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Bucki1968

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About Bucki1968

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  • Birthday 10/06/1968

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    Tampa

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  1. Bucki1968

    NHL 2017-2018

    After watching more of the Vegas team during the playoffs, I can see why they are where they are. They have some great veteran players (picked up from other teams) mixed with some good young guys. I still think they are not going to get by the Lightning, but they did beat them the only time I saw them (Vegas) this season at Amalie. I believe that Vegas beat Tampa in Vegas also. That being said....Tampa had a losing record against Jersey and Boston and took care of them.
  2. Bucki1968

    What Is Your Favorite Movie About Each Sport?

    Football: Friday night Lights: I have been a high school coach for the past 15 years so this one was easy. Baseball: Money Ball: Even non-baseball fans like this movie. Basketball: Hoosiers: classic Hockey: Slapshot: Another classic. Enough said. Soccer: Auto Racing: Days of Thunder: I guess....don't know why. Top Gun in a race car? Bowling: Surfing: Golf: Caddyshack ; Just a classic. Boxing: Rocky 4: Apollo dies, Rocky goes to Russia, beats up Drago, becomes legand in Soviet Union. Other: Seabiscuit : Another movie you don't have to be a horse racing fan to like.
  3. Bucki1968

    NHL 2017-2018

    Well I guess for all those people who thought the Vegas Knights where not for real (including myself)....they are.
  4. Bucki1968

    Dealing with slow play

    Played yesterday with two other people (actually two young guys on high school teams in the area). We walked and played 9 holes in one hour and 15 minutes. Again...course not exceptionally busy. We did have a little bit of a wait on the last two holes. I think it also makes a big difference in the skill level of the players in a group. Better players (I would think) would play faster (taking lest strokes to get the ball in the hole). But I still say golf should never take 4 hours. I can't even think how many times I 've watched some group ahead of me reading putts on the green so they can make their double/triple bogies. I think a lot of golfers watch too much golf on TV and think that's how it's done. I always liked the "while we're young" promotion that the PGA/USGA used to use.
  5. I have gone to the cart bag. I use a push cart when I walk (which is most of the time). I have never had any physical issues that required a push cart but it's a hell of a lot easier to push the bag around than carry it on my back. You still get all the benefits of the exercise and you can carry more stuff if you want to.
  6. Bucki1968

    Poor Lucas Glover

    Didn't he have some other issues with a previous wife? Or it might have been something to do with his family?
  7. Bucki1968

    Do you use a rangefinder?

    I have a Callaway range finder I bought from a guy on Craigslist for $60.00. It works good enough for me. I have found that I use it more for finding yardages to spots (other than the green) more than the flag.
  8. Bucki1968

    NHL 2017-2018

    Well the Lightning finally showed up last night....might be to little to late.
  9. Bucki1968

    Dealing with slow play

    I'm probably in the minority saying this but I don't think a round of golf should ever be more than 4 hours on any golf course. I played 18 holes last night in 2.5 hours. I played through two groups. Course was not very busy. And I was walking (push cart).
  10. Bucki1968

    Is Joe LaCava Tiger's Best Choice of Caddie?

    I think what the "veteran caddies" are referring to was the use of range finders (that show slope etc.) and the yardage books that have already been created over the years. I do agree with you about being able to see something that your player may not as far as being swing related. It seems like caddies these days are almost as much psychologist as they are a "looper".
  11. Bucki1968

    Is Joe LaCava Tiger's Best Choice of Caddie?

    Not sure how many of you get Golf Digest but in last month's issue there was a good article about being a caddie on tour. The veteran caddies were essentially stating that the new caddies are basically just a bunch of "yes men" who want to keep their jobs. Technology has made their jobs much easier so pulling clubs and reading putts isn't the required skill it used to be. And let's face it....many caddies are making some big bucks. I would love to carry Justin Thomas's bag for a couple years (or any of the other top 100 players).
  12. Bucki1968

    Y’all ever sneak on to a course?

    I have snuck on the golf course and done a few other things (other than play golf).
  13. Bucki1968

    Closed Courses You Formerly Played

    I used to play a nice little 9 hole course in Kalamazoo Mi. Ironically it was called Oakland Hills. Also in Lakeland Fl. Bridgewater closed (it was featured on HBO sports). Bridgewater was a really good track. I hated to see that one go. We just had one re-open that had been closed (Plantation Palms) just north of Tampa with new owners who are apparently sinking some money into it. I know of a couple more in the Kalamazoo area in Michigan that have closed (Indian Hills is one).
  14. Bucki1968

    Y’all ever sneak on to a course?

    About 17-18 years ago I was playing with a friend of mine at the Augusta Country Club. I want to say it's the 10th hole that backs up to Augusta National. We were playing in the summer so the National was not open but you could see down on a pretty good chunk of Amen corner. So I jumped the fence and tried to run down to hole 11 (I think) just to hit one shot towards the green. They must have had cameras or something because no one was around when I decided to jump the fence and within about 5 minutes I could see some people driving carts towards me. I took off and jumped back over the fence. We headed back to the parking lot, got in the car and took off. So I don't know if that counts as sneaking on the golf course. I did hit the shot.
  15. Bucki1968

    Claim Your Achievements Here!

    Okay...I've done it before but it's been awhile so....I broke par at Northdale golf club, Tampa, Shot 69.
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