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Mike Lambert

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  1. Yikes, that is cold for golf! I'm just starting to get less awkward on those single step swings, it's going to be pretty funny when I get to the doubles. One more week before the kneeling swings for me, I think that will be interesting too. I bookmarked for inspiration this instagram video that was posted about 10 pages back:
  2. Just finished week 5 - mostly an off week, but felt good today. Saturday, I played virtual golf with a couple of buddies, first time I've swung at a ball since the end of October, so I was all over the place and it was hard to tell if there was any effect from the speed training, but I did hit a couple of drives about 20 yards longer than I normally hit in real life, so I'm going glass half full here. Only got 2 sessions in (Wed & Fri) this week, last weekend turned out pretty busy - I was planning to get a session in Sunday after church, but ended up going to 11:30 Mass instead of my usual 9:30 (we had the neighbors over to watch football and stayed up later than usual), so that threw the day off...then Mondays I get up at 5 to go to the gym and got lazy when I got home after work...and Tuesday is bowling night...Excuses - if you don't like one, I've got plenty more Wednesday's session was the slowest speeds I've had since week 1, which was discouraging, but today I had a nice jump across the board, definitely my highest average across the 39 swings in the protocol.
  3. Fun candlepin fact: the highest score ever recorded is 245 (it's been done twice, once in 1984 and tied in 2011).
  4. For sure, I'm in a candlepin league here in MA, I like it much more than 10 pin, but you're right, it's quite a bit harder. I'm around the middle of the pack with an 87 average - the top guy is around 100 - 102.
  5. When I first stumbled upon this forum, I happened to notice in the intros to the testers on the first page Kenny B linked to then new protocols and warm up that the testers were asked to use - these are updates to what is currently on the SuperSpeed site, and I believe it was mentioned here that these new versions will soon replace what's currently on the SS site: An overview of the SuperSpeed Golf system protocols is provided here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/8mxwr5vfa1ksvmf/Protocol Outline Packet.pdf?dl=0 The warmup routines are provided here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/2918b36vvlj9vn1/Warm_Up.mp4?dl=0 I've been following these protocols.
  6. Thanks! I'll definitely put the radar on top of something, that's a great suggestion.
  7. That's great! I'll definitely give the warm-up a try at the course, at least the parts my friends won't laugh too much at!
  8. After 30 minutes it seems like a warm-up would wear off, like you saw with the frost delay. I generally car pool with 2 of the guys I play with since we live close together, so the drive time is about the same as yours. What I've done is some stretching and some swings in the yard before leaving the house, but I usually feel like by the time we tee off, any benefit has worn off. Looking forward to using the SS warm up protocol this spring when I start playing again...not sure if I'd be brave enough to do some Cats & Dogs next to the 1st tee while waiting our turn though
  9. I actually purchased my set last May, but only used the them 2 or 3 times, so I think you are right about the discipline part - I definitely didn't have it, it's really seeing what everyone on this forum is doing that's has me on track now. Kind of an accountability I think. Luckily I have a garage, although the ceiling is a little lower than I'd like, took me a few swings to convince myself that I wasn't going to hit it. A bit too cold outside here in Massachusetts for doing this outside most days.
  10. Hey guys! Glad to see some new people jumping on board like me as "unofficial" testers. Also have to admit I'm a little jealous of some of the speeds I'm seeing here - some of those are numbers I'll only see on my meat thermometer when I leave a steak on the grill a little too long! But that's my fault for waiting until I was 54 to start playing golf. Finished my 4th week of the first level protocol this morning. Still nursing the end of a headcold/sinus infection, but today the speed started to come back after dropping off for about 5 sessions - my final three swings with the green club were 102, 104, and 105, which is the first time I've had 3 swings in a row over 100, so things are heading in the right direction! I kinda suspect that 107 the first week was really just a mistake by the radar, next highest swing that first week was 96. Lefty swing (non-dominant) is starting to come along, but still feeling a bit awkward, and I'm also having some trouble getting the radar to pick up some swings (mostly on the left side), so I'll have to re-read those radar tips. Tomorrow I'll be playing at the golf simulator, first time actually trying to hit a ball since I started the SS training, it'll be interesting to see how that goes.
  11. Now that's cool! Over the past 5 - 10 years, we've had a wild turkey population boom where I live, there are a couple of flocks of 10 or 15 turkeys that wander around the neighborhood, it's a pretty impressive sight. When my dog got old and just liked laying in the sun in the front yard, one of the turkeys would sit on the front steps and keep her company once in a while.
  12. Been mostly like that in my neck of the woods since November 1st - when the temp manages to get warm enough to be outside, it's rainy. Luckily I have a garage - I've only been able to do the SS protocol outdoor once and that'll probably continue until late March. I have to admit I'm just a little jealous of the guys that can get out and play a round this time of year.
  13. Excellent! I didn't see much difference between days 1 and 2, but I did see a pretty big jump on day 3. Week 2 was a about a 5 mph jump on average across the board. Just finished week 3, and was back down a little, but I'm chalking that up to Christmas week.
  14. Merry (3rd day of) Christmas everyone! Haven't had much chance to stop by here the past week or so, and like Kenny, my speeds are down a bit this week what with some travelling, holiday activities & eating, and a bit of a cold thrown in for good measure, but I've managed to keep on track with my Mon-Wed-Fri schedule, so I'm happy.
  15. Just finished my second week, not bad considering I went out twice after work this week for a few beers, something I don't usually do. Also feeling a little sore now, figure that will wear off in another week or so as I continue. Final 3 swings today were 102, 104, and 105. After some swings, I feel like maybe I held back just a little...as I get more conscious of that I think it will go away. Kind of like that tee shot on the first hole, sometime there is one too may golf thought running around in my head ;-).
  16. That's certainly true for me! I was thinking of taping some lefty swings and submitting to America's Funniest Home Videos.
  17. Great topic! Currently besides golf, during the winter, I participate in a candlepin bowling league. For those of you outside MA, NH, Maine, and the Canadian Maritime Providences, here’s a peek:
  18. You did Rev, and probably would not have posted here on the new member board if you hadn't suggested it - thanks!
  19. Thanks Kenny! Thanks to what you guys doing the testing are posting, I am definitely on board with the SS clubs, will finish week 2 of level 1 Friday. I agree on the warm-up routine too, I like it a lot.
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