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by GBOGEY
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2018 PGA Tour Thread
Replies: 215
Views: 6572

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: 1501
Views: 143616

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: 46

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: 25845

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: 149

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: 12922

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: 8237

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: 83

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: 8237

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: 1501
Views: 143616

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: 25845

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: 8237

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: 8237

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: 1501
Views: 143616

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: 3146

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: 1501
Views: 143616

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: 149

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??
I only respond to personal stuff in members only.
by GBOGEY
Mon May 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1501
Views: 143616

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

It's a problem that I see in my future home. Even though the public courses there are clearly struggling and tee sheets are wide open, many won't accept tee times for singles. Makes no sense. It's also an area where many more people ride than walk which given the favorable weather is another puzzler...
by GBOGEY
Mon May 21, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018 Spring Support Group
Replies: 27
Views: 448

Re: 2018 Spring Support Group

I don't know where you played today but I forgot to mention that one of the benefits of Neshanic (and Quail Brook) is that it is probably the best draining course ever. Even after hurricane rains roll through it's very rarely cart path only. Quail brook drains well too. Spooky Brook drains good but ...
by GBOGEY
Mon May 21, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1501
Views: 143616

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

Wild Turkey and Ballyowen are packed on the weekends even with the high rates. I think it is mostly people from in and around the city who don't have much access to golf and to them those rates aren't crazy and given the ride to get there they're willing to spend 5 hours on a round. I haven't played...
by GBOGEY
Sun May 20, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Southern Grasses
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Southern Grasses

Reading the grain is super easy, bermuda grows with the slope. So up hill is into the grain down hill is with the grain. This sucks when you are chipping/pitching on an uphill lie. But if you remember to use the bounce (or hybrid if possible) it's not that bad. I grew up with high bounce clubs and ...
by GBOGEY
Sun May 20, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1501
Views: 143616

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

Wow - that's down in my neighborhood - the Beef was nearby. Neshanic is the flagship course of Somerset County where I live. The other 4 courses are good for muni's, but Neshanic is special. My last two trips to the Ballyowen / Wild Turkey area were both 5.5 hour rounds. I vowed never again. If I wa...
by GBOGEY
Wed May 16, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Reduced flight balls closer than we think?
Replies: 11
Views: 312

Re: Reduced flight balls closer than we think?

Agree and disagree - the average tour pro was 6'2" several years ago - I'm sure that's up considerably since 1995. That's one reason that the standard putter length is now 34-35". But even the smaller guys are swinging harder / generating more club speed. Some of it is training, but some of it has t...
by GBOGEY
Wed May 16, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Southern Grasses
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Re: Southern Grasses

I chipped at the range for a long time last night. I've adopted a chipping style that has the ball closer to the middle of my stance but it seems with Bermuda it's best to put it a little further back. It also seems to me, not sure, that balls landing on the fringe have a less predictable bounce and...
by GBOGEY
Tue May 15, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Southern Grasses
Replies: 10
Views: 149

Southern Grasses

Okay so I'm going to be playing a lot of southern grasses this weekend and in the future. By that I mean Bermuda and all the other varieties. To be blunt, I've learned golf in the Northeast and I love bent grass. I'm a former southerner and I can't stand this Bermuda stuff for playing golf. So any h...