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by sjduffers
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Best feeling in golf?
Replies: 9
Views: 372

Re: Best feeling in golf?

All good choices. I picked the 20ft birdie putt and the long iron approach to 15ft. But, in earnest, they are all satisfying! :claps
by sjduffers
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: Old Ass Clubs
Replies: 15
Views: 597

Re: Old Ass Clubs

A friend of mine just got an Olimar Trimetal 9 degree club from eBay for $30. It’s a club from the early 1990s. It looks like a 3 wood, with a small head even. So, it works from the deck too. He hits better, much better actually, than a modern driver, from a ball flight perspective. I tried it for s...
by sjduffers
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: I still cannot chip
Replies: 22
Views: 803

Re: I still cannot chip

I definitely second Doug’s thoughts on this, but pay particular attention to his #1, weight preset forward. IMHO, this is critical. It took me literally years to figure out this simple concept, but when I did, my chipping improved a lot, seemingly overnight. Practice chipping standing on the front l...
by sjduffers
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 3rd Annual Frozen Balls Challenge - 2018-2019
Replies: 35
Views: 1335

Re: 3rd Annual Frozen Balls Challenge - 2018-2019

Of course DougE and Beef are solid contenders and deserving of the win, but I’ll argue that Gobey’s 75 in 42F weather with wind and mud is a solid entry too and I’ll give him my vote. 👍
by sjduffers
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group
Replies: 93
Views: 3510

Re: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group

Btw, California voted to do away with PST last November, so this could be the last time we went to PDT a few days ago. But it needs to be approved by the federal government and Trump might just say no just to piss CA off, lol... Is that so? Wow. Maybe there is hope. There probably isn't. Anyways co...
by sjduffers
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group
Replies: 93
Views: 3510

Re: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group

Some counties in Indiana don't change, either. Really? That sure makes it somewhat complicated. Wow! Btw, California voted to do away with PST last November, so this could be the last time we went to PDT a few days ago. But it needs to be approved by the federal government and Trump might just say ...
by sjduffers
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group
Replies: 93
Views: 3510

Re: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group

Agreed. There are already 2 states that I know of that don't change times twice a year: Arizona and Hawaii.
by sjduffers
Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you shoot today?
Replies: 1816
Views: 246828

Re: WTF did you shoot today?

Ditto: the courses around here are super saturated. Some of them have areas where the whole fairway width is marked GUR (due to casual water). If you are in there, you drop on the side, in the rough, where it's a little better because of the lateral slope of the fairway! I have moved up to the white...
by sjduffers
Sat Feb 16, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2019 PGA Tour thread
Replies: 163
Views: 5541

Re: 2019 PGA Tour thread

It's not "pre-Madonna" (that would just be a pre-80s reference, I would think), but "Prima Donna" (aka First Lady, or Diva). Just sayin'...

Gotta teach those kids proper language! :fk

:rofl
by sjduffers
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: What Do You Carry in Your Pockets During a Round?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: What Do You Carry in Your Pockets During a Round?

It would be an interesting experiment to have a stranger re-arrange what and where we carry stuff while playing golf. Make me, Fish and Beef carry an extra ball in our right pocket. Attach gpickin's phone to his bag. Take away SJ's hankie. Take the spare balls away from MattF and GBogey. Place all ...
by sjduffers
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: What Do You Carry in Your Pockets During a Round?
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: What Do You Carry in Your Pockets During a Round?

Here are my habits and don't make me change that or I'll be flustered for a while... I typically have 5-6 tees in my right front pocket: 1 really tall one for "tee it high and let it fly" driver with wind in the back typically, 2 normal long length for the driver, and 2-3 short ones for the par 3s o...
by sjduffers
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group
Replies: 93
Views: 3510

Re: 2018-2019 Winter Support Group

So I'm kind of obsessed with this 'breaking 80' thing, which might be inhibiting my chances of actually doing it (the obsession thing). Anyway, I browsed another golf site (Sandtrap maybe?) and someone brought up the book 'Extraordinary Golf' (Fred Shoemaker) as one of the key things that pushed th...
by sjduffers
Tue Feb 05, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Course Staff and Rangers
Replies: 18
Views: 758

Re: Course Staff and Rangers

At all the munis where I play, none of the rangers (or marshals) are empowered to do anything about slow play: even when there is a hole open in front of a slow group, they can never make them move and skip a hole, they can only have a talk and that is even too much. I guess the expectation from the...
by sjduffers
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: When is it TOO Cold?
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: When is it TOO Cold?

Way back when I lived in France, the coldest I had been in was maybe -10C, so still positive in Fahrenheit, about 10 I guess. I wouldn't want to be in colder weather than that, although I did make an exception once, in Ottawa when it was -25F: I had to get out because that was the end of a week wher...
by sjduffers
Mon Jan 28, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Cold Weather and Hands
Replies: 28
Views: 1747

Re: Cold Weather and Hands

jasonfish11 wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:24 pm
legitimatebeef wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:54 pm
They should call their gloves Handjoys.
Hmmm telling my wife I want 2 handjoys for my birthday and that I can get them somewhere else for $20 might not go over so well. At least my couch is comfortable.
:rofl
by sjduffers
Wed Jan 23, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2019 PGA Tour thread
Replies: 163
Views: 5541

Re: 2019 PGA Tour thread

There are likely millions out there who end up on their back foot who should actually try to swing like Choi. They'd probably get better results than they do slicing the ball. My thoughts exactly, and not just ending on the back foot, but starting the swing leaning towards the target and transferri...
by sjduffers
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: N.B.A.
Replies: 110
Views: 6934

Re: N.B.A.

This will probably shock you, but I am aware of Lonzo Ball thanks to SNL and it's Lavar Ball impression! :) In truth, I don't follow basketball much (and certainly can't play it), except that in the last few year, I have watched the Warriors' post season and now keep an eye on them and LeBron, witho...
by sjduffers
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The New 2019 Rules
Replies: 62
Views: 2885

Re: The New 2019 Rules

In my view, it's really simple. If the flagstick doesn't lean towards you making the space for the ball to drop too small, or the wind doesn't batter the flagstick back and forth, just leave it in: it's always an advantage in any of those other circumstances, close or far. Let me explain. From a dis...
by sjduffers
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: WTF did you buy today?
Replies: 516
Views: 59241

Re: WTF did you buy today?

I did find a lost (yellow) AVX ball a couple of weeks ago. I have played with it for several rounds and it still looks like new: how? I don't know. I like it ok around the greens, but it feels odd on contact, especially with the driver. Also, I think it doesn't fly as far as the other 2 kinds of bal...
by sjduffers
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2019 Newport Cup - sjduffers & GBogey - Pay Attention
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: 2019 Newport Cup - sjduffers & GBogey - Pay Attention

legitimatebeef wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:26 am
Whoa, you look way younger than that. In my mind's eye, at least.
Well, I feel younger in my mind, too. :) Thanks for the comment man, I appreciate that!
by sjduffers
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2019 Newport Cup - sjduffers & GBogey - Pay Attention
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: 2019 Newport Cup - sjduffers & GBogey - Pay Attention

Well, I am turning 60 in a couple of months, and so I feel like I would be a second version of you. Except I live in Northern California, not close to Hollywood at all. Like I said, it's something to consider and I gave it some thought last time but I was barely under a 10.0 index then. I am more re...
by sjduffers
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: 2019 Newport Cup - sjduffers & GBogey - Pay Attention
Replies: 7
Views: 428

Re: 2019 Newport Cup - sjduffers & GBogey - Pay Attention

I don't know man. It's tempting: we'll see. The video thing kinda freaks me out... The travel may be ok, although I doubt I would be driving more than 11 hours from San Jose to the Phoenix area. In golf terms, I would be massively outdriven, with my puny 220-230 drives (maybe more at Phoenix's altit...
by sjduffers
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Your All Time Easiest Hole?
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Your All Time Easiest Hole?

My lowest average score on a hole (played a good number of times) in the last 4 years is 5.1. It's on a straight par 5 (510 yards), with no bunkers in the fairway or greenside. It is some 50 yards or so out of reach in 2 for me, most times, although I remember going over the green once after a unico...
by sjduffers
Sat Jan 05, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Skygolf360 - RIP???
Replies: 31
Views: 1355

Re: Skygolf360 - RIP???

Doug, I don't know for sure as I don't use the Grint, what I would imagine that posting your last 20 rounds on that site would make your handicap current. You probably don't need full details either, but you may want to post the rounds with those details in order to get accurate stats going forward?
by sjduffers
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Golf on TV Forum
Topic: 2019 PGA Tour thread
Replies: 163
Views: 5541

Re: 2019 PGA Tour thread

Ok. I'll bite. Flag-in putting is making putting easier. Under almost any circumstance, the flag should be left in. Those circumstances are: the flag is leaning towards the golfer and effectively blocking the ball from falling in, or the flagstick is battered by the wind, so that the angle of the ma...