barely-known Korean played off for the title. :gay Yes I did. And the barely known Korean had won the Players (was it last year or the year before, I can't remember)....
by sjduffers
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Need advice for bag/cart sound issue
Replies: 23
Views: 323

Re: Need advice for bag/cart sound issue

I rented a half-decent Sun Mountain pushcart a few weeks ago in Montauk and I would say the energy expenditure is way(yyy) less than carrying. Downhills for example, you can push the thing and let it roll on down by itself. Whereas carrying you never, ever get to let gravity or momentum do any of t...
by sjduffers
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Need advice for bag/cart sound issue
Replies: 23
Views: 323

Re: Need advice for bag/cart sound issue

srogers13 wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:32 pm
You are probably forgetting to add the amount of walking you do while riding a cart, especially around the greens.
Yup! I have a pedometer (built into the iPhone) and even when riding a cart, it's 7000-9000 steps, vs. 13000-16000 when walking.
by sjduffers
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Just Keep Swimming
Replies: 148
Views: 12985

Re: Just Keep Swimming

@srogers13, :lolz :rofl
by sjduffers
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Need advice for bag/cart sound issue
Replies: 23
Views: 323

Re: Need advice for bag/cart sound issue

I tried carrying a couple of times years ago and never liked it, partly because the strain on the lower back and partly because of the chatter (some people do like that part!). I went for a push cart and then since it makes so sense for the bag to have legs as I am not carrying, also went for a cart...
by sjduffers
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Buddy Trip 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 864

Re: Buddy Trip 2018

Don't you dare quitting! Chipping and pitching is not that difficult but you have to have the proper technique. It took me years, as in 8-10 years, to figure this out. I just wish I had looked for good advice (or God forbid, taken a lesson!) way sooner. I still blade one occasionally, but it's rare ...
by sjduffers
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Buddy Trip 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 864

Re: Buddy Trip 2018

srogers13 wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:26 pm
Don't give him a two stroke penalty for giving advice during a round.
Oops. My bad. Didn't realize he was live posting... :wah
by sjduffers
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: LPGA Winners - 4/1/2017 to 4/11/2018
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: LPGA Winners - 4/1/2017 to 4/11/2018

Total guess on my part (i.e. I am not bothered enough to look it up): Inbee Park, Lexi Thompson, So Yeon Ryu and Brooke Henderson. What do I win?
by sjduffers
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Buddy Trip 2018
Replies: 46
Views: 864

Re: Buddy Trip 2018

Just took a 7 on a 155y par 3 from 19 yards off the green. Two skilled chips zig zag over the green. I cannot chip. It’s either bladed or chunked. I missed the ball a few times today also. However from 100-125 yards I’m all over the flag with well struck full swings. My long game is okay. Basically...
by sjduffers
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: How far do you really hit the ball.
Replies: 13
Views: 258

Re: How far do you really hit the ball.

I am typically between 210 and 230 (at sea level), with the odd one going to 250 or even longer. I voted 220-230 but could have voted 200-200 just as well. I never really understood what made such big difference possible. I mean sure, I know why I managed to hit a few over 300 yards in the summer, o...
by sjduffers
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 The Masters Tournament
Replies: 69
Views: 1203

Re: 2018 The Masters Tournament

I am happy for srogers13 who won his bet at 50-1 (I had misread that he supported Rory and Stenson, in a reply post to mine, when there was indeed a post earlier when he mentioned Reed and Fleetwood, and his reply was not to me...). Other than that, meh... I don't particularly like Reed. Maybe he'll...
by sjduffers
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: PGA POLL: It was once Phil, then Sergio, now...
Replies: 9
Views: 192

Re: PGA POLL: It was once Phil, then Sergio, now...

Kuchar, Fowler, Casey. I believe they all came in 2nd, some multiple times... Rickie was real close yesterday with that last putt on 18 (and the pressure that Reed must have felt to 2-putt from a ways above the hole).
by sjduffers
Sat Apr 07, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: Who will win the Masters 2018?
Replies: 29
Views: 565

Re: Who will win the Masters 2018?

Ok, Reed is in the lead, but does anyone else but me sense the call of history for Rory? What a great round by him today, complete with a little bit of (good) luck. And Stenson is still there, on the first page of the leaderboard. Great final round coming tomorrow! And @srogers13, as you have a ride...
by sjduffers
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: Who will win the Masters 2018?
Replies: 29
Views: 565

Re: Who will win the Masters 2018?

Well, round 1 is in the books: Spieth did great, both Stenson and Rory did good (and having both of them there at -3 make me feel pretty good about my picks) and Tiger did ok at +1. He's not out of it by any means and had some terrific shots and also some stinkers. Get rid of those and you might hav...
by sjduffers
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Why do you take so long to hit the goddamn ball?
Replies: 4
Views: 119

Re: Why do you take so long to hit the goddamn ball?

Completely agreed. I played yesterday with a guy like that, on a slow day to begin with (the 5-some in front of us was not particularly quick and had over 1 hole open in front of them by the time they got to 16). The round took over 5 hours on an easy, flat, muni. Why? I ask. Why? I mentioned to Mr....
by sjduffers
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: Who will win the Masters 2018?
Replies: 29
Views: 565

Re: Who will win the Masters 2018?

Ok, I took the plunge and took both of them at 50-1 to win and 8-1 to finish top 5. Both had the same odds. As in you actually put money on the line? In Vegas? Remotely? Forgive me, I am not a gambler: I spend a few $$$ in person at the tables (blackjack) or slots when I am there in person, but hav...
by sjduffers
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 The Masters Tournament
Replies: 69
Views: 1203

Re: 2018 The Masters Tournament

The thing about Stenson that I am shaky on is that he is going to try to rely more on a driver this week. There is a reason he hits so many three woods, and it is not just because he is long with it. You may be right that he will, but I don't think he needs to. His 3 wood is very long as you know, ...
by sjduffers
Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: Who will win the Masters 2018?
Replies: 29
Views: 565

Re: Who will win the Masters 2018?

I voted Rory, but I would like Stenson to win it. Two of the best ball strikers on the planet. If their putter works this week, watch out.
by sjduffers
Tue Apr 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 The Masters Tournament
Replies: 69
Views: 1203

Re: 2018 The Masters Tournament

Thanks Beef for that video. I thought it was pretty damn good, all of them, but the best were as Doug said. :thumbs

I like Rory's chances if he can keep his putter hot. And I like Stenson too. Now, if Tiger is even in contention (say top 5) on Sunday, that would be amazing!
by sjduffers
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: St John
Replies: 81
Views: 7101

Re: St John

Coda1850 wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:09 pm
Lol, no. Name's not John.
Cool. Well, that would have made it easier to remember too, no? :ohyeah
Coda1850 wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:09 pm
Oh, & he was born on my wife's birthday!!!
Ah! You only have to remember one day then (and perhaps the years too...). :thrust