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by GBOGEY
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Just Keep Swimming
Replies: 165
Views: 14137

Re: Just Keep Swimming

When I was taking lessons my instructor kept telling me to look how short JB Holmes' swing was - don't get much longer distance wise then him.
by GBOGEY
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Just Keep Swimming
Replies: 165
Views: 14137

Re: Just Keep Swimming

How tall are you? These are two big guys. I was told once to pattern my swing after a pro who has similar physical build. Does that apply here?
by GBOGEY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 PGA Tour Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7008

Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

There's a course near here that's only 40-50 years old. A few years back they really sped up the greens. It's on the side of a mountain. I like the layout but refuse to play there any more - impossible to stop the ball on several holes. Wasn't built for the speeds the course is using today.
by GBOGEY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 PGA Tour Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7008

Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Not sure what the whole thing is about - there was a similar incident at the Olympic Club in 1998. I think it was a straight penalty no talk of DQ. Phil was clearly expressing his displeasure with the USGA but I don't know how that turns into DQ. Patrick Reed had some interesting comments - he said ...
by GBOGEY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 PGA Tour Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7008

Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Played there many times as I have a kid at UVA. Unfortunately, they are supposed to tear it up and renovate it soon and it is supposed to be closed for a year. When I've looked the other courses in the area are usually quite pricey so I was hoping for an alternative.
by GBOGEY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1505
Views: 145097

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

5.5 hour round. Shot an 83 but my iron play was great. My tee ball got away from me on the back 9. Also the greens dried out and picked up quite a bit of speed quickly. They were pretty quick earlier but they were 1-2 feet faster by the end of the round. My round was ONLY 4.5 hours. The problem was...
by GBOGEY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 PGA Tour Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7008

Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Assume Shinnecock was just another private course located in central NJ and never hosted a US Open. You have an opportunity to join. The dues are a bit high because they maintain a set of tees @ 7,500 yards and they tend to set the course up a bit on the difficult side with shaved green approaches,...
by GBOGEY
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 PGA Tour Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7008

Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Doug I'm going to get up that way one day and play there with you. I just need to figure out how to hit the ball straighter off the tee first haha. But if you ever want to meet half way (or halfish way like Williamsburg) let me know I'll take a day off work and meet you somewhere between. There is ...
by GBOGEY
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 PGA Tour Thread
Replies: 241
Views: 7008

Re: 2018 PGA Tour Thread

Looks like Revenge of the USGA. Wish I could watch - say one hole. The wind is blowing and the course is hard.
by GBOGEY
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1505
Views: 145097

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

Played TPC Southwind today 3 days after the Fedex St. Jude tournament. Wow what a tough course. I expected the greens to be fast and unplayable - they really weren't that bad - I heard they are kept at 12 - and they roll really really true. But the greens are very small and quite narrow in some case...
by GBOGEY
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Interacting with Your Playing Partners
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Interacting with Your Playing Partners

My guess is that there are degrees on how to address this question. There's annoyance and there's conversation. I played with a guy the other day who would not stop talking - all round - every minute someone wasn't taking a shot. Lots of annoying topics. Thank goodness it wasn't on an airplane or so...
by GBOGEY
Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month
Replies: 222
Views: 26201

Re: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month

I make a lot of long putts for bogey - can't explain it. For a long time my best shot ever was a hole out from 45 yards. I literally picked a spot about 5 yards short and 5 feet right of the hole and said if I landed it there the ball should end up pretty close. I hit the spot exactly and the ball r...
by GBOGEY
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Southern Grasses
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Southern Grasses

So I feel like I'm starting to get this stuff - JFish see if you agree: Chipping - yes use more bounce. You also have to get a little pop into the air for your chips. A low chip will skid and run out more than you intend. Putting - still working on the grain thing, but dry greens roll much faster an...
by GBOGEY
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Random golf thoughts
Replies: 156
Views: 13176

Re: Random golf thoughts

On a course with the standard tee positions 1, 2, 3 for front/middle/back depending on hole, why would you have a hole where 1 is left, 2 is middle, 3 is right? I can see from the fairway that the flag is on the left side, I can't tell if it's front, middle, or back. But it looks like middle so I hi...
by GBOGEY
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Bawlz
Replies: 133
Views: 8455

Re: Bawlz

So I decided that I am really going to compare my preferred Bridgestones and Titleist AVX. But first I had a sleeve of Callaway Chromesoft to work through. I bought them when I unexpected ran out of balls and they were the only yellow balls available. So I went out to a play a few after work today, ...
by GBOGEY
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Short Putts
Replies: 8
Views: 117

Re: Short Putts

Agree that 4' is a long "gimmie". On my Saturday morning group it depends on what the guys give you - usually 4' is a no, 2' is a yes, 3' is a maybe. Of course that may change depending on whether the hole is over and difficultly of the putt and generosity rises when someone has a rough hole. But ge...
by GBOGEY
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Bawlz
Replies: 133
Views: 8455

Re: Bawlz

I'm going to play both AVX and B330-RX over the next few weeks. I plan to have a real test in a few weeks where I play the same course on consecutive days. Not sure there is a clear favorite at this time, but we will see. Worst case I stick with B330-RX but it will be nice to have a Titleist Yellow ...
by GBOGEY
Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1505
Views: 145097

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

Sometimes you have to remember that the goal of golf, like a book I read last summer said, is to put the ball in the hole in as few strokes as possible. The goal is not to have a perfect Justin Rose swing, although that would be nice. Therapeutic case in point from yesterday. I came off the course a...
by GBOGEY
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month
Replies: 222
Views: 26201

Re: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month

How about a sequence of shots - yesterday shanked a wedge from about 35 yards -hit the green but then rolled off. Chipped the next one in to save par - hate this game.
by GBOGEY
Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Bawlz
Replies: 133
Views: 8455

Re: Bawlz

One thing I will add is the AVX doesn't seem to scuff as much as Bridgestones or Callaways. I hit the cart path with the kind of hit that makes a huge mark on Bridgestones - one of my complaints is that they are so soft that scuff too easilty. AVX seems to have survived this better or at least gotte...
by GBOGEY
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Bawlz
Replies: 133
Views: 8455

Re: Bawlz

Needed balls the other day so when I ordered (with all the golf retail closings I now usually use Amazon Prime for golf balls) I went for the AVX. Decided to use them today and for the most part I was pretty pleased. Certainly has good stopping action on the greens, but the course was also wet so th...
by GBOGEY
Sat Jun 02, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1505
Views: 145097

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

Weird day today - probably my last round at my #2 course before the move. Was hoping for a good score, let's say 78 or better, so that I can pretty much focus on my home course good byes for the rest of the month. Was about as good as I can be the first 12 holes - even par with a couple of good bird...
by GBOGEY
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 LPGA thread
Replies: 122
Views: 3336

Re: 2018 LPGA thread

But she's only tied with Wiesy as of now - that's to irk the Beefster.
by GBOGEY
Tue May 29, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1505
Views: 145097

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

I scored my best round ever today: 71 on a par 70 course that is fairly straightforward but with some tricky greens. I played from the back tees (6200 yards) as usual here, with 3 birdies and 4 bogeys: I only hit 7 greens in regulation but made 7 of 11 up and downs, and needed only 26 putts (10 1-p...
by GBOGEY
Mon May 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Southern Grasses
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Southern Grasses

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Hey!!??!! I want to know more about this move and less about opening club faces and bounce!! So you are abandoning the North for some backwater, mosquito infested, hill billy, heaven??
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