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by GBOGEY
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Handicaps and Course Difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 65

Re: Handicaps and Course Difficulty

Got my wish on Saturday - both went low and had a blow up in the same round. On a difficult course with difficult conditions, +2 38 on the front with a DB. Given the course and conditions, probably about a good a 9 ever. Then +10 46 on the back, with +8 on last 5 holes. Swing totally left me with pe...
by GBOGEY
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: Dustin Johnson, Life in the Fast Lane thread
Replies: 4
Views: 45

Re: Dustin Johnson, Life in the Fast Lane thread

I get way too many golf newletters, but for the Beef's enjoyment this is from one: Charles Curtis of For The Win on an Instagram story Paulina Gretzky posted that features the Great One's daughter listening to a song. "As some people have noted, these are the lyrics to the Dustin Lynch song attached...
by GBOGEY
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Handicaps and Course Difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 65

Re: Handicaps and Course Difficulty

One thing to think about. If you are having a good round do you feel you get conservative in an attempt to not mess it up? Probably, but not in the way that you are thinking. I think when I'm playing well I tend to try to be too careful with my swing - this results in what I call "the lefts" - lots...
by GBOGEY
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Handicaps and Course Difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 65

Re: Handicaps and Course Difficulty

And then, there are birdie holes: short par 5s that you get on in 2 or really close for a good chance at an up-and-down if you leave the ball in the right place One thing that is very true about my new course is the par 5s are much more routine - don't want to curse myself but I really shouldn't ha...
by GBOGEY
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Handicaps and Course Difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 65

Re: Handicaps and Course Difficulty

So I'm not sure where I fall in this category, but there are many people that say for better players playing an easier course is better for your handicap to travel. The theory is once you get to a certain level of physical capabilities, your brain has a way of making sure you keep your scores consi...
by GBOGEY
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Handicaps and Course Difficulty
Replies: 10
Views: 65

Handicaps and Course Difficulty

So I've been thinking about this a lot lately with the move. Since I play a lot of different courses, I use my handicap to judge how well I'm playing - I actually use an average differential of all my rounds more than my actual handicap. Anyway, this could be a whole different discussion, but since ...
by GBOGEY
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1573
Views: 169921

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

Interesting day - don't know whether to be thrilled or unhappy. 16 GIR's (2 on fringe but clear putting situation) but 5 over par 75 as I made ugly DB's on both holes on which I didn't have a GIR. Had wedge in my hand for a GIR both times. Also 3 putted for bogey 3 times to go along with 2 birdies. ...
by GBOGEY
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Putting tempo and putter weight
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Putting tempo and putter weight

According to the book, most putters have a tempo between 70 and 85 beats per minute. He gives you a drill to figure how your preferred tempo. I don't believe that he would agree on changing tempos for a different putter, but IDK.
by GBOGEY
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Putting tempo and putter weight
Replies: 3
Views: 40

Re: Putting tempo and putter weight

James Sieckmann talks about putting tempo in his book - you may be able to google some videos, but if I remember there's an acceptable range of tempos and the key is to find where you are comfortable. There's even a drill you can do with a metronome. I'll try to remember to look it up tonight. BTW -...
by GBOGEY
Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Strange Things During A Round
Replies: 24
Views: 2624

Re: Strange Things During A Round

There is a certain "country" element that takes getting used to here: Speaker music very common - not my preferred manner of play but doesn't bother me that much Lack of dress codes - Beef might like it but distasteful in my opinion LOTS of heavy drinking on the course like I've never seen before, I...
by GBOGEY
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Strange Things During A Round
Replies: 24
Views: 2624

Re: Strange Things During A Round

Again had one of those experiences that you can't make up. Went to play some after work today. The starter pairs me with another single and sends us to start on the back 9. "Steve", I'll call him, is wearing a boonie hat and a muscle shirt. His clubs include metal woods, but have to be close to 20 y...
by GBOGEY
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you buy today?
Replies: 334
Views: 35141

Re: WTF did you buy today?

W is an upside down M - my bad
by GBOGEY
Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you buy today?
Replies: 334
Views: 35141

Re: WTF did you buy today?

I must say that one of the reasons I stuck with Callaway wedges was that I found Titleist too confusing. Then last year Callaway confused me. That, and a Titleist day session, led me to try them and now I'm a big fan. Just hoping that they keep the system the same. Beef - I found at my "fitting" tha...
by GBOGEY
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you buy today?
Replies: 334
Views: 35141

Re: WTF did you buy today?

DOUGIE I need your help quick. Looking at Titleist wedges. Which grind do you have and why? Leaning towards the m or the s. I have 2 58's with the M grind and 1 54 with the M grind and 1 54 with the S grind. I usually play with a 58M and a 54S. I think that gives me the flexibility I need for almos...
by GBOGEY
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you buy today?
Replies: 334
Views: 35141

Re: WTF did you buy today?

Congrats and interesting - my image of Bridgestone clubs is that they are more of a player's irons for much better players than any of us Not sure I agree. We have a lot of good players here at LG, including yourself. Anyone who has a repeatable, controlled swing and decent swing speed can successf...
by GBOGEY
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you buy today?
Replies: 334
Views: 35141

Re: WTF did you buy today?

I haven't bought anything new other than a pull cart, which I'm not sure counts, all year and it's killing me. To be fair I bought enough stuff last year that I don't need anything new, but a guy needs a new toy every now and then. So I've been thinking new putter as I have been reading about new ma...
by GBOGEY
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you buy today?
Replies: 334
Views: 35141

Re: WTF did you buy today?

Congrats and interesting - my image of Bridgestone clubs is that they are more of a player's irons for much better players than any of us
by GBOGEY
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: The Tiger Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 45799

Re: The Tiger Thread

I really thought that what he needed was a round where he went really low, but that wasn't enough. Now I think he needs a really low round and a last pairing to win. I think it will come, but I also think that this shows it is harder to win today than it was. Speaking of than it was - doesn't it fee...
by GBOGEY
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: The Tiger Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 45799

Re: The Tiger Thread

That's why I suggested the new putting stroke.
by GBOGEY
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The Grumble Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 7282

Re: The Grumble Thread

I'm sure they were annoyed, but they could also see that we were having to wait so hopefully they weren't too pissed off.
by GBOGEY
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The Grumble Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 7282

Re: The Grumble Thread

I must admit I played in my first five some last week. We had 5 guys who wanted to play so we went out as a 2 and a 3 and decided to combine after 2 holes as we thought the course didn't look busy from the tee sheet. We immediately let a twosome through, but the course was much busier than we though...
by GBOGEY
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: The Tiger Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 45799

Re: The Tiger Thread

Maybe playing with Bryson and having Kuchar as a Vice-Captain will get him to switch putting techniques to the arm thing that they do - that might be the trick.
by GBOGEY
Sun Sep 02, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month
Replies: 242
Views: 30390

Re: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month

Not sure where to post this but this seems like the spot: Yesterday on Par 5 6th hole, card says 520, hit a nice drive and 4H to about 45 yards from front of green, one of those maybe i could have gotten there with my FW. Totally botched the 3rd shot - bladed it to 55-60 feet above the hole with a s...
by GBOGEY
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Random golf thoughts
Replies: 173
Views: 15384

Re: Random golf thoughts

Sounds like me today. Made an unforced bogey on the first hole, short par 5 after a good drive. Pressed on #2 to make par, DB. Difficult shot on 4 to save par, should have taken medicine for bogey, instead DB. Unfortunately I am technically incompetent or I would have changed my user name to GDOUBLE...
by GBOGEY
Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The Grumble Thread
Replies: 79
Views: 7282

Re: The Grumble Thread

As I mentioned in the WTF Did You Shoot Today? thread, I had a good round going yesterday until we ran into a Korean women's outing who was finishing up on the 15th green when we pulled up to the tee. Up until that point, I was playing some good golf. They took me out of my rhythm the rest of the w...