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  1. Thank you for participating in ask my anything, Michael as well as for bringing over speed training to the forefront of the game. I was in the original MGS test group and I must say that I saw speed gains and do long as I do at least one workout a week I have been able to maintain them. Having written that I’m also an aging golfer. Protocols that call for 90 or more full swings, dominant and non-dominant combined seem to be out of reach for me and I’m in reasonable shape for my age. Any thoughts on offering an adjustable age related set of protocols that allow a person to still see gains while protecting them from nagging injuries or age related aches and pains? Thanks and best wishes for your ongoing success.
  2. Fortunately I have mine positioned in such a way that I couldn’t hit anything other than trees or water. Wedge was consistently hitting the top part of the target. What do you launch your wedges at? Most of us launch our wedges way too high. @Twin - I’ve never owned a net before but have certainly used them a lot when I lived in Wisconsin and Indiana. Those were commercial nets of course. I prefer my personal Spornia. It’s a comfortable size, you don’t feel as if you are going to miss it. The ball always comes right back to you. After a few shots with shag bag balls I switched to one of my used gamers from my bag. The target is clear and at the right height for most shots. probably the biggest thing to test is longevity and we won’t be able to do that. I would imagine that’s a huge attribute that sets these nets apart.
  3. Great news - that swab test came back negative! I tried 8 iron on the Rapsodo today and was able to measure it although I'm not convinced about the accuracy. I also tried some drivers with my radar, a handful off the mat and another handful tee'd up off the ground. I was about 3 mph faster off the ground than net - 93 to 90 mph - much closer to my normal which is 94. I will not be on the net again until Tuesday - real range tomorrow, work Saturday - Monday - evening free on Tuesday. Remember that I'm strictly the outdoor guy so any Net questions about that part of the test? Let me know and I will either try and answer or check it out in Tuesday's session. I didn't measure anything but I had no trouble hitting gap wedge today. Still plenty of room to hit less club and not worry about going over the top.
  4. Well I did feel a bit better today certainly more confident that this is a bug and not the COVID I was tested for. I got the net set up fairly quickly on a nice piece of level ground. We will need to mow the lawn one last time before it goes dormant for the winter but haven't yet because all of a sudden it's been so dry. After a bit of experimentation I was able to get the rapsodo to work! I will admit that it was a bit scary at first as I had to move the mat back much farther than the 8 feet indicated on my unit. I'm thinking I was closer to 12 honestly and that brought miss into play, at least in my mind's eye. After 3 or 4 swings though I was able to cut loose. My speed was off from normal even on the faster ones. That could be because I am sick or because I'm on a mat on dry ground. Regardless it worked! I left the net up as I have a fenced in back yard, there's no chance of rain until Sunday and I want to hit some more shots tomorrow. After that I will take it down, that should be a hoot. Stop back tomorrow for more...
  5. Does this count? Serioudly we are working on a refi to create a fully ADA compliant bathroom and bedroom suite for Penny.
  6. I agree with this advice - do you know how far you carry your 3 wood? It’s entirely possible, even likely, that you may hit something between 18-16.5 farther and straighter. Good luck
  7. Well I did feel a bit better today certainly more confident that this is a bug and not the COVID I was tested for. I got the net set up fairly quickly on a nice piece of level ground. We will need to mow the lawn one last time before it goes dormant for the winter but haven't yet because all of a sudden it's been so dry. After a bit of experimentation I was able to get the rapsodo to work! I will admit that it was a bit scary at first as I had to move the mat back much farther than the 8 feet indicated on my unit. I'm thinking I was closer to 12 honestly and that brought miss into play, at least in my mind's eye. After 3 or 4 swings though I was able to cut loose. My speed was off from normal even on the faster ones. That could be because I am sick or because I'm on a mat on dry ground. Regardless it worked! I left the net up as I have a fenced in back yard, there's no chance of rain until Sunday and I want to hit some more shots tomorrow. After that I will take it down, that should be a hoot. Stop back tomorrow for more...
  8. Well well well - it was a horrible day today as I woke up not feeling all that well. I think that I have a sinus infection, first time sick in nearly two years. Unfortunately while my doctor agrees with me he's cautious so it was meet the tech in the parking lot, get swabbed, go home, drink fluids and isolate for 72 hours until the results come back. I called to give my wife the news and she said there was a package for me on the front porch that I should bring around to the back of the house where I will be living for the next 3 days. So here it finally was, my COVID delayed Spornia Net on the day that I got to take my first COVID test. How appropriate. I was able to get it off the back porch, into the back yard and opened. As you can see it is very well packaged. The instructions appear simple enough whether it's the paper one in the set or the video that the QR code found there accesses. If I feel better tomorrow I will set it up and give it a try. After all I'm stuck in the back part of the house right now so anything goes back here. Check in and see how I do with it, tomorrow. I can't wait!
  9. I think this happens to all of us from time to time. Life has its ups and downs weird events like you’ve described occur and subtly, without even realizing it, there’s an impact on our desire to play. I don’t know when your season ends - is there enough time to plan a round at a special course and then work towards playing it? That often kicks my desire for playing back into gear. Good luck
  10. I just played in a scramble this weekend. The rules were very simple, 1 club length for approach shots, 6 inches on the green, no closer to the hole, rough had to stay in rough, highest allowable score was bogey. We had a side wager that included some additional stuff but that was on us - we weren't going to win the actual scramble with the team that we assembled that we did win our side bet which then rolled over to a double or nothing match play scramble at a different course on Sunday - that had a club pro playing two balls and choosing the best one from a back set of tees while we played a scramble from the senior tees. And we were allowed three call backs on his shots. It was a 14 hole match because my friend lives off the 14th green and has the best home bar that you've ever seen. We closed him out on 13 3 and 1. We then hit a tee shot on the par 3 15th closest to the pin for another carry over - man did he loose some money -
  11. Had a buddies weekend to celebrate each of us turning 65 this year. Played great on Friday and shot 72 - best round of the year actually. We played in a large charity scramble on Saturday - tons of fun - nice swag - we had a side bet with the pro at my buddies club - we needed to break 67 or make 7 birdies. I hit a beautiful 5 wood on our first hole - a 190 yard par 3 to about 20 feet and bang first putter knocks it in. I hit a great drive to 100 out and a good wedge to 15 feet and boom second putter knocks it in. That was the last time that I was heard from for the next 9 holes - so frustrating - too much to drink the night before and they had some sort of booze give away on every other hole at this outing. But as a team we kept. Then as quickly as it left, I found it again, striped one down the middle on a par 5 and someone put it on the front edge - birdie to get to 6 under. Dogleg left around a pond and I flew some trees on the corner leaving us 70 in, wedge on, birdie. We used my drive on 6 of the last 7 holes. Shot a respectable 8 under after a lovely 6 hours on the course - went home and slept for three hours before the poker game…. That ended up with a double or nothing bet with the pro who played cards with us - our scramble team from the senior tees verses him from the men’s tees and he got to play two balls - but we got 3 call backs. Match play We closed him out on 15! Great weekend, good, bad and ugly golf, tons of fun. I’m up at 430 this morning because my body aches all over - I could use a recovery day but it’s back to work for me. The course we played the Saturday round on is one I haven’t played in a while. It really reminded me of how much distance you loose with age. They had everyone play from a set of tees shorter than I would normally have played from in former years. On most holes that meant we were driving it where I used to drive it from much farther back. Oh well, at least I’m upright and can still play.
  12. I'm going to jump in here. Most of the time what we think is high, really isn't at all, in fact it's often not a high enough launch. Also the advice that came earlier, about flex and weight of a shaft not being important was debatable at best - shaft weight is extremely important for most golfers. In the end its really impossible for anyone here to give sound advice because we haven't seen you swing and we don't know what your numbers are. If you can't or won't get on a trackman my best advice would be to just keep working on it - how does the ball react when it comes down? How does the ball react on shots into the wind? Are you able to control your trajectory with them? What's the shot shape like on good strikes compared to your old irons? Have you ever taken lessons? Would you take lessons? Those are all questions that need to be answered in order to be truly helpful and even then while there are some knowledgeable people in this thread we aren't teachers. I'm reading stuff about setting wrists - the last two teachers that I have had have never mentioned that - perhaps I do it well but I think it's because they expect the wrists to set as a result of other things that are happening in the swing. Good luck.
  13. This is great news - I also think they should consider a revision based on age. My body doesn’t handle the volume of swings that are called for well at all. Especially with the red stick. I’m about to come off of maintenance and resume protocols
  14. I was having such a nice practice session until I walked over to the practice green and the s!$@:s popped up out of nowhere with my 59. I eliminating them after a bit with full shots back on the range and the 59 is out, replaced by my SCOR 60. I did monkey with the loft settings on my driver before settling back to what worked at my fitting - 1 lower. Mainly hit random shots once my issue was resolved - sort of a simulated round.
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