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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:23 pm

Okay, so I went to the range and MAY have figured it out. At least a temporary fix worked. I stopped slicing anyway, but am not really drawing my driver as I would like. Instead, I am getting a slight pull, but straight, or a very slight fade 3-4 yards right of target. In both cases, my ballspeed feels much better. So, I can work with what I had today. Pretty much had to slow my tempo to allow my hips to clear. It worked. I had a lot more control in where the ball went as well as shape. It worked well with driver and helped with all clubs. Distance was back to what I expected. Now I have to try playing another round of golf to test it. In between Mom projects, I still have hopes to play a couple more rounds before I leave on Monday.

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:18 pm

DougE wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:23 pm
Okay, so I went to the range and MAY have figured it out...
:up
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:46 pm

Hit some decent drives on the course today. Figured out irons and generally played okay. Easy Florida county course (116 slope) but with the exception of a couple shots felt like I was playing golf again. Lots of GIRs and fairways, but distance wasn't as long as I would expect. Played an extra club on most shots. Shot 80 with no birdies and no doubles. Think I pissed off the course member I played with. He was pretty confident at the start, after outdriving me on the first hole. That changed quickly as I racked up par after par after par, and bogeyed most of those he doubled.

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Re: February Golf

Post by gpickin » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:00 pm

So I should pitch myself as the Golfer that will make you feel great about your own game?

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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:27 am

gpickin wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:00 pm
So I should pitch myself as the Golfer that will make you feel great about your own game?
Not a bad idea. Come play with me. I could use the confidence. And please, play like shit. I'll ask you back. :o

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Re: February Golf

Post by GBOGEY » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:20 pm

I drove by the course this morning and saw several more guys playing than I expected as it was quite cold. I went myself at 1 pm, barely 40 degrees but sun was shining. Wasn't going to play but then I thought, there you people in the frozen mitten dying for day like this. As it was it was one of my colder rounds of golf.

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Re: February Golf

Post by srogers13 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:39 pm

40* is shorts weather (for me) in Hellabama.
I will stand in the fairway, I want to be out of your range.

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:18 pm

GBOGEY wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:20 pm
I drove by the course this morning and saw several more guys playing than I expected as it was quite cold. I went myself at 1 pm, barely 40 degrees but sun was shining. Wasn't going to play but then I thought, there you people in the frozen mitten dying for day like this. As it was it was one of my colder rounds of golf.
I greatly appreciate your sacrifice to support we northerners with golf talk. :thumbs
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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:20 pm

srogers13 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:39 pm
40* is shorts weather (for me) in Hellabama.
Haven't seen any shorts on the course since December. :o
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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:09 pm

Free for a quick 18 this afternoon. Mid 30s. I waffled very hard but why? Long as I prepare, I won't be cold. Deep winter laziness setting in maybe. Not so high on winter golf at this stage. But. It would be a wasted opportunity you know it and I know it. Stop being so weak and pathetic. There is some snow and ice coming tomorrow. Golf season is on a knife edge now. So I layered up to level 9 (10 is max) and headed out. Sailing NY Harbor right now. Fuck this shit
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Re: February Golf

Post by gpickin » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:35 pm

It was a little wet and windy here

Clutch putt, ny favorite of the windy videos


Mike punching one into the rain


A little wind and rain.


Hitting left into the wind and watching it come flying back

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:02 pm

bkuehn1952 wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:18 pm
GBOGEY wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:20 pm
I drove by the course this morning and saw several more guys playing than I expected as it was quite cold. I went myself at 1 pm, barely 40 degrees but sun was shining. Wasn't going to play but then I thought, there you people in the frozen mitten dying for day like this. As it was it was one of my colder rounds of golf.
I greatly appreciate your sacrifice to support we northerners with golf talk. :thumbs
Also, think how nice Las Vegas will be in October!! :yess
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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:56 pm

48/42 :puke I am surprised I had a putt to break 90. On the course it felt like I was +40 or something. I hung in there, proud of myself. Hit all the back nine fairways, 6 drivers and a 5w. That was fun. I did the black power salute after every par today. On the front nine I couldn't find a swing, meanwhile on the adjacent road the cops were investigating a bad car crash. There was actually one cop on the golf course side of the fence, walking around searching for god knows what. At one point a helicopter hovered over the course. Major distraction. Meanwhile the greens are so gone. I hit the first couple putts about half the distance to the hole. Most of my putts were 4-5-6' past the hole but on the bright side of things I made most of them. I'm glad I went, found some great feels on the back nine. Progress is all that really matters :onfire
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Re: February Golf

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:23 pm

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. At one point a helicopter hovered over the course. Major distraction.
Haha, I'm use to f18s flying over while playing. The chopper wouldn't bother me unless it was low enough for me to hit.
Keep it short stupid.

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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:46 pm

Today is the wintry party mix from hell. I think wintergolf season might've got KO'd. I'm not broken up about it yet though. The course is in such outrageously bad shape anyways. It needs a break.
Build a bridge and get over it.

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Re: February Golf

Post by GBOGEY » Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:20 pm

The weatherman had a big miss last 36 hours. Was supposed to be a light rain last night then 56 with light/no wind today. Instead last night's rain was heavy and today never reached 50 with a strong wind. Course was an absolute mud pit. After waddling through the mud for 4 holes, I saw that on two holes ahead of me the area where I would typically land my drive was totally flooded. Decided it was time to give into temptation and moved up a tee for the last 14 holes. Somehow that ignited me and I played the last 14 holes in -1. During that stretch 9 of 10 drivers found fairway, 10 GIRs, just had one makeable putt lip out. +2 over par 72.

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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:20 pm

Awesome Phil (GBogey). You are now officially the low man on the LegitimateGolf team. That even sounds like a round to be seriously considered for the "Frozen Bawlz" Cup. Good work.

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Re: February Golf

Post by jasonfish11 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:55 am

Very nice
Keep it short stupid.

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Re: February Golf

Post by MattF » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:25 am

Good work in what sounds like terrible conditions.
Throw me another ball will ya!

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Re: February Golf

Post by GBOGEY » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:21 am

If playing from the senior tees is what makes me play good golf, may have to consider moving up when I turn 55 in a few months.

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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:53 am

55? Pffft. You're still a young man. C'mon. Gimme a break. Shooting those low scores, I think you should be moving BACK, to the Championship tees! 7200 yards, baby! Leave the senior tees to us old guys.

Seriously, I'm thinking I'll move back up to the white tees without feeling like a whimp in a couple years, maybe after I hit 65. 6500-6600 yards is pushing it for me now. But I'll try to hang in there for a couple more seasons. Maybe.

In the meantime, while still playing the blues, I will continue to hone my 3W skills off the deck. I seem to need 3W a lot, so I get plenty of practice with it. More than I would like, actually. Looking forward to some 450 yard par 5s from the whites in a few years.

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Re: February Golf

Post by bkuehn1952 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:23 pm

GBOGEY wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 9:21 am
If playing from the senior tees is what makes me play good golf, may have to consider moving up when I turn 55 in a few months.
In extreme conditions, playing the course shorter only makes sense. 20-30 yards a drive (14 x) and losing another 20-30 on the four 2nd shots on par 5's adds 360 to 540 yards. I typically do not tee it up from tees longer than 6,500 and mostly play from 5,900 to 6,300. If I were to play a 6,500 yard course in early spring, it is like playing 7,000+ yards.

When I am playing well in good conditions, I do not expect to hit most approach shots with a fairway wood or hybrid. But that is what happens when I bite off more than I can chew, course length-wise. I don't need practice hitting a 3-wood approach, when in season I typically hit an iron or wedge.
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Re: February Golf

Post by GBOGEY » Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:31 pm

So I've been resisting moving up tees despite the conditions because I wanted to work on my longer shots, mainly 5i and 6i, but in reality I was hitting lots of Hybrids and FWs and if things are really wet there are 2-3 holes I can't reach in 2 so it was frustrating. The other issue is that one of my first weekends here last year I played up due to wind and wetness and had my first par 5 eagle, which I refer to as the faux eagle because it was from the senior tees. So another reason to not play up was I want real eagles, not have faux eagles. It actually occurred to me on Sunday that if I somehow birdied the last two holes that I would have my first under par round, but then it would be a faux under par. I took care of that by going par / bogey.

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Re: February Golf

Post by legitimatebeef » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:02 am

Thinking of getting out there this afternoon. Around 40 degrees, which used to mean empty course. Nowadays, area golfers seem to have lowered their threshold. None of this makes any sense. Remember a few years ago when everyone was cryin' about disappearing golf courses and shrinking patronage? Not hearing much about that now. Business is great from what I can tell.
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Re: February Golf

Post by DougE » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:34 am

legitimatebeef wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:02 am
Thinking of getting out there this afternoon. Around 40 degrees, which used to mean empty course. Nowadays, area golfers seem to have lowered their threshold. None of this makes any sense. Remember a few years ago when everyone was cryin' about disappearing golf courses and shrinking patronage? Not hearing much about that now. Business is great from what I can tell.
Agreed. It is so annoying.

The only way I can get my course all to myself these days is to go out when it is 35-40 degrees with wind and rain. I might do that later. 39* and showers forecast. It's supposed to be 60* tomorrow. Ugh. Every Tom, Dick and Harry will be out there, playing in the mud and thinking their score matters to the world. Just hit the f'king ball dammit! :fk

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