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by jev
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Membership opportunity at my club
Replies: 23
Views: 367

Re: Membership opportunity at my club

Are you people even considering the numbers? Douge is not some dead beat trying to live beyond means. Someone willing to spend this type of money on a hobby without having the means available to back it up is taking a risk IMHO. I would suggest to find a cheaper course and not waste money on carts....
by jev
Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:14 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: What are you getting/did you get for Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: What are you getting/did you get for Christmas

I am curious as to how old your Contours are. If less than a year, they are guaranteed. The current pair didn't see much action really, there was too much else going on this year. The pair before that didn't last 2 years at all. The leather ripped at the outside of the shoe after a year of use (I g...
by jev
Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Membership opportunity at my club
Replies: 23
Views: 367

Re: Membership opportunity at my club

Paying through CC, yeah, that's something I wouldn't do either - but I guess that's the difference between the US way of living vs. the European. And look where HE is now! N=1 ;-). How many Americans got into trouble for loans they couldn't pay back? And where are they now? Taking out a loan for som...
by jev
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: What are you getting/did you get for Christmas
Replies: 25
Views: 554

Re: What are you getting/did you get for Christmas

If you don't already know FootJoys are the best and driest shoes you can buy, that's not my problem. They don't really have competition. Who else offers a two-year guarantee? Tell me another brand of golf shoe you can wear over 500 rounds and still not leak a drop in driving rain. Even though I rea...
by jev
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Membership opportunity at my club
Replies: 23
Views: 367

Re: Membership opportunity at my club

If you can pony up the 7.5k upfront somehow it sounds like a nobrainer to me. OTOH, taking a loan paying for a golf membership is not something I would do, ever.
by jev
Fri Dec 15, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: How far do you have to travel to your home course?
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: How far do you have to travel to your home course?

We do, but experience learned that lots of you guys still don't understand meters, kilometers and other sensible quantities ;-). So I adapt (a little) to US standards on this forum :-D
by jev
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: How far do you have to travel to your home course?
Replies: 17
Views: 461

Re: How far do you have to travel to your home course?

DougE wrote:1 minute. Max.

I can hit a driver from my front yard to the 12th fairway.
Aw, you beat me! 2 minutes, 450 yards from the garden to the 2nd fairway on the blue loop.
by jev
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 33
Views: 1523

Re: golf is hard

Wow, your wife competes nationally that is pretty neat. What is the competition like? Not that special really. The national competition in the Netherlands is a yearly team competition for amateurs. Each year they play 5 days (one day per week), 18 holes foresome followed by singles matches. There a...
by jev
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: golf is hard
Replies: 33
Views: 1523

Re: golf is hard

A tour golfbag with 14 clubs, balls, towels, raingear and water weighs up to 40 pounds. Really, that's not bad if you compare it to what the average infanterist has to lug around (60 to 100 pounds... now that is heavy). I ride only when on holidays in the heat. Pushcart otherwise as is the norm on t...
by jev
Mon Aug 21, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Rules question
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Rules question

Assuming this situation isn't covered by the Conditions of the Competitions, the agreement to play a sudden death playoff stands since both players did not raise a claim immediately after leaving the final hole of the stipulated round*. A claim on this can't be made after leaving "the green of the f...
by jev
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Europe
Replies: 6
Views: 468

Re: Europe

Sicily? Heavily overrated IMHO. Okay, agreed, mount Etna was fantastic - other than that it doesn't live up to its fame. Palermo is just a big noisy chaos, the small villages are almost dead by now and the forest fires are somewhat scary. OTOH, the typical Sicilian problems (mafia and north-African ...
by jev
Wed Jul 26, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Last time you lit a firework
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Last time you lit a firework

Fireworks... hmmm... Nice stuff. Just not a fan of the heavy artillery they call "consumers fireworks" these days. This is what new-year's eve looks like in a typical urban street. Friggin' warzone (including the casualties and everything... fireworks and alcohol don't mix well) http://i.imgur.com/n...
by jev
Wed May 10, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month
Replies: 196
Views: 18474

Re: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month

Alright, the month isn't even half gone, but still, I don't think I'll top my shot yesterday. Alcaidesa Links, hole 12, 202 meters from the tips against the wind. Going down, I guess 70 meters or so. The green is small, and water lures just before the green. 3-wood landed just a foot or so behind th...
by jev
Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: What will help you the most?
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: What will help you the most?

Chipping. For unknown reasons, I lost my chipping capabilities two years ago. Very, very slowly, I re-learn how to chip the dang ball, but distance control still is far, far away in the future. Putting used to be awful too, but I found that piece of the puzzle tucked away somewhere in the darkest co...
by jev
Tue Apr 04, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: What Rules Would You Change?
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: What Rules Would You Change?

going back and playing a provisional isn't really an option. Going back to play a provisional is and never has been an option. You play a provi from the same spot as the original when you think your original ball might be OB or lost. Once you go forward to search for it, the provi option is gone. s...
by jev
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Golf Commercial Classics
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Golf Commercial Classics

Another oldie, Dutch TV commercial for a lottery ("the largest risk to become a milionair too!").
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhQBypZzdmA
by jev
Sun Apr 02, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Golf Commercial Classics
Replies: 11
Views: 451

Re: Golf Commercial Classics

An oldie, but this one still is my favorite:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SS7rix765Zw
by jev
Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: The Masters 2017
Replies: 98
Views: 4277

Re: The Masters 2017

Tiger is said to be scheduled in a flight with Phil and Jason Day. I guess he'll pull out faster than you can wink.
by jev
Mon Mar 27, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month
Replies: 196
Views: 18474

Re: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month

sjduffers wrote:my first hole in one. :yess
Well done, well done! Enjoy! :ohyeah
by jev
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2017 Spring Golf Support Group Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 5141

Re: 2017 Spring Golf Support Group Thread

Pfff... course closed today, even the driving range is closed (machine can't get the ball s from the mud). PS Why is the forum editor showing the plural of ball with the s that I typed, but the submitted message has it as ending in a z?! There obviously is a little Martian hiding in the forum cellar...
by jev
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2017 Spring Golf Support Group Thread
Replies: 104
Views: 5141

Re: 2017 Spring Golf Support Group Thread

Spring? High winds at the moment (43 mph with gusts to 64), spring seems far, far away.
by jev
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: The Tiger Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 24186

Re: The Tiger Thread

He actually had to fly commercial for the first time in 10 years, as he was blocked from being able to get to his plane. Ow, really? I did not know that - seems you're right there. However, the reason seems to be he didn't want the layover (see golf.com ). But even then, I guess he flies royal clas...
by jev
Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:42 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: The Tiger Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 24186

Re: The Tiger Thread

Anybody else think going to the middle east was a bad idea? That is a long flight even for a healthy backed person. That flight does not compare to what any of us are used to. He still has his own gulfstream, one stop and he's there. Tiger should work with Freddy - he sure knows how to work around ...
by jev
Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: The Tiger Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 24186

Re: The Tiger Thread

...and that's the end of todays round. Too windy, two trees have had it. I guess conditions got the better of Tiger.