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by bryan k
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Airplane Seat Switching
Replies: 6
Views: 33

Re: Airplane Seat Switching

I"m gonna have to say "no". I usually fly Southwest. I have been A-List Preferred most of the last few years. I occasionally will fly Delta or American. Either way one looks at it, I've either worked hard or I have paid extra for the seat I pick. Let's get one thing clear. I freaking ...
by bryan k
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Newly Cut Holes vs. Beat Up Holes
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: Newly Cut Holes vs. Beat Up Holes

Ha, I always thought that volcano effect was caused by people who stand right next to the holes to get their ball out. Their weight is essentially compacting the ground around the hole but not the lip given most people know not to stand on the hole. Maybe it's a combination of these things? I never...
by bryan k
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Newly Cut Holes vs. Beat Up Holes
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: Newly Cut Holes vs. Beat Up Holes

I completely agree that having the pin in helps in a lot more cases than it hurts. However, when it comes to the old and worn out hole placements, the only thing that I believe would hamper the ball from falling in is the volcano effect that you mentioned. I'm actually kind of convinced, though, tha...
by bryan k
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Newly Cut Holes vs. Beat Up Holes
Replies: 6
Views: 49

Re: Newly Cut Holes vs. Beat Up Holes

I'd like to see a scientific study on this.

Like pulling the pin versus leaving the pin in.
by bryan k
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Shitty swing thoughts thread
Replies: 4
Views: 42

Re: Shitty swing thoughts thread

"Keep your head down." Worst swing advice ever. I used to have a terrible chili dip on my swing. It developed because I concentrated so hard for so long on trying to keep my head down. People were always saying "you lifted your head". What was actually happening is that I was dip...
by bryan k
Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Anything, Dog
Replies: 226
Views: 11945

Re: Anything, Dog

I just know that if we do have to put her down, the night before I'm cooking her a steak. I can relate to your situation a bit. I had to put my feline friend, Buddy, down last year at about this time. I didn't have any warning, either. He started displaying symptoms of congenital heart failure on S...
by bryan k
Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: The Tiger Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 16021

Re: The Tiger Thread

Well....back in 2008 or 2009, I bet my dad $20 that Tiger would win another Major. I already paid him.
by bryan k
Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Just Keep Swimming
Replies: 102
Views: 4946

Re: Just Keep Swimming

Looks to me like you're dipping on your down swing. "It's a process". When you compare it to prior videos I'm virtually staying still. I know this feeling as well. I have had a bad tendency to lift my front leg for as long as I can remember. Every once in a while, a playing partner commen...
by bryan k
Mon Oct 30, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 33
Views: 493

Re: golf is hard

An older friend of mine who has leg cramp problems like you described suggested drinking straight tonic water when you feel like or have already started getting leg cramps. I'll file that one for later use. Thank you. Someone also suggested eating straight mustard. I have not tried that one and don...
by bryan k
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Paperclips - online text based game
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Paperclips - online text based game

It was interesting. I kind of like games like that. it's simple with goals. I don't need fancy graphics. I'm a text based person.

So I left it running overnight. Today, I learned that there is an end.

Did I disclose too much?
by bryan k
Sun Oct 29, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Random golf thoughts
Replies: 118
Views: 5178

Re: Random golf thoughts

So...out of curiosity...have you ever tried boiling them in water to warm them? Not a good idea. The heating of them in water will allow the plastic cover, whether urethane or other, to absorb moisture, which can change the weight. The same thing happens to a ball sitting in a pond for a long perio...
by bryan k
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Random golf thoughts
Replies: 118
Views: 5178

Re: Random golf thoughts

So...out of curiosity...have you ever tried boiling them in water to warm them?
by bryan k
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Random golf thoughts
Replies: 118
Views: 5178

Re: Random golf thoughts

If your golf bag has tiny little pockets for tees, and you actually use them to hold tees, then chances are you suck at golf. When I get a new bag with those, I always fill it up once, then never again :P So do I. And then I never use them, so it stays filled. I think there was that one round back ...
by bryan k
Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 33
Views: 493

Re: golf is hard

When I walk 18, I carry a full gallon jug of water. Sure, it's a deterrent. Water is heavy. But it is necessary. Also, make sure you eat or drink something before and after the round to ensure that you have an adequate electrolyte balance to absorb that water. Bananas, coconut water, and Gatorade ar...
by bryan k
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: St John
Replies: 68
Views: 1822

Re: St John

Congratulations, Mr. Coda.
by bryan k
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: driving range confessions
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: driving range confessions

I typically find that courses that include range balls in the green fees are either very nice or very crappy. There's no happy medium to be found there. I've yet to run across a course that charges by the hour. However, I will say that my favorite practice facilities are the ones that have a large n...
by bryan k
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: driving range confessions
Replies: 12
Views: 168

Re: driving range confessions

That's kind of funny. If I really need to hit "one more ball", I'll grab a ball out of my bag. There are usually a couple in there that I don't ever intend to play on a course.
by bryan k
Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Severe downhill lie to a distant uphill target
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Severe downhill lie to a distant uphill target

Thanks for the analysis, Mr. Fish. When the ball is above my feet, I usually choke up and take a normal swing. The drawback of this approach is that, since the toe of the club has a tendency to get stuck in the turf, I actually have more of a tendency to push the ball with this scenario than I do to...
by bryan k
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Severe downhill lie to a distant uphill target
Replies: 6
Views: 130

Re: Severe downhill lie to a distant uphill target

Interestingly, I've never been able to accomplish a draw (or hook) when my feet are below the ball just as I've never been able to accomplish a fade (or slice) when my feet are above the ball. Additionally, my draws (or hooks) always (and I mean always) have a low trajectory with lots of roll, so I'...
by bryan k
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Food - Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella
Replies: 5
Views: 100

Re: Food - Fresh Buffalo Mozzarella

That was hilarious. If I'm not mistaken, mozzarella cheese is protected by one of those protected location of origin treaties that the United States doesn't recognize (and that pisses me off). I hate eating Black Forest Ham from Iowa, drinking Boudreaux wine from California, or mozzarella cheese fro...
by bryan k
Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Putting confessions
Replies: 5
Views: 155

Re: Putting confessions

When I was fitted for my putter, there were really only two parameters - putter length and how I aimed. It turned out that I aim much better with a plumber's neck putter than with other types, so that's what I have used ever since. BTW - one thing I could never do is a putter with an Odyssey two ba...
by bryan k
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 33
Views: 493

Re: golf is hard

I've found that when I walk, I find myself waiting for the group in front of me consistently even if they are in a cart. I think my biggest pitfall is that I'm a very fast walker. That could contribute to how quickly I tire when walking 18. The other pitfall is that carts are part of the culture dow...
by bryan k
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 33
Views: 493

Re: golf is hard

I read somewhere a few years back when I was into that sort of things that using a push cart didn't vary that much in terms of calories spent in a round vs carrying a bag. There was indeed a difference like 1500 vs 1800 calories for an average course. Maybe more or less depending on the course. Eit...
by bryan k
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Swinging an upside-down club
Replies: 8
Views: 190

Re: Swinging an upside-down club

They do make training sticks for this, which seems silly since you get the same effect from inverting a club that is already in the bag. As far as warming up goes, I have a club weight that I use that straps onto the lower part of the club. It has the same effect as holding two clubs except it's eas...
by bryan k
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 33
Views: 493

Re: golf is hard

I've talked about this before. The whole process of playing golf is difficult. Everything about it. From walking 18 holes to ensuring that one's scores are correct without succombing to the temptation of cheating, none of it is easy. There are times when I tell people unfamiliar with the game that a...

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