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by bryan k
Wed May 17, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: How to use alignment rods
Replies: 5
Views: 911

Re: How to use alignment rods

I have never used alignment rods for anything except my feet. I have used the baseboards to practice the pendulum motion, though, which is close. When swinging full clubs, if I'm using an alignment rod on my swing, it would be due to an over-the-top motion. I find that putting a physical obstruction...
by bryan k
Wed May 17, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Crossword Puzzles
Replies: 19
Views: 2028

Re: Crossword Puzzles

Sudoku seems too much like work for me to enjoy.

Seriously, people actually do that crap for fun?

I do enjoy a good crossword puzzle from time to time, though.
by bryan k
Mon May 15, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: If You Could Play Golf as Often as You Prefer, How Often?
Replies: 19
Views: 2617

Re: If You Could Play Golf as Often as You Prefer, How Often?

Please, report back to us with the results. This sounds like a "grab a beer and a chair" moment. Notice, I didn't say anything incriminating, so you don't have to delete my post. When I lived up north, I played just about every day from the time that the course opened in the spring to the time the c...
by bryan k
Mon May 15, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The greatest of all time.
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: The greatest of all time.

Darren Erstad hit two of those 450 foot long balls off of me in high school. In the same inning. But I digress. There is nothing subjective about rating statistical performances where all other factors are normalized. This is something I have to do with regularity at work. When we are comparing metr...
by bryan k
Mon May 15, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The greatest of all time.
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: The greatest of all time.

I completely disagree. Baseball is a completely statistical game. It's an argument that I have been making since I was introduced to SABRmetrics in the late 80s. I was the king of my table top league because of the fact that I treated the works of Bill James as gospel, and it took the rest of the bi...
by bryan k
Mon May 15, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month
Replies: 251
Views: 33413

Re: Describe Your Best Shot of the Month

I played a local executive course over the weekend. On this course, the last two holes are pure, unadulterated evil. Number 17 is a long par 3 where, if it lands short, it's going to roll down into never-never land. That's a euphamism for a a deep ravine that is impossible to hit out of. I've played...
by bryan k
Mon May 15, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The People Who Annoy You
Replies: 49
Views: 4930

Re: The People Who Annoy You

People who retry their putts annoy the crap out of me. I mean, if there is a pile up on the next tee, by all means...go for it. If you are waiting for me to hole out so you can rehit your putt instead of, say, going to grab the pin, I have zero patience. I will walk off the green at that point leavi...
by bryan k
Thu May 11, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The greatest of all time.
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: The greatest of all time.

I kind of agree with you when it comes to football. You cannot compare Tom Brady to the quarterbacks of the past because the quarterbacks of the past took a huge beating just to go on the field every Sunday. We're comparing two completely different games with no statistical ability to track actual p...
by bryan k
Thu May 11, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The greatest of all time.
Replies: 13
Views: 1862

Re: The greatest of all time.

"Greatest of all time" is a very broad description. You need a qualifier in order to be able to make the claim about anyone. I would argue that with a qualifier, there is a way to rate the greatest of all time by simply comparing that player to his or her contemporaries. I would also argue that one ...
by bryan k
Wed May 10, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The DEALS! Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 2339

Re: The DEALS! Thread

The reason courses use GolfNow is because it's a form of advertisement. The local Phoenix municipal courses are a great example. When I moved here in 2012, they weren't filling their tee sheets. They enlisted the help of GolfNow to list tee times online. Some courses host their own online tee time r...
by bryan k
Wed May 10, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The People Who Annoy You
Replies: 49
Views: 4930

Re: The People Who Annoy You

People who don't know how to back up their opinions annoy the crap out of me. If you can't back up your opinion, that opinion is completely worthless to me. Sure, everyone has a right to an opinion, but it is a fact that some opinions are simply wrong. Most of the people who annoy me, though, are on...
by bryan k
Wed May 10, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: The People Who Annoy You
Replies: 49
Views: 4930

Re: The People Who Annoy You

Oh, man. I used to so totally be the "I usually play better than this" guy. But I learned the error of my ways because i was also annoyed by that guy. I also began to realize as I played more and more that I could tell the general skill level of a player based on watching him or her swing. And then ...
by bryan k
Mon May 08, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Knowing When It is Time to Move Up or Quit
Replies: 5
Views: 910

Re: Knowing When It is Time to Move Up or Quit

My basic rule of thumb is pretty simple. I don't like having approach shots outside of 150. The hardest holes in the world are the 200 yard par 3s where I might be able to hit the green one out of 20 times. If I'm playing a par 4, having a shot like that after a good drive is something that is compl...
by bryan k
Mon May 08, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: What's in your bag?
Replies: 39
Views: 4338

Re: What's in your bag?

The mainstays: Driver: Ping G15 Fairway Wood: Ping K15 I need a bit more forgiveness with the fairway wood, so I opt for the more forgiving K-series. Irons: Adams Idea Pro Black Forged Adams Idea Pro Taylor Made Rescue I switch it up a bit. When my game was in top form, I used the Pro Black Forged m...
by bryan k
Tue May 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: How do you find a good instructor
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: How do you find a good instructor

legitimatebeef wrote:I am interested in this Debbie Donger of whom you speak.
It's not the same Debbie who did Dallas, if you're wondering.
by bryan k
Mon May 01, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: The Other Forum (anything)
Topic: Sort of Humorous
Replies: 18
Views: 2433

Re: Sort of Humorous

Dude...I can get a free meal on my birthday at Denny's?
by bryan k
Mon May 01, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: How do you find a good instructor
Replies: 11
Views: 1514

Re: How do you find a good instructor

I've seen quite a few instructors over the years. I don't think there is any folly in "cheating" on your instructor. The courses I got lessons from back home would pair you with an instructor based on what you were trying to learn and what your handicap was. I saw three different instructors at two ...
by bryan k
Mon May 01, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Bunker Play
Replies: 15
Views: 1317

Re: Bunker Play

My bunker play is fine. I don't get up-and-down from bunkers nearly as much as I'd like to, but I'm honestly not trying to be accurate from a bunker, either. My mentality when I have a wedge in my hand is to try to predict how a ball will roll out if I can get it to land on a spot. The closer I am t...
by bryan k
Mon May 01, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Golf (skate) Board
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Re: Golf (skate) Board

Yeah...these seem kind of stupid for me. I mean, the only real advantage to getting a cart, as far as I'm concerned, is the fact that I get to sit.
by bryan k
Mon May 01, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: What will help you the most?
Replies: 17
Views: 2126

Re: What will help you the most?

Unquestionably, for me, it's driver accuracy. A typical round for me is that a third of my drives are good shots. I'm more than happy with my distance on these shots. A third of them are passable shots where the distance and placement doesn't take a birdie completely out of play. A third of them cos...
by bryan k
Mon May 01, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: MY Health
Replies: 5
Views: 984

Re: MY Health

It's great to hear from you, Mr. Jones! I've missed your eloquent banter.
by bryan k
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Rules Seminar
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Rules Seminar

Well...one thing that sucks is that there are two municipal golf courses that I regularly play at that have gravel "areas" where carts drive that are considered "in play". Well, they aren't exactly gravel. It's kind of like a mixture of sand and dirt. It's really hard, it's really fine, and it has a...
by bryan k
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: The Golf Technique Forum
Topic: New Spikes - Stand Taller?
Replies: 5
Views: 1073

Re: New Spikes - Stand Taller?

I am convinced of it. I cannot execute a decent shot without a good pair of spikes. As I said, it's the one piece of equipment I won't compromise on.
by bryan k
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Rules Seminar
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Rules Seminar

Just to be clear, all of what I said above is "within the context of the rules".
by bryan k
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: The Legitimategolf Forum
Topic: Rules Seminar
Replies: 14
Views: 1727

Re: Rules Seminar

This has been the most stimulating conversation I've had in a while. I just spent 8 hours trying to explain to people how to use email. Get ready, folks. We are entering a generation where the kids entering the workforce have never used anything except mobile devices. Freaking 18 year old trainees h...